Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Instant Analysis: Powell Brings Down Bolt in Stockholm!

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Powell Is More Comfortable In the Shadows.

The day belonged to Asafa Powell (9.88) as he exacted revenge on Usain Bolt (9.89), the Jamaican countrymen who broke his 100-meter world record.

The press will have a field day with this latest turn of events. Powell won because he exploded out of the blocks in a near-perfect start and held on with a photo finish lean over Bolt.

The time marked the fastest run of the year for Powell and indicates that he runs best without any expectations or pressure. Going into the Olympics, Bolt is still as the favorite despite todays results.

Lolo Jones (12.64) is running with extreme confidence at this point in the season. Halfway through the 100 hurdles, she was in a fierce battle and closed the gap over the last hurdle to claim victory.

Dayron Robles (12.91) broke the stadium record in the 110-hurdles in his slim victory over David Oliver (13.04). Robles hit less hurdles and secured the victory.

For right now, the one lap race belongs to Sanya Richards. Richards (50.38) won today over Novlene Williams (50.85), and Allyson Felix (50.88) in a decent race.

Jeremy Wariner won a decisive victory in the 400-meter over Chris Brown of the Bahamas. Wariner’s race is coming together and today was preparation for Beijing.

By Jay Hicks.

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