DAEGU (Sporting Alert) — Dwain Chambers will get his early test on Usain Bolt after the Great Britain sprinter was drawn alongside the defending champion in the heats.
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Chambers recently claimed that Bolt was not the same man he was two-years-ago in Berlin, when he dominated the sprints with world record performances and was capable of being beaten at the World Championships here in Daegu.
Now he gets his first chance to see what he will be up against for the remainder of the championships, as he is in heat 6 with Bolt.
Bolt has listen to the critics all summer and will be eager to show his dominance once again, despite have a slow build up campaign up to this point.
Meanwhile, Michael Frater, who replaced the injured Asafa Powell, runs from heat 7, with his fellow countrymen Yohan Blake and Nesta Carter – starting their championships in heats four and five, respectively.
Also facing the starter’s gun in the early rounds are: Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago, St Kitts and Nevis’ former world champion Kim Collins, American Walter Dix and Justin Gatlin, in addition to NCAA champion Ngonidzashe Makusha of Zimbabwe, Antigua’s Daniel Bailey and Christophe Lemaitre of France.