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It’s over – Bolt makes dreaded Olympic farewell

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP |    The Olympics is going to miss the Lightning Bolt pose that has lit up the last three Games at a time when athletics desperately needs a hero.   When Usain Bolt crosses the finish line and starts pounding his chest, it resonates …

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Olympics: Kenya to investigate missing Rio kits

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  The Kenyan government announced on Thursday it had opened an investigation over the alleged disappearance of Olympic kits worn by athletes at the Rio Games. Each Kenyan athlete was supposed to receive three different kits from the country’s equipment supplier, with one for training, another …

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Uganda’s Musagala into Olympics 1,500m final, Nakaayi out

Rest of Uganda’s schedule Saturday August 20  Men’s 1500m final 3.00am (Sunday) Men’s 5000m final 3.30am (Sunday) Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei Sunday August 21  Men’s Marathon final 3.30pm Solomon Mutai, Jackson Kiprop and Stephen Kiprotich Ronald Musagala’s 1,500m Olympic dream remained alive when he qualified Thursday night for the final. He …

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Brilliant Bolt storms to third 200 gold

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Usain Bolt wrote another chapter of improbable Olympic history with a third consecutive 200m crown on Thursday as Ashton Eaton led an American gold rush by clinching back-to-back decathlon titles. Bolt, who just days earlier had become the first man in history to …

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Uganda’s Cheptegei storms 5000m final

Results Men’s 5000m round 1  Jacob Kiplimo 13:30.40, Phillip Kipyeko 13:24.66 and Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei  13:25.70 Women’s 800m round 1 – 4.55pm Halimah Nakaayi 1:59.78 (personal best) 5th heat 4 – advances to semifinals Winnie Nanyondo  6th 2:02.77 Heat 5 Men’s Steeplechase final –  5.55pm Jacob Araptany (falls out of …

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Can Uganda’s Araptany stop Kemboi in steeplechase final?

Today Men’s 5000m round 1 – 4.05pm Jacob Kiplimo, Phillip Kipyeko and Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei Women’s 800m round 1 – 4.55pm Halimah Nakaayi and Winnie Nanyondo Men’s Steeplechase final –  5.55pm Jacob Araptany  If Jacob Araptany did not burn himself out by running a season best 8:21.53 in the heats …

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OLYMPICS: Musagala into semis, Chekwel and Chesang out

Ronald Musagala stormed into the Rio Olympics 1,500m men’s semifinal with the 4th fastest time of the heats on Tuesday. The 24 year old clocked 3:38.45 to advance to Thursday’s semifinal. His best time for the distance is 3:35.02 and going by the confidence with which he set the pace in the race, could better …

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3.30pm: Chekwel gets chance to redeem her Olympics

Juliet Chekwel’s Olympic debut ended disastrously for her when she stopped running one lap to the end, thinking she had finished the 10000m final on Friday. Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana and the leading pack overlapped many athletes which might have been the cause of the confusion, but Chekwel gets a chance to …

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Olympics: King Rudisha defends 800m in career high

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Kenyan 800m king David Rudisha hit a career high when he produced a last-lap kick to defend his Olympic title in style on Monday. Rudisha, also the world champion and world record holder, timed a season’s best of 1min 42.15sec to become the …

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