The Olympics 100m Infographic
Olympics 100m Infographic
The Evolution Of The Sprinter Since Breaking The 10s Barrier
18 year old Adam Gemili has recorded the quickest 100m time by a Briton in 2012, but his mark of 10.05 seconds leaves him knocking at the door of the sub 10 club. However, fellow Brit Dwain Chambers has his membership card even though he clocked his personal best time of 9.97 seconds some 13 years ago.
Here are some of the stats:
1968 - Jim Hines 9.95s
1983 - Calvin Smith - 9.93s
1987 - Ben Johnson - 9.83s (drugs cheat)
1988 - Carl Lewis - 9.92s
1991 - Leroy Burrell - 9.90s
1991 - Carl Lewis - 9.86s
1994 - Leroy Burrell - 9.85s
1996 - Donovan Bailey - 9.84s
1999 - Maurice Greene - 9.79s
2002 - Tim Montgomery - 9.78s (drugs cheat)
2005 - Asafa Powell - 9.77s
2006 - Justin Gatlin - 9.77s (drugs cheat)
2007 - Asafa Powell - 9.74s
2008 - Usain Bolt - 9.72s
2008 - Usain Bolt - 9.69s
2009 - Usain Bolt - 9.58s
Sporting Index’s predicted winning time in the men’s 100m final on August 5 - 9.71s
Since Jim Hines first smashed the 10 second barrier, 82 other individuals have officially run the 100m in under 10 seconds - from 20 different countries. Almost half of these come from the USA. The oldest was Aussie Patrick Johnson at nearly 31 (who was also the first man of non-African descent) in 2003 and the youngest was Jamaican Yohan Blake at 19 years and 5 months in 2009.
Sporting Index’s prediction in seconds of the slowest recorded time in 100m qualifying is 13. At Beijing this accolade went to Shanahan Sanitoa of American Samoa clocking 12.60s.
Sporting Index’s prediction of the number of runners in the 100m final that will go under 10 seconds is 4. That’s fewer than in 2008 when 6 achieved it.