JUSTIN GATLIN

  • Justin Gatlin fails to make list of finalists for IAAF award October 17, 2014

    Facing a backlash over his doping past, American sprinter Justin Gatlin has failed to make the list of finalists for the IAAF world athlete of the year award. Gatlin, undefeated in the 100 and 200 meters this season, was among the original 10 nominees for the prize. But, after a two-week...
  • Bolt to run at Copacabana, Gatlin race unlikely July 21, 2014

    North Carolina: Usain Bolt will return to Rio de Janeiro next month to run a special 100 metres on the beach, he said on his website on Sunday, but the Jamaican world record holder is now unlikely to race against Justin Gatlin this year. The six times Olympic gold medallist added...
  • US out for more gold at world championships August 12, 2013

    Moscow: Jamaica and the United States put their top sprinters into the women's 100meter final for the next installment of their sprint rivalry later Monday at the world championships. Usain Bolt already beat Justin Gatlin in the men's 100 to give Jamaica the early lead. The U.S. team has three in...
  • It was always tough with Justin Gatlin around: Usain Bolt August 12, 2013

    Moscow: Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt has said that it was hard to beat US rival Justin Gatlin on the way to reclaiming his 100m title at the World Athletics Championships here. Bolt, one of four Jamaicans in the much anticipated men's 100m final on Sunday, the event he false started...
  • Bolt, Gatlin through to 100 final at World Athletics Championships August 11, 2013

    Moscow: Usain Bolt is back in the 100meter final. If he avoids a false start later Sunday, the Jamaican will be the favorite to reclaim the world championship title he lost in a disqualification two years ago. Bolt was slow out of the blocks and had to work to chase down Mike...
  • Tyson Gay sprints to year's fastest 100m to defeat Justin Gatlin June 22, 2013

    Des Moines, Iowa: Tyson Gay overcame Olympic bronze medallist Justin Gatlin's quicker start and sped to the year's fastest 100 metres, clocking 9.75 seconds at the US trials for the world championships on Friday. Fully fit for the first time in years, Gay took control midrace with a dominant run to...
  • Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin cruise in US 100m qualifying June 21, 2013

    Des Moines, Iowa: Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin cruised through the opening round of the 100 metres at the US trials on Thursday as America's top sprinters launched their bids for August's world championships. Former world champion Gay, the year's fastest man, won his heat in 10.28 seconds while Olympic bronze...
  • 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...
  • I'm a step closer to being a legend, says Bolt August 6, 2012

    Reuters: After streaking to a second Olympic 100 metres gold on Sunday and treating everyone to an evening of showmanship and celebration along the way, Jamaica's Usain Bolt said he was one step closer to the legendary status many already afford him. "Some of you guys doubted me. I just had...
  • Usain Bolt defends Olympic gold in record time August 6, 2012

    London: Beat Usain Bolt at your peril. He is bound to get you back, when it matters most. Any questions that Yohan Blake raised by beating the defending 100meter Olympic champion during the Jamaican trials a month ago were emphatically answered with the secondfastest time in history on Sunday. And it...
  • Olympics: Bolt, Blake gallop into 100m final August 6, 2012

    London: Defending champion Usain Bolt and fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake both advanced with semifinal victories on Sunday into the 100meter final, the most anticipated race of the London Olympics. Bolt had a lightning semifinal out of the blocks fast enough and surging ahead by halfway before coasting to the end,...
  • Ready for fastest 100m ever: Bolt July 27, 2012

    London: Usain Bolt says he is fit and ready for the London Olympics and is convinced his defence of the 100 metres title could trigger one of the fastest ever races in the blue riband sprint. The 25yearold Jamaican said he had been training well after a minor hamstring problem and...
  • Gatlin to challenge fouryear suspension January 3, 2008

    North Carolina: Olympic 100 metres champion Justin Gatlin will challenge a fouryear suspension for a 2006 positive doping test, his attorney said on Wednesday. "We are going to have to continue to fight because Justin has not done anything wrong," John Collins said. Collins said Gatlin's options included appealing to the International...
  • Gay wins 100m in year's fastest June 23, 2007

    Indianapolis: Tyson Gay, getting what he said was his fastest start ever, won the 100 metres in the year's fastest time, 9.84 seconds, at the US championships on Friday. With a blazing final 50 metres and a strong start, Gay won the race by an impressive 0.23 seconds, the largest margin...
  • Gatlin, Landis lead doping infamy list December 20, 2006

    London: Justin Gatlin and Floyd Landis made headlines for their sporting achievements in 2006. They were bigger news when they were caught in the year's biggest doping scandals. Gatlin, who equalled the world record in the 100 metres, and Landis, who won the Tour de France, had positive tests for testosterone...
  • Fouryear ban a must for Gatlin: IAAF August 24, 2006

    London: Sprinter Justin Gatlin must serve at least four years of his doping ban, an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) spokesman has said. The American Olympic and world 100 metres champion was banned for up to eight years on Tuesday after agreeing that his positive drugs test constituted a doping...
  • Justin Gatlin banned for eight years August 23, 2006

    Washington: Olympic 100metre champion Jason Gatlin has admitted using steroids and accepted an eightyear ban from competition, avoiding a lifetime suspension in return for cooperating in antidoping efforts, the US AntiDoping Agency said on Tuesday. Gatlin, 24, also lost the 100metre world record of 9.77 seconds he shares with Jamaica's Asafa...
  • Sprinter Marion Jones fails drug test August 19, 2006

    North Carolina (USA): Triple Olympic sprint champion Marion Jones has failed an initial doping test, a source familiar with the test said. The positive test of Jones's A sample occurred at the June US championships in Indianapolis, the source, who did not wish to be identified, said. US media reported the bloodboosting...