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Who's faster? Chambers sets sights on Usain Bolt

2009-08-15 15:17 BJT

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British sprinter Dwain claims he is focused on "project Bolt" when the World Athletics Championships get underway in Berlin on Saturday.

Medal hopes for Team GB in Berlin include world and Olympic 400 metre champion Christine Ohuruogu, and Nicola Sanders, fellow 400 metre runner and silver medallist at the World Championships in Osaka two years ago.

But Dwain Chambers has grabbed all the attention: The 31-year-old sprinter, who has returned to athletics following a two-year drug ban, will challenge Olympic champion, world record holder Usain Bolt for the 100 and 200-metre world titles in the German capital. Bolt is athletics' undoubted superstar - but Chambers thinks he can prevent Bolt from claiming his first world championships gold medal.

Chambers points to his achievements at big meets over the last decade, including 100 metre bronze in the 1999 world champs and gold over 60 metres in the recent European Indoor Championships in Turin.

But the Male sprinting's battle for supremacy in Berlin is not a 'two-horse race', either. The current 100 and 200-metre world champion Tyson Gay of the USA is also focused on re-establishing his reputation as the number one sprinter in the world.