Pressure-free, Vili delivers second World title

Berlin, Germany – Wikipedia has got one thing wrong about Valerie Vili and she took the opportunity of the hectic mixed zone in the Berlin Olympic Stadium to iron out the mistake. The unconventional online fount of knowledge insists that Vili’s father was Scottish so when she was asked how much she felt her second […]

Powell happy for countryman Bolt after world record run

By Gary Smith, World-Track BERLIN — He did not win the gold medal, but former world record holder Asafa Powell says seeing his fellow countryman Usain Bolt rewriting the record books once again, was enough for him to be joyful. Powell ran a seasonal best of 9.84seconds, but was hammered back into third place, as […]

Fredericks looks ahead to Bolt vs Gay

The second of the IAAF Daily Briefings for media was held ahead of today’s evening session at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics (16). With the much anticipated semi-final and final of the men’s 100m being contested tonight today’s media briefing, not too surprisingly turned into a ‘question and answer’ session with Frank Fredericks, […]

Bolt: "The finals won't be normal" – after strolling to 9.89secs

By Gary Smith, World-Track BERLIN — It was a World Championships quarter-final with some drama, as for the first time Usain Bolt false started, but then British sprinter Tyrone Edgar made the mistake the second time of asking and was booted out. But things got back to normal on the third sending off with Bolt […]

Kim Collins says Bolt-Gay hype is disrespectful to other sprinters

While the globe may already be convinced the men’s sprint titles at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics (WCA) here can only be won by one of two athletes, other competitors are unwilling to concede defeat and some may even be quietly fuming over what they perceive as disrespect for their abilities. Following the first […]

Unattainable records leave female athletes struggling for acclaim

It was an enduring image: Usain Bolt, centre stage, at the Jamaican team press conference in Beijing, while squeezed to one side were his female Olympic gold medal winning team-mates. A thousand camera flashes illuminated the triple world record holder’s grin as the women were comprehensively ignored. Pursing their lips, Shelly-Ann Fraser, Veronica Campbell-Brown and […]