Top Asian top sprinters to square off at World Challenge Series

Top Asian top sprinters to square off at World Challenge Series

Top Chinese sprinter Zhang Peimeng is expected to square off against Japanese teenager Yoshihide Kiryu at the World Challenge Series in Kawasaki, Japan, next month.

Apr 29, 2015, 16:45 PM IST

World-class sprinters are born, not made

From Helen Stephens, a 1936 Olympian, to the latest sprinting sensation Usain Bolt, every world-class sprinter was recognised as exceptionally fast prior to beginning formal training, says a new research.

Jun 27, 2014, 21:14 PM IST

Tests show Simpson`s supplement contained banned drug

The majority of tests conducted on a supplement suspended Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson was taking revealed a banned substance, the 2008 Olympic silver medallist`s doping hearing was told on Wednesday.

Jan 09, 2014, 09:58 AM IST

Neatly matched knees may be behind Usain Bolt`s speed

A pair of very symmetrical knees may be behind the record-breaking speed of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, the world`s fastest man, a new study suggests.

Jan 01, 2014, 16:28 PM IST

Science behind Usain Bolt`s `lightning` speed revealed

Researchers have claimed that symmetrical kids having the most symmetrical knees in the study are most likely to become best sprinters when they turn adults.

Dec 31, 2013, 11:50 AM IST

Top athletes line-up for Jamaica Invitational

World and Olympic 400m hurdles champion Melaine Walker has been confirmed for the 100m hurdles at the Jamaica International Invitational (JII) Meet May 4.

Apr 24, 2013, 14:56 PM IST

Bolt, Fraser-Pryce shortlisted for Laureus award

Top Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are among the athletes in the running for the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards 2013.

Dec 19, 2012, 13:08 PM IST

Longer toes, shorter legs make sprinters super speedy

Scientists at Pennsylvania State University have found that having longer toes and shorter legs boosts the chances of being a fast runner.

Oct 30, 2009, 18:43 PM IST