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Usain Bolt 9.58s

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

During 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics Berlin 2009 jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt broke his own record in 100 meters race. He ran 100m final race in 9.58s, that gives average speed 10.4384 m/s (23.35mph) (click on the links to convert speed to other units).

The previous world record was held during Olympic Games Beijing 2008 . Usain Bolt ran 100 meters in 9.69s. Average speed in this race was 10.3199 m/s (23.085mph)

100 meters final results:

Usain Bolt 9.58s !!!! New World Record, Tyson Gay 9.71s, Asafa Powell 9.84s

Usain Bolt Mph

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Today (16.08.2009), during 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics Berlin 2009, Usain Bolt will try to break his own world record in 100 m race. The final race is scheduled 21:35 (local time). To the final race have been qualified: Tyson Gay (9.77s 22.8959 mph), Usain Bolt (9.79s 22.8492 mph), Asafa Powell (9.88s 22.6412 mph), Daniel Bailey (9.91s 22.5725 mph), Michael Rodgers (9.94s 22.5045 mph), Richard Thompson (10.01s 22.347 mph), Darvis Patton (10.02s 22.3246 mph). (In the parenthesis: semi-final time and average speed)

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the world. His average speed during the fastest 200 m race so far, during Olympic Games Beijing 2008 was 23.1807mph (click on the link to get speed conversion to other units km/h, m/s, yd/s). He ran 200 meters in 19.30 seconds. Usain Bolt is also 100 meters race record holder. He ran this distance in 9.69s (Usain Bolt mph: 23.085). Note, the average speed in 200 meters race is faster then in 100 meters race.

Usain Bolt broke his own record in 100m.
He ran 100 meters in 9.58s !!!. His average speed was 10.4384 m/s (23.35 mph)

Usain Bolt results and speeds at Berlin 2009
(follow links in the table to get speed conversion):

Event Time [s] Speed [mph] Who And When
100m 9.58 23.35 Usain Bolt, August 16th, 2009
200m 19.19 23.3136 Usain Bolt, August 20th, 2009
4x100m 37.32 23.9757 Jamaican Team, August 22th, 2009

Paul Biedermann Record

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

ROME (Reuters) – Germany’s Paul Biedermann set a world record and beat twice champion Michael Phelps to win the 200 meters freestyle final at the world championships on Tuesday.

Paul Biedermann swam 200 meters one minute and 42 seconds exactly (1:42,00), second-placed Michael Phelps swam 1:43.22 seconds. Previous record on 200 meters distance has been beaten by Michael Phelps during Beijing Olympic 2008 (1:42.96 s)


200 meters = 656.168 feet = 218.7227 yards = 0.1243 mile

Paul Biedermann average speed in 200m freestyle winning race:

1.96 m/s = 7.056 km/h = 2.1435 yd/s = 4.3844 mph

Michael Phelps average speed during 200 m freestyle race during Beijing Olympic 2008:

1.94 m/s = 6.984 km/h = 2.1216 yd/s = 4.3397 mph

Venus Williams serve speed

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Watching Venus Williams matches, one you can see that she has more powerfull serve struck then any other players. For example, during her last match on Wimbledon Tour (Venus Williams vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (poland)) her average first serve struck speed was over 110 mph (177 km/h, 49.17 m/s) when Agnieszka Radwanska served with the average speed of 95 mph (153 km/h, 42.47 m/s). Williams fastest serve during the match was 122 mph (170 km/h, 54.54 m/s). Radwanska fastest serve – 104 mph (167 km/h, 46.49 m/s).
Venus Williams holds current women record for fastest serve struck in a main draw event. She recorded 130 mph (209.2147 km/h, 58.12 m/s) at the Zurich Open.

Other Venus Williams serve speeds (source:

2003 Australian Open quarterfinal – 125 mph (201 km/h), 2007 French Open second round, 2008 Wimbledon final, 2007 US Open first round – 129 mph.[4] At Wimbledon in 2008, her average first serve speed was 115 mph (185 km/h) in the quarterfinal, 116 mph (187 km/h) in the semifinal, and 111 mph (179 km/h) in the final. She also had a higher average serving speed than then World No.1 Roger Federer as well as eventual men’s champion Rafael Nadal.