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Usain Bolt won his 9th Gold Medal at Rio Olympics

Rio Olympics, Usain Bolt, Jamaica

Usain Bolt created history and ended his Olympic career by performing in a spectacular way and wining his 9th Gold Medal at Rio Olympics. The man won the 100m and 200m in Rio and is the one to win all three sprint events at three Games.

Usain Bolt has swept the 100-m, 200-m, and 4 X 100-m relays in each of the past three Olympics. He has created world records in all three–having run 9.58 seconds in the 100-m in the year 2009 at Berlin, a 19.19 in the 200 at the same competition, and 36.84 with his Jamaican teammates at the 2012 London Olympics.

His haul of nine gold medals is the joint highest among the Olympic athletics, equal with USA sprinter and long jumper Carl Lewis and Finnish long-distance runner Paavo Nurmi.

Rio Olympics, Usain Bolt, Jamaica

He started sprinting as a boy in the parish of Trelawny, tucked deep in Jamaica’s Cockpit Country, a sugar-farming area that was the former stronghold of the Maroons, Jamaica’s 18th century freedom fighters who resisted British slavers. Usain Bolt’s father ordered his rangy son to carry buckets of water, for miles to their home which had no running water. He recently confirmed that he would retire after the 2017 World Championships in London and will not compete at Tokyo 2020, at which point he will be nearly 34.

Usain Bolt ended his career at Rio Olympics with his exemplary performance claiming an unprecedented ‘triple triple’ and his ninth gold. To close out the Rio Olympics, which he asserted will be his last; Bolt led the Jamaican team to gold in the 4 X 100-m relay in a time of 37.27. The race was tight when Bolt, running the anchor leg, grabbed the baton: the stadium erupted as Bolt exploded ahead of the field to win the third straight gold in the event for the Jamaicans.