Saturday, August 29

IAAF: Usain Bolt helps Jamaica win gold in the men's 4x100 final

(CNN) Usain Bolt surged to his third gold medal in under a week at the 2015 World Athletics Championships by anchoring Jamaica to victory in the men's 4x100 meter relay in Beijing Saturday in a time of 37.36 seconds.

A United States team featuring the fastest man in the world this year, Justin Gatlin, looked to have finished second in 37.77 but was later disqualified after a disastrous final changeover between Tyson Gay and Mike Rodgers. TV replays confirmed the baton was not exchanged in time between the pair.

Bolt crosses the finish line to win Jamaica the 4x100 gold Credit: Reuters
China was confirmed to have taken silver as a result of the USA slip-up in a time of 38.01 seconds, to the delight of the Beijing crowd, while bronze was awarded to Canada which finished in 38.13.

As usual, however, all the post-race attention was on the "Lightening Bolt" who was quick to celebrate with teammates Nesta Carter Nickel Ashmeade and Asafa Powell.

The win marks the fourth straight occasion Jamaica has taken 4x100m gold at the World Championships.

Bolt himself, meanwhile, has now won a record 11 gold medals at athletics' premier event -- including two last Sunday and Thursday in the 100m and 200m respectively.

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