Summer Olympics: There Will Be Records Broken
While his record wasn’t official (too much wind), Tyson Gay announced to the rest of the world if they want to beat him in the 100-meters dash in Beijing, they are going to have to bring their best. During the US Olympic qualifying heat, Tyson Gay — or Tyson Homosexual, depending on your filter — ran a blistering 9.68, faster than Usain Bolt’s 9.72 seconds record time; however, there was too much of a tailwind and Gay’s time was not entered into the books.
Wind or no, it does not diminish the quality of Gay’s run, as you can see below:
Speaking of the current world-record holder, Usain Bolt also qualified for his national team by beating Asafa Powell in the Jamaican Nationals:
This sets the stage for an intriguing showdown in Beijing. Much will be made about the Bolt/Gay match-up but it would be unwise to forget about the aforementioned Powell. If either Gay or Bolt falter, Powell will be in a position to break the finish line tape.
In other record-breaking news, the US Swim Team is also looking strong as Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff each broke records in the 400 meter individual medley. I wonder how such performances are going to look in that weird water cube-looking thing constructed for Olympic swimming.