Aug 18, 2013; Moscow, RUSSIA; Usain Bolt (second from left) anchors the Jamaica 4 x 100m relay team to victory in 37.36 in the 14th IAAF World Championships in Athletics at Luzhniki Stadium. From left: Dwain Chambers (GBR), Bolt and Justin Gatlin (USA) and Martin Keller (GER). Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Johnson once again says Usain Bolt can break 19 seconds in the 200 meters


Speaking at the Laureus Sports Awards earlier this week, track and field legend Michael Johnson reiterated his belief that Usain Bolt could break 19 seconds in the 200 meters.

Johnson, who initially brought up the idea in 2011, said Bolt could break the barrier if he refined his technique:

“I think he could go under 19 seconds but then beyond that I’m not quite sure.

 

“Technically, he’s not the best. Technically he’s a little bit all over the place and that’s a race where the longer it goes, the more you need to be really efficient in order to be able to maintain the level of speed that you want.

 

“And so that’s something that, if were to clean up some of those things, I think he could go under 19 seconds.”

Bolt, as you probably know, broke Johnson’s record in the 200 meters by 0.02 seconds at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, recording a time of 19.30 seconds. Bolt then bested his own mark the next year, clocking a ridiculous 19.19 at the IAAF World Championships.

[Source: Sportal]

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