Athletics

Rio 2016 Olympics: Emmanuel Dasor 6th in 200m heat

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Emmanuel Dasor finished 6th in the second heat of the men’s 200m event in the ongoing Rio Olympic Games. Dasor started in lane 2 but he failed to make the semi-finals in a time of 20.65 seconds which was slower than the 20.49 he made to qualify for the Games. He was ranked 49th in the event. The heat was ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: David Rudisha retains 800m crown

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David Rudisha retained his Olympic 800m title with an imperious performance. The 27-year-old Kenyan showed his experience to keep his composure after compatriot Alfred Kipketer sprinted clear on the first lap of the race. Rudisha hit the front with about 300m to go as Kipketer started to fade and never looked troubled as he won in one minute 42.15 seconds. ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Shaunae Miller wins 400m gold in thrilling finish

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Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas won a dramatic gold medal in the women’s 400m final at the 2016 Rio Olympics. In a thrilling finish Miller stumbled across the line as she edged out American world champion Allyson Felix to win in 49.44 seconds. Felix, a four-time Olympic gold medallist, took silver in 49.51 seconds with Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson third. Great ...

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Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Janet Amponsah comes 6th in 200m heats

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Ghana’s Janet Amponsah finished 6th in heat 4 of the women’s 200m event in the ongoing Rio Olympic Games. Amponsah was in the heat with Cote d’Ivoire’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou and new women’s 100m champion Elaine Thompson and those two topped the race. Ta Lou came first in a time of 22.31 seconds while Thompson was second with 22.63 seconds. The ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second

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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles by beating American Justin Gatlin to gold at Rio 2016. Bolt, 29, ran 9.81 seconds in his final Olympics to replicate his success at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Gatlin, twice banned for doping offences, finished 0.08 seconds behind Bolt to take silver. “Somebody said I can ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Mo Farah makes history by winning 10,000m gold

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Mo Farah became the first British track and field athlete to win three Olympic gold medals as he retained his 10,000m title with a thrilling victory in Rio. The 33-year-old overcame a mid-race fall and powered clear of the field in the final 100m to win in 27 minutes five seconds. Kenya’s Paul Tanui took silver, with Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Elaine Thompson wins 100m gold, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce third

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Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson won the women’s 100m at the Rio Olympics as two-time champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce had to settle for bronze. Thompson, 24, took the title in a time of 10.71 seconds, just 0.01 seconds outside her personal best. Compatriot Fraser-Pryce, 29, who was attempting to become the first woman to win three successive golds in the event, finished third ...

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