Tim dismisses claims of 9.65

OSAKA: World 100m record holder Tim Montgomery has dismissed claims made by British rival Dwain Chambers that he could run 9.65sec this season.  

Montgomery, who set the world record of 9.78 in Paris last September, shook his head when told that Chambers had predicted that he could break that mark by more than 0.10sec. 

“If he ran 9.65 they would have to carry him out in a wheelchair. To do that he would have to run 60m in 6.29 and the record is 6.39,” Montgomery told Reuters after clocking 10.04 to win the Japan Grand Prix in Osaka on Saturday. 

The 28-year-old American, who edged out Australian Patrick Johnson in only his second race since his record run in Paris, insisted that his priority was to win the World Championships in August. – Reuters 

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