Usain Bolt Rips Carl Lewis After Winning 200 Meter Race

Usain Bolt Rips Carl Lewis After Winning 200 Meter Race

Published on August 10th, 2012

Usain Bolt ripped Carl Lewis for his drug remarks, following his win on the 200 meter race Thursday...


Posted by Daye Kaba
Usain Bolt ripped Carl Lewis for his drug remarks, following his win on the 200 meter race Thursday:
“I’m going to say something controversial. Carl Lewis – I have no respect for him,” Bolt said. “The things he says about the track athletes are very downgrading. I think he’s just looking for attention because nobody really talks about him. I’ve lost all respect for him. All respect.”
Asked why he had such a negative opinion of Lewis, Bolt cited past remarks from the five-time U.S. Olympian.
“All the drug stuff,”Bolt said. “For an athlete to be out of the sport and to be saying that is really upsetting.”
Here is what Lewis thought of Bolt's comments:
“No one is accusing anyone,” Lewis told the Telegraph. “But don’t live by a different rule and expect the same kind of respect. They [Jamaican track officials] say, ‘Oh, we’ve been great for the sport.’ No, you have not. No country has had that kind of dominance. I’m not saying they’ve done anything for certain. I don’t know. But how dare anybody feel that there shouldn’t be scrutiny, especially in our sport?
“The reality is that if I were running now, and had the performances I had in my past, I would expect [doping critics] to say something. I wouldn’t even be offended at the question. So when people ask me about Bolt, I say he could be the greatest athlete of all-time. But for someone to run 10.03 one year and 9.69 the next, if you don’t question that in a sport that has the reputation it has right now, you’re a fool. Period.”
I really try hard to be as objective as I can, and quite honestly, I don't think Bolt should take it that way. When you are clean, you should always embrace the accusations or doubts on your performance. I would also like to see Bolt tested, just to make sure everything is right. There have been many track stars in the past, such as Marion Jones, or Maurice Greene, who tested positive. Raising questions on performance enhancers is a way for Lewis to still exist, and keep the current athletes on their toes. 

Comment (1)

Let take a look at USA team, and TRINIDAD or canada, the performance were very high, all of them may have beaten their own record . It should not be Bolt only - Lewis is just Jalous and want attention on him. All the track athletes that reached the finlals should be tested
#1 - trou - 21/08/2012 - 19:23
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