Usain Bolt Learns His Lessson


Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt’s reaction time in the 200 M Heats at the 13th World Championships in Daegu was 0.314 the 2nd slowest among the 54 athletes that ran the heats. Ashmeade had the fastest 0.146.

This follows his surprise ejection for a false start in the 100 M finals. This has brought the new “no error” false start rule of the IAAF into question.

One replacement option is to charge the entire field after the first false start. The next false start disqualifies the first and the second offenders. That eliminates gamesmanship and yet allows for tight scheduling for TV.

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Chris Gayle responds

Chris Gayle responded to the barbs of the “Doctors” of the WICB with his bat. No need for WIPA’s intervention.

Gayle has been in a war of words and a fair bit of contention with Dr. Hilaire of the WICB and was likened to a Don by WICB Board Member Dr. Beckles. Dons are not looked on with favor and donmanship is being rooted out by the WICB according to Dr. HIlary Beckles.

What is to be noted is how close Chris Gayle is with his Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team mates. Also, the RCB trainer says Gayle lives in the gym. Does not sound like a man who resists training and comes when he feels like it.

In Chris Gayle’s 9 games of the 14 match IPL 20:20 series for the Royal Challengers Bangalore his statistics are as follows:

Runs: 511 (top scorer in the league)
Average: 81.16
Strike rate: 187.17
Sixes: 38 The entire Bangalore team hit 36 sixes for the entire 14 match series!
Fours: 47