Carl Lewis says 'anyone can win' 100m
Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:26a.m.
Nine-time Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis said that "anyone can win" the 100 metres gold medal at this summer's Games in London and the American added "I think there are going to be some surprises".
With less than three weeks to go until the Olympic Games opening ceremony in the city, the multiple Olympic gold medallists gave their views on the upcoming event.
He believes that there "are going to be some surprises" in this summer's 100 metres race as Usain Bolt aims to retain his crown, but Lewis said "everyone can be beaten and anyone can win".
He refused to rule out success for the United States, whose hopes will be pinned on Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin and Lewis thinks they may benefit from being under the radar "I think that's where people have forgotten that the United States has always been very, very strong."
Lewis, who competed at four Olympic Games, said that Great Britain could benefit from home advantage and stated "I think they'll do better than people think" in the sprints and relays.
USA basketball player Charles Barkley was part of the original Dream Team, that clinched gold in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, something which he described as "one of the greatest achievements of my life".
Barkley also picked up gold at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
The eleven-time NBA All-Star thinks that "teams aren't intimidated anymore" by the United States and added "but I expect us to win a gold medal".
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