GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP)- Yarelys Barrios of Cuba has broken a 24-year-old Pan American Games record in the women´s discus. Barrios threw 66.40 meters to break the previous mark of 65.58 held by Maritza Marten of Cuba from the 1987 Pan Am Games in Indianapolis. She says it is an incredible satisfaction to break such an […]
Monthly Archive: October 2011
Lawrence Okoye last year turned down a promising rugby career and a place at Oxford University to focus on the discus in his quest to compete at the London 2012 Olympics. British discus record-holder Lawrence Okoye was last week looking forward to tuning in to watch New Zealand take on France in the Rugby World […]
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Kibwe Johnson (San Francisco, Calif.) set a Pan American Games record in the men’s hammer throw, leading a 1-2 finish by Team USA in the event, to highlight the third day of track and field competition at Telemex Athletic Stadium Wednesday. Johnson set the hammer record of 79.63m/261-3 on his fifth toss […]
GUADALAJARA, Mexico. With a little more time, it might have been perfect. The last of the plastic wrap might have been removed from all of the newly installed seats, the last of the construction materials might have been swept from sight, and toilet seats might have been fastened to every toilet inside Telmex Athletics Stadium, […]
GUADALAJARA, Mexico- Marysville’s Jarred Rome , a graduate of Marysvile-Pilchuck High School, finished second in the men’s discus competition at the Pan American Games, contested at Telmex Athletics Stadium. Rome threw a best of 202-5 (61.71m) as Cuba’s Jorge Fernandez, who finished eighth at the Daegu world championships, took the victory with a best of 215-2 […]
Germany’s two-time discus world champion Robert Harting successfully underwent surgery on his left knee on Friday and the throwing titan, who turned 27 last Tuesday, believes that he should be in even better shape next summer than this year. Harting defended his world title in Daegu, South Korea, where he won the gold medal with […]
France’s European Athletics Junior Championships hammer gold medallist Quentin Bigot brought his season and career as a junior thrower to close in stunning fashion when he set a new French junior record of 82.84m on Sunday. Competing at the French Clubs’ Cup in Evry-Bondoufle, it was the second best throw ever by a junior with […]
An Olympic hopeful met with other athletes to promote awareness of cardiac risk. Former Croydon school boy and discus thrower Lawrence Okoye joined other Olympic hopefuls at the parliamentary reception on October 12. The Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) event raised the debate about the importance of screening young athletes at grass rootsevel. Lawrence […]
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