Posted by Dresonic on September 2, 2009
MONACO (AP) – Usain Bolt has confirmed that he will run the 200 metres at the IAAF World Athletics Final next month in Greece, the international athletics federation said yesterday.
| BOLT… shattered world records in the 100 and 200 metres at the World Championships earlier this month
The Jamaican sprinter shattered world records in the 100 and 200 metres at the World Championships earlier this month. He clocked 9.58 in the 100 and 19.19 in the 200 to improve the times he set in winning gold medals at last year’s Beijing Olympics.
Bolt contested the 200 metres at three meetings this season and was not automatically qualified for the race, which will take place on September 13 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
“But as per the qualifying regulations the eighth place is at the discretion of the IAAF,” the international federation said in a statement.
Bolt last competed in the world final in 2006 when he came third in the 200 with a time of 20.10 seconds in Stuttgart.
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Posted by Dresonic on September 2, 2009
MONTE-CARLO, Monaco (CMC) – Jamaica’s phenomenal World and Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt is set to enjoy a whopping US$500,000 payday for competing in the 100 metres in South Korea later this month.
|Bolt… has been labelled the greatest sprinter of all time
Bolt is expected to tackle the shorter sprint on September 25 at the Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting.
Moon Dong-hoo, vice-president of the organising committee for the 2011 Daegu IAAF World Championships in Athletics, said Bolt confirmed that he will race in Daegu and the details are now being worked out for his 100-metre appearance.
In Berlin, Bolt shattered his own world record by 0.11 seconds with a time of 9.58 seconds.
The Daegu organising committee did not disclose his payment, but media reports suggest Bolt is likely to receive US$500,000 for the race.
The Daegu Meeting is expected to attract 200 athletes from 30 nations competing in 16 track and field events.
Meanwhile, Bolt has confirmed that he will also be racing at the IAAF World Athletics Final in Greece this month.
Bolt, who brilliantly won the sprint double – both in world record times – at the IAAF World Championship in Germany last month, is set to run the 200 metres at the September 12-13 World of Athletics Final in Thessaloniki.
Organisers of the IAAF World Athletics Final confirmed Monday that the sprint giant will race in the half-lap sprint on the second day of the final on Sunday, September 13.
Bolt has contested only three 200-metre events so far this year including his Berlin World Championship run last month in an astounding 19.19 seconds, erasing his own world mark of 19.30 he posted in his Olympic victory in Beijing a year earlier.
Bolt last competed in the World Athletics Final in 2006 when he came third in 20.10 seconds in Stuttgart, Germany.
Already being labelled the greatest sprinter of all time, the 23-year-old Bolt is expected to compete in Shanghai after the World Athletics Final before travelling to Daegu.
In the meantime, the projected clash between Bolt and the American Tyson Gay at the Brussels Golden League Meeting on Friday will no longer happen.
Bolt has decided to run the 200 metres and Gay is booked for the 100 metres at the last Golden League meet of the season.
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Posted by Dresonic on February 22, 2009
St Catherine – Edwin Allen High School’s Class One sprinter Gayon Evans and Holmwood Technical boys’ 4x800m relay team made it three-from-three in the Milo Junior Grand Prix Series after winning their events at last Saturday’s 31st Milo Western Relays at GC Foster Sports College in Angels, St Catherine.
The Grand Prix Series was introduced this season and offers $500,000 to the winners of the boys and girls 100m and 4x800m races in five meets through the season.
The schools from where the winners emerge will get the prize monies with $100,000 going to the 100m winners and $150,000 to the relay winners.
Evans beat her schoolmate and World Junior Championship teammate Kaycea Jones in the 100m race on Saturday, in a meet record 12.06 seconds to 12.08 seconds, while Herbert Morrison’s Class Two runner Shavine Hodges took third place in 12.19 seconds.
With two races to go, next week’s Gibson Relays at the National Stadium and the GC Foster Classic, Evans leads with 27 points, six more than Jones who has been second in all three races so far. Manchester High’s Leslie-Ann Mitchell who was fourth last week is third on 15 points. Read the rest of this entry »
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