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

Discussion in 'Track & Field' started by Don Wassall, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. white is right

    white is right Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2006
    Messages:
    9,091
    Yes this is perfect analogy, Lemaitre is the Scott Gomez of world class sprinting(I actually think Scott fell faster and harder). It's very rare that a track athlete finds lost speed after years of methodically declining. I seem to recall Felix Sanchez doing this in the 40o hurdles but he had career threatening injuries. Lemaitre has had one hamstring pull that it seems he has recovered from.
     
  2. RCSMAN

    RCSMAN Mentor

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Messages:
    824
    RIO

    semi finals

     
  3. Madara

    Madara Guru

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2015
    Messages:
    223
    Location:
    Lyon (France)
    Lemaitre 20.28 with 10.58 -9.70 for me, this best second part of 200. Will can run close to 20.00.
    Lemaitre with Ashemeade, Merritt, Brown, he can run for the second place.
    But lane 8... we will see...
     
  4. RCSMAN

    RCSMAN Mentor

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Messages:
    824
    Pour moi c'est 10.61 - 9.67

    0.18s de décalage vidéo et pour moi il passe en 10.43

    bon il faudra voir comment il se débrouille en aveugle mais si il prend suffisamment d'avance (1 mètre) sur Merritt au passage du 100M, je pense même qu'il peut arracher la victoire si c'est pas le cas, je le vois capable de prendre la 2nd place et d'aller en finale.

    Son couloir n'est pas très bon mais il aurait pu être pire et l'adversité n'est pas incroyable
     
  5. Madara

    Madara Guru

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2015
    Messages:
    223
    Location:
    Lyon (France)
    Lemaitre second in his final 20.01 ! Season Best.
    For me 10.44-9.57, Lemaitre end speed is back, he can hope run 19.90 or little sub, and so a médal, just whoah.
    He is in lane 7, really good for him ! Come on Lemaitre !
     
  6. RCSMAN

    RCSMAN Mentor

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Messages:
    824
    for me 10.46 - 9.55

    il fait la même course qu'à londres en 2012 en demi finale des JO, déjà en série, il avait fait la même course qu'en finale des JO 2012 au couloir 1.
     
  7. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    13,710
    I'm so pumped for Lemaitre. What a race and he did it into a negative wind! Seasons best and almost a sub 20.

    I like his chances to fight for a bronze medal in the finals.
     
  8. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze Guru

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Messages:
    110
    Location:
    Europe
  9. mastermulti

    mastermulti Mentor

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,816
    Location:
    Sydney Australia
    and he didn't look anything like as spent afterwards as we've seen for some time.
    Emotionally charged, not emotionally drained?
     
  10. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze Guru

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Messages:
    110
    Location:
    Europe
    That is what I remarked too. He seems less drained out than before. Good sign ...
     
  11. whiteathlete33

    whiteathlete33 Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    Messages:
    12,669
    Location:
    New Jersey
    I can see what everyone else has been saying here as well. His start is always poor but it seems as his top end speed is maybe the best in the world.
     
  12. Madara

    Madara Guru

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2015
    Messages:
    223
    Location:
    Lyon (France)
    Lemaitre can improve his first 100 with 0.1 at 0.15, but we don't know if he will.
     
  13. McCaffrey Dude

    McCaffrey Dude Mentor

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2016
    Messages:
    561
    I honestly think Lemaitre could get the silver. The only way Bolt loses is if he DQ's or pulls a hamstring. I really think despite the bad lane Guliyev has a real shot here. The fact that Gatlin and Blake are out is amazing but the other thing that strikes me funny is there has been very few sub 20 200's by anyone this year compared to many in the last 2 decades. Bolt wins in about 19.8x and Lemaitre with a 19.98 for the silver.
    Just to be the glass is half full type. Since 1997 we have had a Greek 60 meter indoor champion. A 400 meter gold medalist. A Scottish 60 meter champion. A white man breaking the 10 second barrier 4 times in a year. And a Chinese and Russian Gold Medalist and world champion in the 110 hurdles. Also a 200 meter gold medalist in Kenteris and I know he was roiding but so has Gatlin and countless other black sprinters who never got caught. So from a 2 decade standpoint blacks have not been so dominant as we all keep thinking.
     
  14. RCSMAN

    RCSMAN Mentor

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Messages:
    824
    Exatly
     
  15. RCSMAN

    RCSMAN Mentor

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Messages:
    824

    for me BASIC TIME
    Bolt will run between 19.5 and 19.6
    De Grasse will run between 19.75 and 19.85
    Lemaitre between 19.83 and 19.95
    Merritt between 19.88 and 19.95
     
  16. sprintstar

    sprintstar Mentor

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2016
    Messages:
    1,361
    Location:
    Canada
    I agree the only way Bolt loses if he dq's, injures himself. I think he will run in the 19.60's. If DeGrasse runs like he did the other night he gets silver over Merritt or Lemaitre in the mid to high 19.70's. Personally I think Merritt is a little tired with all the 400's. So I am hoping Lemaitre gets a podium finish, he will "have" to run in the high 19.80's to the low 19.90's in order to make the top 3. Everyone knows he has the "ability" to do so, just hope he does it :)

    Dark Horse for a medal...Guliyev

    Gemili will have to run the race of his life to make top 5 but is capable of doing so.
     
  17. Madara

    Madara Guru

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2015
    Messages:
    223
    Location:
    Lyon (France)
    I see De Grasse close to 19.6, he ran 10.31 the first 100, very low for a man who run 9.91 can run 10.20, and he did 9.49 with little cool, i think he can 9.42, so close to 19.60.
     
  18. jacknyc

    jacknyc Master

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Messages:
    3,212
    Guliyev is unfortunately in Lane 1.
    That really precludes him from having a shot at the medals.
     
  19. RCSMAN

    RCSMAN Mentor

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Messages:
    824
    Pour moi il fait 10.28 - 9.52

    pas sûr qu'il soit un grand vireur, peut être qu'il peut gagner un peu sur le 1er 100M, sur le 2nd 100M certes il regardait bolt mais j'ai l'impression qu'il était à fond, c'est mon interprétation mais ton interprétation est tout à fait possible aussi
     
  20. Izwal

    Izwal Guru

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    Messages:
    113
    Very good news. I hope that this 20.01 is the end of the negative spiral. It won't be enough to beat De Grasse or Merritt in the final, but Christophe will surpass himself. And everything can happen on a single race. Come on Christophe!
     
  21. mastermulti

    mastermulti Mentor

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,816
    Location:
    Sydney Australia
    what a wonderful result for Lemaitre _ Bronze. And Gemili the same time..

    My hearty congratulations to you RCSMAN
     
  22. RCSMAN

    RCSMAN Mentor

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Messages:
    824
    Congratulation to Christophe
     
  23. RCSMAN

    RCSMAN Mentor

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Messages:
    824
    Well done Champion !
     
  24. mastermulti

    mastermulti Mentor

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,816
    Location:
    Sydney Australia
    who would have picked this scenario?
    Blake and Gatlin run out in the semis, Merritt ties up near the end of the final, Lemaitre fights the fight of his life to touch out Gemili and Martina for a medal.
    The conditions were humid and oppressive, slight headwind, everyone fatigued over days of competition. Our long time commentator on the scene felt it would have been 2/10ths quicker if run 90 minutes earlier.
    They all had to run on guts and Christophe showed plenty.
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2016
  25. RCSMAN

    RCSMAN Mentor

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Messages:
    824

    This race is impossible to analyze
     

Share This Page