Bolt leads Jamaica to 4x100m gold

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 20 (IANS) Usain Bolt on Friday led Jamaica to the men’s 4×100 metres relay gold medal at the Rio Olympics.

Jamaica clocked 37.27 seconds, beating second-placed Japan by 0.33. The United States came third in 37.62 but was disqualified, Xinhua news agency reported.

Canada finished third with a timing of 37.60 seconds to take the bronze medal.

Bolt has won an Olympic sweep of 100m, 200m and 4x100m for the third straight time.

Surprise World Championship 2015 runner-up China was fourth.

–IANS

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