Bolt secures third sprint sweep

Usain Bolt secured a sweep of the sprint golds at a world championships for the third time, US was disqualified

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Bolt anchored his quartet to a world leading time of 37.36 second

A sweep of the sprint golds at the world championships is achieved by Usain Bolt for the third time as he helped Jamaica’s relay team to a fourth consecutive 4x100 metres title.

Usain Bolt has won a 100 and 200 metres sprint and stormed across the line in 37.36 seconds to give his country a fourth straight world title in the event.

On the other hand, Justin Gatlin, a member of the United States team was disqualified and had to forfeit his silver medal to China.

"It's called pressure," the Jamaican added of the American disqualification. "When there's a lot of pressure to come out here and perform at your best. And we saw what happened." said Bolt in his statement.

This marked Bolt’s 11th gold medal, he’s had three sprint titles in 2009 and a world championship in 2013.

Bolt’s win, along with his team mates Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell and Nickel Ashmeade has given Jamaica an extended dominance over the sprint relay making the sixth straight win with a major global championship, including the two Olympics.

"I told you I was coming here and do my best as always. I was coming here to achieve gold medals and that's what I did," Bolt said.

The Jamaican women were also unstoppable. Like their male colleagues, the Jamaican women's 4x100 metres relay team also won gold medals. 

Jamaica, anchored by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, clocked the second fastest time in history to retain their women's 4x100 metres relay title.

The only recorded time to beat Jamaican’s winning time was during the 2012 London Olympics when America finished the sprint relay at a recorded 40.82 seconds. 

TRTWorld and agencies