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Rio DreamRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Olympic Games 400m champion, Kirani James, has backed Usain Bolt to retain his sprint double.

Bolt would become the first man in history to win three straight Olympic Games 100m/200m double. He first tasted historic glory in Beijing 2008, when he ran 9.69 and 19.30, both world records at the time. He lowered both times to 9.58 and 19.19 at the World Championships in 2009.

He defended both titles in London 2012.

However, because of the super star’s limited outings this season, James believes based on history, he cannot bet against a proven performer.

“I think Bolt will win both events,” said James of the man, who shocked many doubters last year to win the World Championships 100m title.

Bolt had only three 100m races going into the 2015 Beijing World Championships, but dismissed American, Justin Gatlin, to take the title.

“He (Bolt) is a championship performer, I think that’s what he lives for, he loves the crowd, loves the stage, so I have him as the favourite for both events,” added James, who won the London 2012 400m title.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


  1. I’d thought last year’s WCs would have been the defining event for sprinting greatness, as well as talent over dopers. I would love for Bolt’s agent, manager or coaches to take a stand and publicly denounce Gatlin. I’d also love for them to publicly tell him to stop linking his name to Bolt’s. Gatlin cannot win on merit, he has to cheat. He’d also get almost no press coverage without sticking Bolt’s name into every sentence he utters. For him to say that he and Bolt are the faces of T&F would be laughable if it weren’t so despicable. He’s nothing but the face of everything that is wrong in the sport and with the IOC.

  2. Proof read your article before you send it…Bolt did not break his world records in the 2012 Olympics those times published were in the world champs, however he did break the Olympic record in the 10pm in 2012


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