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Last updated at 17:23 GMT, Monday, 05 December 2011

Week 17: Merlin Diamond

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So badly

Welcome to Talking Sport!

This week we meet Namibian sprinter, Merlin Diamond.

Namibia has only ever had one Olympic medallist, Frankie Fredericks.

Frankie Fredericks won silver in the 100m and 200m in 1992 and 1996 Olympic games.

Merlin wants to become the second Namibian medallist and is aiming to compete in next year's London Olympics.

So how much does Merlin want to win a medal?

Join Natalie in this week's video to find out and learn the phrase 'so badly'.

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Vocabulary: 'so badly'

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