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World Athletics Day: Usain Bolt, Elaine Thompson-Herah, Mo Farah inspiring generations
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World Athletics Day: Usain Bolt, Elaine Thompson-Herah, Mo Farah inspiring generations

On World Athletics Day, here is a look at some of the top athletes from across the world.

US teen sprint sensation Erriyon Knighton 0.3 seconds behind Usain Bolt's 200m world record
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US teen sprint sensation Erriyon Knighton 0.3 seconds behind Usain Bolt's 200m world record

18-year-old sprint sensation Erriyon Knighton clocked 19.49 seconds at the Baton Rouge meet while destroying his U-20 world record of 19.84 seconds.

'I could have won Tokyo Olympics 100m', says retired Usain Bolt
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'I could have won Tokyo Olympics 100m', says retired Usain Bolt

The first Olympic 100m final since the great showman's departure was a subdued affair, with Jacobs clocking 9.80sec at a COVID-emptied Tokyo National Stadium

Tokyo Olympics: Jamaican sprinter Hansle Parchment tracks down volunteer who helped him win gold; watch video here
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Tokyo Olympics: Jamaican sprinter Hansle Parchment tracks down volunteer who helped him win gold; watch video here

Parchment told the story in a video posted on Instagram, which ended with him meeting the volunteer. He thanked her, showed her the gold medal, gave her a Jamaican Olympic shirt and paid her back the money she had lent

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins first men’s 100m gold in post-Usain Bolt era
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins first men’s 100m gold in post-Usain Bolt era

Jacobs, 26, timed a European record of 9.80 seconds, with American Fred Kerley taking silver in 9.84sec in one of the most understated major championship 100m races of recent times.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Young track and field guns ready to shine in post-Usain Bolt Olympic era
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Young track and field guns ready to shine in post-Usain Bolt Olympic era

In Bolt's absence, a raft of up-and-coming track and field stars headlined by Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis, US sprinter Noah Lyles, and recent 400m hurdles world record setters Karsten Warholm and Sydney McLaughlin head to Japan looking to build their own legacy.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: How the 100m Olympic record has changed since start of Summer Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: How the 100m Olympic record has changed since start of Summer Games

In the 125 year history of Olympic Games, the time in men's 100m has only gone down by 2.37 seconds despite the improvement in track quality, nutrition, shoe technology.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Usain Bolt to Rafael Nadal, a look at superstars who will miss the Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Usain Bolt to Rafael Nadal, a look at superstars who will miss the Games

The Tokyo Olympics 2020 will see some of the biggest names in recent sporting history miss out, whether that's due to retirement or through injury.

Firstpost Explains: How does Jamaica consistently produce world-class sprinters?
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Firstpost Explains: How does Jamaica consistently produce world-class sprinters?

How has Jamaica been able to consistently produce world-class sprinters like Usain Bolt, Elaine Thompson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Warren Weir and Yohan Blake? Firstpost Explains

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'He's been a talent', Usain Bolt says watch out for USA's Trayvon Bromell in 100m event
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'He's been a talent', Usain Bolt says watch out for USA's Trayvon Bromell in 100m event

One of Bolt's favorites in the 100 at the rescheduled Tokyo Games will be Trayvon Bromell, who won the event last weekend at the US Olympic Track and Field trials.

Usain Bolt, partner Kasi Bennett announce newborn twin sons — Thunder and Saint Leo
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Usain Bolt, partner Kasi Bennett announce newborn twin sons — Thunder and Saint Leo

Bolt revealed the news on social media with a Father's Day family photo, showing a lightning bolt emoji next to each of his children's names in the caption.

Jamaican Minister of Health confirms sprinter Usain Bolt tested positive for coronavirus
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Jamaican Minister of Health confirms sprinter Usain Bolt tested positive for coronavirus

Jamaica Health Minister Christopher Tufton said Usain Bolt was aware of the results and his recent contacts were being traced.

Sprint legend Usain Bolt self-quarantining after testing positive for COVID-19
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Sprint legend Usain Bolt self-quarantining after testing positive for COVID-19

In a video posted on Twitter, Bolt said he had experienced no symptoms, but he urged friends he had been in contact with to take precautions.

Kiren Rijiju says girl taking her father on cycle from Gurgaon to Bihar was tragic, but expecting medals from her shows lack of sports knowledge
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Kiren Rijiju says girl taking her father on cycle from Gurgaon to Bihar was tragic, but expecting medals from her shows lack of sports knowledge

Rijiju was amazed that his colleagues felt that people like Jyoti Kumari, Kambala jockey Srinivas Gowda and Rameshwar Gurjar -- who became social media sensation -- were Olympic prospects.

Noah Lyles 'breaks' Usain Bolt's 200m world record in unique high-tech athletics meet, later discovers he ran only 185 metres
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Noah Lyles 'breaks' Usain Bolt's 200m world record in unique high-tech athletics meet, later discovers he ran only 185 metres

Lyles had been mistakenly lined up to run only 185 meters of the Bradenton track for his star turn of this curious version of the storied Weltklasse meet in Zurich on Thursday.

Athletics great Usain Bolt and long-time girlfriend Kasi Bennett welcome first child
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Athletics great Usain Bolt and long-time girlfriend Kasi Bennett welcome first child

Athletics great and eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt and his long-time girlfriend Kasi Bennett welcomed their first child.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Canada's Andre De Grasse has opportunity to be part of sprint show after postponement of Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Canada's Andre De Grasse has opportunity to be part of sprint show after postponement of Games

Andre De Grasse now has the chance to be a major part of the sprint show at the Tokyo Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Usain Bolt's coach says 'can't see Games going ahead', should be postponed to 2021
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Usain Bolt's coach says 'can't see Games going ahead', should be postponed to 2021

'This would be unprecedented, but we are in unprecedented time. Move everything up one year and then everything will eventually fall back in place,' said Glen Mills, Sprint legend Usain Bolt's coach.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 400 metres champion Wayde van Niekerk makes return after two-year absence though knee-injury
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 400 metres champion Wayde van Niekerk makes return after two-year absence though knee-injury

Van Niekerk tore the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his right knee playing in a charity tag rugby game in his home town of Cape Town in late 2017

Usain Bolt still had a lot to offer as a sprinter, feels fellow Jamaican track icon Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
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Usain Bolt still had a lot to offer as a sprinter, feels fellow Jamaican track icon Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Usain Bolt quit too early, reckons fellow Jamaican great Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who strongly feels that the fastest man on the the planet could have actually dug deep to extend his love affair with athletics instead of bidding it adieu.