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Borussia Dortmund striker denies saying he's faster than Usain Bolt

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Gabon international angers German sprinter with his supposed claims (©GettyImages)
Gabon international angers German sprinter with his supposed claims (©GettyImages).

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has moved to deny his supposed claims that he's faster than World and Olympic Champion sprinter Usain Bolt.

The Gabon international allegedly made the claims on German television.

The 24-year-old tweeted: "I never said I'm faster than Bolt, I just said I can run 30m in 3.7 seconds."

The claims that he can do 30m in 3.7 seconds would mean he is faster than Bolt, as it's 0.08 seconds faster than the World Record Usian Bolt set in the World Championships, in 2009.

German's No.1 sprinter Julian Reus was angered by the boasts from the Dortmund forward, and even challenged him to a race.

He said: "It is a blatant myth that Aubameyang is faster than Usain Bolt.

What Aubameyang claimed on television really annoyed me. I want to restore athletics' honour."

Reus set a personal best of 10.08 over 100m on Wednesday, and probably didn't want his achievements overshadowed by the boasts of the nine-goal man.

The footballer has yet to respond to the calls from the athletics star for the race, and it doesn't look like it's going to happen. Usain Bolt has also remained quiet over the situation, but would probably be performing his typical wry smile at the thought of someone ever passing him.

Bolt recently took part in an 80 race against an Argentine bus, and predictably came out on top with ease against the four wheels, packed full of excited passengers.

Now he hopes to make the Rio Olympics: "One of my main goals is to go to the Rio Olympics, as I was saying, to do it again,” said Bolt.

“To defend my titles and it's never been done three times so, for me, that's me trying to set the bar as high as possible. To just push the barrier.”

The world can expect a battle for a Rio Olympic Gold medal to be between Bolt, Reus and a Mr Aubameyang...

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