HEUSDEN-ZOLDER, Belgium, CMC – Veteran Bahamian sprinter Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie took the women’s 100 metres at the KBC Night of Athletics here yesterday.
BIRMINGHAM, England, (Reuters) – Asafa Powell led home a Jamaican 1-2-3 in the 100 metres at the Diamond League event in Birmingham yesterday although the damp conditions meant the former world record holder had to be content with a time of 9.91 seconds.
PARIS, (Reuters) – Usain Bolt comfortably won the 200 metres at the Paris Diamond League meeting on Friday despite Christophe Lemaitre running a season’s best of 20.21 seconds.
RALEIGH, North Carolina, (Reuters) – U.S. world 100 metres silver medallist Tyson Gay had an arthroscopic procedure on his injured right hip and will not run again this year, his manager said yesterday.
PARIS, (Reuters) – Usain Bolt knows he has been short of his very best form since returning from injury and is keen to be more like his true self when running the 200 metres at the Paris Diamond League meeting tomorrow.
RALEIGH, North Carolina, (Reuters) – Three times world 200 metres champion Allyson Felix could run in as many as four events at August’s world championships, according to the relay pools released by USA Track & Field (USATF) yesterday.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – The Indian sports ministry has sacked a Ukrainian track and field coach and ordered a thorough investigation into an embarrassing doping scandal after eight athletes tested positive for banned anabolic steroids.
MUMBAI, (Reuters) – World athletics has suffered from a lack of high-profile rivalries due to the growing influence of money on the sport, long jump world record holder Mike Powell has told Reuters.
Sprinter, hurdler and triple jumper, Iana Amsterdam will join Kadecia Baird as part of the two-member team to represent Guyana in the 100 metres dash and hurdles events at the upcoming World Youth Championships to be held in Lille, France from July 6-10.
By Treiston Joseph New Silver City Secondary School, with 93 points, yesterday lifted the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) trophy at the annual World Athletic Day track meet held by the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) at the Eve Leary Sports Club ground .
SHANGHAI, (Reuters) – China’s former Olympic and world 110 metres hurdles champion Liu Xiang ended American David Oliver’s winning streak of 18 finals at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting yesterday.
MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) – World men’s marathon record holder Haile Gebrselassie completed a fourth victory in the Great Manchester Run over 10 kms yesterday while Briton Helen Clitheroe won the women’s event.
PONCE, Puerto Rico, CMC – Nickel Ashmeade and Rondell Sorillo captured the two men’s sprint on Saturday at the Ponce Grand Prix.
DAEGU, South Korea, CMC – Leevan Sands was the most successful Caribbean athlete at the IAAF World Challenge meet yesterday here.
The Junior Selection Committee of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) announced the names of the players who were selected for the 2011 BCB/ Diamond Fire & General Insurance Company inter-zone under-19 two-day tournament starting this weekend at various venues.
The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) will continue its track season with the staging of the World Athletic Day track meet tomorrow at the Eve Leary Sports Club Ground from 10:00hrs.
By Treiston Joseph The second edition of the President’s/Jefford Track and Field Classic had its official launching yesterday at Digicel’s head office on Fort and Barrack Streets, Kingston.
By Treiston Joseph Once a budding star in Guyana at the tender age of 13, Kadecia Baird returned to her homeland three years after migrating to the United States of America (USA) where she now resides in New York (NY), with her mother Natasha Baird.
Giftland Office Max confirmed its support for the second year running of the President’s/Jefford Track & Field Classic when Marketing Manager Compton Babb handed over a cheque for an undisclosed sum to the co-ordinator, Edison Jefford yesterday at the company’s Head Office on Water Street.
(BBC) The trademark braces may have gone but, despite missing six months of competition after testing positive for a banned substance, Shelly-Ann Fraser’s broad smile remains the same.
By Treiston Joseph Stephan James emerged as a rough diamond at the Carifta Games in Jamaica last weekend when he showed much promise in the 400 metres sprint.
By Treiston Joseph Police Progressive Youth Club (PPYC) walked away with their second straight victory at the Under-23 Games hosted by the Athletics Association of Guyana at the Eve Leary Sports Club Ground yesterday.
Middle and Long Distance Coach and Coach of the Rising Star Athletic Club, Leslie Black disclosed plans yesterday to go into retirement in the near future after his tenure of approximately two decades in athletics.
The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) is uncertain whether they will be able to send their selected eight-member team to the 40th edition of the Carifta Games to be held in Jamaica from April 23-25.
By Treiston Joseph When Dick Traum was only 24 he was crushed between two cars at a gas station.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Reigning 100 metres girls sprint champion Michelle Lee Ahye will spearhead a strong 66-member Trinidad and Tobago squad at this month’s Games in Montego Bay.
By Treiston Joseph The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) will meet to discuss the way forward for the selection of the Carita Games team since the re-run of the Carifta Trials scheduled for Sunday at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary was called off due to heavy rainfall.
The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) has decided to re-run the Carifta Games trials tomorrow at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary from 11:00hrs.
MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – World record-holder David Rudisha has set his sights on breaking the one minute 40 seconds barrier in the 800 metres.
“Instead of making money from track and field, I’ve been putting money into it.
As the rainy weather descends upon the plains it is doing it’s part to dampen plans of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) in keeping its scheduled 2011 calendar of events.
Queen’s College with its contingent of 27 students was able to gather 11 medals from four events when the Barbados Relay ended in that country on Sunday.
A six-member team from Mae’s Secondary School turned in a creditable performance to place second in the club and institute category of the annual Barbados Relay Fair held Saturday on the island.
By Treiston Joseph Guyana will send an eight-member team including two females to the North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) cross country run in Trinidad and
Discipline proved to be a crucial factor for Junior Sportsman-of-the-Year, Chavez Ageday when he won the 100 metres boys under-20 race which had five false starts at the Eve Leary ground yesterday.
With the selection of the national sports awardees just hours away, 2009 Sportswoman of the Year Jevina Straker has her fingers crossed in hopes of retaining the title for 2010.
(Jamaica Gleaner) After months of uncertainty, The Gleaner understands that Jamaica will, after all, host this year’s troubled Carifta Games, in the second city of Montego Bay between April 23-25.
The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) season is scheduled to get underway on Sunday at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary, with a developmental track meet from 11:30 hours.
Sunday’s scheduled Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) Developmental Meet at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary was postponed owing to a memorial service that was held for Ashton Alleyne former Discipline and Welfare Officer of the Royal Youth Movement (Royals) athletics club.
Former president of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), Martin Stephenson, who died on January 20 at the St.
The Cavaliers Sports and Tour Club (CSTC) will launch its 2011 race walk season with a 10K event around the National Park commencing at 06:30hrs this morning.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Jamaican sprint wizard Usain Bolt says he has resumed training and is already eyeing the defence of his titles at the World Championships in South Korea this August.
RALEIGH, North Carolina, (Reuters) – A young Kenyan provided athletics’ biggest breakthrough in a year when injuries and American Tyson Gay bested Usain Bolt.
President of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), Colin Boyce, says he is satisfied “to a point” with how the year has been for the AAG given some of the superior achievements that Guyanese athletes have attained for the year.
The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) has completed its calendar of events for 2011 that starts on January 16 with the annual National Cross Country Championships set for Kuru Kuru on the Linden Highway.
Distance athletes Alika Morgan and Chavez Sital who both ended their season in the `Run Barbados’ series last weekend said that they are satisfied with their closing performance.
As the end of the year draws near many athletes take time to reflect on their performance; to assess whether it’s been satisfactory or if they ought to have worked much harder and to decide on a plan going forward.
With the schools National Track and Field, Swimming and Cycling Championships fast approaching its November 9 commencement date, the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports is racing to have the facilities of the 50m Olympic-size swimming pool ready for the swimming segment of the event.
Says Donald Duff It is difficult to form an assessment of the Guyana team’s performance at the recent XIX Commonwealth Games.
Sanford House yesterday ran out comfortable winners of the athletics championships of the Government Technical Institute (GTI), at the Ministry of Education Sports Complex, Carifesta Avenue.