Blake beats Bolt, tops rankings

Originally Published: July 3, 2012
ESPN

The sports world came at us in all directions this past week.

Tiger roared past the competition at Congressional. Both the men's and women's French Open winners were upset at Wimbledon. A backup car got another chance to race and won. The new tricks and can't-believe moments at the X Games captured the weekend in Los Angeles, and Spain shut out Italy to win the Euro 2012 title.

But it was Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, who upset the world's fastest man twice, crossing the finish line first in this week's cross-sport power rankings. Blake first beat Usain Bolt in the 100 meters, running a personal-best 9.75. Two days later the victory over Bolt came in the 200 meters, where Blake finished in 19.80 seconds, edging the world-record holder by 0.03 seconds. That was enough to push him past Tiger Woods and Fernando Torres at the top.

That's what our panel decided, but what do you think? Let your voice be heard in the comments, and if you impress the panel, you could be chosen as a guest ranker for next week.

2012 Cross-Sport Power Rankings panel: Sara Walsh, John Buccigross, Robert Flores, Michael Smith, Bram Weinstein, Mike Hill, Jorge Andres, Charissa Thompson, DJ Gallo, Jim Basquil, Kevin Connors, Jeff MacGregor and Steve Weissman.

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The Cross-Sport Power Rankings week runs from Tuesday to Monday, covering all sporting events that fall in that time span.