Asian Games official suffers leg fracture after being hit by hammer

An athletics official suffered a broken leg at the Asian Games in Hangzhou after being hit by a hammer hurled during competition by Kuwait's Ali Zankawi.

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Confident Imranur moves into semis

Courtesy of a timing of 10.44 seconds, he finished overall 17th among 33 athletes to qualify for the 24-athlete semifinals.

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Russian athletes to compete as neutrals at Paris Paralympics

Russian athletes will be able to compete as neutrals at next year's Paris Paralympics after the International Paralympic Committee members voted against a full ban of Russia on Friday.

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NBA stars rip sprint king Lyles over 'world champ' claims

American NBA stars ripped world sprint king Noah Lyles on social media for comments saying he is offended when teams declare themselves "world champions" for winning an NBA crown.

Dazzling Biles wins record eighth US all-around gymnastics title

The four-time Olympic gold medallist electrified the SAP Center crowd with a soaring floor routine that included a rock-solid landing on her signature Biles I tumbling pass of double layout with a half-twist.

Lyles takes tentative steps into Usain Bolt's big shoes

The Jamaican sprinter left having won 11 world and eight Olympic golds, but now, six years later, it looks as if a rightful successor has emerged: Noah Lyles

India's Chopra adds world javelin gold to Olympic crown

The 25-year-old took silver last year but he stamped his mark on the final early on with his winning throw coming in the second round.

World Athletics C'ships / Gold rush for Lyles, Richardson and Kipyegon

Noah Lyles and Sha'Carri Richardson, the two faces of the World Athletics Championships, won their third and second golds respectively by anchoring the United States to 4x100m relay triumphs in Budapest on Saturday.

Jackson produces run for the ages in women's 200m

The 29-year-old Jamaican's victory was never in doubt as she ran a superb bend to enter the straight with a clear lead and finished in a stunning 21.41sec, leaving the others to battle for the minor medals.

Lyles wins third 200m title for rare world sprint double

Lyles, who charged to 100m gold last weekend, clocked 19.52sec for the win with teenage teammate Erriyon Knighton claiming silver in 19.75sec.

Race walkers Martin, Perez seal double glory for Spain at Budapest WAC

Martin held off Ecuador's Brian Pintado to win the men's race in two hours, 24 minutes and 30 seconds, while Perez clocked a championship record time of 2:38:40.

‘Only allow yourself to define who you are’

Sha'Carri Richardson took no prisoners on the track in storming to women's 100m world gold in a mirror image of her pugnacious style off it -- which though not to everyone's taste has earned praise from track legend Michael Johnson.

Kipyegon and Barshim make history at the worlds

Kipyegon produced an imperious front-running performance to add to her 2017 and 2022 titles, her face creasing in joy as realisation of her feat struck home.

Lyles trying to fill the Bolt-hole

Since his retirement in 2017, athletics has routinely asked "where is the new Usain Bolt?" but newly-minted world 100 metres champion Noah Lyles is doing his best on and off the track to bring his sport firmly into the public limelight.

Richardson trumps Jamaicans for stunning women's 100m gold

Richardson sprinted to a championship record of 10.65sec despite being in lane nine to seal a US 100m double after Noah Lyles' victory in the men's event on Sunday.

Lyles strikes 100m gold to extend US dominance

Lyles, who already has two world 200m titles to his name and will go for a third in the Hungarian capital, clocked 9.83sec -- the fastest 100m time of the season so far -- for victory.

Imranur off the pace at World Athletics Championship

Imranur could only finish 45th among 55 competitors, with 25 fastest making it to the semifinals.

Imranur eases through preliminary qualifying round

Bangladesh’s fastest sprinter Imranur Rahman eased through the preliminary qualifying round of the 100m sprint in the World Athletics Championship in Budapest, Hungary today.