9.80, 9.92, 9.94 and 9.96 – these were the times run over the 100 metres today by Jamaicans not named Usain Bolt or Asafa Powell.
Steve Mullings continued his impressive season with 9.80s in winning the men’s 100 metres at the Prefontaine Diamond League meet in Eugene, Oregon. The time would have been the fastest in the world this year had it not been for Tyson Gay’s 9.79s set at a meet in Clermont, Florida earlier in the day. Still Mullings continues to demonstrate that he is now among the favourites to campaign for a medal for Jamaica at this summer’s World Championships. On current form Mullings is – other than Bolt – the only sure thing on that team following the National Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston at the end of June.
…Bolt doesn’t have those issues, having a bye into Daegu, but one could deduce that Mullings’ performance could have got under his skin, if only a little as evidenced by his tweet today following the meet in Eugene. “Listen to me ppl thats the same track the last US trials was kept and everybody ran fast and they couldnt repeat ok so please.” He later apologized but he had already tipped his hand. Something or someone had got his attention.Read more>>
Source: Gleaner Blogs