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Olympics athletics: Bolt, Blake headlines semi-finalists for 100m


August 5th, 2012 - 6:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/CMC) Defending champion Usain Bolt and nemesis Yohan Blake easily won their first round heats to qualify for the semi-finals of the men's 100 metres at the London ... Read more...

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Olympics: Bolt, Blake headline weekend track action


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/CMC) The much anticipated track and field segment of the London Olympics runs off Friday with the first round of the women's 100 metre expected to be the ... Read more...

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Olympics: Blake downplays experience factor in 100m contest


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/CMC) World 100 metres sprint champion Yohan Blake has dismissed experience as a key factor in the contest at the London Olympics this weekend.The 22-year-old is one of ... Read more...

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Powell among athletes yet to join Jamaican Olympic squad


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham (England), July 23 (IANS/CMC) Days before the end of its pre-Olympics training camp here at the University of Birmingham, sprinter Asafa Powell, along with two reigning Olympic champions, Shelly-Ann ... Read more...

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Bolt beaten in 100m at Jamaican Olympic trials


June 30th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston, June 30 (IANS) World champion Yohan Blake edged world record holder Usain Bolt to win the men's 100-metre in 9.75 seconds at the Jamaican Olympic Athletic Trials here.Blake Friday ... Read more...

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Bolt escapes unhurt in a minor car crash


June 11th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica) June 11, (IANS/CMC) Double sprint world record holder Usain Bolt escaped injury after he was involved in a minor car crash here in the Jamaican capital.The Olympic champion crashed ... Read more...

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Bolt answers critics with world-leading time


June 1st, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 1 (IANS/CMC) Reigning Olympic double sprint champion Usain Bolt silenced his detractors, storming to a world-leading 9.76 seconds to win the 100 metres at the Rome Diamond League here.Questions ... Read more...

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Liu Xiang, Robles set for Birmingham showdown


February 10th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) Reigning Olympic champion and world record holder Dayron Robles will go head-to-head with reigning world indoor champion Liu Xiang of China in a blockbuster 60-metre hurdles ... Read more...

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Tired Bolt eyes world-leading time in Brussels


September 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels (Belgium) Sep 16 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican sprint icon Usain Bolt finds himself in an unfamiliar position at the season-ending Diamond League meet here Friday, still trying to post the world's fastest ... Read more...

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World Athletics Championship: Jamaican minister laments Powell 100m exit


August 27th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 27 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica's Sports Minister Olivia Grange has lamented Asafa Powell's withdrawal from the marquee 100 metres event at the World Championships. The 28-year-old was forced out of ... Read more...

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Asafa Powell says he is favourite to win World title


August 25th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Daegu (South Korea), Aug 25 (IANS/CMC) He enters the World Championships without a major title but Jamaican Asafa Powell has still installed himself as the favourite to win the marquee 100 ... Read more...

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Bolt to lead Jamaican charge at World Championships


August 17th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 17 (IANS/CMC) World sprint champion Usain Bolt leads an array of stars in a Jamaica 50-member contingent for the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, later this month. ... Read more...

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Grenadian James makes stunning pro debut at Diamond League


August 6th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/CMC) Grenadian teenager Kirani James completed a memorable Diamond League debut, streaking to a world-leading time to win the men's 400 metres but importantly, making a bold statement ... Read more...

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Powell sprints to gold in Diamond League


July 11th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, July 11 (IANS/CMC) Sprinter Asafa Powell continued his impressive form this season, winning the men's 100 metres dash at the IAAF Diamond League meet here Sunday.The 28-year-old Jamaican ran within ... Read more...

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Christie is my Commonwealth benchmark: Mark Lewis-Francis


September 29th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.29 (ANI): MARK Lewis-Francis has said that one of his inspirations for his successful comeback is seeing 50-year-old Linford Christie lifting more weights than him.Christie is Lewis-Francis's coach and has ... Read more...

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Asafa may join Bolt in skipping CWG


August 22nd, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) After triple Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt, it is now fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell who is likely to skip the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games here. Powell ... Read more...

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Gill disappointed over top athletes skipping Commonwealth Games


July 18th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 18(ANI): Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister M. S. Gill has expressed disappointment over a series of pullouts from international athletes for the Commonwealth Games."The stadiums we have ... Read more...

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Usain Bolt triumphs in 200m, Carmelita Jeter in 100


September 14th, 2009 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Thessaloniki (Greece), Sep 14 (DPA) Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt ended his season with victory in the 200 metres at the World Athletics Final in Thessaloniki, Greece. Meanwhile American Carmelita Jeter ran ... Read more...

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Gay edges Powell in 100m, no stopping Bekele again


September 13th, 2009 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thessaloniki (Greece), Sep 13 (DPA) Tyson Gay of the US beat Jamaica's Asafa Powell in the men's 100 metres at the World Athletics Final here. Gay clocked 9.88 seconds with a late surge ... Read more...

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Bolt wins again; three on course for Golden League pot


August 29th, 2009 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Zurich, Aug 29 (DPA) Usain Bolt continued his winning run by beating fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell to claim the 100 metres at the Golden League meeting in Zurich Friday in 9.81 seconds. The ... Read more...

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Bolt completes treble in World Athletics Championships


August 23rd, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 23 (DPA) Usain Bolt reached another athletics milestone at the World Championships Saturday but a Polish hammer thrower stole the world record from him. Bolt became the first man to claim ... Read more...

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All 100m participants clear doping tests


August 19th, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 19 (DPA) Champion Usain Bolt and the other seven 100 metres finalists at the world championships have passed the doping test, the ruling body IAAF said Wednesday. "All the test results ... Read more...

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Bolt runs into sports history with 100m record (Lead)


August 17th, 2009 - 8:46 am ICT by IANS
DPA Berlin, Aug 17 (DPA) Usain Bolt produced one of the greatest moments in world sport when he lowered the 100 metres world record to an astonishing 9.58 seconds for the world ... Read more...

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Usain Bolt smashes world record for 100m sprint


August 17th, 2009 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 17 (DPA) Olympic champion Usain Bolt redefined the sprint again with a stunning world record run of 9.58 seconds in the fastest 100m sprint in history. The Jamaican smashed his mark ... Read more...

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Masai stuns Ethiopians in 10,000m; smiling Bolt moves on


August 16th, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
By John Bagratuni Berlin, Aug 16 (DPA) Linet Masai ended a 12-year title drought for Kenya with victory in the women's 10,000m while Usain Bolt exchanged smiles with a training partner on ... Read more...

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Bolt has class to become an icon like Owens, feels Diack


August 9th, 2009 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 9 (DPA) Usain Bolt has the class to rewrite athletics history in a hyped 100 metres world championship showdown with Tyson Gay and can reach the status of the legendary ... Read more...

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Cricket-fan Bolt loves Hayden and Gilchrist’s batting


August 17th, 2008 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
By V. Krishnaswamy Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) Usain Bolt, who shattered his own world record by 0.03 seconds while winning the Olympic 100m men's final by one of the largest margins, is a ... Read more...

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Bolt from the Blue laughs his way to a world record (Lead)


August 16th, 2008 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Krishnaswamy Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) Call it what you want: Bolt from the Blue. Greased Lightning. Or simply Usain Bolt. Bolt, almost last off the blocks, few from behind to pluck ... Read more...

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Usain Bolt wins 100 metre dash with a world record


August 16th, 2008 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) Jamaica's Usain Bolt tore the record books to become the fastest man in the world. Usain clocked a breathtaking 9.69, a world record, to win the 100 metres ... Read more...

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Jamaica close to 100m gold from Bolt or Powell as Gay crashes


August 16th, 2008 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 16 (DPA) Jamaica virtually seem assured of their first Olympic gold in the 100 metres race when Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell strolled into the final and US world champion ... Read more...

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Jamaican sprinters do well in 100 m second round race


August 16th, 2008 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 15 (DPA) Usain Bolt jogged to the finish line and Asafa Powell also slowed down as the two Jamaican sprinters bettered American Tyson Gay in the second round of the ... Read more...

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Olympic sprinters can’t run away from suspicion


August 14th, 2008 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 14 (DPA) Tyson Gay is well aware that he not only runs for gold in the blue riband 100 metres at the Beijing Olympics but also for the credibility of ... Read more...

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Pole vault queen eyes more than Olympic gold


July 31st, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 31 (Xinhua) If there is any athlete going with the tag of unrivalled gold medallists in the Beijing Olympics, Yelena Isinbayeva has to be one of them. The Russian pole ... Read more...

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Beijing Olympics against backdrop of politics and pollution


July 26th, 2008 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
By John Bagratuni Hamburg (Germany), July 26 (DPA) Michael Phelps and Liu Xiang hope to grace superb venues with sports heroics at the Beijing Olympics against a backdrop of politics and pollution. The ... Read more...

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Olympics to see three fastest men in 100 metres sprint


July 18th, 2008 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 18 (Xinhua) The Beijing Olympic Games will be unlike any before. No previous Olympics have seen the world's fastest trio who are all close contenders for the men's 100 metres ... Read more...

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