Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Usain Bolt garners triple-triple Gold with win in 4x100m relay

Narada Desk | August 20, 2016 10:39 am Print
Clinching the Gold for the third straight time in this race, Bolt has claimed the ninth Olympic Gold of in his career
Usain Bolt

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has scripted history in Olympic by carving his name in record book as he adds another Gold medal in the 4×100 relay final on Friday.

Clinching the Gold for the third straight time in this race, Bolt has claimed the ninth Gold of in his career in Olympic Games.

Bold won the 100 meters, the 200 meters and the 4×100-meter relay in Beijing in 2008, London in 2012 and Rio in 2016.

He grabbed the first Gold in 100m and 200m on Thursday evening.

With the historic victory, the ace sprinter tied American sprinter and long jumper Carl Lewis and Finnish distance runner Paavo Nurmi as the only other track and field athletes to win nine Golds.

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, who upped his record to 23 with five golds in Rio, is the only Olympian to win more than Bolt.

“I told you guys I was gonna do it,” the never-modest Bolt told NBC. “I’ve set the bar high. That’s what I came here to do. I’m extremely proud of myself.”