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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 Ryan... 

Usain Bolt opens with 9.82 at Jamaica Invitational

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt opened his quest to defend his titles in London with a world-leading 9.82 seconds performance to win the men’s 100m at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet at the National Stadium Saturday night. Bolt, who looked in good form could have easily broken into the 9.7s, but opted to ease down towards the end of the... 

World record holder Yelena Isinbayeva taking a break

Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayevaat the Golden Gala in Rome PHOTO/James Davis/Allsports Pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva is taking an indefinite break but insists she will try for a third straight Olympic gold medal at London in 2012. The Russian world-record holder has been considering resting since leaving the world indoor championships last month in Qatar without a medal. “A break... 

Asafa Powell to run 200m at UTech Track Classic on April 17

Former 100 metres world record-holder Asafa Powell of MVP has been entered to runin the 200 metre event at the third staging of the University of Technology (UTech) Track and Field Classic at the National Stadium on April 17. The meeting, which will see a number of the top Jamaican athletes competing, with also see Powell’s  clubmates and Olympic gold medallists Nesta Carter and Michael Frater,... 

Usain Bolt to run at Penn Relays

World sprint double and relay world record holder Usain Bolt, will compete at the Penn Relays as part of the USA vs. the World event April 24, USA Track and Field announced Thursday. The Jamaican sprint ace is scheduled to compete in the men’s 4×100 relay and event he ran on the third leg when Jamaica smashed the world record at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. He established world records... 

Chris Johnson, Usain Bolt Race Could Still Go Ahead – Reports

In response to Thursday’s comments from Titans running back Chris Johnson regarding an ongoing desire to race record-setting sprinter Usain Bolt, a source with knowledge of the situation told profootballtalk that Bolt’s representatives actively have been pushing the event. Johnson reportedly claimed on Thursday that he plans to race Bolt next year, but there are still ongoing discussion... 

British Media Fighting To Carry Usain Bolt's Diamond League Races

  The BBC will now have to brace themselves for a battle with Sky for the TV rights to show Usain Bolt’s seven-race schedule in athletics’ new Diamond League competition this summer. The BBC will broadcast two of the 14 meetings, in Gateshead and Crystal Palace, as part of its six-year deal with UK Athletics, but some of the meetings clash with football World Cup games, including England’s... 

Usain Bolt unlikely to challenge 400m WR until After 2012

Jamaican sprint sensation, the exciting Usain Bolt says he is unlikely to target Michael Johnson’s 400m world record until after his London 2012 mission. American Johnson, world record holder is set at 43.18 seconds and he has suggested the Olympic and world 100m and 200m champion should change events. However, Bolt said: “The 400m is painful! I think it is somewhere in the future but hopefully... 

Trammell, Robles and Liu all through to 60m hurdles final

Terrence Trammell of USA in action of the men's 60m hurdles Terrence Trammell showed he will be hard to beat in the men’s 60m hurdles after producing a sizzling 7.51 performance to leave the trailing defending champion Xiang Liu (7.68) of China at a distance. Also this morning: Red-hot LaVerne Jones-Ferrette blasts into 60m final The American got off to fast start and build on it right... 

IAAF World Indoor Championships – Day 1 Wrap

With a schedule mostly full of preliminary rounds, Friday’s action at the Aspire Dome, where a total of 144 nations have turned up to compete, did not lack for drama. Defending champions and World record holders flirted with elimination–and in some cases were eliminated. Several national records were established, many of them behind the qualifiers, and slightly more than half of a Heptathlon... 
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