Athletics: Bolt vows to dominate world sprinting

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Usain Bolt says he will not ease off and aims to continue his domination of world sprinting after winning his eighth gold medal in Moscow.

The 26-year-old became the most successful athlete in the history of the World Championships when he helped guide Jamaica to gold in the sprint relay.

The 4 x 100m gold was added to his victories in the 100m and 200m to take his career tally to eight golds and two silvers.

It is also the second time Bolt has secured a sprint triple in the World Championships, matching the trebles he also completed in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.

This latest success means Bolt joins Americans Michael Johnson, Carl Lewis and Allyson Felix on a record-equalling eight world titles overall, but the Jamaican insists there will be no let up and is targeting even more success.

“It is just great,” Bolt said of the comparison to former greats. “I’ll continue dominating. I’ll continue to work hard. For me, my aim is to continue into the greatness thing.”

The United States team had given Jamaica a scare as they lead going into the final handover but Bolt flew past Justin Gatlin to take gold in 37.36 seconds.

“I wasn’t really worried about Justin. I knew if he got the baton in front of me, I could catch him,” Bolt added. “So it was just going out there to run as fast as possible.”

Great Britain had finished in third but were disqualified over their second changeover, with Canada taking bronze on appeal.

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