With the highly anticipated IAAF World Championships only a few weeks away, World Track and Field Web Site has put together a group with our own predictions based on who we believe have the strongest chances of winning medals in Berlin, Germany.

Breaking things down into groups will make it a little more interesting for you our viewers, as you will be able to interact more on specific distances and field events. Today it’s all about sprinting. Hopefully you will join in with your very own scoops – maybe there is something to learn that was missed.

Men – 100m
Usain Bolt (JAM)
Tyson Gay (USA)
Asafa Powell (JAM) (If he shows up to run like Asafa)

Medal Dark-horse: Daniel Bailey (ANT)

World-Track Dig: With Tyson back in the frame, Bolt will not have that Beijing winning margin, but a little birdie says he will break the world record.

Women – 100m
Kerron Stewart (JAM)
Shelly Ann Fraser (JAM)
Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM)

Medal Dark-horse: Camelita Jeter (USA)

World-Track Dig: Campbell-Brown will shock a lot of people in Berlin. She wouldn’t run this race if she was not confident.

Men – 200m
Usain Bolt (JAM)
Tyson Gay (USA)
Shawn Crawford (USA)

Medal Dark-horses: Alonso Edward (PAN) and Steve Mullings (JAM)

World-Track Dig: The race for the bronze medal will be wide open, but I am going to go with experiences.

Women – 200m
Allyson Felix (USA)
Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM)
Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie (BAH)

World-Track Dig: Felix looks set to repeat and even if Campbell-Brown skips the 100m things will still tough for her. Maybe the rounds will help here.

Men – 400m
Jeremy Wariner (USA)
LaShawn Merritt (USA)
Chris Brown (BAH)

Medal Dark-horse: David Gillick (IRL)

World-Track Dig: Ok, so I like to take chances and yes I am going to go with Wariner, with the feeling that he will be ready.

Women – 400m
Sanya Richards (USA)
Antonina Krivoshapka (RUS)
Shericka Williams (JAM)

Medal Dark-horse: Novlene Williams-Mills (JAM)

World-Track Dig: Christine Ohuruogu says she will be ready, but I just don’t think so. I think this one will get away from her this year.

So there you have it. Please feel free to post your comments and add your very own modify pieces, as we all know, no person thinks exactly the same way.


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