Entries for Tag: '100m'
That, coupled with Usain Bolt?s stunning 9.69 in the men?s 100m, got me thinking about another world record: Michael Johnson?s unbelievable 200m sprint at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Johnson himself says he?s ready to see Bolt break his record, which is surprising given how untouchable Johnson?s mark seems. I remember seeing a chart about a decade ago that illustrated how dominant Johnson?s record is, and seeing how I couldn?t track it down with Google, I?ve recreated it here (if anyone can find the original chart, circa 1998 or so, I?d love to give credit to the original creator).For the record, I think Bolt is a showoff. Personally, the guy is obviously capable, but I think the IOC should have disqualified him for that grandstanding he did in the 100m. You go hard to the finish or you don't go at all.
Update: Usain Bolt has just taken Gold in the 200m. He beat Johnson's record by 2 1/100th of a second with a time of 19:30. Very impressive. Just wish he wasn't such a jerk.