Team USA had the perfect lead before Gay relay.
Blake totally ate him on the turn. They had only 0,05s of difference in the 100m final
Taking Responsibility wrote:
Gay just did not have it today. By the time he handed off to Bailey, the Jamaicans had a small lead. Young Ryan Bailey did a great job keeping it close for the USA as they actually tied the old world record. IMO, Bailey is the future for USA sprints.
If it is true, I called it:
"I think that Jam will smoke the USA on 3rd leg, and that the effect of the turn will exaggerate the extent to which the USA is getting blown-away, which will make the USA anchor grip that much harder, and the Jam anchor fly away that much more quickly."
Link for Gallagher's purposes:
Performance on the curve can be difficult to evaluate, unless it is visibly smoking, or visibly catastrophic.
Gay received the baton before Blake and gave him after.
That is the problem. Gay was the weak link of this relay.