Japan gets bronze in 4x100 relay

/ Aug 13, 2017

Japan gets bronze in 4x100 relay

Japan won its first medal in the men's 4x100-meter relay at a world athletics championships, finishing third after Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt, running the anchor leg for his nation, hurt his leg shortly after taking the baton and could not finish the race Saturday. Shuhei ...

Reese hangs on to claim 4th world long jump title

/ Aug 12, 2017

Reese hangs on to claim 4th world long jump title

American Brittney Reese claimed her fourth world long jump title on Friday after a tense, tight contest in which only 6 cm separated the top four competitors. Darya Klishina, competing as a neutral athlete after the Russian federation was banned over state-sponsored doping, took silver ...

McLeod gives Jamaica gold in hurdles

/ Aug 8, 2017

McLeod gives Jamaica gold in hurdles

The tune blaring across the stadium sound system was unmistakable: "Jamming" by Bob Marley. The flag the winner paraded around the track was familiar, too: The black, green and gold cross of Jamaica. That 110-meter hurdler Omar McLeod was at the center of this celebration ...

Japan nets two breaststroke medals at world championships

/ Jul 29, 2017

Japan nets two breaststroke medals at world championships

Yasuhiro Koseki and Ippei Watanabe won silver and bronze, respectively, in the men's 200-meter breaststroke at the world championships on Friday. The 25-year-old Koseki touched the wall in 2 minutes, 7.29 seconds, finishing 0.33 seconds behind Russia's Anton Chupkov who won with a meet record. Watanabe, ...

Hagino steams to silver in 200 IM

/ Jul 28, 2017

Hagino steams to silver in 200 IM

Four-time Olympic medalist Kosuke Hagino took silver in the 200-meter individual medley on Thursday, with Rio Olympic bronze medalist Daiya Seto placing fifth in the same race at the world championships. By touching the wall 0.45 second behind American Chase Kalisz, who posted a ...

Apr 4, 2016

Hanyu, Ten settle differences

Yuzuru Hanyu has settled his differences with Kazakhstan's Denis Ten, the men's Olympic figure skating champion revealed Sunday. The two nearly collided during practice on Wednesday at the world championships, and Hanyu, who finished second, accused Ten, the Sochi Olympic bronze medalist, of deliberately cutting ...

Fernandez rallies past Hanyu for world title

Apr 2, 2016

Fernandez rallies past Hanyu for world title

Javier Fernandez couldn't practice, couldn't squeeze his foot into his skate, and all he needed was "the best program of my life." With some padding in his boot, ultrasound treatment for his inflamed heel and a lot of nerve, Fernandez swung a daunting deficit into ...

Duhamel, Radford claim pairs gold at worlds

Mar 27, 2015

Duhamel, Radford claim pairs gold at worlds

Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford completed their perfect season. The pair held off two Chinese teams in the free skate to capture gold in the pairs event on Thursday at the world championships. After a seventh-place finish at the Sochi Games last year, Duhamel and ...