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Walter Dix gunning for three gold medals in Daegu

DAEGU (Sporting Alert) — American sprint champion Walter Dix has one thing on his mind – win three gold medals at the upcoming IAAF World

DAEGU (Sporting Alert) — American sprint champion Walter Dix has one thing on his mind – win three gold medals at the upcoming IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.

Dix will lace up in the men’s 100m, 200m and sprint relay – where he will match strides against the highly favoured Jamaicans, led by defending champion and world record holder Usain Bolt.

The double Olympics bronze medalist has admitted that the Caribbean sprinters will be tough to beat, but is confident of spoiling their party.

“I think it’s going to be a great race against those guys since I’m in the best shape I’ve ever had since I can remember,” he told reporters at the Sub Media Center in the Athletes’ Village in Ulha-dong, Daegu.

“My goal is to win in the 100, 200, and 4×100-meter relay to come out with triple golds, a triple crown and that’s what I’m focusing on.”

Dix, 25, finished behind Bolt and Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago in the 100m at the Beijing Olympic in 2010 and also earned a bronze behind Bolt over the 200m.

The American has seasonal bests of 9.94secs for the 100m and 20.02secs for the 200m.

The men’s 100m dash starts on Saturday.

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