Athletics

World Championships 2015: Fraser-Pryce retains 100m title

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Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce narrowly held off Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands to retain her 100m world title in Beijing. Fraser-Pryce, 28, started strongly but was almost caught by Schippers on the line as she crossed in 10.76 seconds. It was a sixth career gold at the World Championships for Fraser-Pryce, who won the 100m and 200m double in 2013. Schippers, ...

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Martha’s AAG inclusion is a reward – Sports Minister

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An executive committee member of the Ghana Athletics Association Dr Mark Dzradosi has disclosed that the State’s sense of indebtedness to Martha Bissah is the reason behind the Sport’s Minister, Ahmed Mustapha’s decision to unilaterally pick the 800m sprinter for the All African Games regardless of her inability to make the required time of 2m 04s. The decision to elect ...

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World Championships 2015: Bolt triumphs in his ‘hardest race’

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Usain Bolt has described his World Championships 100m final victory over Justin Gatlin as the “hardest race” of his career. The Jamaican, 29, lived up to his billing as the saviour of athletics as he held off the challenge of the two-time drug cheat to win in 9.79 seconds. Pre-race favourite Gatlin had to settle for silver in Beijing. “Coming ...

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Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin to win world 100m title

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Usain Bolt beat Justin Gatlin by one hundredth of a second to retain the 100m title at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing. Bolt had stumbled out of the blocks in winning his semi-final but found a season’s best run of 9.79 seconds to win the title for the third time. Gatlin, 33, had been unbeaten in 28 races and ...

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Jessica Ennis-Hill wins World Championships heptathlon gold

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Britain’s Jessica Ennis-Hill completed a superb performance to win the heptathlon title at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing. Olympic champion Ennis-Hill, 29, has competed sparingly since winning in London in 2012 because of injury and the birth of her first child. But she steadily built a near-unassailable lead over the first six events and then stormed through to win ...

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Sports Minister selects Martha Bissah for All Africa Games

Mr. Selector: Sports Minister, Dr. Mustapha Ahmed

In what can best be described as a direct interference in the affairs of the Ghana Athletics Association, the Minister of Youth and Sports Dr. Mustapha Ahmed has single handedly selected 800m runner Martha Bissah to participate in the upcoming All Africa Games in Congo-Brazzaville despite not meeting the qualification standard. Bissah has been registered by Ghana for the Games ...

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Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt into World Championship 100m semis

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Controversial American sprinter Justin Gatlin underlined his status as 100m gold medal favourite at the World Championships with the fastest time in the first round. Gatlin, who has twice served doping suspensions, clocked 9.83 seconds in the sixth heat, albeit with the assistance of a 2.1m/s tailwind. Reigning world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt won the seventh heat in 9.96 ...

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Mo Farah wins 10,000m World Championships gold

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Mo Farah made it six global distance titles in a row as he retained his 10,000m crown despite a last-lap stumble to win Britain’s first gold of the 2015 World Championships. Seven years ago in this stadium in Beijing, Farah crashed out of the Olympics after failing to qualify from the heats of the 5,000m. But the 32-year-old Olympic champion ...

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Alex Amankwah, Janet Amponsah to Miss World Championships Due to Visa Problems

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Beijing, China- Due to difficulties getting a Chinese visa for Alex Amankwah and Janet Amponsah, they will not participate in the upcoming World Championships in Beijing, China. Amponsah and Amankwah, both new national record holders, sent their visa applications to the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC. Their applications were sent off after receiving an official invitation letter from the Local ...

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