England’s Anthony Watson doesn’t believe former international Ugo Monye is quicker than him over 100m.
In an interview with Chris Jones on the Rugby Union Weekly podcast, Watson said: “I’d like to think I could run under 11 seconds. Let’s say 10.85 just to beat Ugo!”
The 23-year-old came off the bench to score in England’s Six Nations victory over Scotland on Saturday.
This clip is from 5 live’s Rugby Union Weekly, first broadcast on Monday 13 March 2017.
Ugo Monye 100m (claimed) – 10.60s
Anthony Watson (guessed) – 10.85s
Usain Bolt’s reaction time out of the starting blocks in the 100-meter final in Rio was 0.155 of a second. Try to beat it. Turn up your volume.
ON YOUR MARKS
Pierre-Emerick Emiliano François Aubameyang has topped the FIFA 17 pace rankings, at least amongst the top 50 players.
EA released the FIFA 17 Top 50 Player ratings ahead of the 27th September launch with the Borussia Dortmund and Gabon Forward topping the list of quickest players with a Pace rating of 96.
With no official 100 meter record to his name speculation is that he is close to 11 seconds, but it is his acceleration from a standing start that sets him apart from most. Rumours even abound that he’d burn Bolt over the first 30 meters.
Ronaldo tops the FIFA 17 rankings and is no slow coach either with 92 pace.
Wales and Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is the highest ranked player from the home nations at No.6 and the only British player to make the top 50. Renowned speedster Bale was the 6th fastest on FIFA 16 and clocks 94 for FIFA 17.
Until FIFA 17 launches fans and gamers will continue to speculate on how much last year’s top 20 will have changed.
Fifa 16’s top 20 fastest players
- Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
- Mathis Bolly (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund)
- Ernest Asante (Stabaek Fotball)
- Jurgen Damm (Tigres Uanl)
- Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
- Jonathan Biabiany (Inter Milan)
- Dominic Oduro (Impact De Montreal)
- Kekuta Manneh (Vancouver)
- Marco Sau (Cagliari)
- Innocent Emeghara (San Jose)
- Fahad Al-Muwallad (Al-Ittihad)
- Ryo Miyaichi (St. Pauli)
- Lucas (Paris Saint-Germain)
- Juan Cuadrado (Juventus)
- Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
- Luciano Narsingh (PSV)
- Maicon (Lokomotiv Moscow)
- Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow)
- Bruma (Real Sociedad)
Winning Olympic gold last night in the 200m cemented Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson as the fastest woman in the world and completes her sprint double in Rio.
The Jamaican held off the challenge from pre-race favourite Dafne Schippers, who loomed but never delivered, to take gold in 21.78 sec, the fastest time in the world this year.
Silver was no consolation to Dafne Schippers who’s pre-tournament preparation has been hindered by a leg problem.
“I came for gold,” Schippers said. “I was in good form. My times were OK but they were not strong enough. It’s heavy to run six races. I was getting closer and closer. I felt I was nearly passing her, but then I broke down as well. I’m not happy with the silver.”
‘I let my light shine tonight,’ says Thompson after winning in 21.78 sec.
Her 100m winning time of 10.71s was just one hundredth of a second off her personal best 10.70s a Jamaican National Record and faster than Schippers PB and Netherlands National Record of 10.81s.
Wayde van Niekirk broke Michael Johnsons 17 year 400m World Record with a sensational performance on the Rio track last night. In what the former record holder Johnson called ‘a massacre’ he blew away a one the fastest assembled fields with the first track world record of the games. His domination of the one lap event posted with splits across each of the 100m he ran of: 10.7 secs, 9.8, 10.5, 12.0.
On the night that second 100m was faster than Usain Bolt’s Olympic gold winning 100m time of 9.81s. The South African’s personal best at that distance of 9.98s would’ve placed 7th in that final.
The way he moved away from the field in the final 100m was possibly the most stunning moment of the Olympic games so far and to do so from lane 8 all the more remarkable, destroying the two previous Olympic champions in the process.
The 24 year old is coached by a 74-year-old great-grandmother Ans Botha, once a sprinter and a long jumper, and her pupils call her “Tannie Ans,” meaning Auntie. Last year, the head coach at South Africa’s University of the Free State told the City Press that her “passion is too high” to stop coaching in a career spanning five decades. She got emotional when describing her responsibility in coaching van Niekerk.
“I wouldn’t say I’m afraid … but I have such a big responsibility to get this athlete to develop to his full potential. Also, I need to try to do my very best not to do something wrong that might break him,” she told the City Press.
Botha started coaching van Niekerk in 2012, connecting after he attended the University of the Free State as a marketing student. They met with his parents and laid out a plan, the focus of which was to not push van Niekerk’s body beyond its limits. Their first three months in partnership were spent rehabbing some nagging injuries.
The strategy worked — since she’s been his coach, van Niekerk’s time has dropped by a whopping four seconds.
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