Bolt promises all-out 200m in Lausanne

Published on July 6, 2009 |

By Gary Smith, World-Track LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Olympic champion Usain Bolt says there will be joking around once the gun goes off for his 200m race at the Athletissima meeting here in Lausanne Tuesday evening. The Jamaican world record holder has not raced very much this season and went all-out only once in a wind-aided…

Skipping Worlds will help me, says Tasha Danvers

Published on July 5, 2009 |

LONDON — Beijing Olympic Games 400m hurdles bronze medallist Tasha Danvers says she is disappointed with missing the World Championships, but insisted it is only for the best. Danvers injured her right hamstring a month ago and was hoping to recover in time to compete in Berlin. But after consulting with UKA chief medical officer…

Liu to make low-key come back

Published on July 2, 2009 |

By Huram Hung, World-Track SHANGHAI, China — Former 110m hurdles Olympic champion Liu Xiang of China will make a return to action at a low key meet, but will not take part in the World Championships, according to his coach. Liu, who limped off the track with a hamstring injury without even clearing a single…

Look out: Bolt predicts 9.5 for the 100m

Published on July 2, 2009 |

London – Usain Bolt, winner of the sprint double at last Summer’s Beijing Olympics in world record times, believes with hard work and dedication he can run sub-9.6. Four days after saying American Tyson Gay is not good enough to break his 100m word record of 9.69 secs, Bolt believes he is good enough to…

Minor injury forces Tirunesh Dibaba out of Bislett Games

Published on July 1, 2009 |

By Gary Smith, World-Track Tirunesh Dibaba, the Ethiopian World and Olympic 5000m and 10000m champion has withdrawn from Friday’s Bislett Games with an injury. Dibaba was down to compete in the women’s 5000 metres race, but aggravated a minor leg injury during a speed training session on Tuesday and will not make the trip. "I…

Chambers says he can beat Bolt if he improves stride length

Published on June 30, 2009 |

By Glen Andrews, World-Track LONDON — Dwain Chambers says if he is to defeat world record holder Usain Bolt over the 100 metres he will have to improve on his stride length. After closely accessing the blueprint of the Jamaican who experts say covers the distance win 41 strides, Chambers now thinks there are some…

Isa Phillips ready to challenge Americans in Berlin

Published on June 30, 2009 |

KINGSTON — Jamaica national 400 metres hurdles champion Isa Phillips is targeting a medal at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin in August.

Bolt – I'm not there yet, but I am getting there

Published on June 29, 2009 |

KINGSTON — Usain Bolt has admitted that he is not in the same shape that propelled him to stardom at the Olympic Games, but promises that he is working hard to be ready for any possible showdown in Berlin later this month.

Tyson Gay says Mike Rogers looks familiar

Published on June 29, 2009 |

EUGENE — World champion Tyson Gay has back newly crowned American national 100-metres champion Mike Rogers to excel over the distance as his career progresses.

Rawlinson wins in comeback race, Idowu beats Evora in Spain

Published on June 29, 2009 |

By Symone Goss, World-Track MALAGA — In only her first 400m hurdles race of season Australian two-time world champion Jana Rawlinson returned to competition with boosting victory, after fighting off what she described as "the strongest winds I’ve ever raced in." Rawlinson, who has been sidelined by injures for over a year won her specialty…

Tired of racing drug cheats, Carter ready to give up hurdles

Published on June 29, 2009 |

EUGENE – The experienced American James Carter is contemplating switching from the 400-metres hurdles to the decathlon. The 31-year-old three-time U.S. champion, who on Sunday failed to qualify for the World Championships, said he is growing weary of luring sponsors, in addition to the grueling travels, which sometimes resulted in him racing against cheaters.

Bolt on the mark for national sprint double

Published on June 28, 2009 |

KINGSTON – Usain Bolt eased into the finals of the men’s 200m at the Jamaica track and field field championships at the National Stadium after finishing second in his heat. His training partner and teenage sensation Yohan Blake won the heat in 20.72second ahead of a comfortable Bolt, who eased down to finished second in…