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Athletics

  • Wingfield a whisker away from final in Tallinn championships

    Between July 9 and 10, Athletics Malta participated in the European Under-23 Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. The country was represented by Charlotte Wingfield in the women’s 100m and 200m while Reece Dimech took part in the men’s...

  • Bolt targets happy return to ‘special’ London

    Usain Bolt will compete at the London Anniversary Games later this month, the six-time Olympic champion confirmed yesterday. The 100m and 200m world record holder has struggled for form and fitness this year and the Jamaican pulled out of...

  • Powell wins with his fastest 100m in four years

    Powell wins with his fastest 100m in four years

    Former world record holder Asafa Powell ran his fastest 100 metres in four years to win the sprint at the Paris Diamond League meeting in 9.81 seconds late Saturday. Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut matched Francis Obikwelu’s 2004 European record by...

  • Sweden’s Wvopio fastest in BSJ series opener

    The Birkirkara SJ 5k Running Series kicked off with a surprise recently after Sweden’s Martin Wvopio crossed the finish line first at the Mtarfa bypass in 16 minutes and ten seconds. Keith Galea, who made a welcome return to the series after an...

  • Gatlin wins 200m race in blazing 19.57

    Gatlin wins 200m race in blazing 19.57

    Controversial Justin Gatlin set the stage for a world championship showdown with Usain Bolt when he won the 200 metres in a blazing 19.57 seconds at the US trials in Oregon on Sunday. Only four people, including world record holder Bolt, have ever...

  • Thompson upsets Campbell-Brown for Jamaica’s 200m title

    Thompson upsets Campbell-Brown for Jamaica’s 200m title

    Birthday girl Elaine Thompson upset two-time Olympic and world champion Veronica Campell-Brown to win the 200 metres title at Jamaica’s national trials. Running in lane five and into a strong headwind (-2.4), 23-year-old Thompson came off the turn...

  • Salazar not surprised by Farah decision

    Alberto Salazar was never in any doubt that Mo Farah would stick by him despite the doping allegations surrounding the American coach. Salazar last week issued a lengthy rebuttal of almost 12,000 words denying the claims by BBC Panorama and US...

  • Gay powers past Bromell for 100m title, Bowie tops women

    Gay powers past Bromell for 100m title, Bowie tops women

    Tyson Gay is back on top as America’s 100 metres champion, but he had to run down teenager Trayvon Bromell for the honour at the US World Championships trials on Friday. The victory, in 9.87s, returned the 32-year-old Gay to the World...

  • Rupp delivers a winner but Gay has work ahead at US trials

    Rupp delivers a winner but Gay has work ahead at US trials

    Galen Rupp had a thumbs-up for a victorious 10,000 metres at the US World Championships trials on Thursday. And for good reason. The triumph, his seventh consecutive national title at the distance, was probably one of the few pleasing moments for...

  • Target achieved, says MAAA chief

    Target achieved, says MAAA chief

    Malta Amateur Athletics Association (MAAA) president Edwin Attard has expressed his satisfaction at the performance of Team Malta in the inaugural European Games in Baku, saying that, at the end of the two days of competition, the pre-set target...

  • USADA investigating if Salazar violated rules

    American coach Alberto Salazar is being investigated by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to determine if anti-doping rules may have been violated, a source told Reuters. The agency is seeking documents and interviewing witnesses, the person,...

  • Wingfield breaks record

    Wingfield breaks record

    Charlotte Wingfield established a new national 100m record yesterday as she came home second at the European Athletics Team Championship Third League, in Azerbaijan. Wingfield, 20, dashed home in 11.69 seconds to better her previous best mark of...

  • 5K running series starts in Mtarfa on Tuesday

    The 13th edition of the Bir-kirkara St Joseph 5K Road Running Series gets underway at the Mtarfa bypass on Tuesday evening. This series, organised under the auspices of Athletics Malta, will consist of three races with the other two dates being...

  • Galea, Abdilla seal titles in Binġemma

    Galea, Abdilla seal titles in Binġemma

    The third National Mountain Running Championships were held recently in Binġemma. The event, held under the auspices of the Mġarr and Rabat local councils and Athletics Malta, was sponsored by Perskindol and supported by Perla Harghitei mineral...

  • Olympic champion Farah missed drugs tests – report

    Olympic champion Farah missed drugs tests – report

    Double Olympic champion Mo Farah (picture) missed two drugs tests in the build-up to the 2012 Games, it has been reported. The Daily Mail claimed Farah, who won gold in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres in London, missed his first test early in 2010...

  • Olympic hurdles champ Pearson to miss worlds

    Olympic hurdles champ Pearson to miss worlds

    Olympic 100 metres hurdles champion Sally Pearson has been ruled out of this year’s world championships after shattering her left arm in a “traumatic” fall at the Rome Diamond League meeting earlier this month. The 28-year-old Australian, who won...

  • Victorious Bolt not happy with run in New York

    Victorious Bolt not happy with run in New York

    Double-Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt claimed victory in the 200 metres at the New York Diamond League meeting on Saturday, but was far from happy. The 28-year-old Jamaican, who holds the world record in both the 200m and...

  • UK Athletics unconcerned by Salazar doping allegations

    UK Athletics unconcerned by Salazar doping allegations

    UK Athletics said yesterday they have no concerns over the conduct or training methods of Alberto Salazar, the coach of Britain’s double Olympic champion Mo Farah. Prominent athletics coach Salazar and US Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp were...

  • Moore storms to 400m gold in Iceland

    Moore storms to 400m gold in Iceland

    Malta’s Kevin Moore has won the 400m gold medal at the Iceland GSSE today. Moore clocked 47.86 to complete a treble of gold medals in the last three GSSE editions. This was Malta’s second gold in track and field competitions, and second overall,...

  • Small Nations Games: Charlotte Wingfield wins gold for Malta

    Small Nations Games: Charlotte Wingfield wins gold for Malta

    Sprinter Charlotte Wingfield was the darling of the Maltese contingent yesterday after the 20-year-old sprinter won Malta’s first gold medal in the Iceland GSSE when topping the 100 metres race last night.The Wales-based runner became the first...

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