Friday, August 10, 2012

Thunder Bolt

I'm not referring to the weather in New Jersey, I'm talking about the sprinter from Jamaica.  
Usain Bolt became the first man to win the 100-meter and 200-meter races twice in a row in the Olympics . . . . ever.  So he could have broken his own record in the 200 but chose not to.  So what? He still won, didn't he?  Besides, a lot of causal Olympics fans can't be bothered with remembering who set what record in which race.  They just know that they won.
Bolt is becoming known as the Muhammad Ali of track, and not just because of his abilities.  Like Ali, he's not very humble.  But he has the stats to back up his own boasting, so even though that Reggie Mantle shtick might be annoying to some,  let's let him have his moment in the sun for now.
Also, Yohan Blake won the silver medal in the 200-meter race, with Warren Weir taking the bronze. Both of them, like Bolt, are Jamaican.  What a way for Jamaica to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary of independence! :-) 

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