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12 Aug 2012

Ends with a bang!

The Olympic track competitions end with another world record at London 2012

The Olympic athletics competitions at the Olympic Stadium ended with the extraordinary world record achieved by the Jamaican 4x100m relay team. Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake ran in 36.84 sec., an outstanding time! The silver medal went to the USA team, who achieved a national record by running in 37.04 sec., and the bronze medal to Trinidad & Tobago, after the disqualification of the Canadian team. With this success, Usain Bolt brings the number of consecutive Olympic gold medals to six and the world records he has beaten in his career to eight: three in the 100m, two in the 200m and three in the 4x100m relay. A few minutes before the 4x100m relay, the audience was ecstatic in the Olympic Stadium cheering to the win of the British Mo Farah, who had won in the 10,000 m just a week ago, that was repeated in the 5000m with a magnificent final race: the last 1,000 meters were the fastest in Olympic history of the specialty at 2:25:20. Mo Farah has crossed the line ahead of the Ethiopian Dejen Gebremeskel and the Kenyan Thomas Longosiwa Pkemei. In the other events of the evening, the American 4x400m team dominated and won the gold medal running in 3:16.87, fourth fastest time ever. DeeDee Trotter, Francena McCorory, Sanya Richards and Allyson Felix-Ross preceded the Russian and the Jamaican relay teams.