Michael Johnson analyzes the 100m sprinters

Tomorrow night is the final of the men’s 100 meters. Here Michael Johnson analyzes the top three athletes: Asafa Powell, Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay.

Asafa Powell
(Jamaica) 9.74sec

Strengths are that he is powerful and is fast in the early stage of the race, which leads to his weakness in that he is not a strong finisher. Johnson also says he is “mentally the weakest” of the three athletes.

Tyson Gay
(USA) 9.77sec

Strengths are that he has the quickest turnover and has the ability to move his legs faster. Even if he has a bad start he can recover to win the race. Gay had a severe cramp at the 200m at the US Olympic trials which could hinder his performance.

Usain Bolt
(Jamaica) 9.72sec WR

Usain Bolt started as a 200m runner so he has a strong finish. He is the current holder of the world record. Johnson says his only weakness is his inexperience.

Usain Bolt is Michael Johnson’s favorite to win the race and Walter Dix his outside pick.

Posted by Mike 10 years ago

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Jim - August 16, 2008 @ 9:08 pm

Go Jamaica!

robert webster - August 18, 2008 @ 12:59 am

i agree with Michael Bolt will win and Asafa will flap again.

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