Daegu organisers targeting Powell and Gay to replace Bolt

By Symone Goss, World-Track The Daegu organisers are said to be targeting former 100metres world record holder Asafa Powell of Jamaica and American Tyson Gay, after failing to convinced a fatigued Usain Bolt to pursue his Asian commitments on Wednesday. “We are trying to invite Asafa Powell of Jamaica and Tyson Gay of the United […]

Harting impresses, while USA takes Decanation title

Team U.S.A. won the 5th edition of SEAT Decanation held in Charléty Stadium on Wednesday night, consisting of the 10 events that form the Decathlon, contested by a male and a female team for each country. However, the best individual performance came in the Discus Throw by German Robert Harting with a 66.91m toss. Exactly […]

Women’s pole vault pioneer Stacy Dragila retires

By Miranda Mitchell, World-Track PARIS — After two seasons plagued by injury, former World and Olympic pole vault champion Stacy Dragila, the pioneer of the women’s event, ended her career at the DecaNation meet in Paris on Wednesday. The 38-year-old American who won gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the first Games in which women […]

South Africa track boss hits back at coach Daniels

Fiery Athletics SA president Leonard Chuene yesterday fired back at former national athletics coach Wilfred Daniels — who resigned following the controversy surrounding Caster Semenya’s gender debacle — and said his decision to quit was nothing but an attempt to hog the limelight from the gold medal- winning teenager. Daniels told Business Day yesterday he […]

Idowu targets another big jump at World Athletics Final

Great Britain’s Phillips Idowu admits his Berlin success has taken a huge weight off his shoulders – and is now looking to seal his summer with a win at this weekend’s World Athletics Final in Thessaloniki, Greece. Idowu took Olympic silver in Beijing behind Nelson Evora but overhauled his Portugese nemesis in Berlin. "After winning […]

Pars beats Kozmus at Németh Pál Memorial throw challenge

Olympic silver medallist Krisztian Pars and won the inaugural Németh Pál Memorial International Hammer Throw challenge in the western Hungarian city of Szombathely on Tuesday. the Hungarian, a protégé of the legendary Hungarian Hammer guru, got the better of a strong field that included Olympic and world champion Primoz Kozmus of Slovenia and Berlin bronze […]

IAAF Publishes Provisional entry list for World Athletics Final

Thessaloniki, Greece – The PROVISIONAL ENTRY LIST for IAAF / VTB Bank World Athletics Final, Thessaloniki, 12 / 13 September 2009 is now available. The PROVISIONAL ENTRY LIST as @ 9 Sep 12:00hrs (9hrs GMT) can be downloaded (PDF) from ‘Related Content’ to the right of this message under the logo. Please note, the entry […]