Legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt’s golden Olympic record was scarred yesterday after fellow Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter was tested positive for a banned substance.
This now means that both Bolt must take back 1 out of his 9 Olympic gold medals.
The 30-year-old Bolt cemented his status as an all-time great by completing an unprecedented ‘triple triple’ in Rio 2016, becoming the only man to win all three sprint events at three Olympic Games.
But the gold the Jamaican won in the 4x100m relay in Beijing will no longer count after governing body the International Olympic Committee (IOC) disqualified the Caribbean island’s sprint team Wednesday.
Carter tested positive for the prohibited substance methylexaneamine.
Bolt’s agent Ricky Simms was not immediately available for comment.