Usain Bolt Solidifies Himself as Best Sprinter in History

It’s not that Usain Bolt hasn’t already obliterated the records in the 100-meter, 200-meter and the 4×100 meter relays, but the sprinter has recently set a new track and field record.

Bolt has surpassed Carl Lewis in the record book, after winning his third gold medal in the 4×100 meter relay at the world track championships Sunday in Moscow. Anchoring the relay for his Jamaican squad, Bolt easily pulled away from American Justin Gatlin, to help his team win the race.

“I wasn’t really worried about Justin,” Bolt said. “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.”

Gatlin commented on Bolt’s performance after the race.

“It’s not just about the talent. It’s about rising to the occasion. He understands what that means,” Gatlin said of the sprinter’s accomplishments.

The Jamaican sprinter insists that even with all the success, he will nonetheless strive to do more.
“I’ll continue dominating,” said Bolt. “I’ll continue to work hard. For me, my aim is to continue hard into the greatness thing.”

Bolt tied Lewis with his 10th world championship medal. Both have eight gold medals each, yet Bolt overtook Lewis’ record by adding two silver medals to his precious collection, while Lewis has a silver and bronze.

What an amazing achievement!

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