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Usain Bolt completes ‘treble treble’ of Olympic golds


Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt made history once again by completing a unique ‘treble treble’ of Olympic gold medals.

Bolt ensured Jamaica won gold in the 4x100m relay after already retaining the 100m and 200m titles with ease himself.

The results of the relay were Jamaica finishing first with a time of 37.27 seconds, followed by Japan with 37.60 earning the silver and Canada running 37.64 to take the bronze.

Team GB were down in fifth while the United States were disqualified and are awaiting the result of their appeal.

This now means the world-famous sprinter has claimed the three honours in the last three Olympic games; Beijing, London and now Rio.

He goes down as one of the greatest athletes of all time after winning all nine of the Olympic finals in which he has contested.

As well as his elite selection of medals Bolt has the world records to his name.

His 200m time of 19.30 broke the record at Beijing 2008 while the 36.84 in the 4x100m relay at London 2012 was another world record.

Bolt will always be remembered for his 100m feat at the Berlin World Champions in 2009, smashing the world record and his previous best with a time of 9.58.

Rio may well be the 29-year-old’s last Olympics as Bolt has openly talked of his retirement, despite pressure from his Jamaican teammate Yohan Blake.

His plans to retire from the sport are after the London World Championships next year as he attempts to sign off his remarkable career in style.

About Mark Sheppard

I am an 18-year-old Journalism and Media student at De Montfort University, Leicester. I enjoy writing, especially about sport because my interests involve football, snooker, rugby, F1 and tennis.

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