equation balancer wrote:
Watching the video at the 3:00 mark (a front view), the Russian's elbows look intentional, but not as aggressive, flagrant or damaging as some are saying.
I can't find the specific video that I watched earlier upon which I based my comments, but it featured a bird's eye (high angle angled, not 100% birdseye) darn clear view. Typical side footage of the race's final straight obscures the reality. When I watched that footage, I replayed it a couple of times. It was very clear in my mind.
I'm not saying it was the most violent thing to ever happen in a Track & Field race or that it should make front pages. I was just trying to emphasize that it was out of line and should not be allowed by officials or taken lightly (relatively speaking--in the context of the race, not in the whole moral schema of the entire history of our sport) by fans.