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Rio Olympics 2016: Thiago Braz da Silva wins Brazil's second gold medal of Games

<b>Brazil's Thiago Braz da Silva set an Olympic record of 6.03m to win a shock gold in the men's pole vault in Rio.</b><p>Defending champion Renaud Lavillenie of France looked on course to retain his title after clearing a height of 5.98m.<p>Da Silva failed in his first attempt at 6.03m but went clear with his …

Rio 2016 Wrap 4

16 Aug 2016<p><i>Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better, athletics at Rio 2016 delivered another world record and the moment of the Games so</i> …

IAAF

Thiago Braz da Silva wins Olympic pole vault gold for Brazil

Event Reports<p>The 2012 world junior champion breaks Olympic record to defeat defending champion Renaud Lavillenie in Rio<p>Thiago Braz da Silva sent the …

Rio 2016 women discus qualifying

Eight different women bettered the automatic qualifying standard of 62.00m in the discus across two groups this evening, led by Cuba’s 2010 world U20 …

Athletics

Day four full of firsts – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio de Janeiro is the first South American city to ever host an Olympic Games. Just like the host nation’s role in Olympic history, day four of …

Expected highlights on day five – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Five more Olympic champions will be decided on the fifth day of athletics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Here’s what to look out for among the medal …

Rio 2016 women 400m

Doing her finest impression of the springboard experts performing at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre here at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Shaunae …

IAAF

If at first you don't succeed... pole vaulter's slippery saga

China's Xue Changrui endures slippery trials and tribulations during the men's pole vault.<p>Catch up on men's pole vault results and more Olympics here.

Carter gets 2nd chance to make 110h semis #Rio2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Jamaica’s Deuce Carter will have another chance to qualify for the men’s 110m hurdles final later tonight.<p>According to …

Track & Field

'Imperious' Rudisha retains 800m title

David Rudisha retains his Olympic 800m title, finishing ahead of Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria and the USA's Clayton Murphy.<p>You can watch full coverage of the event here.<p><b>If you want to find out about how to get into athletics, read our</b> special guide.<p><i>Available to UK users only.</i>

Rio 2016 Olympic Games women 400m hurdles heats

With heavy rain falling at the start of the evening session, the women’s 400m hurdles heats were delayed by 20 minutes. Thankfully the conditions …

IAAF

David Rudisha retains Olympic 800m title with 'greatest moment of career'

Kenyan blitzes field over final 250m to follow up victory in London Algeria’s Taoufik Makhloufi wins silver, USA’s Clayton Murphy bronze<p>Tell them, he whispered, that familiar soft timbre gaining urgency and strength. Tell them! David Rudisha is back!<p>It was the night before the Olympic 800m final, …

IAAF Diamond League

Shaunae Miller's dive denies Allyson Felix 400m gold in dramatic final

Lunge over the line takes title for Bahamas runner American sprinter was going for fifth Olympic gold<p>With the finish line approaching and an Olympic gold so close she could almost touch it, Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas dived. She sprawled across the hard, blue Olympic Stadium track without really …

Allyson Felix

Rio 2016 men 110m hurdles heats

A torrential downpour which caused a 25-minute delay to the action after the second heat made for a demanding qualification session for the hurdlers …

IAAF

Hurdler's Superman dive into semi-finals

Brazil's Joao Vitor de Oliveira executed a Superman-style dive in the third heat of the 110m hurdles to qualify for the semi-finals at the Rio Olympics.<p>The 24-year-old's flying leap ensured he pipped South Africa's Antonio Alkana by one hundredth of a second in 13.63 seconds.<p>"I always do that, it's …

McLeod easily qualifies for 110H semis

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Omar McLeod played it safe to book his spot in the men’s 110m hurdles.<p>McLeod, in almost heavy downpour, easily hurdled his …

Track & Field

Bolt looks forward to ‘magnificent’ treble treble

Usain Bolt won the Olympic Games 100 metres title in Beijing, China and again in London, England. Each time, the victory was a part of a triple gold …

Track & Field

Justin Gatlin holds off youngsters to win 100 at nationals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Justin Gatlin showed the youngsters that age is just a number. As in, get down the track quick and post a good one.<p>A …

Athletics

Whether Usain Bolt wins or loses in London, treasure a last chance to see a true giant in action

In “I Am Bolt”, the brilliant documentary about Usain Bolt broadcast last night on BBC1, the world’s greatest-ever sprinter described what he now …

Justin Gatlin

Olympic sprinter obliterates John Ross's 40 time, Bolt challenge

The Cincinnati Bengals snagged receiver John Ross in the first round in large part because of speed; Ross set a combine record by ripping through the …

Man behind THAT Usain Bolt photo picks the best sporting shots of 2016

As he runs, just ahead of a field of men desperately trying to beat the champion sprinter, Usain Bolt turns and seems to flash a cheeky grin at the …

USA Track & Field - Tinsley Named USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS - Michael Tinsley (Round Rock, Texas.) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after winning the 400 meter hurdles at the …

USATF

Videos - Track and Field in the 6ix Press Conference

Track & Field

Mike Berry @OregonTF 45.58Q 400M @USATrack_Field #USAoutdoors 20 June 2013 http://t.co/1DOfvzkxnL

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

2013 World Track and Field Championships: Team Scores, Analysis, More Right Here

Link to Media<p>Beginning this Saturday, August 10, the 2013 IAAF World Outdoor Track and Field Championships get underway in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. Nine days of world-class action will follow through August 18.<p>Athletes from 206 countries will converge on the old stadium to determine individual …

United Kingdom

Out There: Take The Stage

<i>Should Nick Symmonds be using the world championships to speak out against Russia’s anti-gay laws??</i><p>After winning his very first medal on a global …

1 Bolt 9.77 2 Gatlin 9.85 3 Carter 9.95 4 Bailey-Cole 9.98 5 Ashmeade 9.98 6 Rodgers 10.04 7 Lemaitre 10.06 8 Dasaolu 10.21

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