Athletics

Usain Bolt wins 100 metres race on Copacabana Beach

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Usain Bolt predictably proved the star attraction as he won the “Mano a Mano” 100 metres race on Copacabana Beach on Sunday. The Olympic sprint superstar has had an injury-ravaged season – with his fitness problems leading him to ditch the individual races at the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, where he anchored the Jamaican 4x100m relay team to gold. ...

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Team Ghana repeats 2006 medal haul at the 2014 African Athletics Championship

Atsu Nyamadi, one of Ghana's medallists at the Marrakech Games

Team Ghana recorded its highest haul of medals at the African Athletics Championship since 2006 after winning six medals at the just ended 19th African Athletics Championship in Marrakech, Morocco. The team managed to repeat the good performances from the edition held in Mauritius and get medals in Decathlon (1 bronze), Women’s 4x100m relay (1 bronze), Men’s 4x100m relay (Silver), Women’s Javelin throw ...

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Marrakech 2014: Mary Zuta Nartey wins silver medal, qualifies for IAAF World Cup

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Reigning Sea and Shore National Athletics Circuit javelin champion Mary Zuta Nartey has said her inability to win medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2012 African Championship fuelled her drive to win a silver medal at the just ended 19th African Athletics Championship in Marrakech, Morocco. Having placed fourth in the javelin throw at the 2012 African Athletics Championship ...

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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

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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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