Diamond League

  • Bolt set to light up Paris Diamond League again 21-01-2014 08:19 AM

    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...
  • Usain Bolt shines again in Brussels Diamond League 07-09-2013 08:41 AM

    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 30-08-2013 08:46 AM

    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...
  • Usain Bolt to run in Zurich Diamond League 27-08-2013 10:38 AM

    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...
  • Merritt wins as world champions triumph in Stockholm 23-08-2013 08:43 AM

    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...
  • Usain Bolt delivers on return to London 27-07-2013 08:58 AM

    London: Usain Bolt returned to the scene of his triple Olympic glory and duly delivered for 60,000 camera-flashing 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...
  • Usain Bolt wants to inspire fans weary of doping 25-07-2013 05:34 PM

    London: Usain Bolt will again fly the flag for drug-free athletics at this weekend's London Diamond League meeting after a news conference where the multi-titled 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...
  • World champion Greene out of London Diamond League 25-07-2013 09:22 AM

    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 27-year-old Briton, who has struggled with injury and illness all season, withdrew from last...
  • Relentless Asbel Kiprop races to fastest time since 2004 20-07-2013 05:58 PM

    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...
  • Could have run faster in Paris: Usain Bolt 11-07-2013 11:56 AM

    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 half-lap and was forced to fend off a challenge from his compatriot Warren Weir before completing victory...
  • Gowda finishes fourth in IAAF Diamond League 07-07-2013 03:47 PM

    New Delhi: Newly-crowned 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...
  • Bolt races to year's fastest 200 metres time 07-07-2013 12:19 PM

    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...
  • Tyson Gay continues impressive buildup with Lausanne win 05-07-2013 08:33 AM

    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...
  • Carter, Brathwaite win, Fraser-Pryce beaten in Birmingham 01-07-2013 03:23 PM

    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 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was upset in the women's 200 metres. Carter took the men's 100m dash Sunday in a competitive 9.99 seconds despite his...
  • Fraser-Pryce leads Caribbean charge in Birmingham 30-06-2013 04:19 PM

    Bridgetown: About a dozen Caribbean athletes led by double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 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...
  • Watch: Usain Bolt behind the wheel of an F1 car 15-06-2013 05:20 PM

    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 14-06-2013 09:36 AM

    Oslo: Olympic champion Usain Bolt responded to last week's surprise sprint defeat in Rome by storming to a world-leading 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,...
  • Sluggish Usain Bolt beaten by Justin Gatlin in Rome 07-06-2013 10:49 AM

    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 four-year doping ban, ran 9.94 seconds...
  • Justin Gatlin wins Diamond League sprint in Eugene 02-06-2013 09:05 AM

    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 31-year-old American, who won gold at Athens in 2004 then bronze in London last year after serving a doping ban, won the blue-riband sprint in...
  • Tyson Gay wins Diamond League sprint in New York 26-05-2013 11:13 AM

    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...
  • Krishna Poonia to take part in Doha leg of Diamond League 01-05-2013 06:32 PM

    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...
  • Usain Bolt to head cast at London's 'anniversary games' 17-04-2013 01:56 PM

    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 six-times Olympic champion will head a glittering cast as London's Queen Elizabeth Park celebrates the one-year anniversary...
  • Bolt to run 200 in Paris Diamond League 26-02-2013 06:54 PM

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  • Bolt blazes to victory in Stockholm 30-07-2011 03:06 PM

    Stockholm: Usain Bolt defied blustering winds on Friday to record his first victory in three attempts on Swedish soil with victory over the 200 metres in the Stockholm Diamond League meeting. The Jamaican Olympic and world 100 and 200 champion cruised comfortably into the curve and powered home in 20.03...
  • Bolt edges out Carter in Monaco 23-07-2011 02:31 PM

    Monaco: World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt needed a late surge to narrowly beat fellow Jamaican Nesta Carter in the 100 meters with his season's best time of 9.88 seconds at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday. Bolt overhauled his compatriot, who also ran his season's best of 9.90,...
  • Bolt wins Diamond league meet at Oslo 10-06-2011 10:32 AM

    Oslo: Usain Bolt thundered past a weak field in driving rain to win the 200 metres at the Diamond League meeting in Oslo on Thursday, clocking the year's fastest time of 19.86 seconds. The Jamaican world record holder, competing over the distance for the first time in 13 months, danced...
  • Bolt cruises to victory in 200 meters 23-05-2010 09:40 PM

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