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Jamaica smashes 4x100m record on the way to London Olympic Gold
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Jamaica smashes 4x100m record on the way to London Olympic Gold

Usain Bolt won his third gold medal of the 2012 Olympics as he anchored Jamaica's sprint relay team to a sensational world record. Jamaica's quartet clocked 36.84 seconds to smash the old mark by two-tenths of a second and leave the USA team with silver. Nesta Carter and Michael Frater produced excellent first and second legs but it was 100m and 200m silver medallist Yohan Blake's blistering third leg that set the platform.Bolt provided the perfect finale - exploding away to leave Ryan Bailey trailing as the capacity crowd stood to acclaim him. Canada were initially given bronze before being disqualified when third-leg runner Jared Connaughton was seen to have stepped inside his lane, meaning Trinidad and Tobago were promoted to third place. Bolt's gold meant he matched his haul from the ...
Usain Bolt wins 100m in Olympic Record
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Usain Bolt wins 100m in Olympic Record

Usain Bolt emphatically confirmed his status as the greatest sprinter in history as he retained his Olympic 100m title in peerless fashion. Bolt, doubted by many after a season dogged by defeat and injury, ran the second-fastest time ever to beat fellow Jamaican and training partner Yohan Blake into silver and American Justin Gatlin into bronze. Bolt's 9.63 seconds, just 0.05 seconds slower than his own staggering world record, was a new Olympic best and capped a race in which seven men went under 10 seconds, with only the injured Asafa Powell failing to break that mark. "I was happy when I went out in the first round, I felt I could do this," said the 25-year-old Bolt. "I was slightly worried about my start. I didn't want to false start again, so I sat in the blocks a little bit. "It was...
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Men’s 4x100m World record for Jamaica!

It took until the final event, it took until Usain Bolt’s final run, but finally a World record was set in the Daegu 2011 World Championships as Jamaica extended its dominance of the men’s 4x100 metres relay. But the nightmare continues (more…)
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Usain Bolt lowers 100m World Record

Usain Bolt destroyed a worth class field to set a new world record as he exploded to victory in the 100m at the World Championships in Berlin. The triple Olympic Gold medalist took control of the race from 30 metres in to record a tim (more…)
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Usain Bolt Storms to 150m Record

Triple Olympic World record holder Usain Bolt added another record to his tally in Manchester England when he blasted to the finish line in the 150 meter street race in 14.25 seconds. Thousands gathered around the special track set up (more…)
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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 (more…)
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Melaine Walker is Olympic 400m hurdles champion

Just minutes after Usain Bolt electrified China and the world with his world record performance in the 200m Melaine Walker shifted the celebrations into another gear when she won another gold for Jamaica in the 400m hurdles (more…)
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World record Olympic Gold for Usain Bolt!

Usain Bolt became the first ever male 100m Olympic gold medalist for Jamaica and he did it in world record time lowering his previous record to 9.69 seconds! Jamaica was well represented in the finals with Micheal Frater also (more…)