Friday, August 22, 2008

JA DROPS MEGA BOMB - ROCKS DA BIRD'S NEST

THE MEN'S 4x100M FINAL
This record has been soft for a while now. With the onslaught of sub-10s and sub-9.9s we've seen over the last five years, someone should have cracked this a long time ago. Well, no better time or place than the final of the Greatest Olympics Ever!!! Enjoy...
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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Bolt Smashes The Sport's Greatest Record!!!

...Bumbaught!!!
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The Long Version + Michael Johnson's Post-Race Commentary
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BOLT'S WJR AT CARIFTA 2003

Splits for the Men's 200m Final
Courtesy of Deacon and X-King

9.96 + 9.34 = 19.30 BOLT
10.23 + 9.59 = 19.82 MARTINA
10.44 + 9.51 = 19.95 SPEARMON
10.18 + 9.78 = 19.96 CRAWFORD
10.23 + 9.75 = 19.98 DIX
10.37 + 9.85 = 20.22 DZINGAI
10.45 + 9.95 = 20.40 MALCOLM
10.44 + 10.15 = 20.59 COLLINS

Bolt's 9.96 100m bend ties Tyson Gay's fastest from his 19.68 at WAF 2006 .

Bolt's 9.34 for 100-200m is the 4th fastest all-time behind:
1. MJ (10.12 + 9.20 = 19.32; 1996 Atlanta)
2. Xavier Carter (10.34 + 9.29 = 19.63; 2006 Lausanne)
3. Tommie Smith (10.52 + 9.31 = 19.83A; 1968 Mexico City)

MELAINE WALKER CRUSHES OLYMPIC RECORD FOR GOLD
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

IT'S A ONE!!! TWO!!! TWO!!! FOR JAMAICA

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Shelly-Ann Fraser Wins Olympic Gold !!!
In what can only be described as the greatest day in Jamaica's Track and Field history we witnessed the most incredible quinella imaginable (a quinfecta really). Shelly-Ann "The Pocket Rocket" Fraser, grabbed and ran away with the women's 100m gold medal only to be followed by her teammates, Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart in a tie for second place.

Fraser clocked a world-leading 10.78 (0.0w) to take the crown as the World's Fastest Woman. This, just 24-hrs after her fellow country-man, Usain Bolt, did the same, by capturing the Men's title in a WR time of 9.69 (0.0w).

It's a great day for Track and Field and an even greater weekend for Jamaica. Jamaican sprinting has grown beyond the comfort-blanket of the "likkle but wi talawah" moniker. We are a Global Sprinting Powerhouse that is, as we speak, dominating the short sprints at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Jamaica is the 800lb Gorilla in the room and it's been a long time in the making.

Nuff Respect must go to all the men and women that came before those who shine today. The pioneers of '48 and '52, Merlene Ottey, Donald Quarrie, Lennox Miller, et al. Nuff Respect to ISSA, the JTA's Primary School, All-Age and Junior High Parish System; Prep School Champs and the JAAA. But we must also thank the IAAF and the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA) for doing their best to ensure a level playing field for all.

Jamaica is on top and "Wi Big Bout Ya"!


Friday, August 15, 2008

BOLT WINS OLYMPIC GOLD IN NEW WR!!!

THE BIG 100m FINAL
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THE SEMIS
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MICHAEL JOHNSON'S REACTION TO THE RACE (PRICELESS)

Splits of Usain's WR Olympic Run
Courtesy of The Science of Sport
Times at 60m for the Entire Field
(when the body stops accelerating)

6.32 + 3.37 = 9.69 BOLT
6.40 + 3.49 = 9.89 THOMPSON
6.46 + 3.45 = 9.91 DIX
6.52 + 3.41 = 9.93 MARTINA
6.43 + 3.52 = 9.95 POWELL
6.48 + 3.49 = 9.97 FRATER
6.46 + 3.55 = 10.01 BURNS
6.55 + 3.48 = 10.03 PATTON
Courtesy of Pierre Jean from CF Forums