Olympics: Track and Field-Men's 200m-Final

Usain Bolt bewitched the Olympic Stadium as he became the first man to achieve a “double double,” successfully defending both the 100m and 200m titles at the London 2012 Games.

Bolt to run 200 in Paris Diamond League meeting

PARIS, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt will race over 200 meters at the Paris Golden League meeting on July 6 as part of his buildup for the Moscow world athletics championships in the following month. The Jamaican world-record holder will compete against France’s European 100 meters champion Christophe Lemaitre in the […]

Bolt beaten in season opener

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Jamaican Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt was beaten in his first race of the 2013 season on Saturday, finishing third in a low-key 400 metre event in his hometown of Kingston. The triple gold medallist from both the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics easily won his […]

Bolt eyes three golds at world championships

Jan 23 (Reuters) – Triple London Olympic champion Usain Bolt is injury free and eyeing three gold medals at this year’s world championships in Moscow in August. As part of his preparations, the Jamaican 100 and 200 meters world record holder will run the longer sprint at the Bislett Games Diamond League meeting in Oslo […]

Bolt eyes ‘three-peat’ at 2016 Rio Olympics

(Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports) Oct 8 (Reuters) – Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has set his sights on defending his three titles at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro rather than switching to another event, the six-times gold medalist said on Monday. The 26-year-old Jamaican said his coach would like him to take up […]

Bolt will not seek world champs’ 100m wild card

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt poses with supporters after he won the men’s 200m race during the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting in Zurich, August 30, 2012. (REUTERS/Michael Buholzer) By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, Jamaica Sept 11 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt will not seek a wild card entry in the 100 meters at next year’s world championships, hoping instead […]

Merritt sets hurdles world record, Bolt, Blake win

Aries Merritt of the U.S. competes in the men’s 110m hurdles event at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting, also known as Memorial Van Damme in Brussels September 7, 2012. Merritt sets a new world record of 12.80 seconds (REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule) By Robert-Jan Bartunek BRUSSELS, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Olympic champion Aries Merritt of the […]

Rudisha suffers shock loss, shivering Bolt wins

Ethiopia’s Mohammed Aman (C) celebrates as he won the men’s 800m race in front of David Rudisha of Kenya (R) during the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting in Zurich, August 30, 2012. (REUTERS/Ruben Sprich) By Brian Homewood ZURICH, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Olympic 800 meters champion David Rudisha suffered a shock defeat at the Weltklasse diamond […]

Bolt wins 200 in Lausanne, Blake sets personal best

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt (C) celebrates after winning ahead of his compatriot Warren Weir (R) and Netherlands’ Churandy Martina in the men’s 200m race during the Athletissima Diamond League meeting in Lausanne August 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse) LAUSANNE, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Olympic champion Usain Bolt ran 19.58 seconds for victory in the 200 metres at […]

Bolt keen on Rio, 400 and long jump eyed

Usain Bolt (JAM) holds his shoes up after winning the gold in the men’s 4x100m relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Aug 22 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt is a definite starter for another Olympic Games in four years’ time, opening up the possibility of more sprint […]

More Bolt gold as Jamaica smash relay record

Usain Bolt (JAM), Yohan Blake (JAM), Michael Frater (JAM) and Nesto Carter (JAM) pose with their new world record after winning the gold in the men’s 4x100m relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) By Alison Wildey LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt ended his London […]