Athletics

Gatlin’s father flays London crowd for booing son

Justin Gatlin’s father has asked the fans to lay off his son after the 35-year-old was booed inside the London Stadium while accepting his 100 metres World Championships gold medal.

Tori Bowie clinches women’s 100m gold

American Tori Bowie won the women’s 100m world title on Sunday making up for her silver in last year’s Olympics while Rio 2016 Olympic Games gold medallist Elaine Thompson struggled home in fifth place, AFP reports.

London IAAF World Championships: 3 Nigerians qualify for women’s 400m

Nigeria’s Yinka Ajayi, Patience Okon-George and Margaret Bamgbose have qualified for Monday’s women’s 400m semi-finals at the ongoing International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London.

Kenya’s Kirui snatches world title from Ethiopia’s Tola

Kenya’s Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui prevailed in a compelling east African duel with Ethiopian Tamirat Tola on the streets of London to win the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday.

I’ve done my time – Gatlin

Justin Gatlin said it was sad that fans booed his victory in the world 100m final on Saturday, saying he had “done my time’’ for his doping offences — and Usain Bolt, the man he beat into third place, agreed with him.

British media lay into Bolt’s farewell Gat-crasher

Justin Gatlin may have sensationally regained the world 100 metres title denying superstar Usain Bolt a golden farewell but like the crowd in the London Stadium the British press slammed the fact the former drugs cheat had gatecrashed the party.

Bolt still world’s greatest athlete – fans

Although Jamaica’s Usain Bolt could not win his last 100m of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships, some athletics enthusiasts say he remains the world’s greatest athlete.

Manyonga over the moon after winning long jump gold

South Africa’s Luvo Manyonga said he was “over the moon’’ after winning the World Championships long jump title on Saturday, making up for the disappointment of missing out on an Olympic gold in Rio.

Hard work earned Gatlin the victory over Bolt – Udo-Obong

Former Nigerian sprinter, Enefiok Udo-Obong, has described the gold medal feat recorded by American Justin Gatlin in the men's 100m event of the ongoing 16th IAAF World Championships in London as a result of hard work.

Okagbare qualifies for IAAF 100m second round

Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor on Saturday finished second in her heat in 11.22 seconds to qualify for the second round of the 2017 International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in London.

Mo Farah wins 5th world championship gold

Mo Farah on Friday won his fifth world championship gold medal in the 10,000 meters at the World Athletics championship in London.

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