Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Rio Olympic 2016/Track-field’ Category

Usain Bolt cements his ‘greatest’ status with 9th gold medal

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Usain Bolt turned a close 4x100-metre relay race against Japan and the United States into a typical, Bolt-like runaway, helping Jamaica cross the line in 37.27 seconds.

United States powers to gold in women’s 4×100 relay

Friday, August 19th, 2016
Rio Olympics United States women's relay

The United States won the women's Olympic 4x100-metres relay on Friday as Allyson Felix became the first woman to collect five gold medals in athletics.

Andre De Grasse anchors Canada to relay redemption after USA DQ’d

Friday, August 19th, 2016
De Grasse-Rodney

Usain Bolt led Jamaica to a third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the men's 4x100-metre relay Friday, while Canada crossed the finish line fourth but a disqualification to the United States bumped Canada to the bronze medal position.

Russia stripped of 4×400 relay silver from Beijing

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Russia has been stripped of the 4x400m women's relay silver medal from the Beijing Olympics after Anastasia Kapachinskaya tested positive for a steroid in a re-test of her sample, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday.

Andre De Grasse ready to join 4×100 team for shot at podium

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Canada's Andre De Grasse has one more chance to go toe-to-toe with Usain Bolt in tonight's 4x100-metre relay event. This time, he'll have help on the track as the Canadians seek redemption from the heartbreak the team experienced four years ago in London.

Usain Bolt dominates for 200-metre gold, Andre De Grasse gets silver

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Andre De Grasse, of Markham, Ont., won his second medal at Rio 2016 by capturing the silver in the 200-metre final, while Usain Bolt won his third straight Olympic gold in the event.

Canadians Bishop, Brannen to run for medals in Rio

Thursday, August 18th, 2016
Melissa Bishop

Canadians Melissa Bishop and Nate Brannen will run for medals Saturday in Rio, each qualifying in their semifinal races on Thursday.

Ashton Eaton goes from Olympian to superhero

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

During the first day of competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games decathlon event, Ashton Eaton garnered plenty of attention for a "cooling mask" that made him look like a superhero.

Damian Warner rises to 2nd in decathlon with top hurdles time

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

It was a second straight successful early-morning for Damian Warner in the Olympic decathlon as the Canadian recorded the fastest time in the 110-metre hurdles, clocking 13.58 seconds Thursday to move into second place after six events.

Andre De Grasse, Usain Bolt set to clash in 200 final

Thursday, August 18th, 2016
Bolt and De Grasse composite

Canada's Andre De Grasse and Jamaica's Usain Bolt are the two fastest entries into 200-metre final. While the heats offered good-natured fun, both sprinters will be all business when they step into the blocks Thursday night.