Athletics

Kipsiro wins sensational 10,000m as Bolt makes Commonwealth Games debut

By Nick Butler at Hampden Park in Glasgow

Usain Bolt led Jamaica to victory in the 4 x 100m relay heat ©Getty ImagesUsain Bolt made his long awaited Commonwealth Games debut here tonight, anchoring Jamaica to victory in their 4x100 metres relay heat on an evening otherwise highlighted by a sensational 10,000m victory for Moses Kipsiro.

Revenge on Rudisha as Amos takes Commonwealth Games gold with stunning finish

By Gary Anderson at Hampden Park in Glasgow

Nijel Amos celebrates after overcoming Olympic champion and world record holder David Rudisha ©Getty Images The race that everyone who turned up here to see tonight at a wet Hampden Park did not disappoint, as Nijel Amos of Botswana gained revenge on world record holder David Rudisha to take Commonwealth Games gold in the 800 metres.

Historic wins for Rutherford and James as Kenya take another clean sweep at Hampden Park

By Paul Osborne at Hampden Park in Glasgow

Greg Rutherford sealed a historic gold at Hampden Park tonight ©Getty ImagesIt was a historic day for England's Greg Rutherford at the Commonwealth Games here today as he secured the gold medal in the men's long jump at the same Stadium his great grandfather, Jock Rutherford, played in a football match where the world-record attendance was set more than a century ago. 

Kenya and Jamaica dominate Commonwealth Games athletics at Hampden Park

By Paul Osborne at Hampden Park in Glasgow

Kenya secured a clean sweep in the women's 10,000m final at Hampden Park today ©Getty ImagesThere were no surprises on the track at the Commonwealth Games today as a Kenyan 10,000 metre clean sweep was matched by a Jamaican one, two, three in the 400m.

Bailey-Cole and Okagbare claim sprint titles at packed Hampden Park

By Nick Butler at Hampden Park in Glasgow

Kemar Bailey-Cole sprints to victory in the men's 100m final ©Getty ImagesKemar Bailey-Cole of Jamaica and Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria won the respective 100 metres finals in front of a packed crowd tonight to crown a pulsating second day of athletics action here.

Shelley shocks in marathon as Kenya take double gold on opening day of Glasgow 2014 athletics

By Paul Osborne at Hampden Park in Glasgow

Success on the first day of athletics action for Kenya as they seal two gold medals ©Getty ImagesKenya kick-started their medal haul in style today as they claimed two gold medals on day one of the athletics at the Commonwealth Games here. 

"I have always wanted to race at the Commonwealth Games," claims Bolt

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Usain Bolt is surely the biggest attraction of Glasgow 2014 ©Getty ImagesUsain Bolt, by some margin the biggest individual attraction of Glasgow 2014, made a triumphant arrival here today claiming it had always been a long-term desire to compete in a Commonwealth Games.

Mo Farah withdraws from Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

By Paul Osborne at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Mo Farah has pulled out of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesDouble Olympic and world gold medallist Mo Farah has withdrawn from the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow due to illness, it was announced today. 

World number one heptathlete Johnson-Thompson withdraws from Glasgow 2014 through injury

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

World indoor silver medal winner Katarina Johnson-Thompson has been forced to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games due to injury ©Getty ImagesEngland's heptathlon prodigy Katarina Johnson-Thompson has become the latest big star to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games through injury.
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