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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins outdoors 60m in Jamaica

25 January 2014
Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the 60m dash (outdoor) at The Queen’s/Grace Jackson Meet – a local meet held on Saturday to open her season.
Fraser-Pryce, who said she plans to run at the upcoming IAAF World Indoor Championships, clocked 7.11 seconds (+0.4m/s) to take the win.
The Jamaican, who holds a personal indoor best of 7.04secs in the event, set in Stockholm, last February, wanted to see how well her training was going in preparation for the Worlds, which will be held in Sopot Poland, from March 7-9. Read More

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Bolt, Felix are Male and Female World Athletes of the Year

24 November 2012
Barcelona, Spain - Usain Bolt (JAM) and Allyson Felix (USA) were today named the Male and Female World Athletes of the Year for 2012.
Bolt, who won the award for the fourth time, and Felix, a first-time winner, received their trophies and US$100,000 prize at the Athletes of the YearAwards Ceremony this afternoon in the Grand Ballroom of the Pullman Skipper Hotel, ahead of this evening’s IAAF Centenary Gala Show in the MNAC Museum.
The awards were hosted by International Athletic Foundation (IAF) Honorary President HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and IAF & IAAF President Lamine Diack, who presented the trophies to the Female and Male winners respectively. Read More

Aries Merritt sets world record in Brussels

20 September 2012
Olympic champion Aries Merritt of USA blasted to World record in the 110m Hurdles at the Memorial van Damme in Brussels, the final leg of the 2012 Samsung Diamond League series on Friday.
After showing promises all season, Merritt rocketed from the gun and put down a brilliant display on his way to shattering the old mark with a stunning 12.80 seconds performance.
Merritt’s eye-popping performance lowered the old mark by 0.07 seconds, which was a 12.87, set by Cuba’s Dayron Robles in Ostrava in 2008. Read More

Great Britain selects Chambers for Berlin sprint double

29 July 2009
Dwain Chambers has been named in a 60-member Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for next month’s IAAF World Championships in Berlin. Chambers has been selected to race in both 100m and 200m dash, despite pulling out of the half-lap at the UK trials. UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee said the sprinter has more than enough qualifying times in both events and should be given his chance to compete. Read More

Agent says Powell was tired at Crystal Palace

28 July 2009
The poor performance of Asafa Powell at the Aviva London Grand Prix last Friday, where he finished the 100 metres in a very disappointing sixth place was a result of tiredness, his agent Paul Doyle said on Monday. The former world record holder clocked 10.26 seconds to finish behind fellow Jamaican countryman and current world record holder Usain Bolt, and the weak outing has been blamed on the preparation before the race. Read More

Tyson Gay hails Bolt contributions to track and field

27 July 2009
Reigning World short sprint double champion Tyson Gay believes Usain Bolt is exactly the kind of individual track and field has been missing for many years. The American said Bolt, the Olympic champion and world record holder in both the 100 and 200 metres, brings the sort of excitement and sportsmanship to the sport that is impossible to make it boring. "I feel really good the way he is transcending the sport," Gay said of his Jamaican sprint counterpart. "He is making the sport less boring because he is so exciting. Read More

Indian officials confident Bolt will be at Commonwealth Games

27 July 2009
 Indian athletics officials are confident the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, will be part of the Jamaican team for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Bolt was the hot favourite to win the men’s 200 metres at the last Games in Melbourne, Australia in 2006, but was forced to skip the meeting because of an injury. In the eyes of many, the Commonwealth Games are not of high class, with one coach reportedly saying the Games "are more like Community Games." Read More

Darren Campbell believes Gay will beat Bolt if he runs just the 200m

26 July 2009
Former Great Britain sprinter Darren Campbell believes Tyson Gay will beat Usain Bolt at the World Championships in Berlin, if the American runs just the 200 metres. Speaking to BBC Five Live on Saturday, Campbell said Bolt is definitely the man to beat in the 100m, but feels Gay, who is confident he can defend his titles in Berlin, will be a bag of problems over the half-lap. "I predict Bolt wins the 100m in the low 9.7s ahead of Gay," the former Olympic 200m medallist said. Read More

Tyson Gay runs 20.00 to win 200m at Crystal Palace, but injured

25 July 2009
American triple world champion Tyson Gay showed no signs of his groin injury when winning the men’s 200 metres in 20.01 seconds (+0.4m/s) at the London Grand Prix on Saturday, but admits afterwards that he is feeling some discomfort. Gay, in his familiar style blasted off the curve and pulled away from the trailing pack to win very comfortable. He, however, revealed that the groin injury is back. "The race went ok, but I got a slight injury (to my groin)," he said. Read More

Tyson Gay injured again

25 July 2009
American sprint champion Tyson Gay has revealed that he is now carrying an injury, following his 200 metres victory at the London Grand Prix on Saturday. Gay bolted home to 20.00seconds to win the half-lap comfortably, but admits after the race that he is again being bothered by a groin injury. Read More

Campbell-Brown wins 200m in Barcelona

25 July 2009
Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown shrugged off a slight headwind to win the women’s 200m dash at the 15th ‘Mi'ting Internacional d?Atletisme Ciutat de Barcelona’ in Barcelona on Saturday. The Jamaican clocked 22.37seconds in a -0.6m/s headwind to finish ahead of compatriot Simone Facey, who ran 22.87 for second place with American Ebony Floyd taking third with 22.97. Campbell-Brown, who is currently preparing for the defense of her 100m title at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany in August, was running her fastest time of the year. Read More

5 Jamaicans fail doping tests

24 July 2009
Five members of the Jamaican team for next month's world athletics championships have been recalled home after testing positive for a banned substance, a Jamaican anti-doping official said on Friday. Read More

Bolt runs easy 9.91 to win at Crystal Palace; Isinbayeva beaten

24 July 2009
World record holder Usain Bolt was on fire again in London after waving bye-bye to his rivals to win the men’s 100-metres at the Aviva London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace. Bolt clocked an easy 9.91 seconds in a -1.7m/s headwind, while breaking down at the 60m mark to defeat a very strong field that included Asafa Powell, who faded to sixth. A slow start did not bother Bolt, as once again he was spectacular over the straightaway dash. The Jamaican forged ahead of the field midway through the race and then eased down, looked around, and still finished some three-metres ahead of everyone else. Read More

Powell, Bolt saddened by Jamaican positive test reports

24 July 2009
Jamaican sprint aces Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell believes the news that five Jamaican athletes have been tested positive is a big blow to the sport and indeed to the nation. No names have yet been listed, but the two were not concerned about it, as they are confident it is not them. All the reports from the local media suggested that the top elite sprinters were not among those in questioned. Read More

Bolt says 9.54 possible in 100m

21 July 2009
Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt predicted on Tuesday he could reduce his own world 100 meters record to 9.54 seconds when the right opportunity comes. Bolt clocked 9.69 seconds in last year's Beijing Olympic final despite celebrating his victory before he had crossed the finish line. The 22-year-old Jamaican, who will race against compatriot Asafa Powell over 100 meters at the London grand prix on Friday, told a news conference his coach Glen Mills had told him he could run the 100 in 9.54. "If the coach says so, he's always right," Bolt said, Read More

Lolo Jones blasts to 12.47 world leading 100m hurdles time in Greece

21 July 2009
World Indoor champion Lolo Jones, who missed out at winning a place on the American World Championships team in Berlin next month, blasted to a world-leading 12.47seconds to win the women’s 100m Hurdles at the 25th Vardinoyiannia athletics meeting in Rethymno on Monday. Jones’ time improved the previous 2009 world best performance of 12.52secs, achieved by Canadian Olympic bronze medallist Priscilla Lopes-Schliep. However, she just missed the 12.43secs personal best, clocked in Beijing last summer. Read More

Bolt says his 9.79sec was done with 85% sharpness

19 July 2009
Jamaica’s sprint marvel Usain Bolt says in spite of the flourish of success thus far this season, he is still 15-percent shy of  full capacity. Bolt, who seems to invite appalling conditions everything he announces his intentions to land a fast time on the circuit, again beat the rain, the cold and wind to send another warning to his rivals on the back of a start he would rather forget in a blink. Following Thursday’s pre-meeting training session, which was ideal for sprinting, a confident Bolt promised “something special” on Friday evening’s Meeting Areva fourth A*F Golden League 2009 meeting in France. Read More

Bolt wins 100m in 9.79 in Paris

17 July 2009
World record-holder Usain Bolt comfortably won the 100 meters at the Areva Meeting on Friday, just missing Tyson Gay’s season-best time as he gears up for next month’s world championships in Berlin. Read More

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