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August 19, 2008

Jamaica's Bolt set for golden double at Beijing Games

While Olympic watchers waited Wednesday for the Usain Bolt show to begin, three Russian swimmers - one a marathoner, the other two who have made synchronized swimming's duet event their own - provided some of the early thrills.

Bolt, who easily won the 100-metre sprint in world record time of 9.69 seconds at the Bird's Nest last Saturday, was heavily favoured to repeat his gold in the 200 later Wednesday.

If he wins both the 100 and 200, he'd be the first Olympic athlete since Carl Lewis in 1984 to achieve the feat. And Michael Johnson's 12-year-old world record of 19.32 seconds could fall in the process. source

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