Sunday, January 6, 2013

When will humans stop breaking Olympic records?

Some say that  Usain Bolt's 9.58s 100m sprint record will never be broken again until someone taller than him, and with better or equal body build comes out and challenge him. Bolt stands at 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) in height and weighs 95kg.


What do scientists say?

The ‘purest’ Olympic sports, such as running, swimming and jumping, are restricted by our anatomy. The 100m sprint record will probably never drop below 8.99 seconds, because the forces required would rip your tendons from your bones, and evolution is unlikely to change our bodies enough to bypass these limits.

But paralympians with ever more sophisticated ‘bionic’ legs will probably break able-bodied records one day, while new sports will no doubt be invented with new records for us to break.


TheGreenMechannics: Err, aren't records meant to be broken?

4 comments:

Adam said...

makes you wonder

de engineur said...

think human will never stop

tehr said...

ada ketikanya nanti kerana kemampuan manusia ada hadnya

thomas said...

Records will continue to be broken as we advance further in our understanding of the human body.