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Jun 25, 2012

Coin toss or run-off may decide women’s 100m place

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – The toss of a coin or a head-to-head sprint could decide whether Allyson Felix or Jeneba Tarmoh represents the United States in the women’s 100 meters at the London Olympics, U.S. athletics officials said on Sunday.

Felix and Tarmoh finished in a dead heat for third place in Saturday’s 100 final at the U.S. Olympic trials, both given the time of 11.068 seconds, and officials spent most of the next 24 hours developing a procedure for breaking the deadlock.

Jun 25, 2012

Olympics-Coin toss or run-off may decide women’s 100m place

EUGENE, Oregon, June 24 (Reuters) – The toss of a coin or a
head-to-head sprint could decide whether Allyson Felix or Jeneba
Tarmoh represents the United States in the women’s 100 meters at
the London Olympics, U.S. athletics officials said on Sunday.

Felix and Tarmoh finished in a dead heat for third place in
Saturday’s 100 final at the U.S. Olympic trials, both given the
time of 11.068 seconds, and officials spent most of the next 24
hours developing a procedure for breaking the deadlock.

Jun 25, 2012

Gatlin secures London return ahead of Gay

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Justin Gatlin is back. So is Tyson Gay.

Eight years after winning Olympic gold and two years after concluding a doping ban, Gatlin secured his return to the Games by running an eye-catching 9.80 seconds to win the 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic trials on Sunday.

Gay, coming back from hip surgery after nearly a year off the track, also looked ready to take on the world’s best in London as he clocked 9.86 for second.

Jun 25, 2012

Olympics-Gatlin secures London return ahead of Gay

EUGENE, Oregon, June 24 (Reuters) – Justin Gatlin is back.
So is Tyson Gay.

Eight years after winning Olympic gold and two years after
concluding a doping ban, Gatlin secured his return to the Games
by running an eye-catching 9.80 seconds to win the 100 metres at
the U.S. Olympic trials on Sunday.

Jun 24, 2012

Gay and Gatlin sprint into U.S. 100m finals

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Tyson Gay and 2004 Olympic champion Justin Gatlin cruised into the 100 meters finals at the U.S. trials on Sunday, but Games bronze medalist Walter Dix barely made it.

Former world champion Gay clocked 10.04 seconds to win his race into a head wind after Gatlin claimed another semi-final in 10.06.

Jun 24, 2012

Olympics-Gay and Gatlin sprint into U.S. 100m finals

EUGENE, Oregon, June 24 (Reuters) – Tyson Gay and 2004
Olympic champion Justin Gatlin cruised into the 100 metres
finals at the U.S. trials on Sunday, but Games bronze medallist
Walter Dix barely made it.

Former world champion Gay clocked 10.04 seconds to win his
race into a head wind after Gatlin claimed another semi-final in
10.06.

Jun 24, 2012

Coach wants women’s 100m tiebreaker delayed

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Athletics officials should wait until Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh compete in the 200 meters trials before they make any move to break their tie for the final U.S. Olympic spot in the 100, their coach said on Sunday.

Felix and Tarmoh finished in a rare dead heat for third place in the 100 at the U.S. Olympic trials on Saturday, both credited with times of 11.068 seconds after a review of the photo finish.

Jun 24, 2012

Olympics-Coach wants women’s 100m tiebreaker delayed

EUGENE, Oregon, June 24 (Reuters) – Athletics officials
should wait until Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh compete in the
200 meters trials before they make any move to break their tie
for the final U.S. Olympic spot in the 100, their coach said on
Sunday.

Felix and Tarmoh finished in a rare dead heat for third
place in the 100 at the U.S. Olympic trials on Saturday, both
credited with times of 11.068 seconds after a review of the
photo finish.

Jun 24, 2012

Eaton uses “magic” to set decathlon record

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – American Ashton Eaton employed the “magic” of his home stadium to set a decathlon world record at the U.S. Olympic athletics trials on Saturday.

The 24-year-old’s total of 9,039 points improved on Czech Roman Sebrle’s 2001 mark by 13 points, an achievement made more stunning by the rainy and cold conditions over the two days of the decathlon competition.

Jun 24, 2012

Olympics-Eaton uses ‘magic’ to set decathlon record

EUGENE, Oregon, June 23 (Reuters) – American Ashton Eaton
employed the “magic” of his home stadium to set a decathlon
world record at the U.S. Olympic athletics trials on Saturday.

The 24-year-old’s total of 9,039 points improved on Czech
Roman Sebrle’s 2001 mark by 13 points, an achievement made more
stunning by the rainy and cold conditions over the two days of
the decathlon competition.