LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt and the Jamaican sprinters gave the track and field audience another stunning sending off in athletics at the London Olympic Games, following the world record run to win the 4x100m relay final on Saturday night.
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The team of Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake, who won two silver medals in open sprints and double-double Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt – blasted to sizzling 36.84 seconds – breaking the previous world mark of 37.04 set by these same four men at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea last year.
Once again, the injured Asafa Powell missed out because of a groin injury sustained in the final of the 100m.
A very strong American team of Trell Kimmons, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Ryan Bailey was also quick as it equalled the previous world record to finish second to take the silver. The time was also an American national record.
Meanwhile, Beijing silver medallists Trinidad & Tobago were third, after clocking 38.12.
Canada had originally crossed the finishing line third, but were disqualified.