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In my book Ujah is already a better athlete than Usain Bolt.Call me old-fashioned but I'm not a fan of inflated stoners who get to dodge drug-testing for years because hey are bigger than the sport re. endorsements etc.If Mo Farah can become a national treasure then anybody can basically.
Someone check that man's drink.
Chris seems obsessed with the US collegiate system. Do you really trust those performances?! It's not comparable. Often run at altitude or in very good (warm) conditions, and have personally witnessed numerous errors in recording performances (e.g. wind readings magically changing) not to mention some questionable officiating.
Still can't believe that Gemili had a credible plan to return from injury (which he went on to prove) yet the selectors refused him. He's a proven championship runner and medal contender. Why then did Ujah get a bye for cramp?Ujah needs to hit 9.90 in 2018 or these kind of claims of potential world leadership will look even more ridiculous than they already do on the back of a season at 10.00ish
#40 (Me) to add to that:-You see the headline on the article is perfectly reasonable, but the headline being used to advertise the article on other pages (CJ Ujah - the Briton to replace Bolt?) is misleading, creates the comparison with Bolt, and has completely changed the way people have reacted to the article. Someone is employed to edit headlines and mislead the viewers to get more clicks.
#38 Little Tuk "Nowhere does it say he is the new Usain Bolt. If athletics is only about breaking records, we won't have a sport."Unfortunately it suggests it in the headline. Of course the headline has probably been edited since the article was first posted. This is typical, and annoying of BBC, a decent article and someone seems to edit the headline to get more clicks. Misleading.
He doesnt have the personality or charisma, let alone the talent, to be spoken of in the same sentance as Bolt. No one will ever compare to the great man. Athletics needs a new hero but CJ unfortutely isnt it.
Most of the comments here seem to be missing the point of the article. This is a report on a British website about a promising British athlete who is only twenty three. Nowhere does it say he is the new Usain Bolt. If athletics is only about breaking records, we won't have a sport.
CJ Ujah the new Usain Bolt....in your dreams. Bolt broke work records for fun and could have gone faster than 9.58 if he really wanted.
Whilst 9.97 is unlikely to win a global title, to claim - comment 17 - that there are literally 20-30 US collegiate athletes running sub 10 every year is rubbish. This year 5 did so. Also, times ran outside major champs are not always relevant. CJ was ranked 11 in world at 100m in 2017 - Guliyev was ranked #11 at 200m this year and it went ok for him.
The fact that we are mentioning British sprinters shows the standard in the 100m (and the 200m) has dropped!
At the beginning of the 1980s nobody was talking about the 100m blue riband event of the Athletics. In the UK as we had Ovett, Cram and Coe. Since their departure, other events have had more attention. The 400m during the Michael Johnson era, the 100m and 200m during the Bolt reign and the 5000m and 10000m during the Farah era. Perhaps the next big events will be the middle distance and Kenya.
Good year but he need to run quicker to be the best.
What's your point, fireyMoose? He's a Londoner, had a great season and we should be proud of what he has achieved. The 100m is one of the most competitive events in world sport
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