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Allen Yeh 08-18-2008 10:06 AM

Usain Bolt is inhuman...
 
Holy....9.69

http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/player.html?assetid=0816_hd_atm_hl_l0686&channelco de=sportat

He made it look easy.

Steven Low 08-18-2008 10:57 AM

With an untied shoe... and celebrating for 20m. Thing is the guy gets as good a start as the other people. But his top end speed is ridiculous. Has to be at least 3 m/s higher than the other competitors which is INSANE!

I'm looking forward to the 200m final as well as the 4x100m relay.

Derek Weaver 08-18-2008 11:35 AM

Yeah, I had a feeling he was going to do something awesome in the 100m during the semis when he ran, I think it was a 9.92, and looked like he was jogging.

Only 21 also... could be in for some huge things.

Scott Kustes 08-18-2008 01:01 PM

His start was actually the slowest in the field by about .02 seconds. Yet he still ran away from them like he was racing me. As Derek said, he's not even in his prime yet.

So I ran an 11.64 recently...that makes me 83% as fast as Usain Bolt. It doesn't sound so bad when you put it in those terms. :D

Derek Simonds 08-18-2008 01:04 PM

Scott I am proud to say that I know someone that is that close percentage wise to the fastest man in the world. An 11.64 is nothing to sneeze at either. Nice work.

Allen Yeh 08-19-2008 04:52 AM

He looked good in the 200m semi's, he did his what seems like customary slow down 15m's from the finish line.

It's really insane to me that this was his first year running the 100m???

Darryl Shaw 08-19-2008 05:30 AM

Maybe the secret of his success lies in his race day preparation -

Quote:

"I woke up at 11, sat around, watched TV, then I had lunch, some nuggets, then I pretty much went back to my room and slept for another three hours, went back, got some more nuggets, and then I came to the track,"
http://www.reuters.com/article/GCA-O... nel=0&sp=true

Garrett Smith 08-19-2008 06:42 AM

Call me cynical, but either those Jamaican runners (as a whole) have the most incredible gifts for the 100m, or more likely IMO is that they have figured out some way to cheat that no one can put their finger on.

Their dominance as a team should be setting off alarm bells.

As for the Chinese gymnasts, it's either just incompetent or downright crooked judging.

Scott Kustes 08-19-2008 07:01 AM

As Charlie Francis himself has said, no one at that level is winning without a little something extra. It may be cynical, but I don't think improved nutrition and training techniques alone can account for the fact that times just keep dropping.

It's like Tyson Gay and Michael Phelps that are like "I submit to extra drug testing." To the layperson, that sounds amazing..."see, that's how we know they're clean." The average person doesn't realize that drug testing is REACTIONARY and the best athletes have the newest designer drugs that the testers haven't figured out how to find yet....see: The Clear. Clearing a drug test may mean they're clean or may mean they are using something that isn't known about yet.

Frank Needham 08-19-2008 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Garrett Smith (Post 37178)
Call me cynical, but either those Jamaican runners (as a whole) have the most incredible gifts for the 100m, or more likely IMO is that they have figured out some way to cheat that no one can put their finger on.

Their dominance as a team should be setting off alarm bells.

As for the Chinese gymnasts, it's either just incompetent or downright crooked judging.

Your're cynical, there, you happy now :D I know what mean but, if they are legit that Usain is one stud for sure. He reminds me of a colt just getting started in life, out in the pasture just running and kicking for fun. He's in his own world.


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