Triple gold medal winner Usain Bolt allowed to keep relay baton as souvenir - after Olympic officials have change of heart
The sprinting star held on to it after crossing the line in a record-breaking win, but officials insisted he hand the baton over - causing boos from the crowd.
Now Lightning Bolt has a smile on his face because he's been given special permission to keep the trophy.
Triple gold medal winner Usain, 25, doesn't know if he'll qualify for the Rio 2016 Games and he wants a stash of memories.
‘He's not sure about the next Olympics,' Usain's teammate Yohan Blake tells MSN.
‘He say he wants a legacy of his own; he want to start his collection. That's why he wanted the baton so much, so all of us can sign it and he can frame it.'
A spokesman for the Games confirms: ‘The Jamaicans asked to keep the baton and it was given to them to take home.'