Olympics: Jamaican Parchment shocks Holloway of the US to win 110m hurdles

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Jamaican Hansle Parchment delivered one of the biggest shocks of the Tokyo Olympics athletics competition by beating world champion Grant Holloway in the men’s 110m hurdles final on Thursday (Aug 5). Holloway had not lost a hurdles race since August last year and was the overwhelming favourite, after breaking the world indoor record over 60m hurdles this year

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Athletics: Sprinter Shanti Pereira bound for the Tokyo Olympics on wild card

SINGAPORE – Veronica Shanti Pereira will be the Republic’s sole representative in track and field at the July 23-Aug 8 Olympics, Singapore Athletics (SA) announced on Friday (July 2). Pereira, who holds the national records in the women’s 100m and 200m, is Tokyo-bound after the sport’s governing body, World Athletics (WA), rubber-stamped her universality place at the Games. WA’s Olympic

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Athletics: Fraser-Pryce rockets to Jamaican 100m title, books ticket to Olympics

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) – Two-time Olympic Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the fastest woman alive, sped to a 10.71 second win in the women’s 100m on Friday (June 25), the second day of Jamaica’s national athletics championships. With her trademark rocket start, Fraser-Pryce separated from the field at 50 metres and closed out the win to book her ticket to a fourth

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Athletics: Liew was 'almost stationary', says witness on the SEA Games marathon incident

SINGAPORE – Recreational runner Kelvin Ling, who was a spectator at East Coast Park during the 2015 SEA Games marathon final, said in court on Wednesday (Sept 9) that he saw marathoner Ashley Liew “was almost stationary and the turnover of his legs was very slow” after the U-turn incident had occurred. Ling, who is the plaintiff’s witness in Liew’s

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Athletics: US sprinter Gabrielle Thomas cleared by AIU in whereabouts failure case

(REUTERS) – American sprinter Gabrielle Thomas’ provisional suspension for allegedly failing to make herself available for anti-doping tests has been lifted, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday (July 4). The two-time 200m winner at the Lausanne Diamond League had been banned in May by the AIU for allegedly missing three tests in a 12-month period, a violation of

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Athletics: French court denies bid by Lamine Diack's son and co-defendant to delay bribery trial

PARIS (REUTERS) – A French court on Monday (June 8) said it would not delay the trial of Lamine Diack, the former head of athletics’ governing body, and his son who both face charges of corruption and money laundering linked to a Russian doping scandal. Papa Massata Diack resides in Senegal, which refused to extradite him to France. Papa Massata’s

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