Track and Field

Bolt & Racers TC race to impressive relay victory

LONDON, UK,  CMC – Usain Bolt led his Racers Track Club (RTC) of Jamaica to victory in the 4x100 metres relay to culminate the Sainbury’s Anniversary Games  yesterday .

‘A’ Division maintains lead over defending champs

‘A’ Division maintains lead over defending champs

‘A’ Division on 96 points maintained its lead at the end of the second day of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) annual Inter-Division track and field championship at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary yesterday .

More Int’l competitions  for Alika this year

More Int’l competitions for Alika this year

-Black wants more to be done for athletes

By Iva WhartonComing off a sub par year in 2011 by her usual lofty standards, top female long distance athlete Alika Morgan is contemplating participating in more international competitions this year .

Field events to determine winner of  East Georgetown schools competition

Field events to determine winner of East Georgetown schools competition

Today’s field events will determine the winner of the East Georgetown Inter-Schools competition but yesterday the athletes were quite assertive on the track, throwing down the gauntlet to competitors in  the upcoming National Track & Field, Cycling and Swimming championships next month .

Injured Pompey opts  out of Pan Am Games

Injured Pompey opts out of Pan Am Games

-AAG president Colin Boyce

Guyana’s Aliann Pompey will not be able to add a Pan American Games medal to the gold and silver she has won at two Commonwealth Games .

Sampson makes mark at North Zone Inter-Schools C/hips

Sampson makes mark at North Zone Inter-Schools C/hips

National youth sprinter Jevina Sampson made her mark at the North Zone Inter-Schools Championships for Zone Two yesterday at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary .

North Georgetown gearing up to defend  Schools National Championship title

North Georgetown gearing up to defend Schools National Championship title

-Basketball players Gordon and Bethune excel

Defending Schools National Champions, North Georgetown (District 11) began their stringent selection process yesterday with their inter-zone field events for the upcoming Schools National Championship slated for next month .

GDF draw first blood

GDF draw first blood

The Guyana Defence Force drew first blood when the 2011 Inter Services Championships ran off with a 10 kilometres road relay yesterday morning .

GPF-GDF rivalry to headline Joint Services Athletics Championships tomorrow

GPF-GDF rivalry to headline Joint Services Athletics Championships tomorrow

A traditional rivalry between two local powerhouses in  athletics is set to flare up again when the Guyana Police Force meets the Guyana Defence Force at the 2011 Joint Services Athletics Championships scheduled to start tomorrow .

Persaud carts off feature event

Persaud carts off feature event

Robin Persaud carted off the 35-lap Schoolboys and Novices race yesterday when National cycling Coach Hassan Mohammed and the Unitech Awning ran off a successful 11 race cycling meet at the National Park circuit, Thomas Lands .

Walker dethroned as Demus crowned 400m champion

DAEGU, South Korea, CMC – Jamaican Melaine Walker failed in her title defence as American Lashinda Demus stormed to a world-leading time to win the women’s 400 metres hurdles at the World Championships yesterday .

Bolt back on centre stage on day seven in Daegu

DAEGU, South Korea, (Reuters) - Jamaican Usain Bolt  returns to the Daegu Stadium yesterday with a second chance to  put his stamp on the 13th world championships five days after  his 100 metres debacle .

‘Sluggish’ Felix into 200 final

‘Sluggish’ Felix into 200 final

DAEGU, South Korea, (Reuters) - After putting her  life on ice for two days, defending champion  Allyson Felix eased  into the final of the women’s 200 metres at the world  championships yesterday .

Jamaican Powell decides to miss relay

DAEGU, South Korea, (Reuters) - Former world 100  metres record holder Asafa Powell has decided he will not run in  the Jamaican relay team at the Daegu world championships, his  agent said yesterday .

Pompey blames  lack of sleep for  Daegu defeat

Pompey blames lack of sleep for Daegu defeat

Former Commonwealth Games gold medallist and 2002 National Sportswoman of the Year, Aliann Pompey said her failure to reach the final of the 400m at the World Championships was an emotional loss .

Battling Baala bemoans luck after 1,500 fal

DAEGU, South Korea, (Reuters) - France’s Mehdi Baala,  who slugged it out on the track with a team mate in Monaco last  month, is starting to think he is cursed after falling in the  1,500 metres heats at world championships on Tuesday .

Kaniskina breaks curse as Daegu catches breath

DAEGU, South Korea, (Reuters) - A gritty Russian  racewalker won the solitary gold up for grabs yesterday as a  world championships characterised so far by drama and  disqualifications reached its midway point .

Teenager James wins thrilling gold for Grenada

Teenager James wins thrilling gold for Grenada

DAEGU, South Korea, (Reuters) - Teenager Kirani James  exploded on to the world stage with a thrilling victory in the  400 metres final to give the tiny Caribbean nation of Grenada  its first world championships medal yesterday .

Dominant Rudisha  wins 800 metres gold

Dominant Rudisha wins 800 metres gold

DAEGU, South Korea, (Reuters) - World record holder  David Rudisha won gold in the men’s 800 metres at the world  championships yesterday with a dominant display of front  running .

Daegu drama!

Daegu drama!

-Robles stripped of gold; Felix double dream over; Jeter wins women’s 100m

DAEGU, South Korea, (Reuters) - Cuban hurdler Dayron  Robles was stripped of gold and glory at the world athletics  championships yesterday in a twist every bit as dramatic as  Usain Bolt’s disqualification from the blue riband 100 metres  sprint the night before .

Top names flirt with  curse of the cover

Top names flirt with curse of the cover

DAEGU, South Korea, (Reuters) - Pole vault queen  Yelena Isinbayeva and 800m world record holder David Rudisha  take centre stage at the world athletics championships today — and both could be forgiven for hoping they do not  appear on the cover of the official programme for the Daegu  event .

Cubans lament Robles’ disqualification in world final

HAVANA, (Reuters) - A member of Cuban Dayron Robles’  coaching team said barging into rivals was a regular occurrence  in hurdles after the Olympic gold medallist was disqualified at  the world athletics championships yesterday .

Kenyan policewoman survives fall to win first gold

Kenyan policewoman survives fall to win first gold

DAEGU, South Korea, (Reuters) - Usain Bolt brought  world-class pizzazz to the athletics world championships yesterday where one Olympic champion ducked out without  completing even a single pole vault and another was in tears  after false starting in her 400 metres heat .

Bolt confident for  world 100 metres

Bolt confident for world 100 metres

DAEGU, South Korea, (Reuters) - Usain Bolt, the  world’s fastest man, predicted yesterday he would retain his  world 100 metres title in Daegu, South Korea, easily this month  provided he gets a decent start .

French pole-vaulter Quinon dead in apparent suicide

NICE, (Reuters) -  Former French pole-vaulter Pierre Quinon, who won the gold  medal at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984, has died in an  apparent suicide, the French Athletics Federation said on  Thursday .

Injured Vlasic will defend world high jump title

SPLIT, Croatia, (Reuters) - World high jump champion  Blanka Vlasic will defend her title despite a hamstring injury  which nearly forced her to pull out of the upcoming world  championships in the South Korean city of Daegu, she said yesterday .

US sprinter Rodgers exits worlds under doping cloud

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World champion Mullings  confirms positive drug test

World champion Mullings confirms positive drug test

KINGSTON, (Reuters) - World champion Steve Mullings  has confirmed he has tested positive for the banned diuretic  furosemide and could now face a life ban from athletics .

 Inter-Guiana Games trials carded for August 28 at Eve Leary

Inter-Guiana Games trials carded for August 28 at Eve Leary

The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) will host its  Inter-Guiana Games trials on August 28 at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary from 10:00hrs .

Bolt leads star-studded line up to Daegu

Bolt leads star-studded line up to Daegu

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC – World sprint champion Usain Bolt leads an array of stars in a Jamaica 50-member contingent named Monday for the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea starting month end .

Bekele to defend world title despite year out

Bekele to defend world title despite year out

RALEIGH, North Carolina, (Reuters) - Ethiopian  Olympic and world champion Kenenisa Bekele will defend his  10,000 metres world title later this month despite not having  raced since early 2010, his manager said yesterday .

HQ run out champs

HQ run out champs

Headquarters yesterday ran out champions at the 57th edition of the Guyana Police Force Inter Unit Championships at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary .

Alika Morgan, Chavez Sital win John Venture memorial

Alika Morgan and Chavez Sital won the women’s and men’s division of the John Venture Memorial Road Race last Sunday in Essequibo .

Bolt attracts the crowds  and draws the sponsors

Bolt attracts the crowds and draws the sponsors

STOCKHOLM, (Reuters) - The fastest man in the world  stares at a blank piece of paper for a few seconds and, finding  no inspiration, turns to his manager .

Boston bags bronze

Boston bags bronze

Guyana’s Rolyce Boston jumped his way to a bronze medal last Friday evening at the Junior Pan American Championships in Miami, Florida .



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