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Breaking News: Team Jamaica Shatters Relay World Record

It was a stunning finale to Jamaica’s best ever Olympic performance.

The Jamaicans, led by Usain Bolt, won the men’s 4×100 relay yesterday at the London Olympics.

It was a stunning finale to Jamaica’s best ever Olympic performance.

Team Jamaica ran the relay in 36.84 seconds, breaking the old record of 37.04 set by Jamaica in 2011. It was a stunning finale to Jamaica’s best ever Olympic performance.

Team USA came in second place with 37.04 seconds and Trinidad & Tobago came in third place with a time of 38.12 seconds. The American performance equaled a national record.

Canada originally came in third but was disqualified after their team captain Jared Connaughton stepped on the inside lane marking, costing them the bronze medal. Ouch!

Bolt won a total of 3 gold medals at the London Olympics and 6 including 3 from the Beijing Olympics. He is 6 for 6 in Olympic finals – a breathtaking statistic.

What is next for the Jamaican sprinter? Rumours abound that he is headed to Manchester United. We don’t think that’s going to happen. We do hope he ends up on CNN or ESPN.

Christian Bright is a professional sports commentator with keen interests in football, tennis and horse racing. His experience in the reporting on professional sports makes him a key asset to OCA’s coverage of athletic events and matches.

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