Gay vs. Bolt

I've always been a closet fan of the Summer Olympics, and I don't want to even admit on a public forum some of the events I watch. However, I will admit that the Usain Bolt versus Tyson Gay matchup in the 100 meters is an event I won't be missing. I think Bolt is the overwhelming favorite here, especially with Gay's injury. Even healthy, Gay would have a hard time taking Bolt. Carl Lewis is the closest comparison I can think of to the 6'5" Bolt. He's a graceful gazelle imported straight from the grassy plains of Jamaica. Gay's weakness, other than pastel colors and Prada knit vests, is starting out of the blocks. This is where Bolt smoked him in New York City (on a wet track) to set the world record. Both are strong finishers and Gay made a strong statement by running an unofficial 9.68 after the NYC showdown.

However, I think we're just beginning to see the tip of the iceberg from Bolt. He's only 21 years old and this is his first season running the 100 at this level. Hopefully, he will someday reach the pinnacle of his ability as Carl Lewis demonstrates in this video everything that is possible through hard work and determination:

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