LOOKAS LIKE A 100M SHOWDOWN IS SET FOR BRUSSELS THIS FRIDAY, 5 SEPT 08
BOLT V POWELL (V GAY)
‘Fantastic show all through the evening’
Organisor Wilfried Meert promises a fantastic show at Belgacom Memorial Van Damme. Including the men’s 100 meter. Take a look at the entire feature on Belgacom Memorial Van Damme TV.
“The men’s 100 meter is highly exceptional as it never happened before in the history of the event that the world’s fastest three men compete in the same race. This is something the entire world will be watching”, Wilfried Meert says about the main event at the Belgacom Memorial Van Damme.
However, the Memorial offers so much more. "The events and athletes we can offer the audience is a truly magnificent one. First and for all because of the girls. The Olympic success of Tia Hellebaut and the 4x400 relay team, but also Kim Gevaert’s farewell, which definitely adds an emotional touch to the evening. Also, this year the Memorial is the final event of the Golden League, and therefore athletes’ performances in Brussels decide on the jackpot. All great things to look forward to. The evening will be filled entirely with fireworks, literally and metaphorically.
\Gay: ‘Will need great power’
The American sprint athlete Tyson Gay is mentally ready to battle it out against Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell, but still has a lot of physical worries. “I have been looking forward to this all year, but I can’t make any promises”, he said on Belgacom Memorial Van Damme TV.
Tyson Gay (picture Belga)
“I’m looking forward to it, I’m not a 100 % yet. I don’t know exactly what the outcome will be, how my body is feeling. This is something I have been looking forward to this all year, but I can’t make any promises of what’s gonna happen”, Gay said at the press conference.
Gay is still suffering from an injured hamstring. “Ik denk dat ik door mijn fysieke problemen Bolt en Powell nog niet kan bedreigen”, vermoedt Gay.
“Bolt and Powell both have a lot of confidence right now. I’m just not back to where I was. When I do step in the line against those guys, I definitely want to be a 100%. My legs will need great force, power to even beat those guys”, the American concluded.