Trackalerts.com’s correspondent EME News, reporting from the Rio Olympics earlier today, informs that the 1980 Olympics 100m champion, Allan Wells is expressing doubts as to whether two time double sprint winner and world record breaker on all four occasions, Usain Bolt, will retain his title in the shorter sprint.
The Scotsman is quoted as saying, “It’s probably 50-50 in my mind at the moment. I think Bolt thinks, in his own mind, that it’s better for him in the 200 metres.”
“I feel that he hasn’t done enough running, not enough competition and he’s had that hamstring problem in the Jamaican Championships,” added Wells.
The man who took the 1978 Commonweath Games 200m title, when Donald Quarrie, who was the then Olympic champion, was going for three straight, further stated, “I know he’s had some treatment in Germany and he ran 19.89 in the 200 at the London Anniversary Games recently – not that great by his standards – but he should take that in Rio.”
“I think he’s going to find the 100 difficult though,” Wells said.
Editor’s Note: Quarrie had won the 100m in 1970, 1974 and 1978, as well as the 200m in the first of those two years but a sore back thwarted his triple sprint double.
5 thoughts on “1980 Olympics 100m champion expresses doubts about a Bolt win”
Allan who??? man take 5 seats and shut up,9.58 Bolt is a champion
Mr allan wells u full of bad mind
so 1980 winner , how do u explain last year worlds
Hope Bolt reads this too. Negativity and doubt allows gives me more fuel.