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Jun 21, 2012

Richards-Ross and Felix look for double success in London

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Since she was a youngster, former world champion Sanya Richards-Ross has dreamed of being on the Olympic stage in two individual events and double duty in the U.S. trials will give her the opportunity to make London those Games.

Healthy and running extremely well, the 2009 world 400 metres champion will go after a berth in the long sprint, beginning on Friday – the opening day of the trials.

Jun 21, 2012

Richards-Ross and Felix look for double success

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Since she was a youngster, former world champion Sanya Richards-Ross has dreamed of being on the Olympic stage in two individual events and double duty in the U.S. trials will give her the opportunity to make London those Games.

Healthy and running extremely well, the 2009 world 400 meters champion will go after a berth in the long sprint, beginning on Friday – the opening day of the trials.

Jun 21, 2012

Olympics-Richards-Ross and Felix look for double success

EUGENE, Oregon, June 21 (Reuters) – Since she was a
youngster, former world champion Sanya Richards-Ross has dreamed
of being on the Olympic stage in two individual events and
double duty in the U.S. trials will give her the opportunity to
make London those Games.

Healthy and running extremely well, the 2009 world 400
metres champion will go after a berth in the long sprint,
beginning on Friday – the opening day of the trials.

Jun 20, 2012

Sprints set to dominate U.S. athletics trials

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Tyson Gay expects a dog fight in the men’s 100 meters, Allyson Felix is eyeing a spot in the women’s 100 as well as her favored 200 and Ashton Eaton wants to make history in the decathlon.

Welcome to the high intensity, tension-fuelled U.S. Olympic athletics trials, where through cut-throat competition America will select its team for the London Games.

Jun 20, 2012

Olympics-Sprints set to dominate U.S athletics trials

EUGENE, Oregon, June 20 (Reuters) – Tyson Gay expects a dog
fight in the men’s 100 metres, Allyson Felix is eyeing a spot in
the women’s 100 as well as her favoured 200 and Ashton Eaton
wants to make history in the decathlon.

Welcome to the high intensity, tension-fuelled U.S. Olympic
athletics trials, where through cut-throat competition America
will select its team for the London Games.

Jun 19, 2012

American Eaton ready to chase decathlon record

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Watching American Ashton Eaton compete is to view the future of the decathlon.

Already the world record holder in the indoor multi-events, the 24-year-old appears mentally and physically ready to challenge Czech Roman Sebrle’s 2001 world decathlon record of 9.026 points.

Jun 19, 2012

Olympics-American Eaton ready to chase decathlon record

EUGENE, Oregon, June 19 (Reuters) – Watching American Ashton
Eaton compete is to view the future of the decathlon.

Already the world record holder in the indoor multi-events,
the 24-year-old appears mentally and physically ready to
challenge Czech Roman Sebrle’s 2001 world decathlon record of
9.026 points.

Jun 19, 2012

Felix to run 100 and 200 at U.S. trials

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Sprinter Allyson Felix will focus on the 100 and 200 meters at the U.S. Olympic trials and forgo an attempt at a 400-200 double in London, her coach has told Reuters.

The decision gives Felix her best chance of winning Olympic gold in the 200 after two consecutive silver medals and for running the 4×100 and 4×400 relays at the Games, Bob Kersee said in a telephone call from Los Angeles late on Monday.

Jun 16, 2012

Olympics-Surgery to keep long jumper Phillips out of Games

June 15 (Reuters) – Four-times world long jump champion
Dwight Phillips will miss the London Olympics after having
surgery that will keep him out of the U.S. trials, the
American’s agent said on Friday.

“He had surgery because he is injured,” Caroline Feith told
Reuters via telephone from Germany. “He will not compete in the
U.S. trials.”

Jun 11, 2012

Gay confident he will make U.S. team

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – Tyson Gay has a few aches and pains and still feels rusty but his fine display at the weekend has left him confident of making the U.S. team for the London Olympics, the American 100 meters record holder said on Monday.

Gay, in his first appearance for nearly a year following hip surgery, clocked 10.00 seconds into a headwind to win the B race at the New York Diamond League meeting on Saturday.