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Jun 27, 2012

Olympics-Felix, Tarmoh both heading to London despite 100m tie

EUGENE, Oregon, June 26 (Reuters) – Women’s sprinters
Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh are already on the American team
for the London Games even though their controversial tie in the
100 metres trial has not been resolved, United States coach Amy
Deem said on Tuesday.

“The first four names (in the 4x100m relay pool) have to be
your top four finishers at the championships,” the women’s
Olympic coach told reporters, naming 100m winner Carmelita
Jeter, runner-up Tianna Madison, Felix and Tarmoh as automatic
selections for the six-member relay pool.

Jun 26, 2012

Greene doubts Bolt will romp to records in London

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Jamaican triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt will not emulate his world record performances of 2008 and 2009 at the London Games, former holder Maurice Greene predicted on Tuesday.

“I am going to tell you right now he can’t do that,” Greene told a news conference on a rest day at the U.S. Olympic trials.

Jun 26, 2012

Olympics-Greene doubts Bolt will romp to records in London

EUGENE, Oregon, June 26 (Reuters) – Jamaican triple Olympic
champion Usain Bolt will not emulate his world record
performances of 2008 and 2009 at the London Games, former holder
Maurice Greene predicted on Tuesday.

“I am going to tell you right now he can’t do that,” Greene
told a news conference on a rest day at the U.S. Olympic trials.

Jun 26, 2012

High jumper Williams makes the cut for London Games

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – High jump world champion Jesse Williams made it to the London Games with a whimper rather than a bang when he finished a disappointing fourth at the U.S. Olympic trials on Monday.

Williams missed three times at 2.31 meters after clearing 2.28 on his third attempt on a wet and cold day in Eugene but clinched his spot on the American team because the third place finisher did not have the “A” qualifying standard.

Jun 26, 2012

Olympics-Williams makes London despite fourth place finish

EUGENE, Oregon, June 25 (Reuters) – High jump world champion
Jesse Williams made it to the London Games with a whimper rather
than a bang when he finished a disappointing fourth at the U.S.
Olympic trials on Monday.

Williams missed three times at 2.31 metres after clearing
2.28 on his third attempt on a wet and cold day in Eugene but
clinched his spot on the American team because the third place
finisher did not have the “A” qualifying standard.

Jun 25, 2012

Gatlin gunning for Olympic gold after trials triumph

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – In the sweet sunshine of an often-rainy Oregon, Justin Gatlin wore a beaming smile and was handing out the hugs on Sunday after shaking off the specter of a doping ban to put himself in the mix for a medal at the London Games.

Winning a return trip to the Olympics in a life-time 100 meters best of 9.80 seconds at the U.S. trials eight years after claiming the 2004 gold in Athens will do that for you, but Gatlin said his journey had only just begun.

Jun 25, 2012

Olympics-Gatlin gunning for gold after trials triumph

EUGENE, Oregon, June 24 (Reuters) – In the sweet sunshine of
an often-rainy Oregon, Justin Gatlin wore a beaming smile and
was handing out the hugs on Sunday after shaking off the spectre
of a doping ban to put himself in the mix for a medal at the
London Games.

Winning a return trip to the Olympics in a life-time 100
metres best of 9.80 seconds at the U.S. trials eight years after
claiming the 2004 gold in Athens will do that for you, but
Gatlin said his journey had only just begun.

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.