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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…]

Any color medal will do, says hopeful hurdler Pearson

Any color medal will do, says hopeful hurdler Pearson

Published 01/08/2017

Athletics - London Anniversary Games - London, Britain - July 9, 2017 Australia's Sally Pearson during the Women's 100m hurdles Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Australian hurdler Sally Pearson will return to the scene of her greatest triumph when the World Athletics Championships get underway at the London Stadium, hopeful of capping an emotionally draining comeback with a spot on the podium.

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Despite the doubters, Farah bows out as the best

Despite the doubters, Farah bows out as the best

Published 01/08/2017

2016 Rio Olympics - Athletics - Final - Men's 5000m Final - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 20/08/2016. Mo Farah (GBR) of Britain celebrates winning the race.

Mo Farah will bring down the curtain on his championship career with a bid for yet another distance double in London but, despite his unmatchable palmares, the Briton still finds himself fighting for appreciation in some quarters.

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Durham farmer runs off with coal carrying crown

Durham farmer runs off with coal carrying crown

Published 18/04/2017

A Durham farmer has beaten dozens of rivals to the title of World Coal Carrying Champion after charging through a northern England town with a 50kg (110 pounds) sack on his back.

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Figure skating: Hanyu still hasn`t found what he`s looking for

Figure skating: Hanyu still hasn`t found what he`s looking for

Published 02/04/2017

Figure Skating - ISU World Championships 2017 - Men's Victory Ceremony - Helsinki, Finland - 1/4/17 - Gold medallist Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan attends the ceremony. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

For all his brilliance and world record scores, there is one annoying riddle that Yuzuru Hanyu has yet crack.

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