Usain Bolt guided Jamaica to victory in the
sprint relay in Moscow to become the most
successful athlete in the history of the
The 26-year-old added 4x100m gold to his 100m and 200m
triumphs and now has a total of eight golds and two silvers.
Carl Lewis and Allyson Felix also have 10 medals but have
eight golds, one silver and a bronze respectively.
Bolt’s latest triumph meant he joined Americans Michael
Johnson, Felix and Lewis on a record-equalling eight world
The 100m and 200m world record holder also secured a
sprint triple in World Championships for the second time,
matching the trebles he completed at the 2008 and 2012
“It is just great,” Bolt said of the comparison. “I’ll continue
dominating. I’ll continue to work hard. For me, my aim is to
continue into the greatness thing.”
The United States team gave the Jamaicans a scare but
Rakieem Salaam’s handover to Justin Gatlin left the
individual 100m runner-up off balance.
He clearly strayed into the Jamaicans’ lane outside him but
somehow escaped disqualification. It made no difference to
Bolt, who streaked clear to complete victory in the sixth-
fastest time ever.
“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,” Bolt said.