First off people act like Matthew Boling is done. The kid is just starting his career at 21 years of age and he will go sub 10 and sub 20 next summer 100%. I will
make a personal bet with any member here for 100 dollars that disagrees with my prediction. He will do both next summer. Any bets out there?
Second not only did Julian Wagner look good but also 25 years old Silvin Wicki ran a 10.08 in the same race. Not bad at all. Wish it was wind legal for both of them.
Third Lemaitre is a legend. Say what you want about Shirvington and Pickering but don't ever put Lemaitre or Guliyev into that category. Read how many medals
he son at the European Championships, World Championships and the Olympics. Add to that personal best time of 9.92 and 19.80! Stud in my eyes even if he
underacheived. Phil Anderson needs to stop bringing Lemaitre into the bust category. It's very disrespectful. Read his Wikipedia below.
Lemaitre was a wonderful sprinter - remained rough in style but no-one can take his medals, honours and times away from him. If he chose to stay in a safe place, bully for him. So many detractors act like they're personally disappointed when they have no say in his life. No wonder he loathed the pressure that came with being tagged the next white hope.
Viva Pepe Le Flew
If he chose to stay in a safe place, bully for him.
Speaking of the 23 year old German Sprinter Julian Wagner. I already posted that he ran a slightly windy 10.00 flat a few days ago in Switzerland. What I didn't
know was that was his second race of the day. In the mens 100 meters heats Wagner ran a 10.21 into a negative 1.7 wind! So that is probably
equivalent to around a 10.10 I'm guessing or in that ball park. It's a shame that he was hurt for the Tokyo Olympics because that track is very fast and
he would have had a chance to make the semi finals or finals. Hope he can finish the summer off strong. One to keep a close eye on!
the world Under 20s are on in Nairobi.
The 100 finals are on today (Thursday) with an Italian and a Pole in the men's 100.
The women's 100 final will feature a Serbian, Czech, Slovakian and a Swiss -
Here's a link to the results of each event. For once a concise, easy-to-read page
here's an article (I think you'll particularly like it W/L) on Ashley Moloney after the Games.
He mentions Sally Pearson being generous with her assistance in his quest to hurdle better. Trouble was he didn't have time to perfect it so his new found speed over the hurdles brought him too close to the next.
Looking forward to this next season for him where he's going to specifically work on his 3 weaknesses - PV, 110H and Javelin.