The legendary Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt, has executed a “3peat” of Gold medal wins, making it his final Gold medal win of his career[ninth gold medal of his entire career].
Team Jamaica took the gold in the Men’s 4×100 Relay, with Japan taking the silver, and Canada taking the bronze. The controversy surrounding Canada’s win is the team bumping Team USA off the podium, due to a baton error.
Bolt led the Jamaican team to gold in the 4 X 100-m relay in a time of 37.27. The race was tight when Bolt, running the anchor leg, grabbed the baton: the stadium erupted as Bolt exploded ahead of the field to win the third straight gold in the event for the Jamaicans.
Japan ran 37.60 to edge out the favored United States team for silver. The U.S., Jamaica’s longtime rivals in the relay, finished in a time of 37.62. It was enough to win bronze, but the Americans were disqualified after an earlier baton passing error and Canada took their place on the podium.
Bolt and friends celebrated their golds and his 30th birthday by gettin’ it in on the dance floor! Press play below!