Kenyans Jelimo, Kiplagat, Koech, Cherono victorious in Lausanne

Pamela Jelimo outpaced Russian Olympic and world champion Mariya Savinova to win the women’s 800m at the Samsung Diamond League in Lausanne Switzerland on Thursday night (23 August) Kenyan Olympians Pamela Jelimo and Silas Kiplagat Koech triumphed at the Samsung Diamond League in Lausanne Switzerland on Thursday night (23 August). Going into the Olympics favorites [...]

Botswana’s Nigel Amos equals Lord Sebastian Coe in record time

Botswana’s 18 year old Nigel Amos (above left) clocked 1:41.73 to claim the silver medal in 800m and a World Junior 800m record at the London Olympics. THE unprecedented meteoric rise to world prominence by Botswana’s Nigel Amos is the real revelation in athletics at the 2012 London Olympics. From humble beginnings when he won [...]

Olympic performance inspired Odumosu to aims high

Africa champion Ajoke Odumosu is aiming high after an inspiring performance at the Olympics NIGERIA’S Africa 400m hurdles champion Ajoke Odumosu aims to break the 54 seconds barrier by the end of this year. Her commitment to achieving this goal has been energized by her performance at the London Olympics. Odumosu progressed from 54.93 in [...]

Makhloufi’s resilience pays off

Olympics 1500m champion Tauoifk Makhloufi (second from right) bounced back from a setback to hand Algeria what is likely to be their only medal at the London Olympics. SHEER determination and personal sacrifice combined to propel Algerian Taoufik Makhloufi to triumph in 1500m at the London Olympics Games on Tuesday (14 August). Makhloufi was initially [...]

Ghribi silver medal landmark

Tunisian Habiba Ghribi on her way to a silver medal performance in 3000m steeplechase at the London Olympics on Monday. The 3000m steeplechase medallists from left Tunisian silver medallist Habiba Ghribi, Russian Olympic champion Yulia Zaripova and Ethiopian bronze medalist Soffia Assefa Tunisia Olympic Team Pres Attache Chaker Belhadj says Ghiribi inspires Tunisian sportswomen to [...]