American sprint and Long Jump legend Carl Lewis is still puzzled by the fast improvement of Jamaican sprint marvel Usain Bolt, who set the world alight with some superb sprinting.
“He (Usain Bolt) could be the greatest sprinter of all time. I don’t know.
“But I think it’s interesting how in our sport, in our times, how someone can make that sort of dramatic change. But for someone who ran 10.00 seconds and now they are talking they can run 9.4 seconds the next year, it just boggles the mind.
“I was in Osaka (for the 2007 World Championships) and I saw the 200m. I saw Tyson Gay just drill him (Bolt) and one year later he (Bolt) breaks the world record.
“Wow, that’s a huge improvement in a year. And in the 100m it’s gone from ten flat to nine seven. It’s a huge improvement.”
“We’ve dominated and then all of a sudden, one Olympics and these Jamaicans come along and run these crazy times and performances and all of a sudden everyone says now they are the fastest. It’s like everyone just lays down.
“Really, it’s ridiculous.”…READ MORE