Just How Fast is Lightning?

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LIGHTNINGDoes anyone really know how fast is “Lightning “? Yes, I am referring to none other than the “Fastest man on earth”, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt. He has won his 3rd consecutive gold medal in the 100 meters, which no one has ever done, and tomorrow night he will be going after his 3rd consecutive gold medal in the 200 meters. Another feat that no one has accomplished.

He holds the world records for both the 100 and 200 meters, which he set in 2009 Olympics. That world record for the 100 meters is still 9.58 seconds, and the 200 meters is still 19.19 seconds. Although, he won the 100 meters this pass Sunday in 9.81 seconds, he will certainly be challenged this Thursday night by the young Canadian, De Grasse, who was on his heels in the semi-finals tonight.  Bolt finished the semi-finals heat with a 19.78 seconds, but De Grasse pushed him with 19.80 seconds. No doubt the world record will be challenged with these two athletes face off in the Thursday night 200 meters finals.

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I also love what the American ladies in track and field have accomplished at the Olympics. The United States has swept the medals in the 100-meter hurdles at the Olympics. Brianna Rollins, the 2013 world champion, won with 12.48 seconds. Nia Ali had silver with 12.59 and Kristi Castlin had 12.61 for bronze. This was a first in Olympic history. 

Also, Two-time world champion Tianna Bartoletta finally got her an Olympic gold medal, winning the long jump final with a life-time best 7.17 meters. The 30-year-old American, who won her world titles a decade apart in 2005 and '15, responded to two big jumps from Ivana Spanovic and Brittney Reese on the fifth attempt to regain the lead with one round remaining. The lead stood.

Defending Olympic champion Brittney Reese of the United States, after three fouls on her first four attempts, took silver Wednesday with a best of 7.15 on her last go.

I am looking forward to the 4 by 100 relays which will be featuring the fastest men in the world. Usain Bolt will most likely run his last race in this event, and another chance to place his name in the Olympic record books.

With summer almost over, and school already starting in some areas, it's time for home buyers to make that final sprint to purchase a home in and around San Antonio.  Call Jerry today at 210.789.4216, and be the champion in your family in your new home.

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Noah Seidenberg
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Awesome Jerry. We have been watching every night.

Aug 17, 2016 02:02 PM #1
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Yes, Noah. Looking forward to tomorrow night and the rest of the week.

Aug 17, 2016 02:07 PM #2
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Jerry I have hardly watched this years Olympics for many reasons, I remember Bolt from the previous Olympics, pretty incredible, Endre

Aug 17, 2016 03:45 PM #3
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Yes, Endre. He's amazing to still be that fast at his age. I remember when he first came on the scene at 17 years old. Now at 29, he is still the fastest man on earth.

Aug 17, 2016 10:09 PM #4
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So many wonderful Olympic moments Jerry Newman isn't it fun to watch these athletes?!!

Aug 18, 2016 12:10 PM #5
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Good morning Jerry.  I watched as Bolt won his third gold in a row for the 200 last night and he makes it look easy.  An amazing athlete.

Aug 18, 2016 09:19 PM #6
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Yes, Lisa. I have been watching and enjoying the Olympics. It's great to see all those athletes perform at their best.

Aug 18, 2016 10:46 PM #7
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Hi Gabe, Yes, and he didn't look around this time and I knew he was serious and wanted to win. He's moving up there with Carl Lewis now.

Aug 18, 2016 10:47 PM #8
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Usain Bolt will definitely have a place in sports history. 

Aug 22, 2016 05:35 AM #9
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He certainly will, Roy. He is right up there with Carl Lewis.

Aug 22, 2016 06:57 AM #10
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Usain Bolt is super-human, as far as I'm concerned, Jerry. Was so happy to see the USA do so well in the Olympics, in general. 

Aug 25, 2016 06:13 AM #11
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Yes, Nina. The USA did great with all total medals won. Swimming, track and field, gymnastics, and not to mention we had the decathlon champion too with Ashton Eaton. Plus, we all know that Michael Phelps will go down in history as our greatest swimmer.

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Jerry Newman One thing is certain - we dominated

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Hi Jerry, It was an amazing year for speed in the Olympics and Usain Bolt did it all with a amazing speed and a smile on his face!  I liked your tie in to real estate in the last paragraph.

All the best!

Sep 29, 2016 01:53 AM #14
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Yes, Karen Kruschka We certainly did. It was a great Olympics.

Sep 30, 2016 12:42 AM #15
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Yes, Gloria Todor It's hard to believe that summer is gone and autumn is already here. Buyers are sitll competing for homes in some areas.

Sep 30, 2016 12:43 AM #16
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Ditto, ditto, ditto. We watched many of the Olympic event including the Lightening Bolt win his third gold medal.  As always I love the opening and closing ceremonies.  

Yes, real lightening is very fast as well.

Oct 02, 2016 06:09 AM #17
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Yes, Mary. Usain Bolt made a very memorable appearance this year with winning all those Gold Medals in his favorite events. He went done in history along with Carl Lewis. I missed that closing ceremonies, but I know it was just as amazing as the opening.

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Jerry,

 It was quite an Olympics to remember! I hope you are having a good one and of course go Spurs!

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That's for sure, Yolanda. Our Spurs will have their work cut out for them, seeing how the Warriors got Kevin Durant in the off season. Time to get younger and more athletic.

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