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Adam Gemili wins second medal as Usain Bolt anchors Jamaica to gold

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24/7

England quartet of Adam Gemili, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Richard Kilty and Danny Talbot held on to claim silver in the men's 4x100m relay in front of a packed house at Hampden Park on Saturday night while sprinting superstar Usain Bolt anchored Jamaica to a crushing win to claim his first Commonwealth medal.

Adam Gemili, a former world junior champion, won silver earlier in the week in the men's 100m in a time of 10.10 seconds, finishing behind eventual winner, Kemar Bailey-Cole from Jamaica, who clocked 10 seconds dead.

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It was the 20-year old Londoner's first major championship medal and last night he added to that by getting the team off to a flying start first up, however at the final change with Bolt and Talbot receiving the baton at the same time, it was the six-times Olympic gold medalist that stormed away down the finishing straight to give Jamaica victory in a new Games record of 37.58 seconds.

Star attraction

Bolt was the star attraction on the night and didn't disappoint as he went around Hampden Park after winning, signing autographs and taking pictures with his adoring fans.

"It means a lot. It's the only thing missing from my collection,” Bolt said after anchoring the team to victory.

"I'm happy to be here and sorry I didn't manage to run the individual events because the energy out here is wonderful."

He added: "I just hope I can stay injury-free next season. I want to run sub-19 and that's one of my biggest goals and biggest dreams."My main aim is the 200m. I think I've done enough in the 100m. I love my 200m and want to do something special in 200m."

Gemili claims silver in the men's 100m final

More gold

Earlier in the evening, England quartet, Conrad Williams, Michael Bingham, Daniel Awde and Matthew Hudson-Smith won gold in the men's 4x400m relay in thrilling fashion when Hudson-Smith held off a charging Chris Brown of the Bahamas by 0.05secs.

Hudson-Smith, previously a 200m runner has been a revelation this season at the 400m and last night he ran a final lap slit of 44.56 seconds, bettering his personal best time of 44.97 he set in May of this year.

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