What Happened To The Fastest Man Under Any Conditions-plustek

Sports-and-Recreation Last August 16, in Beijing, we saw a massive upset in the semifinal heat of the 100-meter sprint when one of the pre-race favorites, Tyson Gay, failed to qualify by 0.02 seconds. It was supposed to be the scene for the biggest race of the Beijing 2008 Olympics, the sprint to see who will be crowned the world’s fastest man. Usain Bolt went into that night’s final as the .petitor to beat, after clocking the fastest time in the semifinal, 9.85 seconds. The time put him ahead of fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell who ran in 9.91 seconds, and Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago in 9.93 seconds. Reigning world champion in the 100m and 200m, Gay (with a recent hamstring injury) failed to qualify after running a time of 10.05 seconds. Gay was the United States best chance for gold. Gay, before the Olympics, was the fastest man under any conditions at 9.68 After the August 15 heats Marc Burns of Trinidad and Tobago predicted a sub-9.90 semifinal, at least from himself. "I’m just trying to make it through my rounds but expect 9.80 something," he said. He ran in 9.97 seconds. Before .petition began, three fastest man hopefuls (all have different fastest man titles to themselves already) were tagged as favorites going into this event. Despite his world titles, Gay’s dominance was in doubt after sustaining a hamstring injury in the 200m at the US National Trials in Oregon, along with the emergence of the new ‘world’s fastest man’, Usain Bolt. Bolt came from relative obscurity to worldwide attention in the 100m at a Grand Prix event on Long Island, New York, in late May, after dominating the field and breaking the world record in a time of 9.72 seconds, a stunning result for anyone, let alone a runner who had been seen as a 200m specialist. He was then recognized as Gay’s main rival, along with fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell, the former record holder in 100m. Powell was formerly Gay’s only obstacle in the way of the Olympic title, and had held the record at 9.74 seconds before Bolt’s run in New York. The 100m is never a two horse race however. Jamaican Michael Frater ran faster than Powell in Round One. "When you are out there, there are no favorites," finalist Walter Dix said after round one. The final was held last August 16, at the National Stadium in Beijing with Usain Bolt as the winner breaking his own official time record. The following are the entrants to that race fainals. Men’s 100m finalists: 1. Usain Bolt – Jamaica 9.85 2. Asafa Powell – Jamaica 9.91 3. Richard Thompson – Trinidad/Tobago 9.93 4. Churandy Martina – .herlands Antilles 9.94 5. Walter Dix – United States 9.95 6. Marc Burns – Trinidad/Tobago 9.97 7. Michael Frater – Jamaica 10.01 8. Darvis Patton – United States 10.03 About the Author: 相关的主题文章: