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  1. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Carter injury deals Jamaica fresh blow

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 11:10am by Agence France-Presse in Lausanne

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lausanne Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter, the second fastest man over 100m this year, pulled out of Wednesday’s meet at Lucerne because of a thigh injury, organisers said. Carter was a member of Jamaica’s 4x100m relay gold medal win ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1285248/carter-injury-deals-jamaica-fresh-blow
  2. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Jamaica’s Blake withdraws from world championships

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 11:35am by Associated Press in Kingston, Jamaica

    ... Associated Press in Kingston, Jamaica Olympic sprinter Yohan Blake of Jamaica has withdrawn from the world championships in Moscow next month due to a nagging hamstring injury. Agent Cubie Seegobin says that although Blake has made “vast improvement” sinc ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1284568/jamaicas-blake-withdraws-world-championships
  3. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Bolt will have to qualify for 100 metres at world championships

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 01:05pm

    ... should go to his training partner Yohan Blake. But Bolt was given his country’s wildcard entry into the 200m after the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) ruled in his favour for the longer sprint. The JAAA was forced to choose between its own athletes after the sport’s world body ruled that only one wild card would be allowed per country for each event. Jamaica had two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1259839/bolt-will-have-qualify-100-metres-world-championships
  4. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Bolt runs track-record 19.79 in 200 at Bislett

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 09:25am by Associated Press in Oslo

    ... Associated Press in Oslo Piqued by suggestions of a possible decline, Usain Bolt responded with a blistering season debut at 200 meters and a track record at the Bislett Games. “I’m not in as bad shape as I thought I was,” Bolt said Thursday after his emp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1260561/bolt-runs-track-record-1979-200-bislett
  5. Lifestyle - Health

    How mental toughness gives athletes the edge

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:05am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... James Loehr in the early 1990s, mental toughness has since been recognised as the "X-factor" that gives winning athletes the edge over their competitors. Despite its significance, health professionals and athletes still struggle to determine what being "mentally tough" means. "Mental toughness is a combination of a few traits like resilience and stoicism. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1582977/how-mental-toughness-gives-athletes-edge
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - YOUTH OLYMPICS

    Two more silver medals for Hong Kong athletes at Youth Olympics

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:56pm by Kevin Kung

    ... athletes Hong Kong came agonisingly close to winning a first ever Youth Olympics gold medal yesterday with fencer Ryan Choi Chun-yin and swimmer Siobhan Haughey showing they have big futures in their sports. Both athletes had to settle for silver medals but Hong Kong have another chance of striking gold this morning when women's top seed Doo Hoi-kem contests the table tennis final. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1577162/more-silver-delight-hong-kong-athletes
  7. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    French athlete loses gold medal for removing his shirt before crossing the finish line

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:00am by Agence France-Presse

    ... was stripped of his gold medal in the 3,000m steeplechase at the European athletics championships on Thursday after peeling off his running vest before he crossed the line. Entering the home straight ... a convincing victory in 8min 25.30sec. But the 29-year-old appeared to contravene rule 143.8 of the International Association of Athletics Federations, stipulating that “bibs may not be obscured in any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1574151/french-athlete-loses-gold-medal-removing-his-shirt
  8. Sport - Hong Kong - FUNDING

    Athletes face 'do-or-die' mission at Asian Games

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 10:38pm by CHAN KINWA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Athletes face 'do-or-die' mission in Incheon Hong Kong's gymnastics and triathlon team admit they are in a "do-or-die situation" ... with two senior and two junior athletes. Funding cycles last for four years with a review at halfway, and if a sport fails to make the benchmark then they are put on notice and given two years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1574393/athletes-face-do-or-die-mission-asian-games
  9. Sport - China - YOUTH OLYMPICS

    Teen athletes at Nanjing games eye graduation to big stage at Rio in 2016

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:13pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Athletes in Nanjing eye graduation to big stage Thousands of young athletes are converging in Nanjing for the second Youth Olympics, with many hoping to build towards ... on Saturday. Hong Kong have a squad of 18 athletes, with swimmer Siobhan Haughey, the reigning 100m freestyle world junior champion, and table tennis prodigy Doo Hoi-kem, the world number one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1573762/teen-athletes-nanjing-games-eye-graduation-big-stage-rio-2016

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