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Bolt ‘the greatest’ bows out with nine golds

Usain Bolt bid farewell to the Olympics by powering to a record third straight sweep of the sprint medals and a final chance to declare himself “the greatest.”

No one had the power on the track nor the courage off it to contradict the 29-year-old whose blistering run gave Jamaica victory in the 4x100m relay.

Bolt ‘the greatest’ bows out with nine golds
Bolt ‘the greatest’ bows out with nine golds

Bolt ‘the greatest’ bows out with nine golds

Usain Bolt bid farewell to the Olympics by powering to a record third straight sweep of the sprint medals and a final chance to declare himself “the greatest.”

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