Bolt, Campbell-Brown head strong Jamaican World Champs team

Published on July 13, 2009 |

Olympic champions Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shelly Ann Fraser and Melaine Walker head a strong Jamaican team selected to represent the nation at next month’s IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany. The team also includes sprinters Kerron Stewart, who leads the world over 100m on the women’s side with a spanking 10.75seconds, Asafa Powell,…

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

Published on July 12, 2009 |

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…

James, Williams double up – World Youth Champs conclude

Published on July 12, 2009 |

Bressanone/Brixen – A record number of 46 countries won medals at the 6th IAAF World Youth Championships here in Bressanone to conclude an exceptional edition of the 5-day competition. Individually, Grenada’s Kirani James and Great Britain’s Jodie Williams were the best performers with two individual gold medals each , a new Championship record for James…

Grenada's Kirani James wanted to run sub-45secs in Bressanone

Published on July 12, 2009 |

BRESSANONE — Newly crowned World Youth champion Kirani James said he was hoping to break the 45 seconds barrier when winning the 400-metres in Bressanone, Italy on Friday.

Irish silver a delight for Ciara Mageean – IAAF World Youth

Published on July 12, 2009 |

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…

World Youth Results

Published on July 12, 2009 |

IAAF World Youth Championships – Day Four – Evening report

Published on July 11, 2009 |

Bressanone/Brixen – There was a double triumph for Sweden in the pole vault when Angelica Bengtsson who dominated the event and Michaela Meijer trumped the opposition.

American Joshua Mance finds new love in track – World Youth

Published on July 11, 2009 |

By Anthony Foster, World-Track Bressanone/Brixen – American Youth star Joshua Mance, a medallist at the IAAF World Youth Championships, says he gave up playing basketball earlier this season for the new love he found in track and field. Mance, who ran a personal best of 46.22seconds to finish second to Grenada’s Kirani James in boys…

IAAF World Youth – Day Four – Morning report

Published on July 11, 2009 |

Bressanone/Brixen – After a brave effort of front walking, 17-year-old Elena Lashmanova took a well deserved World Youth gold medal in the year’s world best time in this age category 22:55.45 to become the fifth Russian to win the 5000m Race Walk in the 10-year history of this competition.  Lashmanova didn’t leave anything to chance…

Grenada's Kirani James runs 45.24 to break World Youth CR

Published on July 10, 2009 |

Grenada’s young quarter-mile star Kirani James clocked a superb personal best of 45.24seconds to win the boys’ 400 metres and set a new World Youth Championships record in the process.

IAAF World Youth – Day Three – Morning report

Published on July 10, 2009 |

Bressanone/Brixen – If Hillary Kipsang Yego intended to make a statement in the boys’ 2000m Steeplechase heats, he indeed achieved his intentions as the 17-year-old Kenyan clocked a new World Youth leading 5:34.13 in a superb display of front running. Yego led the next five athletes through the line to personal bests with Ethiopia’s Desta…

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

Published on July 9, 2009 |

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…