Avance Deportivo in English – Bolt

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Esta semana, nuestro profesor Joshua Mbaka hable sobre el seis veces ganador de la medalla de oro en unos Juegos Olímpicos Usain Bolt. Escucha y aprende inglés!

Esta semana, nuestro profesor Joshua Mbaka hable sobre el seis veces ganador de la medalla de oro en unos Juegos Olímpicos Usain Bolt, que ganó una carrera de exhibición en Río de Janeiro, en Avance Deportivo in English. Listen and learn English!

Hello, I’m Joshua, I’m an English teacher at NEP english and this is Avance Deportivo in English. The worlds fastest man Usain Bolt competed in The Mano o Mano Athletics challenge in Rio de Janeiro last weekend. Competing in his first 100m race of the season, Jamaican sprinter came away victorious at the competition which was held on a specially constructed track. Running into a headwind and recovering from his blocks slipping at the start, Bolt trailed USA’s Ryan Bailey in the early stages of the race. But the multiple Olympic gold medallist caught Bailey before the finish, winning in 10.12 seconds. Bailey finished second with Brazil’s Jose Carlos Moreira taking third.

After recording his slowest ever time in a 100m final Bolt said: “I think it was poor execution overall… the good thing is that I won”.

It was the third time that Bolt had competed at this competition in Rio. In 2013 he won the 150m and last year he won the 100m there as well. The next time he races in Rio could well be at the 2016 Olympics.

He also said: “It will take time for me to get back to my best so I just need to run more and I’ll be OK”. His next race will be at the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas in May 2015.

In the women’s race, two-time Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown won in 11.04 in her first race of the season. She comfortably defeated USA’s 2011 world champion Carmelita Jeter.

While he was in Rio Bolt trained with Brazil’s three-time Paralympic sprinting champion Terezinha Guilhermina. She unveiled her new guide on Saturday (18 April) which was none other than Jamaica’s six-time Olympic champion. He joined with Guilhermina to take part in a 50m sprint.

“It was a dream come true,” said Guilhermina, who won 100m and 200m gold at the London 2012 Games and 200m gold at the Beijing 2008 Games. She later said: “Running with him [Bolt] is a joy for any athlete. Bolt is a reference in the sport and I’m happy to have participated in this race. I fulfilled a dream.”

Now I’m going to explain some vocabulary:
Headwind: Headwind is wind that is blowing in the opposite direction that someone or something is travelling so the wind is blowing against them.
Blocks: Starting blocks are a device used in the sport of track and field by sprint athletes to hold their feet at the start of a race so they don’t slip as they push out at the sound of the gun.

That’s all for this week, join me next week for another Avance deportivo in English. Bye.

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