August 20, 2008 9 Comments
The international media are in a frenzy. The Caribbean and to a larger extent Jamaica have become a hotbed of media reports as Jamaica continue it dominance on the Olympic stage. Caribbean media personnel are being hounded for interviews with phones ringing off the hooks as journalists jostle for feedback on Caribbean athletes.
Photo Credit – BBC Sports
AND HERE’S WHY
Usain “Lighting” Bolt a sure favourite to win the 200m sprint double broke the world record & Olympic record in a record time of 19.30 erasing Michael Johnson mark of 19.32. Usain Bolt became the first man since Carl Lewis in 1984 Los Angles to win gold both in the 100m & 200m final during live coverage this morning. Once again the Caribbean came in 1, 2 just like the 100m dash when Netherlands Antilles Churandy Martina came second with 19.82. American Spearman capturing bronze got the shock of his life when told he was disqualified for running out of lane.
BUT IT DID NOT STOP THERE
A few mins later Jamaica Melane Walker won the 400m hurdles finals! In a time of 52.64 secs sending the Caribbean region in jubilation once again. Sunday it was gold [Shelly-Ann Fraser], silver and bronze for Jamaica in the women 100m dash. Now everyone wants to know what it is the Jamaicans are doing different!