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t-shark
I saw 2 types of criticism over the current celebrations
Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:57
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One voicing concern over the choice for statues. While the other questioning the spending of money on this event.

I really thought it was a joke. I am surprised anyone would question the decision to make a statue of Asafa. I also agree that there can be guidelines in place detailing the criteria etc. It would also be nice to have a statue of all the Greats like even Hemmings etc. But none of these logics is valid enough to disqualify Asafa's candidacy.

While he has not gotten that individual olympic medal, achieving a world record in the premier track event; gaining athlete of the year honour for season-long success; recording the most sub-10 times - a testimony of consistency; and elevating Jamaica to sprinting immortality, are not to be scoffed at! It is laughable that anyone would even make this a subject.

Why do we think the only way to bring our point across is to discredit, compare or criticize?


    • Criteria to be used in awarding statueselmo, Tue Oct 18 11:49
      In my humble opinion, there must be relevant criteria used to award statues tour athletes. Obviously the most important criteria to be used, should be one that: a. Based on achievement, gives the... more
      • Elmo with all due respect, Asafa is ah f ElaineDentyCracker, Sun Oct 23 14:37
        His WRs put us bk on the ma and encouraged Bolt to do wha he did. Sometimes you overthink things. Not everything is objective boss.
        • I just love the psychology touchelmo, Mon Oct 24 00:16
          ------------------------- His WRs put us bk on the ma and encouraged Bolt to do wha he did. ------------------------- So it was Asafa'a WR that encouraged Bolt to do what he did. I just love this... more
          • Elmo!!!Infama, Tue Oct 25 03:48
            Bolt himself said the same many time. Asafa took him Under the wings in the early days and Bolt looked up to him. How easy to forget how Bolt was floundering in 2004/5. I recall Aleen Bailey making... more
            • ------------------------ Bolt himself said the same many time. Asafa took him Under the wings in the early days and Bolt looked up to him. ------------------------ But what does this mentoring have... more
              • How are any of these the blue riband 100mInfama, Fri Oct 28 03:51
                An event certain people think they own? Asafa bruk it twice and equalled it several time. No one hit Wonder. Everytime he ran in his heyday, the WR was Under threat. He dominated the circuit like no... more
          • Cut the bullshitDentyCracker, Mon Oct 24 10:42
            If there was no Asafa/MVP would Bolt have stayed out here? If AP hadn't broken the WR would Bolt have turned to the 100? SMFBRCH
            • Okay... Track History 101elmo, Mon Oct 24 11:50
              ------------------------ If there was no Asafa/MVP would Bolt have stayed out here? ------------------------- Bolt went Pro in 2003-2004 and set the WJG in the 200M, when he ran 19.93 at the carifta... more
      • He never won a individual gold medal....if that is what you are suggesting that earning a gold medal should be a main criteria for consideration. Merlene Ottey have how many gold medals again?...from ... more
      • and clearly none before and very few after (for the forseeable and unforseeable future) will match that particular statistic. One would not have counted it before as no one else is remotely close... more
      • Very interesting reasoning. t-shark, Tue Oct 18 21:13
        A statue is generally used in the "world" as a monument of a person who has had a significant and ground-breaking impact on a particular field or populace. Moreover, it is used as a means of... more
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