It’s mission accomplished as Usain Bolt completes his ‘triple triple ‘sweep after taking home all gold medals from 100m, 200m and 4x100m races–in just about 3 minutes–over 3 Olympiads.
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Usain “effortlessly” broke all records within the same time it could take one to sip a cup of tea. Amazing!
The total time he spent running at the Olympic Games in 2008, 2012 and 2016 is about 5 minutes.
In the finals over the course of three Olympiads, Bolt has raced for less than two minutes in total and has won a gold for every 36 seconds of competition (including preliminary rounds) in Beijing, London and Rio.
The Jamaican sprinter believes he had set a record that no one may be able to break.
However, he admits there’s a feeling of sadness as the sport’s biggest name bade goodbye to the big stage.
He said: “I’ve worked hard every Olympics to win three gold medals, I’ve proven to the world I’m the greatest.
“I’m just happy I’ve accomplished so much and I’m relieved.
“I would have never thought I could go back to back to back at the Olympics. The first one (in Beijing in 2008) I was just happy, the second one (in London in 2012) was a challenge, and then to come here and do the third one is just unbelievable.
“I hope I’ve set the bar high enough so that no one can do it again.
“All of the Olympics are special to me, without any of them it wouldn’t be the same. All of them mean the world to me – it’s nine.”
The 30-year-old who just celebrated his birthday on Sunday displayed an awesome solo performance in the 400m race as he took the baton from Nickel Ashmeade and, sprinting like a crazy horse, denied Japan the first position to gold.
“As soon as I got the baton I knew that I was going to win this one,” he said.
“There’s no one on the anchor leg who can outrun me when we get the baton. I told the guys: ‘Don’t give me too much work to do please’, and they did exactly that. I had no work to do other than run to the line.”