In the much-anticipated women’s 1,500, Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon takes home the Olympic Gold to become double Olympic Champion! Leading into the final lap, the three favourites were all in contention to win. But Kipyegon, the 2016 Olympic Champion pulled away over the course of the final lap to retain her title!
Even before the men’s 100m final, traditionally the most anticipated event of the Olympic Games, this was a thrilling night of athletics. In the minutes before the world’s fastest men took to the track for their showdown on Sunday (1), Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas had destroyed the 26-year-old triple jump world...
Nijel Amos has been reinstated and placed into the start-list for the final of the men's 800m on Wednesday night. Amos fell in the semi-final and it was assumed his Olympic campaign was finished.
The Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan has secured her first Olympic Gold in the women’s 5000m in Tokyo tonight! Her victory comes after the double World Champion announced a few days ago that she would be attempting to triple at this year’s Olympic Games.
NB: The world’s most eco-friendly high performance running shoe company is coming. Sign-up to follow their story HERE…. What can stop Sifan Hassan from completing a historic distance treble at the Tokyo Olympic Games? Not falling in the heats of the 1500m, which happened this morning. Not running for a gold medal in 28C...
Qatar's Mutaz Barshim and Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi know what it’s like to suffer. Both have overcome potentially career ending injuries in the years leading into Tokyo. Now both walk away with Gold after declining the opportunity to compete in a jump-off. Barshim gave Qatar its first Olympic track and field title—and Tamberi recorded a PB clearance of 2.37 metres. Both Barshim and Tamberi had no failed jumps, until they attempted the 2.39-metre mark.
The Decathlon heats up. World record-holder, the Frenchman Mayer, who had struggled with injury, is coming back. He'll challenge our man Ash Mooney & favourite Damian Warner. Aussie Cedric Dubler has a hamstring problem and will struggle. Warner is carrying winning form from his tremendous performance in Gotzis.
Peruth Chemutai has just stunned the world with a Gold Medal victory in the 3,000 meter steeplechase final! The young Ugandan who was yet to medal in a major global senior competition ran a smart, tactical, and patient race to eventually triumph over the field. In so doing, Chemutai is not only the new national record holder, but also the country’s first women’s Olympic champion!
The day begins with the toughest event in athletics, the men's 50km walk. The ironmen of the sport will battle for 4 hours in brutal conditions (30 degrees, 70% humidity @ 09.00). The Pole Dawid Tomala looks the goods and can emulate his legendary countryman, multiple gold medallist, Robert Korzienowski. Kawano (JAP) and Hilbert (GER) will go well and Aussie Rhydian Cowley could be in the top ten.
Yulimar Rojas saved her best for last in the triple jump at the Tokyo Olympic Games, sailing out to a world record of 15.67m* to land Venezuela’s first Olympic title in athletics. The two-time world champion opened with an Olympic record of 15.41m (1.1m/s) but struggled to match that with...