Wayde van Niekerk breaks world record to win Olympic gold

August 15, 2016 in Sports

South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk broke Michael Johnson's 17-year-old 400m world record to sensationally win Olympic gold at Rio 2016. The 24-year-old finished in 43.03 seconds, 0.15 quicker than the time Johnson clocked in Seville in 1999. Grenada's Kirani James, the London 2012 champion, finished 0.73...

Thrilled Thompson claims women’s sprint crown

August 15, 2016 in Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, CMC – Elaine Thompson became only the second Jamaican women’s Olympic 100 metres title-holder when she stunned her training partner and two-time defending champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, to win gold in the event at the Rio Olympics here Saturday night. Running out of...