Advert

Athletics

  • Camilleri completes stunning comeback

    Camilleri completes stunning comeback

    Battling back from adversity is a trait of true champions. Twelve months ago, the track career of Rebecca Camilleri seemed in jeopardy after she fractured her tibia plateau during training at the Mediterranean Games in Turkey. It was a bad injury...

  • Positive showings by Maltese athletes in Tbilisi

    Positive showings by Maltese athletes in Tbilisi

    Malta placed 10th out of a total of 15 European federations at the European Team Championships 3rd League, held in Tbilisi last week. The 3rd League was won by Cyprus who withstood a strong challenge from Iceland to preserve their status. Both...

  • IAAF will not appeal Gay’s ban

    The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will not appeal the one-year ban handed down to Tyson Gay for doping which has put the United States’ second-place finish in the 4x100 metres relay at the 2012 London Olympics in...

  • MAAA team aiming high in Georgia

    The MAAA squad of athletes for this weekend’s European Team Championships (Third League) will be looking to improve on the country’s best showing of ninth place, obtained twice in 2010 and 2011. Last year, in Slovakia, the MAAA team had to settle...

  • England explain double snub for Glasgow 2014

    Team England bosses have defended going into Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games next month without two of Britain’s fastest-ever 100 metre runners, James Dasaolu and Chijindu Ujah. Adam Gemili, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey and Richard Kilty will spearhead...

  • Moore breaks 200m record at meeting in Geneva

    Kevin Moore continued to improve the national record over the 200m distance when taking his new level to 21.04 seconds during the EAP Athletic Meeting in Geneva, on Saturday. Moore placed second in his heat which was won by British sprinter...

  • Blake sets sights on top sprint ranking

    Blake sets sights on top sprint ranking

    Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake is pacing himself in his comeback from hamstring problems that undercut him last year but he aims to finish on top of the world by the time the season is over. “In 2012, I started the season ranked number one,” Blake...

  • Sprinting duo to take part in inaugural U-23 Med. Champs

    This weekend, two athletes from the Malta Amateur Athletics Association (MAAA) will take part in the first Under-23 Mediterranean Championships in Aubagne, south of France. The championships are being organised by the recently set-up Mediterranean...

  • Felix continues comeback, Souleiman dominates mile

    Felix continues comeback, Souleiman dominates mile

    Olympic sprint champion Allyson Felix continued her comeback at the Oslo Diamond League meeting on Wednesday night, cruising to an easy 200m victory after a hamstring injury sidelined the American for most of the past year. Felix was fast out of...

  • Fraser-Pryce struggles again, Gatlin wins in Rome

    World and Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s problems continued at the Rome Diamond League meeting late Thursday when the Jamaican was again upstaged by long jump specialist Tori Bowie. Fraser-Pryce won gold medals in the 100m,...

  • Record-breaker Camilleri qualifies for Commonwealths

    Record-breaker Camilleri qualifies for Commonwealths

    This year’s MAAA National Track and Field Championships must certainly rank as one of the best in recent years. The level in many of the events was consistently high, the participation encouraging and many sections of the stands were quite...

  • WADA will not appeal Gay’s one-year ban

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will not appeal banned American sprinter Tyson Gay’s controversial one-year doping ban. The global agency said the ban, which has been widely criticised in Europe as too lenient, was “compatible with the World...

  • Banned US sprinter Gay to make his return in Lausanne

    Former world sprint champion Tyson Gay will return from a one-year doping suspension at next month’s Lausanne Diamond League meeting. The US record holder, suspended after a 2013 positive test for an anabolic steroid, will race American rival...

  • Rupp sets US 10,000m record in impressive Eugene win

    Rupp sets US 10,000m record in impressive Eugene win

    American Olympic silver medallist Galen Rupp (picture) ran the year’s fastest 10,000 metres to break his national record at the opening session of the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Friday. With British Olympic gold medallist and...

  • Championships at Marsa this weekend

    Championships at Marsa this weekend

    Athletics Malta will hold its annual Track and Field Championships this weekend at the Matthew Micallef St John Athletic Stadium in Marsa. The championships are the climax of a busy local track and field season which kicked off in February. They...

  • Steeplechase records

    Steeplechase records

    Two national records were set in the 3,000m steeplechase (men and women) during the Athletics Challenge 5 Meeting, held earlier this month at the Marsa athletics track. Mark Herrera established a new mark for the 3,000m steeplechase in a time of 9...

  • Blake back in top form

    Blake back in top form

    Olympic silver medallist Yohan Blake made it a perfect trip to the inaugural IAAF World Relays as he anchored Jamaica to a triumphant run in the 4x100 metres relay on Sunday. A night after leading a Jamaican team to a world record in the 4x200...

  • Blake and Jamaicans steal the show at World Relays

    Blake and Jamaicans steal the show at World Relays

    Yohan Blake and a speedy Jamaican 4x200 metres relay team did not need Usain Bolt to add to the island nation’s collection of world records on Saturday night. Blake, the world’s second fastest 200 metres runner behind Bolt, turned on the jets and...

  • Lawsuit by Gay’s ex-coach ‘baseless’ – USADA

    A lawsuit filed by Tyson Gay’s former coach Jon Drummond, who claims he was falsely accused of supplying the sprinter with performance-enhancing drugs, is ‘baseless’, the United States Anti-Doping Agency said. The lawsuit comes as USADA is seeking...

  • Records could tumble at inaugural World Relays

    Olympic and world champions will gather in the Bahamas this weekend for a special global meeting that has no field events or individual competitions but the promise of world records and rich cash prizes. The inaugural IAAF World Relays are all...

Advert
Advert