Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt completes 'triple treble', leads Jamaica to 4x100m gold

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 20: Usain Bolt on Friday led Jamaica to the men's 4x100 metres relay gold medal at the Rio Olympics 2016.

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Jamaica clocked 37.27 seconds, beating second-placed Japan by 0.33. The United States came third in 37.62 but was disqualified, Xinhua news agency reported.

Usain Bolt celebrating after winning the gold in men's 200-meter final

Canada finished third with a timing of 37.60 seconds to take the bronze medal.

Bolt has won an Olympic sweep of 100m, 200m and 4x100m for the third straight time.

The surprise element was that World Championship 2015 runner-up China was fourth.

The Jamaican legend who took the running track track for the penultimate time ended his career on a high with 9 Olympic medals maximum for a sprinter in history.

Giants men's race, United States of America who had some of the finest sprinters in their team were disqualified.The Justin Gatlin starring USA side were disqualified shortly after the race because of a faulty pass of the baton between the first and second runner.

Mike Rodgers passed the baton to Justin Gatlin on the first exchange, but it happened just outside of the exchange zone.

This is  not the first time that the US relay team has struggled with baton passing. They were disqualified from the Olympics in 2008 for the same reason.

The final standings:

1) Jamaica

2) Japan 

3) Canada

4) China

5) Great Britain

6) Brazil

   Trinidad and Tobago (DQ)

   USA (DQ)



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