Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt on Friday ended his Olympic career with a stunning triple-triple record.
The world record holder won his ninth gold medal alongside teammates in the 4 x 100m relay category.
The 29-year-old superstar, widely acclaimed as the greatest sprinter in history, crossed the finish line in 37.27sec triggering massive cheers across the Stadium.
Team Japan surprisingly came second in 37.60sec while Canada came third taking the bronze.
Title favorites, United States, who crossed in third, were later disqualified slipping the bronze medal to Canada.
Team Jamaica’s victory saw Bolt clinch his third consecutive clean sweep of the 100m, 200m and 4x100m gold medals.
This is an advancement on his performance in previous competitions, winning six gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Games.
Bolt Proves He Is The Greatest
Usain Bolt who will retire next year is now on level terms with Carl Lewis and Paavo Nurmi on a total of nine Olympic gold medals, a record for a track and field athlete.
After winning his 200m final, an excited Bolt said:
“What else can I do to prove to the world I am the greatest?
“I am trying to be one of the greatest. Be among Muhammad Ali and Pele.
“I hope after these Games I will be in that bracket.”
His win on Friday was perhaps his most awkward, having to rely on the performances of his teammates.
After winning the relay, Bolt repeatedly told the TV cameras:
“I am No. 1.”
Meanwhile, on Sunday, Bolt became the first man in history to win a hat-trick of 100m gold medals.
The fastest man on the planet is also one of the world’s most marketable athletes.
The Jamaican has deals with Puma, Nissan (NSANF), Hublot, Visa (V), Virgin Media and Japan’s All Nippon Airways.
He also has deals with also Optus, an Australian telecommunications company, and Enertor, which sells sports insoles.
Also due to his lightning speed, Gatorade named a drink after him too.
Bolt even has his own emoji! The legendary athlete has truly transcended his sport.