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2012 Summer Olympics

Usain Bolt points to Rio with more gold in his hands

Hard as this is to believe, there were questions about Usain Bolt when the world championships first started. Was he healthy enough? Was he fit enough? Was he — gasp! — fast enough? Yes, yes, and a resounding yes. The Jamaican great left the Bird's Nest with three more gold medals and ended any suspicions about his dominance. Just in time, too, with the Olympic track competition in Rio de Janeiro starting 49 weeks from now. All the doubts about Bolt — his fitness, and whether Justin Gatlin might be primed to beat him — only provided more fuel. "People pretty much counted me out this season," Bolt said. "They said, 'He's not going...

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