HAVANA, May 31 (Reuters) – Cuba’s Olympic high hurdles champion Dayron Robles has cancelled his participation in Saturday’s Prefontaine Classic because of a delayed visa, but will compete in New York on June 9, athletics officials said on Thursday. World record holder Robles had been scheduled to face China’s Liu Xiang and American David Oliver […]
Dayron Robles of Cuba jumps the last hurdle during his 60 meters hurdle heat during the Aviva Grand Pix at the NIA Arena on February 18, 2012 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images) By Nelson Acosta HAVANA, May 30 (Reuters) – Olympic champion Dayron Robles is likely to miss a highly anticipated high […]
China’s Liu Xiang reacts after winning the 110m hurdles event at the 2012 Samsung Diamond League competition in Shanghai, May 19, 2012. (REUTERS/Aly Song) By Nick Mulvenney SHANGHAI, May 19 (Reuters) – China’s Liu Xiang lit up a rain-soaked Shanghai Diamond League meeting with the quickest 110 metres hurdles time of the year on Saturday, […]
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 […]
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LaShawn Merritt of the U.S. races to win during the men’s 4×400 metres relay final of the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow August 16, 2013 file photo. Credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson (Reuters) – American LaShawn Merritt eased to victory in the 400 metres as one of several newly-crowned world champions to shine […]
Rome, Italy – 6 June 2103 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt’s defeat by Justin Gatlin in the 100 metres at the Rome Diamond League meeting on Thursday is unlikely to cause the Olympic champion too much concern ahead of August’s world championships. American Gatlin, bronze medallist at the London Games after a four-year doping ban, ran […]
(Reuters) – Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce eased to victory on a damp evening at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting on Saturday while world champion Carmelita Jeter was stretchered off the track after finishing third. As low clouds settled around the stadium for the evening meet, the Jamaican sprinter pulled away from her American […]
By Gene Cherry March 5 (Reuters) – After perhaps the greatest year ever by a high hurdler, world record holder Aries Merritt has visions of conquering another barrier. The American Olympic champion, whose whirlwind 2012 brought him every major hurdles title and the outdoor world record, believes running under his top mark of 12.80 seconds […]
By Iain Rogers BARCELONA, Nov 23 (Reuters) – After Aries Merritt set a world record of 12.80 seconds in the 110 meters hurdles in September he changed his PIN codes to the faster mark he is targeting next year. “My numbers have all been changed and it is a number faster than 12.80,” the 27-year-old […]
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Nov. 8, 2012)- The U.S. women’s bobsled team has a goal of finishing 1-2-3 at the 2014 Sochi Games, and the talented squad proved they are on track by earning silver and bronze in today’s World Cup season opener at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Jazmine Fenlator (Wayne, N.J.) and Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones […]
This July 26, 1952 file photo shows Milt Campbell, center, of Plainfield, N.J. getting set to clear the final hurdle to make him the winner in the fifth heat of the 110-meter hurdles event in the Olympic decathlon at Helsinki, Finland. Campbell, who became the first black to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956 and […]
This Oct. 5, 2012 file photo shows Lolo Jones competing in the U.S. women’s bobsled push championships n Lake Placid, N.Y. Jones says she’s still planning to compete in hurdles at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Only now, a trip to the 2014 Sochi Games may come first. Jones was one of 24 athletes […]
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 […]
Mo Farah of Great Britain during the Samsung Diamond League 2012 Aviva Birmingham Grand Prix at Alexander Stadium on August 26, 2012 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) Aug 26 (Reuters) – Sleep-deprived double Olympic champion Mo Farah was almost caught napping during the two-mile race at a Diamond League meeting in Birmingham, […]
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 […]
Mohamed Farah (GBR) celebrates after winning the gold in the men’s 5000m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s double gold medalist Mo Farah will lead a glittering cast of 42 London Olympic medal winners, including 16 champions, when he races over […]
Christian Taylor of the U.S. jumps to win the men’s triple jump at the Stockholm Diamond League in Stockholm August 17, 2012. (REUTERS/Christine Olsson/Scanpix) STOCKHOLM, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Olympic women’s 400 meters champion Sanya Richards-Ross won her first race since the London Games and Yuliya Zaripov clocked the year’s fastest time in the women’s […]
Xiang Liu (CHN) kisses a hurdle after competing the men’s 110m hurdles heats during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) BEIJING, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Former Olympic champion Liu Xiang wants to return to competition after crashing out of the 110 meters hurdles heats at the London Games last […]
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. […]
United States’ Ashton Eaton leads in the men’s decathlon 1500-meter during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Eaton won the gold medal for the event. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) By Alison Wildey LONDON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Ashton Eaton deservedly took the unofficial title of the […]
Allyson Felix (USA) competes in the women’s 200m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) By Alison Wildey LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – It was third time lucky for American Allyson Felix who won Olympic 200 meters gold on Wednesday after taking silver at the previous two Games. […]
Xiang Liu (CHN) falls in a mens 110m hurdles heat as Artur Noga (POL) and Balazs Baji (HUN) react during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) By Nick Mulvenney LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – China’s Liu Xiang experienced deja vu of the most agonizing kind on Tuesday when the […]
Aries Merritt of the U.S. reacts after winning the men’s 100m hurdles event at the Herculis Athletics Meet at Louis II stadium in Monaco, July 20, 2012. (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard) MONACO, July 20 (Reuters) – American hurdler Aries Merritt and Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare showed that they are in prime form and real threats to the […]
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