Top 10 performances after Day 5 at the World Championships – The Most Comprehensive Athletics Database     * The Top 10 male and female performances after Day 5 at the World Championships in Berlin: Name     Event     Pos.     Result     Performance Score (Overall) Men                         Usain Bolt     100m     1     9.58     1669 […]

South African teen wins 800 ahead of gender-test

BERLIN — Facing questions about her gender, South African teenager Caster Semenya easily won the 800-meter gold medal Wednesday at the world championships. Semenya’s dominating run came on the same day track and field’s ruling body said she was undergoing a gender test because of concerns she does not meet requirements to compete as a […]

More gold for Jamaica, as Foster-Hylton strikes gold in sprint hurdles

BERLIN — Jamaican Brigitte Foster-Hylton, who almost quit the sport, ran a season’s best 12.51secs to finally win a gold in the women’s 100m hurdles at the world athletics championships on Tuesday. Foster-Hylton had won world bronze in Helsinki in 2005 and silver in Paris in 2003, but ran brilliantly to secure the gold at […]

IAAF says no positive tests in men's 100m in Berlin

By Gary Smith, World-Track BERLIN — The IAAF dismissed growing media rumours that an athlete in the final of men’s 100 metres at the World Championships in Berlin tested positive for a banned substance. "Please note that the IAAF can confirm that it has received the results of anti-doping tests conducted during the Men’s 100m […]

Olympic champion Robles uncertain for 110m hurdle semis

BERLIN — Cuban Olympic champion Dayron Robles is uncertain if he will race in the semifinals of the 110 meter hurdles at the World championships after picking up a thigh injury in the first round. The world record holder and gold medal favourite struggled through only as the last qualifier from his race. Robles, renowned […]