11 Updates
Diamond League: Bolt recovers to win
Photo Credit: FABRICE COFFRINI, Getty Images

Diamond League: Bolt recovers to win

Aug 30 2013, 4:30am CDT | by IANS

Zurich, Aug 30 (IANS/CMC) Usain Bolt recovered from a poor start before sprinting to victory in the 100m at the Zurich Diamond League at the Letzigrund Stadium.

Zurich, Aug 30 (IANS/CMC) Usain Bolt recovered from a poor start before sprinting to victory in the 100m at the Zurich Diamond League at the Letzigrund Stadium. The six-time Olympic champion began...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Diamond League: Bolt recovers to win

Aug 30 2013, 4:30am CDT | by IANS

Zurich, Aug 30 (IANS/CMC) Usain Bolt recovered from a poor start before sprinting to victory in the 100m at the Zurich Diamond League at the Letzigrund Stadium.

Zurich, Aug 30 (IANS/CMC) Usain Bolt recovered from a poor start before sprinting to victory in the 100m at the Zurich Diamond League at the Letzigrund Stadium.

The six-time Olympic champion began extremely slowly but stormed back late to win in 9.90 seconds, reports CMC.

Bolt finished ahead of teammate Nickel Ashmeade (9.94) and American Justin Gatlin was third in 9.96 seconds.

"I wasn't as fit. The more the season goes, the more tired I get. I'm just trying to get through the season injury free," Bolt told reporters.

"I have to go and prepare, see what I can to do improve my start."

The other Jamaicans Nesta Carter and Kemar Bailey-Cole were sixth and seventh respectively.

Gatlin, although finishing in third place, is the winner of this season's Diamond League 100m title.

Bolt and Gatlin went gold-silver at the World Championships in Moscow earlier this month, where Bolt won in 9.77 to Gatlin's 9.85.

Bolt is expected to race in the Diamond League finale in Brussels, Belgium, Sep 6.

World leader Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was first in the women's 200 metres, sprinting a comfortable 22.40 seconds.

The win makes Fraser-Pryce the female 200m Diamond League champion for 2013.

Mourielle Ahoure from the Ivory Coast, in a repeat of Moscow World Championships, was second in 22.66, while the Ukraine's Mariya Ryemyen was third in 22.67.

American Tiffany Townsend was disqualified after a false start.

Meanwhile, Grenada's Olympic 400 metres champion Kirani James finished a close second to World champion LaShawn Merritt.

Merritt ran into James very early and stayed close to the Grenadian to push ahead close to the finish to win in 44.13 seconds.

James was second in 44.32 and Pavel Maslák of the Czech Republic third in 44.91.

Merritt's win confirms him as the Diamond League 400m title winner this season.

--IANS/CMC

sr/vm

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

6 days ago

What If Sports Stars Were Fat? Including Rory McIlroy, Henry Shefflin And Tommy Bowe

Sep 16 2014 4:45am CDT | Source: balls

Balls.ie Professional sports stars are like fine-tuned athletic machines. In the modern era of specialised diet programmes and rigorous training regimes, it is a rare sight to see an athlete carrying a bit of extra weight. The novelty of what has become colloquially known as the “fat-lete” has almost become extinct. If you ever wondered, even just out of sheer bitterness, what a certain sporting hero would look like if they wer ...
Source: balls   Full article at: balls
 

 
Update
10

6 days ago

Chelsea FC: Can the Blues Run Away with the Premier League?

Sep 16 2014 3:30am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Before we begin, constituting what "running away with the league" means seems paramount. There is no clear-cut definition, but for the purposes of this article—and hopefully our posterity—the scenario could be explained as follows: "A side has ‘run away with their league’ should a distance of at least 10 points exist between them and the runners-up come season’s end." Obviously the mathematics may deceive histor ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
9

1 week ago

Mayweather vs. Maidana Rematch: Money's Win Provides Concise End to Rivalry

Sep 14 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Upon suffering his second successive defeat Saturday night to Floyd Mayweather, Marcos Maidana remained adamant Saturday night that he should have won the rematch. However, Las Vegas' MGM Grand bore witness to a conclusive closure being wrought upon this rivalry, an end to the feud far more finalised than the controversial majority decision back in May. This time around, it was unanimous for Money, who ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
8

1 week ago

Murder charge dismissed in case where woman fatally burned

Sep 11 2014 4:37pm CDT | Source: chron news

A Houston man accused of killing his wife will walk free after his attorney persuaded prosecutors Thursday that he could not have committed the crime. Darryl Wayne Tindol, 48, was accused of setting Susan Harper on fire by tossing a flammable liquid on her as she smoked a cigarette in the couple's car. "Logistically, it would have been impossible for him to set that fire," said Murray Newman. "Unless he's Usain Bolt, he couldn ...
Source: chron news   Full article at: chron news
 

 
Update
7

1 week ago

Kobe Bryant Heads Back to Germany for Knee Treatment

Sep 11 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: slamonline

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant once again flew to Germany to visit the famed Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt. According to Bryant’s reps, he’s in great shape and it’s expected to be a short trip. From the Black Mamba’s official website: On Tuesday evening, guests at restaurant Alter Hof in Munich, were treated to a pleasant surprise as Kobe Bryant walked through. [...] The reason for Kobe’s latest Munich trip? Kobe is Germany for a quick visit t ...
Source: slamonline   Full article at: slamonline
 

 
Update
5

1 week ago

Usain Bolt Reveals 1st Love but Doesn't Know Who Andrew Luck Is

Sep 11 2014 8:54am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

He's a six-time Olympic champion, lover of cricket and Manchester United, and one of the most gregarious athletes on the planet.Usain Bolt also has the opportunity to be considered the greatest sprinter of all time if he dominates Rio de Janeiro in the same way he did Beijing and London.Bleacher Report spent a few minutes with the Jamaican track star, giving him the Heads Up Challenge to see how much he knows ab ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
4

2 weeks ago

Rio Ferdinand: Man United ‘Mad’ to Sell Danny Welbeck to Arsenal

Sep 7 2014 1:27pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Former Old Trafford skipper full of praise for new Emirates Stadium signing. Check in to Arsenal vs Manchester City Former Man United skipper Rio Ferdinand believes the Old Trafford side have made a mistake by selling Danny Welbeck to Arsenal according to the Metro. Read more Arsenal transfer news. The 23 year old England international completed a deadline-day £16m move to the Emirates Stadium but it's a move that QPR centre-back Ferdinand feels Man United should not have allowed, ...
Source: CaughtOffside   Full article at: CaughtOffside
 

 
Update
3

2 weeks ago

(Image) Sexy Tennis Star Eugenie Bouchard Catches Balls At New York Yankees Game

Sep 6 2014 7:28am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Beautiful Bouchard bags balls.SEE ALSO: Top 40 hottest female tennis players in the world 2014.Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard was knocked out of the US Open in round four earlier this week, losing 7-6 6-4 to Russia’s Ekaterina Marakova.However, the Canadian beauty decided to hang around in New York for a bit, taking in a baseball game.And Eugenie grabbed herself a couple of souvinears during the New York Yankees’ de ...
Source: CaughtOffside   Full article at: CaughtOffside
 

 
Update
2

2 weeks ago

Man Utd will get back to the top under Louis van Gaal - Usain Bolt

Sep 6 2014 6:30am CDT | Source: Crunch Sports

Sprinter Usain Bolt believes Manchester United can get back to the top of the Premier League under Louis van Gaal. Van Gaal was brought in by United as David Moyes' replacement in the summer as Old Trafford officials looked to him to turn around the club's fortunes after last season's disappointing ... Read the re ...
Source: Crunch Sports   Full article at: Crunch Sports
 

 
Update
1

2 weeks ago

Man Utd fan Bolt wary of Liverpool's Balotelli

Sep 6 2014 6:27am CDT | Source: Tribalfootball.com

Manchester United mad Usain Bolt fears for his club when facing Mario Balotelli's Liverpool. The Jamaican sprint superstar is a huge Red Devils fan. NO, This article does not meet Newsnow guidelines read mor ...
Source: Tribalfootball.com   Full article at: Tribalfootball.com
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Muguruza stuns Halep at Wuhan Open
Wuhan (China), Sep 23 (IANS) Aggressive Spanish tennis player Garbine Muguruza pulled off the biggest upset of the Wuhan Open Tuesday, rallying from a set down to stun second seed Simona Halep.
 
 
Sun Yang eyes first men's gold for Chinese swimming
Incheon, Sep 23 (IANS) Chinese swimmer Sun Yang showed up as promised in 400m freestyle heats Tuesday morning and managed to enter the final with the top result of three minutes and 51.17 seconds at Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatic Center here.
 
 
Indian rowers in Asian Games medal rounds
Incheon, Sep 23 (IANS) Indian rowers Sawarn Singh Virk entered the final of the single sculls while double sculls and lightweight quadruple sculls teams also reached the finals of the 17th Asian Games at the Chungju Tangeum Lake Rowing Center here Tuesday.
 
 
Dennis Pitta Undergoes Season-Ending Hip Surgery
Dennis Pitta Undergoes Season-Ending Hip Surgery
Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta underwent season-ending hip surgery on Sept. 22 after he aggravated the injury a day earlier during a game against the Cleveland Browns. Doctors' prognosis reveals Pitta's career is in jeopardy.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Separatist teacher jailed for life in China
Beijing, Sep 23 (IANS) Ilham Tohti, a teacher belonging to the Uygur ethnic group, was Tuesdaysentenced to life in prison for separatism in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region,...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
US informed Syria in advance of strikes against IS
Damascus, Sep 23 (IANS) Washington had informed Syria of airstrikes against positions of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria before these strikes started, the Syrian foreign ministry said in a statement Tuesday. The...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Social exclusion prompts employees to cheat
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Managers must see that none of the employees feels excluded as even perception of social exclusion may lead to employees to engage in seedy activities, which may ultimately affect the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Healthy lifestyle key to cut heart attack risk in men
London, Sep 23 (IANS) If the very thought of heart attacks makes you squirm, making a few amends in your lifestyle can help you breathe easy. According to a new study, healthy lifestyle choices may help men cut down...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
How to help shy kids learn
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) If your kids are shy - anxious, fearful, socially withdrawn, and isolated - it is more important to engage them in learning activities than trying to change them, says a study. A programme...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Miley Cyrus out with her meme
Los Angeles, Sep 23 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus has photoshopped her childhood face from a picture and shared it online. Along with the childhood photograph, the 21-year-old has modified images of her raunchiest concert...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Muguruza stuns Halep at Wuhan Open
Wuhan (China), Sep 23 (IANS) Aggressive Spanish tennis player Garbine Muguruza pulled off the biggest upset of the Wuhan Open Tuesday, rallying from a set down to stun second seed Simona Halep. The two WTA rising...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Three people killed in Pakistan blast
Islamabad, Sep 23 (IANS) At least three people, including a woman and a security official, were killed and six injured Tuesday in a blast targeting a convoy of the Frontier Corps (FC) in Pakistan, media reported. The...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Nepali man dies during indefinite fast for justice
Kathmandu, Sep 23 (IANS) Nanda Prasad Adhikari has died while staging a "fast-unto-death" the past 11 months for pressing for his demand that his son's killer during the country's insurgency era be brought to justice...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Sun Yang eyes first men's gold for Chinese swimming
Incheon, Sep 23 (IANS) Chinese swimmer Sun Yang showed up as promised in 400m freestyle heats Tuesday morning and managed to enter the final with the top result of three minutes and 51.17 seconds at Munhak Park Tae-...
Read more on Sport Balla