Archive for the ‘Asafa Powell’ Category

Just information about the BIG MAN. Nuff respect to him for keeping Jamaica on the Map.

Veronica Campbell-Brown defends her 200m title – Another gold for Jamaica!!!!!!

Posted by Dresonic on August 22, 2008

Veronica Campbell 200m

Veronica Campbell campbell_794014c CampbellBrown_1131376

Veronica Campbell who currently has the top 200m times in world continues “Jamaica’s dominance in the sprints” at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Veronica who did not make it for the 100m came back with vengeance to defend her 200m title that she won in the 2004 Olympics. Even though Veronica did not make the 100m she proved the saying “down but not out,” and she definitely showed heart. Allyson Felix who got second was no threat to Veronica, from the start of the gun Veronica was flying like air-Jamaica.

Kerron Stewart got third and has been doing well, being that this is her first Olympics. Sherone Simpson who has been battling injuries for several months now got sixth. The Jamaican sprint teams are looking positive for the 4×100 relays and hopefully will take gold in both women and men without a shadow of a doubt.

Go Jamaica, we are proud of you Veronica for bringing pride to our island. We love you.


Posted in Asafa Powell, Beijing 2008, Dresonic Stories, IAAF, International, Jamaica, Olympics 2008, Shelly-Ann Fraser, Sherone Simpson, Sports, Sports News, Track&Field, Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell | 2 Comments »

Bolt & Powell tested 11, 13 times this year, says IAAF

Posted by Dresonic on August 21, 2008

Jamaican Usain Bolt, who competed in the 200-metre Olympic final yesterday, has been drug-tested at least 11 times in 2008, according to Nick Davies, a spokesman for the world track & field federation (IAAF).

Bolt was tested four times out-of-competition by the IAAF and three times in-competition, Davies said. He also has been tested four times by the International Olympic Committee – including three blood tests – ince he arrived to China, Davies said.

Davies said Bolt and fellow sprinter Asafa Powell are among the 22 elite Jamaican track & field athletes included in the IAAF’s targeted testing programme.

The IAAF spends US$2 million to US$3 million annually on the programme, Davies said, to ensure that athletes in nations such as Jamaica and Kenya that do not have national testing programmes get tested frequently.

Powell, Davies said, has been tested 13 times this year – six out-of-competition by the IAAF, three in-competition and four by the IOC.

Davies said IAAF medical officials assemble longitudinal profiles of the athletes’ blood work to look for abnormalities that suggest doping could be going on.

Bolt’s and Powell’s results “look OK,” Davies said. “If it didn’t, there would be massively targeted testing on them, simple as that.”

Posted in Asafa Powell, Beijing 2008, IAAF, International, Jamaica, News, Olympics 2008, Shelly-Ann Fraser, Sherone Simpson, Sports, Sports News, Track&Field, Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell, Western Jamaica | 4 Comments »

Bolt demolishes 200m world record and sets his own – Astounding performance!!!

Posted by Dresonic on August 21, 2008

The win in the Olympic 200 meters was a given, his second gold medal of the Beijing Games assured.
Usain Bolt sets another world record in the 200m final. Americans Shawn Crawford and Walter Dix get silver and bronze, respectively.

This was now about a world record. About racing against history.

Showing just what he can do when he goes all out start to finish, Bolt forged the greatest race ever run Wednesday night under the hazy lights at the Bird’s Nest, heaving his chest toward the finish line — not simply to beat someone for the gold, but to become a part of track’s glorious, and sometimes troubled, lore.

He finished in 19.30 seconds to break Michael Johnson’s 12-year-old world record, one of the most venerable in the books.

“I just blew my mind and blew the world’s mind,” Bolt said.

Insane, Usain.

Officially, he won by an astounding 0.66 second over American Shawn Crawford, the defending Olympic champion. Crawford won the silver medal when Churandy Martina of Netherlands Antilles, who had finished 0.52 behind Bolt, was disqualified after a U.S. protest for running out of his lane. “It feels like a charity case,” Crawford said.

Either way, it was about four body lengths, the biggest margin in an Olympic 200. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Asafa Powell, Beijing 2008, Danny McFarlane, Dresonic Stories, IAAF, International, Jamaica, Kerron Stewart, News, Olympics 2008, Shelly-Ann Fraser, Sherone Simpson, Sports, Sports News, Track&Field, Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell | 1 Comment »

Bolt cruises into 200m semi-finals

Posted by Dresonic on August 19, 2008

19sprint_600 I heard the commentator say: if there was a record for making a race look easy Bolt would also have that record…!!! that is true wouldn’t you say so yourself?

The lanky 21-year-old, who is reported by the Financial Times to have boosted Puma’s sale of sneakers by two million pairs in the first hour after taking the 100m title on Saturday, was diplomatic when asked if he would go after Johnson’s 12-year-old record. “I’ll leave it all on the track,” he said.

For the record, Namibian legend Frankie Fredericks, who placed second to Johnson in that world record race in Atlanta, has joined the list of top class sprinters to tip Bolt to surpass the 19.32secs clocking.

“19.2, he’ll run 19.2,” Fredericks told the Observer following Sunday’s 100m medals ceremony.

American Johnson, who is commentating at these Olympic Games for the BBC and Jamaican-born Canadian sprinter Donovan Bailey, whose Olympic record of 9.84secs, which Bolt erased, both tipped Bolt to take the 200m record to a new dimension prior to the start of these Games.

Yesterday, Bolt cruised into the semi-finals of the half-lap event, barely working up a sweat to the surprise of the 91,000 spectators and thousands of accredited international media covering these Games. Bolt first returned 20.64secs for second in the fifth of eight preliminary heats, before literally strolling to 20.29 in the quarter-finals, making defending champion Shawn Crawford, who was drawn in the lane ahead of him, look ordinary.

“I just went out there to qualify and that was my first aim and I did just that,” the Glen Mills-coached sprinter said after his sixth race at these Games. Asked if he would be going for Johnson’s record of 19.32, Bolt replied: “I’m just going out there to lay it all on the track because this is my last (Individual) race and hope for the best,” he said, noting that he was a little tired after six races.
“But, I’m OK, I just need some rest ahead of the semi-final and final.”

Bolt, who will celebrate his 22nd birthday on August 21, has been drawn to run in lane six of semi-final two (today) along with the American pair of Wallace Spearmon and Crawford, Kim Collins of St Kitts and Nevis, Jaysuma Saidy Ndure of Norway and Antigua’s Brendan Christian.

Jamaica’s Chris Williams, the 2001 World Championship silver medallist, will run in lane nine of the semi-final along with 100m silver medallist Walter Dix and Churandy Martina of the Netherlands Antilles. The third Jamaican, Marvin Anderson, who contested last year’s final in Osaka, pulled up injured after about 120 metres in his quarter-final with a left hamstring injury. The final is scheduled for tomorrow.

Bolt crowned himself the best sprinter of all time on Saturday by winning Jamaica’s first ever Olympic gold in the blue riband event by shaving 0.03 seconds off his previous world record of 9.72 established in New York on May 31.

Posted in Asafa Powell, Beijing 2008, Danny McFarlane, Dresonic Stories, Jamaica, Olympics 2008, Shelly-Ann Fraser, Sherone Simpson, Sports, Sports News, Track&Field, Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell | 3 Comments »

Ricardo Chambers advance from 400m to semi-finals

Posted by Dresonic on August 19, 2008

20080818T200000-0500_139209_OBS_CHAMBERS_ADVANCES_TO____M_SEMI_FINAL_1 Only Ricardo Chambers managed to advance from the preliminary round into today’s semi-final. Chambers, Jamaica’s most consistent quarter-miler all season, posted a conservative 45.22 seconds for third in heat four and progressed automatically to the round of 16.

It was a different story for Sanjay Ayre, who clocked 45.66 seconds and national champion Michael Blackwood (45.56), who finished fifth and fourth respectively in heats two and four.

“My body was still sleeping, I just didn’t react fast enough and could rally back in the 100m because fatigue settled into my legs,” said Blackwood, a semi-finalist at last year’s world championships in Osaka, Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Asafa Powell, Beijing 2008, IAAF, International, Jamaica, Kerron Stewart, Olympics 2008, Shelly-Ann Fraser, Sherone Simpson, Sports, Sports News, Track&Field, Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell | 1 Comment »

Danny McFarlane edged put for Olympic Medal

Posted by Dresonic on August 19, 2008

ATHLETICS-WORLD BEIJING, China – IT was a case of “So close, but yet so far” for Jamaica’s Danny McFarlane and Kenia Sinclair on yesterday’s fourth day of track and field competition in the final of the men’s 400m hurdle and women’s 800m at the Olympic Games at the Bird’s Nest Stadium here.

Both athletes were within medal contention with 100m metres remaining in their respective events as they sought to increase Jamaica’s tally of medals from two golds and two silvers, but failed.

McFarlane, the 2004 silver medallist from Athens, who occupied third position in the one-lap obstacle race with one hurdle to clear, was passed by Bershawn Jackson (48.06secs) in the dying moments of the race to sweep the medals for the United States.

McFarlane crossed the line in a season best 48.30secs in fourth behind Sydney 2000 champion Angelo Taylor 47.25 and 2007 world champion Kerron Clement 47.98.

“The last hurdle momentum kind of messed me up,” McFarlane said after the race. “I could tell from three strides out that my body was a little bit too (leaned) back and for a split second I kind of lost focus, which threw me off,” the 36-year-old added.

Olympic debutante Markino Buckley, who produced career best times of 48.65 and 48.50, respectively, in the heats and semi-final, finished seventh in the championship race with 48.60 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Asafa Powell, Beijing 2008, Danny McFarlane, IAAF, International, Jamaica, Olympics 2008, Shelly-Ann Fraser, Sherone Simpson, Sports, Sports News, Track&Field, Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell | 1 Comment »

Jamaica Makes History in Beijing 2008 – First ever sweep of 100m for any country – Shelly-Ann Fraser & Usain Bolt

Posted by Dresonic on August 18, 2008


100m(1)  20080817---oly_05Personally I love Shelly-Ann Fraser, she is so vibrant and so energetic, she is always smiling. One thing for sure she will be smiling for a looooooong time. Bolt blew away the field with a magnificent performance that will be on the pages of history for a very long time.

Jamaica is in a frenzy for our athletes in Beijing and as the saying goes “Wi Likkle but Wi Fassssst.” Ok so that’s not the saying but come on that’s what it should be at this point. Jamaica has the best sprinters in the world and that is no dispute. Look out for the flock of international athletes who will seek to gain our secrets.

Its been a long time coming and now Jamaica is showing that we are truly great and are the most blessed people on the earth. Big thanks to our athletes for bring the name of Jamaica to heights that only can be dreamed of by many.

Salute to Our Athletes,


Posted in Asafa Powell, Beijing 2008, Dresonic Stories, IAAF, International, Jamaica, Kerron Stewart, News, Olympics 2008, Shelly-Ann Fraser, Sherone Simpson, Sports, Sports News, Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell | 4 Comments »

Jamaican ladies demolishes women’s 100m

Posted by Dresonic on August 17, 2008

photo_1218984473617-1-0 When it comes to Olympic sprints, nobody does it better than the Jamaicans.

The Caribbean island of 2.8 million people capped the first gold-medal sweep of men’s and women’s 100m dashes since 1912 with a rare 1-2-2 sweep of the women’s race. After never winning Olympic gold in the 100M, Jamaica got two in as many days.

Shelly-Ann Fraser won the women’s dash Sunday, pumping her fist as she was clocked in 10.78 seconds. Teammates Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart finished in a dead heat for the silver, 0.20 second back — the same margin Jamaica’s Usain Bolt won by Friday night when he hot-dogged to the finish in 9.69.

Fraser knew she had won and smiled wide, showing those braces, and then went to pick up the green, yellow and black Jamaican flag. It was the widest margin of victory in an Olympic women’s 100 final since 1988, when Florence Griffith-Joyner set the world record.

“When I was thinking about it, I was getting ahead of myself,” Fraser said about a gold medal. “I was like, ‘Calm down. First you need to go out there and do it.”‘

She did, and after she crossed the finish line more than a body length in the lead, reggae music played in the background during a three-minute delay while judges looked at the photo finish. There was no way to split the difference, so Jamaica got the top three spots and didn’t even have to settle for a bronze.

“It’s about time,” Stewart said when asked what the sweep meant. “We’ve been waiting on this. So many great athletes have come so close.”

Jamaica’s big win turned into a giant disappointment for the United States. Lauryn Williams finished fourth, Muna Lee fifth and Torri Edwards last. Lee, the only one of that U.S. trio with another chance for an individual medal — in the 200 — said she thought there was a false start.

Edwards herself said she thought she had false-started. The American team filed a protest, though it was swiftly rejected.

“It was a flagrant and a blatant false start that was not recalled and had tremendous impact on the race,” said Lee’s coach, Vince Anderson, just before the rejection. “But they’re not going to rerun the Olympic 100. Anyone who knows anything knows that.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Asafa Powell, Beijing 2008, Dresonic Stories, IAAF, International, Jamaica, Kerron Stewart, Olympics 2008, Shelly-Ann Fraser, Sherone Simpson, Sports, Sports News, Track&Field, Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell | 6 Comments »

Jamaican ladies head to semi-finals

Posted by Dresonic on August 17, 2008

National champion Stewart was the most impressive, clocking 10.98 seconds to dismiss defending champion Yulia Nestsiarenka (11.14) of Belarus and Olympic silver medallists, Lauryn Williams of the US (11.07), as well as European champion Kim Gevaert (11.10) of Belgium.

Fraser also looked smooth, running a controlled 11.06, while Simpson logged 11.02secs to beat Muna Lee of the US (11.08) and the veteran Chandra Sturrup (11.16) of the Bahamas.

Also, Kenia Sinclair progressed to tomorrow’s final of the Women’s 800m, while Danny McFarlane and Markino Buckley secured spots in the Men’s 400m hurdles decider.

Sinclair, who posted a season best 1 minute 58.28 on the back of a brisk first lap of 56.10secs set by eventual winner Janet Jeokosgie (1 minute 57.28), said determination brought her through as one of the two fastest losers.

‘We went out a little bit too fast. I knew I was going to pay for it in the straight, but I was thinking about getting into the final so I just tried to hold on as much as I could and it paid off,” the national record-holder told the Sunday Observer, adding that she was pleased with her best time of the year.

“I just thank God I was able to… perform to the best of my ability, so now I’m just looking forward to the final to give it all I have because I have nothing to lose,” the 2006 commonwealth and World Indoor silver medallist added. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Asafa Powell, IAAF, International, Jamaica, News, Olympics 2008, Sherone Simpson, Sports, Sports News, Track&Field, Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell | Tagged: , | 1 Comment »

Bolt breaks world record in 100m, Asafa Fails for Gold – Bitter Sweet for Jamaicans

Posted by Dresonic on August 16, 2008

Bolts 9.69
Bolt’s 9.69

It was pandemonium at the 2008 Beijing Olympics when our born and bread Usain Bolt broke the world record which is also his record in the 100m, after jogging a sub 10 in the semi-finals bolt delivered the goods in the final round. Bolt ran a phenomenal time of 9.69 seconds (no wind aided times here) to take gold in fine style. Evidently there was no competition for the tall sprinter and there was no one who showed any type of threat. Coming up through the rounds Bolt remained relaxed while keeping his composure and not forgetting his number one goal which is to compete. Dresonic watched all other competitors but only one conclusion could be made, BOLT.

On the other hand Asafa Powell former world record holder delivered a disappointed performance in the 100m finals. Dresonic did not see this coming and I know the world did not see this coming either, the worse I was expecting from Asafa was to get the silver medal. Asafa is among the favorites here at Dresonic and it would have been lovely to see the matured sprinter take the gold in the 100m. This performance brings flashbacks from the 2004 Olympics and if i may, it was not a wonderful moment. Tyson Gay failed to leave the semi-finals which was no surprise since he is nursing a hamstring injury. Anyway Asafa failed to delivery the goods again at a “major competition” another Olympics. Asafa has not gotten any gold at any major world staged event, people always say Asafa has a mental problem when he is at big meets but I say its more than a mental problem, its also the unprecedented pressure he is under by the world to win. I must I am very heart broken that Asafa wont get another chance to get the gold, lets be realistic Asafa’s time is nearly over as there are more young sprinters going 9.

All in all Asafa, Frater, and Bolt has done Jamaica proud but and I don’t think there is a better performance that we could have dreamed of that could compare to what Bolt accomplished. Dresonic salutes our Athletes in Beijing. Big Up Asafa and Bolt.

Asafa We Still Love You as you brought pride to us all as Jamaicans over the ye


Posted in Asafa Powell, Beijing 2008, Dresonic Stories, International, Jamaica, News, Olympics 2008, Sports, Sports News, Track&Field, Usain Bolt, World Record | Tagged: , | 3 Comments »

Performance Enhancing Drugs For Jamaicans – too bad we can’t get rich off it

Posted by Dresonic on August 14, 2008


yellow-yam NEWS FLASH!! — China customs sieze package that was intended for the Jamaican Olympic team!!
A 200 kilo shipment of suspected PED’s (Performance Enhancing Drugs) addressed to the Jamaican track team at the Olympic Village in Beijing, was siezed by authorites at the Wong Hung Lo docks early this morning. Coming on the heels of the disclosure that a member of the Jamaican team has tested positive for a banned substance, the news has rocked the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association (JAAA) and cast an even greater shadow over the team’s preparations for the 2008 Olympic Games.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a senior customs inspector told Reuters that suspicions were aroused by the bulky and lumpy shipment which was wrapped in rough, dirty burlap. Stenciled in bold letters on the bag, was the address of the Jamaican team at the Village and also the words:
Upon opening the package, dozens and dozens of a dirty, tubular product were discovered and immediately sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) lab in Beijing for testing. Chinese customs are certain that they have intercepted a shipment of pure, unprocessed steroids, and have put the IAAF and the JAAA on notice that severe action will be taken as soon as WADA confirms their findings.
The picture below is of one of the mystery tubular ‘products’ from the shipment that was taken to the lab for testing.

Jamaican Yellow Yam (from Trelawny … Bolt country)

Posted in Asafa Powell, Comedy, Dresonic Stories, Entertainment, Food, Health, IAAF, International, Jamaica, Joke, Olympics 2008, Sherone Simpson, Sports, Sports News, Track&Field, Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell, Western Jamaica | 7 Comments »

Asafa says anti-doping body drawing too much blood- Jamaican Athletes targeted by WADA

Posted by Dresonic on August 13, 2008

Page_2 JAMAICA IS among the top countries being subjected to numerous drug tests by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) at the Beijing Olympics currently under way in China, team doctor Herb Elliott says.

However, despite concerns raised by former 100-metre record holder Asafa Powell, Elliott told The Gleaner yesterday that he believed the testing was in keeping with what is going on at the Games.

“A number of teams have been targeted and our team is one of the better teams,” Elliott, who is also a member of the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) Anti-Doping Committee, said while explaining why the Jamaican athletes were among the frequently-tested groups.

“Naturally we are in for more testing than what normally happens at most Olympic Games,” he added.

Elliott confirmed that somewhere in the region of 30 tests had so far been carried out in the Jamaican camp. Some athletes, he said, had been tested three or four times since the Games began four days earlier.

The team doctor said he was told by a reliable source that all the top teams had been targeted.

“They want this Olympics to be a good one,” he said.

Asafa Powell, the former world record holder and one of the island’s top athletes at the Games, said yesterday that he believed the authorities were overdoing the testing.

Lot of blood

“About two days ago, I got pretty upset because since I’ve been here they have tested me four times and took blood, a lot of blood,” Powell said during a news conference at which Nike unveiled the ‘Zoom Aerofly’ spikes he will be wearing in his attempt to win the 100-metre title.

He told reporters he believed he might not have anything left in him by the time the 100m starts on Friday.

“I’m saying that they are taking so much blood, we are going to be very weak before the final of the 100m,” he said.

Powell also confirmed team-mates Michael Frater and world record holder Usain Bolt have also been heavily tested.

However, yesterday physician and sport analyst Dr Paul Wright said frequent tests would not harm the athletes’ physical health.

“It will have absolutely no effect on the physical well being in regards to blood volume,” Wright said.

“If you are taking a blood test, you can lose blood by the amount of blood that they use. The amount of blood that they take for this test is of absolutely no significance in the overall blood volume of the athlete.”

Wright, however, noted that frequent testing might increase the psychological pressure on the athlete.

“It makes you feel targeted. You begin to feel fed up and frustrated,” he said.

Wright added that “it is bordering on harassment” and that “the pressure is mounting on Jamaica because of how fast our athletes are”.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Asafa Powell, Dresonic Stories, IAAF, Jamaica, Olympics 2008, Sports, Sports News, Track&Field, Usain Bolt | 6 Comments »

Asafa Confident for 100M

Posted by Dresonic on August 13, 2008

20080813T000000-0500_139008_OBS_ASAFA_TALKS_TOUGH_1 Powell started favourite on both occasions, but faded to fifth and third, respectively, earning the reputation of a choker.
However, the former record-holder told the Observer he is ready to deliver on his talent as he goes up against new record-holder and compatriot, Usain Bolt, and defending world champion, American Tyson Gay.

“This time around I’m just trying to forget  about the glamour and all the things of the Olympic Games and just focus on running that one race on the track, and that’s the final,” Powell said.

“I want to get through all the rounds and when I get to the final just think of it as just another race and forget about what is going to happen after by just focusing on winning and executing properly,” the 24-year-old former record-holder reasoned.


Frater. has been working well in training

His coach Stephen Francis believes that the sprinter, who has recorded a staggering 39 sub-10 clockings in his short career, will come good in Beijing.

“I don’t want to go around saying what kind of time you expect, but I believe that Asafa has the goods this year to win the 100 metres,” Francis said. “He is in excellent shape and I suspect that with the adjustments we have made this year to ensure that he is able to perform throughout the entire Olympics, then I think that he’s going to show how good he really is,” the coach added.20080813T000000-0500_139008_OBS_ASAFA_TALKS_TOUGH_2

Powell has exhibited good form in the run-up to these Summer Games, winning his last three races (9.88secs) in Stockholm, (9.94secs) in London and (9.82secs) in Monaco, having recovered from a shoulder injury sustained while lifting weighs in the gym in April.

“I’m just real confident, a lot more determined, a lot more focused on getting stuff done, this year I’m more ready than ever,” declared Powell, indicating that Jamaica could sweep the medals. “We can finish one, two, three in the 100m because Michael (Frater) running well and he’s looking very confident,” he added.

The race is expected to go down to the wire between Powell and Bolt, who clocked 9.72 in May to better his previous world record of 9.74, and Gay, who clocked 9.77secs win his Olympic trials.

“I would say the only chance anyone has of beating me (in Beijing) is probably getting out in front of me. That’s the only chance anybody has of beating me right now,” the sprinter said.

The Men’s 100 metres is scheduled to begin on August 15 (tomorrow night local time), the first day of the track & field competition at the 91,000-capacity Bird’s Nest Stadium.

In the meantime, Powell is hoping for smooth baton exchanges as Jamaica seek to become the first Caribbean team to win the Men’s sprint relay.

“We are not perfect (because) we should have been practising from way back in April or January, so right now we are kind of rushing things last minute,” he said.

“Last year we did the same thing and messed up all the baton exchanges and ran 37 (seconds). This year we have a stronger team and we can win that final very easily if we don’t mess up the exchanges that much,” he said.

Posted in Asafa Powell, Dresonic Stories, IAAF, International, Jamaica, Olympics 2008, Sherone Simpson, Sports, Sports News, Track&Field, Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell | 1 Comment »

Bolt Not Worried about 100M!

Posted by Dresonic on August 13, 2008


The 21-year-old, who is attempting to become the first Jamaican to win the Olympic crown, added that he  was in good form as he focuses on his bid to see off compatriot, and former world record-holder, Asafa Powell, and American world champion, Tyson Gay.

“I’m not worried,” said Bolt, who timed 9.72 seconds in late May to become the fastest man in the world.

“I’m in good form and for the moment everything is going well,” added Bolt, who will try for the 100/200m double.
Bolt, who took silver in the 200m at last year’s World Championships in Osaka, added that he was not concerned by the weather or the air quality in the Chinese capital.
“It is neither too humid nor too hot,” said Bolt.

Should Bolt, who went through a light workout the day after arriving at the Athletes Village from the Jamaican training camp in Tianjin, do the double he would become the first to achieve that since Carl Lewis in Los Angeles in 1984.
The 100m heats get underway on Friday with the final on Saturday.

Powell, too, was making positive noises about his chances in the eagerly-awaited sprint showdown.

“I am very confident as far as my chances are concerned in taking the gold medal home,” said Powell, who was third in the World Championship final last year and then lost his world record to Bolt in May.

But he has since defeated Bolt in Stockholm and ran 9.82sec in Monaco.

“It was my objective to try and get a quick time before the Olympics,” said Powell. “I’m happy to have done it. I know I’m in good form.”

Posted in Asafa Powell, Dresonic Stories, IAAF, Jamaica, Olympics 2008, Sports, Sports News, Usain Bolt | 1 Comment »

Fraser expects great results in 100

Posted by Dresonic on August 13, 2008

20080813T000000-0500_139009_OBS_FRASER_EXPECTS_GREAT_RESULTS_IN_____METRES_1Even her smile resembles that of a young child. But don’t let that fool you because when she takes the track she is as fierce a competitor as they come.

New Jamaican sprint sensation, Shelly-Ann Fraser introduced herself to the world at June’s National Track & Field Championship with a magnificent 10.85-second clocking to finish second in the 100m and book her ticket to the 29th Olympiad in China.

And like her MVP teammate Asafa Powell, Fraser says sprinting runs in her family.

“My mother (Maxine Simpson) is probably one of the biggest reasons why I’m running because she used to run and she stopped because she got pregnant with my big brother (24-year-old Omar). She also has a 20-year-old brother – Andrew.

“My mother encourages me
a lot and I really love her because when nobody else was there, she always made sure to provide for us (by peddling goods),” she related.

The Stephen Francis-coached Fraser surprised most people at the National Stadium, including reigning World Championships 100m gold medallist Veronica Campbell-Brown, who crossed the finish line fourth in 10.88secs. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Asafa Powell, Dresonic Stories, IAAF, International, Jamaica, Lifestyle, Olympics 2008, Special, Sports News | 2 Comments »

Watch Beijing Olympics 2008 Online – Every Event as They Happen!!!!!

Posted by Dresonic on August 10, 2008

I know have we thw world has been waiting for this moment; “the 2008 Beijing Olympics.” What can I say its the most exciting event in history for the year 2008. I know I have promised the Dresonic community TV-J and CVM-TV links, but unfortunately that didn’t not work out as the link I was discontinued. I have been looking high and low to find a link so I can bring Sonic Surfers Olympic joy. Well don’t worry I have found a way that I think we all can be pleased with– and NO ITS NO YOUTUBE!!!! Well really all you have to do is follow the instructions below and you will be on your way to learning Chinese and watching Asafa and Bolt demolish the track.

(High Speed Internet Recommended)

Instructions to watching Beijing Olympics online:

1. Go this link and download the file Silverlight.2.0 as you will need this to view the videos. (Don’t worry this is not spam, it is a Microsoft certified software so it is safe to install)

2. Next thing go to the website http://www.nbcolympics.com/ and you will see a full schedule of every event.

3. The video player will ask you to fill in some information about your internet provider and zip code in the United States. I recommend for you to put 06604 as Zip Code and Direct Tv as your internet provider from the drop down list. It will give you a message. Just click next or ok.

4. After that you will be ready to watch the Olympics on demand.

All the best Sonic Surfers


Posted in Asafa Powell, Downloads, Dre Linkz, Dresonic Downloads, Entertainment, International, Jamaica, Lifestyle, Microsoft, Olympics 2008, Sports, Sports News, Track&Field, tutorials, Usain Bolt, Videos | Tagged: , | 8 Comments »

Bolt Confident for Beijing Olympics – good sign

Posted by Dresonic on August 1, 2008

Bolt, who two months ago supplanted Powell as the world record-holder in the 100 metres at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York, says he is not surprised at his recent success.

“Well things have been coming together for a long while now so I’m not really surprised,” said Bolt, who dominated his career as a junior.
“I’ve been doing well over the years. I guess it’s just my time now I would say.”

Bolt leads the world in the 100 metres with his world-record run of 9.72 seconds and the 200 metres with a career-best and national record of 19.67 seconds.

He is expected to leave Beijing with at least one individual gold medal and two if he runs the sprint double. But despite the huge expectations, the lanky sprinter says he feels no pressure.

“The only way you are under pressure is [if] you put yourself under pressure,” said the runner nicknamed ‘The Lightning Bolt’.

“I never put myself under any form of pressure because I know every time I go out there I do my best at all times.

“I’m not going out there to lie down and I know they (my challengers) are not doing that either. I am just really going out there to do my thing.”

Last Saturday Bolt landed yet another world-class performance in a slight head wind to win the 200 metres at the London Grand Prix.

The 19.76 seconds winning performance was his third fastest ever half-lap, but was accomplished with sanguine ease.

“I went out with a plan and that’s what I did. I just went out there to do some work on my 200 metres because I haven’t done a lot on this race,” Bolt said.

Only four other men have ever gone faster than Bolt’s 19.67, but only one, American Wallace Spearmon, will line up in the event in Beijing next month.

Posted in Asafa Powell, International, Jamaica, News, Olympics 2008, Sports, Sports News, Track&Field, Usain Bolt | Tagged: , | 4 Comments »


Posted by Dresonic on July 2, 2008

RUNNING 9.68 second is fast, really fast. Actually, Tyson Gay’s clocking at the United States’ Olympic Trials in Oregon at the weekend is the fastest ever recorded over the distance.

It was done with a following wind of 4.1 metres per second (mps), well above the allowable limit for a world record, 2.0.

Asafa Powell is no stranger to the 100m world record, having owned the mark for close to three years – from June 2005 to May 31 this year with multiple 9.77 timings which he lowered to 9.74 in Rieti, Italy, last September.

So 9.68 with such a forceful wind motoring one on doesn’t scare him.

“It shows that he (Gay) is in pretty good shape,” Powell told The Gleaner when asked about the fast time recorded by the American who won the sprint double at the World Championship in Osaka last year.

“Running 9.68 with 4+ (wind reading) is nothing to really look at because a lot of people can do that. It’s like running in a hurricane,” he joked.

Fastest time

In 1996, Barbadian sprinter Obadele Thompson clocked what was then the fastest time recorded over the distance, 9.69 seconds, with a storm kicking at his heels at 5.0 mps. Two years after, he recorded his personal best, 9.87.

Before this weekend, Gay’s best was 9.84 seconds. He decimated that by seven-hundredths of a second to 9.77, while running in the quarter-finals at the same US trials.

Besides Gay, Powell’s compatriot Usain Bolt has been burning up the track lately, having established the new world record of 9.72 seconds at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York on May 31. He also ran 9.76 in May, and finished ahead of Powell in Saturday’s 100m final at the Jamaican trials at the National Stadium.

As they race towards the Olympics in Beijing next month, Powell, who has been largely inactive this outdoor season following a shoulder surgery about two months ago, has taken note of both, but remains focused on his task.


“They (Bolt and Gay) are running very fast. But that’s not for me to be thinking about right now. It’s really for me to be focused on my own health and to try and get back in good form.”

He added: “They are there, I can’t ignore them, but if you want to win, to go out and think about your opponents is not the right thing to do. I can’t control how the other guys run. I have to at least run my best.”

Posted in Asafa Powell, Entertainment, IAAF, International, Jamaica, News, Olympics 2008, Sports, Sports News, Track&Field | 1 Comment »


Posted by Dresonic on July 2, 2008

 image image THE Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association (JAAA) yesterday named a strong 51-member athletic squad for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, August 8-24, following the National Senior Track & Field Championships last weekend.

Double sprint champion Usain Bolt heads the Men’s list and 100m champion and 200m silver medallist Kerron Stewart the Women’s.

Though the list did not specify the respective events athletes will compete in at the Games, seven of the eight finalists in both the Men’s and Women’s 100 metres were named, including Nickeisha Anderson, who finished seventh in the 100m and sixth in the 200m final.

Meanwhile, Observer sources say World 100m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown, who finished fourth in the 100m at the National Championships at the weekend after clocking a season’s best 10.88 seconds, will be an alternate in the event in accordance with JAAA team selection criteria and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Olympic Games entry standards.

The JAAA selection criteria states that “athletes placing in the first to third positions in all events will be selected, provided that they have attained the qualifying ‘A’ standard for the competition. The fourth-placed athlete will be named as an alternate for the individual event”.

According to IAAF Olympic Games entry standards rules, National Olympic Committees have until July 23 to nominate three athletes to be accredited for an event and nominate a fourth as a reserve.

“This reserve could be selected to replace an entered athlete until the time of the technical meeting for the respective event, one day prior to the first competition in the event, and the accreditation status of the replaced athlete transferred to the newly entered athlete”, the rule states.
Despite having made the ‘A’ qualifying standard (14.20m) in the prescribed period, Helsinki 2005 World triple jump champion, Trecia Smith, who leaped 13.61 metres for victory at the Trials has been omitted from the squad.

Smith, a surprise winner in Helsinki three years ago, has battled injury this season and had been doubtful for the Championships. She leaped 14.35 metres at the National Trials on June 23 last year.

However, Women’s long jump champion, Chelsea Hammond; javelin winner Olivia McKoy and Men’s 800m champion Aldwyn Sappleton – who have all attained the Olympic qualifying ‘B’ standard – were among the 25 male and 26 female athletes named.

IAAF rules specify that national associations may enter one qualified athlete per event if he or she has met the ‘B’ qualifying standard between January 1, 2007, and July 23, 2008.

Nesta Carter, who did not start in the final of the Men’s 100 metres due to cramps but finished fourth in the 200 metres, has been named.

Holmwood Technical student, Bobby Gaye Wilkins, has also been included following her fifth-placed finish in the Women’s 400 metres.

Posted in Asafa Powell, Caribbean, IAAF, International, Jamaica, Lifestyle, Olympics 2008, Sports, Sports News, Track&Field, Usain Bolt | 6 Comments »


Posted by Dresonic on July 2, 2008


EUGENE, Ore. – Probably the guy least impressed with the fastest 100 meters in history is the guy who actually ran it.

Tyson Gay shrugged, flashed an awkward smile and was generally dismissive after winning the 100 at the U.S. Olympic Trials yesterday in a preposterous 9.68 seconds (you read that right), which would be a world record had the Hayward Field wind gauge not read plus-4.1 meters per second – over the allowable limit of 2.0 mps for record purposes.

How was his race?

“It was OK,” he said.

But this is Gay, who breaks records and also breaks the mold of your typical world-class sprinter – the trash-talking, gesture-making, self-promoting, expletive-spewing mass of tattooed muscles. Gay, 25, is a mama’s boy from Arkansas who goes to church, watches what he eats and gets to bed on time.

He speaks in a near whisper. He lets others provide the superlatives.

“Amazing,” said Harvey Glance, a gold-medal sprinter from the 1976 Olympics and now an assistant U.S. sprint coach. “That’s a pretty historic moment. I don’t care what conditions you are running in. Nine-six is extraordinary.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Asafa Powell, Caribbean, Entertainment, International, Jamaica, Kingston, Lifestyle, Olympics 2008, Sports, Sports News, Track&Field, Usain Bolt | 11 Comments »