At the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, Jamaica finished second on the medals table with seven gold and 12 medals in total. It’s the country’s second-best tally ever, after the 2009 edition in Berlin. But this time, it wasn’t just sprinters and hurdlers who led the charge.
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Sprints nation Jamaica now making big waves in the throws

At the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, Jamaica finished second on the medals table with seven gold and 12 medals in total. It’s the country’s second-best tally ever, after the 2009 edition in Berlin. But this time, it wasn’t just sprinters and hurdlers who led the charge.... Read More

Despite all her success, and her undoubted talent, when Blanka Vlasic walked into the Bird’s Nest Stadium for the women’s high jump final, she couldn’t possibly foresee what was about to happen.
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The silver medal that felt like gold to Vlasic

Despite all her success, and her undoubted talent, when Blanka Vlasic walked into the Bird’s Nest Stadium for the women’s high jump final, she couldn’t possibly foresee what was about to happen. ... Read More

When athletes mention disruption to their preparations coming into a major championship, they are usually speaking about injuries, or viruses, or even what’s usually known as ‘niggles’. The common dominator is, it’s all about them.
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Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed, almost the Pharaoh of throwing

When athletes mention disruption to their preparations coming into a major championship, they are usually speaking about injuries, or viruses, or even what’s usually known as ‘niggles’. The common dominator is, it’s all about them.... Read More

When it comes to making athletics a family affair, no one can better the Borlees. Brothers Kevin, Jonathan and youngster Dylan were all in Beijing and competed together in the 4x400m, the two older brothers having reached the semi-finals in the individual event.
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Williams sisters keeping up family tradition in the sprint hurdles

When it comes to making athletics a family affair, no one can better the Borlees. Brothers Kevin, Jonathan and youngster Dylan were all in Beijing and competed together in the 4x400m, the two older brothers having reached the semi-finals in the individual event.... Read More

Denis Kudryavtsev is the leader of a group of young and ambitious group of athletes that has awakened interest in the 400m hurdles in Russia after a long hiatus.
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Quest for perfection takes Kudryavtsev to the Beijing podium

Denis Kudryavtsev is the leader of a group of young and ambitious group of athletes that has awakened interest in the 400m hurdles in Russia after a long hiatus. ... Read More