DIAMOND LEAGUE

  • Vikas Gowda finishes overall 4th in IAAF Diamond League Series September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda got a morale booster ahead of the upcoming Asian Games as he finished overall fourth in the prestigious IAAF Diamond League Series to pocket USD 3,000 prize money. The United Statesbased Indian, who won a gold in the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow,...
  • Usain Bolt breaks 10 seconds under roof in Warsaw August 24, 2014

    Warsaw: Sixtimes Olympic champion Usain Bolt broke 10 seconds for the first time this season when he won a 100 metres race under a closed roof at the National Stadium in Warsaw on Saturday. The Jamaican clocked 9.98 seconds into a slight breeze at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in front of...
  • Silas Kiplagat shocks world champ Kiprop in sizzling 1,500m July 19, 2014

    Kenyan Silas Kiplagat shocked compatriot Asbel Kiprop to become the fourthfastest 1,500 metres runner of all time at a sizzling Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday. Kiplagat broke through to run a yearleading three minutes, 27.64 seconds and surprise twotime world champion Kiprop, who was attempting to break Hicham El Guerrouj's...
  • Yohan Blake's injury woes continue as he pulls up in Glasgow July 12, 2014

    Yohan Blake's injury troubles hit a new low as he pulled up during the 100 metres at Friday's Diamond League meeting in Glasgow. Blake's race ended after 60 metres with the Jamaican clutching his hamstring in obvious pain as his compatriot Nickel Ashmeade went on to win in 9.97 seconds, pipping...
  • Usain Bolt pulls out of Paris, Ostrava June 7, 2014

    London: Sprint superstar Usain Bolt has delayed his debut on the international circuit this season, after pulling out of the Ostrava Golden Spike and Paris Diamond League. The World and Olympic champion announced he would miss the June 17 outing in the Czech Republic and the July 5 Meeting Areva at...
  • Tintu Luka to participate in IAAF Diamond League 800m May 8, 2014

    Doha: It will be a turning point for Indian athletics if Tintu Luka can impress in the 800 metres race at the seasonopening IAAF Diamond League here on Friday. The current Asian champion and 2010 Asian Games bronze medallist is India's lone entry at the prestigious meet and is expected to...
  • Bolt set to light up Paris Diamond League again January 21, 2014

    World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt will be the main attraction during July's Paris Diamond League meeting, organisers said on Monday. Bolt won the 200 metres last year at Stade de France, one month before increasing his world titles haul to eight at the Moscow championships where he clinched the 100m,...
  • Usain Bolt shines again in Brussels Diamond League September 7, 2013

    Brussels: World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt powered away late in the race to win the 100 metres in 9.8 seconds at the season-closing Diamond League meeting in Brussels on Friday. Bolt, who won 100, 200 and 4x100 relay golds at last month's world championships was one of several Moscow...
  • Usain Bolt wins 100 metres in Zurich Diamond League August 30, 2013

    Zurich: Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt outsprinted fellow Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade and American Justin Gatlin to win the 100 metres at the Zurich Diamond League meeting on Thursday. Bolt, running into a slight headwind, made his customary sluggish start before accelerating away from the field to win in 9.90 seconds. Ashmeade...
  • Usain Bolt to run in Zurich Diamond League August 27, 2013

    Zurich: Sprint legend Usain Bolt is among six Jamaicans confirmed for the Diamond League meeting in Zurich on Thursday. Bolt will compete in the men's 100 metres, his first race since the Moscow World Championships, reports CMC. The six-time Olympic champion stole the spotlight at the Moscow World Championships by completing...
  • Merritt wins as world champions triumph in Stockholm August 23, 2013

    Stockholm: American LaShawn Merritt eased to victory in the 400 metres as one of several newly-crowned world champions to shine at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting on Thursday. Fresh from his success in Moscow earlier this month, Merritt (44.69 seconds) was slower by nearly a second than his time at the...
  • Usain Bolt delivers on return to London July 27, 2013

    London: Usain Bolt returned to the scene of his triple Olympic glory and duly delivered for 60,000 cameraflashing fans as he overcame a slow start to win the 100 metres and give the London Anniversary Games the Friday finale it demanded. Ukrainian high jumper Bohdan Bondarenko did briefly threaten to steal...
  • Usain Bolt wants to inspire fans weary of doping July 25, 2013

    London: Usain Bolt will again fly the flag for drugfree athletics at this weekend's London Diamond League meeting after a news conference where the multititled Jamaican was bombarded with questions about the sport's latest doping scandals. Any hopes Bolt had that his appearance in London would be a celebration of his...
  • World champion Greene out of London Diamond League July 25, 2013

    London: World champion Dai Greene has pulled out of the 400 metres hurdles at this weekend's Diamond League meeting in London in a bid to get fit to defend his title in Moscow next month. The 27yearold Briton, who has struggled with injury and illness all season, withdrew from last week's...
  • Relentless Asbel Kiprop races to fastest time since 2004 July 20, 2013

    World champion Asbel Kiprop's relentless pace proved too much for his rivals, including Mo Farah, as the Kenyan clocked the fastest 1,500 metres time since 2004 at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday. With the world championships in Moscow just over three weeks away, world leads and minor records were...
  • Could have run faster in Paris: Usain Bolt July 11, 2013

    Paris: Sprint sensation Usain Bolt says he could have posted a faster time in the 200 metres at the Areva Diamond League Meeting in Paris. Bolt was made to work hard in the halflap and was forced to fend off a challenge from his compatriot Warren Weir before completing victory...
  • Gowda finishes fourth in IAAF Diamond League July 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Newlycrowned Asian champion Vikas Gowda finished a creditable fourth in the ninth leg of the prestigious IAAF Diamond League athletics series in Paris. Gowda hurled the iron disc to a distance of 64.45m which he achieved in his third attempt at Stade de France Saturday night. He was second after...
  • Bolt races to year's fastest 200 metres time July 7, 2013

    Paris: Olympic champion Usain Bolt sent out a warning to his rivals ahead of the world championships by running the fastest time of the year to win the 200 metres at the Paris Diamond League on Saturday. The world record holder eased to the line in 19.73 bettering American Tyson Gay's...
  • Tyson Gay continues impressive buildup with Lausanne win July 5, 2013

    Lausanne: American champion Tyson Gay continued his impressive buildup to next month's world championships on Thursday by winning the 100 metres at Lausanne's Athletissima Diamond League meeting in 9.79 seconds. Jamaica's former world record holder Asafa Powell was among the athletes left trailing while 2003 world champion Kim Collins of St...
  • Carter, Brathwaite win, FraserPryce beaten in Birmingham July 1, 2013

    Birmingham: The Diamond League meeting in Birmingham saw mixed results for Caribbean athletes with Jamaican Nesta Carter and Ryan Brathwaite the only Caribbean winners as Olympic champion ShellyAnn FraserPryce was upset in the women's 200 metres. Carter took the men's 100m dash Sunday in a competitive 9.99 seconds despite his fourth...
  • FraserPryce leads Caribbean charge in Birmingham June 30, 2013

    Bridgetown: About a dozen Caribbean athletes led by double Olympic champion ShellyAnn FraserPryce of Jamaica are down to compete at the Diamond League meeting at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on Sunday. Fresh from her victory at the Jamaica National Championships last weekend with a world leading time of 22.13 seconds,...
  • Watch: Usain Bolt behind the wheel of an F1 car June 15, 2013

    Oslo: Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, got faster when he got behind the wheel of a replica racer at the recent IAAF Diamond League this week. The iconic 100m star did a lap in a Formula 1 race car after he won the 200m meet on Thursday...
  • Surging Bolt powers to 200m victory in Oslo June 14, 2013

    Oslo: Olympic champion Usain Bolt responded to last week's surprise sprint defeat in Rome by storming to a worldleading time of 19.79 seconds over 200 metres at the Bislett Diamond League meeting on Thursday. The Jamaican world record holder, surprisingly beaten over 100 metres by American Justin Gatlin in Italy, streaked...
  • Sluggish Usain Bolt beaten by Justin Gatlin in Rome June 7, 2013

    Rome: Usain Bolt's defeat by Justin Gatlin in the 100 metres at the Rome Diamond League meeting on Thursday is unlikely to cause the Olympic champion too much concern ahead of August's world championships. American Gatlin, bronze medallist at the London Games after a fouryear doping ban, ran 9.94 seconds to...
  • Justin Gatlin wins Diamond League sprint in Eugene June 2, 2013

    Former Olympic champion Justin Gatlin won the men's 100 metres title at Saturday's Prefontaine Classic, the fourth leg of the Diamond League athletics' series. The 31yearold American, who won gold at Athens in 2004 then bronze in London last year after serving a doping ban, won the blueriband sprint in a...
  • Tyson Gay wins Diamond League sprint in New York May 26, 2013

    New York: Former world champion Tyson Gay, free from injury for one of the few times in recent years, blitzed his rivals on Saturday to win the 100 metres at the Adidas Grand Prix. Kenya's Olympic champion David Rudisha also outclassed his opponents to easily win the 800m at the New...
  • Krishna Poonia to take part in Doha leg of Diamond League May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Ace Indian discus thrower Krishna Poonia will be participating in the opening leg of the prestigious Diamond League Meetings series in Doha on May 10, which will give her a launchpad for her preparations for the Asian and World Championships later this year. Poonia is expected to compete in...
  • Usain Bolt to head cast at London's 'anniversary games' April 17, 2013

    London: Usain Bolt will return to London to compete in the IAAF Diamond League meeting at the Olympic Stadium in which he achieved a clean sweep of gold medals last year. The Jamaican sixtimes Olympic champion will head a glittering cast as London's Queen Elizabeth Park celebrates the oneyear anniversary...
  • Bolt to run 200 in Paris Diamond League February 26, 2013

    Paris: Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt will race in the 200-metre at the Paris Golden League meeting on July 6 as part of his buildup for the Moscow world athletics championships in the following month. The Jamaican world-record holder will compete against France's European 100 metres champion Christophe Lemaitre in the...
  • London event drops taxes to lure Bolt for July meet February 7, 2013

    London: Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt and other overseas athletes will be able to compete taxfree in this year's London Diamond League event at the Olympic Stadium after the British finance minister agreed to a "oneoff" exemption. Jamaican Bolt, who won three golds at last year's London Games, had not previously...