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Bolt admits to getting valuable lift from his fans after his 100m false-start

Usain Bolt has admitted that he was a little down after his disappointing false-start incident over the 100 metres, but revealed that the fans motivated him to return to the championships stronger.

“Yes, I was bit disappointed after the 100m false-start, but the fans gave me the lift to come back,” the sprint double world record holder said on the last night of competition on Sunday.

Bolt, stepping out at anchor for the injured Asafa Powell, blasted the Jamaican 4x100m relay team to a gold medal and new world record of 37.04 seconds – on a night when USA and Great Britain both ended each others chance at winning the title on the anchor leg.

The Jamaican team consisted of Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake and Bolt.

Collecting the baton ahead from training partner and 100m champion Blake, Bolt opened up a 20-metres gap on the travelers behind him as Jamaica defended the crown it won in Berlin in 2009.

“For me it was just to go out there fast,” said a delighted Bolt, who won the 200m in the fourth fastest time ever, at 19.40 secs on Saturday.

“We did just that. I am proud of my team, I’m happy with myself.

Bolt, who normally runs anchor for his Racers Track Club, but third for Jamaica, also expressed his delight at being able to run the last leg in Powell’s absence.

“I enjoyed being the anchor,” he said.

And who knows he might be the man at that leg in London, next summer.

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Gary Smith is one of the leading writers for He has over 10 years of running experience, as well as eight-years of coaching while covering several events, from the international to college level. Smith, who has covered events for publications such as Caribbean Net News, Cayman Net News, AFP and Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), is also a frequent contributor of and

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