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Rio 2016 Olympics: Athletics

Athletics-Golden London run has triumphant Pearson eyeing Tokyo

Australia's Sally Pearson will reward herself with "volumes" of greasy food after winning her second 100 metres hurdles world championship but plans to keep herself in top shape in the long-term for a..
DNA

Losing my last races won't dent my legend status, says Bolt

losing my last races won't dent my legend status, says bolt
Emotional Usain Bolt insists failing to secure a fairytale ending to his glittering track career at the World Championships in London will not diminish his status as one of athletics' all-time..
City A.M.

Videos for Rio 2016 Olympics: Athletics

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Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt gave his final press conference as his successful career came to a close at the World Championships in London.
Source: PA - Press Association STUDIO -

News video: Emotional farewell as Usain Bolt closes World Athletics Championships in London

Emotional farewell as Usain Bolt closes World Athletics Championships in London 01:27

Although Usain Bolt’s final outing on track wasn’t quite the fairytale ending he or any of his millions of admirers had hoped for, the world’s fastest man was given a hero’s farewell at the..
Source: euronews (in English) -

News video: Isaac Makwala Makes Final After Strange Day

Isaac Makwala Makes Final After Strange Day 00:41

(CNN)Botswana's Isaac Makwala, the athlete who was barred from running at the IAAF World Championships on medical grounds after a norovirus outbreak, will run an individual time trial on Wednesday in a..
Source: Wochit News -

News video: Surprise winners in the rain at the World Athletics Championships

Surprise winners in the rain at the World Athletics Championships 01:12

He seemed more surprised than anyone! Karsten Warholm led from the start to win the 400 metres hurdles title in the pouring rain in London on Wednesday, becoming Norway’s first world track champion..
Source: Euronews English -

News video: Mo Farrah: From Refugee to Best UK Athlete

Mo Farrah: From Refugee to Best UK Athlete 01:33

He fled Somalia at the age of 8 because of the civil war. Mo Farrah arrived in the United Kingdom and made his way in athletics and has achieved important achievements for his new country in various..
Source: FYI News -

 

Athletics-U.S. reclaim 4x400m title, more injury woe for Jamaica

Olympic champions the United States reclaimed their women's 4x400m relay world title as Jamaica suffered more injury heartbreak in the final on Sunday.
DNA

Athletics-Barshim sails to dominant world high jump gold

The Qatari, the second-highest jumper in history after Cuba's world record holder Javier Sotomayor, has won silver and bronze at the last two Olympics and silver in the 2013 World Championships.
DNA

Athletics-Perkovic dominates discus to clinch second world title

Double Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic eased her way to a second world discus title after being the only athlete to throw over 70 metres at the World Championships on Sunday.
DNA

Athletics-Farah says British media trying to destroy his achievements

Britain's Olympic and world champion Mo Farah said the British media were trying to destroy his achievements and repeated that he was a clean athlete during an emotional outburst on Sunday.
DNA

World Athletics Championships: Davinder Singh Kang finishes a disappointing 12th in javelin final

Kang, the first Indian to qualify for a world championship final round in javelin throw, produced a below- par performance and could only muster a best throw of 80.02m in his third attempt at the..
DNA

Kang disappoints in javelin final, finishes 12th

Davinder Singh Kang failed to make his historic final-round appearance count, finishing a disappointing 12th in the mens javelin throw competition, as India continued their miserable show in the World..
Deccan Herald

Vetter wins world javelin

vetter wins world javelin
Germany's Johannes Vetter won the javelin at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday as his great rival and Olympic champion Thomas Rohler missed out on the podium.
SuperSport

Athletics-German Vetter wins javelin, Rohler misses out on medals

Germany's Johannes Vetter won the javelin at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday as his great rival and Olympic champion Thomas Rohler missed out on the podium.
DNA

Athletics-Olympic champions U.S. lead the way in women's 4x100m relay heats

The United States ate up the track to run a world leading time in the women's 4x100 metres relay heats at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday.
DNA

Athletics-Reese wins fourth long jump world title

American Brittney Reese claimed a fourth world long jump title on Friday while titleholder and Olympic champion Tianna Bartoletta had to be content with the bronze.
DNA

Athletics-Semenya strides smoothly into 800m final

Olympic champion Caster Semenya looked ominously comfortable in advancing to the women's 800 metres final at the World Athletics Championships on Friday but a host of challengers also looked impressive..
DNA

Athletics-Pearson fastest in 100m hurdles semis, holder goes out

Former Olympic 100 metres hurdles champion Sally Pearson qualified fastest for the World Championship final as defending champion Danielle Williams failed to progress on Friday.
DNA

Olympics-IOC snubs Infantino and Coe in new members list

The presidents of world football body FIFA and the international athletics federation (IAAF) have not been proposed for appointment to the International Olympic Committee when the IOC session votes in..
DNA

Grabarz makes the high jump final at Worlds

grabarz makes the high jump final at worlds
Olympic bronze medallist Robbie Grabarz is through to the high jump final at the World Athletics Championships in London.
BBC Sport

INTERVIEW-A year after Rio Olympics, refugee athletes ready to fight for medals

By Matthew Ponsford LONDON, Aug 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Distance runner Kadar Omar crossed the finish line of the men's 5,000 metre race at the World Athletics Championships in London this..
DNA

Athletics-Olympic champion Perkovic dominates discus qualifying

Double Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic looks set to land a second world title to go with her global collection as she dominated qualifying in the discus on Friday.
DNA

World Athletics Championships: Kori Carter earns shock 400m hurdles win from outside lane

All eyes had been on Carter`s U.S. team mate, Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad, who had been the strong favourite, but it was the former American champion in lane nine who maintained her form best..
Zee News

Athletics-Taylor leaps to third triple jump world title

Double Olympic champion Christian Taylor continued his dominance of the triple jump when he won his third world title on Thursday, once again beating fellow American Will Claye into second place.
DNA


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