Christie teases the press


LINFORD CHRISTIE continued his Olympics guessing game after storming to an impressive victory in a 100 metres race in Germany yesterday.

He opened his outdoor season in the low key event in Arnsberg, looking powerful and fit after training in Australia and Florida and the 36 year old clocked 10.2 seconds in cold, damp conditions.

But the mark compared favourably with the hand timed 10.3 seconds Christie clocked at the start of 1992 season when he won the Olympic title in Barcelona and the 10.26 in his first race in 1993, the season he won the world title in Stuttgart.

But afterwards, he again teased reporters, whose main interest was to know if Christie would defend his Olympic sprint title in Atlanta this summer after all.

"No Olympic questions," he told reporters. "I am running each race at a time. Only God knows the future - I don't.

"I am not planning anything. I am just having fun.

"If I go to the Olympics you'll see me, but you won't see me next season. For definite."