On the comeback from year-long absences, former Olympic champions Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Kirani James scored impressive victories in the women’s 100m and men’s 400m respectively at the 3rd edition of the JN Racers Grand Prix meeting, dubbed STARS The Next Generation, on Saturday (9) in Kingston.
Strong winds hampered performances at the Queensland International Track Classic in Brisbane on Wednesday (28), the final warm-up meeting before the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. But even a -1.6m/s breeze couldn’t slow down Britain’s Zharnel Hughes in the 200m.
The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, has confirmed that he will compete in the 200m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London on the night of Friday 22 July.
Usain Bolt may have been the star of the non-Diamond Race action, but it was his stable-mate Zharnel Hughes who produced the sparkle in the men’s 200m, the best of the six events with points at stake on day one of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London on Friday (24).
Anna Chicherova lay flat on her back on the high jump landing pit at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on Thursday (9), arms out, face full of surprise.
The gun goes on the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships at the historic Hayward Field in Eugene, USA, in exactly one month’s time and some of the top teenage athletics talents in the world have already been showing their form this summer.
Jamaica, and some of its Caribbean neighbours as well, showed off its latest generation of athletics talent at the Boys and Girls Championships, the annual competition among Jamaica’s high school teams, which ended after five days of competition on Saturday (30).