Christophe Lemaitre "White Lightning" 9.92 and 19.80! -- Part Two

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  1. mastermulti

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    The Germans don't have any quality male sprinters over any distance really (Reus couldn't cut the pressure in international meets). Even their ladies don't look as good this year
     
  2. limitless

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    Christophe's progression. His 2018 60 time is still better than Devin Quinn's PB of 6.61.

    2018 10.17 +0.9 Montreuil (FRA) 19 JUN 2018
    2017 10.18 +0.1 Montreuil-sous-Bois (FRA) 01 JUN 2017
    2016 10.07 0.0 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) 14 AUG 2016
    2015 10.07 +0.7 Villeneuve d'Ascq (FRA) 11 JUL 2015
    2014 10.10 +0.6 Zürich (SUI) 13 AUG 2014
    2013 10.00 +0.4 Moskva (RUS) 11 AUG 2013
    2012 10.04 -0.3 Rieti (ITA) 09 SEP 2012
    2011 9.92 +2.0 Albi (FRA) 29 JUL 2011
    2010 9.97 +0.9 Rieti (ITA) 29 AUG 2010
    2009 10.04 +0.2 Novi Sad (SRB) 24 JUL 2009
    2008 10.26 +1.7 Albi (FRA) 25 JUL 2008

    2018 20.19 -0.9 Ostrava (CZE) 13 JUN 2018
    2017 20.21 +0.9 Bruxelles (BEL) 01 SEP 2017
    2016 20.01 -0.4 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) 17 AUG 2016
    2015 20.21 -1.2 Oslo (NOR) 11 JUN 2015
    2014 20.08 -0.5 Monaco (MON) 18 JUL 2014
    2013 20.07 +0.2 Paris (FRA) 06 JUL 2013
    2012 19.91 +1.1 London (GBR) 14 JUL 2012
    2011 19.80 +0.8 Daegu (KOR) 03 SEP 2011
    2010 20.16 +1.2 Valence (FRA) 10 JUL 2010
    2009 20.68 +1.9 Genève (SUI) 06 JUN 2009
    2008 20.83 -0.9 Bydgoszcz (POL) 11 JUL 2008

    2017/18 6.57 Mondeville (FRA) 03 FEB 2018
    2016/17 6.58 Tignes (FRA) 05 JAN 2017
    2015/16 6.59 Mondeville (FRA) 06 FEB 2016
    2014/15 6.57 Lyon (FRA) 31 JAN 2015
    2013/14 6.61 Mondeville (FRA) 01 FEB 2014
    2012/13 6.64 Gent (BEL) 10 FEB 2013
    2011/12 6.57 Liévin (FRA) 14 FEB 2012
    2010/11 6.55 Paris (FRA) 05 MAR 2011
    2009/10 6.55 Aubiére (FRA) 13 FEB 2010
    2008/09 6.64 Paris (FRA) 13 FEB 2009
     
  3. jacknyc

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    But he hasn't run faster than Quinn's 10.01 100m since 2013. That says quite a lot about both of them.
    Quinn is just breaking through as a university runner. Lemaitre has been a professional sprinter for years.
     
  4. greyghost

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    Hey lads ....have to agree with all of the above ...,...I have no doubt Devon Quinn will compete as a pro ....it will be interesting to see , who he ! Wants coaching him ...or if he continues to base himself at Illinois ....and if he gets some local real sponsorship ....have to say I feel Quinn has something special about him ..,a real fortitude and understanding of what it is to be breaking people's colored tinted glasses ......and Devon Quinn has still gone under the radar nationally because of boling .....if Quinn has the ability to run 10.01 in heated competition ...from my perspective he has the wheels to run well into the 9.9s In one race at a track meet this summer ! .....his leg turnover is as quick as anything in the world .....the rest Can be worked on ....strength ,,,speedendurance .....and the first 25 meters .....but he has phenomenal leg speed turnover ground contact .....and having worked on his first 25 meters ...he could do some serious damage over 60 meters next winter ., .
     
  5. limitless

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    Lemaitre is a tall sprinter and lacked explosive power (double whammy). He always seemed to be playing catch up in the 100 as he'd get blown out at the start. Yes, Quinn is just starting out, but that his pb in the 60 is slower than Lemaitre's is intriguing in terms of thinking of Quinn's potential. I don't know how it all plays out for college guys graduating that are excellent white sprinters. Teeters kind of just disappeared.

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  6. greyghost

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    Absolutely spot on limitless....and great picture of Quinn ....and as you said ...winter over 60 wil be intriguing ......hopefully teeters reappears ....
     
  7. limitless

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    I wonder how old RCSman spends his time these days now that he no longer policing this site. He probably takes his poodle for long walks, or works on his Renault while he is thinking about what could have been.
     
  8. white lightning

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    It's still sad about Lematire. He was my favorite sprinter for many years but lack of a change of scenery, another coach, good health, etc, I will always wonder what else he could have accomplished. He won
    2 medals at the olympics and world champs in the 200 meters. He will be remembered in history because of this but yet we will always wonder how much better he could have been! I really hope we can see a few more chances for him to shine but injuries have destroyed his career. Hope to still see him run this summer sometime.
     
  9. NWsoccerfan

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    I don’t think RCSMAN ever fully understood the caste system anyways. He would cheer for Vicaut and other blacks too. I think he was just a ornery Frenchman who happened to find this site and decided to argue with anyone who gave criticism to Lemaitre and his coach. It’s a shame as all of us saw the same issues with Lemaitre...but it is what it is and he gave us some great times.
     

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