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Jul 4, 2012

Olympics-Injuries on the mend, Gay in mix to be the best

EUGENE, Oregon, July 4 (Reuters) – Soft-spoken and humble,
American Tyson Gay seems so different from most modern-day
sprinters.

He seldom raises his voice, rarely if ever makes bold
predictions and generally keeps a low profile outside his
passion for social media.

Jul 2, 2012

Tarmoh pulls out of Olympic runoff

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Jeneba Tarmoh has withdrawn from Monday’s scheduled 100 meters third place runoff against Allyson Felix for a place on the U.S. Olympics team, her agent Kimberly Holland told Reuters.

“She will not run the race today,” Holland said in a brief telephone conversation.

Jul 2, 2012

Olympics-Tarmoh pulls out of Olympic runoff

EUGENE, Oregon, July 2 (Reuters) – Jeneba Tarmoh has
withdrawn from Monday’s scheduled 100 metres third place runoff
against Allyson Felix for a place on the U.S. Olympics team, her
agent Kimberly Holland told Reuters.

“She will not run the race today,” Holland said in a brief
telephone conversation.

Jul 2, 2012

Strong U.S. squad ready to haul in the Olympic medals

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Americans appear ready to swoop into London and grab a bountiful supply of athletics medals after some stirring performances at the just concluded U.S. Olympic trials.

From Ashton Eaton’s decathlon world record to seven other world-leading 2012 marks, U.S. athletes showed strength and depth as they splashed through wet and often cool conditions to determine in head-to-head competition their team for the upcoming Games.

Jul 2, 2012

Olympics-Strong U.S. squad ready to haul in the medals

EUGENE, Oregon, July 2 (Reuters) – Americans appear ready to
swoop into London and grab a bountiful supply of athletics
medals after some stirring performances at the just concluded
U.S. Olympic trials.

From Ashton Eaton’s decathlon world record to seven other
world-leading 2012 marks, U.S. athletes showed strength and
depth as they splashed through wet and often cool conditions to
determine in head-to-head competition their team for the
upcoming Games.

Jul 2, 2012

Spearmon eases to trials victory in depleted 200m

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Wallace Spearmon surged down the finishing straight to win the U.S. Olympic trials 200 meters in a quick but wind-assisted 19.82 seconds on Sunday.

Spearmon, who missed out on a medal at the Beijing Olympics when he was disqualified for a lane violation, easily defeated Maurice Mitchell (20.14) and collegian Isiah Young (20.16).

Jul 2, 2012

Olympics-Spearmon eases to trials victory in depleted 200m

EUGENE, Oregon, July 1 (Reuters) – Wallace Spearmon surged
down the finishing straight to win the U.S. Olympic trials 200
metres in a quick but wind-assisted 19.82 seconds on Sunday.

Spearmon, who missed out on a medal at the Beijing Olympics
when he was disqualified for a lane violation, easily defeated
Maurice Mitchell (20.14) and collegian Isiah Young (20.16).

Jul 1, 2012

Olympics-Felix and Tarmoh to race for last Olympic spot

EUGENE, Oregon, July 1 (Reuters) – Allyson Felix and
training partner Jeneba Tarmoh will settle their controversial
women’s 100 metres third-place tie at the U.S. Olympic trials
with a runoff on Monday, officials said on Sunday.

Tarmoh was originally named as the winner of the final spot
on the U.S. team for London but officials declared a dead heat
after reviewing the photo finish.

Jul 1, 2012

Olympics-Women’s 100 runoff set for Monday

EUGENE, Oregon, July 1 (Reuters) – Allyson Felix and
training partner Jeneba Tarmoh will settle their controversial
women’s 100 metres third-place tie at the U.S. Olympic trials
with a runoff on Monday, officials said on Sunday.

Tarmoh was originally named as the winner of the final spot
on the U.S. team for London but officials declared a dead heat
after reviewing the photo finish.

Jul 1, 2012

Felix runs fastest 200m in 14 years

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Olympic silver medallist Allyson Felix ran the sixth fastest 200 metres of all time as she won the U.S. Olympic trials in a blazing 21.69 seconds on Saturday.

The time was the fastest in the half-lap event in 14 years, and came after world indoor hurdles champion Aries Merritt had cruised to the year’s fastest 110 metres high hurdles in 12.93 seconds.