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.
LONDON, UK, CMC – Usain Bolt led his Racers Track Club (RTC) of Jamaica to victory in the 4×100 metres relay to culminate the Sainbury’s Anniversary Games yesterday.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
St. Mary’s Secondary School recorded a mammoth 441 points to comfortably win the track and field aspect of the North Zone Inter-Schools Championships in Zone Three yesterday at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary.
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.
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.
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.
The Guyana Defence Force drew first blood when the 2011 Inter Services Championships ran off with a 10 kilometres road relay yesterday morning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – U.S. sprinter Michael Rodgers, who tested positive for a prohibited stimulant last month, has accepted a provisional suspension yesterday and withdrew from this month’s world championships in South Korea.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 and Chavez Sital won the women’s and men’s division of the John Venture Memorial Road Race last Sunday in Essequibo.
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.
Guyana’s Rolyce Boston jumped his way to a bronze medal last Friday evening at the Junior Pan American Championships in Miami, Florida.
Distance queen, Alika Morgan comfortably won the first of three marathon events when she defeated all and sundry in the Westshore sponsored 5K event last Saturday in Trinidad.
National 400 metres junior champion Stephan James placed sixth in the 400-metre final at the ongoing Pan American Junior Championships yesterday in Miami, Florida while Iana Amsterdam failed to show up to participate in her events.
The final and third day of the Guyana Defense Force (GDF) Inter-Unit Championships at Camp Ayanganna Ground was postponed yesterday due to heavy rainfall.
Guyana’s World Junior Championship representative Kadecia Baird will not be participating at the Pan American Junior Championships in Miami, Florida which started yesterday.
MONACO, (Reuters) – Usain Bolt does not expect to lower his 100 metres world record of 9.58 seconds at the upcoming world championships.
Leslain Baird continued his impressive form on the second day of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Inter-Unit Championships held at Camp Ayanganna ground yesterday.
Guyana’s 400 metres junior champion, Stephan James will depart today for Miami, Fl;orida, United States of America, to participate in the Pan American Junior Championships from July 22-24.
PADOVA, Italy, CMC – Nesta Carter grabbed a reassuring victory on Sunday at the Atletica Mondiale meet, leading a tiny group of Jamaican competitors that continued to fine tune for this year’s World Championships.
MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico, CMC – A final day that featured victories for sprint hurdlers Vonette Dixon and Eric Keddo, as well as distance runner Korene Hinds, and the women’s mile relay squad propelled Jamaica to the top of the medal standings at the end of the Central American & Caribbean Senior Championships on Sunday.
LONDON, (Reuters) – The battle to keep drugs out of the London Olympics has started long before the opening ceremony next July.
Reuters) – Factbox on some of the main substances and methods used for doping in sport: ERYTHROPOIETIN (EPO) * EPO is a peptide hormone that is produced naturally by the human body.
MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico, CMC – Olympic sprint relay silver medallist Keston Bledman handed Trinidad and Tobago one of four gold medals on the opening day of the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Championships, when he snatched the men’s 100 metres here Friday.