Usain Bolt, & The JA Golden Girls Eye The Prize in Switzerland
reggaewire | September 1, 2008 at 08:21 pmby
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This will be bolt's first 200 meters since setting a blistering world record 19.30 seconds to win the event at the Beijing Olympics.
Americans Walter Dix, Wallace Spearmon and Shawn Crawford will also line up alongside Bolt.
Olympic sprint relay gold medalists Asafa Powell and Michael Frater will line up in the 100 meters which has attracted 7 of the Olympic finalists- minus Bolt.
Olympic champion Shelly Ann Fraser is set to battle fellow Jamaican and Olympic silver medalists Keron Stewart and Sherone Simpson in the women's equivalent.
Olympic 400 meter hurdles champion Melaine Walker will look to continue her unbeaten season when she contests her pet event.
Olympic finalists Delloreen Ennis-London and Brigitte Foster-Hylton will line up in the women's 100 meter hurdles alongside Olympic champion Dawn Harper and Lolo Jones.
Despite winning a record eight gold medals and getting all the attention of American television broadcasters, swimming superstar Michael Phelps was not the best individual performer at the Beijing Olympics, according to the Denver Post newspaper.
Instead, Jamaican sprint phenomenon Usain Bolt was picked by the newspaper for his three world record gold medal performances in the 100, 200 metres and 4x100-metre relay.
"Usain Bolt, sprinter, Jamaica, best individual performance. Sorry, Michael Phelps," the paper said.
"With swimmers breaking 74 world records in 2008 – including 24 at these Olympics – we no longer are impressed with world swim records.
"But when Bolt breaks track's two sprint marks for the first sprint double in 24 years, then runs a leg on the sprint relay that breaks a third record, that grabs our attention," the Denver Post stated.
Bolt, 22, joined a short list of track and field greats who have successfully completed an Olympic double when he became the first man in Olympic history to set world records in both events at any Games.
He has been described as the greatest Olympic sprinter of all time and even labelled Superman II by the great American Michael Johnson.
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