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Usain Bolt!!

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When i was watching the men's 100m final i couldn't believe my eyes, i thought i was dreaming. How on earth can a man run the 100metres in 9.69 seconds ??

What amazes me the most was that he had the guts to slow down in the last 20-30metres and still win. He could of smashed the record even more if he'd gone flat out.

What are we to expect from this man come London 2012?
Another world record?

I can't help wondering if he is on drugs, or is it just skill?

Thoughts?

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posted Aug 18, 2008

" ... no matter how much you search you wont find any true jamaican on drugs ..."

this is funny statement for all the wrong reasons biggrin

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posted Aug 18, 2008

The problem is that these people are jealous. They cannot believe that someone from Jamaica is so good. Jamaican athletes were always good, the problem is that the other countries were on drugs and we weren't. Now that that the testing becomes more stringent they are down.... We are where we are all along. Just that others cannot take the drugs anymore....

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posted Aug 18, 2008

While I don't think Bolt is on drugs (I think he just hit the genetic lottery) for people on here to say "no Jamaican would take drugs" is simply silly. Any athlete from any nation can be tempted for the right rewards. I just don't think he needs to take drugs, given his talent.

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posted Aug 18, 2008

The only thing Bolt is on is Yam and Banana.

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posted Aug 18, 2008

Bolt is all talent, i have watched the guy since he was 15 and he was head and shoulders above everyone at the time. Since then he has gone on to smash the world junior records in the 200m event, the guy has been phenomenal since he first came onto the scene, i expected all of this of him from day one. Usain is clean as a whistle, but questions will always be asked of him because he is that much better than everyone else.

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posted Aug 18, 2008

have you not heard asafa powell complainin about how many drugs tests the jamiacans have had apparently its within the region of 30-40 since they arrived which proves htat they must be clean

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posted Aug 19, 2008

1. After all this sampling for drugs it is obvious that Bolt is clean. Let us not overdo it to the extent that he gets fed up and bored with his sport itself.
2. The sport is about winning and not about breaking records. That these get broken , is incidental. He wasnít showboating to offend any one. He was surprised by the sheer ease of his victory and celebrated like a child who had just found a wonderful toy. The world wants to see him sweating and pounding the earth to produce a better record, but he will only do that in the face of challenging competition. The record will get broken again. Moreover tactics of the race is up to his coach who, if we remember, was quite slow in deciding about Boltís very participation in the event.
3. Bolt is an exceptional body design of nature. In sprints we associate compact, strongly built frames and are not used to seeing such long limbed ostrich like striders.
4. I do agree with the observation by some that this one gold in athletics is worth more than 8 in the swimming pool. This one medal puts Bolt on a pedestal alongside the greatest athletes of all time. Nurmi, Lewis, Armstrong, Jordan, Zatopek, Bubka, Maradonna inevitably come to mind.

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posted Aug 19, 2008

Bolt is good but Paul Hession is on fire.

Watch out Usain - our Galway man means business!

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posted Aug 19, 2008

Nobody, not even Michael Johnson himself, came even close to matching the 200m time he set in Atlanta. Usain is fast, and makes it all look effortless, but what MJ did was super-human. Usain will have to run all the way to come close, let alone beat the mark.

My 2 pence, he won't get within a tenth of the world record for 200m.

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