Usain Bolt runs over Carl Lewis
The fastest man in the world has tried to run Carl Lewis into the ground.
“I’m going to say something controversial right now,” Usain Bolt said after winning another gold medal, this time in the 200-metre race.
“Carl Lewis, I have no respect for him. The things he says about the track athletes is really downgrading for another athlete to be saying something like that about other athletes."
Lewis, with a lifetime 10 Olympic medals, has questioned how Bolt manages to run so fast.
In 2008 Lewis told Sports Illustrated: “When people ask me about Bolt, I say he could be the greatest athlete of all time. But for someone to run 10.03 one year and 9.69 the next, if you don’t question that in a sport that has the reputation it has right now, you’re a fool. Period.”
Replied Bolt: "I think he’s just looking” for attention, “because nobody really talks much about him.”
Lewis himself tested positive for banned drugs at the Olympic Trials in 1988, the year Canadian Ben Johnson lost his gold medal to Lewis for steroid use. The International Olympic Committee accepted Lewis's contention it was "inadvertent" use of a herbal substance.
Lewis's personal bests in the 100 metres was 9.86, compared with Bolt's 9.63. In the 200 metres, Lewis's personal best of 19.75 compares with Bolt's 19.32.
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