Athletics

“Preps for World Championships were tough”- Nadia Eke

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Ghana’s triple jump queen Nadia Eke has revealed how difficult her preparations were leading to the just ended IAAF World Athletics Championships in London. The defending African champion failed to progress from the qualification round at the World Championships, finishing 23rd with a distance of 13.56m in what was one of her worst performances this year. The 24-year old US ...

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HFC Bank present items to GES ahead of National Youth Sports Festival

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This year’s National Youth Festival which will see top talent from around the country compete in various disciplines has received a huge boost following the decision of HFC Bank, to support the competition with kits and trophies. The Bank reached an agreement with the Ghana Education Service (GES) last year to support the festival for the next three years. The ...

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Bolt injured in last race as Great Britain take 4×100 gold

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Great Britain’s men claimed a stunning 4x100m relay gold at the World Championships as Usain Bolt pulled up injured in his final race. On a febrile night of track and field, Mo Farah’s own finale ended with 5,000m silver as he was beaten in a global final for the first time in six years. But with the young GB women’s sprint quartet ...

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Bolt and Gatlin to face off as Jamaica, USA reach 4x100m final

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Seven days after the deflating experience of a surprise defeat in his final individual race, the fastest man in history was back on the track in the London Stadium in the day nine morning session at these 2017 IAAF World Championships – in buoyant mood and back in winning form. Three-quarters of the way through heat two in the men’s ...

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Favourites into 4x100m final as Ghana limps out

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There are usually casualties in the sprint relay heats at the IAAF World Championships and London 2017 was no different in that regard, with the Bahamas quartet failing to finish the second of two races after a poor second change. But the likely gold medal contenders, the USA, Great Britain, Germany and Jamaica all progressed in untroubled fashion to set ...

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World Championships: Isaac Makwala and Wayde van Niekerk in 200m final

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Botswana’s Isaac Makwala joined South African favourite Wayde van Niekerk in the World Championships 200m final – having earlier qualified for the semis with a solo run at London Stadium. Makwala missed Monday’s heats while barred from competing as officials dealt with a norovirus outbreak. He came out of quarantine at 14:00 BST on Wednesday and ran a time of 20.20 ...

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World Championships: Wayde van Niekerk storms to 400m gold in London

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Wayde van Niekerk stormed to the first part of his golden double as he retained his world 400m title with a dominant display. With one of his main rivals Isaac Makwala absent after being excluded controversially on medical grounds, Olympic champion and world record holder Van Niekerk left the rest of the field in his wake, underlining his status as the sport’s ...

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World Championships: Norovirus outbreak at official team hotel

Botswana's Isaac Makwala was also withdrawn from Monday's 200m heats (Image credit: Getty Images)

Athletes staying at one of the team hotels for the World Championships in London have fallen victim to a suspected outbreak of norovirus. Public Health England says 30 athletes and support staff have been affected, with two cases confirmed as the bug. Botswana’s leading 400m contender Isaac Makwala has been withdrawn from Tuesday’s final after vomiting despite saying he was “ready to run”. ...

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