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Bershawn Jackson hits back at Dai Greene

Bershawn Jackson has hit back at Great Britain’s star hurdler Dai Greene after the reigning world champion took a swipe at the American 400m hurdlers for failing to medal last summer in Daegu, Korea.

American 400m hurdler Bershawn Jackson in action at Pre-Classic PHOTOS/ Randy Miyazaki

“Greene said ‘he knew we weren’t going to medal; we were too overrated,” Jackson was quoted as telling fastlifeshow.com.

“What does he mean by being ‘overrated?’ I don’t know.

“You’re talking about a guy who won the Worlds in 48.2.

“The time he ran with wasn’t outstanding and it wasn’t a point where he just basically dominated the event.”

The Americans failed to get amongst the medallist in Daegu – with Jackson being the best placed finished at sixth with a time of 49.24 seconds.

However, the 2005 World Championships gold medallist from Helsinki, had an explanations as to why U.S. failed to keep the tradition of finishing on he podium.

He said: “It was a situation where Angelo [Taylor] was hurt; Kerron [Clement] was hurt; I was hurt.

“It happens like that every once in a while.

“It’s going to be really difficult for Greene in his country to stop the Americans from coming and sweeping in 2012.

“He wrote a check that he can’t cash and I’m coming and you’re going to know I’m in the race.”

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Usain Bolt says he’s OK, so don’t look for any tears

DAEGU (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt says he’s OK and will return to business once again in the 200 metres at the World Championships, after false-starting out of the finals of the 100m dash in Daegu.

The Jamaican world record holder and defending champion, was a strong favourite to defend his title over the straightaway event, but jumped the gun and was disqualified.

Asked if he was going to shed any tears over his dreadful mistake, the lanky sprinter said, there is no chance of that happening.

He said: “looking for tears? “Not going to happen. I’m OK.”

Bolt’s training partner and very close friend Yohan Blake went on to become the youngster ever 100m world champion and kept the Jamaican sprint domination alive.

Blake clocked an impressive 9.92 seconds – running into a -1.4 m/s headwind to Beat American champion Walter Dix and St Kitts and Nevis’ Kim Collins by a long shot.

Those two running 10.08 and 10.09, respectively for silver and bronze.

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Tyson Gay of USA celebrates after winning the Mens 100 metres during day one of the IAAF World Athletics Final

Tyson Gay Says He Can Go As Fast As Usain Bolt

American sprinter Tyson Gay insists he can run as fast as Usain Bolt if he remains healthy this season.

By Gary Smith

Tyson Gay of USA celebrates after winning the Mens 100 metres during day one of the IAAF World Athletics Final

Gay, the second-fastest man over the 100m with a time of 9.69seconds, admits that he is still some way behind Bolt’s 9.58secs world record, but believes he can get to that standard.

“I just need to stay healthy, and I think if I do that, I will be able to show the world that I can run just as fast as Usain Bolt, if I stay healthy and work on my start,” said Gay, who finished a distant second to Bolt at the World Championships in Berlin last summer.

“I am a while away from breaking the world record but I believe if I stay healthy and focus I can come close to it, so that is my main goal.”

On when he will clash with Bolt, Gay said: “The match up between Usain and myself, I am not sure where yet, but that is going to be the big one for me. I am going to race him at least three times this year.”

Gay opted to race in the 400m at the Jamaica Invitational last weekend instead of the 200m which he usually runs and he went on to take that event.


He said he does not like the feeling after the quarter-mile, but claimed he could do one last one this season.

“I am pretty satisfied because I put in a good effort. Maybe one more, my head hurts pretty bad and I threw up a little bit and I didn’t like the feeling, so this may be the last one, I am not so sure,” said Gay.

Gay also praised Bolt’s 19.56secs run to win the 200m.

“That was an excellent race, the guy is great and ran a very good race for the home crowd.”

Tyson Gay Has 9.58secs On His Mind

American star sprinter Tyson Gay, has one goal in mind this year, and that is to lower Usain Bolt’s 9.58secs world record in the 100m.

Gay, who will continue his build-up to the rest of the season later this evening with a 400m run at the JN-sponsored Jamaica Inter-national Invitational inside the National Stadium, is hoping to improve on his own personal best of 9.69, which is also Bolt’s former world record mark.

The 2007 Osaka World Cham-pionships triple gold medalist and Berlin 2009 World Championships silver medalist, is also looking to improve his time in the 400m, and is eyeing the possibility of running the one-lap event on a more regular basis, in order to make the USA’s 4x400m relay team in the future.

“I’ve already programmed my mind to run faster,” said Gay. “I’m thinking of 9.58 or faster this year.”….The Jamaica Gleaner

Usain Bolt to run 100m in Daegu on May 19

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt in action

Jamaican triple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt will get an early look at the 2011 World Championships site when he runs in the men’s 100 metres in Daegu, South Korea, on May 19.

The race will be the Bolt’s first 100m of the season as well as his first visit to South Korea.

It will precede Bolt’s previously announced 200 metres at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting on May 23.

‘He has tremendous support in Korea and everyone here expects another record from him,’ Dong-Hoo Moon, co-president of the Colorful Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting, said in a statement on the event’s website.

Bolt holds the world record at both the 100m and 200m, this after setting marks of 9.58 (100M) and 19.19 (200m) seconds at the 2009 world championships in Berlin to win gold medals.