Athletics

Jake Wightman cruises into 800m semi-finals at European Championships

Wightman won gold over 1,500 metres in Eugene last month but is contesting the 800m in Munich Sign up to our free sport newsletter for all the latest news on everything from cycling to boxing Sign up to our free sport email for all the latest news Thanks for signing up to the Sport email World champion Jake Wightman cruised into the semi-finals of the European Championships on Thursday. Wightman

Aussie Ollie Hoare beats best in the world as high jumper Eleanor Patterson says ‘I didn’t perform’

In the roll call of credentials for the announcers of the 1500m, Ollie Hoare’s CV was the briefest. Two world champions, Olympic silver and bronze medallists, world championship finalists, world indoor medallists. And Ollie. Ollie won. Australian Ollie Hoare upstaged the best in the world in the most competitive race of the Commonwealth Games to win gold in the 1500m. It repaired a clumsy day on the track when world

Kennedy completes stunning turnaround with pole vault gold

Last year Nina Kennedy’s career had crashed. She had bottomed out in Tokyo at the Olympics, finishing 12th after barely clearing a training height. She was shattered. Twelve months to the day she is now the Commonwealth gold medallist, two weeks after also becoming the third-best pole vaulter in the world by winning bronze at the world championships. Nina Kennedy won pole vault gold.Credit:Getty It has been a stunning turnaround.

Armand Duplantis lights up Eugene to take gold after stunning world record

Armand Duplantis brought down the curtain on the World Championships in stunning fashion on Sunday, breaking his own pole vault world record in the final act of the 10-day track and field meet in Eugene. After the United States claimed emphatic victories in both the men’s and women’s 4×400 metre relays, Duplantis took centre stage and duly delivered a perfect finale for the first championships on American soil. The Swede

Claudia’s choice: teen star pauses AFLW dream for world athletics championships

Claudia Hollingsworth faced a choice between her two great loves. There was no bad option, but there was no easy one either. An excellent schoolgirl footballer, she is also an elite runner. So, what was she to do? Footy or the track? The now 17-year-old was playing last year for her club, the East Brighton Vampires, and at the Sandringham Dragons. She had designs on being drafted to the AFLW

Police launch manhunt for athlete's boyfriend after she's found stabbed to death

Kenyan Police have launched a manhunt for the boyfriend of distance runner Damaris Muthee Mutua after she was discovered stabbed to death in the town of Iten. Police said Mutua, 28, was found in "a state of decomposition" at the home of her boyfriend, an Ethiopian athlete. Iten's chief of police, Tom Makori told AFP: "According to Mutua's immediate neighbour, her boyfriend was seen in the house on Sunday morning.

Team GB ordered to return Olympic medals after positive CJ Ujah test

Team GB 's 4x100m relay men's runners have been ordered to give back their medals from the Tokyo Olympics in the wake of the doping violation from CJ Ujah. He ran the first leg of the final and helped the quartet to win silver as they narrowly missed out on the win to the Italian team. But he was provisionally suspended in the following days after a test showed the

Andarine (S4) – One of the most famous bodybuilding SARMs

Andarine (S4) is what they call a Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator, also known as SARM. It was specifically designed to help treat a variety of ailments, especially muscle wasting conditions. S4 SARM is considered one of the most potent compounds as it is known to act very fast. You will experience drastic results in no time. Because it is extremely strong, it is widely used by many athletes, including bodybuilders

Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare handed 10-year doping ban for 'multiple breaches'

Nigerian track-and-field athlete Blessing Okagbare has been hit with a 10-year ban for "multiple breaches of anti-doping rules". The 33-year-old competes in long jump and sprinting and was initially suspended during the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for a human growth hormone following an out-of-competition test on July 19 last year. In addition, Okagbare tested positive for blood booster EPO, another banned drug, in Nigeria in June last year, and

London Marathon 2021: Start time, route, odds and everything you need to know

The London marathon is back and it takes place on Sunday with athletes and the public ready to take on the 26-mile beast. Among the athletes is Brigid Kosgei who says she is well prepared for the race in which she is arguably favourite to win. She said: “First of all I want to say thanks because I have been invited to London again and I like London. Before I