World Athletics Championships: Dafne Schippers scorches Beijing, Aries Merritt misses golden send-off

World Athletics Championships: Dafne Schippers scorches Beijing, Aries Merritt misses golden send-off

Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers ran into the history books after scorching to world 200m glory on Friday, but there was no golden send-off for Aries Merritt before next week`s kidney transplant.

I did the best I could, says weary Justin Gatlin

I did the best I could, says weary Justin Gatlin

After two decisive defeats at the hands of Usain Bolt in the space of five days, Justin Gatlin is showing the strain. Widespread disdain within the sport for the American sprinter because of his two failed drug tests is also taking its toll.

Five facts from Usain Bolt's sprint double at 2015 Beijing World Athletics Championships

Five facts from Usain Bolt's sprint double at 2015 Beijing World Athletics Championships

Let's look at the five interesting facts from Jamaican Usain Bolt's sprint double after winning the men's 200m final, ahead of his Amrican rival Justin Gatlin, in a strong field in Beijing.

World Athletics Championships: Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin again; completes sprint double with 200m win

World Athletics Championships: Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin again; completes sprint double with 200m win

Sprint king Usain Bolt on Friday completed a perfect sprint double over his rival Justin Gatlin at the 2015 Beijing World Athletics Championships.

Usain Bolt vs Justin Gatlin 200m: All you want to know about the much-anticipated battle

Usain Bolt vs Justin Gatlin 200m: All you want to know about the much-anticipated battle

World's fastest man Usain Bolt is all set for another epic battle against rival Justin Gatlin on Thursday when both sprinters will try to pip each other in the 200m final of World Athletics Championships at Nest's stadium, Beijing.

World Athletics Championships: Usain Bolt targets fourth consecutive 200m title today

World Athletics Championships: Usain Bolt targets fourth consecutive 200m title today

Sprint king Usain Bolt will lock horns once again with arch-rival Justin Gatlin in his bid to win a fourth consecutive world 200m title on Thursday.

World Championships: Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin cruise into 200m semi-finals

World Championships: Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin cruise into 200m semi-finals

Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin cruised into the semi-finals of the men`s 200m at the world championships in Beijing on Tuesday.

Katinka Hosszu wins women`s 400m individual medley world gold

Katinka Hosszu wins women`s 400m individual medley world gold

Hungary`s Katinka Hosszu completed the individual medley double on Sunday with victory in the women`s 400m final having already claimed the 200m crown.

Elaine Thompson upsets Veronica Campbell-Brown for Jamaica's 200m title

Birthday girl Elaine Thompson upset two-time Olympic and world champion Veronica Campell-Brown to win the 200 metres title at Jamaica`s national trials on Sunday.

Usain Bolt targeting 200m world record, third golden triple

Usain Bolt targeting 200m world record, third golden triple

Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt insisted Friday his sights were set on an unprecedented "triple-triple" at next year`s Rio Olympics, with a new world record in the 200m also a major goal.

Usain Bolt opts out of Camperdown Classic

Usain Bolt opts out of Camperdown Classic

Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt opted out of the Camperdown Classic athletics meeting on Saturday after toying with the idea of launching his 2015 season with a 400m there.

Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino named MVP of Incheon Asiad

Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino named MVP of Incheon Asiad

Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino was named the MVP (Most Valuable Player) of the 17th Asian Games here Saturday.

Usain Bolt aiming to break 19-second 200m barrier

Usain Bolt aiming to break 19-second 200m barrier

After setting 100m and 200m world records, Usain Bolt is now aiming to break the 19 second barrier for 200m.

Sponsors persuade Usain Bolt to run until 2017

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt revealed Friday that he will put back his planned retirement until 2017 at the request of his sponsors.

Usain Bolt targets 200m after Glasgow 2014

Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt says he wants to concentrate on smashing the 19-second barrier for the 200 metres following his cameo appearance in the Commonwealth Games.

Campbell-Brown makes Diamond return after doping row

Veronica Campbell-Brown will take on world and Olympic 200m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in Shanghai Sunday as she returns to the Diamond League circuit after her doping controversy.

Former Olympic sprint champion Patton dies

Mel Patton, the 200m gold medallist at the 1948 Olympics, has died at the age of 89, the University of Southern California said.

Don’t worry over late start: Bolt

Jamaica: Sprint sensation Usain Bolt is seeking to allay the fears of his fans who may be worried over his late start to the 2014 track and field season.

Orissa sprinter Mallick to train under Usain Bolt`s coach

Orissa sprinter Amiya Mallick, who won the men`s 200m in National Open Athletics Championships at Ranchi last September, is set to train under Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt`s coach Glen Mills with an aim to make it to the Indian squad for two major meets later this year.

Olympics won`t be easy for Bolt: Mennea

Olympic sprint champion Pietro Mennea said it will be certainly more difficult now that the runner has a new rival, also a Jamaican national, Yohan Blake.