Jamaicans Large And In Charge – Ground Provisions Not Steriods Won The Day

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.

 ahead of his rivals in his 200m final

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!

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9 Responses to Jamaicans Large And In Charge – Ground Provisions Not Steriods Won The Day

  1. BGR says:

    No biggie there. Now that the IOC are getting extra tough with drug cheats, many are falling by the wayside leaving Caribbean athletes to shine in the spotlight.

  2. BGR says:

    It look like Churandy Martina is disqualified also. This is the official results from IAAF

    http://www.iaaf.org/oly08/results/eventCode=3659/racedate=08-20-2008/sex=M/discCode=200/combCode=hash/roundCode=f/results.html#det

    On other note Jamaica Veronica Campbell won the 200m sprint double.

    Also
    This is what IOC President had his say on Bolt antics after the 100m race.

    IOC blasts Bolt: “That’s not the way we perceive being a champion” Posted Thursday, August 21, 2008 12:38 AM ET
    BEIJING (AP) – IOC president Jacques Rogge criticized Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt on Thursday for showing a lack of respect to other competitors after his record-breaking gold medal performances in the 100 and 200 meters.

    “That’s not the way we perceive being a champion,” Rogge said.

    The International Olympic Committee chief hailed Bolt’s stunning achievements in the two sprints, comparing him to American great Jesse Owens, but said Bolt should have cut out the look-at-me flaunting and acknowledged the other athletes.

    “I have no problem with him doing a show,” Rogge said in an interview with three international news agency reporters. “I think he should show more respect for his competitors and shake hands, give a tap on the shoulder to the other ones immediately after the finish and not make gestures like the one he made in the 100 meters.”

    Having built a huge lead in Saturday’s 100 final, Bolt slowed, glanced around with arms outstretched and pounded his chest before crossing the finish line in a world record time of 9.69 seconds.

    “I understand the joy,” Rogge said. “He might have interpreted that in another way, but the way it was perceived was ‘catch me if you can.’ You don’t do that. But he’ll learn. He’s still a young man.”

    Bolt, who turned 22 on Thursday, stormed to another one-sided victory Wednesday night in the 200, breaking Michael Johnson’s 12-year-old record of 19.32 seconds and lowering the mark to 19.30.

    Bolt made little effort to congratulate the other runners as he wrapped himself in a Jamaican flag and set off on a solo victory lap. Swaying to the reggae music on the stadium loudspeakers, he walked barefoot around the track, putting his face inches from a TV camera, raising an index finger and yelling, “I am No. 1! I am No. 1!”

    Usain Bolt sets another world record in the 200m final. Americans Shawn Crawford and Walter Dix get silver and bronze, respectively. “He still has to mature,” Rogge said. “I would love him to show more respect for his competitors. That’s not the way we perceive being a champion. But he will learn in time. He should shake hands with his competitors and not ignore them. He’ll learn that sooner or later. But (he’s) a great athlete, of course.”

    Bolt became the first man since Carl Lewis in 1984 to win the 100 and 200 golds at a single Olympics, and the only man ever to do it by breaking world records in both. Owens completed the 100-200 sweep at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, adding golds in the long jump and relay.

    “Bolt is in another dimension in sprints,” Rogge said. “Bolt must be considered now the same way like Jesse Owens should have been in the 1930s. Bolt has a bigger edge than Owens on his rivals. Of course, Owens had the long jump too, so you can’t compare people. If he maintains that in the future, Bolt will be someone that probably leaves a mark like Jesse Owens.”

    Bolt gets a chance to make a deeper mark in these Games on Friday in the 4×100 relay, which NBC will feature in Friday night’s prime time coverage.

    For Bolt, it’s a chance at a third gold medal in these games and possibly another world record.

    But as the party wound down on Bolt’s 200-meter win, his emotional high downshifted into a lower gear. The dancing and preening slowed, and Bolt allowed his mind to settle on more relaxing thoughts.

    “I just want to chill out. I just want to sleep,” he said. “I wish I was in sandals right now, just taking a weekend.”

    No, Bolt didn’t want to head toward a white sandy Jamaican beach. But he could start getting his mind ready for the relay race.

    “Right now I’m just trying to relax and just really prepare for the 4 by 1,” he said. “I have one more to go and I know the guys are really looking forward to it. I’m really trying to refocus again and get one more gold medal.”

    NBCOlympics.com

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  4. You know what Bolt stands for?

    Best
    Olympic
    Landing (or)
    Take-Off

  5. BTW: St Maarten is objecting to Martina’s disqualification at the 100m race – they say the objection was filed BEYOND the 30 minute limit AND they have video to show he stayed in his lines at all times!

  6. As for Rogge, he should do like Free Press and watch out more for Chinese human-rights violations and shut his so&so mouth, USA and Ato Boldon get on bad too? Wh’appen them? Oh yeh, Boldon is an NBC pawn now… And is only okay for US athletes to behave STANK as America does pour money into the IOC, right? Yams rule, tek dah!

  7. BGR says:

    Maybe Rogge had to speak quickly on behalf of US interests before a speedy removal was ensure LOL

    Now that Caribbean athletes are a more potent threat to US athletes, don’t be surprise in decline in scholarships offers, entry numbers and anything else to undermine our athletes performances.

    But hey, if Usain & Bolt can train and study in Jamaica and be a force to reckon with, all is not lost.
    Go Caribbean!

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  9. youcouldbelievethis says:

    Love this title…truer words have yet to be spoken

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