Africa East Africa Sports World 

Kenya’s Kipruto reveals how he won gold in Doha

Defending champion Conseslus Kipruto on Friday staged one of the biggest comebacks in the history of the World Championships, rallying from behind to beat Ethiopia’s Lamecha Girma in a photo-finish on his way to retaining the men’s 3000 metres steeplechase gold at the Khalifa Stadium in Doha. Kipruto won in a world leading time of 8 minutes and 01.35 seconds, followed by Girma in 8:01.36. The 2014 African champion Soufiane El Bakkali from Morocco, who also finished fourth at the 2016 Olympic Games, timed 8:03.76 to take the bronze medal.…

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Africa Sports World 

Opinion: Everyone’s a loser at the World Athletics Championships in Qatar

Professional athletes have to be able to cope with a lot. They earn a living through their performances and every necessary step must be taken in order to maintain them. They train in heat, cold, rain, snow or hail. They sacrifice everything in order to achieve their goals. We are talking about a small, select elite who are used to a bit of pain and suffering, and accept such things without complaint. Therefore, if concerns are raised by those in this particular position, they must be taken seriously. French decathlete Kevin Mayer labeled these…

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Africa Sports World 

Champion Coleman defends himself over missed doping tests

Christian Coleman defended himself against criticism over his three missed doping tests after his stunning win in the World Championships 100m final. The 23-year-old blew away his rivals to win his first major title in 9.76 seconds – the sixth-fastest time ever. His win came just weeks after he avoided a ban for missed tests over a technicality. He said: “It’s sad when people say the things they say when they don’t really know me.” Dreams of winning gold in Doha appeared more distant in August, when the US Anti-Doping…

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Africa Gambia Sports West Africa World 

Gina Bass: The darling of Gambia athletics

African champion Gina Bass is sparking some excitement in The Gambia after winning gold medal in the 200 meters race in the all Africa games athletic championship which ended in Morocco. Bass won the gold medal in style with a timing of 22.58 seconds, beating Ivorian Marie Josee Tallou who is regarded as Africa’s fastest. Gina Bass broke her own national record with her winning time during the competition. She was welcomed back home by fans and well-wishers with excitement. Speaking to Africa Feeds upon her arrival at the Banjul…

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Africa South Africa Southern Africa Sports World 

Caster Semenya turns to soccer, signs for SA football club

South Africa’s Olympic champion Caster Semenya has reportedly signed for a local football club JVW. The renowned athlete is now set to play football potentially next year as her challenges with the IAAF continue. The two-time Olympic gold medallist in the 800 metres will be playing football for JVW, owned by South Africa women’s captain Janine van Wyk. The announced of the signing of the 28-year-old was made public on Thursday. “I am grateful for this opportunity and I appreciate the love and support I already get from the team,” Semenya…

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