Monday, 17 August 2009

Usain Bolt's 100m World Record (9.58s)

First watch the video.

I don't own a TV, so this video is courtesy a friend who shared it on Facebook. I heard that, when this was being broadcast, none of the Indian sports channels were covering it. Apparently, while the 100 m sprint in Berlin was going on, DD sports was discussing how India's minister P. Chidambaram saw the Badmninton tournament by purchasing tickets after standing in the queue. And how he was not wearing a dhoti.

Informative? Very.

The good guys at Science of Sport have run a number of articles analyzing the performance. I'm sure they will have more to say -- including their predictions on whether any foul play was involved.

Tyson Gay must be the saddest person in the world right now. He ran his personal best. In fact he ran the third fastest time in the world ever ... and still lost to Bolt.

If you really observe the video above and compare Gay and Bolt, you will find a marked difference in each of their styles. Bolt has a longer stride and lower leg turn around rate, whereas Gay's leg turn around so fast that they are a blur.

Awesome athletics! Sucks that not many people in India are interested.


Rake said...

Yah man..i was looking all over the channels for the telecast..hell even the news channel dint cover it that well. Even I saw it on youtube first!