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Hancock equals world skeet record again in winning Changwon ISSF World Cup

  • Shooting

World Cup gold medal in Changwon in South Korea as, for the second time, he equalled the world skeet record

Rossetti.At the new Changwon International Shooting Range, the 29-year-old Hancock started off by hitting all

, pocketing the third World Cup medal of his career.So that is twice Hancock has equalled the world record

All worked well in the final, I just had to change my lenses a couple of times because of the clouds

silver at the ISSF World Cup in Changwon as Vincent Hancock of the United States equalled the world record

career.Celebrating his 50th start in the ISSF World Cup Series, Aramburu added it to the three other bronze medals


South African Government considering appeal options following new IAAF ruling which could jeopardise Semenya's career

  • Athletics

The South African Government are reportedly planning to lobby other African countries as they prepare to fight against the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) ruling regarding testosterone levels in female athletes, which could mean double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya is barred from competing.

that South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will meet with Semenya, winner of Commonwealth Games gold medals

want to brief the president that we are challenging the international platform," she said according to Times

also been calls for the South African Olympic Committee (SASCOC), whose President Gideon Sam is on record

sport community has a duty in this case to promote and protect inclusion and gender equity in sport at all

various United Nations and International Olympic Committee undertakings that sport should be provided to all


Brian Oliver: Clean weightlifters can celebrate as IWF may finally have found a cure for doping "cancer"

  • Inside the Blogs

In 2016 and most of 2017 weightlifting’s reputation as a credible Olympic sport reached an all-time low

in the former Soviet Block countries ©OWFCoffa, who has just coached Pacific Islands lifters to gold medals

than four athletes to Tokyo 2020; those nations with 20 or more can send only two.Those with a clean record

can qualify eight.Individual qualifying means every Tokyo 2020-bound lifter must compete six times in

the nation with the most doping violations since the Beijing Olympics.If Kazakhstan - which won six medals

least one super-heavyweight medal contender: whatever the weight classes in Tokyo 2020, they cannot all


Crackdown on dopers means only two Tokyo 2020 weightlifting slots for Russia, Kazakhstan and others

  • Weightlifting

Nations with a persistent record of doping in weightlifting are being made to pay in tough new measures

will pay the biggest cost, losing six of the Olympic places they could have had with a clean doping record

at the Commonwealth Games, will not be able to send all those winners to Tokyo 2020 even if they all

at Gold Coast 2018 but, because of their poor doping record, could be allowed to send only four weightlifters

the 18-month qualifying period, due to end on April 30 in 2020.Ilya Ilyin competed only three times

London 2012, as well as 25 positives at the 2015 IWF World Championships in Houston.Weightlifting’s record


Richards wins men's 200m title at Gold Coast 2018 after Hughes’ disqualification as Miller-Uibo claims women's crown

  • Gold Coast 2018

Trinidad and Tobago's Jereem Richards took the men’s 200 metres title following Zharnel Hughes’ disqualification in the Commonwealth Games as Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller-Uibo won the women's title from from a high-class field here today.

promoted to the the gold medal, with Brown and Northern Ireland’s Leon Reid completing the podium in times

women’s final proved a more clear cut affair, with Olympic 400m champion Miller-Uibo producing a Games record

top three in 22.18 and 22.29.Their efforts pushed Olympic 200m champion Elaine Thompson out of the medals

Without him, I wouldn't have made this meet at all."


Nigeria win all four powerlifting gold medals at Gold Coast 2018

  • Gold Coast 2018

It was Super Green Eagles all the way here at the Carrara Sports Arena as Nigeria dominated the Gold

Coast 2018 Para-powerlifting with all four gold medals and a new world record in the women's lightweight

The record was set by the exuberant Esther Oyema who pressed 131 kilograms on her final lift to set her

third world record in the sport for under-50 kg athletes."

Even if you have all the strength, you must have good technique.

 "I had to think about the dark times.


Le Clos becomes first man to win three successive Commonwealth Games swimming golds in same event

  • Swimming

Chad le Clos joked that he felt like the "Michael Phelps of the Commonwealth Games" after becoming the first man to win the same swimming event for three successive editions at Gold Coast 2018 today.

here to repeat the victories he managed at Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014.He touched the wall in a Games record

Australia's Petria Thomas and Leisel Jones are the only other swimmers to have won same event three times

Tonight was all about history, it was all about business, I had to get in, get the job done, and come

Vancouver 1954.This is with the exception of Paralympic events, where Nathalie du Toit won seven gold medals

partisan home crowd's obvious frustration - to win by just three hundredths of a second in a Games record


Gold Coast 2018 owes a debt to "Bobby" Robinson, the Pierre de Coubertin of the Commonwealth Games

  • The Big Read

He was a champion of local farmers, a newspaper man who left school at 13 and worked his way up, a lover of athletics who founded a prestigious club and became Canada’s Olympic team manager, a man who would never take "No" for an answer, and who could not stand arrogant Americans. 

He wrote about his ideas in The Times and other publications as long ago as 1891, and he spoke to de

above the course meant that the rowing was watched by crowds that, British newspapers reported, "at times

the city closed at 1pm.Winner of the sprint double at the 1928 Olympics, Williams set a 100m world record

At the time of that Empire Festival in 1911 there had been talk, led from Australia, of an all-in-one

.Canada's great hero Percy Williams won the 100 yards to add to the Olympic 100 and 200 metres gold medals


Another gold for Valentin as Spanish weightlifting states its case to welcome Kosovo

  • Weightlifting

Lydia Valentin won Spain’s second title at the European Championships on a day when the Spanish Federation reiterated its desire to host the continent’s Junior Championships, which it could lose for political reasons.

men’s super-heavyweight event tomorrow in the final event of the Championships.The day's other gold medals

for men was three medals earned on total, compared to the women’s 47 - seven of them by Valentin, who

medal in Beijing 2008, gold at London 2012, and named one of Spain’s three Tokyo 2020 ambassadors, from all

Now is the time for the European Federation to help us, as we have done all we can,” said Iglesias."

I have said all I can say in talking to our Sports Ministry many times."


Home medal fest on opening day of IJF Grand Prix in Tbilisi

  • Judo

Federation's (IJF) Tbilisi Grand Prix as they provided their vociferous home supporters with a clean sweep of medals

title.Chkhvimiani, twice a Grand Prix bronze medallist, went two better as he extended his winning record

against Papinashvili - four times a Grand Prix winner - with a waza-ari.Both are now heading for another

Daniel Cargnin at under-60kg.Despite the partisan atmosphere, the 20-year-old pushed the home judoka all

way, only losing in golden score when he was penalised for dropping to receive hansoku-make.Bronze medals

Israel.France's Amandine Buchard earned her fourth Grand Prix win in the under-52kg class as she extended her record


Olympic heroes Szabo and Damian lend support as Romania sets weightlifting record - as fastest hosts

  • Weightlifting

When Romania's best weightlifter, Loredana Toma, duly won the women's 63 kilograms at the European Championships today it put the seal on a remarkable week for the host nation.

Romania has already exceeded its target of four medals but its biggest triumph has been hosting at all

with 46 days' notice, a speed record for staging an international weightlifting competition of this

the competition hall, before action started, took more than an hour because he was interrupted nine times

television engineers working on improvements, and five telephone calls.He has been as busy as this for all

There were times when I thought it might not happen," said Padure, who highlighted Rompetrol's backing


Osmond becomes first Canadian Ladies World Figure Skating champion since 1973 as Zagitova comes to grief

  • Figure Skating

Kaetlyn Osmond tonight became the first Canadian to win the Ladies Figure Skating world title since 1973 at the end of a dramatic free skating programme in Milan which saw Russia’s Olympic champion Alina Zagitova drop out of medal contention to fifth place after three falls.

Zagitova’s and Kostner’s disastrous programmes handed her the title and deprived the two favorites any medals

at all at the Mediolanum Forum.

, Zagitova, to battle for the title.Russia's 15-year-old Olympic champion Alina Zagitova fell three times

during the free programme to drop out of the medals in the ISU Figure Skating World Championships in

Junior Worlds, and the crowd was amazing,” Cizeron said.Hubbell and Donohue earned a level four for all


Hirscher wins overall giant slalom title at World Cup Final in Åre

  • Alpine Skiing

Marcel Hirscher won the overall giant slalom title at the International Ski Federation Alpine World Cup for the fourth time in a row after triumphing at the World Cup Finals in Åre today.

The Austrian legend, already assured as the overall World Cup winner across all disciplines for the seventh

clocking 2min 13.63sec across his two runs at the season-ending event.Hirscher, who won two Olympic gold medals

at Pyeongchang 2018 last month, has now won the overall giant slalom title five times in all.His win

today was also his 13th of the season, equalling a record set by fellow greats Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden


Mike Rowbottom: Clear away the sport/politics miasma for a moment and applaud the man of gold, and now bronze, Sir John Walker

  • Inside the Blogs

Sport and politics shouldn’t mix, you say? Well there’s no need to mix them if they’re the same thing…

as far as the International Association of Athletics Federations is concerned – there is a danger of all

athletes.So there’s one side; another side; and talented athletes trapped, helpless, in the middle.In such times

those sending their best wishes were Sir Peter Snell, the New Zealander who won three Olympic gold medals

President Sebastian Coe.The occasion was the unveiling of a statue in honour of one of New Zealand’s all-time

It is only a matter of time before he breaks the world record.


US set for another golden showing at IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham

  • Athletics

The United States won almost five times more medals than any other country at their home staging of the

seek his first international gold in Birmingham this week over 60m, where he has already run two world all-time

best times this season ©Getty ImagesThe 2014 world indoor co-winner is on a 37-strong unbeaten run going

possibly feature three US athletes in the medal positions given the presence of world 100m hurdles record

at the trials in Albuquerque.The world indoor record of 7.68sec, set 10 years ago by Sweden's Susanna

the most keenly contested events.Indeed, seven men cleared that height in a single competition, the All