Usain Bolt Wins 3rd Gold Medal at 2013 World Athletics Championships
Usain Bolt won another gold medal at the World Track and Field Championships on Sunday in Moscow, this time anchoring the Jamaican 4x100-meter relay team in a narrow victory over the United States.
BBC Sport shared a great shot of Bolt nearing the finish line in the tight race:
According to NBC OlympicTalk’s Nick Zaccardi, Bolt received the baton on a clean handoff and took off sprinting, quickly surpassing Justin Gatlin of the USA, who dealt with an ugly exchange that submarined America’s chances at gold.
The Jamaican side—comprised of Nesta Carter, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Nickel Ashmeade and Bolt—finished the race in 37.36 seconds, just ahead of the U.S. time of 37.66.
Great Britain initially took bronze with a time of 37.80 seconds, but they were disqualified for an illegal pass, which allowed Canada to reach the podium.
Bolt, widely regarded as the world’s fastest man, won his first gold in Moscow during the 100-meter early last week and followed it up with a first-place finish in the 200-meter on Saturday.
The 26-year-old joined an elite group that includes Allyson Felix, Michael Johnson and Carl Lewis as the only runners with eight career gold medals at the World Championships, per Zaccardi.
Bolt celebrated the victory by throwing his golden shoes into the crowd and dancing on his bare feet.
Will Usain Bolt dominate the 2016 Olympics?
He certainly has cause for jubilation, as his 10th career World Championship medal ties Lewis for the most hardware earned in this event by a male participant, also per Zaccardi.
Bolt expects to extend his dominance during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, as he claimed in July.
The fastest man on earth continues to captivate global audiences and threaten records.
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