Athletics

Gatlin beats Bolt's Rome record

Justin Gatlin

London, June 5 - Justin Gatlin snatched the track record set by rival Usain Bolt, as he achieved victory in the men's 100 meters in Rome diamond League.

The Olympic gold medalist, who served a two doping bans including a four-year suspension from 2006 to 2010, completed the race in 9.75 seconds, the seventh-fastest time in history - outclassing Bolt's 9.76 set in 2012.

Jubilant with the victory, Gatlin said that the key to keep winning was not to think about it because the championships were not tomorrow, the BBC reported.

Top athletics coach Alberto Salazar facing doping claims

Alberto Salazar

London, June 4 - Alberto Salazar, one of the world's best known athletics coaches, is facing doping allegations, according to a BBC investigation.

Salazar has been accused of violating anti-doping rules, including claims he was involved in doping U. S. record holder Galen Rupp, in 2002.

Salazar is a US athletics legend, who won the New York marathon three years in a row and ran himself unconscious in winning the Boston marathon in 1982.

Bolt wins 200m at Golden Spike meet in Ostrava

Bolt wins 200m at Golden Spike meet in Ostrava

London, May 27 : Olympian Usain Bolt has won his first race of the year in Europe at the Golden Spike meet in Ostrava.

In wet conditions, Jamaica's six-time Olympic gold medallist clocked 20.13 seconds - well outside his 19.19 world record - to beat American Isiah Young, reports the BBC.

He said he was building up for the World Championships in Beijing to be held in August.

The Jamaican said that he was well off from where needed to be by the summer. (ANI)

Now it's all about securing my legacy, says Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt

Kingston (Jamaica): Jamaica's six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt says his main focus for the remainder of his sprinting career is to secure a legacy as the greatest athlete of all times.

Bolt's disclosure comes ahead of his eagerly anticipated showdown with world-leading American Justin Gatlin and Jamaica's perennial sub-10 sprinter Asafa Powell, CMC reported on Tuesday.

The sprint superstar says his primary focus now is his place in history as he prepares to retire in 2017.

US relay team stripped of London Olympic medals

Tyson Gay

London, May 14 - In the light of Tyson Gay's doping case, the entire United States 4x100 m relay team has been stripped of their silver medals from the London Olympic 2012.

Former 100m and 200m world champion Tyson Gay, who was suspended for a year after being found positive for a banned anabolic steroid, had already handed over his medal back to the officials, the BBC reported.

Ethiopian great Gebrselassie retires after Great Manchester Run

Haile Gebrselassie

London, May 11 - Haile Gebrselassie has announced his retirement from competitive running after finishing 16th in the Great Manchester Run.

Gebrselassie, who is considered as one of the greatest atheletics' distance runner, said that he knew this was going to be his last one, adding that he was happy to stop here, the BBC reported.

However, he insisted that he was retiring from competitive running and not from running, for it was his life.

Usain Bolt claims almost 'impossible' to beat him at his 'best'

Usain Bolt claims almost 'impossible' to beat him at his 'best'

Johannesburg, Apr 18 : Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt has claimed that when he is at his best then it's definitely almost impossible to beat him, insisting that he wants to break his own 200-metre world record and do it by running under 19 seconds.

Bolt set the record of 19.19 seconds in 2009, and also set the 100 record of 9.58 in the same year. He said that breaking his own 200-metre record is one of his biggest goals, adding that it is actually to run under 19 seconds.

Olympic champ Liu Xiang calls curtains on illustrious career

Liu Xiang

London, Apr 08 - Liu Xiang, China's Olympic gold-medalist hurdler, has announced his retirement from professional sport on account of persistent injury.

Xiang became the first Chinese man to win an Olympic gold medal in track by bagging the top prize in the 110m hurdles in Athens in 2004.

Additionally, the Chinese top track and field star held the world record in 2006 with a time of 12.88 seconds, and subsequently went on to add a world title next year.

'Sprint-King' Bolt to race in Diamond League meet at New York

Usain Bolt

Johannesburg, Mar 26 - Six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt will compete in the New York Diamond League on June 13, organisers have confirmed on Wednesday.

The Jamaican sprint superstar set his first 100 metres world record by clocking 9.72 seconds at Icahn Stadium on May 31, 2008.

Bolt, who is the current 100 and 200-metres record-holder, said that no one could ever forget their first world record, adding that he would never forget the crowd in New York that night, Sport24 reported.

Sports Ministry seeks detailed report over well-being of differently-abled athletes

Sports Ministry seeks detailed report over well-being of differently-abled athle

New Delhi, Mar 22 : Minister of State for Sports Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday sought a detailed report from the Paralympic Committee of India on the organisation of the National Para-Athletic Games after differently- abled athletes complained of inadequate facilities at the buliding they were housed in.



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