2011년 8월 1일 월요일

IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 Watching point - 2. Unpredictable Event : 200m sprint


Unlike 100m sprint, 200m race starts on the curve and ends on the straight track.
If the 100m is race of speed, 200m is event of overcoming centrifugal force in the curve track.


Most of races are determined in the corner and watching athletes’ competition in the corner is the biggest attraction of 200m event.

Then which athletes are worthy of attention in 200m ?

The best athlete Usain Bolt reveled his attention to join 200m event.

           

The previous world record holder Tyson Gay is chasing close behind Bolt but there’s record gap between Bolt’s current world best record of 19.19s and Tyson’s personal best record of 19.58s. 

Will Usain Bolt continue his overwhelming solo lead in 200m just like in 100m?


We expect that women’s competition will be more fierce than men’s in 2011 Championships like the cutthroat competition between American sprinter, Allyson Felix, the winner of three consecutive times in IAAF World Championships from 2005 to 2009 and Veronica Campbell-Brown from Jamaica who won gold medal in 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games.


They were having a ding-dong race since first head to head 200m competition in Championship Osaka 2007. Felix obtained gold medal and Campbell got silver in 2007 but the medal color of them were reversed in Beijing Olympics 2008.

And their position of podium had changed in IAAF Championships in Berlin 2009.

Like this, they are having endless dramatic race in 200m.

It is difficult to predict that Felix will achieve her forth winning or Campbell will make new history in Championships 2011.

Women’s 200m final will be held on Sep 2nd 20:55 and men’s 200m final will be held on Sep 3rd 21:30.

Who will take the thrown of the IAAF World Championships athletics 2011 Daegu?

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