IAAF World Championships: Usain Bolt sets medals record with 4x100m victory

Aug 18, 2013; Moscow, RUSSIA; Usain Bolt (second from left) anchors the Jamaica 4 x 100m relay team to victory in 37.36 in the 14th IAAF World Championships in Athletics at Luzhniki Stadium. From left: Dwain Chambers (GBR), Bolt and Justin Gatlin (USA) and Martin Keller (GER). Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jamaica’s win in the 4x100m relay at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow on Sunday gave sprinter Usain Bolt another record to add to his ever-growing list. Bolt — who also won the 100 meters and the 200 in Moscow — now has eight gold medals in world championships and ten medals overall, tying him with track legends Carl Lewis, Michael Johnson, and Allyson Felix. However, Bolt’s two silver medals beat Lewis’ silver and bronze, making Bolt officially the most highly decorated track athlete in history.

When asked about what he plans on doing now that he holds the record, Bolt answered with his usual confidence and candor: “I’ll continue dominating. I’ll continue to work hard. For me, my aim is to continue hard into the greatness thing” (Los Angeles Times).

Bolt also said he wasn’t worried about Justin Gatlin and the United States team spoiling his bid at history: “I wasn’t really worried about Justin. I knew if he got the baton in front of me, I could catch him. So it was just going out there to run as fast as possible.”

[Source: Los Angeles Times]

 

Topics: IAAF World Championships, Moscow, Usain Bolt

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