World Athletics: 4X100m relay 'Bolt'ed, Carl Lewis's gold record edged

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Moscow, Aug 19: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt sprinted to the top, winning the 4X100 m relay race at the world championships. Winning gold in 100 m and 200 m races too, he joined the Carl Lewis's club by winning 8 medals in the World Athletic Championships.

With the relay win, he took his Moscow Athletics Championships gold medal tally to 3 on Sunday. United States claimed silver and Britain won bronze in the relay race.

Leading his team to th etop, Bolt also thanked the team effort by 100m bronze medalist Nesta Carter, Kemar Bailey-Cole and Nickel Ashmeade as they won the event in a record 37.36sec

This win was significant in another way for Bolt. He rushed to the top of all-time World Championships medals with eight gold and two silver, challenging the record of legend Carl Lewis who has eight gold, one silver and one bronze.

The win reminded one of his feat in the London Olympics performance where he claimed the 100m, 200m and 4X100m relay gold medals.

Usain Bolt shows off his gold medal

Jamaica's Usain Bolt shows off his gold medal for the men's 200-meters at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.

The victory lap

Jamaica's Usain Bolt, left, and teammates Nesta Carter, right, and Nickel Ashmeade celebrate their gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia on Sunday Aug. 18, 2013.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning his third gold medal

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning his third gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.

A click

Jamaica's Usain Bolt, who won gold, takes a photograph of Jamaica's Warren Weir after he won silver in the men's 200-meter final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday.

A smiling Bolt

Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts after winning a men's 200-meter semifinal at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia on Friday.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt gestures on the podium

Jamaica's Usain Bolt gestures on the podium before receiving his gold medal for the men's 100-meter at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.

The victory dance

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning gold in the Men's 100-meter final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.

Usain Bolt celebrates

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning gold in the Men's 100-meter final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia.

In Prayer

Jamaica's Usain Bolt gestures after competing in a men's 100-meter heat at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia.

OneIndia News (With Agency Inputs)

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