I will never stop saying it; mental toughness will take you to the top than just raw talent. Can you really demolish a field when real pressure is on? What is the difference between winning all Season, and on the BIG occasion, you freeze? The ‘Mind’. The very same power tool that plays tricks on you ever so often.
Watching the start up you could see the American’s were out of sorts. Not physically but certainly their faces looked anxious. Rogers by far was the most uncomfortable looking and I said to myself a baton will fall. The baton did not fall, but what went on between Rogers and Gay left the team being disqualified which is the same result as if the baton fell.
Our men were fast, convincing and spectacular. The mood Usain Bolt was in, certainly no one could have come close to him and this race was yet another beauty to watch, when Gold is in sight.
Jamaican men win 4X100m relay GOLD, USA disqualified
Published:Saturday | August 29, 2015
Jamaica’s male sprint relay team anchored by track and field superstar, Usain Bolt, sped to a gold-medal win in the IAAF World Championships 4X100 to continue their dominance of the relays.
The USA which was originally placed second, was disqualified because Mike Rogers collected the baton outside the prescribed zone.
Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell, Nickel Ashmeade and Bolt ran a world leading time of 37.36 to complete a sweep of the sprint relays after the Jamaican women also won their race and in a championship record too.
Jamaica has won every sprint relay at the World Championships since the 2009 Berlin IAAF World Championships.
This win means that Bolt will again leave Beijing’s Bird’s Nest with three gold medals like he did in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
With the disqualification of the Americans, China was promoted to second and Canada, third.
“I think the crowd and the occasion got to the team,” said American Justin Gatlin.