Jordyn Wieber (USA) competes on the balance beam during day two of the 2012 Visa Championships in women’s gymnastics at Chaifetz Arena. (Stew Milne-US PRESSWIRE) By Mark Lamport-Stokes SAN JOSE, California, June 26 (Reuters) – Jordyn Wieber, a likely gymnastic darling at the London Games, and John Orozco will capture much of the spotlight this […]
Gymnasts Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson were precocious teen prodigies when they co-starred in the 2008 Olympics. Combining for nine medals would seem to have put them in good stead for London, but the career clock ticks extra-fast in this sport. Liukin, 22, took two years off, hoping to recharge the batteries. However, the defending […]
One of the most anticipated events leading up to the Olympic Games is the U.S. Team Trials for Gymnastics. Starting June 28, in San Jose, California, this final event will determine which athletes represent the U.S. in London.
Ryan Lochte starts his men’s 200m freestyle heat during the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska, June 26, 2012. (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes) By Julian Linden OMAHA, Nebraska, June 26 (Reuters) – Ryan Lochte outswam Michael Phelps for the second day in a row to set the fastest qualifying time for the 200 meters freestyle at […]
The current high jump world champ was suppose to be a shose in, but a rough day dropped him to 4th place, on count back. But with only Jamie Nieto and Erik Kynard Jr making the A standard, Williams just makes the the three man team.
In women’s Discus, Stephanie Brown Trafton wins the title and gets to defend her gold medal from Beijing. Reese Hoffa wins men’s Shot Put, and heads to his third Olympics. And Marquise Goodwin wins the Men’s long jump and heads to London as well.
The television commercial that depicts Michael Phelps digging into a gigantic sub sandwich has another meaning besides, “Swimming works up a serious appetite. The ad also serves as a hint on not biting off more than you can chew, which illustrates his dilemma at the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials in Omaha, Neb. The most decorated […]
By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon, June 23 (Reuters) – Former Olympic champion Justin Gatlin took a confident step forward on his comeback trail, breezing through the first round of the men’s 100 meters in an eye-catching 9.90 seconds at the U.S. athletics trials on Saturday. Gatlin, who won gold at the 2004 Athens Games but […]
David Lekuta Rudisha (R) of Kenya leads a pack of athletes in the 800 meters men’s Olympic trial race at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi, June 23, 2012. The race is the last chance for the athletes to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) NAIROBI, June 23 (Reuters) – World 800 meters […]
They are staging a sequel of sorts to “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” Call it “Fast Times at High-flying Eugene, Ore.” Instead of Spicolo and Stacy and Rat, characters in the stoner movie that toasts its 30-year anniversary this year, the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials features Tyson and Justin and Carmelita and […]
One of the most anticipated events leading up to the Olympic Games is the U.S. Team Trials for Track & Field. Starting June 22, the largest National Championship track meet in the world will determine which athletes represent the U.S. in London.
FILE – This June 2, 2012 file photo shows United States’ Justin Gatlin winning the 100-meter event at the Prefontaine Classic athletics meet in Eugene, Ore. Now 30 and eight years removed from his last Olympic trials, Gatlin’s all business as he steps to the line this weekend. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) By Gene […]
Rosters for several U.S. Olympic sports are determined by results from competitions known as trials. They usually are as nerve-wracking for the participants as being on trial. Qualifying for the team can be as joyous as getting acquitted. Meet some athletes for whom their trials was more trial and less error as they earned an […]
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