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Gerd Kanter is Saving His Best For Last

Gerd Kanter is Saving His Best For Last

25 September 2014 10:00 Kanter saving his best for last this year   Estonia’s Gerd Kanter showed he’s still has what it takes as he stood on the second spot of the podium at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich. It has been quite a…

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Mutaz Barshim Ranks his Top 3 Jumps

Mutaz Barshim Ranks his Top 3 Jumps

Mutaz on the Bounce  With a personal best of 2.42m, only one man has ever jumped higher than Mutaz Essa Barshim. SPIKES ask the gravity-defying 23-year-old to recall his three favourite ever jumps. 1. Malmo, Sweden – 2.20m (indoor) – Jan 23, 2010   “The first…

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Mutaz Barshim is the Asian Exception in Track & Field

Mutaz Barshim is the Asian Exception in Track & Field

Barshim the Asian exception in track and field Mon Sep 8, 2014 3:16am EDT By Nick Mulvenney (Reuters) – The athletics competition at the 17th Asian Games lacks the stardust Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang sprinkled over the last couple of editions but high jumper Mutaz…

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Ashton Eaton & Brianne Theisen-Eaton Discuss Their 2014 Season

Ashton Eaton & Brianne Theisen-Eaton Discuss Their 2014 Season

Eatons track and field’s cross-border power couple Decathlon and heptathlon record holders won’t compete in gruelling events at Pan Am Games, but should put on a show in individual competitions. LUCAS OLENIUK / TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO Canadian Brianne Theisen-Eaton and American husband Ashton Eaton…

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Tianna Bartoletta sits at the top of the Long Jump World Lead List

Tianna Bartoletta sits at the top of the Long Jump World Lead List

BARTOLETTA REGAINS HER ICE-COOL LONG JUMP COMPOSURE Tianna Bartoletta’s ultra-competitive performance in cool and  blustery conditions at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Thursday offered further evidence that her return to long jumping after a seven-year absence has been well-judged. The US athlete has…

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Mutaz Barshim Closes High Jump Diamond League Race with Win in Birmingham

Mutaz Barshim Closes High Jump Diamond League Race with Win in Birmingham

BARSHIM WINS LATEST HIGH JUMP BATTLE WITH BONDARENKO – IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE Mutaz Essa Barshim won the latest high jump battle with his arch rival Bogdan Bondarenko at the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, as both men cleared 2.38m in another high quality…

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Blessing Okagbare’s Drive to Stick with Sprints Pays off in Commonwealth Games

Blessing Okagbare’s Drive to Stick with Sprints Pays off in Commonwealth Games

Revealed: Okagbare almost quit athletics on August 04, 2014   /   in Sports 12:26 am BY JOHN EGBOKHAN Executive Chairman of the Delta State Sports Commission, Pinnick Amaju has said that Nigerians should celebrate Delta State Governor Dr. Emmanuel Udughan for the gold medals won by Blessing Okagbare…

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Blessing Okagbare’s Journey to Commonwealth Gold

Blessing Okagbare’s Journey to Commonwealth Gold

A Blessing in disguise: Okagbare’s journey to Commonwealth Gold ANTOINETTE MULLER 30 JUL 2014 01:14 (SOUTH AFRICA) Blessing Okagbare, who stormed to gold in the Commonwealth Games 100 metres on Monday, only took up sprinting in 2009. She is one of many West African sprinters…

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Brianne Theisen-Eaton Takes Home Gold in Heptathlon

Brianne Theisen-Eaton Takes Home Gold in Heptathlon

Theisen-Eaton, Zelinka win gold, silver in heptathlon Canadians finish 1-2 at Commonwealth Games CBC Sports Posted: Jul 30, 2014 3:36 PM ET Last Updated: Jul 30, 2014 10:53 PM ET Canadians Theisen-Eaton, Zelinka win gold, silver in heptathlon 3:27 Brianne Theisen-Eaton captured the heptathlon title Wednesday at the…

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Harry Aikines-Aryeetey is Ready to Claim a Medal at the Commonwealth Games

Harry Aikines-Aryeetey is Ready to Claim a Medal at the Commonwealth Games

Aikines-Aryeetey in bullish mood ahead of Commonwealth sprint showdown 8:00am Sunday 27th July 2014 in AthleticsBy Sports reporter Ready: Harry Aikines-Aryeetey goes in the 100m heats today (Sunday) At the age of 25, Harry Aikines-Areeytey is determined the time has come for him to fulfil the promise…

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