Athletics


China’s high-jump star Zhang suspended

Chinese high jumper Zhang Guowei has been suspended from all competitions with immediate effect by the country’s governing body of the sport for violating national team regulations. According to the ...

March 18, 2019, Monday


Liu breaks 50km record

Rio Olympics race walk champion Liu Hong broke the 50-kilometer world record and became the first woman to dip under the four-hour mark at an event in Huangshan, east China’s Anhui Province, on Saturday,...

March 11, 2019, Monday


Kenyan athletics pioneer Daniel Rudisha dies

Daniel Rudisha, a member of Kenya’s silver medal-winning relay quartet at the 1968 Mexico Olympics and father to 800m world record holder David Rudisha, has died....

March 8, 2019, Friday


21 more Russians get nod

The IAAF has allowed 21 more Russians, including an Olympic silver medalist, to compete as neutrals....

February 22, 2019, Friday


Semenya fights gender rule at top sports tribunal

Caster Semenya arrived at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Laussane, Switzerland, yesterday for a hearing in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics....

February 19, 2019, Tuesday


Wanders, Hassan records

Julien Wanders and Sifan Hassan won the inaugural 5-kilometer Herculis in Monaco yesterday and in doing so claimed the official male and female world records, respectively....

February 18, 2019, Monday


4-time Asian champion tests positive for steroid

Four-time Asian Games champion Kemi Adekoya has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for an anabolic steroid. The Athletics Integrity Unit says a “notice of allegation” was sent to Adekoya, ...

January 15, 2019, Tuesday


Obscure record holder

New Zealand athlete William “Bill” Bailey, who held now-obscure world records in 20,000-meter and one-hour running events, has died aged 84, Athletics New Zealand said....

December 28, 2018, Friday


Women’s 10K race held in Changning District

The 2018 Shanghai International Women’s Elite 10K Race was held in Changning District yesterday, featuring a total of 4,000 runners....

December 3, 2018, Monday


Kurdish women pedal, dunk, spike as Iraq’s top athletes

WHEN Iraq’s female cycling team snatched bronze and silver medals at a landmark Pan-Arab race, it was thanks to athletes from the autonomous Kurdish region. The country’s toughest female competitors, ...

November 17, 2018, Saturday




 

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