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Bolt and Blake destroy rivals for Jamaica double

Jamaica's Yohan Blake celebrates after winning the 100m in Lausanne in 9.69 seconds. Photo: Reuters

Olympic champion Usain Bolt ran 19.58 seconds for victory in the 200 metres at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting while Yohan Blake equalled the third fastest time ever to win the 100 metres in 9.69.

Saturday, 25 August, 2012, 3:17am

Lai's sensational sprint is ruled out

Sprinter Lai Chun-ho ran an astonishing 10.19 seconds in yesterday's 100 metres final at the Xtep Hong Kong League, but then discovered that the result, a Hong Kong record which would also have qualified him for the London Olympic Games this summer, would not be recognised because the wind speed at Wan Chai Sports Ground was recorded at four metres per second.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Painful victory for sprinter Ng

Olympic hopefuls Ng Ka-fung and Leung Hau-sze both claimed sprint doubles in the Xtep Athletic League at the Wan Chai Sports Ground at the weekend, but Ng's 100m victory nearly ended in disaster after he was brought crashing down just after crossing the finishing line.

20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Unsung heroes

Name Dicky To Tsz-keung School CCC Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School Grade Form Four Sport Athletics (100m and 200m sprint)


Dicky, 15, is a sprinter from Watsons Athletic Club. He represented Tuen Mun District in the third Hong Kong Games held in June, winning a gold medal in the men's 4x100m relay.

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Sprinters steal the show at city championships

Sprinters provided the highlights of the XTep Hong Kong Track and Field Championship finals at Wan Chai Sports Ground yesterday, the culmination of a long season of qualifying events.

Fong Yee-pui claimed the double in the women's 100m and 200m finals, but was denied a personal best (PB) for the 100m as she had to battle a head wind of 1.4 metres per second.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Let the athletes sell the Games

There are some who wish the media would just stay on the message and the people in charge of the 2012 London Olympic Games are primary among them.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland runners in league of their own in 100m sprints

China powered to both sprint gold medals in the men's and women's 100 metres as the mainland juggernaut continued to steam ahead at the Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground yesterday.

13 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Record athletics team handed cash incentives

Hong Kong will be represented by their largest-ever athletics squad at the East Asian Games in December - and for any lucky winners, cash rewards of HK$200,000 await.

A 51-member team from the hosts will be represented in 43 of 46 possible disciplines. The only missing events are the men and women's pole vault and the heptathlon.

13 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

China enjoy their golden day in the sun as records tumble

China enjoyed a bonanza yesterday in their Paralympic medal haul, pushing their gold tally to 80.

With 11 more medals up for grabs in the evening session, six world records were set in seven finals in the National Stadium before lunch as the hosts dominated the morning track and field session, taking the top three spots in the women's F42/46 discus, plus two other golds.

16 Sep 2008 - 12:00am