Athletics

IAAF World Championships Day 4 Wrap: Kipyegon triumphs in dramatic 1500m

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Faith Kipyegon’s triumph in a dramatic women’s 1500m final capped a thrilling fourth day of action at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 on Monday (7), which included gold-medal winning performances by Omar McLeod, Yulimar Rojas and Anita Wlodarczyk. OLYMPIC 1500M CHAMPION KIPYEGON ADDS WORLD TITLE AS MUIR MISSES OUT AGAIN Kenya’s Kipyegon was left thrashing about on the track like a ...

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World Championships 2017: Booing Justin Gatlin ‘disrespectful’ says sprinter’s father

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The father of world 100m champion Justin Gatlin says the booing of his son is “disrespectful to the sport”. American Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, was booed before and after Saturday’s World Championship final at London Stadium, and when he was presented with his medal. “He served his ban and he worked his heart out doing what he could,” said Willie ...

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Dasor, Eke fail to progress at World Athletics Championships

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Ghana’s Emmanuel Dasor and Nadia Eke’s first taste of the World Championships did not go too well as they could not progress in their respective events. Nadia Eke came 23rd in qualifying for the finals of the women’s triple jump slated for Monday. The defending African champion recorded a distance 13.54 meters which was below the qualifying mark of 14.20 ...

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Nadia Eke keeping her cool ahead of IAAF World Championships

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Ghana’s triple jump queen Nadia Eke says she is unfazed by the pressure of competing at the 2017 IAAF World Championship which begins on August 4. The 24 year-old, who became African Champion in 2016, will be making her debut at the world stage after showing brilliant form throughout the 2017 season. Nadia disclosed in an exclusive interview with Citi ...

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De Grasse out of the World Championships with injury

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(Reuters) – Andre de Grasse, the triple Olympic sprint medalist, has pulled out of the World Athletics Championships in London with injury, boosting Usain Bolt’s chances of a golden swansong. The Canadian was expected to be Bolt’s main rival for his 100 meters crown in the Jamaican’s farewell championship but he suffered a hamstring strain in training on Monday and ...

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Olympic Games: Los Angeles agrees to host in 2028

Legendary sprinter Carl Lewis (second left) won four gold medals when the Olympics were held in Los Angeles in 1984 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Los Angeles has officially declared its candidature to host the 2028 Olympic Games, leaving Paris to stage the 2024 edition. In June, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to name hosts for successive Games – with just Paris and Los Angeles bidding – but it was unclear which would host in which year. Both had wanted to host the 2024 ...

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World Athletics Championships 2017: David Rudisha out with injury

Rudisha set an 800m world record of one minute 40.91 seconds at the 2012 London Olympics (Image credit: Getty Images)

Defending champion and 800m world record holder David Rudisha has pulled out of next month’s World Athletics Championships with a quad muscle strain. The 28-year-old Kenyan said on Twitter it was “sad and disappointing” to miss out on the event, which runs from 4 to 13 August in London. He is only person to ever run under one minute 41 ...

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Russia enters 19 exempt athletes for worlds despite doping ban

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Russia plans to send 19 athletes to the track and field world championships in London next week despite its suspension from international competition for widespread doping. The 19, including three former world champions, have been given exemptions from Russia’s suspension after the IAAF reviewed their history of drug testing. Maria Lasitskene is the overwhelming favorite to retain her high jump ...

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