World record 4x100m Gold for Jamaica

Nesta Carter, Micheal Frater, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell teamed up to take the 4x100m relay in world record time giving Jamaica it’s 6th gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games. After the female team failed to bring the baton around the track safely all eyes were on the men to step up and perform and that is exactly what they did.


Usain Bolt passes the baton to Asafa Powell on the final leg on his way to a new world record (photo by Xinhua)

Nesta Carter ran aa excellent first leg before passing the baton to the reliable Michael Frater, who handed on to Usain “lightening” Bolt before Asafa Powell powered down the straight like a man on a mission to vitory. This latest medal brings Jamaica’s tally to 10 – 6 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze our best ever perfomance at the Olympic Games and we are in contention for more medals in the 4×400 relay finals which start tommorow.

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