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Jun 23, 2012

Decathlete Eaton makes splash at rainy trials

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – World silver medallist Ashton Eaton, accustomed to the rain in his native Oregon, splashed to a big first-day decathlon score at the U.S. Olympic trials on a chilly Friday.

The world indoor record holder posted record decathlon performances in the 100 metres and long jump, his first two events, and finished the day 17 points ahead of the pace Dan O’Brien marked to set the American decathlon record in 1992.

Jun 23, 2012

Olympics-Decathlete Eaton makes splash at rainy trials

EUGENE, Oregon, June 22 (Reuters) – World silver medallist
Ashton Eaton, accustomed to the rain in his native Oregon,
splashed to a big first-day decathlon score at the U.S. Olympic
trials on a chilly Friday.

The world indoor record holder posted record decathlon
performances in the 100 metres and long jump, his first two
events, and finished the day 17 points ahead of the pace Dan
O’Brien marked to set the American decathlon record in 1992.

Jun 22, 2012

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

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Former world champion Sanya Richards-Ross had only one problem with her women’s 400 meters 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 meters in a steady rain to win her heat.

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.