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Bolt bemused by Rogge 'legend' rebuff
Usain Bolt hit back at IOC president Jacques Rogge for insisting the 25-year-old sprint phenomenon is not yet a legend.
Bolt and the Jamaican 100m relay team were out of this world after a record-breaking triumph made it three golds at the London Olympics for the world's most famous athlete.
He has styled himself a "living legend" provoking a put-down from Rogge, but Bolt said there was little else left for him to do - it was the second time he has completed the Olympic treble - 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay.
Bolt said: "No, he can't challenge me, first of all I would like to answer with a question: what else do I need to do to prove myself a legend.
"I have won both events twice at the Olympics, I have won World Championship gold medals, I have broken world records many times. I don't know what else to do - next time you see him you ask him what else he needs to do that no human as ever done before."
Bolt also revealed a track official had demanded he hand over the baton at the end of the race or face being disqualified - though he later managed to recover it as a souvenir which he, Yohan Blake, and Nesta Carter and Michael Frater will all sign.
Bolt added: "I got the baton back but at first he was saying said I couldn't keep it because it was the rule and if I didn't give it back I would be disqualified, so I just gave it back, but I got it back afterwards."
After the medal ceremony Bolt conducted the crowd in the Olympic Stadium in a Mexican wave.
He added: "I like to push the barriers and do things that has never been done before, that's why I mess around and do fun stuff. To play with the crowd was awesome and I'm sure they appreciated it - I start the Mexican wave, it was fun.
"It was kind of a goodbye to London. I was just having fun in the crowd. I came here to become a legend and I was a legend too I was telling them thank you for the support."