CWG: Usain Bolt helps Jamaica set new record en route relay victory

Aug 04, 2014, 08:27 IST | AFP

Sprint ace helps Jamaica set new CWG record en route victory in 4x100m relay

Glasgow: Sprint superstar Usain Bolt added the Commonwealth gold to his many accolades when he anchored the Jamaican team to victory in the men's 4x100m relay on Saturday.

At Hampden Park, Jason Livermore, 100m gold medallist Kemar Bailey-Cole and bronze medallist Nickel Ashmeade all safely negotiated their legs before Bolt took over.

The 27-year-old, who has won six Olympic gold medals and eight world titles, but was making his Commonwealth Games debut in Glasgow, made no mistake with his anchor run in light drizzle on a soaked track, charging through the line in a new CWG record of 37.58s.

Women win too
Meanwhile, Jamaica's of Kerron Stewart, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Schillonie Calvert and double Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce also won gold in their 4x100m relay. And they too, like their male counterparts, clocked a new CWG record of 41.83s en route.

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