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Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts after receiving a gold medal for the men's 4x100-meter during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Jamaica's Usain Bolt after his team posted a world-record time of 36.84 seconds in the 4x100 relay Saturday night.

On his wave to the crowd:

"It was a goodbye to London. I was just having fun with the crowd. I came here to London to become a legend, and I am a legend, and I wanted to thank them for supporting me."

What's special about London?

"The fans. They were great. They were loud. When I came out for the 100 meters, I was slightly nervous. But after they cheered, it was gone. I was relaxed."

How did you get the baton?

"I just asked for it. Initially they said I couldn't have it. They said it was a rule and they needed it. That's the first one I've ever taken."

What will you do with the baton?

"For me, it was to be signed. I took a picture with the guys, frame the picture and put the baton below it. Just something to remind me of London."

On a possible triple-triple track gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio:

"The possibility is there, but it's going to be very hard. These young guys, you see Yohan Blake, he's going to be 26, he's going to be in great shape. It's going to be hard to really do that. I've done all I want to do. I've got no more goals."

On his age for Rio:

"At the age of 30, it's going to be hard to do great things. For me, I'm just going to enjoy the moment.

"Right now I'm like a bum. I have no goals.

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