Women's 100m

Athletics Beijing Olympics

World Record: Florence Griffith Joyner, USA 10.49

Venue: National Stadium

Shelly-Ann Fraser from Jamaica wins gold in the women’s 100m

An incredible result for Jamaica in the women’s 100 meters - gold and two silver medals.
Shelly-Ann Fraser has won the gold medal running a time of 10.78 seconds.
Kerron Stewart and Sherone Simpson recorded the same time of 10.98 seconds and will each win a silver medal.
Lauryn Williams from the United States came fourth and ran [...]

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Mens events
200 meters
1. Usain Bolt, Jamaica, 19.76.
2. Wallace Spearmon, United States, 20.27.
3. Paul Hession, Ireland, 20.37.
400 meters
1. Martyn Rooney, Britain, 44.83.
2. Tyler Christopher, Canada, 45.29.
3. David Gillick, Ireland, 45.35.
800 meters
1. Abraham Chepkirwok, Uganda, 1:45.64.
2. Michael Rimmer, Britain, 1:45.76.
3. Marcin Lewandowski, Poland, 1:46.49.
3000 meters
1. Boniface Kiprop, Uganda, 7:36.95.
2. Mike Kigen, Kenya, 7:37.66.
33 Alistair [...]


Disgraced Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou has been named on the Greek Olympic team for the Beijing Olympics.
She was banned for two years after the Sydney Olympics for failing to take a required drug test.
“There are no legal grounds for preventing her from taking part in the Olympics,” her lawyer Nikos Kollias said Tuesday. “[Thanou] wants [...]


Controversial sprinter Katerina Thanou from Greece has been named on their athletic squad for the Beijing Olympics. She got a B qualifying time for the 100 meters, which means that if her time is beaten she will lose her spot on the team.
“Officially, she has now made the team but we do not yet [...]


Marshevet Hooker ran an impressive 100 meters in 10.76 seconds, but was assisted with a bit of a breeze.
“I stuttered a little bit (at the start) but I just kept running,” said the 23-year-old Hooker, who trains with the men’s world 100 metres champion Tyson Gay’s co-coach, Jon Drummond.
“Only God knows how fast I can [...]