WHAT a weekend of sports it was. The Chiefs win over Sharks in Super Rugby and the man himself — Usain Bolt — regains his form and sets another Olympic record in the 100metres with a time of 9.63 seconds.
He set the record in the 2008 Beijing Games and bettered it in London. However, his best time was run in the world championship after the Beijing Olympic where he clocked 9.58 seconds, which is the current world record.
Leave aside his running prowess the manner in which he prepares himself before the gun explodes has bewildered many observers and defies all the professional advice regarding mental preparation and focusing on the goal ahead.
Athletic trainers and coaches always emphasise about psychological preparation and concentration on the run or any sports event.
You are supposed to be alone with your thoughts and run the race or play the game mentally before you actually do it physically. It is still the advice that every sportsman should stick to.
Bolt on the other hand clowns around at the starting block and his Jamaican prodigy Yohan Blake is following in his footsteps. They both clowned around in front of the television camera before they raced to win gold and silver for Jamaica.
It all comes back to what we have always said in this column as to what former Fiji coaches like Brad Johnstone, Ilivasi Tabua and the late Ratu Kitione Vesikula have believed about Fijian team preparations.
Fijians play better when they are relaxed and having fun.
While they should all be focused at the same time they should be relaxed and not be uptight and have fun.
Tukiti simply pointed to Mesake Rasari as an example.
"Whenever I see him in his full smile I know he is going to play a fantastic game, but if he is not then it reflects in his game."
Well that seems to be the winning way as Bolt proved.
On the other hand it is the kind of character he seems to be always having fun and this is a result of positive thinking and not being too worried when the chips are down and things don't go your way.
He prays with the sign of the cross and points to the heavens to acknowledge his creator also proves a religious background and upbringing which makes him the person he is.
Anyway his being beaten at the Jamaica trials and missing the final championship prior to the London Olympics had moved the spotlight to Blake.
Blake came onto the Olympics as the frontrunner and top tip to win gold because of the cloud hanging above Bolt's injuries.
But everything changed in the final when Bolt buried all the doubts and questions with that explosive run with two to three metres ahead of the other runners.
In the heats USA's top runners were quite sure of themselves with Bailey scoring the best time in the heats — winning his heat in a time of 9.88 seconds, while Blake and Bolt won their heats 10.00 and 10.02 respectively.
Bolt reserved the best for the last with that record-breaking run.
Everyone who follows his career knows that Bolt has many more surprises left to spring.
He cruised towards the end of the run on Monday morning and we may have yet see him lower the world record time again.
Only time will tell.
The airing of the Olympic Games on four Fiji One Television channels 24/7 is doing a great job in sports development in the country.
Children growing up will relate themselves with the winning culture and Olympic spirit of whatever you can do I can do better.
Fiji has the potential in boxing, athletics, both track and field.
Before we had the fancy offices and facilities and equipment in our country, Fiji had been represented in Olympic Games.
In the sixties we had our sprinter Sitiveni Moceidreke from Viseisei, Vuda in the Rome Olympics where he took part in the 100 metres.
Looking at the shot put and javelin competitors from around the world they are not that physically superior to our local rugby players.
Back in the 1956 Empire Games Fiji had won a gold medal through Tovu, Totoya's Mataika Tuicakau in shot put and a silver medal won by Bua's Luke Tunabuna.
Maybe rugby and athletics could work together and arrange for an end of the season athletics competition in field and track events in search of talent.
The Cook Islands, Palau, Vanuatu, Marshall Islands had representatives in the 100 metre heats in the London Olympics and all of them were nowhere near our own Banuve Tabakaucoro in the South Pacific Games.
They knew they were never going to make it out of the first round of competition but they participated.
If the lack of money is the reason we don't send or prepare our athletes for the Olympics then lack of money is also the reason people do not stick to athletics for long before moving to other sports.
The big wigs will have to think up of something to lure and keep the elite players preparing and we know that political instability has also affected our inclusion in the Commonwealth Games which is more a stepping block to the Olympic Games.
If Fiji athletics was not amateur and could hold sponsored competitions where people get paid to run like they once had in Levuka then you'll see every Tom, Dick and Harry running up the Wailoku or Delaitokatoka hills every morning to train.
Money is not everything. There's the feeling of achievement and honour to do our country proud and be the physical representation of everyone out there who cannot walk, run or do the things normal people could do.
God has not given them the talent that he has adorned you with but they will be there with every jump, sprint and triumph.
When Bolt jumped for joy every Jamaican out there would be jumping with him.
The sick in hospital will get a spring in their steps and even fancy racing the nurses in the hospital corridors.
The old and the ragged would take a look at their shrinking bodies and feel proud again.
The young will recite the Olympic motto and say, whatever you can do I can do better.