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.