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  • Boltz of lightning record = WJR 20.13!

    Based on reports coming out of Barbados at the Pan Am Jr, Usain Bolt, the Jamaican sensation, could have shaved fraction of seconds off the WJR had he not glanced behind. What a "talent". Mr Bolt indicated that he is looking towards reaching the 200M finals at the World's. However, veterans such as Frankie Fredericks, Bernard Williams, and all the other top "guns", should be careful of the jamaican wonderboy.

    USA track & Field, undoubtedly is on the rise. Two guys running mid 45's in the same final is mind-boggling. Sholando Soloman sub 23.00secs performance is not far behind Alex Felix's non-altitude best. The Track & Field powerhouse flexed its muscles at yet another junior event topping the medal count emphatically. The future of USA track & field is in good hands. Let's hope that these talented athletes do not waste away as is customary.

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    Re: Boltz of lightning record = WJR 20.13!

    Dude's got a heck of a future, if he is not burned out too early.

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    • #3
      Re: Boltz of lightning record = WJR 20.13!

      http://www.iaaf.org/news/Kind=2/newsId=22064.html

      The link above shows an untested BOLT running to 20.13 prior to looking behind before the finish.

      Bolt equals World junior 200m record, as USA dominates Pan Am Junior Champs
      Monday 21 July 2003
      Bolt equals World Junior 200m record, as USA dominates Pan Am Junior Champs

      21 July 2003 - Bridgetown, Barbados - The Jamaican sensation Usain Bolt, the reigning World Junior 200m champion equalled the World Junior record with a superb 20.13 performance, as the USA regained its overall supremacy in the 12th Pan American Junior Championships in Barbados National Stadium in Waterford, St. Michael.

      Bolt, who will turn 17 on August 21, equalled the previous record time set by USA’s Roy Martin in 1985. The 1.95 tall athlete had already showed his potential this season when winning the National High School Champs in 20.25 in April, and added the World Youth title to his promising CV, with a 20.40 clocking on the 13 July in Sherbrooke, Canada.

      With a neutral wind (0.0), Bolt led USA’s David Neville (20.63) and Brazil’s Jorge Celio Sena (20.70) home in a fast race in which three other men dipped under 21 seconds: USA’s Aaron Collins (20.83) US Virgin Islands’ Adrian Durant (20.83) and Netherland Antilles’ Churandy Martina (20.84), who had won the 100m the previous day.

      Bolt also ran the final leg in the 4x100 relay team, which finished second with 39.40, behind the USA quartet, who clocked 39.29 to smash the championship record of 39.42, set by another USA squad in 1982.

      The 200m World Junior record last belonged to Jamaica, when Don Quarrie ran 20.56 in the 1970 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games, and Bolt has certainly inherited the 1976 Olympic champion's sprinting mantle.

      Gab the track Guru from the sprint factory.

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        Re: Boltz of lightning record = WJR 20.13!

        http://www.iaaf.org/news/Kind=2/newsId=22064.html

        The link above shows an untested BOLT running to 20.13 prior to looking behind before the finish.

        Bolt equals World junior 200m record, as USA dominates Pan Am Junior Champs
        Monday 21 July 2003
        Bolt equals World Junior 200m record, as USA dominates Pan Am Junior Champs

        21 July 2003 - Bridgetown, Barbados - The Jamaican sensation Usain Bolt, the reigning World Junior 200m champion equalled the World Junior record with a superb 20.13 performance, as the USA regained its overall supremacy in the 12th Pan American Junior Championships in Barbados National Stadium in Waterford, St. Michael.

        Bolt, who will turn 17 on August 21, equalled the previous record time set by USA’s Roy Martin in 1985. The 1.95 tall athlete had already showed his potential this season when winning the National High School Champs in 20.25 in April, and added the World Youth title to his promising CV, with a 20.40 clocking on the 13 July in Sherbrooke, Canada.

        With a neutral wind (0.0), Bolt led USA’s David Neville (20.63) and Brazil’s Jorge Celio Sena (20.70) home in a fast race in which three other men dipped under 21 seconds: USA’s Aaron Collins (20.83) US Virgin Islands’ Adrian Durant (20.83) and Netherland Antilles’ Churandy Martina (20.84), who had won the 100m the previous day.

        Bolt also ran the final leg in the 4x100 relay team, which finished second with 39.40, behind the USA quartet, who clocked 39.29 to smash the championship record of 39.42, set by another USA squad in 1982.

        The 200m World Junior record last belonged to Jamaica, when Don Quarrie ran 20.56 in the 1970 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games, and Bolt has certainly inherited the 1976 Olympic champion's sprinting mantle.

        Gab the track Guru from the sprint factory.

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          Re: Boltz of lightning record = WJR 20.13!

          Usain's really stepping up this year. He has displayed alot of long sprinting success early in his young career. If he continues to do well I could see him doing the MJ double in a couple of years. He has the ability to dominate the 400,I believe. Wow what could he do to the 400 hurdle record if he was trained properly.Add the 200,4x100,and the 4x400 and this guy's got some range. I wonder if there is a chance of him going to a US college after the olympics? I would probably not see it happening since he could make money on the pro circuit, especially with a strong showing in Paris and Athens in 2004.

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            Re: Boltz of lightning record = WJR 20.13!

            New guy in town. I've never seen Bolt run on TV but his 2003 performances are certainly impressive being basically a junior in High School. His potential is exciting since he no doubt is still learning to run the event & the fact that he is still maturing & will get stronger in the future. I can forsee him possibly earning a medal at the World Championships as no particular person has been all that consistent. Can't believe the 20 second barrier hasn't been cracked in a World Championship year!
            Bolt will no doubt set a new World Junior record later in the season. Does anybody out there know why Lorenzo Daniel's 20.07 at the 1985 SEC Championships was never officially ratified?
            He was 19 years old and the wind guage reading (+1.4) was under the allowable limit. Roy Martin's two 20.13 efforts were the official records reported. Definitely looking forward to seeing this athlete strut his stuff.

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              Re: Boltz of lightning record = WJR 20.13!

              Hopefully somebody at USATF has data on the non-acceptance of the Daniel mark. There's nothing wrong with it in a statistical sense.

              I'm not sure when USATF started recognizing American Junior Records, but the IAAF didn't recognize WJRs until after the Congress of '86. I suspect that the paperwork for Daniel's mark simply fell through the cracks. The Martin mark came in the same year, yes, but since Martin's came in Indy, at the Nationals, it was probably pretty easy to pull the necessary materials together. Note that Martin had an earlier 20.13 that year (Texas State Meet), but it wasn't ratified either.

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