9.58 – What can you say?


I am absolutely awestruck by Bolt’s performance. It is really hard to find words to describe what we just witnessed. The fact that his two 100 meter world records came in the finals of the Olympic Games and the World Championship, by itself is amazing. He beat the best. I am trying to put it in a historical context and imagine where all the past great sprinters in history would have finished. The fact that Gay ran 9.71, broke the American record and finished second is amazing in and of itself. Gay ran a technically beautiful, flawless race. Bolts technique is also flawless. Tommy Smith with muscles? His start is precise, certainly not hindered by limb length. I was surprised by one view of the race from head on that showed no lateral deviation at the start, his steps were right in line. I am real interested to see the 10 meter splits. I just hope and pray that this guy is clean. It is a real shame to have to think that, but in today’s world who knows. He deserves all the superlatives he is getting. His coach Glenn Mills deserves kudos for bring him along and guiding him to this level.

Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
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