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Thread: usain bolt DQed.... agree with me this was the worst 100 finals since 2003

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    Quote Originally Posted by NumberTwo View Post
    Am I the only one that thinks something is up? That false start wasn't even close. And his reaction looks a little too "prepared".

    This from a guy who obliterated the field in the first 20m in the first heat. He doesn't need a great start for the semi, let alone the final. He ran too well. Too easily in the previous heat to go out like this on a blatant false start.

    I'm ashamed to say that the thought did occur to me but I'm sure Bolt would not do that. What does he have to gain from it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NumberTwo View Post
    Am I the only one that thinks something is up? That false start wasn't even close. And his reaction looks a little too "prepared".

    This from a guy who obliterated the field in the first 20m in the first heat. He doesn't need a great start for the semi, let alone the final. He ran too well. Too easily in the previous heat to go out like this on a blatant false start.
    #2........bolt can run down any human on the planet and why was he looking for a flyer? his starts have been brilliant during the rounds and he was and still is unbeatable. everyone knows they are running for silver/bronze once bolt is in the field but you are exactly right with your above statement but people here never see the bigger picture.

    could you please elaborate more #2!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NumberTwo View Post
    Am I the only one that thinks something is up? That false start wasn't even close. And his reaction looks a little too "prepared".

    This from a guy who obliterated the field in the first 20m in the first heat. He doesn't need a great start for the semi, let alone the final. He ran too well. Too easily in the previous heat to go out like this on a blatant false start.
    I did notice this right away actually... fully forgot to mention. My first thought was that looks like someone who's INTENTIONALLY false starting. That was definitely a clear anticipation. Are people tested if DQed? But then again what about the 200? and what if he made the gun barely and was into the race, would his plan be to pull up injured?

    Just things to think about... any thoughts?

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    just watched it over again... wow this looks like he absolutely WANTED to be DQed. like it wasnt even close to the gun...

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    We can only speculate. He is far too polished a sprinter to do something like this. Remember in 1988 when they called Ben for a false start in the semis? It wasn't actually a false start, but a great reaction. In the next start, Ben held back and then caught everyone mid-race and blew by them. Bolt's situation is far different. He could have done the same thing -- held back in the blocks and still have qualified easily.

    My thought is that he didn't want to run that race. Why? Who knows. Perhaps there is so much pressure for him to produce World Record performances, he'd rather wait until 2012. But, as everyone has commented, he was a run away favourite to win. Maybe he didn't want to win like that (with Powell and Gay out). Then, there are the sinister scenarios that we won't discuss.

    But it certainly has tarnished the marquee event at the WC's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NumberTwo View Post
    We can only speculate. He is far too polished a sprinter to do something like this. Remember in 1988 when they called Ben for a false start in the semis? It wasn't actually a false start, but a great reaction. In the next start, Ben held back and then caught everyone mid-race and blew by them. Bolt's situation is far different. He could have done the same thing -- held back in the blocks and still have qualified easily.

    My thought is that he didn't want to run that race. Why? Who knows. Perhaps there is so much pressure for him to produce World Record performances, he'd rather wait until 2012. But, as everyone has commented, he was a run away favourite to win. Maybe he didn't want to win like that (with Powell and Gay out). Then, there are the sinister scenarios that we won't discuss.

    But it certainly has tarnished the marquee event at the WC's.
    ya this seems like the most likely scenario. It probably went like this in this head:

    False start/DQed and not have to run and produce a subpar performance

    or

    Get a very unlikely flyers and pull off a good time due to that

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    I just watched it again and there is no way that was intentional. In my opinion, he was trying to anticipate the gun... He was that anxious.

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    What about two FS in 400m women race? And it's just semis. I think Bolt wanted to focused on acceleration part a lot and it just happened...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NumberTwo View Post
    Am I the only one that thinks something is up? That false start wasn't even close. And his reaction looks a little too "prepared".

    This from a guy who obliterated the field in the first 20m in the first heat. He doesn't need a great start for the semi, let alone the final. He ran too well. Too easily in the previous heat to go out like this on a blatant false start.
    Am I the only one who thinks he is using a new technique. The only time he hits triple extension is in deceleration.

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