KINGSTON, Jamaica – Sprinter Julian Forte says he would be disappointed to lose his Olympic Games place in the 200m to Usain Bolt, but admitted that the world record holder deserves the spot.
TORONTO – World Championship 100m bronze medallists Andre De Grasse, world indoor heptathlon champion Brianne Theisen-Eaton and world pole vault champion Shawn Barber headline the Canadian Olympic team for Rio.
Sprinters Justin Gatlin, LaShawn Merritt, Allyson Felix and Tori Bowie, as well as Brittney Reese, Ashton Eaton, Jenny Simpson and Bernard Lagat, are all named in the U.S. team for the Rio Olympic Games next month.
KINGSTON – As expected, Usain Bolt and Janieve Russell were among the athletes named in Jamaica’s team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.
EUGENE, Ore. – Sprint hurdler Aries Merritt said on Wednesday that he plans to compete at next month’s Olympics despite being warned by doctors.
Despite winning the sprint double at the Jamaica Olympic Trials this past weekend and signalled his return from injury, Yohan Blake has been told he is way off gold medal pace for Rio, later this summer.
U.S. sprint champion English Gardner is promising a “nasty” women’s 4x100m relay team at the Rio Olympics next month.
EUGENE – Results from event finals on Day Three at the U.S. Olympic Game Team Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene on Sunday.