Sunday, August 17, 2008
Jamaica's first gold medal
Usain Bolt, a 21 year old sprinter, won his country, Jamaica, it's first gold metal and beat his own personal record:
Bolt won the 100 meters in a time, 9.69 seconds, that broke his 11-week-old world record of 9.72 and could have been much faster had he not turned the end of the race into Carnival. His rivals still couldn’t catch up. Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago ran a personal-best 9.89 and was farther from first than any Olympic silver medalist since 1984. Walter Dix of the United States was third in a personal-best 9.91, and Churandy Martina was fourth in a Netherlands Antilles-record 9.93.
I would say that BOLT is an appropriate last name for him. Even though I am happy for his win, I still wonder what happened to the USA track and fielders. They were suppose to do so good. All that hype.....