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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 Best Sprinter, Usain Bolt, Gone for the Season

World record holder in the 100 & 200 is out with an injury

Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, may be gone for the season.  The planets fastest sprinter is cutting his season short due to a lower back injury.

Ricky Simms, Bolt’s manager, sent an email stating that the world record holder in both the 100 and 200 meters is going in for treatment and will be skipping the IAAF Diamond League track and field meets in Zurich next week the Brussels meet at the end of August.

Bolt was undefeated in two years of individual competition until dropping a 100 meter race to American sprinter, Tyson Gay in Stockholm.  The American ran a 9.84 second race with Bolt clocking in at 9.97.

Bolt, who stands at 6 feet 5 inches, is the Tiger Woods of professional track and field bringing in millions of spectators to watch with interest the “fastest man in the world.”

Manager Simms is already planning Bolt’s return to the track during the 2011 season.

August 13, 2010 Posted by | World Track & Field | , , , , | 2 Comments

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’s Top 3 Male Track & Field Athletes for 2010

Usain Bolt rated #1 in world

1)     USAIN BOLT – JAMAICA – 100 & 200

Bolt is the World Record holder in both the 100 & 200 meter races.  He continues to dominate on the world scene most recently winning in Shanghai.

Bolt holds world and Olympic records in both the 100 and 200 meters, with time of 9.58 seconds and 19.30 seconds respectively.  He is the first man in history to beak both world records at one Olympics and the first man to win both the 100 and 200 meter events at the same Olympics since Carl Lewis in 1984.

Tyson Gay ranked #2 in world

2)     TYSON GAY – USA – 100

Career Highlights: 2009 World Outdoor 100m silver medalist; 2007 World Outdoor 100m, 200m champion and 4x100m gold medalist; 2007 Visa Outdoor champion;  3-time USA 100m champion (2006-2008); 2005 USA 200m champion; 2004 NCAA 100m champion; 2002 JUCO 100m champion; 2004 SEC 100m, 200m, 4x100m champion; 2007 & 2009 Jesse Owens Award winner

Ezekiel Kemboi ranked #3 in world


Personal best     3,000m Steeplechase: 8:02.49 (2003) 

Career highlights

2002 – 2nd, Commonwealth Games, Manchester
2003 – 2nd, World Championships, Paris
2003 – 1st, All Africa Games, Abuja
2004 – 1st, Olympic Games, Athens
2005 – 2nd, World Championships, Helsinki
2006 – 1st, Commonwealth Games, Melbourne  

2010 8:06.28   Doha 14/05/2010
  2009 7:58.85   Doha 08/05/2009
  2008 8:09.25   Athína (Olympic Stadium) 13/07/2008
  2007 8:05.50   Athína (Olympic Stadium) 02/07/2007


May 27, 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