Christophe Lemaitre "White Lightning" 9.92 and 19.80!

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  1. elispeedster

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    Its called excuses...and only to defend Lemaitre coaches and trainers because they wont admit that they have failed. Lemaitre could be in the top 3 in the world in both the 100 and 200.
     
  2. elispeedster

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    "I would not tell regression, but it is very sure that Lemaitre in the last 4 years is not progressing in his times." LOL!!!!!!!!

    THATS CALLED REGRESSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. ZELLGADISS

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    Top 3 in the world in 100 and 200? You are DREAMING
    With people running in 9.6 and 9.7, you are telling unreal things.
    And in 200 is not impossible but very hard, he should to be running sub20 usually and it is very tough

    For Lemaitre to get finals in 100 and to fight for medals in 200 is a big SUCCESS :smile:
     
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    top 3 clean. Gay is 2nd fastest and dirty, no doubt Bolt is dirty as well​
     
  5. ZELLGADISS

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    Gay,Gatlin,Blake,...
    Ok but Bolt in my opinion is clean

    He is the bigger freak of the nature, being very slim won world championship junior with 15 years¡¡¡¡ and sub20 with 17 years¡¡¡

    He is a prodigy.

    Lemaitre is a prodigy too, although his biggest handicap are those 30 first metres, really horrible.
    In 200 he will get great times, im sure.

    And yes, he will improve, we will see it :biggrin:
     
  6. elispeedster

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    I'm 50/50 with Bolt, nevertheless clean or not, he still would be the fastest ever. Lemaitre wont improve until he rids himself of his entire training staff and managers.
     
  7. white is right

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    If Bolt is clean than who is dirty? All of the tell tale signs are there. His looking old for his age, the sudden massive speed gains that his coaches didn't think was possible. His body breaking down after years of doping like a race horse. Shoot German sprint champion Tobias Unger accused him of doping in 2008. Back before steroids and other PED's were the norm in sprinting the one advantage Whites had over Blacks was conditioning, now with SARMS and other PED's that isn't there anymore........http://grg51.typepad.com/steroid_nation/2008/08/german-olympic.html
     
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    potential

    Right after Ben Johnson ran his 9.83 in Rome I rememberpicking up an issue of Track and Field News with him on the cover. The articleon him inside said he could squat well over 600 pounds. The Charlie Francisbook, Speed Trap also reported his heavy squat and bench press weights. On thetrack, Ben was most known for his explosiveness out of the blocks.

    There have been studies that have shown world class weightlifters are often faster than world class sprinters in a 10 meter dash. Also,world class weight lifters and throwers regularly have higher standing verticaljumps than high jumpers (power).

    What I’m getting at is a person who has as many fast twitchmuscle fibers as Lemaitre (proven by his astounding top speed) could improvehis start drastically if he’d do some power training. I’m not talking aboutbodybuilding, i.e., increasing his volume. I’m talking about focus on low repsquats, leg presses, dead lifts and power cleans. If Lemaitre can squat 225right now (I don’t know that he can), imagine the increased explosion out ofthe blocks if he could squat 450.

    A squat of 400+ is not much to ask of someone with Lemaitre’sgenetics. It would just take some serious hard work in the weight room. Hiscontemporaries all put in the time. I’m long and lean and was able to get wayover 400 on the squat and never touched a drug. I agree with the people herewho say he is a potential medal threat, potential top three in the world.

    Add in power training, and all these crazy drugs his competitors are taking and he'd be running crazy, Usain Bolt like times.

     
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    I been saying this for the last 3 years. ...but Lemaitre is handled by coaches and trainers who are stubborn.
     
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    Why didn't he run faster?
    The wind was good!
     
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    its been this way for the last 3 years...he just doesn't have it anymore; I think his trainers messed up on his early development and he has not been able to recover from it. I hope I'm wrong but so far 3 years and counting...
     
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    This was supposed to be a work session, more than a race, for Lemaitre. He apparently has been working very hard the past 2 1.2 weeks and is still pretty tired. Still, with a wind that strong, I would like to have seen a much better time.
     
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    I don't know why Lemaitre runs in these small meets and club meets against no competition. No other sprinter at his level does this, especially in mid-season.
    To me it serves no purpose.
    He doesn't run hard enough to run a fast time that would improve his confidence. He doesn't run against competition to improve his racing; and he is not getting the experience of running at a big meet atmosphere with pressure.
    It really seems like a waste of time.
     
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    He also doesn't have anyone to push him in training. he should work with other top level sprinters in the offseason for a few weeks (come to the US and train at a top track college). This may help his confidence and push him to faster times. Nothing wrong with change especially if you have not improved - actually regressed - every year. Common sense.
     
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    http://www.lequipe.fr/Athletisme/Actualites/Les-anciens-confiants-pour-lemaitre/488160


    [h=2]Bruno Marie-Rose[/h][​IMG]
    Recordman du monde du 4x100m en 1990.
    «Christophe est à un palier»
    «Par rapport à ma propre expérience, je sais qu’on fait des performances assez tôt. Il y a une certaine forme d’insouciance ou de progression continue, ce qui fait qu’il y a un premier pic dans une carrière. Puis le corps change, et il faut retrouver des sensations. Je pense que Christophe Lemaitre est à ce palier. Il doit retrouver ce qu’il faisait de manière plus naturelle. Mais il faut aussi être patient. Là, on s’impatiente, parce que, il y a trois ans, c’était ''Christophe Lemaitre, 9''92, les yeux fermés''... Oui, tant qu’il n’y arrive pas, on peut s’inquiéter. Mais, moi, je suis confiant. L’année dernière, il est arrivé en finale des Championnats du monde, alors qu’on se posait les mêmes questions.»






    I 'M TOTALLY AGREE WITH THIS COMMENT !
     
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    He says we must be patient even though it's been 3 years.
    How patient should we be? How many years should we wait to see this natural progression?
     
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    En attendant Godot [​IMG]

    But Christophe has good chances.
    Adam Gemili will not run the 100m, Jimmy Vicaut has problems with his muscles (hamstring)
     
  20. ZELLGADISS

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    Very good Lemaitre, 10.16 jogging 20m :thumbsup:

    I only see superior to Vicaut and Dasaolu, and both are doubtful with possible injuries...

    I see easily bronze medal, i laugh so much when i remember stupid comments here about OTHER runners that in theory ran faster than Lemaitre heheheheeh

    Who? Reus? hehehe he was destroyed by Lemaitre by 2m jogging 20m :dance::dance::dance:
     
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    Yes good race for Chistophe
     
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    his reaction time is very good : 0.137
     
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    BREAKING NEWS !!!

    VIcaut : hamstring problems for Vicaut (pain on the scar)
     
  24. ZELLGADISS

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    Yes, i saw to Vicaut ending the race with bad face, so i had doubts.

    It is sad because really i dont like that the sprinters are injuried.
    He is amazing runner, 10.06 at 80% is really amazing, soon he will get sub 9.9, im sure.

    Without Vicaut probably, only Dasaolu is big rival and umm i dont know i have doubts too about his performances in 2 series consecutive in few time: semifinal and final
    Today i did not see him very smooth....

    If finally Lemaitre gets gold, in these moments his chances improve so much, i will be surprised and happy :icon_grin:
     
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    Interesting Interview...


    [video=youtube;6lz9h4akU8c]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lz9h4akU8c[/video]
     
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