After winning three gold medals for speed, in Moscow, the stunning Flash of Jamaica was named yesterday as the most successful competitor in the history of world athletics.
Bolt led Jamaica to victory in the 4×100 meter (m) relay, beating the United States, which stood second; and Canada, that defeated Britain for the third place.
The runner has won ten medals: eight gold medals and two silver, back in Osaka in 2007. He left Carl Lewis behind, who won eight gold medals, one silver and one bronze in speed and long jump.
Furthermore, Bolt has won eight titles in the history of the athletics’ world cups, equaling the Americans Lewis and Michael Johnson as the most successful since the sport began to be competed in 1983.
Champion in the 100 and 200 meters in Moscow, Bolt accomplished his second gold triplet in a world cup and emulated the two Olympic Games.