By Easton L
Just days after declaring himself “the greatest athlete to live,” the charismatic 25-year-old sprinter went back to work reenforcing that argument.
Without question, Usain Bolt own this London Olympics _ Running the anchor leg in the men’s 4×100-meter relay, Bolt helped the Jamaican team win the gold medal in a NEW world Record earth shattering time of 36.84 seconds.
The record which stood for years before Bolt and his countrymen took it in Biijing and then again at the world championship, was not only beaten but was totally destroyed in London.
Bolt received the baton from teammate Yohan Blake and then left behind Ryan Bailey of the United States to reach the finish line ahead of the field. The United States won the silver in 37.04 seconds, a new national record. Canada finished the race third but was disqualified, giving the bronze to Trinidad and Tobago.
Nesta Carter ran the opening leg for Jamaica, followed by Michael Frater. Neither sprinter had previously competed during the London Games. The two runners who next carried the baton for Jamaica, however, have made frequent appearances on the medal stand: Blake and Bolt.