Bolt False Starts! And the abs ain't bad either... And I think he's packing...

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    Aug 28, 2011 12:22 PM GMT
    After easing thru the prelims and making it look like he was out for a sunday jog..

    Gets to the final - and whadda ya know - he false starts. Instant disqualification.

    Will be interesting to see if the IAAF changes the false start rule now.

    http://youtu.be/eZgtCR3IMqc
  • rafiki87

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    Aug 28, 2011 3:06 PM GMT
    About time he got served some humble pie! Bolt is a great athlete, but not the best competitor.

    Yeah, this looks pretty controversial in the IAAF. Dunno if they'll change the false start ruling - highly doubt it.

    Then again, it's just worlds, leading up to the London games, these championships are just used as a gauge to see the progress in the athlete prior to the Olympics. Winning or losing at worlds will only affect the seeding at the Olympics.

    If they do something similar to tennis where they allow a maximum of two tries on serve, I think people might purposefully false start just to throw other competitors off.
  • kuroshiro

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    Aug 28, 2011 3:09 PM GMT
    I honestly don't see the big deal... just reset and start again :/. Stupid rules.
  • ja89

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    Aug 28, 2011 3:17 PM GMT
    They used to have that rule where you get 1 false start free and the 2nd gets you disqualified even if you didn't false start. I know people used to purposely false start just the competition would get their heads all jumbled up.

    The 1 false start rule has now went all the way to middle school track. The ruke is a good rule. You train for these moments, jumping the gun at this point deserves you to get disqualified. These people have been running for their whole lives, gotta get it under-control.
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    Aug 28, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    Apparently, Bolt's too fast for the speed of sound.
  • rafiki87

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    Aug 28, 2011 3:48 PM GMT
    kuroshiro saidI honestly don't see the big deal... just reset and start again :/. Stupid rules.


    In a heat of 8, if all 8 false start plus it takes about a good 5 mins to reset the sensors and get the athletes mentally ready to go again, the heat could take nearly an hour to complete.

    Also it's worlds, there's a lot of different running events to do on the same track. It'll throw the whole tournament's timing off if they allowed false starts and resets.

    Getting mentally ready to run is a whole new can of worms too. Ask anyone who's taken Sports Psychology.

    Athletes at this level have been in the track system for at least 10 years, give or take, so a fundamental error of false starting is just unacceptable, kinda like forgetting to wipe your ass after you go number 2.

    In the developmental levels where the focus is in developing good running technique and sport participation; and not the competition, then a modification in the rules is totally acceptable.

  • rafiki87

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    Aug 28, 2011 3:51 PM GMT
    Oh yeah, did he protest the DQ? Just curious...

    Kinda want to see the interview too, if there is one.
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    Aug 28, 2011 4:02 PM GMT
    diverboi saidOh yeah, did he protest the DQ? Just curious...

    Kinda want to see the interview too, if there is one.


    He didn't protest. He couldn't. Look at the video. The FS was undisputable.
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    diverboi saidAbout time he got served some humble pie! Bolt is a great athlete, but not the best competitor.

    Yeah, this looks pretty controversial in the IAAF. Dunno if they'll change the false start ruling - highly doubt it.

    Then again, it's just worlds, leading up to the London games, these championships are just used as a gauge to see the progress in the athlete prior to the Olympics. Winning or losing at worlds will only affect the seeding at the Olympics.

    If they do something similar to tennis where they allow a maximum of two tries on serve, I think people might purposefully false start just to throw other competitors off.


    But this isn't the sort of humble pie I wanted him to eat. I wanted him to be beaten, even if it was just a case of someone nipping him at the line.

    Looking at his prelim run- it's clear he's back in near 2008/2009 shape. Thus everyone else running for 2nd.
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    diverboi saidAbout time he got served some humble pie! Bolt is a great athlete, but not the best competitor.

    Yeah, this looks pretty controversial in the IAAF. Dunno if they'll change the false start ruling - highly doubt it.

    Then again, it's just worlds, leading up to the London games, these championships are just used as a gauge to see the progress in the athlete prior to the Olympics. Winning or losing at worlds will only affect the seeding at the Olympics.

    If they do something similar to tennis where they allow a maximum of two tries on serve, I think people might purposefully false start just to throw other competitors off.


    What do you mean not the best competitor?
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    Aug 28, 2011 4:26 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you said
    diverboi saidAbout time he got served some humble pie! Bolt is a great athlete, but not the best competitor.

    Yeah, this looks pretty controversial in the IAAF. Dunno if they'll change the false start ruling - highly doubt it.

    Then again, it's just worlds, leading up to the London games, these championships are just used as a gauge to see the progress in the athlete prior to the Olympics. Winning or losing at worlds will only affect the seeding at the Olympics.

    If they do something similar to tennis where they allow a maximum of two tries on serve, I think people might purposefully false start just to throw other competitors off.


    What do you mean not the best competitor?


    He's a little full of himself and he's not the most gracious of winners, I'm yet to see him shake hands after winning something. I think he rubs his win in a little too much for my liking.

    I've always been taught that win or lose, you HAVE to acknowledge your competitors and to be grateful for the challenge they've imposed, for without them you have no opportunity to play your best.
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    Aug 28, 2011 4:28 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you said
    diverboi saidOh yeah, did he protest the DQ? Just curious...

    Kinda want to see the interview too, if there is one.


    He didn't protest. He couldn't. Look at the video. The FS was undisputable.


    Yeah, doubt he could argue the FS... Though it's always worth trying... A photographer's flash, noise from the fans sounding too similar to the starting shot

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    Aug 28, 2011 4:41 PM GMT
    diverboi said
    Blackguy4you said
    diverboi saidAbout time he got served some humble pie! Bolt is a great athlete, but not the best competitor.

    Yeah, this looks pretty controversial in the IAAF. Dunno if they'll change the false start ruling - highly doubt it.

    Then again, it's just worlds, leading up to the London games, these championships are just used as a gauge to see the progress in the athlete prior to the Olympics. Winning or losing at worlds will only affect the seeding at the Olympics.

    If they do something similar to tennis where they allow a maximum of two tries on serve, I think people might purposefully false start just to throw other competitors off.


    What do you mean not the best competitor?


    He's a little full of himself and he's not the most gracious of winners, I'm yet to see him shake hands after winning something. I think he rubs his win in a little too much for my liking.

    I've always been taught that win or lose, you HAVE to acknowledge your competitors and to be grateful for the challenge they've imposed, for without them you have no opportunity to play your best.


    I don't recall any finals winners going around and congratulating the other runners either. Everyone makes a grab for a flag and jog around the track.

    Well perhaps the decathletes do, but that's the only winners i can think of.
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    Aug 28, 2011 4:42 PM GMT
    diverboi said
    Blackguy4you said
    diverboi saidOh yeah, did he protest the DQ? Just curious...

    Kinda want to see the interview too, if there is one.


    He didn't protest. He couldn't. Look at the video. The FS was undisputable.


    Yeah, doubt he could argue the FS... Though it's always worth trying... A photographer's flash, noise from the fans sounding too similar to the starting shot



    It would have been interesting if he did that and they allowed him to run. There is talk that he's akin to the "too big to fail" idea.
  • rafiki87

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    Aug 28, 2011 4:42 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you said
    diverboi saidAbout time he got served some humble pie! Bolt is a great athlete, but not the best competitor.

    Yeah, this looks pretty controversial in the IAAF. Dunno if they'll change the false start ruling - highly doubt it.

    Then again, it's just worlds, leading up to the London games, these championships are just used as a gauge to see the progress in the athlete prior to the Olympics. Winning or losing at worlds will only affect the seeding at the Olympics.

    If they do something similar to tennis where they allow a maximum of two tries on serve, I think people might purposefully false start just to throw other competitors off.


    But this isn't the sort of humble pie I wanted him to eat. I wanted him to be beaten, even if it was just a case of someone nipping him at the line.

    Looking at his prelim run- it's clear he's back in near 2008/2009 shape. Thus everyone else running for 2nd.


    Yah, I would've wanted to see him legit beat too, or cramp up on the 75 metre mark.

    I think he hasn't hit is peak yet though as an athlete, I think it'll be the London Games that he will hit is peak. I'd like to see him hit 9.40ish I know he can hit a 9.50ish easily.
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    Aug 28, 2011 4:44 PM GMT
    diverboi said
    Blackguy4you said
    diverboi saidAbout time he got served some humble pie! Bolt is a great athlete, but not the best competitor.

    Yeah, this looks pretty controversial in the IAAF. Dunno if they'll change the false start ruling - highly doubt it.

    Then again, it's just worlds, leading up to the London games, these championships are just used as a gauge to see the progress in the athlete prior to the Olympics. Winning or losing at worlds will only affect the seeding at the Olympics.

    If they do something similar to tennis where they allow a maximum of two tries on serve, I think people might purposefully false start just to throw other competitors off.


    But this isn't the sort of humble pie I wanted him to eat. I wanted him to be beaten, even if it was just a case of someone nipping him at the line.

    Looking at his prelim run- it's clear he's back in near 2008/2009 shape. Thus everyone else running for 2nd.


    Yah, I would've wanted to see him legit beat too, or cramp up on the 75 metre mark.

    I think he hasn't hit is peak yet though as an athlete, I think it'll be the London Games that he will hit is peak. I'd like to see him hit 9.40ish I know he can hit a 9.50ish easily.


    You think so? 9.4? I don't think that's possible. I don't think he's ever going to run faster than that 9.58 again.
  • rafiki87

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    Aug 28, 2011 4:54 PM GMT
    He's fast out the blocks and slows down a bit once he's made a comfortable lead. Also the stride length that he has is phenomenal.

    Yeah, if he kept accelerating, he could make 9.47 - 9.55ish.
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    diverboi saidHe's fast out the blocks and slows down a bit once he's made a comfortable lead. Also the stride length that he has is phenomenal.

    Yeah, if he kept accelerating, he could make 9.47 - 9.55ish.


    I think he was all out when he ran 9.58 with no slowing down anywhere
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    Aug 28, 2011 5:27 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you said
    diverboi saidHe's fast out the blocks and slows down a bit once he's made a comfortable lead. Also the stride length that he has is phenomenal.

    Yeah, if he kept accelerating, he could make 9.47 - 9.55ish.


    I think he was all out when he ran 9.58 with no slowing down anywhere


    Michael Johnson said that he can accelerate faster at the start - slow motion footage showed that he pushed back with a side to side movement,not all of his power going straight along the lane. Though this was about 2 years ago.
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    Aug 28, 2011 5:30 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you said
    diverboi saidHe's fast out the blocks and slows down a bit once he's made a comfortable lead. Also the stride length that he has is phenomenal.

    Yeah, if he kept accelerating, he could make 9.47 - 9.55ish.


    I think he was all out when he ran 9.58 with no slowing down anywhere


    He didn't slow down cuz Gay kept up with him the whole time also that was in 2009 too.
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    Aug 28, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    This rule is such bullshit. OMFG!

    But I liked the part where he took his shirt off...
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    kew1 said
    Blackguy4you said
    diverboi saidHe's fast out the blocks and slows down a bit once he's made a comfortable lead. Also the stride length that he has is phenomenal.

    Yeah, if he kept accelerating, he could make 9.47 - 9.55ish.


    I think he was all out when he ran 9.58 with no slowing down anywhere


    Michael Johnson said that he can accelerate faster at the start - slow motion footage showed that he pushed back with a side to side movement,not all of his power going straight along the lane. Though this was about 2 years ago.


    Ahhhhhh right. I do now remember someone making such a comment. OK- I'll go with a 9.52
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    Aug 28, 2011 6:08 PM GMT
    Evan87 saidThis rule is such bullshit. OMFG!



    Blame the likes of Linford Christie and John Drummond.

  • Aug 28, 2011 6:27 PM GMT
    HELLO

    BOLT GOT SERVED, OVER AND DONE WITH
    HES A BIG BABY, HE LEFT RIGHT AFTER THE RACE
    YOU SCREW UP, UR OUT

    HES A PROF ATHLETE WHO NEEDS TO FOLLOW THE RULES.

    THERE ARE MANY OTHERS WHO WILL STEP UP TO THE PLATE

    BOLT IS NO LIGHTNING
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    Aug 29, 2011 3:06 PM GMT
    HOTSCRANTONGUY saidHELLO

    BOLT GOT SERVED, OVER AND DONE WITH
    HES A BIG BABY, HE LEFT RIGHT AFTER THE RACE
    YOU SCREW UP, UR OUT

    HES A PROF ATHLETE WHO NEEDS TO FOLLOW THE RULES.

    THERE ARE MANY OTHERS WHO WILL STEP UP TO THE PLATE

    BOLT IS NO LIGHTNING


    You've never seen him run!

    I agree - they all have to adhere to the rules. Unfortunate for him and the fans that he didn't run the 100M