Sad endings for Bolt, Farah at World Athletics meet

  London, August 13 (IANS): The World Athletics Championships just can’t stop popping up surprises even as Jamaican great Usain Bolt and local hero Mohamed Farah bid farewell to their respective careers amid tears and defeat.   In the last race of his career, Bolt limped off the track while hosts Britain took the stunning […]

Athletics: Injury floors Bolt and ruins final farewell

Athletics: Injury floors Bolt and ruins final farewell

  LONDON, August 13 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt’s unparalleled career ended in extraordinary drama on Saturday as he pulled up with injury on the anchor leg of his very last race, the 4×100 metres relay final at the World Championships.   The 30-year-old had taken the baton for Jamaica a few metres adrift of the […]

Slick Britain win shock 4×100 relay gold as Bolt pulls up

Slick Britain win shock 4×100 relay gold as Bolt pulls up

  LONDON, August 13 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt’s final track appearance ended with pain and frustration on Saturday as he pulled up injured running the final leg of the World Championships 4×100 metres relay as Britain stunned the United States to win a shock gold medal.   Bolt, who had to settle for bronze in […]

Bolt leads Jamaica into final, U.S. run year’s fastest time

Bolt leads Jamaica into final, U.S. run year’s fastest time

  LONDON, August 12 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt, running the penultimate race of his career, led Jamaica safely through their semi-final in the 4×100 metres relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday while United States ran the fastest time of the year.   Bolt, who announced on Monday that he would also run in […]

Bolt beaten but through after scoreboard scare

Bolt beaten but through after scoreboard scare

    LONDON, August 6 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt booked his place in the World Championships 100 metres final on Saturday but he was given a double scare by American Christian Coleman, who beat him in their semi, and the stadium scoreboard, which initially left him off the results.   The Jamaican, seeking his fourth […]

Bolt takes centre stage in 100 metres gold bid

Bolt takes centre stage in 100 metres gold bid

    LONDON, August 5 (Reuters) – The sport’s biggest name and its blue riband race combine to take centre stage for the last time on Saturday when the incomparable Usain Bolt seeks to win the World Championships 100 metres gold for the fourth time.   The Jamaican will need to start better than in […]

Bolt teammate Carter appeals against Olympic doping ruling – CAS

Bolt teammate Carter appeals against Olympic doping ruling – CAS

ZURICH, February 17 (Reuters) – Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter, whose positive doping test cost Usain Bolt a relay gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has appealed to the Court of Arbritration for Sport (CAS) asking that the Jamaican team be reinstated as 4x100m relay winners.   Carter filed the appeal with CAS seeking to […]

Bolt, Biles adjudged Sportspeople of the Year at Laureus 2017

Bolt, Biles adjudged Sportspeople of the Year at Laureus 2017

Monte Carlo (Monaco), February 15 (IANS) After glittering year for both athletes, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and American gymnast Simone Biles won the Sportsman and the Sportswoman of the Year titles at the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony here.   Bolt won the 100, 200 and 4×100 metres relay gold medals at the Rio […]

Bolt fires ‘All-Stars’ to Nitro Series win

Bolt fires ‘All-Stars’ to Nitro Series win

MELBOURNE, February 11 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt fired his team of international ‘All Stars’ to victory in the inaugural Nitro Athletics Series in Melbourne on Saturday, capping the glitzy event with a dominant win in the 4x100m relay to pip hosts Australia in the final standings.   Running the second leg of the relay, the […]

Bolt sprinkles star-dust as athletics goes Hollywood

Bolt sprinkles star-dust as athletics goes Hollywood

MELBOURNE, February 4 (Reuters) – The Nitro Series promised to make athletics a show and the sport’s ultimate show-man Usain Bolt capped its first meeting in Melbourne on Saturday by propelling his team of international “All-Stars” to a crowd-pleasing win in the 4×100 metres relay.   Taking the baton from Olympic gold medal-winning team mate […]

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