Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt did it again.
Bolt successfully defended his Olympic 100 and 200-meter titles from Beijing again in dominating fashion this week in London, becoming the first person ever to win back-to-back golds in the 1oo and 200 in Olympic history.
Carl Lewis, one of the most decorated Olympians of all-time, said that Bolt will NOT match his 100 double (despite the fact that Lewis didn’t double at all but was giving the gold thanks to a juiced up Ben Johnson) this, years after telling ‘Sports Illustrated:’
“Countries like Jamaica do not have a random program, so they can go months without being tested. I’m not saying anyone is on anything, but everyone needs to be on a level playing field.”
Lewis wasn’t the only one. Track and field legends Michael Johnson and Edwin Moses (who are both American) also doubted Bolt’s ability to win this year in London.
Lewis is bitching because what he did on the track has become an afterthought because of Bolt’s brilliance. He is also bitching because he know that he wasn’t able to do what Bolt was able to accomplish and in the fashion he did it as. Johnson is bitching just because he’s a hater. Johnson was in the stadium in Berlin when Bolt snatched his 200 record from right under his feet at the World Championships.
Everyone else is bitching because Bolt isn’t an American.
“I’m going to say something controversial. Carl Lewis, I have no respect for him,” Bolt said in a press conference after his 200 win.
Although Bolt’s comments were directed towards Lewis, the sentiment can be directed to all of the ‘haters.’ No one, especially Americans, questioned Marion Jones during her sprint dominance and even believed her after she blatantly lied about her drug usage.
But non-Americans who are destroying the sprints can’t even get the benefit of a doubt?
So for all of those who are questioning not only Bolt but his fellow countrymen as well, stop bitching and show them respect until given a reason to be disrespectful.