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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 of USA,... 

Asafa Powell confident “a lot of guys will eat my dust”

LONDON — A confident Asafa Powell believes that “a lot of guys will eat my dust” in the 100 metres when track and field action begins later this week. Powell, who has been labeled as a choker at the major championships in the past, is desperate to win an Olympic individual medal after missing out in 2004 and 2008 when he was a big contender. The Jamaican former world record holder... 

Usain Bolt: “Everything is coming together”

Usain Bolt says he’s feeling good and will be ready to defend his 100m and 200m sprint titles at the London Olympic Games this summer. The Jamaica admits that he had been having some problems with his hamstring, which came as a result of a back problem. Bolt was beaten twice at the Jamaica Championships in Kingston, by training partner Yohan Blake and his defeats saw many wondering if he would... 

More than 150 London Olympians Have Performed at The Armory

When the 2012 Olympic Games’ Opening Ceremony begins July 27, many of the world’s most famous track & field athletes in London can count The Armory as a place where they showcased their extraordinary talents. As many as 156 athletes competing in the 2012 Olympics have performed at The New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory. “There have been more Olympians who have... 

Jamaica announced Olympic team

The Jamaica Olympic Association is pleased to announce the delegation to the Games of the XXX Olympiad to be held in London, United Kingdom from July 27 to August 12, 2012. ATHLETICS: (Women) FRASER-PRYCE Shelley-Ann 100m, 200m, 4x100m Relay CAMPBELL-BROWN Veronica 100m, 200m, 4x100m Relay STEWART, Kerone 100m, 4x100m Relay SIMPSON Sherone 200m, 4x100m Relay CALVERT, Schillonie 4x100m Relay HENRY-ROBINSON... 

Rudisha and Pearson lead fast times, Gatlin loses to Gay over 100m

PARIS (Sporting Alert) — World Record holder David Rudisha predicted a fast time and that he did to win the men’s 800m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris on Friday. The Kenya superstar clocked a storming meeting record and world-leading time of 1:41.54 to lowered his own world-leading mark of 1:41.74 with his winning run that separated him by over four-seconds from the field. There... 

Blake, Fraser-Pryce win Jamaica 100m titles with personal bests

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce sounded the strongest of warnings ahead of the Olympic Games in London with a stunning 10.70 to win the 100m at the Jamaica Championships on Friday night. The defending Olympic champion blasted home to win the race in a new personal best ahead of Veronica Campbell-Brown, who raced to the line in a seasonal best of 10.82, while Kerron... 

Asafa Powell, Fraser Pryce lead 100m finalists

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Reigning Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce ran the quickest time of the semi-finals for the women’s 100m at the Jamaica Championships on Friday. The 2008 Beijing champion clocked 11.02 seconds to win the first semis ahead of Sheri-Ann Brooks, who came home in 11.18, those were the only two to progress to the final from that heat. Veronica Campbell-Brown was next... 

Top Jamaican sprinter nursing injury – reports

KINGSTON, Jamaica — It is being reported that a top athlete has picked up an injury at the Jamaica National Championships, which could dump their chances of making the team to the London Olympic Games later this summer. The athlete has not been confirmed, but their are speculations that it’s a male sprinter and one who is expected to be a medal favourite at the Olympics. The championships,... 

Melaine Walker off and running at Jamaica trials

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Olympic champion Melaine Walker and her training partner Kaliese Spencer both moved into the final of the women’s 400m hurdles, following victories in their heats at the Jamaica Olympic Trials at the National Stadium on Thursday. Follow Live Results Here Walker, who won gold at the Beijing Games in 2008, posted 54.88 seconds, the day’s fastest... 
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