Can someone tell me the last time they declared a deadheat in at a major track race? You hear about this happening in horse races.
the womens' 100m took about 5 minutes to figure out. Should it just be called a tie?
But this isn't the case when medals are involved, only advancement.
In some sports (swimming, to be particular), if a performance is still tied down to a certain place (thousandths, I think), the race is declared as a dead heat.
i have heard from finish lynx operators that it is accurate to within 1/40th of an inch
But the truth is, the modern camera that they're using are capable of determining the winner down to an outstanding revolution.
yeah - i mean when it is THAT close what is the point in splitting them? How can anyone really say that Williams wasn't as fast as Campbell. It's a joke!
Coach D wrote:
Here's the official photo:
The cameras are good down to 0.001 sec or better, but the trickier part here is determining "valid" parts of anatomy. The whole thing comes down to whether Lauryn Williams got he shoulder (valid part of the chest) across or whether it's just the upper arm (not valid). Obviously, breast size matters.
A number of people think Williams got robbed.