Christophe Lemaitre "White Lightning" 9.92 and 19.80!

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  1. ZELLGADISS

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    Ok it is your opinion, not mine.
    Since 20-21 until now he did not improve his first 30m, very important for to get great times in 100m.
    So he does not have margin in 100m, his options are around 10.00 or sub10 with strong wind.

    In 200 he has better future, if he is in big shape he can to get sub20, it is great.
    But sub 19.8 every day is harder for him, because his 100 is not better, i can tell worst perhaps...
     
  2. elispeedster

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    You are right! and Wrong!

    Lemaitre is to blame to stick with a amateur club and a unconfident coach...A coach that tells him to strive for bronze, a coach that hopes other competitors drop out of races so Lemaitre has a easier time to win.
    Lemaitre sub conscious is holding him back because that Old Fool Carraz ruined his potential and confidence, and he does not even see it. I have never seen a Gawky, weak sprinter who couldn't lift a 5 pound dumbell over his head and with 2 left feet run a Sub 10 or Sub 20 at an early age....Lemaitre was raw from the beginning, but the fools that train him destroyed his full potential. He had the potential to run 9.8 and even a 19.6...I am sure of it!
     
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    Oin a side note, both Gemili and Kilty changed coaches and trainers over a year ago and guess what happened? They are improving their personal bests...if took them a year or two to figure out that change is good. Lemaitre 4 years and counting and he blames it on tired legs, jet lag, tight underwear etc,..I'm starting to think lemaitre may be slightly mentally handicapped...
     
  4. ZELLGADISS

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    The potential? Perhaps, he has a huge talent,i dont doubt it.
    But i dont think that he gets 9.8.
    His first 30m are poor always, it is the reality.
    And with poor 30m is impossible 9.8

    Sorry but i think it.

    In 200 if he is in good shape and around 10.00 in 100 he can to get sub20 perfectly.
    With those times he can to have options for medals,of course.
     
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    I meant had potential, past tense, if had received better guidance in his early career, yes 9.8 would have happened. now all lost due to a old fool with no confidence in his pupil, very sad
     
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    he's the most obviously natural athlete ever
     
  7. elispeedster

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    I agree that his body filled up in the wrong places...your classic sprinter is usually long limbed, thick hips and upper thighs, thin calves, wide strong shoulders, generally speaking.

    If Lemaitre thick calves are holding him back which may explain this heavy leg feeling he complains about, its possible the weight training he is doing is wrong...I am curious to know his strength to body weight ratio, this is the key. I hope Master Carraz does not have him lifting weights in high rep form only to get muscular. Strength is the key, muscularity is only a side effect.
    His Hip Flexors need to be stronger to pull up the thick calves. Lemaitre still has hope if trained correctly, only way to do this is to leave Carraz once and for all.
     
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    I have noticed that as some guys mature, they get thicker calves. Even without necessarily training them, they seem to get bigger. Not sure if this is the case with Lemaitre. In any case, he is still running 10.1x so with a good trainer he should be able to get back below 10. Also if he regularly trained and ran against some other too guys that might help too.
     
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    This has been an epic thread but I am closing it because of its size. There's a new Lemaitre thread now to post in.
     
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