BARCELONA, Nov 24 — Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Allyson Felix were named male and female athlete of the year respectively by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) at a ceremony in Barcelona on Saturday.
Jamaican Bolt, who retained his 100 and 200 metres titles in London in August, is the first man to win the award four times, while American Felix was honoured for her gold medal in the 200 metres.
She was also part of the gold-winning US 4×100 metres relay team, which was awarded female performance of the year after smashing the world record set in 1985 by East Germany.
Kenyan David Rudisha won male performance of the year for his dazzling run in the 800 metres in London, when he also set a world record.
Trinidad and Tobago’s javelin gold medallist Keshorn Walcott and sprinter Anthonique Strachan of Bahamas were named as the rising stars of 2012. — Reuters
By: Jerryd Curry
Today was the final day of Track and Field for the Games of the XXX Olympiads. These Olympics were predicted to produce the most fastest times yet and it delivered. Even though today was the last day, these events today sent it out with a bang and another world-record performance. Let’s look back at the events from yesterday.
In the finals of the Men’s 4x100m relay, this race would be close and intense down to the last handoff. In the third leg of the race, Tyson Gay and Yohan Blake would be dead even through the curve as they handed off to their teammates Ryan Bailey and Usain Bolt, respectively, and Bolt would turn on the burners and beat Bailey. The Jamaican team, led by anchor Usain Bolt along with Yohan Blake, Nesta Carter and Michael Frater, would take the gold medal and also set another world record in the relay. Their time of 36.84s would break their own world record from four years ago back inBeijing. TheUSAsquad would give a valiant effort in the race and get the silver medal. The team of Trell Kimmons, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Ryan Bailey would turn in a time 37.04 which ended up being a national record.Trinidad and Tobagowould finish third and get the bronze medal.
Medals were also up for grabs in the finals of the Women’s 4x400m relay. The USA team of Allyson Felix, Sanya Richards-Ross, DeeDee Trotter, and Francena McCorory took home the gold medal in a dominating fashion as they won by almost a full five seconds over silver medalist Russia.Jamaicawould get the bronze medal with a third place finish.
The finals of the Women’s High jump were held yesterday as well. Anna Chicherova of Russia captured the gold medal after clearing the bar at 2.05m, the only one to do so on the day. American Brigetta Barrett got the silver medal while Svetlana Shkolina ofRussiagrabbed the bronze medal.
With Track and Field now over at the Olympics, the final medal count in Athletics looks like this:USA29(9G 13S 7B),Russia18(8G 4S 6B), andJamaica12(4G 4S 4B) round out the top 3. Now withLondonbeing over its time to lookout on the 2016 games inRio de Janeiro. With these Olympics being this great, one can only imagine what could happen four years for now.
On a personal note I would like to give a huge thanks to Tracknation for giving this opportunity to let me write for their website. I enjoyed every single moment of it and I appreciate it to the fullest. I also thank everyone who has been reading this whole week. It’s been a whole lot of fun and I hope you enjoyed my articles this week cause I loved writing them for you guys. Hope to see you all again in four years.
By: Jerryd Curry
In yesterday’s track and field action, there were few events taking place, but it lacked no intensity at all. Yesterday’s events featured more competitions for medals, including a world-record breaking performance. Let’s take a flashback to yesterday.
The day was highlighted by another world-record being broken in the finals of the Women’s 4x100m relay. The USA relay team, made of Allyson Felix, Carmelita Jeter, Bianca Knight and Tianna Madison, set a new world-record of 40.82s. This time would break the old record held by East Germany which had stood since 1985. Jamaica would wind up taking the silver medal while Ukraine took home the bronze medal.
The finals of the Men’s 4x400m relay was held yesterday as the Bahamas would pull out a win and grab the gold medal. The USA took home the silver medal after coming up less than a second shy of first place. Trinidad and Tobago would capture the bronze medal.
The finals of the Women’s 1500m run would prove to be heartbreak for American Morgan Uceny. As the bell rang to signal the last lap of the race, Uceny started to charge towards the front of the pack and was tripped up in the first turn causing her to fall and ultimately lose the race. Ironically, a year ago Uceny tripped and fell in the finals of the World Championships as well. Asli Cakir Alptekin of Turkey got the gold, her countrywoman Gamze Bulut got silver while Maryam Yusuf Jamal grabbed bronze.
In the preliminaries of the Women’s 4x400m relay, the USA would win their heat and also get the fastest time of the day with a time of 3:22.09s. In the finals, they’ll be up against underdog teams such as Russia, Great Britain, and Jamaica.
Preliminaries for the Men’s 4x100m relay were also held yesterday as the USA would not only win their heat, but would also have the fastest time of the day with a time of 37.38s. This would also break a national record that has stood for the last twenty years. The USA will need to fend off challengers Jamaica, Canada, and Japan if they are to take home the gold medal.
With today being the last full day of track and field, let’s see what’s on slate for today: Finals: Men’s 50km race walk, Women’s 20km race walk, Women’s High jump, Men’s Javelin throw, Men’s 5000m run, Women’s 800m run, Women’s 4x400m relay, Men’s 4x100m relay.
By: Jerryd Curry
Yesterday’s action on the track was highlighted by day 2 of the Men’s Decathlon, the start of relay events and the finals of the Men’s 200m final. Let’s take a look back at the events from yesterday.
Starting off with the Men’s 200m dash finals,Jamaicawould make a clean sweep of the medals with Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, and Warren Weir finishing in the top three. With that gold medal, Bolt becomes the first Olympian ever to win back to back gold medals in the 100m and 200m dash. Wallace Spearmon of theUSAfell short of the medal stand and had to settle for a fourth place finish.
In day 2 of the Men’s Decathlon, American Ashton Eaton would prevail and win the gold medal along with the title of “World’s greatest athlete”. His countryman Trey Hardee took the lead going into the final event, the 1500m run, but would ultimately settle for the silver medal. Leonel Suarez ofCubawould take the bronze medal.
The finals of the Men’s Triple jump took place yesterday and theUSA, once again, would take the gold and silver medals. Christian Taylor would bring home the gold with a jump of 17.81m while fellow American Will Claye captured the silver medal with a jump of 17.62. Italian Fabrizio Donato got the bronze medal.
In the finals of the Men’s 800m run, Kenyan David Lekuta Rudisha not only won the gold medal, but did it in world record fashion. Rudisha would break the record for the fastest 800m run with a time of 1:40.91s, breaking the old record of 1:41.1s formerly held by Wilson Kipketer ofDenmark. Kipketer set the record back in 1997. His fellow countryman, Timothy Kitum, grabbed the bronze medal while Nijel Amos ofBotswanatook the silver.
In the semifinals of the Women’s 800m run, American Alysia Johnson Montano earned her way for a shot a the medal stand due to her second fastest time among non-top two finishers. South African Caster Semenya will be the woman to look out for in the finals as she turned in a 1:57.67s time which was the best of the day.
Preliminary rounds of the Men’s 4x400m relay were held. TheUSAwould advance to the finals due to an inspiring run by Manteo Mitchell who broke his leg during the first leg of the heat. Mitchell had to run with a broken leg the final 200 meters and was still able to finish with a 46 second time. The Americans would tie with theBahamasteam for, not only their heat, but the fastest time of the day as well.
Qualifying rounds for the Women’s 4x100m relay were yesterday. TheUSAwon their heat in blazing style. Not only did they break the record for the fastest time in qualifying rounds, but they also ran the second fastest time in Olympic history. With a time of 41.64s, theUSAlooked poised and armed to take home a medal.
In the preliminaries of the Women’s High jump, Americans Chaunte Lowe and Brigetta Barrett would move on to the final round after both athletes cleared a mark of 1.93m. The highest jump would go to Svetlana Radzivil ofUzbekistan, clearing a mark of 1.96m.
With only three days left of the Olympics, let’s see what’s on slate for tomorrow: Preliminaries: Women’s 4x400m relay, Men’s 4x100m relay. Finals: Men’s Pole Vault, Women’s Hammer Throw, Women’s 5000m run, Women’s 4x100m relay, Women’s 1500m run, Men’s 4x400m relay.
By: Jerryd Curry
Day 6 of track and field proved to be a great day for theUSAas the Americans would capture seven medals during yesterday’s competition. It was also day 1 for one of the most grueling events in the Olympics with the Men’s decathlon. Let’s take a look back to day 6 and recap all the action.
We’ll lead off with the finals of the Women’s 200m dash where it would be American Allyson Felix to take the gold medal with a time of 21.88. Her countrywoman Carmelita Jeter grabbed the bronze medal as she would come up just shy of silver medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica.
With medals on the line in the Men’s 110m hurdles, theUSAwould deliver a 1, 2 finish in the final race. Americans Aries Merritt and Jason Richardson would get the gold and silver medals while Jamaican Hansle Parchment got the bronze medal.
In the finals of the Women’s 400m hurdles, American Lashinda Demus earned the silver medal in her event. She beat out Zuzana Hejnova of theCzechRepublic, who would have to settle for the bronze medal. The gold medal would go to Natalya Antyukh ofRussiaturning in a time of 52.70s.
The Women’s Long jump resulted in more medals for theUSA. This time it would be Brittney Reese and Janay Deloach to take home the gold and bronze medals, respectively. As for the silver medal, Elena Sokolova ofRussiawould get it after falling short of Reese’s mark of 7.12m.
Semifinal rounds of the Men’s 200m dash were also held. American Wallace Spearmon was able to earn a spot in the finals after placing second in his heat. Jamaican Yohan Blake got the fastest time of the day with a 20.01s time. Blake is being projected as an underdog winner to upset Usain Bolt. It will be a very interesting final to watch tomorrow night.
In the semifinal rounds of the Women’s 1500m run, Americans Morgan Uceny and Shannon Rowbury advanced to the finals after they finished third in fifth in the same heat, respectively. Fastest time however, went to Abeba Aregawi ofEthiopiaby turning in a 4.01.03s.
Preliminary rounds of the Women’s 800m run were held yesterday. Three Americans would move on to the semifinal rounds of the competition: Alysia Johnson Montano by winning her heat, Alice Schmidt placed second while Geena Gall advanced due to her time. Johnson also turned in the fastest time of the day with a time of 2:00.47s.
In the first rounds of the Men’s 5000m run, Americans Bernard Lagat, Galen Rupp, and Lopez Lomong will move on to have a shot at the medal stand by qualifying for the finals. Dejen Gebremeskel ofEthiopiahad the best time of the day by running 5000m in 13:15.15s.
In the preliminary rounds of the Men’s Pole vault, American BradWalkerearned a spot in the finals after clearing a mark of 5.60m. German Raphael Holzdeppe has the highest mark of 5.65m.
After day 1 of the Men’s Decathlon, American Ashton Eaton currently leads the standings with 4,661 points. His countryman Trey Hardee is right behind him in second place with 4,441 points. Eaton captured wins in the 100m dash, 400m dash and the Long jump. Dmitriy Karpov ofKazakhstanwon the Shot put and Leonel Suarez ofCubawon the High jump.
Looking at today, Thursday begins relay events. Here’s a layout of today’s events: Preliminaries: Women’s High jump, Men’s 4x400m relay, Women’s 4x100m relay. Semifinals: Women’s 800m run. Finals: Men’s Decathlon, Women’s Javelin throw, Men’s 200m dash, Men’s 800m run. Men’s decathlon events: 110m hurdles, Discus throw, Pole vault, Javelin throw, and 1500m run.
By: Jerryd Curry
Yesterday’s action in track and field featured a few medal events in field and the finals of the Women’s 100m hurdles. Let’s take a look back to what all went down and who would wind up on the medal stand.
We’ll start off in the finals of the Women’s 100m hurdles where the Americans finished one after another, but there was one more woman in front of the three. Australian Sally Pearson would take the gold medal with a time of 12.35s. With Pearson grabbing first, Americans Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells would settle for the silver and bronze medals and it would knock Lolo Jones off the medal stand and ultimately a fourth place finish.
In the finals of the Men’s 1500 run, American Leonel Manzano captured the silver medal after finishing short of Algeria’s Taoufik Makhloufi who would grab the gold. American Matthew Centrowitz finished only 0.04s behind bronze medalist Abdalaati Iguider of Morocco.
Men’s high jump also held their final rounds yesterday resulting in American Erik Kynard bringing home a silver medal after clearing the mark of 2.33m. Russian Ivan Ukhov took the gold medal after clearing the 2.38m mark. For bronze, there would be a three way split between Mutaz Essa Barshim(Qatar), Derek Drouin(Can), and Robert Grabarz(GBR).
Semifinal rounds of the Women’s 200m dash was held yesterday. Americans Allyson Felix and Sanya Richards-Ross advanced to the finals with each women placing first in their respective heats. Joining them will be fellow countrywoman Carmelita Jeter after a second place finish in her heat. Ross would have the fastest time of the day turning in a 22.30s.
In the semifinals of the Men’s 800m run, Americans Nick Symmonds and Duane Solomon will get to try for a medal after advancing to the finals by having the two fastest times of non-top two finishers. Ethiopian Mohammed Aman had the fastest time of the day with a run of 1:44.34.
Preliminary rounds for the Men’s 110m hurdles were held yesterday as three Americans advanced to the semifinals. Jason Richardson and Aries Merritt won their respective heat while Jeff Porter would settle for a third place finish. Merritt, with a time of 13.07s, would have the fastest time of the day.
In the opening round of the Men’s Triple jump(My event), Americans Christian Taylor and Will Claye will have a shot at the medal stand tomorrow after qualifying for the finals.Taylorwas able to have a jump of 17.21m, longest of the day.
The qualifying round for the Women’s 5000m run resulted in two American runners, Molly Huddle and Julie Culley, moving on to the finals. Both women would finish fifth in their respective heats. The fastest time went to Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba whose time of 14:58.48s could not be beat.
In the preliminary rounds of the Women’s Long jump, Americans Brittney Reese and Janay Deloach were able to advance to the finals. Deloach was able to win her flight with a jump of 6.81m, but it wasn’t enough to pass the mark of 6.83m which was made by British jumper Shara Proctor, the longest jump of the day.
The Men’s 200m dash competition started yesterday with the preliminary rounds. Three Americans would advance to the semifinal rounds: Maurice Mitchell with a win in his heat, Wallace Spearmon with a second place finish, and Isiah Young placing third in his heat. Fastest time of the day, however, belongs to Alex Quinonez ofEcuadorwould was able to muscle out a time of 20.28s.
After all that it’s time to look forward to today’s action. Here a rundown of the events: Preliminary rounds: Men’s Pole vault, Women’s Hammer throw, Men’s 5000m run, Women’s 800m run, Men’s Javelin throw. Semifinals: Women’s 1500m run, Men’s 200m dash. Finals: Women’s Long jump, Women’s 400m hurdles, Women’s 200m dash, Men’s 110m hurdles. Men’s decathlon events: 100m dash, Long jump, Shot put, High jump, 400m dash.
By: Jerryd Curry
With every one still ranting and raving about Usain Bolt’s gold medal performance yesterday, competition continued inLondonat the Olympics. Venturing back on yesterday a few events had medals handed out. Time to recap on yesterday’s action.
Starting off with the finals for the Men’s 400m hurdles, American Michael Tinsley would bring home the silver after posting a time of 47.91. His time however, would not be enough to surpass the effort of Felix Sanchez of theDominican Republicwho would take the gold medal by a slim margin of 0.3s.
In the finals of the Men’s 400m dash, theUSAfailed to have an athlete qualify for the finals. This is the first time since 1920 that theUSAwould not have a shot to medal in the 400m. It would be Kirani James ofGrenadato take home the gold with a time of 43.94. Luguelin Santos of theDominican Republicreceived the silver while Lalonde Gordon ofTrinidad and Tobagowould get the bronze medal.
The finals of the Women’s Pole vault were held yesterday. American Jennifer Suhr would get the gold medal, which is first gold medal in a field event for theUSA. She would get it by clearing the 4.75m mark. Yarisley Silva ofCubawould settle for the silver medal in this event.
Preliminary rounds for the Women’s 100m hurdles were held yesterday. Americans Lolo Jones and Kellie Wells advanced to the semifinal rounds by winning their respective heats. Dawn Harper of theUSAwould also move on to the semifinal rounds by placing second in her event. The fastest time would go to Sally Pearson ofAustralia, turning in a time of 12.57s.
In the prelims of the Men’s 800m run, Americans Nick Symmonds and Duane Solomon would earn spots in the semifinals with wins in their heats. Symmonds would be one of seven runners to turn in times under1:46. Abubaker Kaki ofSudanwould have the fastest time of the day with a time of 1:45.51s.
In the first round of the Women’s 1500m run, theUSAwould have three runners advance to the semifinals: Shannon Rowbury, Jennifer Simpson and Morgan Uceny. Only one runner would end up turning in a time of under4:05which was Abeba Aregawi ofEthiopiawith a time of 4:04.55s.
Semifinal rounds of the Women’s 400m hurdles took place with theUSAadvancing three athletes to the final round. Lashinda Demus won her heat, Georganne Moline finished second in hers, and T’erea Brown advanced by having the fastest time of a non-top two finisher, which was the fifth fastest of the day. Russian Natalya Antyukh turned in the fastest time yesterday running the 400m in 53.33s.
Qualifying rounds for the Women’s 200m dash was also held yesterday as all three American athletes would advance to the semifinals and all of the following ladies would win their respective heat: Allyson Felix, Carmelita Jeter and Sanya Richards-Ross. Ross would also have the best time of the day turning in a 22.48s time.
The following events take place tomorrow: Preliminary rounds: Women’s Javelin, Men’s 110m hurdles, Women’s 5000m run, Men’s 200m dash, Women’s Long jump. Semifinal rounds: Women’s 100m hurdles, Women’s 200m dash. Final round: Men’s 1500m run, Men’s Discus, Men’s High jump, Women’s 100m hurdles.
By: Jerryd Curry
Day three for the Olympics featured a very exciting line up including events such as the 400m Men’s semis and Women’s finals. It also featured one of the most epic 100m Men’s finals in Olympic history. Let’s venture back to yesterday’s action.
The Men’s 100m final is the shortest race but the most exciting to watch. Coming into this race, many people doubted whether or not Jamaican Usain Bolt would keep his title of “Fastest man on Earth” and he did it in stunning fashion. For the second Olympics in a row Bolt not only took home gold but also broke his own Olympic record with a time of 9.63. Bolt is the second runner in Olympic history to win gold back to back Olympics(Carl Lewis was the other). His fellow countryman Yohan Blake would grab the silver medal while American Justin Gatlin took the bronze over his teammate Tyson Gay by one one-hundredth of a second.
In the finals of the Women’s 400m dash, it would be Sanya Richards-Ross to take home the gold forAmericaafter that disappointing bronze performance back inBeijing. Ross edged outBritain’s Christine Ohuruogu by 0.15s. American DeeDee Trotter would get the bronze medal as well.
In the semis of the Men’s 400m dash, all three American runners would be eliminated from competition after they all failed to quality for the finals. American Bryshon Nellum would fall short of the finals by 3 one-hundredths of a second. The fastest time of the semis went to Lalonde Gordon ofTrinidad and Tobagowith a time of 44.58s.
The prelims of the Women’s 400m hurdles were held yesterday. Americans GeorganneMolineand Lashinda Demus would move ahead to the semifinals after both women won their respective heats. American T’erea Brown would also advance to the semis after she placed second in her heat. The fastest time would go to Natalya Antyukh ofRussiawith a time of 53.90s.
The competition for the Men’s High jump was held yesterday. Americans Jamie Nieto, Jesse Williams, and Erik Kynard would all make it to the finals along with eleven other athletes to compete with for the medals of the high jump. The highest jump of the day was a tie as six jumpers were able to clear the 2.29m mark.
In the first heat of the Men’s 1500m semis, American Leonel Manzano would finish fourth and move on to the finals being held on Tuesday. In the second heat, American Matthew Centrowitz would also advance to the finals after coming in fifth. The fastest run of the day would belong toMorocco’s Abdalaati Iguider finising with a time of 3:33.99.
Looking forward to Monday, these following events will take place: Men’s Discus prelims, round one of Women’s 100m hurdles, Women’s shot put finals, prelims of the Men’s 800m run, prelims for the Women’s 1500m, finals of the Women’s pole vault, prelims of the Women’s 200m dash and 400m hurdles, Men’s 400m hurdles finals and Men’s 400m finals.
By: Jerryd Curry
The track and field competition of the 30th Olympiads are finally underway inLondon. People are excited to see big name athletes such as Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Veronica Campbell-Brown. There are also the American favorites such as Tyson Gay, Allyson Felix and LaShawn Merritt. As the games continue we’ll see which names can live up to their hype from four years ago and what dark horse runners will appear out of nowhere and snatch a metal. For now let’s take a look at what happened yesterday.
The day was highlighted by the preliminaries of the Women’s 100m dash. Americans Carmelita Jeter, Allyson Felix and Tianna Madison all moved on to the semifinal rounds with finishes of first, first and second; respectively. Jeter ended up having the fastest time of the day yesterday by having a time of 10.83s.
In the Men’s Long Jump, Americans Will Claye and Marquise Goodwin would move on to the finals and compete for a medal after Goodwin had a jump of 8.11m. This jump would end up being the best of day, tying him with Brazilian Mauro Vincius da Silva. Claye would get into the finals with a jump of 7.99m.
The preliminary round for the Women’s 400m dash also took place yesterday. Americans Sanya Richards-Ross, DeeDee Trotter, and Francena McCorory were able to advance to the semifinal rounds with all of them winning their respective heat. The fastest time of the day went to Amantle Montsho ofBotswanaby running a 50.40s.
Men’s 400 hurdles also took place yesterday with three Americans moving on to the semifinals: Kerron Clement, Michael Tinsley, and Angelo Taylor. Taylor and Tinsley would take first in their heats while Clement would settle for second, finishing behind Javier Culson ofPuerto Rico. Culson’s time would also result in him having the best time of day (48.33s). \
The Women’s Discus Throw held their qualifying rounds yesterday as American Stephanie Brown Trafton would advance to the finals with a throw of 64.89m. The longest throw of the day would go to Yarelys Barrios of Cuba throwing the disc 65.94m and making her a favorite to take the gold.
The first Athletics medal to be given out was the Men’s Shot Put. American Reese Hoffa would end up short of the gold and silver medal but walked away with the bronze medal with a throw of 21.23m. Tomasz Majewski of Polandwould take the gold in this event with a throw of 21.89.
In the Women’s 10,000m final, three Americans would fall short of the medal stand by less than a minute. It would be Tirunesh Dibaba ofEthiopiawho grabbed the gold with a time of 30:20.75s.
The Women’s Heptathlon also got started off yesterday with the 100m hurdles, 200m dash and the Shot Put. Currently Jessica Ennis of Great Britainholds the lead after three events. American Hyleas Fountain is currently 5th and is almost 300 points off the lead.
Looking forward to tomorrow, day two consists of the following events: Men’s 100m prelims, Men’s 400m, Men’s Long jump finals, Women’s Pole vault, Women’s 400m semis, Women’s 100m semis and finals, and in the Women’s Heptathlon: 800m, Javelin throw and Long jump.
Article by: Jerryd Curry
There were many talks about how this track inLondonwould produce faster times than the world had ever seen before and day 2 was enough to prove that statement true. Day 2 contained not only fast times but also qualifying rounds and more medals being handed out. Let’s take a look at the results from day 2.
All eyes turned to the preliminaries of the Men’s 100m dash. Americans Tyson Gay, Justin Gatlin and Ryan Bailey all would advance to the semi rounds. Gatlin and Bailey would end up not only having the fastest times of the day but also the only runners to run under ten seconds. This is shaping up to be one of the most epic 100m final races in Olympic history.
In the Men’s 400m dash, Americans Tony McQuay and Bryshon Nellum move on to the semis; both men turning in 45 seconds. There were three runners that made times under 45 seconds and they were Demetrius Pinder(Bahamas), Pavel Maslak(Czech Rep.), and Jonathan Borlee(Belgium) with the fast time of the day.
The semis of the Men’s 400m hurdles was held as well yesterday. Michael Tinsley(USA) won his heat and advances onto the finals along with his American teammates Angelo Taylor and Kerron Clement. The fastest time would belong to Felix Sanchez of theDominican Republicturning in a time of 47.76.
In the finals of the Women’s 100m dash, American Carmelita Jeter was able to grab the silver medal. Jeter would fall short of the gold by 0.03 seconds. The gold would go to Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price ofJamaicawith a time of 10.75.
Semifinals of the Women’s 400m dash were held as Sanya Richards-Ross would be the only American to win out her heat. Her fellow countrywomen Francena McCorory and DeeDee Trotter would also advance to the finals of the 400m dash. Trotter was one of three runners to run under 50 seconds yesterday along with Novlene Williams-Mills ofJamaicaand Antonina Krivoshapka ofRussiawho turned in the fastest time of the day(49.81)
The Men’s 10,000m run had their finals yesterday. American Galen Rupp would bring home the silver for theUSAwith a time of 27:30.90. Rupp would finish right on the backofBritain’s Mohamed Farah who would take the gold medal in this event.
Medals were handed out in the Men’s Long jump yesterday as American Will Claye grabbed the bronze medal by inching outSweden’s Michel Torneus. It would beBritain’s Greg Rutherford though to have the final say as he took home the gold with a jump of 8.31.