100 Metres

  • Yohan Blake not ruled out of world 100m title defence: Manager June 30, 2013

    Kingston: World 100 metres champion Yohan Blake has not been ruled out of defending his title in Moscow in August because of injury, his manager Cubie Seegobin said on Sunday, knocking down media reports that the Jamaican was to undergo surgery. "There is absolutely no discussions or plans for any surgery...
  • Asafa Powell wins re-run 100m at Ostrava meet June 28, 2013

    Prague: Jamaica's Asafa Powell was twice a winner of the 100 metres at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava on Thursday after he sprinted to victory - only to be told the race would be re-run because of a false start. Powell, a former world record holder, powered across the finish...
  • History defines who is great: Carl Lewis on Bolt August 10, 2012

    Usain Bolt on Thursday became the first athlete to successfully defend his 100m and 200m Olympic titles. ...
  • Jamaican Fraser-Pryce wins women's 100m title August 5, 2012

    London: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce leaned across the finish line of the women's 100 meters, then looked up at the blank scoreboard for the name of the next Olympic champion. Five seconds passed, then five more. Was it the Jamaican, Fraser-Pryce, or the American, Carmelita Jeter? The race couldn't have been any closer, and when...
  • Olympics: Blake downplays experience factor August 2, 2012

    London: World 100 metres sprint champion Yohan Blake has dismissed experience as a key factor in the contest at the London Olympics this weekend. The 22-year-old is one of the favourites to win the Olympic 100 metres but will enter the competition with the odds stacked against him. While he is...
  • London win boost for Gay ahead of Olympics July 14, 2012

    London: Tyson Gay prepared for the anticipated chilly Olympics here by winning the 100 meters at the London Grand Prix in dreary summer conditions in the British capital on Friday. The former world champion won in 10.03 seconds in a headwind of 1.2 meters per second, ahead of compatriot Ryan Bailey...
  • Usain Bolt sets year's fastest time for 100m June 1, 2012

    Rome: Olympic champion Usain Bolt clocked a season's best of 9.76 seconds to win the 100 metres at the Rome Golden Gala Diamond League meeting on Thursday. The Jamaican world record holder, who managed only 10.04 in Ostrava last Friday, was back to his best against a world class field which...
  • Usain Bolt speeds to year's fastest 100 metres May 6, 2012

    Kingston: Jamaican Olympic champion Usain Bolt held his nerve after two false starts by competitors and powered to the year's fastest 100 metres at the Jamaica International Invitational on Saturday. The 100- and 200-metre world record-holder clocked a dazzling 9.82 seconds in his first individual race of 2012, exploding from...
  • Bolt vs Gay: the fight begins before the sprint August 15, 2009

    Berlin: Usain Bolt vs. Tyson Gay. Flash vs. "boring." Triple Olympic champion vs. triple world champion. Anyway you judge it, the big match-up in the 100-meter sprint has all the looks of the defining moment of the world championships, which open with the 100 heats on Saturday. "I'm itching to run. I...
  • Phelps adds 100m butterfly world record to his kitty July 10, 2009

    Indianapolis: A fired up Michael Phelps signalled he was back in top form when he rocketed to a world record in the 100 metres butterfly at the US Nationals on Thursday. The 24-year-old American erased any concerns he lacked motivation after he won eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, ending...
  • Eyeing the finishing line: 3 contenders and one goal July 18, 2008

    New Delhi: The 100 metres has always been the most eagerly awaited event of any Olympics and this time three strong contenders have made sure that all eyes will be on them. Three men, all with the same goal will sprint towards the finish line of the 100 metres in the...