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8 FRANCE
BRIAN CAZENEUVE
July 23, 2012
Story lines: Trio of possible judo winners includes 6'8", 306-pound Teddy Riner (above, right), who continues his domination of the sport (six consecutive world titles) at age 23; sprint hope is Christophe Lemaitre, who has broken 10 seconds for 100 meters; Yannick Agnel, 20, could shock U.S. favorite Ryan Lochte in the 200 freestyle.
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July 23, 2012

8 France

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Story lines: Trio of possible judo winners includes 6'8", 306-pound Teddy Riner (above, right), who continues his domination of the sport (six consecutive world titles) at age 23; sprint hope is Christophe Lemaitre, who has broken 10 seconds for 100 meters; Yannick Agnel, 20, could shock U.S. favorite Ryan Lochte in the 200 freestyle.

Don't miss: Pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie, two-time European champ, who has a best of 19' 91/2."

Hot button: Trash-talking 4 × 100 relay swimmers from '08 still smarting from Jason Lezak's shut-'em-up U.S. anchor leg.

Outlook: Veteran team could surpass modest total of seven golds in Beijing.

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