Congrats to Bolt on the 200m gold (it was expected as he had pretty much no genuine competition) and to the Jamaican men and women on their 4x100m victories. The US was expected to win the men's 4x400m but I knew with Sanya Richards-Ross and Allyson Felix not in the line up that the American women were vulnerable. I know Ashley Spencer is beating herself up for that fatal error she made with that exchange. The American women did a shoddy job with the second exchange from second to third runner in the 4x100m final too.
To be honest, this World Championships was definitely tainted for me because of Felix's injury. I'll always enjoy the sport but to have my all-time favourite name not out there competing and sidelined by a torn hamstring was very upsetting.
so sad for Felix ! she s such a sweetheart !
this was a good tournament, not as amazing as 2013 Barcelona world swimming championships aka Franklin's show
pity with the 4*100 women, the US team made a huge mistake, it could ve made the US at the first place above Russia
but nevermind, the Russian team was at home, they deserved it
Bolt was untouchable ! a true monster
I have a question, since we know Asafa Powell cheated, shouldn t it make Jamaica's record (100*4 men) invalid ? even if the three other athletes were clean ?
Not only is she a sweetheart but she's a key part of their relay teams too! I fully contend that had she been in both events, the Americans would have won. For starters, she would have run a stronger second leg than Natasha Hastings did and not given back any
of the lead and I think with her sudden injury that the chemistry with the girls in the 4x100m wasn't there which led to that early run-off from English Gardner which put them out of contention for the gold. Octavious ran a blistering anchor leg though!
I'm not sure it makes that world record invalid because we don't know for how long he was, supposedly, doping.
I feel sorry for Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. She just became the first woman ever to win the sprint triple (100m, 200m, 4 x 100m) at the World Championships, yet is overshadowed by Bolt all the time. So, I just wanted to say congrats to the Pocket Rocket!
(And also to Christine Ohuruogu - how on earth she manages to win races from such impossible positions
, I will never know, but that's yet another major 400m crown for her - an inspirational performance from the GB captain)
That's always the case, sadly. Last year at the Olympics, Felix became the first women in track history to win three gold medals at a single Games yet the spotlight was firmly positioned on Bolt, as it's been pretty much since 2008. It irritates me sometimes but I'm grateful that he manages to bring back a lot of the attention the sport lost due to all the doping busts over the years. His charismatic personality only adds to his appeal.
Agreed. That lady never ceases to amaze me.
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