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Don’t bet against Bolt in 100m, says Frater

Nesta Carter (L), Michael Frater (2nd L), Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt (R) of Jamaica celebrate winning their men’s 4×100 meters relay final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu in this September 4, 2011 file photo. Jamaica set a new world record with a time of 37.04 seconds. Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, […]

30 Reasons To Watch: #5

How many tears of joy will be shed for South African 400 meter man, Oscar Pistorius, who will be come the first amputee to compete in the Olympic Games?  (Photo by Getty Images) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports When double amputee Oscar Pistorious of South Africa shows up in London for the upcoming […]

Merritt shines again in Monaco

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 […]

Tyson Gay says 9.7 needed for London medal

Usain Bolt of Jamaica poses for photographer by the clock displaying his winning time after the Men’s 100m Final at the National Stadium on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. Bolt clocked a new world record time of 9.69 seconds. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) By […]

London bound Pistorius already dreaming of Rio

Oscar Pistorius of South Africa trains before the men’s 400 meters event at the 23rd International Athletics Meeting in Lignano Sabbiadoro July 17, 2012. After striving to qualify for the 400 meters at the London Olympics for six years, Oscar Pistorius believes he will now be better placed to run at the Rio de Janeiro […]

Phelps must share London spotlight

Michael Phelps starts the men’s 100m butterfly final during the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska, July 1, 2012. (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes) By Julian Linden NEW YORK, July 17 (Reuters) – Unlike Beijing four years ago, Michael Phelps is going to have to share the swimming spotlight at the London Olympics. There will be no […]

30 Reasons To Watch: #11

Will USA Track & Field back up the bold prediction of its new executive director and win 30 medals?  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports “Project 30″ sounds cool and purposeful, right? Certainly more so than, say, “Project 24″ or “Project 27.” That was the name chosen for a […]

Tracking The Trials: July 11, 2012

It was a 12-day mini-Olympics, a stretch ending July 1 that delighted us with the overlapping U.S. trials for track and field, swimming and gymnastics. Out of these 12 days of Christmas-in-summer came the rosters for perhaps the three most high-profile sports at the Games. We were served heaping helpings of high-end performance, along with […]

30 Reasons To Watch: #17

Will Missy “The Missile” Franklin become the new star of swimming after the 17-year-old U.S. newcomer won 3 golds at the Worlds? And will her parents’ Canadian citizenship be revoked because she chose the U.S. team over Canada? (Photo by AP) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports Quickie quiz: Which U.S. swimmer is 6-foot-1 […]

Even more eyes on Bolt after rare defeats

Yohan Blake (L) and Usain Bolt (front R) cross the finish line during their men’s 100 meters final event at the Jamaican Olympic trials in Kingston city, in this file photo taken June 29, 2012. The men’s 100 meters is the jewel in the Olympic crown and Yohan Blake’s surprise humanization of Usain Bolt has […]

30 Reasons To Watch: #21

Will Michael Phelps be prevented from becoming the most decorated Olympian in any sport (if he wins three medals) by his talented teammate, Ryan Lochte? (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports They play cards together and poke fun at each other. In the unique universe of Olympic sports, two athletes […]

Injuries on the mend, Gay in mix to be the best

U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay, right, stretches as he stands next to French 100m champion Christophe Lemaitre, at the end of a press conference in Paris, Wednesday July 4, 2012. Both athletes will compete in the Diamonds League track and field event at the Stade de France on July 6. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere) By […]

South Africa name Pistorius in London Games team

In this Sept. 1, 2011 file photo, South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius competes in a qualification round for the Men’s 4x400m relay at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Double amputee Oscar Pistorius has been selected for South Africa’s Olympic 4×400 relay team. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File) JOHANNESBURG, July 4 (Reuters) – Double-amputee Oscar […]

30 Reasons To Watch: #24

Will Natalie Coughlin (11 medals) tie Dara Torres and Jenny Thompson (12 medals each), the most decorated U.S. female swimmers in history?   (Photo by Andrew Weber/US PRESSWIRE) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports Finishing sixth in an eight-person swim race is rarely cause for celebration, especially for Natalie Coughlin. She is accustomed to […]

Torres narrowly misses out on London Games

Jessica Hardy and Kara Lynn Joyce, left, congratulate each other after swimming in the women’s 50-meter freestyle final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials as Dara Torres, right, looks at her time Monday, July 2, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. Looking on is Dara Torres, right. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) By Julian Linden OMAHA, Nebraska, July 2 […]

Phelps leads power-packed U.S. swim team for London

Michael Phelps (C, rear) waves to the crowd as he stands with the other members of the U.S. Olympic swimming team heading to the London Games, after the swim trials in Omaha, Nebraska, July 2, 2012. (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes) By Julian Linden OMAHA, Nebraska, July 2 (Reuters) – The United States have picked a powerful team […]

Phelps to swim seven events in London

Michael Phelps, left, celebrates with his mother Debbie, center, and sister Hilary after the medal ceremony for the men’s 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Saturday, June 30, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) By Julian Linden OMAHA, Nebraska, July 2 (Reuters) – Michael Phelps has dropped the 200 meters […]

Tarmoh pulls out of Olympic runoff

Allyson Felix (R) hugs Jeneba Tarmoh after winning the women’s 200 meters final at the U.S. Olympic athletics trials in Eugene, Oregon, June 30, 2012. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson) By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon, July 2 (Reuters) – Jeneba Tarmoh has withdrawn from Monday’s scheduled 100 meters third place runoff against Allyson Felix for a place on […]

Phelps seals eighth London berth, Franklin makes seven

Michael Phelps (left) and Tyler McGrill pose for a photo after being selected to the USA Olympic team for 100m butterfly final in the 2012 U.S. Olympic swimming team trials at the CenturyLink Center. (Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE) By Julian Linden OMAHA, Nebraska, July 1 (Reuters) – Michael Phelps finished off his preparations for his Olympic […]

Felix and Tarmoh to race for last Olympic spot

By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon, July 1 (Reuters) – Allyson Felix and training partner Jeneba Tarmoh will settle their controversial women’s 100 meters third-place tie at the U.S. Olympic trials with a runoff on Monday, officials said on Sunday. Tarmoh was originally named as the winner of the final spot on the U.S. team for […]

Phelps celebrates birthday with another heat win

Michael Phelps and Davis Tarwater, left, swim in the men’s 100-meter butterfly preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Saturday, June 30, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) By Julian Linden OMAHA, Nebraska, June 30 (Reuters) – Michael Phelps celebrated his 27th birthday on Saturday by setting the fastest qualifying time in his […]

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 […]

Pistorius misses out on Games qualification time

June 29 (Reuters) – Double amputee Oscar Pistorius missed out on Olympic qualification by 0.22 seconds in his final 400 meters qualifying run at the African athletics championships in Porto Novo on Friday. Pistorius, who competes wearing carbon fiber prosthetic blades, needed to run the A qualifying time of 45.30 seconds but placed second in […]

Phelps reveals his magic number for London

Michael Phelps swims the men’s 200m butterfly final during the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska, June 28, 2012. (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes) By Julian Linden OMAHA, Nebraska, June 28 (Reuters) – After years of keeping everyone guessing, Michael Phelps has finally revealed his intentions for London, and no one should be surprised. The greatest Olympian […]

Franklin books London berth as Coughlin struggles

Natalie Coughlin swims her heat in the women’s 100m backstroke during the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska, June 26, 2012. (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes) By Julian Linden OMAHA, Nebraska, June 27 (Reuters) – If the experts are right, Missy Franklin is already on her way to becoming the next big thing in women’s swimming. But […]

Bolt v Blake showdown a taste of what awaits in London

Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrate victory and a new world record in the men’s 4×100 meters relay final during day nine of 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Daegu Stadium on September 4, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) By Steve Keating KINGSTON, June 27 (Reuters) – Usain […]

Greene doubts Bolt will romp to records in London

Asafa Powell of Jamaica moves away from team mate Usain Bolt on his way to victory in the Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Final at the National Stadium on Day 14 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 22, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images) By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon, June […]

Spitz advice to Phelps: less is more

American swimming legend Mark Spitz poses with the new Sports Illustrated Magazine featuring Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps on the cover at the Hyatt Resorts “Vacation Training Camp” competition August 20, 2008 at Grand Central Station in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Catalyst Public Relations) By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, June […]

Tracking The Trials: June 24, 2012

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 […]

Phelps and Lochte prepare to reignite rivalry

Ryan Lochte, left, and Michael Phelps greet each other as Lochte leaves and Michael Phelps arrives at a news conference at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Saturday, June 23, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. The trials starts on Monday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) By Julian Linden OMAHA, Nebraska, June 23 (Reuters) – Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte […]

Torres tries to defy Mother Time once again

Dara Torres is worked on by her trainers before swimming at the Texas Senior Circuit Long Course Meet #3 at Texas A&M University Student Recreation Center Natatorium on May 20, 2012 in College Station, Texas. Torres finished first in her Womens 50 LC Meter Freestyle prelim with a time of 25.78. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty […]

Berens looking to kick butt in Omaha

Ricky Berens waves to the crowd before the men’s 100m freestyle final during the 2012 Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center on May 13, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) By Phil Minshull, Special to Universal Sports Ricky Berens’ famous butt-baring episode at the 2009 World Championships will […]

Vanderkaay aiming to make a name for himself in London

Peter Vanderkaay prepares for the men’s 200m freestyle preliminaries during the 2012 Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center on May 11, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) By Phil Minshull, Special to Universal Sports Having been part of the Team USA gold medal-winning 4x200m freestyle quartets at […]

Phelps leaves options open for London

In this July 25, 2011, file photo, Michael Phelps, foreground, and Ryan Lochte look at the scoreboard after their races in a heat of the men’s 200m Freestyle event at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China. Phelps and Lochte renew their rivalry at next week’s U.S. Olympic trials, where both swimmers are entered […]

Humble Rudisha ready to light up London track

David Rudisha, of Kenya, gestures after winning the men’s 800 meters at the Adidas Grand Prix track and field meet Saturday, June 9, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) By Ed Osmond LONDON, June 12 (Reuters) – David Rudisha will not try to steal Usain Bolt’s limelight at the London Olympics but the humble […]

Never a dull moment for swimmer Pellegrini

Italy’s Federica Pellegrini reacts after winning the women’s 200m freestyle final at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai in this July 27, 2011 file photo.(REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/Files ) By Mark Meadows LONDON, June 11 (Reuters) – Love triangles, panic attacks and gold medals – life is never dull for Italy’s best-known sportswoman Federica Pellegrini. The […]

Jamaican sprinter Blake aims to emulate Bolt

(L-R) Yohan Blake, Michael Frater and Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrate victory and a new world record in the men’s 4×100 meters relay final during day nine of 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Daegu Stadium on September 4, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, June […]

Robles out, Defar added to NY grand prix

Cuba’s Olympic hurdling champion Dayron Robles trains in Havana May 8, 2012. (REUTERS/Desmond Boylan) June 5 (Reuters) – The New York grand prix meeting on Saturday lost Olympic hurdling champion Dayron Robles to injury but added another former gold medalist when Meseret Defar, the 2004 5,000 meters winner, was added to the field on Tuesday. […]

Turkish delight could be an hors d’oeuvre to Olympic glory for Sanya Richards-Ross

Sanya Richards-Ross (USA) wins the women’s 400m in 49.39 at the 2012 Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field. (Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE) 400m runner’s indoor exploits suggests she’s on the right track By Phil Minshull, Special to Universal Sports Just over a week ago, Sanya Richards-Ross celebrated her 27th birthday by becoming the first woman […]

The spotlight is now shining on Soni

Rebecca Soni competes in the preliminaries of the women’s 200m breaststroke event during the USA Swimming Grand Prix Charlotte Ultra Swim at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, May 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Davis Turner) Breaststroke queen goes from Beijing underdog to London favorite By Phil Minshull, Special to Universal Sports Breaststroke exponent Rebecca […]

Bolt eyes 9.7s at 100m in Ostrava

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt poses for a picture with children in Ostrava May 23, 2012. Bolt will be competing in the 100 meters event at the IAAF World Challenge Ostrava Golden Spike meeting on Friday. (REUTERS/David W Cerny) PRAGUE, May 22 (Reuters) – Olympic champion Usain Bolt hopes to clock 9.7 seconds in the 100 […]

London receives flame in rainy Athens

Greek veteran weighlifter Piros Dimas (R) and Chinese gymnast Li Ning light a cauldron with the Olympic Flame inside the marble Panathenaic stadium in Athens, May 17, 2012. Greece formally hands over the Olympic flame to a London delegation led by Princess Anne and including David Beckham on Thursday at the Panathenaic stadium where the […]

Bolt speeds to year’s fastest 100m

By Kayon Rayor KINGSTON, May 5 (Reuters) – Jamaican Olympic champion Usain Bolt held his nerve after two false starts by competitors and powered to the year’s fastest 100 metres at the Jamaica International Invitational on Saturday. The 100 and 200 world record holder clocked a dazzling 9.82 seconds in his first individual race of […]

Bolt may face surprise challenge in 100m

Asafa Powell of Jamaica holds his Athlete of the Meet trophy at the US Open Track and Field meet at Madison Square Garden in New York, January 28, 2012. (REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine) By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, May 3 (Reuters) – Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt could have an unexpected challenger when the Jamaican world record holder […]

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London weather likely to deny Bolt 100 metres record

The sneakers of Jamaica’s Usain Bolt marked “4×100 Beijing” are placed on the ground after his team won the men’s 4x100m relay final at the “Bird’s Nest” National Stadium during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 22, 2008. Jamaica broke the men’s 4x100m relay world record in the Olympic final timing 37.10seconds. Bolt, Asafa […]

Final countdown starts to London Games

People pass by an artwork painted on a wall in East London depicting the Olympic rings which was created by a street art organisation called “The Toasters” April 18, 2012. The Toasters are releasing a limited edition screen print of the design to mark the 100 day point before the opening ceremony for the London […]

Bolt, Blake put on show of speed in Jamaica

Jamaican runners Usain Bolt (232) of the Racers Track Club races ahead of Asafa Powell (2nd R) of the MVP Track Club in the Men’s 4x100m relay at the Utech Classic in Kingston, April 14, 2012. Bolt finished first and Powell second. (REUTERS/Gilbert Bellamy) By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, April 14 (Reuters) – Jamaican triple Olympic […]

2009 IAAF World Championships, Berlin: Bolt Wins Gold x3

In the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Jamaica’s Usuain Bolt won gold medals in the 100m, the 200m and the 4x100m relay, and set new world records in two of the three.

2009 IAAF World Championships, Berlin: Bolt Wins Gold x3

In the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Jamaica’s Usuain Bolt won gold medals in the 100m, the 200m and the 4x100m relay, and set new world records in two of the three.

 
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