Will the Triple Olympic Gold Medallists finally be upstaged? posted by That guy021
Tomorrow is going to preview some of the best competition in the 100 meter dash before the World Championships in Berlin. Triple Olympic gold medallists Usain Bolt, former world record holder Asafa Powell, and the triple world champion Tyson Gay are the elites of a field that all run under ten seconds. It looks as though that this race is as important, if not more than the World Championships themselves. With such a field of runners, there will be no surprise to see a new world record.
The man in line to do it is Tyson Gay. Of the main three that include Bolt and Powell, Gay has run the best times of the year, a 9.75 wind assisted and a 9.77 in Rome. As long as gay’s persistent groin pains stay in check, he is expected to win. But it begs the question, “should Gay go all out and risk injury before the world championships?”
Bolt is currently the worlds sweetheart after annihilating competition at the Olympics in Beijing. Asafa Powell has delivered Bolt’s only loss in the 100 meter dash. It was last year in Stockholm, where he was just able to edge him off by 0.01 seconds. Being the former world record holder himself, Powell is looking to regain his supreme status at the top and is coming off four straight wins to do it.
One thing is certain, this will be a very intense race and can ultimately make or break any one of these runners in the world championship race August 15, in Berlin.
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