American decathlete Ashton Eaton, who won his second consecutive Olympic decathlon gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, has been awarded the 2016 Jim Thorpe All-Around Award from the United States Sports Academy (USSA).
Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton and wife Brianne Theisen-Eaton, who won a bronze medal in the heptathlon at Rio 2016, have both announced their retirements from athletics today.
Bolt hopes has earned right to be mentioned alongside Muhammad Ali and Pelé after completing third Olympic 100m/200m double
It is a straightforward enough template: Usain Bolt, triple Olympic 100 and 200 metres champion.
It’s seven years since Kerron Clement won a global 400 metres hurdles title - but victory today in 47.73sec clearly came as no surprise to him as he had already made space in his medals cabinet for a first Olympic gold.
Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson bucked the trend on a huge night for United States women athletes as she became the first woman since Florence Griffith-Joyner at Seoul in 1988 to win the sprint double at the Olympics, winning the 200 metres in 21.78sec after holding off the world champion Dafne Schippers of The Netherlands, who clocked 21.88.
Usain Bolt produced his first sub-10 second 100 metres of the Olympic season as he clocked 9.98 to win the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava - but his expected “showdown” with fellow world and Olympic champion Ashton Eaton failed to happen.
A fast-start powered Barbara Pierre to victory over 60 metres on another day of United States domination at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Indoor Championships in Portland, with the host nation claiming four more victories.
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and American duo Ashton Eaton and Christian Taylor are the three finalists for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Male Athlete of the Year award while Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba, Dafne Schippers of The Netherlands and Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk are in contention for the women’s prize, it has been announced.
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) are inviting fans to vote for their favourite athletes and teams, having announced the list of nominees for the 2014 to 2015 Team USA Awards.
Katie Ledecky is among those named on the Team USA Awards’ Best of August honours list, announced by the United States Olympic Committee, after earning five gold medals at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Championships last month.
On a night when Ashton Eaton of the United States beat his own world decathlon record with a score of 9,045 points, and Britain’s Mo Farah collected a seventh consecutive global title, Usain Bolt secured an 11th World Athletics Championships gold by anchoring Jamaica to victory in the men’s 4x100 metres relay.