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French sprinter hoping to be the Olympics master

19 July 2012, 08:12

Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre is hoping he can gatecrash the expected Jamaican and American hold over the sprints at the Olympics - so long as he doesn't go to sleep in the blocks!

The 22-year-old two-time European 100 metres champion and 2010 200m victor has yet to decide whether he will compete in both sprint distances or focus solely on the 200m.

However, he gave a pretty clear hint after running the third fastest time of the year in the event of 19.91 in the 200m at last weekend's London Diamond League meet.

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