Harrison stuns in women’s hurdles as Gatlin wins 100m

—Fraser-Pryce last in women’s 100m

EUGENE, Oregon,  (Reuters) – Keni Harrison equalled the second-fastest 100 metres hurdles ever run and fellow American Justin Gatlin breezed to a sparkling but wind-assisted 100 metres victory at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting yesterday.

Kirani James wins sports personality of the year

ST.GEORGE’S, Grenada,  CMC- Reigning World and Olympic 400 metres champion Kirani James is Grenada’s sports personality of 2012, copping his fourth consecutive title at the weekend.

More Int’l competitions for Alika this year

-Black wants more to be done for athletes

By Iva Wharton Coming 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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!

-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

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.