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South African sprint sensation lays down challenge

20 July 2002

Morne Nagel has Frankie Fredericks in his sights as he stakes his claim to the 200 metres title.

Morne Nagel

Morne Nagel is concentrating on the 200m event

South African sprint sensation Morne Nagel, tipped to provide serious competition to England's Darren Campbell and Namibia's Frankie Fredericks in the men's 200 metres, arrived at Manchester Airport with fighting talk.

And he admitted that, while Manchester's homegrown talent, Campbell, had a good chance of clinching gold, veteran Frankie Fredericks was the man in his sights.

Nagel said: "Frankie Fredericks is one big man to beat, so we'll see. I'm just going to try and keep everything going to plan and I think I've got a good chance in the finals."

"I've trained with Frankie this year. He's a good friend of mine so we enjoy training together. He's not really given me any advice - I think the day he stops running, maybe he will then!"

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