<<"...by the way kenteris would NOT have won this time and wont next yeat either.
... gatlin has a 19.86 in a semi in the ncaa and that speaks volumes about his potential"
Please reconcile for me
1. Kenteris has a 19.85, so why does this not speak volumes about his potential?
2. Gatlin's 19.86 is two years old; Kenteris' 19.85 is from 2002. Same question as above>>>
well capel should have won in 2000, but he did not because of a rookie mistake. now with more experience he was able to win. kenteris was not in the race because he wasn't in good enough shape to compete successfully. just because he run sub 20 once in his life does not make him automatic. he is no mj, mike marsh or frankie fredericks or even ato boldon. kk had his chance at the top for 2 years, he is over 30 now so that is it for him at the top! i think capel and patton will get even better when they get more experience. but my pick to win next year is gatlin if he stays healthy. gatlin run 19.86 in a semifinal in the 2002 ncaa (you incorrectly said two yrs ago) outdoor meet in louisianna. he has not even reached his peak yet at either sprints and unlike many other sprinters he did not run four years of college meets which have sapped out his legs (doubling, relays, regionals, indoor, outdoor meets etc). i think bolt can be a threat next year, not this year like many said, unless he grows another 2 inches and becomes 6' 7".
my picks for next year in the 200 meters:
1) gatlin (us)
2) bolt (jam)
3) capel (us)