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Mile world record holder Hassan turns to the 5,000m at IAAF Diamond League meeting in London

  • Athletics

Just over a week after breaking the 23-year-old women’s world mile record, Sifan Hassan has switched

“The one world record I would love would be the 5,000m.”The 11-year-old mark set by Ethiopia’s Tirunesh

14:30, including Kenya’s world champion Hellen Obiri, whose best of 12:18.37 places her fifth on the all-time

League appearance in 13 months.Barshim, whose best of 2.43m makes him the second best high jumper of all

motorbike accident two and a half years ago.The 33-year-old, whose honours include two European 4x100m gold medals

athlete who leads this year’s listing wth 71.86m became only the third man to throw beyond 70m four times


Papua New Guinea fill podium in men's steeplechase amid strong start to 2019 Pacific Games athletics

  • Samoa 2019

Papua New Guinea completed the first podium clean sweep of Samoa 2019 in the men's 3,000 metres steeplechase as they kick-started the athletics at the 2019 Pacific Games here in fine style.

ahead of compatriots Sapolai Yao and Andipas Georasi, who joined him on the podium after recording times

many as the pre-tournament favourite, and New Caledonia's Jacky Caihe both managed 52.72m.National record

American Samoa won silver and Tahiti's Vaihina Doucet the bronze.Away from Apia Park, the first shooting medals

pistol individual and team events.Tahiti's Freddy Yen Kway won the individual event with a new Games record

of 550, including 12 bulls-eyes, as all three medallists broke the previous record of 526.Yen Kway was


Belbachir eyes IAAF World Athletics Championships after 800m Universiade gold

  • Naples 2019

Algeria’s Mohamed Belbachir came home to Universiade gold in the men’s 800m and believes a similar slow race could play into his hands if he qualifies for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Doha later this year and next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.

 "I don’t have the very good times but in a race like this I have a good sprint finish and that’

with Australia’s Georgia Griffith.The heat clearly had an effect on some runners but Granz took it all

ahead of Australia and New Zealand.The Australians finished in 43.97 as New Zealand set a national record

Australia took bronze in 3:34.01.Japan grabbed another two Universiade titles as they surpassed 30 gold medals


Golden Schoenmaker becomes most-decorated South African Universiade swimmer

  • Naples 2019

It was a night of double South African gold with victory for Tayla Lovemore in the 100 metres butterfly coming less than an hour after Tatjana Schoenmaker took gold in the 200m breaststroke, making her the most successful South African swimmer in Universiade history.

Those times were really fast so I never thought I’d swim a 2:22 again, that’s why I am super happy."

I did not expect to swim these times at all, so going to a World Championships it boosts your confidence

That’s all I want to get out of it."And @TRSchoenmaker has made history too!

She now holds the record for the most successful athlete in the history of @USSAstudent @FISU participation

All those little words for me put it in perspective, she’s got my back."


Bubka and Popov threaten legal action after Rio Governor claims he helped bribe them to vote for Rio 2016

  • Olympics

claims made by the former Rio State Governor that he was involved in corruption and warned he would use "all

The 55-year-old Bubka, the 1988 Olympic pole vault gold medallist and a multiple world record holder,

added: "I will instruct my lawyers to use all the legal means at their disposal and to reserve all my

are mentioned... and have never had contact with them," the former swimmer, winner of nine Olympic medals

 Fredericks, a four-times Olympic silver medallist, was provisionally suspended by the IOC on the

 Four-times Olympic gold medallist Alexander Popov, right, has claimed he did not vote for Rio 2016


Island Games set to begin latest chapter in proud history

  • Multi-Sport Games

The world’s smallest island and peninsula communities are set for their moment in the sun when the Island Games tomorrow return to Gibraltar after almost a quarter of a century.

There will be 14 sports contested during the week-long competition and all but squash and 10-pin bowling

 A four-times Olympian, her 100m victory at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi confirmed her status

Commonwealth Games ©Getty ImagesKelly Sotherton from the Isle of Wight set the Island Games long jump record

on Jersey in 1997 as one of six gold medals she won at the Games that year.Two more golds in 1999 hinted

 Five gold medals in 2007 and eight on the Isle of Wight in 2009, while in 2015 he was still plundering


De Gennaro gold completes record Italian haul at Canoe Slalom World Cup in Slovenia

  • Canoeing

Italy recorded its best International Canoe Federation Canoe Slalom World Cup result and Australia’s Jessica Fox banked her first win of the season on a dramatic final day in Slovenia's capital Ljubljana.

 "It was very stressful watching all these guys coming down, but I had good luck and a good run,

 "It’s amazing - Italy has won three gold medals in the past five years and now we have won three

Jessica Fox returned to winning ways in Slovenia ©Getty ImagesAfter dominating the 2018 season, nine-times


British Skeleton announce appointment of former Dukurs coach

  • Bobsleigh and Skeleton

British Skeleton have appointed Mareks Mezencevs, the former coach of the Dukurs brothers, as their performance sliding coach.

for a decade, before parting ways after the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics.Martins Dukurs is a six-times

world champion and claimed silver medals at the Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.His brother

to really understand sliding – we want it to be natural for all of them.

Bernotas stepped down as the lead coach of the team earlier this year.He had helped Britain achieve a record

of three Olympic medals at Pyeongchang 2018.The now retired Lizzy Yarnold retained her title in the


Scotland top medal table at 2019 UK Boccia Championships

  • Boccia News

Gold medals for Scotland’s Scott McCowan and Stephen McGuire ensured their country topped the medal table

In the BC3 category, two-times Paralympian McCowan had finished second in his pool which meant he was

Scotland’s McGuire beat England’s Louis Saunders 7-2 in the gold medal match, maintaining his 100 per cent record

Englishman Dan Bentley, a score which he repeated in the final against Scotland’s Reegan Stevenson.In the all-England

played in a great spirit so a huge thank you to the volunteers and Disability Sport Northern Ireland for all


Mike Rowbottom: Rowing legend Bond, rebuffed by Cycling New Zealand, set for World Cup comeback in the eight

  • Inside the Blogs

Strictly speaking, the New Zealand men's individual pursuit record set by multiple world and Olympic

from Dunedin clocked 4min 12.436sec in winning the national title, which was among the ten fastest times

champion, single sculler Mahé Drysdale, who is 40.Were these two to take to the water with their major medals

bronze from the Beijing 2008 Games, five world titles between 2005 and 2011 and three world silvers - all

after the last Olympics.At the London 2012 Games, Bond and Murray took six seconds off the world record

Keller Medal, acknowledging "an exceptional rowing career and exemplary sportsmanship".You would think all


Double delight for King as she beats Efimova in FINA Champions Swim Series finale in home Indianapolis pool

  • Swimming

Double Rio 2016 champion Lily King had the opportunity to secure a satisfying double win over Russian rival Yuliya Efimova in her local pool as Indianapolis hosted the season’s third and final edition of the International Swimming Federation’s (FINA) Champions Swim Series.

King, who won the Olympic 100 and 200 metres breaststroke gold medals, triumphed in the latter event

follows earlier events in Guangzhou, China, from April 27 to 28, and Budapest, from May 11 to 12 – all

United States team mate Matt Grevers at Indianapolis to win the men’s 100m backstroke.Murphy, the world record

holder, won in 52.99 with Grevers, six times an Olympic medallist, finishing 0.38sec behind.In the women's


Teenage sensation Li can boost Tokyo 2020 hopes in Junior World Championships

  • Weightlifting

Li Wenwen, the most remarkable teenage talent in weightlifting, finished ahead of the reigning Olympic and world champions in the first two international competitions of her career this year.

international contest and her first at junior level.Her remarkable efforts this year have given Li all

 Her best total of 325kg, plus that world-record snatch of 147kg, make her a very strong favourite

, having won gold four times in the five Games since women’s weightlifting was added to the programme.Another

“If we can have two world champions, and anything from three to five medals, it would be very good for

won plenty of Junior World medals between 2004 and 2016 but none were gold.Fiji would have had a very


Swimmer Schooling and shooter Veloso named Singapore's sportsman and sportswoman of the year

  • OCA

Swimmer Joseph Schooling and shooter Martina Veloso were named the 2018 sportsman and sportswoman of the year as the Singapore Sports Awards took place at the Orchard Hotel. 

silat player Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau’ddin.Schooling also won the award in 2012 and then five straight times

first-time winner of the sportswoman of the year prize.The 19-year-old claimed Commonwealth Games gold medals

in the 10m air rifle and 50m air rifle prone events at Gold Coast 2018, and also set a junior world record

Medals, national records and personal bests were attained at these Games as well as at the continental

 "The future of sport lies in the hands of the young and promises very exciting times indeed."


Shiffrin among winners as US Ski and Snowboard honours top athletes and coaches for 2018-2019 season

  • Skiing

Record-setting Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin headlines a host of athletes and coaches to have been honoured

Shiffrin has been named the winner of the Beck International Award as the top athlete across all sports.She

and super-G, becoming the first skier ever to accomplish that feat.The 24-year-old also won two gold medals

Winning one World Cup is no small feat, but sustaining that level of excellence 17 times wouldn’t have

team event.Wyble, the head freeski coach at Park City Ski and Snowboard, has developed athletes at all

There are many coaches working at this level who all do an incredible job so it’s an honour to be recognised


British Universities and Colleges Sport names 14-strong swimming team for Naples 2019

  • Naples 2019

British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) has nominated a 14-strong swimming team for the 2019 Summer Universiade in Naples with more than half of its members having represented Great Britain at senior level.

 The Scot won bronze medals in the 100 metres and 200m breaststroke events at the 2015 Summer Universiade

world junior champion in the 100m breaststroke, Benson has been included after swimming world-class times

breaststroke title at the British Championships, Loughborough University student and 200m breaststroke British record

 "Well done to all of those selected, as always it highlights the strength of swimming within universities