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Topic - Usain Bolt
Justin Gatlin won the 100 meters at the Golden Gala for a second straight year, while Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar set a meet record in topping a high-class high jump on Thursday.
Imagine being picked out of the crowd to hold the starting blocks for Lolo Jones before a hurdles race. Or standing so close to the high jump action that athletes actually high-five the fans after clearing the bar.
Surveying the state of the sport he dominated for so many years, running great Haile Gebrselassie sees a bleak future.
Golden Gala organizers announced Monday that Usain Bolt will skip the Rome Diamond League meet on June 5, citing reported injury problems.
Members of the Jamaican bobsled team appeared at a press conference on Tuesday to talk about their appearance in the Sochi Games. They have also filmed a faux-documentary with team sponsor Samsung, and a movie poster that hung behind them certainly caught some attention.
Usain Bolt will compete again at the Golden Spike in Ostrava on June 17.
Bolt says he wants to win gold in Rio, set another world record in the 200 meters next year, and perhaps win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
In the very last race of the championships Sunday, Bolt grabbed the gold-colored baton for his anchor leg of the 4x100-meter relay and churned toward the finish line, huffing and puffing to generate more speed. Not that he needed it.
Usain Bolt restored order to the world of sprinting. Reclaiming the 100-meter world championship gold he lost through a false start in South Korea two years ago, the Olympic champion again holds every major sprint title there is.
Word came Sunday that all three had failed drug tests. "A sad day," one former track official called it — and certainly a day that punctured the myth that the oft-troubled sport has cleaned up its act.
Gay completed the 100-200 sprint double Sunday at U.S. track championships, winning the 200 meters in 19.74 seconds Sunday and holding off Isiah Young. It's the fastest time in the world this season.
Yohan Blake ran the second-fastest time ever in the 100 meters, clocking 9.69 seconds to win at the Athletissima Diamond League meeting on Thursday.
Now that the Olympics are over, there's one very fast young man looking at one very long layoff before resurfacing in Rio in four years.
Toting his third gold medal of the London Games, Usain Bolt gave a little wave to 80,000 or so of his best friends in the Olympic Stadium stands.
Be it a gold medal or a souvenir from a record relay run, Usain Bolt always gets what he wants at the Olympics.