Do you have Olympic fever? I do! I’ve been glued to my TV all weekend. Wasn’t that women’s 100 meter race AMAZING?
In case you missed it, Jamaica just made Olympics history! Adorable, braces-wearing 21 year old Shelly-Ann Fraser won in just 10.78 seconds, and Kerron Stewart and Sherone Simpson tied for silver at 10.98 seconds. Jamaica swept the fastest track races — Usain Bolt proved his last name was no misnomer, and this Trini was damn proud to watch QRC boy Richard Thompson take the silver in the men’s 100 meters.
In this SF Gate article, Shelly Ann gave a great explanation: “The secret of the team’s success?” said Shelly-Ann Fraser, the newly crowned Olympic women’s 100-meter champion. “Reggae power.” That’s a power I believe in too. Big up to all Caribbean athletes, making your people proud both at home and abroad!
** edited at 8:05 p.m. — I just saw that former Trinidadian track and field superstar Ato Boldon is now NBC’s sprint analyst, and is co-hosting alongside Bob Costas. Good look, Ato! Caribbean athletes represent!