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In the recently concluded Olympic Games in Beijing, the United States Sprint relay teams appeared to be struck by a lightning storm or perhaps it was a single Bolt that made them so nervous that they found it difficult to come out of the paralysis. Could it been Usain Bolt and his two world record which nobody will be breaking anything soon?
Itâ€™s funny how some of the sports editors got all creative when headlining Bolt total domination.
â€œBolt flashes to double goldâ€
â€œLightning Bolt Strikes Twice!â€
If I had the opportunity to headline one I would maybe suggested something like â€œBolt Screwed US hopes for a Goldâ€ but they probably would not have used that one anyway. 🙂
The reality was so shocking to those who consider themselves the best in the world that I wouldnâ€™t be surprised if many American heads were to roll and the face of athletics change forever in the US. I hope the dope testers will be on guard because some athletes might take it seriously when they would have recalled the words of Malcolm X â€œby any means necessary.â€ Who knows, maybe what they have jailed the likes of Marion Jones for, will seem like Childs play in times to come as some try to recapture top position.
I too was amazed by the 21-year-old Bolt, even though I canâ€™t say that I found anything impressive about his dancing following his record breaking victories, but when you have done such great work as a minority â€“ the critics will have their say.
Meanwhile, the Jamaican women did their bit to keep the heads of the already breathless US sprinters under the water by dominating their rivals to the maximum. I believe itâ€™s only a matter of time before some of the other countries in the Caribbean get to show their talent in various other disciplines and get the confidence to believe they can really come up against those who say they are the biggest and the best and still come out ahead. We have to do something quickly to make the people of this country believe that they indeed can be among the best in the world.
If it happens tomorrow, it would not have come soon enough as there are some people in the Caribbean that still find they are being treated as second-class citizens in their own little part of the world.
If you do not think this statement holds anything serious then just ask the media practitioners in Antigua, where they rank when it comes to police offering information to them as opposed to their British counterparts in relation to the recent killings of a British couple.The Antiguan Police Commissioner has got to show he has got more nuts than he has fruit and tell these English guys to cool down because they’re in his jurisdiction – but that’s a entire different story.
Anyway, I would like to take this opportunity to Congratulate Usain Bolt, the 2008 Olympic Games 100m and 200m Champion.