Usain Bolt: Commonwealth Games have been brilliant - apart from the weather

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Gold-medal winner Usain Bolt says the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow have been "brilliant" - apart from the weather.

The six-time Olympic champion powered to his first Commonwealth gold by anchoring Jamaica to 4X100 metres victory in 37.58 seconds, a Games record.

Bolt entertained the crowds at a rain-soaked Hampden Park by wearing a tartan hat and scarf but admitted the selfie craze was making laps of honour "really long".

Bolt has added Commonwealth gold to his collection. Credit: PA Wire
Jamaica's Usain Bolt wears tartan as he celebrates with fans. Credit: PA Wire
Bolt takes a selfie with fans after his victory. Credit: PA Wire

Bolt has faced controversy during his time in Glasgow, after allegations he described the Games as a "bit sh**"** were published by The Times.

The 27-year-old, who dismissed the newspaper's claims as "lies" and "nonsense", was full of praise for the Games - but not the weather in Glasgow.

Bolt has added Commonwealth gold to his six Olympic titles. Credit: PA Wire

''Other than the weather it's been brilliant, it's been like any other championships. I got to watch a lot more sports and see a lot of athletes compete. I saw some surprising things, like a Jamaican winning the shot put," Bolt said.

''For me the only bad thing about this place is the weather, but I expected it.

Usain Bolt celebrates winning the men's 4x100m relay. Credit: PA Wire

"It's been wonderful, the people have been fun and nice to me. Even when I was cold the crowd was warm," Bolt added.

''For me it was just great to have fun with the fans, they made the Games what it was. They came out and supported from day one."

Usain Bolt, Nickel Ashmeade, Kemar Bailey Cole and Jason Livermore with their gold medals. Credit: PA Wire

Athletes will have a final chance to win medals today before the closing ceremony - featuring Kylie Minogue - brings the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to a close.

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