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Jun 22, 2012

Olympics-Wet hair Richards-Ross’ only problem at rainy U.S. trials

EUGENE, Oregon, June 22 (Reuters) – Former world champion
Sanya Richards-Ross had only one problem with her women’s 400
metres preliminary race at the rainy U.S. Olympic trials on
Friday.

“Other than messing up my hair, it was fine,” she quipped
after jogging the last 100 metres in a steady rain to win her
heat.

Jun 22, 2012

Gatlin ready to sprint to London, race Bolt

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – At the ripe old age of 30, Justin Gatlin feels like a kid again. The darkness of a four-year doping suspension has faded and sprinting has become fun once more for the 2004 Olympic champion.

This year Gatlin has been the fastest American to run 100 meters and he will be eager to prove his worth to the team when he steps up at a U.S. Olympic trials for the first time since 2004 on Saturday.

Jun 22, 2012

Olympics-Gatlin ready to sprint to London, race Bolt

EUGENE, Oregon, June 22 (Reuters) – At the ripe old age of
30, Justin Gatlin feels like a kid again. The darkness of a
four-year doping suspension has faded and sprinting has become
fun once more for the 2004 Olympic champion.

This year Gatlin has been the fastest American to run 100
metres and he will be eager to prove his worth to the team when
he steps up at a U.S. Olympic trials for the first time since
2004 on Saturday.

Jun 22, 2012

Olympics-Johnson, Campbell claim U.S. hammer titles

EUGENE, Oregon, June 21 (Reuters) – U.S. champion Kibwe
Johnson seized the lead with his first throw and never
relinquished it to win the men’s hammer at Thursday’s opening
day of the U.S. Olympic trials at Beaverton, Oregon.

“Coming in I wanted to have a season-best throw and I got
that so I am definitely happy,” Johnson told reporters.

Jun 22, 2012

Sprinter Gay ready to overcome pain-filled year

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Tyson Gay is sleeping well these days, and that is a good sign.

The pain of a year in which America’s best sprinter did not make it to the track until a couple months ago because of hip surgery is slowly subsiding and Gay can turn his attention to making the U.S. team for the London Olympics in the 100 meters.

Jun 22, 2012

Olympics-Sprinter Gay ready to overcome pain-filled year

EUGENE, Oregon, June 21 (Reuters) – Tyson Gay is sleeping
well these days, and that is a good sign.

The pain of a year in which America’s best sprinter did not
make it to the track until a couple months ago because of hip
surgery is slowly subsiding and Gay can turn his attention to
making the U.S. team for the London Olympics in the 100 meters.

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.