Category: Island Talk Created on Wednesday, 08 August 2012 07:39
Carl Lewis has started a firestorm by insinuating in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated that Jamaica's drug testing policy is suspect, hence, he fails to take Usain Bolt seriously.
The former US Olympic great said that he is of the view that Jamaica needs to toughen its drug policy before he’ll take Usain Bolt’s sprinting feats seriously. Jamaica, unlike the United States does not have a random drug-testing programme.
He said, “I think there are some issues. No one is accusing anyone. But don’t live by a different rule and expect the same kind of respect.”
Lewis further went on to state: “For someone to run 10.03 one year and 9.69 the next, if you don't question that … you're a fool. Period."
He added that were he dominating today, he would expect to be questioned.
Lewis' statements seems to have come following him being offended when a top track official said that Usain Bolt’s performances were more impressive than his. “For him to make that judgment is wrong,” says Lewis. “He should talk about Usain on his own merits.”
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