Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

OLYMPICS ROUNDUP ; Bolt Says This Is Goodbye

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

OLYMPICS ROUNDUP ; Bolt Says This Is Goodbye

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RIO DE JANEIRO - Usain Bolt bid goodbye with another gold medal.

Bolt won his ninth Olympic medal Friday night, anchoring the Jamaicans' winning 4x100 relay team in what he has insisted will be his last Olympic race. Bolt, who has won the 100, 200 and 4x100 relay gold medals at Beijing, London and now Rio, crossed in 37.27 seconds. Japan set an Asian record to take the silver in 37.60, holding off the third-place Americans by 0.02.

But the U.S. was disqualified for a pass outside the exchange lane and the bronze went instead to Canada, something the Americans didn't realize until they were trotting around the track draped in flags and smiles.

Bolt completed his triple-triple after Allyson Felix won her record fifth Olympic gold medal when the Americans - who needed to set a qualifying time in a solo rerun hours after dropping the baton in the preliminaries and getting a second chance on protest - won Friday's final in 41.01 seconds.

GOLF GOLD: At the Olympic Golf Course, Inbee Park will take a two- stroke lead into Saturday's final round after keeping her composure in strong wind and making two late birdies to regain the lead and post a 1-under 70. …

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