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De Grasse out of Championships

De Grasse out of Championships

LONDON – One of the biggest rivals to Usain Bolt’s bid for a golden finale in London has pulled out of the IAAF World Championships. Andre de Grasse had been due to line up in the 100 metres heats Friday but announced in the early hours of Thursday morning that he tore a hamstring in […]

Bolt ready for Saturday

Bolt ready for Saturday

LONDON – As his long, illustrious career reaches its end, Usain Bolt is confident he will not be overwhelmed by emotion at the World Athletic Championships in London on Saturday and has his sights set firmly on signing off with victory. In a career spanning over 13 years, Bolt has amassed 11 world titles and eight […]

Sprinters’ bad blood

Sprinters’ bad blood

2015 World 200 metres champion Dafne Schippers has admitted to having a cold relationship with Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson. The Dutchwoman and the Jamaican share perhaps one of the fiercest rivalries in track and field and it has seemingly worked against them being friendly to each other. The two sprinters now rated among the very best […]

Williams-Mills on fighting cancer

Williams-Mills on fighting cancer

Jamaica’s World Championship 400-metre relay gold medallist Novlene Williams-Mills appears in the nude in the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine’s Body issue, speaking about her battle with breast cancer. The magazine will be out on July 7. Williams-Mills was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 a month before she participated at the Olympic Games […]

Bolt wins in Ostrava

Bolt wins in Ostrava

Usain Bolt overcame a slow start to win the 100 meters at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting today as he gears up for a final world championships in London this summer. In his second 100m outing of his final season, the Jamaican was slow out of the blocks but jumped ahead before the halfway point […]

Blake wants Bolt’s baton

Blake wants Bolt’s baton

2011 World Champion Yohan Blake has again stated the case for being the man best able to fill the boots of training partner and world’s fastest man Usain Bolt when he leaves the sport this season. A few years ago Blake would have seemed the natural choice to replace his compatriot and Racers Track Club […]

Athletes make their case at nationals

Athletes make their case at nationals

Some of Barbados’ premier athletes graced the National Stadium over the weekend in the annual National Athletics Championships. With a number of meets in the horizon including the Pan American Juniors, the Commonwealth Games and the World Championships, the athletes had significant incentive to perform to their best on the track and field. Among those […]

De Grasse gunning for Bolt

De Grasse gunning for Bolt

Andre De Grasse isn’t interested in taking over from Usain Bolt as the world’s best sprinter when the eight-time Olympic champion retires later this year. He’s ready now. “I’m trying to win this year. I feel like I have a great chance and that’s what I want to do,” De Grasse told The Associated Press […]

Forde soars but Mona rule

Forde soars but Mona rule

Barbadian sprinter Fallon Forde is now the fastest athlete throughout the entire University of The West Indies. Forde starred for UWI, Cave Hill, as Mona ran away with the track and field title at the 2017 UWI Games on Saturday at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex. Forde, running the sprint double, fought off the fierce […]

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