Just frame-by-frame through the 100m markers. Looks like 9.7 or 9.8 at the 100.
Was there an official split on this? 14.4 is amazing (obviously), but a 9.7 or even 9.8 100 holding back shows insane sharpness at this point.
WR this year. Maybe 9.4.
You didn't notice.
9.69 in no wind stopping with 10 meters to go
9.58 slowing down in .8 wind.
9.63 in 1.8 wind running through the tape on a better track
His top end is noticeably slowing. Had Blake run his 9.69 race in the London final he would have won.
Bolt has now been a pro for 7 years and running very fast for 9 years. He's losing his top end and if he doesn't take a season to get it back he'll be done before Rio.
This is sprinting, Bolt is 6'5" which is fairly big and puts a lot of stress on the body. He'll probably be done by age 30 if he doesn't keep his top end and has to fight to get it back.
If he keeps slowing at his current rate he'll be running 9.75 basic in Rio which may be hard to medal (Bailey/Blake/?).
faster than most wrote:
Bolt looked slower and fatter. He looks aged for a 26 year old. Also he didn't seem to have that 'pop' he had in Beijing and Berlin.
chuckie d wrote:
19.19 for 200m is also no joke.