Commonwealth Games 2014: Usain Bolt steals show at 4x100m relay final

Sprinter Usain Bolt led the Jamaican team to victory in the relay final of Commonwealth Games men’s 4x100m on Saturday at the Glasgow stadium. Jamaica team outrun England and Trinidad & Tobago at the final winning the gold medal.


The Jamaican team courtesy Jason Livermore, 100 metres champion Kemar Bailey-Cole, Nickel Ashmeade and Bolt had struggled in the semi-final. However there were no mistakes in the final as Bolt collected the baton at same time as the England’s team.

After winning six Olympic gold medals and eight world titles, Bolt was making his Commonwealth Games debut. The 27-year-old anchored Jamaica to victory and made no mistake while running on the light drizzle soaked track setting a record of 37.58 seconds in the Common Wealth Games.

Bolt said that the medal means a lot as Commonwealth gold was the only medal missing from his collection. The Jamaican also refrained from racing the individual 100 m or 200m events after a foot injury.

The sprinter felt happy to be there and felt sorry that he didn’t manage to run the individual events. Bolt praised the crowd and said that their energy is wonderful. He revealed his future plans of sprinting in 2016 Olympics at Rio and 2017 World Championships in London. That may be Bolt’s last championship.

England team took the silver after completing the race in 38.02 seconds ahead of Trinidad & Tobago who had to settle with bronze after completing the race in 38.10 seconds. Jamaica were also triumphant in the women’s 4x100m relay taking the gold medal.