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Jun 29, 2012

Madison leads women’s 200m qualifying at U.S. trials

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Long jumper turned sprinter Tianna Madison cruised through the rain to the day’s fastest time as qualifying began in a highly anticipated women’s 200 at the U.S. Olympic trials on Friday.

Madison, the 2005 world long jump champion, clocked 22.57 seconds to win her heat as she worked to make the U.S. team for London in a second event. She was second in the 100 meters earlier in the trials.

Jun 29, 2012

Olympics-Madison leads women’s 200m qualifying at U.S. trials

EUGENE, Oregon, June 28 (Reuters) – Long jumper turned
sprinter Tianna Madison cruised through the rain to the day’s
fastest time as qualifying began in a highly anticipated women’s
200 at the U.S. Olympic trials on Friday.

Madison, the 2005 world long jump champion, clocked 22.57
seconds to win her heat as she worked to make the U.S. team for
London in a second event. She was second in the 100 metres
earlier in the trials.

Jun 28, 2012

U.S. sprinters’ coach wants 100 runoff delayed

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Bob Kersee, coach of two sprinters who tied for third place in the women’s 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic trials, wants any runoff to determine who goes to the London Games delayed until at least next Tuesday.

USA Track & Field (USATF) spokeswoman Jill Geer has said the re-run between Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh needs to take place by Sunday to allow the governing body time to finalize its team.

Jun 28, 2012

Olympics-U.S. sprinters’ coach wants 100 runoff delayed

EUGENE, Oregon, June 27 (Reuters) – Bob Kersee, coach of two
sprinters who tied for third place in the women’s 100 metres at
the U.S. Olympic trials, wants any runoff to determine who goes
to the London Games delayed until at least next Tuesday.

USA Track & Field (USATF) spokeswoman Jill Geer has said the
re-run between Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh needs to take
place by Sunday to allow the governing body time to finalise its
team.

Jun 27, 2012

World champ Richardson’s hair becomes his identity

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Jason Richardson leaves an unforgettable impression when the world champion steps to the starting line for the 110 meters hurdles.

“I am the crazy, skinny guy with the hair,” the Californian told a news conference on Wednesday’s rest day for athletes at the U.S. Olympic trials.

Jun 27, 2012

Olympics-World champ Richardson’s hair becomes his identity

EUGENE, Oregon, June 27 (Reuters) – Jason Richardson leaves
an unforgettable impression when the world champion steps to the
starting line for the 110 metres hurdles.

“I am the crazy, skinny guy with the hair,” the Californian
told a news conference on Wednesday’s rest day for athletes at
the U.S. Olympic trials.

Jun 27, 2012

Felix, Tarmoh both heading to London despite 100m tie

EUGENE, Oregon (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 meters 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 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.