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Namibia

Coach Henk Botha explains Mboma’s return to 100m and 200m events

Christine Mboma, an Olympic silver medalist, will make a comeback to the track after receiving clearance from World Athletics effective 5 April 2024. The sprinter, who was temporarily suspended by the WA Council in March 2023, has had her suspension lifted, allowing her participation in the 100m and 200m events. Here is Mboma’s Coach, Henk Botha with more.

todayApril 10, 2024 6

Africa

Africans showcase the continent’s athletic supremacy at the World Cross-Country Championships

    By Stephen Granger, SPNA   If you want to get a sense of the level to which African runners dominate distance running right now, look no further than the World Athletics Cross Country Championships, held this year in Belgrade, Serbia. From Kenya to South Africa, Uganda to Ethiopia, different cross-country athletes from the continent recorded remarkable performances. Formerly known as the International Cross Country Championships, the annual event […]

todayApril 8, 2024 3

Africa

Africa’s promising sports future evident at the 13th Africa Games in Accra

  By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency   After three weeks of intense field and track event actions across multiple venues in Accra, the 13th edition of the Africa Games came to a close this past weekend. The pan-African sporting event has, yet again, showcased Africa's rich and diverse sports talent, with more than 35 countries participating across 23 sports disciplines. Egypt led with 107 gold, 47 silver, and 42 […]

todayMarch 25, 2024 1

Africa

After Ivory Coast’s thrilling AFCON 2023 can Ghana’s Africa Games 2023 shape up?

    By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency   After the eventful, action-filled AFCON 2023 tournament in Ivory Coast that concluded last month, West Africa is now hosting another sporting extravaganza, as Ghana hosts the 13th edition of the Africa Games. This promises a month packed with athleticism, passion, and continental unity, with surge in the number of participating countries. The pan-African multi-sport event, organized under the African Union's Sports […]

todayMarch 8, 2024 10

Sport

Duplantis retains world indoor pole vault title, no world record

  Sweden's Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis battled through an early blip to defend his world indoor pole vault title in Glasgow on Sunday. Duplantis won with a best clearance of 6.05 metres, going close in three efforts at 6.24m in a bid to better his own world record. American Sam Kendricks took silver with a best of 5.90m and Greece's Emmanouil Karalis bronze (5.85). Duplantis came in at 5.65m, sailing over […]

todayMarch 4, 2024 1

Sport

Dutch runner Femke Bol breaks own 400m indoor world record

  Femke Bol broke her own indoor 400m world record on Sunday as she recorded a time of 49.24sec in the Dutch championships in Apeldoorn. Bol, the double world champion outdoors at 400m hurdles, improved her own record set at the same venue last year by two hundredths of a second. The 23-year-old had demonstrated she was in the form for fast times by opening her season with 49.69sec in […]

todayFebruary 19, 2024 2

Sport

Britain’s Wightman second in Melbourne mile on injury comeback

  British Olympic gold medal hopeful Jake Wightman continued his injury comeback with a close second place in the mile at the Maurie Plant meet in Melbourne on Thursday. The 2022 world 1500m champion, who was sidelined for most of last year, crossed a fraction behind Australian Stewart McSweyn, who won in 3mins 52.00secs. European and Commonwealth Games medallist Wightman pipped Tokyo Olympic gold medal winner Jakob Ingebrigtsen to win […]

todayFebruary 15, 2024 1

Sport

Marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum killed in car crash in Kenya

Marathon world record-holder and Paris Olympic favourite Kelvin Kiptum died in a car crash in western Kenya, police said Monday. The 24-year-old was driving from Kaptagat to Eldoret around 11 pm (2000 GMT) on Sunday when the car rolled, killing the young sensation and his Rwandan coach Gervais Hakizimana. "The car had three occupants, two died on the spot, while one was taken to hospital. The two are Kiptum and […]

todayFebruary 12, 2024 1

Sport

Bob Beamon auctions off 1968 Olympic long jump medal

  Half a century after his 29-foot long jump at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympics, Bob Beamon's record still stands -- though he is ready to part with his gold medal. "It's time for me to pass it on," the 77-year-old told AFP, ahead of the award's auction by Christie's on Thursday in New York. Beamon's historic leap -- technically at 8.9 meters, or 29 feet and 2 1/4 […]

todayJanuary 31, 2024 1

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