Athletics

Gatlin storms to 100 metre win at Diamond League

Justin Gatlin

London, July 18 - American sprinter Justin Gatlin continued his brilliant run at Diamond League as he achieved his 23rd successive win after cruising to 100 metre race in 9.78 seconds in Monaco.

Gatlin, starting in lane number three, blasted out of the blocks and streaked ahead of the field reduced to seven after Trayvon Bromell was disqualified for a false start.

The American followed up his time of 9.75 in Lausanne with an equally impressive display ahead of next month's World Championships, the BBC reported.

Never underestimate Bolt, says Gatlin

Usain Bolt

Johannesburg, July 17 - American sprinter Justin Gatlin believes that Usain Bolt, who is currently suffering from a pelvic injury, should never be underestimated, even for the upcoming World Championships in next month.

The Jamaican would be making a comeback at the London Anniversary Games on July 24-25 while Gatlin will participate in Friday's race in Diamond League.

Gatlin, who is on a string of 26 unbeaten run from August 2013, said that the Olympian should not be ruled out, despite any talk about potential injury, Sport24 reported.

Gatlin runs past Powell, Gay in Diamond League

Gatlin runs past Powell, Gay in Diamond League

London, July 10 : American sprinter Justin Gatlin beats Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay as he ran the joint second-fastest time of 2015 in the 100m race in Diamond League in Lausanne.

Gatlin ran in 9.75 seconds, while Powell and Gay both took 9.92 seconds to complete the race.

Gatlin said that it was always good to face the best, adding that it was like a heavyweight boxing match, the BBC reported.

The 33-year-old, who has served two doping bans, had earlier opted to skip the 100m heat in view of automatic bye into World Championships.

Andy Vernon alleges Mo Farah of 'swearing' post Diamond League win

Mo Farah

London, July 10 - British sprinter Mo Farah, who won the 5,000m race on his track return, has been accused of 'swearing' by his rival Andy Vernon at the Diamond League in Lausanne.

Vernon has called Farah 'disgraceful' for snubbing and allegedly abusing him, the BBC has reported.

Farah was so ecstatic with the win that celebrated wildly, punching his chest and shouting with delight as he completed the race in 13 minutes and 11.77 seconds. Vernon finished 15th with a time of 13:47:97.

Mo Farah answers critics with 5,000m win in track return

Mo Farah

London, July 10 - British sprinter Mo Farah made an imperious return to the track by winning a 5000-metre race at the Diamond League in Lausanne, Switzerland.

This was his first race since the doping claims have been put on his coach Alberto Salazar.

The 32-year old athlete completed the race in 13 minutes and 11.77 seconds, and answered his critics in a befitting manner.

Ecstatic with the win, Mo Farah said that this was a way to answer some of the critics regarding his coach, who in his view was 100 percent clear, the BBC reported.

Farah to return to track action at Lausanne Diamond League

Mo Farah

London, July 09 - Double Olympic and World Champion Mo Farah will return to track on Thursday for the first time since doping allegations against his coach Alberto Salazar.

The 32-year-old athlete will square-off against his British team mate Andy Vernon in the Diamond League 5,000m in Lausanne, the BBC reported.

Farah had earlier said that he had never taken performance-enhancing drugs in his life, insisting that he would never resort to any such things.

Gatlin cruises to 200m win at US championships

Justin Gatlin

London, June 29 - Justin Gatlin continued his blistering pace of the season as he became the fifth-fastest 200m sprinter in history by winning the final at the American Athletics Championships.

The American clocked 19.57 seconds to finish ahead of Isiah Young and Wallace Spearmon and consequently sets up a thrilling showdown with Usain Bolt in both 100m and 200m at the World Championships in Beijing in late August, the BBC reported.

The 33-year-old, who has served two doping bans, had earlier opted to skip the 100m heat in view of automatic bye into World Championships.

Jessica Ennis-Hill's coach blasts Mo Farah for missing drug tests

Mo Farah

London, June 19 - Jessica Ennis-Hill's top Olympic coach Toni Minichiello has blasted Mo Farah for missing drugs tests prior to the 2012 London Olympics.

According to a newspaper report, Farah missed the first doping test in early 2010, months before he joined Alberto Salazar's Nike Oregon Project and the second one came at his home in February 2011, when he claimed not to have heard the doorbell.

Toni Minichiello, who trained heptathlon champion Ennis-Hill, said that it was part of the job as a professional athlete.

Mo Farah missed doping test before London Olympics, claims report

Mo Farah

London, June 18 - British Olympic winner Mo Farah is reportedly supposed to have missed two drug tests before he went on to become a double gold medallist at the 2012 London Olympics.

According to a newspaper report, Farah missed the first doping test in early 2010, months before he joined Alberto Salazar's Nike Oregon Project and the second one came at his home in February 2011, when he claimed not to have heard the doorbell, the BBC reported.

Farah's gold medals in the 5,000 metre and 10,000 metre at London 2012 were among the top moments of the Games.

Ex-US athlete Rohatinsky backs doping claims against Salazar

Josh Rohatinsky

London, June 15 - Josh Rohatinsky, a former runner, who trained under Alberto Salazar, has backed the "full extent" of doping allegations made by the BBC against his ex-coach.

A BBC investigation alleged that Salazar, who was hired as Mo Farah's coach in 2011, doped United States 10,000 metre record holder Galen Rupp in 2002, when the athlete was 16-years-old, after which Farah had decided to pull out of the Diamond League race in Birmingham.



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