Usain Bolt has done it again – capturing the “sprint triple” made up of gold in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m…just as Bolt and the Jamaicans did in the London Olympics, Beijing Olympics, and World Championships in 2009.
Here, Jamaica actually reaches the 3rd exchange zone in second or even third place, definitely behind the Americans. But a combination of an awkward US pass and Bolt’s lethal speed bring about a clear win for the Jamaican team. Watch as Bolt pulls away from Justin Gatlin and the rest of the field. Would be interesting to get an estimate of his split.
One other notable result was the bronze medal awarded to Canada after a DQ handed out the the Great Britain team seen here finishing third. Canada, though boasting talented and experienced sprinters like Justyn Warner and Gavin Smellie, actually did not place any runners into the 100m final. Their medal-winning performance here shows that a well-coached relay team of four cohesive runners can win medals at major meets even without any individual medalists.