Beijing 2015 – Highs and Lows

There were so many highlights at the World Athletics Championship both on and off the track.

My highlights would include

  • Usain Bolt.
  • Jamaica’s medal haul of 12.
  • 400m men’s where 3 men went well under 44 seconds.
  • Women’s long jump: 3 going over the 7 metre mark.
  • Christian Taylor’s awesome 18.21m in the triple jump.
  • Aries Merritt’s bronze in the 110m hurdles. Merritt’s kidney is at 20% capacity. He cannot have protein or potassium and yet delivered.
  • Jessica Ennis-Hill returns from having her first child and delivers gold.
  • Women’s 200m with Dafne Schippers & Elaine Thompson going at near flo-jo speed
  • Super slow motion technology used on the 200m male sprinters coming round the turn. The epitome of poetry in motion.
  • IAAF commentators Katharine Merry, Steve Ovett, Gary Samuels & Wayne Walker.
  • Kayon Raynor’s reports from Beijing for radio & tv in Jamaica.
  • Social media updates and photos by the athletes.
  • Breast cancer survivor Novlene Williams-Mills anchoring Jamaica’s 4×400 relay team to victory.

Disappointments

  • British media’s “evil” tag on Justin Gatlin.
  • US media’s little to no daily coverage continues to be a letdown for such a major sport.
  • The likes of Sally Pearson, Kemar Bailey-Cole and Adam Gemili not able to compete due to injury.
  • Social media attacks on some of the athletes who were not victorious.
  • Some of my predictions. I’ll stick to the day job
Cuba's Yarisley Silva winning the Pole Vault

Pole Vault winner Cuba’s Yarisley Silva

Advertisements

About africanherbsman1967

Sometimes I blog what's on my mind. But more into reading the thoughts and photos of other bloggers.
This entry was posted in athletics, jamaica, track and field and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s