Asafa stumbled first ten which set him back straight away, gatlin got out first IMO but kept his hips very low! If bolt had got is better start would have got the record!!! 200 looking very good can not wait!!
9.80 doesn’t even get a medal. Saw the results online, haven’t watched it yet. I assume Powell got injured. If he had been healthy, this would have been an all sub-10 final. For all practical purposes it was, since we know a healthy Powell can do it easily. Unreal.
LeMaitre and his coach wanted to focus on the 200m since he has a greater chance to medal. I think he had 10th best time in the world for the 100m this year while having the 4th best time in the 200m.
On another note, I’m also very impressed with the Belgian Borlee twins in the 400m dash! They’ve both run in the mid 44’s and remind me of the buzz created by the Harrison twins a decade ago. Being a twin myself I am always psyched to see twins doing well! They (and their younger sister who also sprints) are coached by their father who was also a sprinter. I wonder what kind of training they subscribe to? L-S or S-L?
I’m interested in the Borlees also. I noticed they ran faster in the qualifying rounds than in the semi, and one of them at least ran a PB in the qualifier. I wonder if this means they went too hard to early and will be too tight for the final…I guess only time will tell.