The Courier-Mail

BOLT RE­LAYS HIS JOY TO EV­ERY­ONE

- AFP

USAIN Bolt capped the world cham­pi­onships by win­ning a third gold as an­chor of Ja­maica’s 4x100m re­lay team, while the US were dis­qual­i­fied to hand China sil­ver.

Bolt ran a blis­ter­ing fi­nal leg at a packed Bird’s Nest sta­dium, hurtling through the line in 37.36 sec­onds af­ter team­mates Nesta Carter, Asafa Pow­ell and Nickel Ash­meade.

The win gave Bolt his 11th world gold medal – his only blem­ish be­ing the 100m at the 2011 Daegu worlds in South Korea, when he was dis­qual­i­fied af­ter a false start.

The US quar­tet of 100m bronze and sil­ver medal­lists Trayvon Bromell and Justin Gatlin, and fel­low fi­nal­ists Tyson Gay and Mike Rodgers, were ini­tially awarded sil­ver be­fore be­ing dis­qual­i­fied over a botched fi­nal han­dover which strayed be­yond the passover limit.

China de­lighted the home crowd when they were up­graded to sil­ver in 38.01sec, while Canada moved up to bronze (38.13).

 ??  ?? RAPID RISE: Daria Gavrilova has Maria Shara­pova first up. Pic­ture: Peter Wal­lis
RAPID RISE: Daria Gavrilova has Maria Shara­pova first up. Pic­ture: Peter Wal­lis

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