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Swimming Australia denies cover-up of Jack failed drug test

Melbourne, Australia | AFP | Swimming Australia insisted Sunday it followed the rules in dealing with a failed drug test by relay world-record holder Shayna Jack, rejecting claims it wasn’t transparent about the “embarrassing” result. The 20-year-old, part of Australia’s 4x100m freestyle team that set a world record at last year’s …

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Coleman blazes to victory at US championships

Des Moines, United States | AFP |  Christian Coleman swept to victory in the 100 metres at the US championships on Friday, booking his place at this year’s World Championships with a commanding performance. Coleman, who had comfortably outpaced world champion Justin Gatlin to win his semi-final in 9.96sec, led …

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China swim star Sun ‘no drug cheat’ – coach Cotterell

Gwangju, South Korea | AFP |  Chinese swim king Sun Yang is no drug cheat and has been the victim of “ill-informed” protests from athletes at the world championships, insists his Australian coach. Denis Cotterell has worked with the 11-time world champion since the 2008 Beijing Olympics and maintains China’s sporting …

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Penny drops for Canada’s teen swim queen Oleksiak

Gwangju, South Korea | AFP |  Canada’s Penny Oleksiak insists she has finally left the “weirdness” of capturing Olympic swimming gold at the tender age of 16 after finally recovering from a lengthy Rio hangover. Oleksiak, who is preparing for the world championships which begin in South Korea this weekend, stunned …

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Japan look to give ailing Ikee a lift at world swim

Gwangju, South Korea | AFP |  Japan’s swimmers have promised to lift their game at next week’s world championships to lift the spirits of ailing team mate Rikako Ikee in her battle with leukaemia. The 19-year-old poster girl for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was diagnosed with the illness earlier this …

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Musagala falls out, Uganda returns home with a silver

FRIDAY RESULTS ?? #London2017 ▶️D. Ajok 8th 800m (out) ▶️H. Nakaayi 4th (out) ▶️R. Musagala 9th in 3:42.01 (out of 1500m final) Olympian Ronald Musagala could only manage 9th place in the London World Championships 1500m semifinal Friday night, ending any more hopes for another Ugandan medal. Musagala was the …

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Cheptegei pulls out of World Championships 5000m race

Cheptegei pulls out of World Championships 5000m Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There will be no double attempt by Joshua Cheptegei at the World Championships. Team Uganda last night pulled him out of the 5000m race after he complained about fatigue and an injury he suffered during his stunning 10,000m …

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Twelve years on, Uganda still looking for a new steeplechase Inzzi

  Today Men’s steeplechase final 11.10pm  – ?? Jacob Araptany, Albert Chemutai Tomorrow Women’s steeplechase heats 9 pm – ??  Peruth Chemutai Men’s 5000m heats 10pm – ?? Cheptegei, Kiplimo, Kissa Kampala, Uganda | LOUIS JADWONG | Uganda has fielded an athlete in every 3000m steeplechase event at the World Championships since 2005, but the …

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LIVE: Mutai finishes 11th in Marathon final

TODAY 3000m SC heats  Jacob Araptany – 3000mSC (6th heat 1 in 8:25.86 – into Tuesday final) Boniface Sikowo – 3000mSC (13th in heat 3 in 8:43.86) Albert Chemutai – 3000mSC (5th heat 2 in 8:23.18PB – into Tuesday final) Marathon Solomon Mutai – 11th in 2:13:29 Robert Chemonges – 43rd in  2:21:24 Geoffrey Kirui …

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