Michelle Carter, the reigning women’s Olympic shot put champion, has become the latest star athlete to support the IAAF Heritage World Athletics Championships Exhibition in Doha, Qatar.
A 90-metre javelin throw at any stage of the season is noteworthy. But a 93.90m throw on a season’s debut suggests Thomas Rohler could be set for an incredible year.
Rio 2016 Olympic Games champion Michelle Carter brought her season to an end with a win but the Diamond Trophy went to Valerie Adams at the special city centre shot put competition held ahead of the main IAAF Diamond League final in Brussels on Thursday (8).
Michelle Carter produced a jaw-dropping moment of inspiration in the sixth round to shatter Valerie Adams’ dreams of securing what would have been a record third Olympic gold and snatched a dramatic victory few anticipated.
History could beckon in the first field event final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as Valerie Adams attempts to become the first woman to land a hat-trick of Olympic titles in a track and field event.
Marketing and nationalistic fervor cause signs at the US Olympic Trials to proclaim this is the toughest team to make. Yet there has been some evidence of that. It was indisputably the case in the women’s 100m hurdles Friday (09) night, the seventh day of the U.S. selection competition. In a field so deep, there was inevitability of a fast hurdler being left behind. Turns out it was the fastest.
It’s athletics’ counterpart to basketball’s buzzer-beater. You are behind but you have the competition’s last attempt; and you then trump them all.
At last month’s IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016, Hungarian shot putter Anita Marton elevated herself into first place with her final round 19.33m, a national indoor record to push host nation favourite Michelle Carter into second place.
A capacity crowd again packed the Oregon Convention Center and they were again treated to a splendid night of athletics with 10 champions crowned on the third day of the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016.
For Team USA, the waiting is finally over.
Though 29 years have passed since they got the chance to represent their country on home turf at a senior IAAF track and field championship, 58 of their athletes are relishing the chance to do so again when the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 begin on Thursday (17).