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IAAF World Championships: Usain Bolt, Mo Farah's perfect swansongs end in dismay

The Jamaican sprinter limped out with a cram on his left hamstring as the team failed to finish the 4X100 metre relay.

Aug 13, 2017, 10:12 AM IST

WATCH: Usain Bolt limps out with cramp in final race of his career at IAAF World Championships

And just when it seemed Bolt was catching up the hosts, he limped down the track as he had pulled a cramp on his left hamstring, sat down agonising in pain as Great Britain roared away with the gold. The USA finished second, followed by Japan. Bolt sat there, tears rolled down his eyes as his teammates ran to console him.

Aug 13, 2017, 09:06 AM IST

Usain Bolt deserves it because there is no one greater than him, says Virat Kohli on Justin Gatlin's bow-down gesture

"When people do well, you understand how much strength and hard work it takes. You must appreciate that, it is very necessary. When you do well, other people appreciate you. It can’t be that none from the opposition will play well," said Kohli

Aug 07, 2017, 09:06 AM IST

It's sad that boos were louder than cheers, says Justin Gatlin after 100m win over Usain Bolt at World Championships

Justin Gatlin, on Sunday, clocked 9.92 seconds to claim the gold medal, edging by milliseconds past the man who stood as favourite among the crowd. Usain Bolt, the then defending champion, failed to retain his title and he bid adieu with a bronze. America's Chris Coleman finished second with 9.94 seconds on the clock.

Aug 06, 2017, 12:23 PM IST

WATCH: Justin Gatlin pays respect to Usain Bolt after winning 100m final at World Championships

Amid all the boos that showered down on Justin Gatlin, who pulled off a stunner at the Olympic Stadium in London, on Sunday, 35-year-old American sprinter walked towards Usain Bolt, knelt down in tears and paid respect to the 'fastest man on earth'.

Aug 06, 2017, 11:29 AM IST

Usain Bolt fails to defend title, loses 100 m final for first time at Olympics or World Championships stage

“I’m just sorry I couldn’t end it on a winning note,” said Bolt, whose record of 9.58 is till intact. Well, he does have one more to go, the 200 metre race. The crowd at the Olympic stadium overcame their shock and once again the walls of the stadium screamed out his name – Bolt.  

Aug 06, 2017, 10:25 AM IST

Top stars to feature in 57th National Inter-State Athletics

The four-day Championships, which will see a newly-laid blue synthetic track, will be the last chance for those athletes who are yet to attain the qualifying mark for the IAAF World Championships scheduled for August 4-13 in London.

Jul 14, 2017, 22:34 PM IST

Asian Grand Prix: Neena Varakil wins gold in women's long jump, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra qualifies for World Championships

World junior record holder javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra qualified for the IAAF World Championships in London in August though he took a silver today.

Apr 27, 2017, 21:41 PM IST

Pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva to retire after 2016 Rio Olympics

Russian star pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva said on Wednesday she plans to retire after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where she has her sights sets on a third Olympic gold.

Oct 21, 2015, 20:17 PM IST

Kenya's Edna​ Kiplagat eyes marathon gold at Rio Olympics

Edna Kiplagat is seeking to win that elusive gold missing in her collection, the Olympic marathon title.

Oct 07, 2015, 18:27 PM IST

Lalita Babar confident of Rio after Beijing feat

 Having made history at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing last month, 3000m steeplechase national record holder Lalita Babar hopes to raise the bar in next year's Olympics.

Sep 15, 2015, 21:18 PM IST

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.

Aug 27, 2015, 21:19 PM IST

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.

Jul 30, 2015, 19:00 PM IST

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.

Feb 01, 2015, 15:18 PM IST

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.

Jan 16, 2015, 19:41 PM IST

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.

Mar 10, 2014, 10:32 AM IST

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.

Jan 11, 2014, 15:26 PM IST

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.

Nov 20, 2013, 20:40 PM IST

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.

Aug 06, 2013, 18:34 PM IST

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.

Jul 26, 2013, 15:55 PM IST