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Gemili ready for Games chance

British teenage sprinter Adam Gemili has sought to allay fears he was unprepared for the Olympic Games by insisting he was looking forward to running against the likes of Usain Bolt in London.

The 18-year-old, a former footballer who had spells with several clubs including European champions Chelsea, Gemili only turned to athletics full-time in January. But he is now Britain's top-ranked 100 metre runner this year after posting a time of 10.08 seconds in Regensburg, Germany on June 2.

That catapulted Gemili to the top of the national rankings with an Olympic 'A' standard qualifying time. He then had to finish first or second in the national trials to secure his Games place, something he did when finishing runner-up to the vastly more experienced Dwain Chambers.

His coach, Michael Afilaka insisted running in London was still not guaranteed, saying he was concerned Gemili might be burnt out in the "cauldron" of a home Olympics.

AFP

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