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Jamaican athlete helps Japan win Silver medal in Rio Olympics

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 20 Aug 2016 11:45 AM GMT

Jamaican athlete helps Japan win Silver medal in Rio Olympics
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Jamaica: Usain Bolt, who won the men’s 4x100 meters relay final in the Rio Olympics on Friday , was born in Jamaica. So is the first runner-up Aska Cambridge . He bagged the silver medal for his Country .Cambridge’s father is a Jamaican and mother is Japanese.

Cambridge who settled for silver losing against Usain bolt, nine time gold medallist at the Olympics, showed his patriotism saying,” "I may have Jamaican blood but I was brought up in Japan, and trained in Japan. I am called 'Japanese Bolt' but I need to be quicker to be called that."

He further added,” "I could barely keep up lifting weights at the beginning," Cambridge told The Japan Times. "Then I realized I needed more power and started working on it after I came back to Japan."

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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