Athletics

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Botswana's Isaac Makwala was also withdrawn from Monday's 200m heats (Image credit: Getty Images)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 Botswana’s leading 400m contender Isaac Makwala has been withdrawn from Tuesday’s final after vomiting despite saying he was “ready to run”.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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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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