Usain Bolt Wins Again
While Michael Phelps captured SI’s “Sportsman of the Year” award, it appears his victory wasn’t as acknowledged on an global scale. Members of the International Sports Press Association voted “Usain Bolt” for their “Athlete of the Year” designation. Bolt narrowly beat Phelps for the award, earning 1673 points to Phelps’ 1557. As indicated in an earlier post, I am all for Usain Bolt being recognized ahead of Phelps because I’m not sure having more opportunities to win gold — eight chances for Phelps as opposed to three for Bolt — is the perfect qualifier for being named 2008′s dominant athlete.
Michael Phelps was amazing. This much is true. But Usain was alien-like, not to mention, his performances were every bit as dazzling as Phelps’ swimming conquests were. If not more so.
On the other hand, other posters think Eight is Enough, and suggesting otherwise seems to be futile, no matter how strong an argument Bolt’s otherworldly performances provide.