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TOKYO (Reuters) - Defending champion Elaine Thompson-Herah delivered the first seminal moment of the Olympic athletics programme on Saturday when she became the second-fastest woman in history when leading a scorching Jamaican clean sweep of the 100 metres final.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Trayvon Bromell, the fastest in the world this year and favourite to win the Olympic men's 100 metres gold, sneaked through the first-round heats as a fastest loser on Saturday, pouring even more intrigue into Sunday's final.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Kenya's Mark Otieno, a 100 metres sprinter, has tested positive for a banned substance, Team Kenya said in a statement, and will not take part in the Olympic qualifying heats on Saturday.
(Reuters) - Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a four-stage plan to greater freedom from coronavirus restrictions, saying Australia will have to vaccinate 80% of its adults against COVID-19 before it can consider reopening its borders.
TOKYO (Reuters) - World champion Dalilah Muhammad, world record-holder Sydney McLaughlin and European indoor champion Femke Bol stayed on course for a gripping Olympic showdown in women's 400 metres hurdles as athletics entered day two of competitions in Tokyo.
TOKYO (Reuters) -The post-Usain Bolt era in the men's Olympic 100 metres began on Saturday in Tokyo with Dorian Keletela, who is competing as part of the Olympic Refugee team, advancing to the next round with a personal best 10.33 seconds.
TOKYO (Reuters) - American Kendra Harrison stayed on course to become the first world record holder to win Olympic gold in the women's 100 metres hurdles in 33 years by safely qualifying through her heats on Saturday.
TOKYO (Reuters) -World record holder Sydney McLaughlin of the United States strolled through an eventful heat in the women's 400 metres hurdles on Saturday as her closest competitors also advanced to keep alive hopes of a big showdown.
TOKYO: The women’s 100m round-one heats exploded into life on day one of the track and field events, after the Ivorian Marie-Josee Ta Lou roared across the finish line with a blistering 10.78 seconds at a hot and spectator-less Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.
TOKYO: Norway’s double world champion Karsten Warholm (pic) and his closest rival American Rai Benjamin cruised through the men’s 400m hurdles heats yesterday to stay on course for one of the most highly-anticipated rivalries on track at the Tokyo Olympics.