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Monday, August 6, 2012

Usain Bolt blazes to Gold in 100M sprint at London 2012

There are times when the result is never in doubt but only the manner of execution is…………. – as  estimated two billion people around the world saw Jamaica's Usain Bolt blazed once again, burying down any talks of challenge…… this time it was still another Olympic record though his earlier Word Record remained unscathed.

While it was telecast all over the World, those at US could not, as NBC declined to broadcast the historic moment live.  It took the controversial decision to hold off broadcasting the hugely popular event until prime time, leaving millions of track and field fans outraged.

At London, there was no challenge as Usain Bolt emphatically confirmed his status as the greatest sprinter in history retaining  his Olympic 100m title in peerless fashion.  He was dogged by defeat and injury but ran the second fastest time ever to beat fellow Jamaican and training partner Yohan Blake into silver and American Justin Gatlin into bronze.  The fastest 100M times revised after this event is :
9.58secs Usain Bolt in Berlin 16 Aug 2009
9.63secs Usain Bolt in London 5 Aug 2012
9.69secs Usain Bolt in Beijing 16 Aug 2008
9.69secs Tyson Gay in Shanghai 20 Sept 2009
9.71secs Tyson Gay in Berlin 16 Aug 2009
- thrice it is Bolt all the top 3 followed by Tyson Gay who also ran but finished at 4th completing the race @ 9.80 secs;  Yohan Blake who came second was clocked at 9.75, a good 12 seconds more to that of Bolt.

This should mark as one of the brilliant races as the leader clocked 9.63 seconds, just 0.05 seconds slower than his own staggering world record, leading  a race in which seven men went under 10 seconds, with only the injured Asafa Powell failing to break that mark.  There were some who cast doubts after the false start that cost him his world title and aura of invincibility at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu and the subsequent losses to Blake. 

Analysts say that Bolt did not have the best of the starts but his gigantic strides helped….. At 40m Gatlin - banned twice for doping offences - held a fractional lead but Bolt, as so many times before, was about to pull away as no other sprinter in history has. So, it is the sensational lightning striking again -  Bolt  defending his title as the fastest man on the planet

With regards – S. Sampathkumar.
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1 comment:

  1. what a run it was - really blistering - Bolt the great.......