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Jamacian Sprinters Blake, Powell and Bolt the best in the World

Johan Blake

Jamaica is known for their sprinter and now they have three at the top of the World with Asafa Powell, Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake.

The trio are training partners and in a race last week at Daegu, South Korea theywere matched up in what was to be a battle for the World Title.
Bolt, however, was disqualified for a false start which opened the door to Blake who ran a blistering 9.92 seconds to be crowned, at least for now, the fastest man in the world.
Blake also becomes the youngest champion at age 21.
In world ranking Blake is followed by fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell with Bolt slipping to third.
Blake has already had part of his reputation tarnished as he was caught for blood dopping two years ago.
But on this hot August evening the youthful Jamicaican was crowned 100 meter champion of the World.

September 7, 2011 Posted by | World Track & Field | , , , | Leave a comment

World’s Fastest: Bolt, Powell and Gay

Asafa Powell celebrates his personal best


   How do they do it?  Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell, along with American Tyson Gay are the fastest men on the planet.

   Both Bolt and Powell share the fastest time this year of 9.82 seconds with Bolt being the World Record holder in the 100 meters.

World Record Holder, Usain Bolt

Bolt’s 9.82 seconds came on July 9th during competition in Lausanne, Switzerland, while Powell hit that time on June 10th during a meet in Rome.

   Powell is the last person to have beaten the “Lightning Bolt” in the 100, during a meet in 2008 in Stockholm.  Bolt has improved considerably since his last defeat and now is the 100 and 200 meter World Champion.

   Outside of Bolt, Powell and Gay is French national champion, Christophe Lemaitre, who set a personal best time in the 100 of 9.98 seconds in front of his home crowd.

  In 2009 Bolt set a French record by clocking 9.79 seconds, but was way off his World Record of 9.58 seconds.

   Naturally, a meet with Bolt, Powell, Gay and Lemaitre would be a track & field fans dream come true.   But how does a tiny country of Jamaica produce two of the world’s best sprinters?

July 22, 2010 Posted by | World Track & Field | , , , , , | Leave a comment

World Record Holder, Usain Bolt, Dominates South Korean Meet

World Record Holder in the 100, 200 and 4x100 relay, Usain Bolt from Jamaica

Jamaican sprinter and world record holder, Usain Bolt, continues his winning ways by winning the 100 meters in Daegu, South Korea, earlier this week with a dominating 9.86 seconds time.

Bolt, who is also the world record holder in the 200 meter dash, will race in that event in Shanghai on Sunday.

It was a start of the season for Bolt who owns the world record in the 100 with a time of 9.58 seconds and is the world record holder in the 200 at 19.19 seconds.

After the race in Daegu, Bolt was satisfied with his performance but realized that he still need to work “on a few things.”  “I’ll try to give my fans a good show,” he said of his upcoming race in Shanghai.

Bolt  along with Asafa Powell, Michael Frater and Nesta Carter ran and won the Olymipic Games in Beijing doing the 4×100 relay in  world record time for that event in a blistering time of 37.31 seconds.

May 21, 2010 Posted by | World Track & Field | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Worlds Fastest Sprinters in 2009: Richards & Bolt

Sanya Richards, USA

Sanya Richards:


  World Champion, 400m (’09)
American Record Holder~400m dash 48.70sec
Most sub-50 400meter races in history
2-time Olympic 4x400m gold medalist and 400m bronze medalist (’04, ’08)
5-time USA Outdoor Champion (’03, ’05, ’06, ’08, ’09);
2-time World Outdoor 4x400m gold medalist (’05, ’07)
IAAF World Athlete of the Year and Jesse Owens Award winner (2006)
World Outdoor silver medalist (2005))
Visa Champion and Humanitarian Athlete of the Year (2005))

Usain Bolt, Jamaica

Usain Bolt

Personal bests

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date Records Notes
100 metres 9.58 Berlin, Germany 16 August 2009 Also shares the second fastest time of 9.69 with Tyson Gay. Usain’s 9.69 set the Olympic record in 2008.
150 metres 14.35 Manchester, United Kingdom 17 May 2009 World best[147] He ran the last 100 m in 8.70, the fastest ever recorded time over a 100 m distance.
200 metres 19.19 Berlin, Germany 20 August 2009 Also holds the second fastest time with 19.30, which is the Olympic Record.
400 metres 45.28[7] Kingston, Jamaica 5 May 2007    
4 x 100 metres relay 37.10 Beijing, China 22 August 2008 Shared with Asafa Powell, Michael Frater and Nesta Carter. Also holds the second fastest time with 37.31.

January 30, 2010 Posted by | Profiles | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment