The Fastest Man On Earth: The London Olympics 100 Metres Final 2012

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Yohan Blake (l), and Usain Bolt (r)

The stadium will be full to capacity but easily brought to a hush, the proverbial “you can hear the drop of a pin  comes to mind, as mutterings die away.  Spectators crane necks forward and eyes intent wait for the spectacle.  The day is Sunday, 5 August, 2012, the stadium clock moves with deliberate intent towards 9:50PM London time as does Big Ben across the way.  The starter grips his pistol and looks across, as minor officials relishing their seconds in the limelight, check that the athletes’ fingers are behind the start line.

On your marks! get set! the starter shouts.  Bodies rise, legs taught and coiled energy is about to explode.  In perhaps less than ten seconds after the crack of the starters pistol, eight men will uncoil with a pumping of arms and a blur of legs.  Years of training will culminate in a lunge for the finish line and arms will be held aloft.  For one man his name will be recorded in the annuals of Olympic history.  He will always be the Olympic 100 metres Gold medallist, who will it be?

Among those who are “likely” to be there are:

Usain Bolt (Jamaica)

Born: Trelawny, 100 metres Olympic Champion

Yohan Blake (Jamaica)

Born: St James

Best time: 100 metres 9.75s (Kingston) 2012

Tyson Gay (USA)

Born: Lexington, Kentucky

Best time: 100 metres 9.69s (NR)

Justin Gatlin (USA)

Born: Brooklyn, New York

Best time: 100 metres 9.80s (Eugene) 2012

Christophe Lemaitre (French)

Born: Culoz

Best time:100 metres 9.92s (Albi 2011)

We are now told he will concentrate on the 200 metres and not the 100 but you never know, these things can change.

Asafa Powell (Jamaica)

Born: Spanish Town

Best time: 100 metres 9.72s ( Lausanne 2008)

Dare you predict the first three in correct order of finishing, “NOW” even before the heats have started?  have you got the knowledge and reading of form?  Can you say in twenty five years or so, I got it right, for if you can it will be recorded and you too will be a “Champion” of sorts or perhaps just lucky.

0 thoughts on “The Fastest Man On Earth: The London Olympics 100 Metres Final 2012


  1. Perhaps this is Allyson’s time to win it will be a good race, Shelly Anne dislikes the distance but her speed will make it close Campbell Brown will take the bronze. Richards has her Gold she won’t medal in this race.

    Agree that some beautiful women are on show ( can’t help but notice that the swimmers attire is more modest that the sprinters). There should be some sociological study as to why female athletes appear so attractive.

    It will be a Jamaican sweep of the 200 of the 200 (men) with Bolt leading the way with followed by Blake and I think the 3rd member is Weir.


  2. @ old onion bags | August 8, 2012 at 8:58 AM |
    “Lucieane (Frenchie)……will surprise all we ”

    I agree that Lamaitre could be in for silver and could even upset the applecart.


  3. Womens 200 Metres: Result

    (1) Allyson Felix
    (2) Shelly-Ann Fraser- Brown
    (3) Carmileta Jeter
    TIME: 21.88s


  4. old onion bags | August 8, 2012 at 8:58 AM |
    W 200M:
    VCB
    Felix
    Frazier Pryce
    You see why the wrong igrunt jackass predictions you and BAFBFP make does cause everybody to laugh and stewpse or avoid you all posts altoghether.

    Two perfect humbugs onion and BAFBFP, dead wrong as usual.


  5. Torontonian

    Well put … but know this – the predictions were based on histories and frankly I thought that Felix over extended in the semis where as the other three favorites looked easy finishers. Well Fraser did come second and even she was surprised that she beat VCB. Felix has tried very hard for years and years and has placed second to VCB time after time, she deserves her win. VCB has had her time in the sun. This will most certainly be her last showing in the finals of the Olympics (so too the very unlucky Carmileta)


  6. Allyyson Felix’s long legs were too much to handle in the straight. Such a beautiful stride.

    Another girl with a beautiful stride is the young Russian in the 1500 metres. Long legs and lovely action. I think she needs to hold back 5th or so in the final and start her run up the last backstraight or into the final turn.


  7. Hi Crusoe
    Your girl Allyson Felix – Legs They Are Lovely – won like the champion she, I hope you behaved yourself, ha, ha.


  8. Hi Yardbroom,

    Lol. Yes, a true champion. Yes, I did jump and yell when she won (Wife knew I supported her win). She deserved the 200m Gold.


  9. @ Torontonian
    old onion bags | August 8, 2012 at 8:58 AM |.>>>.PREDICTIONS.

    Man you serious….all ya like ya got Onions rank up to be a modern era Obeazh Man or sumthing…..LOL..Besides 2 outta 3 aint BAD..Snowbird agree?..For sure though…. you n that pop kite Bushie cud hold me to this one..ONE TERM….and only ONE…put all wanna money on it. I holding FIRM BETS TOO.


  10. BOLT IS THE GREATEST!! JUST SIMPLY THE BEST!
    CONGRATULATIONS FOR DOING THE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE! THE DOUBLE DOUBLE!
    Congratulations also to all Jamaicans for making the entire Caribbean a very proud people today!! The country has had its challenges but by Jove they have done well as a young nation.
    You see Baje, edication ain’t commonsense. It’s what you do wit hit that counts.


  11. @ Torontoian

    M 200
    Bolt
    Blake
    Weir
    ……..am humble pie or dirty socks….take your choice loud n dirted mouth


  12. i still feel that Blake and Bolt stage those trials in Jamaica two months ago, you know to build interest in the Olympics sprints. There should never have been any doubt that Bolt was by far the Top Gun. Who the hell is this Weir guy, and the difference in body type across the three is remarkable.


  13. We in the Caribbean need to fully grasp this momentous feat for what it is ..and can remain ..Never in the history of the Olympiad has 1st , 2nd , 3rd been awarded to one country’s athletes in sprinting..far less a little one from the Caribbean. WHAT A PROUD Day …..we ALL from this region should be….Congratulations Reggae Boys….ONE LOVE ! Bolt ,Blake Weir..what a team


  14. Sorry ac
    re ; your link……..yes J A women did well too, but THE BIG DAWGS really shone..lol

    W 100
    Frazier Pryce
    VCB
    …….


  15. ac

    Of all of those pictures only ONE was of a Black woman (with her eyes shut) and none were of Indian/Ethiopian or Chinese decent. Now seriously, a black woman (two actually) tore through the field on the lawn tennis court. They clean swept the track events… a sweet little sixteen year old became the best all round gymnast in the world, not to mention meddling in fencing and swimming and none of these people could qualify to be called Goddesses? Now you don’t smell a rat?


  16. @ BAF

    yeap i was thinking the same thing as i flip through the videos . but as they say those who writes history creates history and the same can be said for those whose intent is to portray the caucasian race of the most beautiful when in fact it isn’t .


    • Amazing if you watch the American Networks the paucity of coverage given to the feat achieved by Bolt double double and the 123 by Jamaica. It says a lot.


  17. @ ac | August 9, 2012 at 7:19 PM |
    “… and the same can be said for those whose intent is to portray the caucasian race of the most beautiful when in fact it isn’t . ”

    And they have largely succeeded in their goal. Through the use of their corrupted Christian religion they have managed to trick the black man especially into accepting this folly. Jesus, his family and woman and the angels are all portrayed as white; so also are all the biblical great characters.
    They have so engineered the commercial world of beauty to reflect their complexion and image as to make black people, especially females, feel ashamed of their hair, looks and complexion.


  18. According to Jacques Rogge President of the IOC Bolt is not a “legend” after becoming the only man to do the double in consecutive Olympics. I guess Bolt has to walk on water for some people.

    @Onions

    Stop trying to hog the credit for predicting the finish of the men’s 200, I predicted a Jamaican sweep prior to your coming on board I guess you had to see Weir run in the Heats before amending your selection.

    The best news for Jamaica is that Weir is only 19, Bolt started as a 200 & 400 runner because of his height so even the experts were wrong about that., I think he will be around for Rio.


  19. @BAFBP

    Of all of those pictures only ONE was of a Black woman
    **************

    Jessica Ennis eyes are wide open and she is Black, father is a Jamaican ( those Jamaicans are everywhere).


  20. @ Sargeant | August 9, 2012 at 8:13 PM |
    “… According to Jacques Rogge President of the IOC Bolt is not a “legend” after becoming the only man to do the double in consecutive Olympics. I guess Bolt has to walk on water for some people. ”

    What do you expect that racist fart to say? If, and a big “if”, Usain was white or representing France he would be the greatest thing since Achilles performed in Marathon.
    Don’t be surprised if the racist media don’t start demonizing Jamaicans even more about crime, violence and drugs. If I were the Jamaican PM I would package a special blend of rum and ganga called the “BOLT Special” and export both all over the world along with its Blue Mountain roast.


  21. @ David
    Our grandiose achievements Bolt n Blake….really getting “The down play on the Intln media and Press”…what’s wid these people ?…


  22. it is all an intentional ploy to downplay the significance and the importance Bolt would have in the black community > HEll NO ! no small time black person from a little carribbean boy should stand towering above Phelps and his 18 medlas that should never happen. the only time the american media gives blacks plenty airtime is when it is crime related and plenteeee of it too then there are the first one to dis blacks for not having positive role models however when said opportunity arises the american media is the first to pull the plug.


  23. @DAvid
    what do u exspect from the american meida houses, that why i wanted the women 200 to be won by jamiacans, hope the relays are in jamaica favour. Cant stand those blasted americans and i hope that the chinese get the most medals.

    We have to understand the concept of socialisation and respons accordingly. I had no problem with ICM doing like the americans, concentrating on Caribbean athlethes. But, the backlash was so great that there were forced not to do like the Americans. We must learn from the americans, giving prominence to our culture, if it means being bias like them. I am happy that i predicted a sweep for the jamicans in the men 200. How I saw tht younger ran in the earlier races led me to belive that he was determined to win a medal for his country and that determination was even on his face. Congratulations Warren, that goes for bolt and blake.
    Lord have mercy, where jamaica getting them sprinters from. Every year, jamaic produces at least two males and females to the world from Carifta, what is happening to Barbados?


  24. @AC

    Why get yuh pressure up because someone has an opinion on who is considered a “goddess”? Life is too short to worry about these trivial issues.

    @Onions

    Not sure what media feed you have but Bolt is big all over the world I would say that he is as big as another famous son of Jamaica- one who goes by the name Marley.


  25. @ saregeanti want to know is how many them goddess can YOU CAN TRACKI and Feell! now you telling me about pressure . ..yuh tink you could handle any dem goddess . black or white. Btw de need to put up some Olympic gods. so i can pick my cream of the crop!


  26. @AC

    I don’t have to track, handle or feel the “goddesses”; “When all the candles be out all cats be grey”


  27. To the point

    Unfortunately the media whether in the US or here have a way of f#cking everything up. Jeter, Felix and Spearman are among the nicest of athletes. They are liked by everyone on tour. Hey Spearman and Bolt are best friends, but the media has a way of making you hate every damned American irrespective … I know its hard but keep the focus on the culprits, the athletes are innocent.


  28. @Onions

    We in the Caribbean need to fully grasp this momentous feat for what it is ..and can remain ..Never in the history of the Olympiad has 1st , 2nd , 3rd been awarded to one country’s athletes in sprinting..far less a little one from the Caribbean
    *************

    Wrong again, it happened in the mens 200 metres as recently as 2004 in Athens. You remember those Games don’t you? It is the cost of those Games that is partly responsible for Greece’s poor man status in Europe.

    For the record the result of that race was:

    1) Shawn Crawford
    2) Bernard Williams
    3) Justin Gatlin

    They were all from the USA


  29. There is a most crucial difference you miss…..neither in 2004 nor 1904 was there the Double double….. Bolt and Blake came first in 1,2 in both the 100 and 200…..more likely than not ( I don’t have stats)….Shawn Crawford & Co…didn’t…top dat


  30. @Onions

    I know I went to school long but not regular and mainly in August but I have a bit of comprehension skills. You wrote what is called a dogmatic statement.

    “Never in the history of the Olympiad has 1st , 2nd , 3rd been awarded to one country’s athletes in sprinting..far less a little one from the Caribbean”

    Now you try to put some spin on it implying that you meant something else, the true nature of a politician. I know it is hard for you to admit that you are wrong but I have a large serving of humble pie for you


  31. So sorry my dear fellow for you and yours shortcomings…but you need to be more verse in the artistry of etymology ….hence that pie you can enjoy singly or with your jocose enabled friend….it not spinning but optioning.


  32. Sarge et all……we must NOT take Ole Onions too seriously we all know he talk through his behind and is one BIG ASS LIAR.


  33. Onions

    When you are in a dat crab hole stop digging, have you ever heard of “say what you mean and mean what you say”?

    Later


  34. Oh Sarge….mate and friend….you are too fickle..more jaunts needed to Bim probably….but stay away from miss rustic by all means…


  35. Can anyone tell me how the $$$ MILLIONS of dollars handed over to the Barbados Olympic Association is spent ?Gimme a break man every time you make a gamble playing lotto, Govt has set aside a % to BOA….Give us some audited statements please Mr. Steve Stoute…we need to know ….of course, when you and the entourage returns from UK…of course. By the way, why was the trip necessary? Don’t you have TV like the rest of us?


    • @Onions

      Barbadians need to eyeball many financial statements which successive governments have not seen the need to open to public scrutiny; a right under law.The NIS Financials come to mind which have been outstanding reaching back to days of plenty. Why should NGOs feel obligated?


  36. WHAhoooooooooooo…we did it again…..3 more gold Bolt n Blake combination reins forever……Trinidad 1 Gold Javelin….sweet…the Caribbean grouped as ONE, stole the UK Olympic GLORY……we D boss


  37. Trust Ole Britannia to attempt to steal the show…..the final medal presentation to a Somalian neutralized to Brit status who won the 5000m medal….jolly good show….GOLLY GOOD SHOW CARIBBEAN……come the next 4 yrs Barbados should have RID ITSELF OF THIS BLIGHT…..that has kept us down.


  38. hey hold wunna horses they have sent out Carl Lewis to throw the first torching flame at the jamaica drug testing procedure. note it is not over till the fat man sings whoever that may be.


  39. old onion bags “the Caribbean grouped as ONE”

    no way.. when drugs are dealing and people getting shot I don’t hear nuh Caribbean grouped as one.

    Well done Jamaica. Well done Trinidad.


  40. Wait bosey……. looks like you naturalized Canadian as well……if so..I see the Ole maple step outta line…..and the hummingbird boys made most of the opportunity…tough luck


  41. old onion bags Caribbean as One is wishful thinking.

    At least it was a right Canadian who stepped on the line.

    Never forget that Ben Johnson was a great Canadian the day he won and as soon as the doping was revealed he became a JAMAICANcanadian.lol


  42. Hants
    That Somalian that received the last medal…..could not speak one iota of english…..that Jamaican girl that finished the 400 leg for america…she probably also wished that she could have represented ‘home’….BTW less we forget USA is a nation of immigrants.,,yet their immigration policies (sucks)….how ironic….Hants them not like you nah ?


  43. Warner the Canadian in 100 relay DQ is Bajan what a heartbreaker for those young fellows.
    Who is we onions? Jamaicans dont want no part of Barbadians remember Myrie.


  44. Look you all missing the spirit of the Olympiad…we is one till Tuesday..site.

    What you all think those rings represent? Like you all forgetting the Berlin Olympics…and a fellow name Jesse Owens.Hitler was infuriated …lol

    Man if we din have SUCH A” BLIGHT”…..we would win medals too….watch what go happen the nxt four years


  45. Congratulations to the Bahamian team that ended the USA’s mens stranglehold on the 4×400 metres relay and as a further indication that youth must be served congratulations to Walcott of T & T who became the first athlete from the English speaking Caribbean to win a gold medal in a field event.


  46. can help but be proud of our caribbean brothers and sister who did us proud Congrats to all those caribbean athletes who gave of them selves selfishly against all odds to achieved and inspire you are all Winners CONGRATS!.


  47. Big up the Bajan Music Director and Keyboardist Miles Robertson on the Piano accompanying Adele at the closing ceremony.

    At least we got to the finish.lol


  48. Anyone read the crap interview with Stoute in Sunday Sun. The fellow is pompous full of shite he dont care repeating the same bullshit everytime he opens his mouth for umpteen years. He obviously elects himself accountable to no one living the high life while atheletes scrunt. Barbados will not see a Olys medal until Stoute and his stooges depart.


  49. Trinidad & Tobago celebrated a National holiday because one of their athletes won a Gold medal at the just concluded Olympics, at that rate Jamaica should celebrate a month of holidays.
    It is commendable to celebrate successes no matter where they come but a National holiday? No wonder the rest of the world looks at the residents of the Caribbean as mañana people.
    Don’t stop the Carnival


  50. @ ac | August 12, 2012 at 6:59 PM |
    “can help but be proud of our caribbean brothers and sister who did us proud Congrats to all those caribbean athletes who gave of them selves selfishly against all odds to achieved and inspire you are all Winners CONGRATS!.”

    Agree totally. Would even be better if we were to muster the humility to apologise to Shanique Myrie even if she came here to peddle her assets in the world’s oldest profession given the Bajan men notoriety for liking foreign meat even if they come faster than Bolt.


  51. Agree totally. Would even be better if we were to muster the humility to apologise to Shanique Myrie even if she came here to peddle her assets in the world’s oldest profession given the Bajan men notoriety for liking foreign meat even if they come faster than Bolt.

    apology wuh! wuh she even faster than bolt! maybe she can compete in the next olympics in the high jump .right now she already win the first hurdle against barbados in record time

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