BOLT GOES NUTS; World's Fastest Man Falls out with Coach but Predicts He'll Be Better Than Legend Lewis 2 DAYS TO BEIJING TENSION IS MOUNTING

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BOLT GOES NUTS; World's Fastest Man Falls out with Coach but Predicts He'll Be Better Than Legend Lewis 2 DAYS TO BEIJING TENSION IS MOUNTING


Byline: BY JOHN CROSS From Macau

USAIN BOLT last night claimed he can write his name above the legendary Carl Lewis in the Olympic history books - even after a row with his own coach.

Jamaican Bolt, the world's fastest man, accused Glen Mills of a "lack of communication" after his coach announced that he would be running the 100m and 200m in Beijing.

Bolt claimed winning both golds would be an even bigger achievement than when Carl Lewis did the classic sprint double in Los Angeles in 1984 to become an Olympic great.

But world 100m record holder Bolt, who says the 200m is his stronger event, admitted surprise at Mills going public - and hinted at a rift between the pair.

Bolt said: "He has not told me and I wasn't aware that he had made a statement last week. My coach has announced that I'm running - I just wish he had told me."

It is clear that Bolt, despite smashing the world 100m record in May, is far from convinced that he will win the Olympic 100m title and was considering concentrating on the 200m.

But Mills clearly wants to pressurise him into running the blue riband sprint event. And Bolt believes if he can snatch two gold medals in Beijing, then it would be an even bigger achievement than Lewis's double.

Bolt argues that the level of competition in the 100m from fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell and American world champion Tyson Gay makes it much harder. "If I do get both golds then it would be better than what Carl did in 1984," insisted Bolt.

"The competition is so much stronger these days. For instance, in the 100m you will have Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay. One is the former world record holder and the other is the world champion.

"It's so much more difficult to win now and it all depends on who runs the perfect race on the day. …

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