Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin is now considered faster than the world speed star Usain Bolt. In 2009, Usain Bolt broke the 100m previous world record taking 4.64 seconds to run the first 40m whereas Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin ran the same distance just in 4.41 seconds. So, the question arises that, could Bellerin really beat Bolt in a race?
When this was asked to Bellerin , he replied, “Obviously I would fancy it, but there’s nothing I think I could do.” He also added that Bolt is a recognized sprinter and undoubtedly the quickest man in the world.
Early of this year another Arsenal player Theo Walcott clarified that the team’s speed tests are measured by “gates that you run through” there’s one point at zero metres and another at 40m. The former Britain sprinter added that “What we don’t know is what Bellerin is doing directly before this (1st) timing gate.”
Usually in a 100m speed race, the race normally starts with the gun and the clock begins measuring, next the athletes have to react with the gun where it takes about 0.15second. According to this the athletes then have to grow up their speed from zero velocity to their maximum velocity and whatever we know that their first step picks about half a second. So considering this, if Bellerin is already hitting this timing gate exactly at quicker than zero(velocity), which he will be then he already has a massive advantages, here’s no doubt.
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