Sun, 12 Aug 2012 10:08:14 GMT | By IANS

Bolt rocks as Jamaica smash WR in 4*100 relay

Be it a gold medal or a souvenir from a record relay run, Usain Bolt always gets what he wants at the Olympics


Bolt rocks as Jamaica smash WR in 4*100 relay (© AP)


London: The Jamaican will leave London a perfect 3 for 3 -- three events, three victories -- just the way he departed Beijing four years ago.

Almost even with the last U.S. runner when he got the baton for the anchor leg of the 4x100 meters, Bolt steadily pulled away down the stretch, gritting his teeth and leaning at the line to cap his perfect Summer Games by leading Jamaica to victory in a world-record 36.84 seconds Saturday night.

"A wonderful end to a wonderful week," Bolt said. "What else do I need to do to prove myself as a legend?"

After crossing the line, he pleaded with an official to let him keep the yellow baton he was clutching. Told he'd be disqualified if he didn't hand it over, Bolt complied, and some nearby spectators booed. About 40 minutes later, that same official approached Bolt and returned the stick. Bolt responded with a bow of thanks and a chuckle, kissed the baton -- and then asked his teammates to autograph it.

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