Sunday, August 17, 2008

Usain is Insane

The 2008 Summer Olympics have been everything I hoped they would be. The Opening Ceremonies were fantastic. The United States seems to be a contender in everything. I think every world record has been shattered. Michael Phelps surpassed Spitz. I didn't think there would be much more to the games.

However, Last night I witnessed the greatest domination in sports history. Ever. It didn't come from Phelps and his eighth gold, or the U.S.A. men's basketball. It even surpasses Tiger's performances on the golf course, and Jordan on the basketball court.

Usain "Lightning" Bolt (awesome name) won the men's 100 meter dash, running it in 9.69 seconds. Now, that is a world record, so that's an achievement in itself. But the way in which he did it blows my mind.

Richard Thompson is at the bottom of this image, and he won the silver medal, running it in 9.89 seconds (fast). But that means he lost by two-tenths of a second, which is basically an hour in 100 meter times. But that's not the end of his dominance.

From left to right it goes Walter Dix (Bronze), Richard Thompson (Silver), and Usain Bolt (Gold). This is a good twenty meters before the race is over. He is so far ahead that he feels the need to do some trash talking before crossing the finish line. If he tried the entire race, 9.59 would've been a more realistic time. Unbelievable.

I think this is the best picture that captures how amazing it was. Notice how even the back of the field is. Why are they so even? Oh yeah, they're the fastest men in the world! Usain is making them look like high school track athletes.

It was the coolest thing I have ever seen in my twenty years on this planet.

1 comment:

  1. Not sure if you ever get comments, but I watched this live and had to respond.

    + 200 m WR - SEE YA LATER Michael Johnson. If your last name is Bolt, your 6'5", and blak you better be the fastest man on the planet. Running 30+ MPH in 9 seconds. My first car took at least 11 secs to get to 30.