The Jamaican mens sprint 4X100 meter relay team was on fire in London as the 2012 Olympic Games came to a close.
The relay team which featured Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Nester Carter, and Michael Frater clocked 36.84 seconds Saturday night to smash the previous world-record set in Beijing in 2008 by the Jamaicans.
The United States relay team of Justin Gatlin, Trell Kimmons, Ryan Bailey, and Tyson Gay came in second, equaling the previous world-record of 37.04.
“A wonderful end to a wonderful week,” Usain Bolt said. “What else do I need to do to prove myself as a legend?”
Bolt requested to keep the baton after crossing the finish line in a breath taking race. However, the official said he would be disqualified if he didn’t hand it over. The 80,000 strong spectators booed.
A little less than an hour later the official that same official returned with the baton and handed it over to Bolt. The 6-foot-5 sprinter then asked his teammates to autograph it.
The crowd then began to chant “we want Bolt!”
Bolt, who turned 26 on August 21st, said he is not sure whether or not he will return to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016.
“It’s going to be hard to really do that. I’ve done all I want to do,” Bolt said. ‘”I’ve got no more goals.”
Later that night Bolt and his teammates head on out in the town to have some fun.