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Janet Amponsah joyous over place in World Championships


Ghana’s Janet Amponsah says she is is excited at the chance to compete at the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London 2017. She will be running in the women’s 200m event after she made the qualifying time of 23.10 seconds in the United States last weekend. Her time was the exact mark stated in the IAAF’s qualification standards for ...

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Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin in World Championships 200m final

Double winner: Usain Bolt

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt beat Justin Gatlin to win the 200m and complete the sprint double at the World Championships in Beijing. Defending champion Bolt, 29, won in 19.55 seconds, with American Gatlin taking silver in 19.74 in a repeat of Sunday’s 100m final. “Bolt came here and delivered when he’s not had the best of seasons,” ex-world champion Michael Johnson ...

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World Championships: Usain Bolt & Justin Gatlin reach 200m final


The Usain Bolt v Justin Gatlin re-match is on after both men dominated their semi-finals to charge into Thursday’s 200m final. Bolt, looking to retain his other individual sprint title after that extraordinary 100m victory here in the Bird’s Nest, looked to be saving his strength for the next showdown as he eased off in 19.95 seconds. Gatlin, comfortably the ...

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World Championships 2015: Mo Farah through to 5,000m final


Britain’s Mo Farah was almost pushed over on the final bend of his 5,000m heat but qualified for Saturday’s World Championships final in Beijing. Farah, who claimed his sixth successive global title when he won 10,000m gold at the weekend, recovered to finish second in 13 minutes 19.44 seconds. The defending champion, 32, was touched on the back by Canada’s ...

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IAAF World Championships 2015: Africans in line for medals on Tuesday

Genzebe Dibaba

African athletes will hope to pick up medals on Tuesday’s session in the World Athletics Championships 2015 in Beijing. They will be competing in the finals of the men’s 800m, women’s 1500m, men’s 400m hurdles and the heats of the men’s 200m. Kenya’s David Rudisha, Ferguson Rotich, and Alfred Kipketer will be in the final which starts at 12:55 pm GMT. ...

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World Championships 2015: Fraser-Pryce retains 100m title

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

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


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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Jessica Ennis-Hill wins World Championships heptathlon gold


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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Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt into World Championship 100m semis

Bolt and Gatlin speaking after the heats (Image credit: Getty Images)

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


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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