Major Athletics Highlights of Year 2017

 January 14, 2018   R K Gupta

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Coming after the Olympic year, athletics in 2017 still had its high points. Beside the vastly popular IAAF Diamond League meets at various venues across the world, the year was also studded with the World Athletics Championships in London during August. While major athletic stars excelled in their fields in Diamond League and World Championships, […]

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2016 Diamond Season Ends with the Coronation of 16 More Athletics Champions at Brussels

 September 11, 2016   R K Gupta

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Curtain came down on 2016 IAAF Diamond League season with second finals in Brussels on September 9. The field had Rio Olympic medalists and second-rung athletes, all of whom came up with stellar performances to light up the Belgian night. Among celebrated athletes, who won the DL race on Friday were; Asbel Kiprop in men’s 1500m, Ferguson […]

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16 Diamond League Champions Are Crowned at First of the Two Finals at Weltklasse Zurich

 September 3, 2016   R K Gupta

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The first finals of 2016 IAAF Diamond League were held in Zurich on Thursday September 1. The Zurich meet truly honored its nicknamed tag of One-Day Olympics as 8 men and 8 women emerged as DL Race winners and each of them collected a $40000 jackpot, a spectacular Diamond Trophy and a wild card for […]

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Ruth Jebet Sets Paris Night Ablaze With a New 3000m Steeplechase Women’s World Record

 August 28, 2016   R K Gupta

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19-year old Bahraini Ruth Jebet shattered Gulnara Galkina’s 8-year old world record with an eye-catching performance in women’s 3000m steeplechase on Saturday night’s Paris Diamond League. Jebet’s phenomenal run took away more than 6 seconds from the Russian’s previous world mark that was set up during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Another big performance of […]

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Elaine Thompson Repeats Rio Magic at Lausanne’s 11th Diamond League Meeting

 August 27, 2016   R K Gupta

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Freshly-minted Rio Olympic champion Elaine Thompson of Jamaica gave proof of her premier status as world’s best woman sprinter with a dominating 100m victory in 11th Diamond League meeting at Lausanne on Thursday. Thompson’s compatriot Asafa Powell took the honors in men’s 100m. Other Olympic champions, who repeated their Rio performances were; Colombian Caterine Ibarguen […]

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Monaco DL: Semenya Destroys Women’s 800m Field Kwemoi Beats 3 Champions in Men’s 1500m

 July 17, 2016   R K Gupta

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Caster Semenya is unstoppable. The South African middle-distance runner blew away the women’s 800m field with her trailblazing run in Monaco Diamond League on July 15. In clocking 1:55.33, Semenya set a DL record, a new South African record and logged the best 800m time since 2008. Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba was second with her personal […]

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In Upset Riddled and Rain-Affected Stockholm Diamond League David Rudisha Loses Again

 June 19, 2016   R K Gupta

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Kenya’s 800m World and Olympic champion David Rudisha has lost another race from the verge of victory. But Rudisha was not the only athlete to suffer the reverse in the last DL meet at Stockholm before a month’s break. Under rainy conditions, there were upsets all around. Kenya’s Hellen Obiri and Ethiopian Dawit Seyaum were way behind in […]

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Poster Girl Schippers Excels at Oslo’s Bislett Games Rollins Kiprop & Kipyegon Shine As Well

 June 16, 2016   R K Gupta

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Beijing’s 200m world champion Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers ran at scintillating pace to notch up season’s best performance ahead of Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson at Oslo’s ExxonMobil Bislett Games, of which 7th IAAF Diamond League Meet was a part. Schippers clocked 21.93s to smash two records in the process. The Dutchwoman knocked 0.01 off Gwen Torrence’s meeting […]

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Birmingham DL Highlighted by Mo Farah’s Record and Upsets for Ibarguen Valerie Adams

 June 10, 2016   R K Gupta

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In the Birmingham DL Meeting, which ended on June 5, 2016, 8 stadium records and 6 world-leads were achieved. The spectators were treated to a great run by their own Mo Farah, who broke a 34-year old British record in the non-DL 3000m race. In the same event, a 32-year old Scottish record was also […]

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Rome Diamond League: Ayana Runs 5000m in Style Kipruto Semenya Russell Excel As Well

 June 7, 2016   R K Gupta

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5000m world champion Almaz Ayana stole the limelight at Rome Diamond League on June 2, 2016. The Ethiopian ran a mightily impressive race but couldn’t overhaul compatriot Tirunesh Dibaba’ world record. Regardless, Ayana’s time was still the second fastest in history. Tirunesh may not be able to hold on to her world record for long. […]

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