priginal poster wrote:
Not only is Bolt an amazing athlete, but a perfect showman.
I never believe in these stupid things, like Galen purposely not shaking someone's hand, or any other conspiracy theory and all that crap.
But at this point I think Bolt is purposely going easy in order to get more money, to make track more popular, and to make the olympic final amazing. For example, the same way in the semi's in 2008 he went easy and exploded in the finals I think he is doing the same thing now.
I dont have the source, but I read Bolt say once that he doesn't want to make his record too fast because then it will be harder for him to break. He wants to improve it by small amounts each time. This plan is awesome and i think he is ding the same.
I've never seen a sprinter suffer more than Bolt did after setting his 200 wr, writhing around on the ground gasping for breath for quite some time. There was nothing held back in that performance, and at the time I was left wondering if he might have suffered longer term damage to his heart. I don't see him ever breaking his mark.