World Athletics Championship: Timing in heats gave me confidence, says Lalita Babar
World Athletics Championship: Timing in heats gave me confidence, says Lalita Babar

Distance runner Lalita Babar, who created a piece of history in Beijing yesterday by becoming the first track athlete from India to reach the final round in the IAAF World Championships, says her excellent timing in the heats gave a big boost to her confidence for the final.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce leaves door open to 200m world title defence
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce leaves door open to 200m world title defence

 Although reports came early this month that Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce would not be defending her 200 metres title at the World Athletics Championships next month, the reigning 100 metres champion is yet to make the final decision in this regard.

Kenyan anti-doping body gets boost from China, Norway
Kenyan anti-doping body gets boost from China, Norway

The newly constituted Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) is ready to roll out its operation to combat the vice after entering a one-year partnership with the Chinese and Norwegian anti-doping bodies.

Mumbai Marathon is selection trial for world championship: AFI
Mumbai Marathon is selection trial for world championship: AFI

This Sunday's Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon would be the pre-qualification event for the World Championships in August in Beijing, said Athletics Federation of India president Adille Sumariwalla on Friday.

Fraser-Pryce adds Indoors to world, Olympic gold

Reigning World and Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica has won her first World Indoor medal when she ran a world leading time of 6.98 seconds to capture the gold in the women`s 60 metres final.

Bolt, Fraser-Pryce win sportsman of year

Usain Bolt, the world`s fastest man, and sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, were named Jamaica`s Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year on Friday.

Russia floats tender for 2018 World Cup venue reconstruction

The Russian government Wednesday announced $612 million dollar tender to upgrade the venue for the 2018 World Cup final.

Bolt says he is ready to reclaim world 100m title

Sprint sensation Usain Bolt says he is ready to reclaim the 100 metres title he lost two years ago and to successfully defend the 200m at the IAAF World Championships starting here this weekend.

Kenyan athletes plot to stun the world in Moscow

In the absence of record holder David Rudisha, the Kenyan men`s 800 metre team for the IAAF World Championships in Moscow is wrapping up a surprise package in its bid to retain the crown.

Jamaican athlete pleads to be included in World`s team

Former national discus record holder of Jamaica Jason Morgan remains optimistic that he would be given an opportunity to represent the country of his birth in Athletics at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, even though he didn’t compete at the National Championships last month.

Clarke named Jamaica`s coach for World meet

Successful high school track and field coach Michael Clarke has been named head coach of Jamaica`s athletics team for the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia, Aug 10-18.

Usain Bolt punches semi-final ticket at trials

World record-holder and Olympic champion Usain Bolt easily booked his semi-final ticket in the men`s 100m at the Jamaican trials for the athletics World Championships on Thursday.

Oscar Pistorius considering return to training

Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who has been accused of killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine`s Day, is considering resuming his training

‘Gender row’ athlete Semenya to be South Africa’s flag-bearer at London Olympics

Semenya won the women``s 800m title at the age of 18 at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany in 2009, but was involved in a gender row after the amount of testosterones found in her body.

Pole vault champ Isinbayeva makes winning return

Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva defied strong winds to clinch victory in her first outdoor meeting of the season.

Pole vault champ Isinbayeva makes winning return

Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva defied strong winds to clinch victory in her first outdoor meeting of the season.

Powell feels no pain, should be ready for world trials

Asafa Powell returns home to Jamaica and should be ready for the country`s world championships trials.

Powell feels no pain, should be ready for world trials

Asafa Powell returns home to Jamaica and should be ready for the country`s world championships trials.