As the 2016 Olympics came to an end, I wanted to focus on some good things, some bad things, and one ugly incident. There were many super performances by the world’s greatest athletes. I have already written about swimming and gymnastics, so today I want to focus on track and field.
Usain Bolt is definitely the world’s fastest human. Some people ask why he is so quick. He is 6’5″ with fast leg turnover and an attitude that allows him to relax and not worry so he gets the maximum out of his body. Ashton Eaton again proved he is the world’s greatest athlete by winning another gold in the decathlon. The American 100m hurdlers got the first sweep in the history of women’s running events.
Unfortunately, Ryan Lochte and his rowdy friends showed the world how some athletes think they can get by with their fame and/or their money. They seem to think those two things will keep them out of trouble. At the age of 32 Lochte has earned a great living from his swimming prowess. As you probably saw, he already has a publicist and a lawyer available at his beck and call. Let’s hope that the real Olympics for the Americans is not remembered for this incident alone.