Yulimar Rojas saved her best for last in the triple jump at the Tokyo Olympic Games, sailing out to a world record of 15.67m* to land Venezuela’s first Olympic title in athletics. The two-time world champion opened with an Olympic record of 15.41m (1.1m/s) but struggled to match that with...
The click-bait articles were quick to flood the internet, but authorities have cleared 20-year-old Oliver Dustin of cocaine use, accepting there had been cross-contamination of a sample that contained small traces of cocaine. Earlier, Dustin was told he had returned an adverse analytical finding for traces of a cocaine metabolite in France. It has put his first Olympic outing in doubt, just 10 days before the opening of the Games in Tokyo.
Now we have three men with a great opportunity. Jeff Riseley has, at the age of 34, come into form at just the right time to qualify, after years of injury and indifferent form. He ran well for 4th in his heat in 1.45.41, coming home hard and passing a former world champ, Pierre-Ambroise Bosse.
Both Zoe Hobbs and Eddie Osei-Nketia qualified for the Tokyo Olympics and were invited by the IOC to compete in Tokyo. But Athletics New Zealand (ANZ) have denied them selection, arguing that both would struggle to make it into the top-16.
NB: The world’s most eco-friendly running shoe company is coming. Sign-up to follow their story HERE…. An article by Brett Davies The Olympics at Los Angeles in 1984 saw Britain 's 'big three' - Sebastian Coe, Steve Ovett and Steve Cram - compete at the Games in the 800m & 1500m. World record-holder Coe &...
The day begins with the toughest event in athletics, the men's 50km walk. The ironmen of the sport will battle for 4 hours in brutal conditions (30 degrees, 70% humidity @ 09.00). The Pole Dawid Tomala looks the goods and can emulate his legendary countryman, multiple gold medallist, Robert Korzienowski. Kawano (JAP) and Hilbert (GER) will go well and Aussie Rhydian Cowley could be in the top ten.
The Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan has secured her first Olympic Gold in the women’s 5000m in Tokyo tonight! Her victory comes after the double World Champion announced a few days ago that she would be attempting to triple at this year’s Olympic Games.
The world's best 1500m runner and the 2019 1500m world champ, Timothy Cheruiyot, has been added to the Kenyan Olympic team to race the 1500m, in a last second switch. Cheruiyot replaces teenager Kamar Etiang, who finished second at the Kenyan trials. Etiang has recently come into some grief by failing to comply with the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) doping measures requiring three out-of-competition tests in the last 10 months, Kenyan athletics officials said.