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Bolt does it again! Wins Olympic sprint double

LONDON — Usain Bolt finally confirmed himself as a track and field legend after firing to gold in the men’s 200 metres dash at the London Olympic Games here tonight. In fact, Bolt led fantastic night for Jamaica, which not only won gold, but the silver and bronze medal as well. All three sprinters are coached by Jamaican sprint guru and former national coach, Glen Mills. Bolt,... 

1:40.91! – David Rudisha Sets 800m World Record In London

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — David Rudisha has set a new world record in the men’s 800 metros, following his winning performance at the London Olympic Games on Thursday. Rudisha ran 1:40.91 to break his own world record on his way to striking the gold medal so many had predicted for him. “I am very happy. This is the moment I’ve been waiting for for a very long time,”... 

He’s A Legend: Bolt sets Olympic Record On His Way To Winning Gold

LONDON (Sporting Alert) – Usain Bolt promised that he would do something special and he certainly did not disappoint after the world record holder blasted to another dominant performance to win the Olympic 100m gold medal on Sunday night. The world record holder set a new Olympic record and the second fastest 100m time ever at 9.63 seconds to win the gold medal and defended his title... 

Bolt qualifies for Olympic 100m final

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt strolled into the final of the men’s 100 metres dash on Sunday at the London Olympic Games after winning his semi-final heat very convincingly. The defending champion and world record holder ran the opening half of the race before slowing down to a jog, while looking around as he crossed the finishing line in an impressive 9.87 seconds. American... 

Fraser-Pryce wins Olympic 100m again

LONDON (Sporting Alert) – Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce has retained her 100 metres Olympic Games title, following her brilliant run inside the Olympic Stadium on Saturday night. The Jamaican, who rocketed from the blocks to destroy a strong field in Beijing in 2008, didn’t get the same blistering start in London, but showed speed endurance over the closing metres to win the gold medal... 

Bolt at ease, Ryan Bailey fastest in 100m heat, at 9.88

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Defending champion Usain Bolt cruised into the semifinals of the men’s 100 metros dash the London 2012 Olympic Games on Saturday morning. Bolt, the champion from the Beijing Games, and world record holder in the event, strolled home to a relaxed 10.09 seconds to win his heat, following a huge roar from the large crowd inside the Olympic Stadium. His... 

LaShawn Merritt pulled up in 400m

LONDON — LaShawn Merritt has failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the men’s 400 metros at the London 2012 Olympic Games after the American pulled up with an injury. Merritt, the defending champion from the Beijing 2008 Games picked up a hamstring injury in his last race which saw him being forced to stop in Monaco, leading up to the Olympics. He said he had been getting treatment... 

Tirunesh Dibaba wins Olympic Games 10,000m title

LONDON — Tirunesh Dibaba broke away from the field with a lap and half to go to create history after she became the first woman to win back-to-back Olympic 10,000m titles on day one of track and field action at Olympic Games in London on Friday night. The Ethiopian pulled away from a small group with 600m left in the race, and then opened the gap even further with 400m left with a... 

Impressive Carmelita Jeter opens with 10.83 in 100m heats

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Carmelita Jeter of USA lead a slew of sprinters below the 11 seconds barrier in the women’s 100 metros heats on the first day of track and field action at the London Olympics on Friday night. Jeter shot from the blocks and ran all the way to cross the finishing line in 10.83 seconds – one of the fastest times in the world this year and just below... 

Culson impresses in morning session: London Olympics

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Track and field action began in glorious fashion on Friday with several athletes already voicing their intentions for Olympic Games medals. Leading the way in the first session on day one of competition, were Jessica Ennis and David Greene of Great Britain, Javier Culson of Puerto Rico, Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan, Kimberly Williams of Jamaica, Sanya Richards-Ross... 
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