He just started off somewhere mid way. After that it was not a race anywhere! Certainly not something that you see in the Olympics. And absolutely NOT in the 100m races! But Usain Bolt (from Jamaica).. well.. just bolted to finish from mid-way in a world record of 9.69 secs. The second guy (Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago) clocked 9.89 sec, which means 0.20 secs behind – which is a BIG time difference in 100m! Look at how amazing the difference was in this illustration.
The third place was won by American Walter Dix at 9.91.
With this the top two spots went to West Indians. What gave him such a big win? YAM! Yes, according to his Dad, Usain likes the local variety of yam a lot and that is what makes him so powerful. I have seen many other West Indians as well – who have grown up eating yam while on their way to school after pulling it out of the ground. 🙂
Wellesley Bolt said his son was partial to the vegetable grown in the north-western area of Jamaica where the sprinter was born.
“It is definitely the Trelawny yam,” Bolt senior said seconds after his son smashed the world record on the way to landing the biggest gold medal in sport.
The yam grown in the parish Trelawny is one of the staples that has made the area famous. It is sold in huge volumes here and much of it is exported.