The Olympics schedule was such that the fastest man has to complain about it. Complaining about the events lined up next to next with an hour’s gap, the semifinal and final, Bolt said:
“It was like, ‘Yo, I probably could run a fast time,’ but by the time you get back to the warm-up area and start warming up again, it’s time to go back out. So for me, it was really stupid. … That is why the race is slow. There is no way you can run and go back around and run fast times again. It was hard for us.”
A decision made for broadcaster’s convenience than the players. Around more than 2 hours break is mostly given to the players.
“It’s the first time I’ve had to jog to the warmup area to get ready for the final,” Bolt said.
But he wasn’t the only one with the problem, other participants,
the silver medalist, American Justin Gatlin, said his thoughts were clouded, he couldn’t even think about winning.
“I didn’t because I was tired going into the finals and I was just like `let me focus on what I need to focus on,”’ he said. “We really only had 30 minutes to get ready for the finals.”
A crammed schedule isn’t among the major complains the world have heard about the Rio Olympics, but it is something to keep an eye on.