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  • lonewolf
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    Coulda #2
    Shoulda # 3

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  • Texas
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    Gay..5th

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  • AthleticsInBritain
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    I would have said:

    #1 Bolt (obviously)
    #2 Powell
    #3 Thompson
    #4 Dix
    #5 Gay

    But that's my own subjective viewpoint without consulting head to heads, etc. Gay may have had his injuries, and any other season would obviously be #2 or #3 behind a season like Bolt's, but you can only go by the results.

    I still think he's the 3rd best sprinter in the world behind the Jamaicans regardless of this season's results!

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  • gh
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    Dix/Thompson is close: they split the season 2-2, with Thompson winning at NCAA & OG, Dix coming on to take Z├╝rich & Lausanne. But the OG result probably settles all.

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  • imaginative
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    Originally posted by AS
    Well #1 is Bolt, #2 is Powell...

    Gay's season consists of :
    excellent OT series 9.68w, 9.77
    slick 2nd to Bolt in NY
    win at Carlson
    Not much else

    Thompson's silver in Beijing is backed up with NCAA win and 2 3rds and a 4th in Europe

    I'd put Thompson at #3 simply because he achieved as much as was practical given college commitments and won his biggest prize

    Gay is #4...

    then maybe Dix, N. Carter, Patton, Martina, Frater, Burns
    If Thompson had won a few of the european races, they would be worthy
    as ``backed up'' for a number three ranking. As is, we have the NCAA
    and the olympic silver for Thompson vs. the FOT and much better times
    for Gay. Considering that Gay's Olympics were ruined by his injury
    (and that Powell's choking made it easier for Thompson), I would put
    Gay ahead.

    In fact, I would not be surprised if, e.g., Dix would also come in ahead
    upon closer inspection. (Nor would I be surprised if Thompson remained
    4th.)

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by AS
    Well #1 is Bolt, #2 is Powell...
    Gay's season consists of :
    excellent OT series 9.68w, 9.77
    slick 2nd to Bolt in NY
    win at Carlson
    Not much else
    Thompson's silver in Beijing is backed up with NCAA win and 2 3rds and a 4th in Europe
    I'd put Thompson at #3 simply because he achieved as much as was practical given college commitments and won his biggest prize
    Gay is #4...
    Jingo bells, jingo bells, jingo all the way.
    Oh what fun it is to say that the number three is Gay!

    [not that there's anything wrong with that!]

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  • AS
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    Well #1 is Bolt, #2 is Powell...

    Gay's season consists of :
    excellent OT series 9.68w, 9.77
    slick 2nd to Bolt in NY
    win at Carlson
    Not much else (other than almost making the Olympic final)

    Thompson's silver in Beijing is backed up with NCAA win and 2 3rds and a 4th in Europe

    I'd put Thompson at #3 simply because he achieved as much as was practical given college commitments and won his biggest prize

    Gay is #4...

    then maybe Dix, N. Carter, Patton, Martina, Frater, Burns

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  • gh
    started a topic Tough question for men's 100 rankings

    Tough question for men's 100 rankings

    Where do you put Tyson Gay?
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