Kim Collins predicts Games 100m final will be first time all sprinters run sub-10 seconds

Telegraph Sport June 1, 2012–The 36 year-old from Saint Kitts and Nevis, world champion in 2003, came second to Olympic champion and world-record holder Usain Bolt last weekend in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

And before the pair lined up against each other on Thursday night again, in the Diamond League showdown in Rome, Collins made the bold statement that all the Olympic finalists will run under the magical 10sec mark.

Five men have already broken 9.9sec and the current world bronze medalist said in the Italian capital on Wednesday: “I’m definitely not surprised [at the quick times] because it’s an Olympic year and for me it’s not just competition, it’s mad competition.

“This year is going to be special, this year you’re probably going to see eight men in a race under 10sec, so keep watching.”

Collins suggested that Bolt’s rivals’ only chances of beating him are if the Jamaican legend starts running slower.

Collins placed fourth on Thursday night in the Diamond League showdown in Rome with a time 10.05 secs.

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