Okagbare improves African women’s 100m record twice in London

BLESSING Okagbare of Nigeria improved the African women’s 100m record twice in one afternoon to steal the limelight at the IAAF Diamond League in London on Saturday (27 July). Okagbare first won her heat in 10.86 (+1.0). That was an improvement on her personal best from 10.92 last year on the very same track during [...]

Montsho, Ahoure, Okagbare, Kiprop and Cheiywa sparkle in Monaco-Diamond League

AMANTLE Montsho, Murielle Ahoure, Blessing Okagbare, Milcah Chemos Cheywa and Asbel Kiprop stole the limelight at the IAAF Diamond League in Monaco on Friday (19 July). With just one exception all Africans who completed their event did so inside the stringent World Championship A qualifying standard. Africans accounted for three of the seven world leading [...]

Biwott a convincing winner as World Youth Championships ends in Donestk

AFRICAN Youth champion Robert Kiptoo Biwott (Kenya) won in convincing style in 1500m on the final day at the IAAF World Youth Championship in Donetsk Ukraine on Sunday (14 July). Biwott blew away the field to carry the day in 3:36.77, a new championship record. He improves his lifetime best by over five seconds from [...]

Mzazi, leads South African to victory in half marathon at FISU Games

GLADWIN Sibabalwe Mzazi (South Africa) won the half marathon on the last day of the athletics competition at the World University Games (FISU) in Kazan Russia on Friday (12 July). Mzazi and his training partner Stephen Mokoka were credited with an identical time of 1:03:37. This is Mzazi’s second individual gold medal at World University [...]

Ethiopian Kahsay raised the bar of excellence in the 2000m steeplechase- World Youth Champs Day Three

ETHIOPIAN Meresa Hailu Kahsay won the boys 2000m steeplechase in the world’s quickest time ever at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Donetsk Ukraine on Friday (12 July). Kahsay’s winning time of 5:19.99 is a significant improvement from 5:42.20 when he claimed a silver medal at the inaugural Africa Youth Championships in Warri Delta State [...]