2011 World Champs/Daegu: Day 2, Men's 100m Video, courtesy of IAAF.org, note by Larry Eder


In this video, one can see Usain Bolt, realizing that he has false started, taking off his jersey and walking away from the starting line.

One can also see Kim Collins, the 2003 World Champion, getting a great start and superb lead, only to be drawn back by Yohan Blake, who goes on to take the gold medal in the 100 meters, and Walter Dix, who takes the silver in the 100 meters.

Kim Collins, the 2003 gold medalist, and in his eighth World Champs, takes the bronze medal!

In the end, Yohan Blake, Walter Dix and Kim Collins, did follow the rule, and while the rule may be bad, it is enforced at this time. Bolt showed his class by not screaming and hollering. It is tragic, but it is our sport, at this time.

We have heard that some TV sources claim that Bolt was reacting to some one elses move, we will have to see how that controversy is resolved. The timing system does not appeared to have malfunctioned, so the 100 meter final was run, and Yohan Blake is the 2011 World Champion at 100 meters, Walter Dix is the silver medalist and as one keen observer noted, " making all old farts feel good about themselves", Kim Collins took the bronze! 

The controversy began right after the race, and will not finish for the next fifty years. Sad that the best sprinter in the world did not run the final. We will have to look forward now  to the 200 meters!

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