Tuesday, June 14, 2005

New 100m record

From ESPN. Big up Asafa!

Jamaican breaks Montgomery's record

Image hosted by Photobucket.comATHENS, Greece -- Asafa Powell set a world record in the men's 100 meters Tuesday, clocking 9.77 seconds at the Tsiklitiria Super Grand Prix meeting.

The Jamaican, who finished fifth at the 2004 Athens Games, shaved one hundredth of a second off Tim Montgomery's record of 9.78 set in Paris in 2002.

"This goes to show that the no one knows how fast a man can run," a smiling Powell told reporters. "I am just happy to have set the record on a track where Maurice Greene also broke the world record."

American Greene set a record in 1999 when he ran 9.79 seconds in the same stadium, which hosted the Summer Olympics last year.

Montgomery's record already was at risk because he faces doping charges. The previous record was 9.79 set by Maurice Greene in Athens in 1999.

Powell, 22, already had the world's fastest time this year, a run of 9.84 seconds at the Jamaica International Invitational on May 8. He also ran a 9.85 on June 9 in the Czech Republic.

Montgomery finished fifth out of six in the 100 meters with a time of 10.43 seconds Saturday at a meet in Mexico.

10 comments:

Lene said...

It ain't gold, but it's good enough. Let's hope he passes the pee test, and they don't string him up like Ben Johnson.

STICK! STICK! STICK!

dorna! said...

Lord, what deh feeding dem boys?

'Appy Webloggers' Day. :)

Nikki said...

LOL, from the look of that pic, he's hung like a horse!!

Anonymous said...

Big up our bwoy!

Nikki...he is JAMAICAN!! ;-))) Dr. D.

Mad Bull said...

Bwoy, him gearz look pretty eeeh?

Abeni said...

Awesome

Big N said...

It ain't gold? No, but a lotta people won gold. No one ever ran a 9.77 100 meter dash tho.

Campfyah said...

Way to go..de islands gotta show something positive in the internationa scene.

Well, I cud look at dat pic all day long, things in de front looking well hung.

Jdid said...

@star - I hoep he past that test too
@dorna - not sure but it seem to be working wonders
@nikki - ha ha ha, all I can do is laugh at that comment
@Dr D - ha ha ha, nice response
@mad bull - yep, I think thats from the olympics
@abeni - ya mean the record or the man?
@big n - you got that right
@camp - lol, the things you ladies see ha ha ha. but looka is unfair if he runnin an got a third leg cause dat give he an unfair advantage :-)

Sunshine said...

Hi Jdid-late again posting. Proud of our buoy.