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2013 IAAF Track and Field World Championship: Melnichenko wins Heptathlon

On day two of the Heptathlon, in the last event, the 800m, Ganna Melnichenko (UKR) stayed close enough to Brianne Theisen-Eaton (CAN) to get the win at 6586 points, by 56 points.

2013 IAAF Track and Field World Championship: Heptathlon Day 1

After the first day Ganna Melnichenko (UKR) has the lead by nearly 100 points at 3912.

2013 US Track and Field Indoor Championship: Heptathlon: Gunnar Nixon interview

Gunnar Nixon talks about his win and the upcoming World Championships.

2013 US Track and Field Indoor Championship: Heptathlon: Gunnar Nixon wins

Going into the final 1000m event, Gunnar Nixon was poised to win, and win it he did, with 6232 points. Curtis Beach took second, 337 points back.

2012 USA Olympic Track and Field Trials: Day One of Heptathlon

After the first day, Hyleas Fountain leads by 151 points over Sharon Day, with Chantae McMillan following in third.

This 12-toed Indian Athlete knows where the shoe pinches

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI (Reuters) – Pursuing a largely unrewarding Olympic sport in a cricket-obsessed country requires adjustments but Indian heptathlete Swapna Barman has taken it to a new level – squeezing six toes in each shoe designed for five. Born with six toes in each foot, the 18-year-old from a poor family in Jalpaiguri […]

2014 Junior Track and Field World Championships: Morgan Lake wins High Jump

After winning the Heptathlon, Morgan Lake (GBR) felt she was good enough to try the High Jump as well, and boy was she. The only one to clear 1.93 meters for the Title, beating Michaela Hruba (CZE) by .02 meters.

Team USA Roster for IAAF World Junior Championships

Trayvon Bromell (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY) INDIANAPOLIS — Record-setting high schoolers and NCAA champions highlight Team USA’s 89-member roster for the 8th IAAF World Junior Championships, scheduled for July 22-27 at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The roster includes eight individual medalists from 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships, four NCAA champions and seventeen athletes with […]

American Ryan Whiting Repeats as World Indoor Shot Put Champion

Ryan Whiting successfully defended his shot put title at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland on Friday. He took home the United States’ first medal on the opening day of competition. “I came in the favorite and I’m just glad I could execute,” Whiting said. “Now I know I can do that, […]

Eaton, Whiting and Lagat lead U.S. world champs team

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/FABRIZIO BENSCH (Reuters) – Title-holders Ashton Eaton, Ryan Whiting and Bernard Lagat headline a powerful U.S. team mixing youth and experience for next month’s world indoor championships in Poland. Eaton will target his world heptathlon record in the March 7-9 championships at Sopot, while 39-year-old Lagat will bid for his third consecutive and fourth […]

Universal Sports Update: Ennis-Hill Out Of Worlds

Olympic Heptathlon champion, Jessica Ennis-Hill of Great Britain, is the latest notable athlete to pull the shoot on the upcoming Track & Field World Championships.

Olympic champion Ennis to miss indoor season

LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Britain’s Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis will skip this year’s indoor athletics season in order to concentrate on her preparation for August’s world championships in Moscow. “I went back into tough winter training with an open mind on whether or not I would want to compete indoors this year – […]

Wiggins wins British Sports Journalists award

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Bradley Wiggins, winner of the Tour de France and the London Olympic time-trial champion, was named the Sports Journalists Association of Britain’s sportsman of the year on Thursday. Wiggins, the first Briton to triumph in cycling’s most famous tour, topped the poll of journalists ahead of double Olympic middle-distance gold […]

Felix and Eaton named U.S. athletes of year

Nov 12 (Reuters) – Multiple Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix and double world record holder Ashton Eaton have won Jesse Owens Awards as U.S. athletes of the year, USA Track & Field (USATF) announced on Monday. Felix, the three-time world 200 metres champion, won Olympic gold at the 2012 London Games in the 200m, the […]

Games golden girl Ennis named European athlete of 2012

LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis has been named the women’s European athlete of 2012, European Athletics said in a statement on Thursday. Briton Ennis, whose image adorned posters promoting the London Games, fell narrowly short of the 7,000 point barrier while claiming the gold medal. She still notched 6,955 points […]

Twenty golden moments of the 2012 Games

Usain Bolt (JAM) wins the gold in the men’s 200m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Alan Baldwin LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The London Olympics were packed with sporting highlights, personal dramas and emotional highs and lows. Here are 20 golden moments from the Games. […]

Decathlete Eaton will take nothing for granted

By Gene Cherry LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – An aching Ashton Eaton felt like he had fallen out of a tree the day after setting the decathlon world record at the U.S. trials last month. His body was that beat up from the physically demanding 10-event two-day competition. Now comes a new challenge, the London […]

Richards-Ross sets pace in women’s 200 semi-finals

Sanya Richards-Ross (C) finishes in the women’s 200 meters qualifying at the U.S. Olympic athletics trials in Eugene, Oregon June 28, 2012. (REUTERS/Steve Dipaola) By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon, June 29 (Reuters) – Sanya Richards-Ross sprinted to the year’s second fastest time as she won her women’s 200 meters semi-final at the U.S. Olympic athletics […]

Countdown To London: Records and Upsets at Track & Field Trials

Last year Eaton won silver in the World Championships and this year broke the world record in the Heptathlon at the Indoor World Championships. His winning ways continued at the Trials in Eugene, OR.

American Eaton ready to chase decathlon record

US athlete Ashton Eaton (L) celebrates his gold medal after winning the men’s heptathlon following victory in the final 800m event at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships at the Atakoy Athletics Arena in Istanbul on March 10, 2012. Eaton broke the indoor world record with a score of 6645. (ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images) By […]

Bolt made to work for win in Oslo

Usain Bolt (L) and Asafa Powell of Jamaica celebrate after Bolt won the men’s 100m at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at Bislett Stadium in Oslo June 7, 2012. Powell came in second. (REUTERS/Heiko Junge/Scanpix) By Victoria Klesty OSLO, June 7 (Reuters) – Jamaica’s world record holder Usain Bolt blamed a new type of […]

Bryan Clay: ‘World’s Great Athlete’ striving for more

Track and field athlete Bryan Clay poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot at Smashbox West Hollywood on November 17, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images for USOC) Decathlete is aiming to become the first three-time Olympic medalist in his event By Phil Minshull, Special to Universal Sports Bryan […]


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