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Liu Xiang: China’s former Olympic 110m hurdles champion retires

Liu Xiang (Image credit: Getty Images)

China’s Olympic gold medal-winning hurdler Liu Xiang, one of the country’s biggest sports stars, has retired. The 31-year-old won the country’s first Olympic men’s athletics gold in the 110m hurdles in Athens in 2004 and added a world title in 2007. He also held the world record in 2006 with a time of 12.88 seconds. “I’m retiring. I want to ...

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Usain Bolt ready for World Championships titles defence

Usain Bolt in training (Image credit: Usain Bolt)

Multiple Olympic champion Usain Bolt has made “significant strides” as he bids to defend his world titles this season, and is unconcerned about the challenge of sprinter Justin Gatlin. American Gatlin dominated last year’s Diamond League, running 9.77 seconds and 19.68 secs in the 100m and 200m. Coach Glen Mills said Bolt had stepped up his preparations since running 46.37 ...

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Latest GAA Rankings: Early outdoor rankings–as of March 21st

Gemma Acheampong (second from left) and Janet Amponsah (extreme right) all feature in in the latest GAA rankings

What we have is a boat load of early outdoor performances, including the long awaited responses from Ghana-based athletes to an entire indoor season from their foreign-based compatriots. Very notable of the Ghana-based performances are Richard Seklorwu (long jump), Osei Kofi (100m & 200m), Sakat Lariba (1500m) and Elizabeth Azuure (3000m). This week, the foreign-based athletes opened their outdoor campaigns ...

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Jessica Ennis-Hill announces return at Great City Games

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Jessica Ennis-Hill is to return to action for the first time in almost two years since giving birth to son Reggie. The London Olympic heptathlon champion, 29, will compete in the 100m hurdles at the Great CityGames. Katarina Johnson-Thompson, 22, will also feature in the street event held on Manchester’s Deansgate on 9 May. Ennis-Hill said: “I’m really looking forward ...

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Bissah turned down athletics scholarship- GAA

President Mahama with Martha Bissah at the Flagstaff House

Citi Sports has gathered that Ghanaian athlete Martha Bissah refused a scholarship offered by the Ghana Athletics Association in 2014 to go to the United States to study and developed her sporting abilities. According to the Ghana Athletics Association, Bissah was due to leave Ghana earlier this year but the process to get her to the US was not completed ...

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Oscar Pistorius case: Judge’s appeal ruling challenged

Oscar Pistorius

Lawyers for jailed South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius have launched a legal bid to prevent prosecutors from appealing against his acquittal on murder charges. Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled in December that prosecutors could appeal against the acquittal. She had sentenced Pistorius to five years in prison for the lesser charge of culpable homicide, or manslaughter. Pistorius shot dead his ...

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Janet Amponsah obliterates national 200m indoor record

Janet Amponsah

Ghana sprinter Janet Amponsah chalked another milestone after breaking the national 200m indoor national record with a 23.67 clocking at the University of New Mexico Collegiate Classic on Saturday. The African 4x100m relay bronze medalist’s new record surpasses her own previous national 200m indoor mark of 23.81secs set on March 7, 2014. Her time is also faster than Vida Nsiah’s ...

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Athletics: Alex Amankwah posts world leading time

Alex Amankwah ( in blue running slacks)

Ghanaian 800m runner Alex Amankwah smashed Kennedy Osei’s 20 year old national 800m indoor record after running a World Leading 1:46.86 on Saturday 24th January at the Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational in Nashville, Tennessee. The previous national indoor best had been 1:47.24, set by Kennedy Osei at a meet in Birmingham, United Kingdom on 25th February, 1995. The University of Alabama ...

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Flings Owusu-Agyapong wins 60m race in 2015 world leading time

Flings Owusu-Agyapong

African 4x100m bronze medalist Flings Owusu-Agyapong ran the fastest 60m time in the world at the Gotham Cup in New York last Friday, 16th January. Her performance also equaled Vida Anim’s national record for the distance. Flings, 26, opened her season in grand style crossing the finish line in a sizzling personal best of 7.18 ahead of Ashley Kelly 7.55(SB) ...

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