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Usain Bolt Has Made History By Winning Three Golds In Three Olympics

by : Tom Percival on : 20 Aug 2016 10:44
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The Flash had best watch out there’s a new fastest man alive, Usain Bolt, and he’s just set another incredible record. 

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Bolt has won an unprecedented three gold medals at the last three Olympic games, nine in total, after taking his third gold at the Rio games last night, The Mirror reports.

The Jamaican super athlete had already claimed the top spot in both the 100m and 200m race but last night with the help of his team mates Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake and Nickel Ashmeade, Bolt managed to win the 4x100m relay.

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The world’s fastest man took the baton from Nickel Ashmeade and exploded away from second-placed Japan to huge cheers, and thrust the baton up in the air as he crossed the finished line.

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His jubilant teammates were there waiting for him and the Jamaican team embraced before going on a lap of honour, draped in their country’s flag, and Bolt blew kisses as he ran.

It’s an incredible achievement but one tinged with sadness because as fast as he is even Bolt can’t outrun time, as he admitted after his 200m success on Thursday night where he said that his legs refused to go any faster and felt tired.

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Despite this he remains an unparalleled athlete and, although this was his slowest Olympic relay race to date, he still smashed records setting the fourth fastest time in history.

Bolt’s victory wasn’t the only big win of the night, Japan claimed a shock silver medal and the U.S. came in third but were later disqualified for an ‘illegal change’.

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

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  1. The Mirror

    Usain Bolt wins NINTH Olympic gold as Jamaica storm to 4x100m relay title