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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.

Jun 11, 2012

Olympics-Gay confident he will make U.S. team

RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 11 (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 metres 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.

Jun 7, 2012

Liu Xiang’s technique makes him master of hurdling

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – Like a fine craftsman, China’s Liu Xiang has become the world’s master hurdler because of his skill, not natural speed, former world record holder Renaldo Nehemiah says.

“He’s probably the finest technician in the past 10 years,” Nehemiah, who held the 110-metres hurdles world record for eight years in the 1980s, told Reuters.

Jun 7, 2012

Liu’s technique makes him master of hurdling

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – Like a fine craftsman, China’s Liu Xiang has become the world’s master hurdler because of his skill, not natural speed, former world record holder Renaldo Nehemiah says.

“He’s probably the finest technician in the past 10 years,” Nehemiah, who held the 110-metres hurdles world record for eight years in the 1980s, told Reuters.

Jun 7, 2012

Olympics-Liu’s technique makes him master of hurdling

RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 7 (Reuters) – Like a fine
craftsman, China’s Liu Xiang has become the world’s master
hurdler because of his skill, not natural speed, former world
record holder Renaldo Nehemiah says.

“He’s probably the finest technician in the past 10 years,”
Nehemiah, who held the 110-metres hurdles world record for eight
years in the 1980s, told Reuters.

Jun 5, 2012

Tyson Gay in NY return

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – United States sprinter Tyson Gay will put aside the pain of a nagging hip injury and run his first race in nearly a year at this weekend’s Adidas Grand Prix in New York as he scrambles to be fit for Olympic trials, he told Reuters on Monday.

Gay will not race Jamaican world champion Yohan Blake in the featured 100 metres event, however, and will instead compete in a preliminary race at the Diamond League meeting.

Jun 5, 2012

Exclusive: U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay to come back at New York GP

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – United States sprinter Tyson Gay will put aside the pain of a nagging hip injury and run his first race in nearly a year at this weekend’s Adidas Grand Prix in New York as he scrambles to be fit for Olympic trials, he told Reuters on Monday.

Gay will not race Jamaican world champion Yohan Blake in the featured 100 meters event, however, and will instead compete in a preliminary race at the Diamond League meeting.

Jun 5, 2012

Exclusive – Tyson Gay in NY return

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – United States sprinter Tyson Gay will put aside the pain of a nagging hip injury and run his first race in nearly a year at this weekend’s Adidas Grand Prix in New York as he scrambles to be fit for Olympic trials, he told Reuters on Monday.

Gay will not race Jamaican world champion Yohan Blake in the featured 100 metres event, however, and will instead compete in a preliminary race at the Diamond League meeting.