Athletics Avengers, Assemble
Have you ever wondered if IAAF was the Marvel Cinematic Universe(MCU), who would be who? Since its been a year since the final chapter for the original cast came to its cinematic conclusion in Avengers: Endgame, I have put together a list of different MCU characters that correspond to real life athletes.
(For the record, there are plenty of ways I could take this and there will never be perfect comps for everyone at all times).
For example: Yohan Blake could have easily been Spiderman , given his little brother relationship to Bolt/Stark, however, given his nickname the "Beast" and the fact that his historically raw explosiveness and stamina clearly lends himself to Hulk.
Spiderman- Aside from Blake, I wrestled with Coleman Noah Lyles and DeGrasse. Since MCU Spidey is supposed to be a fusion of Cap and Iron Man or at least be sort of mentee, no one neatly met those qualifications with Gatlin and Bolt, so I went on who had the closest association to both, eliminating Lyles since he never really raced Bolt(despite having a affinity for the 200 and similar stride style/length). DeGrasse was a strong finalist, however; I couldn't pass on the Tennessee connection between Gatlin and Coleman. Or, the fact that Coleman has raced both athletes more recently and is the succeeding champion to both stars.
Captain Marvel- I didn't know if I wanted to go with an old guard such as a Felix or Fraser-Pryce, or a newer phenom like Shaunae or Dalilah. Considering Muhammad is the reigning Olympic Champion, World Champion and World Record holder as of 2019, she won out.
So here is the tentative list:
1. Usain Bolt- Iron Man
2. Justin Gatlin- Captain America
3. Asafa Powell- Thor
4. Yohan Blake- Hulk
5. Allyson Felix- Black Widow
6. Dalilah Muhammad- Captain Marvel Setup Sydney as Monica version
7. Shelly-Ann Frasier Pryce- Valkyrie
8. Wayde Van Niekerk/Akani Simbine-Black Panther
9. Christian Coleman- Spiderman
10. Shaunae Miller-Uibo- Scarlet Witch
11. Kirani James- Vision
12. Guardians-Team GB
Zharnel Hughes Star Lord
Dina Asher Smith Gamora
Adam Gemili - Drax
Jessica Ennis- Hill-Nebula
13.Tyson Gay - Winter Soldier
14. M 400 Hurdlers Sorcerers
Rai - Dr. Strange
Karsten - Wong
15.Although Kim Collins - Ancient One
16. Lamine Diack/Coe- Nick Fury
17. Warren Weir-War Machine
What do you think?