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Bolt going for Olympic gold

Discussion in 'Balboa Park' started by sdbound, May 4, 2008.

  1. sdbound

    sdbound Well-Known Member

    Jul 21, 2006

    Stunning 9.76!
    Bolt runs blistering 100m at JII Meet

    Sunday, May 04, 2008

    JAMAICANS Usain Bolt and Kerron Stewart and Americans Kerron Clement and Lashinda Demus produced world-leading marks in the 100 metres and 400-metre hurdles, respectively, to highlight proceedings at press time last night at the 5th Jamaica International Invitational Meet at the National Stadium.

    Bolt, the reigning World-200 metres silver medallist and World Junior record-holder, clocked a mind-boggling 9.76 seconds to equal the second fastest time of all time.


    Jamaica's Usain Bolt (centre) thunders down the track on the way to winning the Men's 100 metres in a startling 9.76 seconds at last night's 5th Jamaica International Invitational Meet at the National Stadium. At left is American Wallace Spearmon and at right, compatriot Darvis Patton. (Photo: Bryan Cummings)

    Running with a legal trailing wind of +1.8 m/s, Bolt held his nerve after two false starts to produce a blistering final 50 metres, to separate himself from the rest of the field to shatter the previous stadium record of 9.84secs established by current world record holder, Asafa Powell.

    "I never knew that I would run 9.76, so this is good," an excited Bolt told the Sunday Observer. The previous world-leading time was 10.00 done by Richard Thompson of Trinidad & Tobago.

    Only Powell with 9.74 seconds has ever run faster that Bolt over the distance. Bolt's previous life-time best was 10.03 secs.
  2. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2005
    The Chargers prolly don't have much use for'im, but if he can play the outfield, the Pads may wanna give'im a look :icon_eek: :icon_tease:

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