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News Americas, BEIJING, China, Mon. Aug. 31, 2015: The world’s fastest man wrapped up back-to-back wins at the IAAF World Championships in 2015 Beijing over the weekend but choose to put the spotlight on country not himself.

“Likkle but wi Tallawah, #TeamJamaica #Golden #Back2Beijing,” Bolt tweeted Sunday.

As the curtains came down on the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, Jamaica finished with 12 medals yesterday as the Beijing Champs wrapped up.

The country finished with 7 gold medals ahead of the US’ 5 as Jamaica tied for the most golds’ in Beijing with Kenya.

Bolt brought the curtain down on a spine-tingling evening of athletics Saturday by anchoring Jamaica to a fourth successive men’s 4x100m title and extended his record breaking personal haul of IAAF World Championships gold medals to 11.

Bolt anchored his quartet to a world leading time of  37.36 seconds.

Meanwhile, the Jamaican female mile relay team showed their prowess in the 4x400m relay as they claimed Jamaica’s seventh gold medal at the Championships in Beijing, beating the United States into second place.

The quartet of Shericka Jackson, Christine Day, Stephenie Ann McPherson, and Novlene Williams-Mills had finished third, fourth, fifth, and sixth in the 400m, respectively – and together the team ran impressively to cross the line ahead of the American team.

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller described the athlete’s performances as phenomenal.

In a statement Sunday, the Prime Minister said that once again Jamaica’s athletes have cemented theirs and Jamaica’s place of excellence and glory in the annals of world sport history.

She congratulated world sprint legend Bolt on his second gold medal of the Championships with his first place finish in the 200 metres event on Day 6; and Shericka Jackson, who took bronze in the 400 metres race.

The prime minister also commended Nickel Ashmeade for making it to the 200 metres final and said the Jamaican trio of Christene Day, Stephanie McPherson and Novlene Williams Mills who were sensational in their 4th, 5th and 6th place finishes respectively in the 400 metres.

“The performance of our athletes at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics continues to amaze and inspire us as a nation,” said Wykeham McNeill, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment. “Congratulations to the men and women who have represented us with great pride and distinction to close the championships with 11 medals and 2nd place in the medal tally.  We believe this serves as a precursor of what’s to come as Team Jamaica readies itself for the global stage at next year’s Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.”

 

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