Athletics

Athlete loses gold for removing shirt at European Championships

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France’s Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad has been stripped of his 3,000m steeplechase gold medal at the European Championships for taking his shirt off on the home straight. Mekhissi-Benabbad put his top in his mouth after pulling clear of the field. Initially he appeared to be shown a yellow card by an official but was subsequently disqualified. Frenchman Yoann Kowal now wins gold, ...

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Dadzie wins heptathlon silver medal at African Champs

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Elizabeth Dadzie confirmed her status as heir to Ghana Heptathlon Queen, Margaret Simpson, after winning a silver medal in the heptathlon at the 19th African Athletics Championship in Marrakech, Morocco. The Iowa Central College student garnered 5826 points to take second place behind Burkina Faso’s Martha Koale. Dadzie’s achievement is remarkable considering she is making her debut on the seniors ...

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Marrakech 2014: Elizabeth Dadzie succeeds Margaret Simpson with heptathlon silver at African Athletics Championships

Elizabeth Dadzie

Multi talented athlete Elizabeth Dadzie has succeeded Margaret Simpson as Ghana’s heptathlon Queen after winning a silver medal with a personal best of 5286pts at the 19th African Athletics Championship in Marrakech, Morocco. The Iowa Central College (USA) student, who only started the combined events in January, came second with 5286pts (PB) after winning the 800m final which was the ...

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Dasaolu wins 100m gold at European Championships

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James Dasaolu capped a brilliant night for British athletics as he won European 100m gold to finally convert his rich talent into a major medal. Dasaolu’s long-awaited breakthrough came after golds for Mo Farah and sprint hurdler Tiffany Porter, with a silver for Andy Vernon behind Farah and bronzes for Harry Aikines-Aryeetey and Ashleigh Nelson. And none will celebrate with ...

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Ghana 4x100m team sets new national record at African Champs

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Ghana’s 4x100m relay team ran the fastest time by a Ghanaian team at an African Athletics Championship since 1998 after winning a silver medal in a time of 39.28s at the ongoing Confederation of African Athletics Championships in Marrakech, Morocco on Tuesday. The relatively inexperienced team, which was made up of three debutants, including a 400m runner, gave Nigeria a ...

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Marrakech 2014: Ghana’s men’s 4x100m relay team grabs silver

Ghana's men's 4x100m team (from left- Timothy Abeyie, Emmanuel Dasor, Solomon Afful and Daniel Gyasi

Ghana’s 4x100m relay team ran the fastest ever time by a Ghanaian team in the history of the African Athletics Championship after winning a silver medal in a time of 39.28s at the ongoing Confederation of African Athletics Championship in Marrakech, Morocco on Tuesday. The relatively inexperienced team, which was made up of three debutants, including a 400m runner, gave ...

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Redemption for Makwala at African Championships

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African 400m record-holder Isaac Makwala went to the recent Commonwealth Games as one of Botswana’s best hopes for a medal, but missed out on making the final by 0.02. On Tuesday (12), the third day of action at the African Championships in Marrakech, however, he made no such mistakes. Makwala was fastest in the heats and semi-finals and duly led ...

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More gold medals and records for Okagbare at African Champs

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Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare, fresh from winning the Commonwealth Games sprint double just two weeks ago, showed no signs of tiredness as, just like in Glasgow, she won the 100m in a championship record. This time, not only did she face double world silver medallist Murielle Ahoure, but she also had to contest with a stiff -1.4m/s headwind. She dealt with ...

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Mo Farah was airlifted to hospital after collapse

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Mo Farah has revealed he had to be airlifted to hospital after collapsing following a training run. The Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m champion, who competes at this week’s European Championships in Zurich, says the incident forced him to miss the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. “I had a tooth taken out and it got infected. I went for a run, came ...

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