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Usain anchors Jamaica to gold

Glasgow: Jamaica won the 4x100 men’s relay at the Commonwealth Games here on Saturday, as Usain Bolt anchored his team to Games record.

Jason Livermore, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Nickel Ashmeade and Bolt proved too strong, clocking 37.58 sec. Bolt eased to the finish line, leaving his competitors way behind. England came second, followed by Trinidad and Tobago.

Earlier, England’s Nicola Adams won the first-ever women’s boxing gold medal, repeating the feat she achieved at the London Olympics two years ago.

The 31-year-old flyweight beat Northern Ireland’s Michaela Walsh on a split decision, after landing cleaner shots throughout the four-round bout.

After a week of controversy surrounding a feud with her coach, Australia’s Sally Pearson raced to the 100m hurdles gold on Friday.

The 27-year-old was criticised by Eric Hollingsworth on Wednesday, after the Australia head coach condemned the Olympic champion’s decision to miss a pre-tournament training camp with her team mates in Glasgow, in favour of racing in London.

After Hollingsworth was suspended by Athletics Australia, a worry-free Pearson stormed to victory at Hampden Park in 12.67 seconds, adding to the Commonwealth gold she won in Dehli four years ago.

In another dark moment for the Games, Botswana’s 400m runner Amantle Montsho has been suspended from competition after failing a doping test.

(Reuters)