I am from the UK.
And i don’t think Michael Johnson should pull his finger out.
He is right about everything he says.
The sprinters in 2004, where fucking shit. And am struggling here, i tried to hold back.
It is not like they don’t have lottery funding
It is not like they don’t have the facilities, doctors and support.
And most of all it is not like the UK dose’nt have talant.
Mark Lewis francis, is world junor champion, and in my eyes, world junior record holder 9.97sec from edmonton.
Christain Malcom is double world junior champion, 100m, and 200m 10,13sec and 20,43sec if i might say. This man is a beast!
The first athlete since Ato Boldon to double,and i know times are irrelivent in champions, but he was faster than Boldon.
Am not saying the british sprinters should of won, medels, but they should of reached the finals.
That should be the main aim, of the sprinters, reach the final.
All this bullshit, about money and funding and support, has got nothing to do with it.
Its is up to the athletes them selfs, to pull their finger out of their asses.
Rain or shine, feeling abit down or not. You are going to train right.
Tell athletes in other less funded and supported countrys, like Jamaica, who have great sprinters and the carribean is now the second biggest power in sprinter. It use to be BRITAIN!
Am not saying that the athletes ar’nt working hard enough they might be working their asses off.
Some of the british athlete seem carm, and settled, with there performance compared to the US and carribean.
But this is wrong, they should want to chanllange, them day or night.
I know chirstian Malcom has had injury and illnes problems, and this is a shame. Because he ahs still to fulfil is potiential.
And Mark Lewis Francis, i just don’ tknow where to start.
Maybe it is his training, but since 2002, noting is happening for him. Like when you see a boxer, and they say of, he’s near teh end of his career he is shoot fighter.
Well Mark Lewis Franics is looking like a shoot sprinter, he look heavy and not easy when he runs.
But people have got to understand, Mark Lewis Francis is the anserw, for UK sprinting. Like Maurice Greene, got US sprinting back.
MARK LEWIS FRANCIS, has the power, and talent to do this.
But i think something is going worng major in his training.
Dwain Chambers was the only british sprinter since linford christie who had the right mental atitude.
Dwaian Chambers, 2006 what lie ahead who knows.
Oh yeah great achievement form Jason Gardener indoors, fantastic.
But did the US sprinters, and Carribean, feel what he is doing no.
Did they give a shit, i dont think so.
Jason Garderner is always injured, and thats not his fault. But ever since, 2000 his 100meters has gone down hill.
And it is not like he was old and past it, he is a great athlete.
BUt every year, i could place a bet on it.
Every year he would come out, blast 60meters.
Then come outdoors, and go asleep over 100meters.