Kirani James thrilled to be compared with Bolt, but wants his own

By Gary Smith, World-Track BRESSANONE, Italy — Grenada’s rising star Kirani James says he is thrilled at being mentioned as the same quality as Jamaican sprint marvel Usain Bolt, but wants to write his own history. James struck the eyes of the leading analysts at the World Youth in Bressanone with only his very first […]

Irish silver a delight for Ciara Mageean – IAAF World Youth

Bressanone/Brixen – Ciara Mageean had little expectations when she lined up Sunday in the finals of the girls’ 800m finals, except she wanted to do her best. A few minutes later and she had won her first international medal, a silver in a personal best 2.03:07 behind a Championships record 2.01.67 seconds by Kenya’s Cherono […]

Williams and Hardy win sprints – World Youth – Day Two Evening report

Bressanone/Brixen – Prezel Hardy the pre-race favourite although having played second fiddle to the speed of Aaron Brown in the earlier rounds, came up trumps when clinching the boys’ 100m final in a time of 10.57. The American’s powerful surge at the halfway point, followed by another powerful kick, saw him dent the Canadian’s hopes […]

Brown aiming at putting Canada back on sprint map!

Bressanone/Brixen, Italy – New Canadian 100m youth record holder Aaron Brown says he is very determine to put his country’s sprint back on the map. Since Donovan Bailey, the 1996 Olympics 100m champion, at 9.84, and Bruny Surin, who also has a personal best of 9.84, in the 90s, Canada has not produced any world […]

IAAF World Youth Evening report

Bressanone/Brixen – Purity Rionoripo with a brilliant turn of pace over the final circuit became the third successive Kenyan winner of the World Youth Championships 3000 metres title in Bressanone on Wednesday night. Rionoripo fully deserved the victory after leading the four main contenders teammate Jackline Chepngeno and the Ethiopians duo of Genet Yalew plus […]