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Bolt can smash 100m record yet again, reckons Wells

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London, Aug. 28 (ANI): British athletic legend Allan Wells believes that Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt can break his 100 metres world record again tonight.

Just 12 days after running a staggering 9.58 seconds in the World Championship final in Berlin, Bolt makes his first appearance at the Golden League meeting in Zurich.

But Wells, who won gold in the 100m and silver at 200m at the 1980 Olympics, reckons the Jamaican sprint ace can get quicker.

"Usain is a freak among freaks - to see him run that time was mind-blowing. He is a natural runner but his strength, speed and leg stride is something special," The Sun quoted him, as saying.

"Usain looks fit, healthy and fresh and, in the next year or two, I've no doubts he will run quicker. He has the ability to run 9.50 secs and below," Wells, 57, added.

The 100 m world record has been broken three times before at the fast-paced Weltklasse meeting in Switzerland.

German Armin Hary shattered the fastest time in the world back in 1960 before USA's Carl Lewis and Bolt's rival and fellow countryman Asafa Powell joined the elite club there.

"For the other athletes and the British sprinters, they have to accept Usain is a great athlete and finishing second has now become the new first," Wells said. (ANI)

Story first published: Friday, August 28, 2009, 13:18 [IST]
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