Olympics - Kenya Go For 1500m Clean Sweep As Bolt Returns


Kenya's world and Olympic champion Asbel Kiprop will defend his 1500 metres title on Tuesday, hoping to fend off in-form Algerian Taoufik Makhloufi and lead a Kenyan clean sweep in the evening's showcase track race.
Usain Bolt, on a mission to secure legendary status as the greatest sprinter of all time, will be back on the track and looking to ease through 200 metres sprint heats after an emphatic 100m win on Sunday.

The women's 100 metres hurdles medal decider and the men's high jump final promise another tantalising night of drama in London's Olympic stadium after unstoppable Caribbean runners stole the show again on Monday night.
Hosts Britain - gunning for their best medal haul in more than a century - will look to their cyclists to challenge for yet more gold in the velodrome.
Monday night saw a tearful Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic recapturing the Olympic 400 metres hurdles title at the ripe age of 34, eight years after he first won it.
"A lot of people said I should retire but I stuck with it," said Sanchez. After finishing, he took out and kissed a picture of his grandmother Lillian, who died during the Beijing Games.
Youth won the day in the men's 400 metres, with Grenada's 19-year-old world champion Kirani James dominating to take his nation's first Olympic gold. Sanchez's compatriot Luguelin Santos, also just 19, took silver.
"It is probably crazy at home right now, there is probably a huge party in the streets," a jubilant James - nicknamed "The Jaguar" - told reporters.

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