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Moscow, Aug 18 (EFE).- Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won his third gold medal in Moscow as a member of the 4x100 relay team, an award that is his 10th IAAF World Championships in Athletics medal, a feat that makes him the highest-achieving male athlete in history, surpassing America's Carl Lewis.
Bolt had to win three gold medals in Moscow to eclipse the so-called "Son of the Wind."
He won the first in the 100-meter sprint a week ago Sunday and the second in the 200-meter on Saturday. On Sunday, the last day of the competition, he wrapped up his performance by running in the anchor position in the 4x100 race, leading his team to victory with a time of 37.36 seconds.
Lewis, a sprinter and long-jumper who triumphed in the world championship games in Helsinki in 1983 and in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games had been out in front of all other athletes with 10 medals: 8 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze.
Bolt now has the same number of medals overall as Lewis, with 8 golds, but he has two silvers and no bronzes, thus topping the American.