Track and Field

Harrison stuns in women’s hurdles as Gatlin wins 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.

Kevin Abbensetts (right) dips at the 100m finish line in the Youth Club boys’ 100m heats yesterday afternoon ahead of sprint sensation Tevin Garraway (second left). (Orlando Charles photo)
Kevin Abbensetts (right) dips at the 100m finish line in the Youth Club boys’ 100m heats yesterday afternoon ahead of sprint sensation Tevin Garraway (second left). (Orlando Charles photo)

‘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.

Cleveland Forde

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.

Prize winners and other competitors at the conclusion of yesterday’s 11-race card.

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.

Allyson Felix

‘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.

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.

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