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German Jumper Ariane Friedrich exposed a stalker

World Championships High Jump bronze medallist Ariane Friedrich has exposed a stalker on social media powerhouse Facebook.

The German star, Friedrich, revealed that a man went as far as sending her a photo of his genitals in an email, and the furious Olympic, who happens to also be a police officer, put him to shame on the world wide web.

She said has been troubled by stalkers in the past and this time she was determined to take action

Friedrich, according to press agency DPA, also plans to bring charges against the individual.

The 2009 medal winner from in Berlin, said revealed how she had posted the man’s name, home address and contact information on her page as a sign “of making clear that I am prepared to act.”

“I’ve been offended in the past, sexually harassed and I’ve had a stalker before,” said added.

The 28-year-old jumper added: “It’s time to act, it’s time to defend myself. And that’s what I’m doing. No more and no less.”

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Usain Bolt Warns That Come Championships Time He Will Be Ready

Usain Bolt has warned his rivals not to read to much into the defeat to Tyson Gay earlier this season, while admitting that he and American does not see eye to eye.

Bolt, the world’s fastest man and treble Olympic and World sprint champion, cut his season short because of a back injury, but prior to making that announcement he suffered his first defeat in two years to Gay in Stockholm.

And while many sized up concerns and search for answers about the uncharacteristic patching season from the man called “Lightening Bolt”, the Jamaican took the time to mentioned that the defeat to his arch rival does not really count.

Bolt stop to remind that when the championships comes around he will be ready.

“For me it doesn’t count,” he said in The Mirror. “This is not a championship year.

“I will be ready for those. Tyson gets upset because every time he runs fast, I run faster.

“I think deep down he probably hates my guts.”

Blanka Vlasic To Make U.S. debut at Millrose Games

Two-time World High Jump champion Blanka Vlasic will be making her U.S. competitive debut at the Millrose Games in New York City on 29 January.

The 26-year-old Croatian heroine’s appearance at Madison Square Garden will be her second of the season as she prepares to defend her World indoor title in Doha in March. Vlasic is scheduled to make her season’s debut in Trinec, Czech Republic, on 26 January.

Vlasic will be coming off another sensational season, one which witnessed a career-best equalling 2.05m clearance indoors and a 2.08m leap outdoors before a home crowd in Zagreb which elevated her to the No. 2 position all-time….Read More

Ronnie O'Sullivan inspired by Usain Bolt

Ronnie O’Sullivan has taken inspiration from Usain Bolt as he enters the new decade with a new approach to his snooker.

The ‘Rocket’, like Jamaican sprinter Bolt, has no peers in his sport, but his drive for perfection has contributed to the psychological demons the 34-year-old has needed to deal with since turning professional in the early 1990s.

After threatening to the quit the sport on several occasions, O’Sullivan’s love for snooker is well and truly alive, albeit with an emphasis on entertaining rather than crushing all opponents.

“Usain Bolt has proved you don’t have to be so intense about everything you do,” said O’Sullivan.

“You can make things fun and still break world records and be the best at what you do in the world.

“I think I’ve performed my best when I’ve had that attitude.”

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Caribbean Track Life 2009 Awards To Caribbean Athletes

Caribbean Track Life named 2009 award winners

The 2009 Track and Field season can be considered one for the ages. From the extraordinary and incomparable performances by Usain Bolt and his Jamaican teammates to Barbados’s Ryan Braithwaite upset and the consistency and gutsy performances of veteran Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie (Bahamas) and Josanne Lucas Trinidad & Tobago (T&T), 2009 was a phenomenal year for Caribbean athletics.

It is, therefore, most fitting that we use this opportunity to distribute the following awards to the region’s athletes.