US scientist figures out what would be perfect performance in sports

Posted By: Biswajeet Panda
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London, Jan 10 (ANI): A sports scientist in the US has worked out what would be the perfect performance in sports like golf, running, swimming, and others.

John Brenkus, who presents Sport Science on satellite channel ESPN, used statistics to find out how records have been broken over the years, the Sun reported.

He also took into account what doctors say about the physical limits of the human body and rules about things such as the maximum following wind allowed or restrictions on equipment.

In 1912 the world record for 100m sprint was 10.6secs, set by American Donald Lippincott. Today, 'Lightning' Usain Bolt, from Jamaica, holds it at 9.58secs, with a top speed of 27.79mph.

But in 2909 Brenkus reckons someone will run 100m in 8.99secs, during which he will reach a peak of 29.4mph. Neither record will ever be beaten, he said.

The fastest swimmer in the world for 50m freestyle swimming is Brazilian Cesar Cielo who set the record time of 20.91secs in the 50m in 2009.

In 2256, a swimmer weighing 14st 4lb will, with perfect technique, generate enough power to do 50m in 18.15secs.

The longest golf ball hitter under tournament conditions is American Bubba Watson, with an average of 311.6 yards.

Under today's tough regulations about the equipment and the type of ball, in 2152 a golfer will hit a shot 543 yards.

When it comes to marathon's, today's world record of 2hr 3min 59secs and set by Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie in 2008, will be broken in 2245, which will be run in 1hr 57min 58secs.

The examples have been taken from Brenkus' book 'The Perfection Point'. (ANI)

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