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March 06, 2011 
Francis Obikwelu (L) of Portugal celebrates with Dwain Chambers of Britain (R) after their Men's 60m... 
Paris, France 
Francis Obikwelu of Portugal reacts with Dwain Chambers of Britain after their Men's 60m final at the... 
Francis Obikwelu (L) of Portugal celebrates with Dwain Chambers of Britain (R) after their Men's 60m final at the European Athletics indoor championships in Paris March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS) 
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March 06, 2011 
Francis Obikwelu (R) of Portugal and Dwain Chambers of Britain (L) pose with their medals after their... 
Paris, France 
Francis Obikwelu of Portugal and Dwain Chambers of Britain pose with their medals after their Men's 60m... 
Francis Obikwelu (R) of Portugal and Dwain Chambers of Britain (L) pose with their medals after their Men's 60m final at the European Athletics indoor championships in Paris March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS) 
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March 06, 2011 
Francis Obikwelu (R) of Portugal poses with Dwain Chambers of Britain (L) after their Men's 60m final... 
Paris, France 
Francis Obikwelu of Portugal poses with Chambers of Britain after their Men's 60m final at the European... 
Francis Obikwelu (R) of Portugal poses with Dwain Chambers of Britain (L) after their Men's 60m final at the European Athletics indoor championships in Paris March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS) 
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March 06, 2011 
Francis Obikwelu (R) of Portugal poses with Dwain Chambers of Britain (L) and France's Christophe Lemaitre... 
Paris, France 
Obikwelu poses with Chambers and Lemaitre after their Men's 60m final at the European Athletics indoor... 
Francis Obikwelu (R) of Portugal poses with Dwain Chambers of Britain (L) and France's Christophe Lemaitre (C) after their Men's 60m final at the European Athletics indoor championships in Paris March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS) 
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March 06, 2011 
Francis Obikwelu (R) of Portugal poses with Dwain Chambers of Britain after their Men's 60m final at... 
Paris, France 
Obikwelu of Portugal poses with Chambers of Britain after their Men's 60m final at the European Athletics... 
Francis Obikwelu (R) of Portugal poses with Dwain Chambers of Britain after their Men's 60m final at the European Athletics indoor championships in Paris March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Charles Platiau (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS) 
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March 06, 2011 
Winner Francis Obikwelu (R) of Portugal, second placed Dwain Chambers (L) of Britain, Christophe Lemaitre... 
Paris, France 
Obikwelu of Portugal, Chambers of Britain, Lemaitre of France and Netherland's Mariano cross the finish... 
Winner Francis Obikwelu (R) of Portugal, second placed Dwain Chambers (L) of Britain, Christophe Lemaitre of France (2nd R) and Netherland's Brian Mariano (2nd L) cross the finish line of the men's 60m final at the European Athletics indoor championships in Paris March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Charles Platiau (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS) 
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March 06, 2011 
Francis Obikwelu (R) of Portugal poses with Dwain Chambers of Britain after their men's 60m final at... 
Paris, France 
Obikwelu of Portugal poses with Chambers of Britain after their the men's 60m final at the European Athletics... 
Francis Obikwelu (R) of Portugal poses with Dwain Chambers of Britain after their men's 60m final at the European Athletics indoor championships in Paris March 6, 2011. Obikwelu won the race ahead of Chambers, second placed. REUTERS/Charles Platiau (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS) 
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July 28, 2010 
France's Christophe Lemaitre (C) sprints to the finish to win the men's 100 metres final next to Portugal's... 
Barcelona, Spain 
France's Lemaitre sprints to the finish to win the men's 100 metres final in the European Athletics Championships... 
France's Christophe Lemaitre (C) sprints to the finish to win the men's 100 metres final next to Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (L) and Norway's Jaysuma Saidy Ndure in the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Barcelona July 28, 2010. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS)
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July 28, 2010 
France's Christophe Lemaitre (C) crosses the finish line to win the men's 100 metres final next to Portugal's... 
Barcelona, Spain 
France's Lemaitre crosses the finish line to win the men's 100 metres final in the European Athletics... 
France's Christophe Lemaitre (C) crosses the finish line to win the men's 100 metres final next to Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (L) and Norway's Jaysuma Saidy Ndure in the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Barcelona July 28, 2010. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS)
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July 28, 2010 
France's Christophe Lemaitre (C) crosses the finish line to win the men's 100 metres final next to Portugal's... 
Barcelona, Spain 
France's Lemaitre crosses the finish line to win the men's 100 metres final in the European Athletics... 
France's Christophe Lemaitre (C) crosses the finish line to win the men's 100 metres final next to Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (L) and Norway's Jaysuma Saidy Ndure in the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Barcelona July 28, 2010. REUTERS/Albert Gea (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS)
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July 28, 2010 
France's Christophe Lemaitre (C) crosses the finish line to win the men's 100 metres final next to Portugal's... 
Barcelona, Spain 
France's Lemaitre crosses the finish line to win the men's 100 metres final in the European Athletics... 
France's Christophe Lemaitre (C) crosses the finish line to win the men's 100 metres final next to Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (L) and Norway's Jaysuma Saidy Ndure in the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Barcelona July 28, 2010. REUTERS/Albert Gea (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS)
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July 28, 2010 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu runs during his men's 100 metres semi-final in the European Athletics Championships... 
Barcelona, Spain 
Portugal's Obikwelu runs during his men's 100 metres semi-final in the European Athletics Championships... 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu runs during his men's 100 metres semi-final in the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Barcelona July 28, 2010. REUTERS/Albert Gea (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS)
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July 28, 2010 
France's Martial Mbandjock (R) races with Italy's Fabio Cerutti (L), Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (2nd... 
Barcelona, Spain 
France's Martial Mbandjock races during their men's 100 metre semi-finals of the European athletics championships... 
France's Martial Mbandjock (R) races with Italy's Fabio Cerutti (L), Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (2nd R) and Britain's James Dasaolu (2nd L) during their men's 100 metre semi-finals of the European athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Barcelona July 28, 2010. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS)
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July 28, 2010 
France's Martial Mbandjock (C) races with Italy's Fabio Cerutti (L) and Portugal's Francis Obikwelu during... 
Barcelona, Spain 
France's Martial Mbandjock races with Italy's Fabio Cerutti and Portugal's Francis Obikwelu during their... 
France's Martial Mbandjock (C) races with Italy's Fabio Cerutti (L) and Portugal's Francis Obikwelu during their men's 100 metre semi-finals of the European athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Barcelona July 28, 2010. REUTERS/Albert Gea (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS)
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July 27, 2010 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (front) and other competitors fly out of the starting blocks during their... 
Barcelona, Spain 
Portugal's Obikwelu and other competitors fly out of the starting blocks during their men's 100m heats... 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (front) and other competitors fly out of the starting blocks during their men's 100m heats at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona July 27, 2010. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT SPORT ATHLETICS) 
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July 27, 2010 
Finland's Hannu Hamalainen, Italy's Simone Collio, Malta's Mario Bonello and Portugal's Francis Obikwelu... 
Barcelona, Spain 
Finland's Hannu Hamalainen, Italy's Simone Collio, Malta's Mario Bonello and Portugal's Francis Obikwelu... 
Finland's Hannu Hamalainen, Italy's Simone Collio, Malta's Mario Bonello and Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (L-R) compete in heat 3 round 1 of the men's 100m race at the European athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Barcelona July 27, 2010. REUTERS/Sergio Perez (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS) 
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July 27, 2010 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu reacts after a first place finish in heat 3 round 1 of the men's 100m race... 
Barcelona, Spain 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu reacts after a first place finish in heat 3 round 1 of the men's 100m race... 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu reacts after a first place finish in heat 3 round 1 of the men's 100m race at the European athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Barcelona July 27, 2010. REUTERS/Sergio Perez (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS) 
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July 04, 2009 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu runs in the men's 100m semi-final during the IAAF Madrid Grand Prix meet... 
Madrid, Spain 
Portugal's Obikwelu runs in 100m semi-final during IAAF Madrid Grand Prix meet 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu runs in the men's 100m semi-final during the IAAF Madrid Grand Prix meet July 4, 2009. REUTERS/Sergio Perez (SPAIN SPORT ATHLETICS) 
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June 20, 2009 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu finish the 100 meters relay at the European Team Championship in Leiria city... 
Leiria, Portugal 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu finish the 100 meters relay at the European Team Championship in Leiria 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu finish the 100 meters relay at the European Team Championship in Leiria city stadium in Portugal June 20, 2009. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro (PORTUGAL SPORT ATHLETICS) 
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June 20, 2009 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu salutes the public after winning Heat 2 of the 100 meters at the European... 
Leiria, Portugal 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu salutes the public after winning heat of 100 meters at the European Team... 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu salutes the public after winning Heat 2 of the 100 meters at the European Team Championship in Leiria city stadium in Portugal June 20, 2009. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro (PORTUGAL SPORT ATHLETICS) 
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June 20, 2009 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu salutes the public after winning Heat 2 of the 100 meters event at the European... 
Leiria, Portugal 
Portugal's Obikwelu salutes the public after winning heat of 100 meters at the European Team Championship... 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu salutes the public after winning Heat 2 of the 100 meters event at the European Team Championship in Leiria city stadium in Portugal June 20, 2009. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro (PORTUGAL SPORT ATHLETICS) 
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August 15, 2008 
Darvis Patton of the U.S. (L), Francis Obikwelu of Portugal (C) and Anson Henry of Canada run in their... 
Beijing, China 
Patton, Obikwelu and Henry run in their men's 100m heat during the athletics competition of the Beijing... 
Darvis Patton of the U.S. (L), Francis Obikwelu of Portugal (C) and Anson Henry of Canada run in their men's 100m heat during the athletics competition of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium, August 15, 2008. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (CHINA)
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March 07, 2008 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu competes in the men's 60 metres semi-final at the 12th IAAF World Indoor... 
Valencia, Spain 
Portugal's Obikwelu competes in the men's 60 metres semi-final at the 12th IAAF World Indoor Athletics... 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu competes in the men's 60 metres semi-final at the 12th IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championship in Valencia March 7, 2008. REUTERS/Heino Kalis (SPAIN) 
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March 07, 2008 
Britain's Dwain Chambers (L) and Portugal's Francis Obikwelu compete in the 1st heat of the men's 60m... 
Valencia, Spain 
Britain's Chambers and Portugal's Obikwelu compete in the 1st heat of the men's 60m semi-final at the... 
Britain's Dwain Chambers (L) and Portugal's Francis Obikwelu compete in the 1st heat of the men's 60m semi-final at the 12th IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championship in Valencia March 7, 2008. REUTERS/Heino Kalis (SPAIN) 
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March 07, 2008 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu competes in the 60m heat at the 12th IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championship... 
Valencia, Spain 
Portugal's Obikwelu competes in the 60m heat at the 12th IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championship in... 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu competes in the 60m heat at the 12th IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championship in Valencia March 7, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (SPAIN) 
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September 14, 2007 
Asafa Powell of Jamaica (C) wins the men's 100 meters event during the IAAF Brussels Golden League athletics... 
Brussels, Belgium 
Powell of Jamaica wins men's 100 meters event in Brussels 
Asafa Powell of Jamaica (C) wins the men's 100 meters event during the IAAF Brussels Golden League athletics meet (Memorial Ivo Van Damme) at the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels September 14, 2007. At left is Portugal's Francis Obikwelu and at right is Nigeria's Olusoji Fasuba. REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM) 
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September 07, 2007 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (front) runs to win the men's 100m event at the IAAF Golden League athletics... 
Zurich, Switzerland 
Portugal's Obikwelu runs to win the men's 100m event at the IAAF Golden League athletics meeting at the... 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (front) runs to win the men's 100m event at the IAAF Golden League athletics meeting at the new Letzigrund stadium in Zurich September 7, 2007. REUTERS/Sebastian Derungs (SWITZERLAND) 
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September 07, 2007 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (R), Nigeria's Olusoji Fasuba and Marlon Devonish from Britain run past... 
Zurich, Switzerland 
Portugal's Obikwelu, Nigeria's Fasuba and Devonish from Britain run past the finish line during the... 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (R), Nigeria's Olusoji Fasuba and Marlon Devonish from Britain run past the finish line during the men's 100m event at the IAAF Golden League athletics meeting at the new Letzigrund stadium in Zurich September 7, 2007. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener (SWITZERLAND) 
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September 07, 2007 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (C) Marc Burns from Trinidad (R) and Nigeria's Olusoji Fasuba run past the... 
Zurich, Switzerland 
Portugal's Obikwelu Burns from Trinidad and Nigeria's Fasuba run past the finish line during the men's... 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (C) Marc Burns from Trinidad (R) and Nigeria's Olusoji Fasuba run past the finish line during the men's 100m event at the IAAF Golden League athletics meeting at the new Letzigrund stadium in Zurich September 7, 2007. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (SWITZERLAND) 
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September 07, 2007 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (R) and Nigeria's Olusoji Fasuba pass the finish line during the men's 100m... 
Zurich, Switzerland 
Portugal's Obikwelu and Nigeria's Fasuba pass the finish line during the men's 100m event at the IAAF... 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (R) and Nigeria's Olusoji Fasuba pass the finish line during the men's 100m event at the IAAF Golden League athletics meeting at the new Letzigrund stadium in Zurich September 7, 2007. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (SWITZERLAND) 
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August 28, 2007 
Francis Obikwelu (R) of Portugal sprints to the finish line ahead Daniel Grueso of Colombia in their... 
Osaka, Japan 
Obikwelu of Portugal competes in his men's 200 metres heat at the 11th IAAF World Athletics Championships... 
Francis Obikwelu (R) of Portugal sprints to the finish line ahead Daniel Grueso of Colombia in their men's 200 metres heat at the 11th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Osaka, August 28, 2007. REUTERS/David Gray (JAPAN) 
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August 25, 2007 
Francis Obikwelu of Portugal reacts after being told to leave the race after two false starts at the... 
Osaka, Japan 
Francis Obikwelu of Portugal reacts after being told to leave the race after two false starts at the... 
Francis Obikwelu of Portugal reacts after being told to leave the race after two false starts at the men's 100 metres race at the 11th IAAF World Athletics Championship in Osaka August 25, 2007. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (JAPAN) 
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August 25, 2007 
Francis Obikwelu of Portugal reacts after being told to leave the race after two false starts at the... 
Osaka, Japan 
Francis Obikwelu of Portugal reacts after being told to leave the race after two false starts at the... 
Francis Obikwelu of Portugal reacts after being told to leave the race after two false starts at the men's 100 metres race at the 11th IAAF World Athletics Championship in Osaka August 25, 2007. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (JAPAN) 
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August 25, 2007 
(L-R) Matic Osovnikar of Slovenia, Gibrilla Pato Bangura of Sierra Leone, Marlon Devonish of Britain... 
Osaka, Japan 
Runners are stopped by an official after a false start during the men's 100 metres heats at the 11th... 
(L-R) Matic Osovnikar of Slovenia, Gibrilla Pato Bangura of Sierra Leone, Marlon Devonish of Britain and Francis Obikwelu of Portugal are stopped by an official after a false start by Obikwelu during the men's 100 metres heats at the 11th IAAF World Athletics Championship in Osaka August 25, 2007. REUTERS/David Gray (JAPAN) 
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August 25, 2007 
Francis Obikwelu (R) of Portugal is told to leave the race after two false starts at the men's 100 metres... 
Osaka, Japan 
Francis Obikwelu of Portugal is told to leave the race after two false starts at the men's 100 metres... 
Francis Obikwelu (R) of Portugal is told to leave the race after two false starts at the men's 100 metres race at the 11th IAAF World Athletics Championship in Osaka August 25, 2007. REUTERS/David Gray (JAPAN) 
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August 25, 2007 
Francis Obikwelu (C) of Portugal leaves the race after two false starts at the men's 100 metres race... 
Osaka, Japan 
Francis Obikwelu of Portugal leaves the race after two false starts at the men's 100 metres race at the... 
Francis Obikwelu (C) of Portugal leaves the race after two false starts at the men's 100 metres race at the 11th IAAF World Athletics Championship in Osaka August 25, 2007. REUTERS/David Gray (JAPAN) 
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July 15, 2007 
Tyson Gay (C) of the U.S. wins the men's 100 metres ahead of Tyrone Edgar (L) of Britain, Francis Obikwelu... 
Sheffield, United Kingdom 
Tyson Gay of the US wins the men's 100 metres during the British Grand Prix athletics at the Don Valley... 
Tyson Gay (C) of the U.S. wins the men's 100 metres ahead of Tyrone Edgar (L) of Britain, Francis Obikwelu (2nd L) of Portugal, Marlon Devonish (2nd R) of Britain and Shawn Crawford of the U.S. during the British Grand Prix athletics at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield, northern England, July 15, 2007. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRITAIN) 
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May 11, 2007 
Darrell Brown of Trinidad and Tobago (R), Francis Obikwelu (C) of Portugal and Shawn Crawford of the... 
Doha, Qatar 
Darrell Brown, Francis Obikwelu and Shawn Crawford compete in the 100m race at the Super Grand Prix in... 
Darrell Brown of Trinidad and Tobago (R), Francis Obikwelu (C) of Portugal and Shawn Crawford of the U.S compete in the 100m race at the Super Grand Prix in Doha May 11, 2007.REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad (QATAR) 
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February 17, 2007 
Britain's Craig Pickering (R) crosses the line ahead of Portugal's Francis Obikwelu to finish second... 
Birmingham, United Kingdom 
Britain's Pickering crosses the line ahead of Portugal's Obikwelu to finish second in the 60 metres final... 
Britain's Craig Pickering (R) crosses the line ahead of Portugal's Francis Obikwelu to finish second in the 60 metres final during the Grand Prix Athletics meeting at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, central England, February 17, 2007. REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN) 
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Portuguese Sprinter Francis Obikwelu Training in Madrid - 12 Jan 2007 
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January 12, 2007 
Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu warms up during a training session in Madrid January 12, 2007. Portugal's... 
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Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu warms up during a training session in Madrid January 12, 2007. Portugal's Francis Obikwelu, the fastest European sprinter in history, was named Europe's male athlete of the year in 2006 after becoming the first man to win both the 100 and 200 meters at the European championship since Italian Pietro Mennea at the 1978 Prague championships. To match feature ATHLETICS/OBIKWELU REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN) 
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January 12, 2007 
Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu trains in Madrid January 12, 2007. Obikwelu, the fastest European... 
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Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu trains in Madrid January 12, 2007. Obikwelu, the fastest European sprinter in history, was named Europe's male athlete of the year in 2006 after becoming the first man to win both the 100 and 200 meters at the European championship since Italian Pietro Mennea at the 1978 Prague championships. To match feature ATHLETICS/OBIKWELU REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN) 
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January 12, 2007 
Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu trains in Madrid January 12, 2007. Obikwelu, the fastest European... 
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Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu trains in Madrid January 12, 2007. Obikwelu, the fastest European sprinter in history, was named Europe's male athlete of the year in 2006 after becoming the first man to win both the 100 and 200 meters at the European championship since Italian Pietro Mennea at the 1978 Prague championships. To match feature ATHLETICS/OBIKWELU REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN) 
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January 12, 2007 
Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu takes a break during a training session in Madrid January 12, 2007.... 
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Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu takes a break during a training session in Madrid January 12, 2007. Obikwelu, the fastest European sprinter in history, was named Europe's male athlete of the year in 2006 after becoming the first man to win both the 100 and 200 meters at the European championship since Italian Pietro Mennea at the 1978 Prague championships. To match feature ATHLETICS/OBIKWELU REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN) 
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January 12, 2007 
Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu sports colourful athletic shoes during a training session in Madrid... 
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Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu sports colourful athletic shoes during a training session in Madrid January 12, 2007. Obikwelu, the fastest European sprinter in history, was named Europe's male athlete of the year in 2006 after becoming the first man to win both the 100 and 200 meters at the European championship since Italian Pietro Mennea at the 1978 Prague championships. To match feature ATHLETICS/OBIKWELU REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN) 
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January 12, 2007 
Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu takes a break during a training session in Madrid January 12, 2007.... 
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Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu takes a break during a training session in Madrid January 12, 2007. Obikwelu, the fastest European sprinter in history, was named Europe's male athlete of the year in 2006 after becoming the first man to win both the 100 and 200 meters at the European championship since Italian Pietro Mennea at the 1978 Prague championships. To match feature ATHLETICS/OBIKWELU REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN) 
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January 12, 2007 
Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu takes a break during a training session in Madrid January 12, 2007.... 
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Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu takes a break during a training session in Madrid 
Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu takes a break during a training session in Madrid January 12, 2007. Obikwelu, the fastest European sprinter in history, was named Europe's male athlete of the year in 2006 after becoming the first man to win both the 100 and 200 meters at the European championship since Italian Pietro Mennea at the 1978 Prague championships. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN) 
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January 12, 2007 
Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu trains in Madrid January 12, 2007. Obikwelu, the fastest European... 
Madrid, Spain 
Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu trains in Madrid 
Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu trains in Madrid January 12, 2007. Obikwelu, the fastest European sprinter in history, was named Europe's male athlete of the year in 2006 after becoming the first man to win both the 100 and 200 meters at the European championship since Italian Pietro Mennea at the 1978 Prague championships. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN) 
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January 12, 2007 
Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu trains in Madrid January 12, 2007. Obikwelu, the fastest European... 
Madrid, Spain 
Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu trains in Madrid 
Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu trains in Madrid January 12, 2007. Obikwelu, the fastest European sprinter in history, was named Europe's male athlete of the year in 2006 after becoming the first man to win both the 100 and 200 meters at the European championship since Italian Pietro Mennea at the 1978 Prague championships. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN) 
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January 12, 2007 
Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu trains in Madrid January 12, 2007. Obikwelu, the fastest European... 
Madrid, Spain 
Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu trains in Madrid 
Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu trains in Madrid January 12, 2007. Obikwelu, the fastest European sprinter in history, was named Europe's male athlete of the year in 2006 after becoming the first man to win both the 100 and 200 meters at the European championship since Italian Pietro Mennea at the 1978 Prague championships. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN) 
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January 12, 2007 
Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu warms up during a training session in Madrid January 12, 2007. ... 
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Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu warms up during a training session in Madrid 
Portuguese sprinter Francis Obikwelu warms up during a training session in Madrid January 12, 2007. Portugal's Francis Obikwelu, the fastest European sprinter in history, was named Europe's male athlete of the year in 2006 after becoming the first man to win both the 100 and 200 meters at the European championship since Italian Pietro Mennea at the 1978 Prague championships. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN) 
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August 11, 2006 
(L-R) Sweden's Johan Wissman, Portugal's Francis Obikwelu and Britain's Marlon Devonish show their medals... 
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Sweden's Wissman, Portugal's Obikwelu and Britain's Devonish show their medals during 200 m victory ceremony... 
(L-R) Sweden's Johan Wissman, Portugal's Francis Obikwelu and Britain's Marlon Devonish show their medals during the victory ceremony for the men's 200 metres at the European athletics championships in Gothenburg (Goteborg) August 11, 2006. Obikwelu won gold ahead of Wissman and Devonish, who came second and third. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich (SWEDEN) 
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August 10, 2006 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu holds the Portuguese flag after winning the gold medal in the men's 200 m... 
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Portugal's Obikwelu holds Portuguese flag after winning gold medal in men's 200 m at European athletics... 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu holds the Portuguese flag after winning the gold medal in the men's 200 m at the European athletics championships in Gothenburg (Goteborg), August 10, 2006. REUTERS/Yves Herman (SWEDEN) 
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August 10, 2006 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (R) wins the gold medal in the men's 200 m final ahead of silver medallist... 
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Portugal's Obikwelu wins gold medal in men's 200 m final ahead of silver medallist Wissman of Sweden... 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (R) wins the gold medal in the men's 200 m final ahead of silver medallist Johan Wissman from Sweden at the European athletics championships in Gothenburg (Goteborg), August 10, 2006. REUTERS/Phil Noble (SWEDEN) 
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August 10, 2006 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu waves after winning the gold medal in the men's 200 m ahead of Britain's... 
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Portugal's Obikwelu waves after winning gold medal in men's 200 m ahead of Britain's Devonish at European... 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu waves after winning the gold medal in the men's 200 m ahead of Britain's Marlon Devonish (L) at the European athletics championships in Gothenburg (Goteborg), August 10, 2006. REUTERS/Yves Herman (SWEDEN) 
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August 10, 2006 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu celebrates with his national flag after winning the 200 metre final at the... 
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Portugal's Obikwelu celebrates with national flag after winning 200 metre final at European athletics... 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu celebrates with his national flag after winning the 200 metre final at the European athletics championships in Gothenburg (Goteborg) August 10, 2006. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (SWEDEN) 
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August 10, 2006 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu waves after winning the gold medal in the men's 200 m at the European athletics... 
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Portugal's Obikwelu waves after winning gold medal in men's 200 m at European athletics championships... 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu waves after winning the gold medal in the men's 200 m at the European athletics championships in Gothenburg (Goteborg), August 10, 2006. REUTERS/Yves Herman (SWEDEN) 
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August 10, 2006 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu wins the gold medal in the men's 200 m ahead of Belgium's Kristof Beyens... 
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Portugal's Obikwelu wins gold medal in men's 200 m ahead of Belgium's Beyens at European athletics championships... 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu wins the gold medal in the men's 200 m ahead of Belgium's Kristof Beyens (L) at the European athletics championships in Gothenburg (Goteborg), August 10, 2006. REUTERS/Yves Herman (SWEDEN) 
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August 10, 2006 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (759) wins the gold medal in the men's 200 m final ahead of France's Eddy... 
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Portugal's Obikwelu wins gold medal in men's 200 m final at European athletics championships in Gothenburg... 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (759) wins the gold medal in the men's 200 m final ahead of France's Eddy de Lepine (347), Belgium's Kristof Beyens (129), and silver medallist Johan Wissman from Sweden (940) at the European athletics championships in Gothenburg (Goteborg), August 10, 2006. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (SWEDEN) 
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August 10, 2006 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu wins the gold medal in the men's 200 m at the European athletics championships... 
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Portugal's Obikwelu wins gold medal in men's 200 m at European athletics championships in Gothenburg 
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu wins the gold medal in the men's 200 m at the European athletics championships in Gothenburg (Goteborg), August 10, 2006. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (SWEDEN) 
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