Saturday, 20 August 2016
'I'm the greatest' Usain Bolt said after winning his ninth Olympic title
The world’s fastest man received his ninth gold medal with a clean sweep of the 100m, 200m and sprint relay events in three successive Games.
This would be his final Olympic appearance, said the 29-year-old sprinter, who kissed the track goodbye after winning the men’s 200m – his last individual Olympic race.
After sprinting away from the second-placed Japanese sprint relay team on Friday night in Brazil, Bolt told the BBC: “I’m just relieved, I’ve done it. It’s unreal, I never knew from the start this would happen to me and it has, it’s just a brilliant feeling. I’m the greatest.”