Athletics

Forensics expert's testimony called into question at Pistorius murder trial

By Zjan Shirinian

Forensics expert Roger Dixon holds a magazine rack as he explains its position in the toilet where Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead ©FP/Getty ImagesApril 17 - The testimony of a forensics expert has come under fierce scrutiny at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius.

Pistorius murder trial hears graphic details of Steenkamp's injuries

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius lowered his head as graphic details of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's injuries were given in court ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Graphic details of the fatal injuries sustained by Reeva Steenkamp when she was shot by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius have been given at the athlete's murder trial.

Hosts dominate medals table as IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing comes to close

By Paul Osborne

The third and final day of the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing has come to a close ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - As the third and final day of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing, China comes to a close, it is the hosts, who, unsurprisingly, came out the dominant victors, securing almost four times as many medals as their closest rivals.

Ya-Ting Liu breaks 15-year-old Asian record at IPC Athletics Grand Prix

By Paul Osborne

Ya-Ting Liu broke a 15-year-old Asian record in the women's F12 Javelin competition on day two of the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing ©Getty ImagesApril 15 - Ya-Ting Liu of Chinese Taipei has smashed a 15-year-old Asian record to romp to victory in the women's F12 Javelin competition on day two of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing, China.

Pistorius fired gun with "sole purpose" of killing girfriend

By Zjan Shirinian

After seven days of gruelling cross-examination, Oscar Pistorius' testimony came to an end today ©Getty ImagesApril 15 - Oscar Pistorius read out the Valentine's Day card from his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp which he was due to open on the day he killed her, after being accused of firing his gun with the "sole purpose" of shooting her dead.

Chinese athletes beak five Asian records on opening day of IPC Athletics Grand Prix

By Nick Butler

Lei Xue was among several London 2012 winners to triumph on home soil on day one in Beijing ©Getty ImagesApril 14 - London 2012 champions were to the fore as five Asian records were broken by home athletes on the first day of the International Paralympic Committee Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing today. 

Pistorius "inventing" evidence and using emotion "as an escape", court told

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius arrives for the start of a new week at his murder trial, which began with his evidence coming under close scrutiny ©Getty ImagesApril 14 - Oscar Pistorius is "inventing" evidence and using his emotions "as an escape", his murder trial has heard.

McFadden takes women's wheelchair London Marathon title just weeks after Sochi success

By Paul Osborne at the Tower Hotel in London

Tatyana McFadden dominated the women's race dropping the field early on to finish over a minute and a half ahead of closest rival Manuela Schär ©Getty ImagesApril 13 - Tatyana McFadden dominated the women's wheelchair race at the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon today just weeks after taking silver on the slopes of Sochi, while Marcel Hug claimed the men's title ahead of Britain's David Weir. 

Pistorius called a "liar" as he insists Steenkamp did not scream as shots fired

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius arrives in court for a fifth day of cross-examination ©Getty ImagesApril 11 - Oscar Pistorius broke down as he was asked whether his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp screamed when he fired the first shot at her.
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