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Alpine skiing: Vonn to start season on Saturday with giant slalom

Alpine skiing: Vonn to start season on Saturday with giant slalom

Published 27/10/2017

American skier Lindsey Vonn will compete in this weekend's season-opening World Cup giant slalom in Austria as she starts her competitive build-up to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, she said on Thursday. [more…]

Gymnastics: Japan`s Shirai uses narrow win for second gold in Montreal

Gymnastics: Japan`s Shirai uses narrow win for second gold in Montreal

Published 08/10/2017

Japan's Kenzo Shirai won his second gold medal at the world gymnastics championships when he claimed the men's vault title by a mere 0.001 in Montreal on Sunday. [more…]

Xiao leads China one-two in men`s all-around at worlds

Xiao leads China one-two in men`s all-around at worlds

Published 06/10/2017

Xiao Ruoteng became the first Chinese man to take gold in a major global individual all-around competition since Yang Wei at the 2008 Beijing Olympics when he claimed victory at the world championships in Montreal on Thursday. [more…]

Gymnastics: Uchimura pulls out of world all-around championships

Gymnastics: Uchimura pulls out of world all-around championships

Published 03/10/2017

Kohei Uchimura's remarkable tenure as world all-around champion ended on Monday as the Japanese pulled out of qualification at the gymnastics world championships in Montreal with an apparent lower left leg injury. [more…]

Denmark`s Axelsen sinks Lin for title, Japan`s Okuhara wins

Denmark`s Axelsen sinks Lin for title, Japan`s Okuhara wins

Published 27/08/2017

Viktor Axelsen blanked China's five-times winner Lin Dan 22-20 21-16 to become the third Danish man to win the world championship title and Japan's Nozomi Okuhara beat India's Pusarla Sindhu 21-19 20-22 22-20 in an epic women's final on Sunday. [more…]

Athletics: Manangoi brings 1,500m joy for Kenya as Kiprop flops

Athletics: Manangoi brings 1,500m joy for Kenya as Kiprop flops

Published 13/08/2017

Asbel Kiprop failed in his bid for a fourth consecutive 1,500 meters gold medal at the World Championships on Sunday - but Kenya still celebrated a dazzling one-two with new champion Elijah Manangoi leading home his friend Timothy Cheruiyot. [more…]

Gatlin`s father flays London crowd for booing son

Gatlin`s father flays London crowd for booing son

Published 07/08/2017

Justin Gatlin's father has asked the fans to lay off his son after the 35-year-old was booed inside the London Stadium while accepting his 100 meters World Championships gold medal. [more…]

Athletics: Kipyegon favorite for 1,500m title

Athletics: Kipyegon favorite for 1,500m title

Published 07/08/2017

All eyes will be on the women’s 1,500 meters final at the World Championships on Monday as Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon of Kenya bids to add the gold medal to her Olympic title. [more…]

Bowie`s perfect dip snatches 100m gold from Ta Lou

Bowie`s perfect dip snatches 100m gold from Ta Lou

Published 06/08/2017

America's Tori Bowie delivered a finish line masterclass when she timed her dip perfectly to win the women's 100 metres world championship gold in spectacular style on Sunday, leaving Ivory Coast's Marie-Josee Ta Lou with a consolation silver. [more…]

Van Niekerk forced to work his way to tantalizing 400m final

Van Niekerk forced to work his way to tantalizing 400m final

Published 06/08/2017

Wayde van Niekerk duly qualified for the World Championship 400 meters final on Sunday but the defending champion and world record holder looks to have a real battle on his hands after some searing semi-final performances. [more…]