Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has declared himself “the greatest” as he achieved the unique sprint treble that has long seemed his destiny at the Rio Olympics.
The 29-year-old, won his third gold medal of Rio 2016, and his ninth overall, as he led the Jamaican 4x100m men relay team to victory.
According to The Telegraph, Bolt had already said he would be “immortal” if he pulled it off, and after his last ever Olympic race he said: “There you go. I am the greatest.”
He adds the medal to the 100m and 200m golds he took earlier in the Games, just as he did in London and Beijing.
According to The source, the result was never in doubt as Jamaica’s sprint dream team of Bolt, Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake and Nickel Ashmeade dominated the event, finishing in 37.27secs, around half a second slower than the world record.
But Bolt said the race had not been a foregone conclusion.
“I am just relieved,” he said. “It’s happened. I am just happy, proud of myself. It’s come true. The pressure is real. I look at it as an accomplishment.”
According to the Jamaican he also he also said he will finally relax as his competition has ended, he added: “I’ll stay up late tonight!”