The 200m will be just like the 100m: Carl Lewis

by FP Staff  Aug 9, 2012 16:56 IST

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The world is waiting for the clash of the Jamaicans, Usain Bolt versus the pretender, Yohan Blake, at the 200m race of the 2012 Olympics and nine-time Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis says that 200m race will be like the 100m.

"There will be nothing out of the ordinary. It will be just like the 100m," said Lewis to CNN-IBN.

Only one American sprinter Wallace Spearmon has qualified for the finals and he really doesn't have much of a chance. Lewis said it is because the American sprinters are preparing for the relay race.

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"None of the American sprinters double. That is the difference. Jamaicans have three finalists because they all double," he said.

"They decided we are gonna run the 100m and relay. United States have been waiting to run the relay. We may have one medal in the 200m but the relay may flip because of the rest and focus," he added.

Lewis said that Blake and Bolt will probably be among the final three, and Spearman will come third.

"Bolt and Blake are the favourites and there is no doubt about that. Then I think Spearman is probably the third best," he said.

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