Bolt would be sub-19.00 no problem.
Bolt ran a 14.45 150m on the same track last year.
But let's not forget that Smith's time was a hand time. At least Gay's was electronic and more accurate. Based on Gay's 150 split, a later season run might have yielded a time closer to 19.25. Goes to show how impressive Bolt's times are. But at least Gay is making up ground
Gay ran 19.41 seconds into a headwind Sunday on a specially constructed track in Manchester, England, shaving 0.09 off the mark Tommie Smith set in May 1966 at San Jose, Calif.
Smith was at the Great City Games to watch Gay beat his time, which isn't an official world record because track and field's governing body only recognizes 200s run around a curve.
WHAT? 9.96 to 9.85?, what are you smoking dude? no way that makes sense. Bolt > Gay, get over yourself.
flawda boi wrote:
lets make some things very clear for some of the idiots in this thread.
the 100m en route times convert as such:
Bolt 2009 (from 150m) 9.91 +1.1w = 9.96 basic
Gay 2010 (from 200m) 9.88 -0.4w = 9.85 basic
THEY RAN ON THE SAME TRACK, AT THE SAME TIME OF YEAR.
for 200m Bolt just ran 19.56 -0.8w which = 19.50 basic
the bend takes away a tenth off 200 times, so, on a bend..
Gay 200m 19.41 -0.4w = 19.38 +0.1 = 19.48 basic
Usain Bolt slightly has higher top end speed as evidenced by the "flying 100" splits (8.70 vs. 8.72)
BUT TYSON GAY IS AHEAD OF THE PACE THAT USAIN BOLT SET LAST YEAR.. IN BOTH 100M AND 200M.