96 Olympics - Donovan - Cos I thought he’d blown it
96 Oly - Michael Johnson cos it made my jaw drop
88 Oly - Ben - cause it was like watching aliens land in ur back garden . ( and it’s still scruffy )
After that any of Linfords great wins , Alan Wells / Valerie Borzov / Mo / Carl / Marion / Flo Jo - olympics .
and any time Frankie runs I watch - he’s got a fantastic style .
er I think that covered it
it was one of those moments that transends to everyone in Canada. the americans have “where were you when JFK was shot?” we have “where were you when-ben beat carl, joe carter hit the homer and 2002 salt lake city hockey final” all moments frozen in time.
My favourite championship, apart from '88 and '91 was the world champs in Stuttgart in '93. I thought Andre Cason looked absolutely sensational in all his rounds EXCEPT the final, where he missed the start badly.
Ben in Seoul - 9.79 and coasting over the line! I was working as a waiter in Whistler (big ski resort in B.C. Canada) and an American was yakking before the race and looking for bets against Carl. I am embarassed to say that I was too damn nervous to bet the guy (I´m a Canadian).
1978 Commonwealth 100 semis (Edmonton) - Don Quarrie and Hasley Crawford were a few lanes away from each other and the last 10 meters they were eyeing each other and pointing. After the semi (I was sitting in the athlete/coach area) Trinis and Jamaicans were betting on the final. Then about an hour later, Alan Wells won. Great entertainment.
1996 - Donovan Bailey
1988 - Any race by Flojo
1997 - Marion Jones World Championships
2001 - World Championships Final
2000 - Mens Olympic Final
2000 - Womans olympic Final
1996 - Gail and Merlene
1993 - Gail at Worlds
2002 - Mens World Juniors 100
2002 - Sanya Richards at Adidas Outdoor Championships
Strangely enough I was watching this the other day. I know we’ve gone through the tensing up and the problem step, but, watching it again, I think that they were all symptoms of Bruny’s substantially weaker race model. Compared to Mo’s model, it was fragile and susceptible to these sort of problems.
For technical perfection you just can’t go past Mo. He actually had a slight misstep in his start in that race, but he just stuck to his model and delivered the goods.
Also Bruny’s head angle is always going to cause problems under stress.
Ben v Carl 88"
Ben v Carl 87
Linford “Zurich” grand prix 94(?) winning in the rain
by over 1 meter.
Ben in 87 grand prix race v Calvin Smith. Ben won in something like 10.00sec at the time or 9.97sec (see leval.) It was extrordinary at the time and the first time I really noticed or Knew about Ben Johnson.
I was blown away and it was classic track and field.