Carl Lewis 9.97 Seoul Semi Final

Charlie’s comments on Desai Williams from the Vancouver videos are quite evident here.

Watch Carl turn on the power after about 50 or 60m!!! He flew past Desai Williams, and whooped the whole field.
PJ if your’e reading this, do you have 10m Splits of Carl’s 9.97s in that Semi-Final???

desai had a mean start in this race.

I’ve checked out Bubonic Films but can’t seem to find this Carl semi. I’m dying to see it again. During Championships, I always tape quarters and semis, but this time round I didn’t bother taping Carl early on 'cause I was so sure he would destroy the final. As history shows that he didn’t, I was kicking myself for not getting his 9.99 Q.F or 9.97 S.F. Anyone know where we can view these runs or get them on c.d?


From the IAAF Final Report:

1.95 2.99 3.93 4.81 5.69 6.55 7.41 8.26 9.11 9.97
1.95 1.04 0.94 0.88 0.88 0.86 0.86 0.85 0.85 0.86

1.89 2.92 3.85 4.75 5.65 6.53 7.44 8.36 9.28 10.24
1.89 1.03 0.93 0.90 0.90 0.88 0.91 0.92 0.92 0.96

Thank you for the information pierrejean

good info, some damn fast times for the last 70m by carl, 1st 30m by Desai… Combine and you get, 9.89, still not fast enough to win finale…