Bolt + Blake + Powell ever run together in a 4x100m relay?


Recent 2016 Rio Olympics results revealed that Usain Bolt has earned the ninth gold medal of his career. The Jamaican sprinter led his team to victory with a time of 37.27. This is the third straight gold in the event for the country.

"I've proven to the world I'm the greatest," Bolt said. "I can't prove anything else."

In each of the past three Olympics, Usain Bolt has swept the 100-m, 200-m and 4x100-m relays. He owns the world records for all three events.

According to BBC, Bolt confirmed last February that he would still go to the 2017 World Championships after the 2016 Rio Olympics. However, he will not be competing at Tokyo 2020.

"I'm going to stay up late and have fun," he told BBC Sport. "I never knew this would happen when I started out. My team came through for me tonight. As long as we got the baton round, it was never in doubt."

The Jamaican relay team is composed of Bolt, Nickel Ashmeade, Asafa Powell and Yohan Blake. Blake revealed...

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RIO DE JANEIRO Usain Bolt drew down the curtain on his brilliant Olympic career by securing a sweep of the sprint titles for a third successive Games when Jamaica successfully defended the 4x100 meters relay crown in Rio on Friday.

Two days shy of his 30th birthday, Bolt anchored his country to victory in 37.27 seconds so adding the relay crown to the 100 and 200 meters titles he has owned since exploding onto the Olympic stage in Beijing in 2008.

He will depart that stage never having tasted defeat in a final, his nine gold medals a joint record in athletics with Finnish distance runner Paavo Nurmi and American sprinter and long jumper Carl Lewis.

In the eight years since Beijing, the 11-times world champion has become one of the best known sportsmen on the planet and with the 'triple-triple' has a legitimate claim to the title of greatest Olympic track and field athlete ever.

There has never been any doubt in the Jamaican's own mind.

"There you...

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Usain Bolt strikes his famous victory pose

The Jamaican superstar has gone down as the greatest sprinter in history after winning the 4x100m relay at the Rio Olympics.

Bolt has won three gold medals at Rio 2016 after winning three golds at Beijing 2008 and another three golds at London 2012.

After the relay victory, here is a look at Bolt and his team-mates who ran to victory.

Who is Usain Bolt?

The Jamaican sprinter is regarded as the fastest athlete ever timed and has won nine Olympic gold medals.

The runner, who is famous for his Lightning Bolt victory pose, has broken the world record for the 100m and 200m distances.

He has pulled off an unprecedented 'triple triple' in Rio by defending his titles from Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

Who is Yohan Blake?

The Jamaican ran to victory in the Rio final after being part of the relay team which won gold and made history at London 2012.

Blake came fourth in...

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Usain Bolt ended his Olympic career by claiming an unprecedented 'triple triple' and his ninth gold as Jamaica won the 4x100m relay final in Rio.

Bolt, 29, had won the 100m and 200m in Rio and is the only man to win all three sprint events at three Games.

He combined with Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake and Nickel Ashmeade to lift gold in a time of 37.27 seconds.

Japan won a surprise silver and the USA were disqualified to hand Canada bronze and lift Britain up to fifth.

'I'm the greatest'

"There you go, I'm the greatest," said Bolt, who has won gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at the last three Games.

He intends to retire after the 2017 World Championships in London and will not compete at Tokyo 2020, at which point he will be nearly 34.

Bolt's haul of nine golds is the joint highest among Olympic athletics.

He is now equal with USA sprinter and long jumper Carl Lewis, who won nine golds over four Games, and Finnish...

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Usain Bolt won his ninth Olympic Games gold medal as he anchored Jamaica to victory in the men's 4x100m relay in Rio.

Bolt took over on the last leg with a narrow deficit to Japan but soon overcame it and won by an impressive margin after some fine support from Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake and Nickel Ashmeade.

The sprint great has now won gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at the last three Olympic Games, starting off in Beijing eight years ago and repeating the victories at London 2012.

Victory brings down the curtain on Bolt's Olympic career as he has already stated he will retire from the sport at the end of the World Championships in London next summer.

Great Britain finished in fifth place, promoted from sixth, with Japan taking the silver and Canada the bronze after the United States quartet was disqualified.

"I'm just happy to have done what I came here to do," Bolt said "I'm just proud of myself. I have to give thanks to the guys,...

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It was level as Nickel Ashmeade gave the baton to Usain Bolt, with the title possibly going to any one of four teams, but once the great man had that baton in his hands and got into those large, ridiculously quick strides of his, it suddenly went from a close race into an absolute rout.

Usain Bolt bid goodbye to the Olympics in the perfect manner, leading Jamaica to the gold medal in the 4x100m relay, and with it ending his unbelievable Olympic career with nine gold medals.

It was not a world record time, but it was still pretty fast at 37.27s, easily ahead of Japan who ran a wonderful relay to take a surprise silver (37.60), which denied the USA, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and all. The Americans came in third in the race, but were later disqualified, giving Canada the bronze medal as a result.

The atmosphere was already at fever pitch after the US women's team beat out Jamaica for the women's 4x100m relay title, while the field events were throwing up a few...

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Usain Bolt confirmed his status as the greatest sprinter of all time – and arguably the finest track and field athlete – by helping Jamaica win the 4x100m relay on Friday (19 August) for his third gold medal of the Rio 2016 Games and his ninth in total.

It means the man who will turn 30 on Sunday has completed an unprecedented 'triple-triple' by winning the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay titles at three consecutive Olympic Games.

"There you go, I'm the greatest," Bolt told reporters afterwards. "I'm going to stay up late and have fun. I never knew this would happen when I started out."

Bolt becomes the second most successful Olympian of all time, across all sports. Only American swimmer Michael Phelps, who has 23 gold medals, is ahead of him.

Reflecting on the fact that Rio 2016 was his final Olympic Games, Bolt told Brazilian television he had mixed emotions and thanked Brazilians for their support. "I'm sad but I'm happy too," he said. "It's been...

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Kingston, JamaicaOlympic 100m and 200m champion Usain Bolt, in his long anticipated season opener, and World 100m winner Yohan Blake were impressive on Saturday here at the UTech Classic (14).

First, both teamed up for what many believe would be the hottest 4x100m relay before this summer’s Olympic Games, and then Blake delivered the year’s first sub-10 second run over 100m.

In the Racers Track Club vs MVP Track Club 4x100m, Bolt anchored Racers TC team to a world leading meet record at 4x100m of 37.82.

Lead-off man Mario Forsythe, left behind Britain’s /MVP Dwain Chambers, before handing off to Blake, who never gave Michael Frater any chance to get back on the backstretch. Although Nesta Carter made up some ground on Kimmari Roach, MVP’s top man Asafa Powell was not going to catch Bolt running from behind, and it was no surprise when it ended the same with Racers in a world leading and meet record 37.82secs to MVP’s 38.27.

Bolt believes top clashes like...

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Usain Bolt kneeled down and gave the track one final kiss, then flattened his hand, reached to the ground and slapped the white number “3” painted at the finish line.

Three Olympics, three races at each, three gold medals every time.

The man who transcended track and became a world-class celebrity bid a blazing-fast farewell to the Rio de Janeiro Games and, he insists, the Olympics altogether Friday night with yet another anchor leg for the ages. He turned a close 4x100 relay race against Japan and the United States into a typical, Bolt-like runaway, helping Jamaica cross the line in 37.27 seconds.

“There you go,” he said. “I am the greatest.”

Japan won the silver medal, finishing .33 seconds behind.

The U.S. finished the race third, but endured yet another relay debacle disqualified because leadoff runner Mike Rodgers was ruled to have passed the baton to Justin Gatlin before the start of the first exchange zone. That promoted Canada to the...

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The Boomers’ miserable semi-final capitulation against Serbia headlined the action on day 14 of the Rio Games. Sprint superstar Usain Bolt also pulled off his mind-blowing ‘triple-triple’ of gold.

Here’s how day 14 unfolded.

Aussie athletes arrested

SEVERAL Australian Olympic athletes are being questioned at a Rio police station for alleged accreditation tampering after being arrested at the basketball semi-finals tonight.

News Corp can reveal that up to nine athletes from at least three different sports are being questioned by police in Rio for allegedly tampering with their accreditation passes and were detained at the event.

Australian Olympic Committee lawyer Fiona de Jong is currently with the athletes talking to police as they’re being questioned.

The IOC and Rio police have launched a crackdown on accreditations in the wake of the Ryan Lochte incident earlier this week.

Australian team media boss Mike Tancred confirmed police...

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The world’s fastest man once needed permission to run the 100 meters.

Long before he became the Olympic champion and world-record holder in the event, Usain Bolt of Jamaica was a youth and junior world champion in the 200. But his coach said he could only try the 100 if he first set a national record in the 200. Once he did, in 2007, he made his professional debut in the 100 by finishing in 10.03 seconds at a meet in Crete. Less than a year later he had cut his time to 9.76, just above the world record of his countryman Asafa Powell. And by the end of March 2008, after Bolt sped down a wet track at Randalls Island in New York in 9.72 seconds, the record was his.

But for Bolt, then 21, that was only a starting point. He lowered the record to 9.69 seconds at the Beijing Olympics that August, then smashed Michael Johnson’s world mark in the 200 at the same meet with a time of 19.30 seconds, and added a third gold — and a third world record...

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Track and Field, Football, and cricket are the top three Jamaican sports!

Track and Field This, in my opinion, is the number one sport on the Island…with football running a close second!

Year after year we enjoyed the excitement that this sport brings to the island.

Just about every school child participates from as far back as primary school.

Young children quickly find out just how fast they are by competing in local in-school competitions.

Competition is organized in “houses” …which compete against each other for school supremecy.

From this, we identify the best individual athletes and send them to represent each high school in the local Eastern and Western championships. From this, the best of the best is selected and sent to compete at the boys and girls champs at the national stadium in Kingston…the grand daddy of them all.

This is where they really find out how good they really are.

Athletes like Usain Bolt,...

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This article is about the athletics in Jamaica from the early 20th century to the present.

In 75 years, Jamaica has won 42 Commonwealth Golds, 14 World Championship Golds and 17 Olympic gold medals in athletics alone. Jamaica has a population of 2.85 million people, making it the 137th most populous country in the world.


Early years[edit]

Some of the first noted sprinters of Jamaican origin were Alfred R. Downer and G. C. Foster. Downer was Scottish national champion in the 100, 220, and 440 yards events for three consecutive years from 1893, but later lost his amateur status, preventing him from participating further. Foster attempted to enter the 1908 Summer Olympics, but was prevented from doing so as Jamaica was not yet affiliated to the International Olympic Committee. He later became a noted athletics coach.[1]


In 1930, Jamaica entered its first-ever athletics team into an international...

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The Rio 2016 Olympics has been a roller coaster of emotions for Jamaican fans. There were mostly highs and a few lows, and historic firsts were recorded in the diving pool and the gymnastics arena. In the end, it was our runners who once again brought home the medals – six gold, three silver and two bronze, as Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson wrote their names in history. New stars emerged as guards were changed, many athletes recorded personal bests, and we saw former Champs darlings Ristananna Tracey (Edwin Allen) and Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby (Holmwood Technical) make senior level comebacks.

I had made a rather optimistic 17-medal prediction earlier this month, and although things didn’t pan out as I had hoped, I’m proud of all our athletes who gave everything they had, and I’m thankful for our 11 medals. Here’s my take on the highlights for Team Jamaica at the recently concluded Rio 2016 Games:

Elaine’s 1-2: Last year, Elaine Thompson gave us a taste of...
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Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics were held during the last 10 days of the games, from 12–21 August 2016, at the Olympic Stadium. The sport of athletics in the 2016 Summer Olympics was split into three distinct sets of events: track and field events, road running events, and racewalking events.[1]

Competition schedule[edit]

Track and field events were held at...

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Usain Bolt could miss out on this summer's Olympics after pulling out of Jamaican trials with a hamstring injury

Usain Bolt could miss this summer's Olympics after pulling out of Jamaican trials with a hamstring injury.

The biggest star in world athletics could miss this summer's Games in Rio de Janeiro with the hamstring tear, which forced him out of Friday's 100m final just minutes before the starting gun.

Bolt took to Twitter moments after astonishing the crowd in Kingston by not lining up on the track, posting two pictures of his right thigh being treated by a physio.

The sprinter - who set both the 100m and 200m world records - captioned them: 'Starting the recovery process right away.'

Bolt does not automatically miss the Olympics because of missing the national trials.

He has applied for a medical exemption - which he is likely to be granted - and would be allowed to set a qualifying time at a meet in London in three...

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