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Powell, Gay and Bolt is Mouth Watering.....

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The Olympics will no doubt be overshadowed from Human Rights to Pollution with Dope scandals in between. But aside from ALL the doom and gloom we have in our midst the Greatest 100m battle the Sport has ever seen.
Powell: He is in contention to break the record again, but when it matters history has shown he stiffens up like a tree. He clearly needs to get over that barrier to claim Gold.
Bolt: Fast, But can he perform in the Final?
Tyson Gay: The slowest of the Three, but when it matters he is Solid and performs.

I dont know who will win, but it will be fast...If I had to pick a Winner, I'd pick Tyson Gay and only because Bolt is untested.

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posted Jul 23, 2008

I might make a surprise comeback and repeat Moscow !!

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posted Jul 23, 2008

Gay has backed out of the showdown this Friday. smart move. he doesn't want to give Powell the edge. Come the summer Powell will choke and tense up as usual, and Gay will probably have too much knowledge for Bolt. Should be a cracker though.

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comment by thor (U12155247)

posted Jul 23, 2008

Although Powell won yesrterday I reckon Bolt looked more impressive. I don't think Powell has hit form yet after his injury so you saw him strain to win by 1/100th in a time which, if fit, he could have almost jogged. If you include Gay I have to say that Asafa looks easily the best runner out of the three and inherently the fastest. If neither were injured and raced to their peak this is how the race would go in the olympic final:
1. Powell - 9.65
2. Bolt - 9.70
3. Gay - 9.75
If Powell bottles it again then you would get this:
1. Bolt - 9.70
2. Gay - 9.75
3. Powell - 9.80

In other words it will all depend on Powell's state of mind. I hope he does win it.

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posted Jul 23, 2008

Sorry, but the hype over the 100m is the worst thing about the Olympics..... a bunch of junkies who have collectively sent away millions of fans from track and field... the whole 100m event is WWF and nothing to do with the honest sportsmen and women who will grace the other stages in Beijing.

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comment by anon (U10505654)

posted Jul 24, 2008

I wouldn't have thought so. I predict 9.80s with possibly one in 9.70s

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted Jul 24, 2008

If that's your opinion, crongtong, then don't watch it....

Personally, I believe in the principle of innocent until proven guilty.

BOlt has just pulled out of Crystal Palace with a hamstring injury. Will he be fit enough to run the rounds at Beijing?

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted Jul 24, 2008

Correction....
<doh>
Gay has just pulled out of Crystal Palace with a hamstring injury.

Bolt hasn't committed himself to running both, but I would be very surprised if he doesn't double up. After all, he can run the 200 after the 100 is over, and he won't have to worry about Gay in the 200....

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posted Jul 24, 2008

I hope either Gay or Powell wins as Bolt is a bit too gangly for my liking.

Powell will be leading first 60 metres, he has probably the best start and drive in the world atm, whereas the other two are quite poor out of the blocks, relatively speaking. Which i find suprising about Gay as he is the 5ft11 and definately has the 'fastest feet' of the three

I hope Asafa does it, but i can see either Bolt or Gay coming from behind to win in the last 10 metres

Whatever happens its gonna be exciting!

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posted Jul 25, 2008

Powell will choke as always

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comment by PWGray (U12764818)

posted Jul 26, 2008

Lets not worry about these boys one thing is for sure Pickering will be no where to be seen. I think he should consider his future already in the 100m, he is never going to improve to a level to compete on the world stage, under 10 seconds my left foot!!

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