Sunday, May 27, 2012
Usain Bolt wins 100m but fails to impress...
As recently as the 5th of May, Bolt had run 9.82 seconds in Jamaica which was the fastest time in the world this year. He seemed to be well on target for the finals until last Friday evening in Ostrava in the Czech Republic when he ran a disappointing 10.04 into a -0.8m/s headwind. Despite all of the hype beforehand with him saying that he was targeting 9.7 seconds, his time was his slowest ever clocking in a 100m final.
In an interview after the race, Bolt said......“I had some very good starts on the warm-up track so I have no explanation. I had no feeling at all in the race, no feeling. I went out of the blocks badly and then nothing came. I’ll have to go back to the drawing board, talk to the coach. It was just a bad day, I have to get past it and look forward to the next one.”
But with just nine weeks to go until the Olympics, there seems to be a chink in Bolt’s armour. Is he invincible after all? If he doesn't perform on the night then the Olympic 100m final is wide open. With Bolt earning in the region of $10 million a year, he has a lot riding on it.