we had 4 good white sprinters in the world top 20 as recently as 1999. 10.060.4Koji Ito JPNLausanne 02/07/1999 10.07-0.6Matt Shirvington AUSLondon 07/08/1999 10.08 A-0.1Mathew Quinn RSAGermiston 06/04/1999 10.081.0Roland NÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â©meth HUNBudapest 09/06/1999 We wanted so much and this was about as good as it got. Looking back, Shirvo came 4th in that run in London while winner Maurice Greene won in 9.97, only a tenth quicker. From then on Shirvo could never relax and let it happen. The monkey was always on his back. The press trumpeted how they thought he should go in every upcoming meet and he got sick (literally) trying to realise their expectations.