Usain Bolt attempts javelin in Olympic Stadium after ninth gold medal

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Usain Bolt isn't content with being the fastest man on earth and the holder of nine Olympic gold medals.

The Jamaican star has enjoyed another stunning Olympic Games in Brazil and after winning the 4x100m relay on Friday, Bolt decided to round off the celebrations by attempting an entirely different sport.

Bolt, who famously bowled Chris Gayle out in a charity cricket match a few years ago, showed it isn't just his legs that have some natural ability by taking on the javelin.

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The video below shows exactly how Bolt's throw went as he managed a fairly modest distance of 56 metres.

Ever the showman, the 30-year-old encouraged the last few remaining volunteers and staff members left in the stadium at half-past one in the morning to join in with the traditional clap that inspires competitors before their attempt.

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The 100m and 200m world record holder made a slow jog towards the line before launching the 800g metal javelin.

Admittedly, his attempt was not even close to those who actually competed in the discipline.

Germany's Thomas Rohler won this year's event with a distance of 90.3m so Bolt still has a bit of work to do if he ever decides to take the sport up more seriously.

Bolt is expected to retire from sprinting after next year's World Athletics Championships in London and may only compete in the shortest format of the sport.


Regardless of what Bolt does next, another incredible few weeks in Brazil has etched his name even further into Olympic history.

A 'triple triple' might never be seen again and while all of the talk before the Games had been about doping, the Jamaican superstar has rightly diverted everyone's attention back to what the Olympics should be about - a celebration of sporting achievement.

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