Having had a week to recover from Worlds, over the weekend, I did so me more research into the reaction times. The whole idea that somehow the sprinters were reacting quicker to an 'American' starter seems like a bogus idea to begin with (Devon told his agent Paul Doyle the starter had a thick accent and the same starter wasn't used for all sprint events in Eugene yet all sprint events showed faster times), but nonetheless I wanted to rule it out.
So what I did was compare the reaction times of the 21 US sprinters at Worlds to their reaction times at USAs. Guess what? All 21 of them reacted faster at Worlds than USAs, with 16 of the 21 reacting faster than 0.15 at Worleds whereas ony 1 did that at USAs. Lastly, the slowest reaction time in the World final was equal to the fastest reaction time at USAs.A
Moving forward, I'd like to make this the Official Devon Allen False Start / Worlds Reaction Time Discussion Thread. There were so many threads on the topic at Worlds, it's best to have one single thread so we know what to focus on.
The other threads are still up but have been closed to new posts. I thought about merging them all into 1 thread here but think it's best to start anew.
Is there any other comparisons people would like to see be done? What could possibly explain the quicker reaction times at 2022 Worlds than mis-calibration?