3 Golds, 3 World Records, Bolt & Asafa Mash It Up In 4×100 Relay Final

Photo credit – International Herald Tribute

37.10 secs became the new world record when the Jamaican team powered their way down to the finish line in the 4x100m relay this morning, as Asafa Powell anchor home the Jamaician leg to a blistering gold medal finsh, smashing a previous record of 37.40 set in 1992 Barcelona by 0.30 secs.

Said Bolt  to BBC, “I asked the guys for it and they said ‘yes, we’re going out there to do it’.

“I’m just happy and grateful because we worked hard for it.

Once again as predicted  it was a 1,2 finsh for the Caribbean [like the 100m final]  with Trinidad winning the silver medal as Richard Thompson was the man to bring his team home in 37.11 secs.

Strong favourites Jamaica however ruined their gold medal chances in the women 4x100m relay final when the bungle baton exchange beween Simpson and Stewart denied Veronica Campbell-Brown her chance and their country a gold medal victory. Russia won the race.


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