MICHAEL "SUPERMAN JOHNSON DESTROYS 200 METER RACE FOR RECORD 200-400 DOUBLE IN 19.32 SECONDS !!!!!

MICHAEL "SUPERMAN JOHNSON DESTROYS 200 METER RACE FOR RECORD 200-400 DOUBLE IN 19.32 SECONDS !!!!!

Post by Louis-D. Dube » Sat, 03 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> If you devide his time in 2 it would be equivalent to a 9.66 100 meter time !!!

> Bailey set the record at 9.84 !!!! MICHAEL" SUPERMAN" JOHNSON

> is the WORLDS FASTEST MAN BY FAR !!!!!!!!!

You dropped out of school at an early age, did you?  If you want to
compare Bailey and Johnson, you have to take his time at the 100
meters line, not take his time at the 200 meters line and divide by 2.

Any science teacher would gave you a big 0 for your calculations.

        Regards,
        ldd

 
 
 

MICHAEL "SUPERMAN JOHNSON DESTROYS 200 METER RACE FOR RECORD 200-400 DOUBLE IN 19.32 SECONDS !!!!!

Post by Dr. Michael J. Layt » Sat, 03 Aug 1996 04:00:00

I am dying to know what his 100m split was. If it was 10.00 (extremely
fast for a guy who doesn't run the 100m), then his second 100m was 9.32!
What gives here? He broke the 17 year old former world record by 4 tenths
of a second. That is almost as unbelievable as Flo-Jo's record in the
100m. I hope he takes a shot at the 100m. BTW, congrats to Frankie
Fredericks, who also broke the previous world record with a time of 19.68.
Imagine running a 9.89 100 and a 19.68 200 and only getting two silvers.

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MICHAEL "SUPERMAN JOHNSON DESTROYS 200 METER RACE FOR RECORD 200-400 DOUBLE IN 19.32 SECONDS !!!!!

Post by Steve Montgome » Sat, 03 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>I am dying to know what his 100m split was. If it was 10.00 (extremely

His coach timed his split at 9.8 seconds using a stopwatch, but the accuracy
of that measurment would be in doubt.

--
Steve Montgomery

 
 
 

MICHAEL "SUPERMAN JOHNSON DESTROYS 200 METER RACE FOR RECORD 200-400 DOUBLE IN 19.32 SECONDS !!!!!

Post by disco.. » Sat, 03 Aug 1996 04:00:00

An absolutely RECORD SETTING  & ASTOUNDING PERFORANCE

comparable only to BOB BEAMONS record breaking long jump in the

1968 OLYMPICS !!!! The previous record before he broke at the U.S.

TRIALS lasted for 17 years !!!!!!!!

If you devide his time in 2 it would be equivalent to a 9.66 100 meter time !!!

Bailey set the record at 9.84 !!!! MICHAEL" SUPERMAN" JOHNSON

is the WORLDS FASTEST MAN BY FAR !!!!!!!!!

 
 
 

MICHAEL "SUPERMAN JOHNSON DESTROYS 200 METER RACE FOR RECORD 200-400 DOUBLE IN 19.32 SECONDS !!!!!

Post by Tjames Madis » Sat, 03 Aug 1996 04:00:00


:
:
: I am dying to know what his 100m split was. If it was 10.00 (extremely
: fast for a guy who doesn't run the 100m), then his second 100m was 9.32!
: What gives here? He broke the 17 year old former world record by 4 tenths
: of a second. That is almost as unbelievable as Flo-Jo's record in the
: 100m. I hope he takes a shot at the 100m. BTW, congrats to Frankie
: Fredericks, who also broke the previous world record with a time of 19.68.
: Imagine running a 9.89 100 and a 19.68 200 and only getting two silvers.

According to Rick Morrissey of the Scripps Howard News Service, the
splits were (1) 10.12 and (2) 9.2.

Other people have pointed out that Carl Lewis has run a faster 100 split
on relay legs (in the 8.8-8.9 region), but Johnson had the disadvantage
of having to run 100 metres before that.

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MICHAEL "SUPERMAN JOHNSON DESTROYS 200 METER RACE FOR RECORD 200-400 DOUBLE IN 19.32 SECONDS !!!!!

Post by tla » Sat, 03 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> An absolutely RECORD SETTING  & ASTOUNDING PERFORANCE
> comparable only to BOB BEAMONS record breaking long jump in the
> 1968 OLYMPICS !!!! The previous record before he broke at the U.S.
> TRIALS lasted for 17 years !!!!!!!!
> If you devide his time in 2 it would be equivalent to a 9.66 100 meter time !!!
> Bailey set the record at 9.84 !!!! MICHAEL" SUPERMAN" JOHNSON
> is the WORLDS FASTEST MAN BY FAR !!!!!!!!!

Man, you and Bob Costas should be shot. As indicated by a previous thread,
YOU CANNOT COMPARE THE 200 with the 100 by dividing by 2!!!!!!! Think
about it (obivously good old Bob did'nt). The second 100 of the 200 meters
 is much faster than the first 100 and any 100m race because the runner has a
running start and is already close to top speed. The only difference
between you and Bob is that Bob said this on national TV.

Anyway, this does not say that Michael Johnson is not great. He is the
most impressive short-mid distance runner ever. People will be watching
tapes of that 200 for a very, very long time.

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MICHAEL "SUPERMAN JOHNSON DESTROYS 200 METER RACE FOR RECORD 200-400 DOUBLE IN 19.32 SECONDS !!!!!

Post by Danning Do » Sun, 04 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Source: ESPN
first 100m:10.12
second 100m: 9.20
total: 19.32

Danning Dong


: >I am dying to know what his 100m split was. If it was 10.00 (extremely

: His coach timed his split at 9.8 seconds using a stopwatch, but the accuracy
: of that measurment would be in doubt.

: --
: Steve Montgomery

 
 
 

MICHAEL "SUPERMAN JOHNSON DESTROYS 200 METER RACE FOR RECORD 200-400 DOUBLE IN 19.32 SECONDS !!!!!

Post by gag.. » Mon, 05 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>An absolutely RECORD SETTING  & ASTOUNDING PERFORANCE

>If you devide his time in 2 it would be equivalent to a 9.66 100 meter
time !!!

>Bailey set the record at 9.84 !!!! MICHAEL" SUPERMAN" JOHNSON

>is the WORLDS FASTEST MAN BY FAR !!!!!!!!!

USING YOUR CALCULATION TECHNIQUE, DONOVAN BAILEY
WOULD HAVE WON THE MARATHON IN ABOUT 69 MINUTES!!!
TALK ABOUT A FAST GUY!!!!!!!
 
 
 

MICHAEL "SUPERMAN JOHNSON DESTROYS 200 METER RACE FOR RECORD 200-400 DOUBLE IN 19.32 SECONDS !!!!!

Post by agrawal daksh » Tue, 06 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> > If you devide his time in 2 it would be equivalent to a 9.66 100 meter time !!!

> > Bailey set the record at 9.84 !!!! MICHAEL" SUPERMAN" JOHNSON

                                        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

This is what NBC would like to say to make you pumped up and all worked up.
What about reaction time (you are disqualified if it is less than 0.1 sec)
and the time to gain full momentum? Only NBC can make such stupid remarks.
Dakshi
PS: Before you shout his other unparallel achievement, a french woman won
both 200m and 400m.

 
 
 

MICHAEL "SUPERMAN JOHNSON DESTROYS 200 METER RACE FOR RECORD 200-400 DOUBLE IN 19.32 SECONDS !!!!!

Post by Boyd M. Ree » Tue, 06 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Quote:



> > > If you devide his time in 2 it would be equivalent to a 9.66 100 meter time !!!

> > > Bailey set the record at 9.84 !!!! MICHAEL" SUPERMAN" JOHNSON

> This is what NBC would like to say to make you pumped up and all worked up.
> What about reaction time (you are disqualified if it is less than 0.1 sec)
> and the time to gain full momentum? Only NBC can make such stupid remarks.
> Dakshi
> PS: Before you shout his other unparallel achievement, a french woman won
> both 200m and 400m.

Duuuuuuh.  Of course, she wasn't the first to do that, either.  (Valerie
Brisco-Hooks, anyone???)

Johnson's achievement was indeed unprecedented, as he was the first man
to double in the 200 and 400 in an Olympic Games.

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Post by Matthew A. Bro » Wed, 07 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> If you devide his time in 2 it would be equivalent to a 9.66 100
>meter time !!!

> Bailey set the record at 9.84 !!!! MICHAEL" SUPERMAN" JOHNSON

Outstanding performance as it was, it's hardly a fair comparison.  Or
do you really think Pietro Mennea could run an 9.86 sec 100m?

Of course there's an easy way to settle this.  Johnson's got his
double golds in the World and Olympic games, so why doesn't he switch
to the 100m next year?

 
 
 

MICHAEL "SUPERMAN JOHNSON DESTROYS 200 METER RACE FOR RECORD 200-400 DOUBLE IN 19.32 SECONDS !!!!!

Post by Tom Manni » Thu, 08 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> > If you devide his time in 2 it would be equivalent to a 9.66 100
> >meter time !!!

> > Bailey set the record at 9.84 !!!! MICHAEL" SUPERMAN" JOHNSON

> Outstanding performance as it was, it's hardly a fair comparison.  Or
> do you really think Pietro Mennea could run an 9.86 sec 100m?

> Of course there's an easy way to settle this.  Johnson's got his
> double golds in the World and Olympic games, so why doesn't he switch
> to the 100m next year?

I've been reading these posts and I would like to make a comment;

Running a fast race and running fast are two different things.  Someones top speed might be much faster than the person who wins the race but because of a bad start/slow acceleration/running out of gas etc. the "faster" person might come in dead last.  As an example, I bet a real quick running back in the NFL would beat Micheal Johnson in a 40 yrd dash, but get totaly blown away in the 200.  

It would be interesting to see the top sprinters in the world run on a straight track for 200 yrds, and clock their speed with a radar gun(if this is possible).  This would clarify who is the "worlds fastest man", rather "the man who runs the worlds fastest race".  What do you think?

Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Derek Wo » Mon, 12 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> It would be interesting to see the top sprinters in the world run on a

straight track for 200 yrds, and clock their speed with a radar gun(if
this is possible).  This would clarify who is the "worlds fastest man",
rather "the man who runs the worlds fastest race".  What do you think?

It would be interesting, yes. However, no race in teh world award any
medal to top speeder. So, the sprinters don't really care what kind of top
speed they run, I would think.

Derek.

PS: imagine an olympic event in the style of high jump where every
athelete is given a track to freely achieve their top speed and you are
given three tries and the top speed wins the gold. Quite uninteresting if
you ask me.