Justin Gatlin won the 100 meter race in 10.24 seconds
on Tuesday3 August, at Bigvank Kuldliiga meet in Rakvere - Estonia. In his first competition after a four year doping ban. Gatlin's
time was nearly 0.4s off the race that made him Olympic
champion in Athena 2004 with a time of 9.85s. Gatlin won his
qualifying heat earlier Tuesday in 10.34. No athlete of the other competitors at the meet had a personal best below 10s. Gatlin
won gold in the 100 at the 2004 Athens Olympics in 9.85s. He won the 100
and 200 at the 2005 world championships in Helsinki, but was banned
from the sport after testing positive in April 2006 for excessive
testosterone. The ban ended last month. He is set to compete
again Sunday in Tallinn, the Estonian capital. ... Read more »
Qatar's promising champion Mutaz Issa Barshim, was able during this season to break the Arab juniors record many times
in international tournaments, where he scored the first time in April in
Kuwait in the GCC Tournament for Juniors 2.21m and then broke it in
Cairo in the Arab Championship for Juniors in May (2.23m), and the record in Sweden July 7 (2.25m). At the Asian Games, he set again a new Arab record for juniors by jumping 2m31. His intention in Moncton 2010 was to be the first Qatari to bring a Gold medal in World Championships, then he actually did by flying over the 2m30 high jump bar. This record is also considered as
Qatari standard record for juniors and seniors. Issa succeeded also
during his training camp in Sweden in February to break Qatari indoor
record for juniors and seniors (2.25m). Finally he breaks the Arab record 4 times and the juniors and seniors also, and 1 record in the indoor for juniors and seniors, 14 records this season. What's next Mutaz? An Olympic title in London 2012?
Today (23/07/10), the first Flame of the Youth Olympic Games will be lit in Olympia in the presence of IOC (International Olympic Committee) President Jacques Rogge and Ambassador for the Games Yelena Isinbayeva, amongst many other eminent representatives of the Olympic Movement. This Event marks the beginning of the journey of the Youth Olympic Flame, which will visit 5 cities across all 5 continents, before arriving in Singapore to start its national Torch Relay in the build-up to the Opening Ceremony on August 16th. Singapore 2010 Journey of the Youth Olympic Flame - video description.
The Launching Ceremony of Beyrouth Marathon took place at City Mall - Dora, an attempt to break the Lebanese 60 Meters Indoor Record! An amazing show was going on, were many categories were competing in the 60 metersindoor. The music was great, the ambiance was awesome, perfect conditions to break the Lebanese Record. All athletes were motivated and exited!! This competition in a public place is the first of a kind in Lebanon, we might do events like this to motivate our athletes and bring a large number of spectators. Gretta Taslakian (RRA) achieved the show breaking the Lebanese record, clocking 7.60s previous record 7.63s!! And Ramzi Naim, finished 1st setting an amazing 7.05s!! The Lebanese record is still for ... Read more »
Aziza Sbeity went to the 13th IAAF Juniors World Championship - Canada, where she ran the 100m flat for the first round. It was a beautiful run where she overtook KAFANDO from Burkina Faso in the last 40m and crossed the finish line 6th, setting a modest 12.44s. Aziza was the only Lebanese athlete to go for this World Championship, without her coach Alice Keyrouz, only with the member of the Lebanese Federation Fady Saleme to represent Lebanon. Usually, in this kind of competitions each athlete should be supervised by his coach, which is
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An amazing performance for Ramzi Naim who won in the first day of the Lebanese Individual Championship, the 400m flat clocking 50.02s, 30min later he ran the 100m semi-final in 11.59s, one hour later he won the 100m final clocking 11.17s. The next day, he was preparing to get his third gold medal this time in the 200m. He ran the semi-final in 23.45s completely relaxed, then in the final, one hour later, when Mohamad Cheib seems to strike gold coming off the bend with a 5 meters lead, Ramzi overtook him in the last 40 meters crossing the line first, clocking 22.75s and getting his 3rd Gold medal in this championship! Ramzi Naim is the first to win 100, 200, and 400m in one open championship! Congrats Ramzi!!