Horse has Bolted: Usain won't win 100m, Olympic greats say
Mon July 30, 2012 6:27am
Yohan Blake's recent dominance over Usain Bolt is not an anomaly he will win London Olympics gold ahead of the fastest man in the world, two Olympic greats believe.
Yohan Blake's recent dominance over Usain Bolt is not an anomaly — he will win London Olympics gold ahead of the fastest man in the world, two Olympic greats believe.
Maurice Greene, a former world champion and winner of two Olympic gold medals [in the 100m and 4x100m in Sydney] for the USA, said Bolt had not fixed the technical problems in his running that were apparent two years ago.
While Bolt would still comfortably win the 200m, his countryman Yohan Blake would deny Bolt the chance to win back-to-back gold medals in the 100m, Greene said.
Fellow two-time Olympic gold medallist Edwin Moses, who captured the 400m hurdles title in Montreal and Los Angeles, has also backed Blake to beat Bolt.
"Blake is going to win," Greene said. "Blake is just a little bit better and if you go back and look at the Jamaican trials they say Bolt had a bad start. But look at Blake too — he was right back there with Bolt, they both had bad starts and Blake was still able to come out victorious in that race. I mean, even though he [Bolt] is having slow starts he still gets second though, so he is still able to overcome some things.
"[Bolt] is healthy now, there is no problem with injuries or anything else. He is just trying to fix the problems he is having, and he has been having the problems for about two years now. He didn't fix them then [two years ago] and I haven't seen them being fixed this year, so from what it seems to me he is going to continue to have them and that is why Blake is going to win."
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