Athletics

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

Usain Bolt wins 100m gold to complete first part of 'triple-triple' attempt (Image credit: rio2016.com)

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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Rio Olympics 2016: Alex Amankwah finishes 7th in 800m heats

Alex Amankwah in action during the heats

Ghana’s Alex Amankwah could not progress to the latter stages of the men’s 800m event after he finished 7th in the heats. Amankwah, whose heat was the 6th, started the race well and was fourth at a point in the race but he could not put together a good finish. He fell behind and eventually finished last after Abdelati El ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Kenyan coach John Anzrah sent home after posing as athlete

Kenya coach John Anzrah was allegedly carrying 800m runner Ferguson Rotich's (above) accreditation (Image credit: Getty Images)

A Kenyan athletics coach has been sent home from Rio after posing as an athlete and giving a urine sample. Kenya said sprint coach John Anzrah “presented himself” as 800m medal hope Ferguson Rotich and “even signed the documents” for the doping test. “We cannot tolerate such behaviour,” said Kip Keino, chairman of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya. Rotich, ...

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“Success, not per diem, is our focus in Rio”- John Ampomah

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Ghanaian javelin thrower and captain of team Ghana at the Rio Games, John Ampomah, has said that his and his team-mates are not focused on money but rather on doing well in their respective events. His comments follow certain media reports that the athletes are complaining of the non-payment of their per diems since their arrival in Rio. Ampomah says ...

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Usain Bolt: I’ll win all three gold medals at Rio 2016

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Usain Bolt, the most decorated sprinter of all time, is oozing with confidence as he edges closer to realizing his “Triple-Triple” gold medal dream at the Olympic Games in Rio. Speaking exclusively to CNN’s Amanda Davies, the world’s fastest man, who turns 30 on August 21 — the final day of the Olympics — is certain he’ll finish in top ...

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