ERIC Number: EJ896101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
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What Makes Usain Bolt Unique as a Sprinter?
Shinabargar, A. J.; Hellrich, Matt; Baker, Blane
Physics Teacher, v48 n6 p365 Sep 2010
For both casual and avid fans alike, Olympic and other sporting events can provide a wealth of data for simple physics analyses. One of the most impressive performances in recent Olympic history is that of Usain Bolt in the track-and-field sprinting events during the 2008 Summer Games. Over a seven-day span, Bolt set world records in the 100-m and 200-m individual sprints and in the 4 x 100-m sprint relay. In addition, Bolt left us all wondering what record time he might have run had he not eased into the finish line in the 100-m dash. Naturally, one question many fans and observers immediately ask is: What makes Usain Bolt unique as a sprinter?
Descriptors: Athletics, Physics, Scientific Principles, Motion, Science Instruction, Athletes, Human Body, Teaching Methods
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