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Puck
August 26, 2007, 09:30 AM
this is my salute to the fabulas tyson gay, the american athlete who won the 100 meters sprint at a time of 9.85 seconds. asafa powel, the present world record holder (9.77sec.) could only muster 9.91 in this race and appeared to have given up with just 15 meters to go. if gay can remain fit he would surely be the favourite for gold in 2008 beijing olympics.

i have been watching a lot of the athletics over this weekend. athletics is my second favourite television sport after cricket. it was so nice to see britain's kelly sutherton to have got a world championship bronze in the heptathlon. i was at the birmingham indoor arena earlier this year when she did really well in the european indoors. on my way to the stadium i had bumped into her and another lesser known british athlete. when i approached them for autographs and a picture, they were just so nice about it. kelly is quite easy on the eye too ;)

Puck
August 26, 2007, 09:34 AM
sutherton on the left of the picture below-
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41437000/jpg/_41437978_kellyandjade416reu.jpg

sutherton having won bronze in world champion today -
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44080000/jpg/_44080109_sothert203.jpg

Puck
August 26, 2007, 09:36 AM
picture of tyson gay -
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42070000/jpg/_42070584_gay_getty220.jpg

Puck
August 26, 2007, 09:37 AM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44079000/jpg/_44079754_walker300.jpg
Jefferson Perez immediately collapses to the ground with cramp and receives help after winning the 20k walk title

Puck
August 26, 2007, 09:38 AM
But it was an early bath for walker Andre Hohne, who plunges into the steeplechase water jump after being disqualified
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44079000/jpg/_44079750_water300.jpg

Puck
August 26, 2007, 09:39 AM
Heptathlon leader Carolina Kluft continues to dominate as she leaps to a season's best of 6.85m in the long jump
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44079000/jpg/_44079843_kluft_getty.jpg

Puck
August 26, 2007, 09:40 AM
the lovely kelly sutherland in long jump -
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44079000/jpg/_44079844_sotherton_getty.jpg

Puck
August 26, 2007, 09:42 AM
end of the women's heptathlon, an embrace and celebratory lap for all the athletes -
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44080000/jpg/_44080130_kluftfinal416.jpg

Puck
August 26, 2007, 09:42 AM
asafa powel leading at this stage of the 100 metres but loses second place to atkins -
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44080000/jpg/_44080002_asafa416.jpg

Puck
August 26, 2007, 09:44 AM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44080000/jpg/_44080020_tg416.jpg
Tyson Gay wins the other 100m semi-final in 10.00sec, while Britain's Marlon Devonish qualifies in second place

Puck
August 26, 2007, 09:45 AM
britain's mark lewis-francis does not quality from 100 metres semi-final.. i really can't stand this guy's attitude..
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44080000/jpg/_44080040_mark416.jpg

Puck
August 26, 2007, 09:47 AM
the medal's table can be seen in this link -
http://osaka2007.iaaf.org/results/medals/index.html

nothing for bangladesh as yet..

Sohel
August 28, 2007, 04:44 AM
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Athletics
Campbell a photo-finisher
Afp, Osaka

Jamaica's Veronica Campbell edged American Lauryn Williams in a photo-finish to win the women's world 100 metres title on Monday.

Campbell and Williams clocked an identical 11.01 seconds with the judges taking several minutes to declare the winner, briefly plunging the event into confusion.

Carmelita Jeter claimed bronze for the United States in 11.02 but there was disappointment for her teammate and former world champion Torri Edwards, who finished fourth.

Campbell, the Olympic 200m champion, made up for Jamaica's disappointment on Sunday when world 100m record-holder Asafa Powell was blown away by America's Tyson Gay.

It was a deserved victory for the 25-year-old from Kingston who ran the fastest semi in 10.99 and has the world's best time this year (10.89).

"It was one of my longest waits," she said of the agonising time it took to find out who had won.

"It was a bit confusing because the name was going back and forth but I want to thank God it was me.

"My start wasn't the greatest but I knew that I finished well. It was a very close race. I wasn't sure, it was a tight finish."

Williams was also confused at what was going on...

Link:http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=1734

I'll post the vid as soon as becomes available ... :)

Sohel
August 28, 2007, 04:46 AM
nothing for bangladesh as yet..

Tea in the Sahara ... the question my brother (is as always): what kind? Lapsong or Nevahnevah?

akabir77
August 28, 2007, 10:21 AM
oh i thought mike tyson became gay ;)

Sohel
August 28, 2007, 11:05 AM
oh i thought mike tyson became gay ;)

I saw that one coming from someone, but earlier than this I must admit.

Puck
August 30, 2007, 04:48 AM
Tea in the Sahara ... the question my brother (is as always): what kind? Lapsong or Nevahnevah?

i am really an earl grey man ;)

Puck
August 30, 2007, 04:54 AM
I saw that one coming from someone, but earlier than this I must admit.

the original thread title was GAY. there were twelve posts by me, all containing different photographs from the championship. so when i finished, there were 12 views, all from my ip address. within an hour the thred had a number of negetive ratings although curiously, the number of views remained twelve! so these people had rated it even withough reading what was inside the thread. a few hours later i noticed that the thread had been renamed TYSON GAY :)

on sporting matters, this has been an odd championship. usually, the world championship is never as glamorous as the olympics but this year it seemed to have ignited even less passion here.

the women's 100 meter was a really exciting race.

Puck
August 30, 2007, 04:58 AM
womens' 400 meter final winner -
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44085000/jpg/_44085303_medals_getty416.jpg

Tigers_eye
August 30, 2007, 08:31 AM
And do you know where Mr. Tyson Gay is from? Arkansas Baby!! U of A, Fayetteville. We also have the front runner for this years Heisman trophy winner McFadden. By the way, in Track and Field Arkansas has won highest championships. In the last 27 years of indoor track and field NCAA tournament Arkansas has won 22 of them. And yes all division one schools have a track team. In the same time span Arkansas has 12 outdoor championship as well.

http://www.ncaasports.com/track-and-field/history/indoor/divi

A total domination. (Men's)

Sohel
August 30, 2007, 11:21 AM
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TG from AK joins CL and other sensitive beefcakes ...

Gay secures sprint double

American Tyson Gay became the third man in history to win the world championship sprint double when he roared to victory in the 200 metres final in Osaka.

Gay flew home in a championship record time of 19.76 seconds four days after his victory in the 100 metres to match the feat of compatriots Maurice Greene in 1999 and Justin Gatlin in 2005.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt finished second in 19.91 and Gay's training partner and compatriot Wallace Spearmon took bronze in 20.05.

It was an eighth race in six days for Gay, but he showed no sign of fatigue or of the hamstring problem that had troubled him in the heats.

After one false start by Spearmon, Gay blasted out of his blocks in the joint quickest time and it was soon clear that it was down to him and the big-striding Bolt in the lane outside him.

There was little between the duo as they rounded the bend but Gay found another gear and powered ahead as the Jamaican faltered in the run home.

"Still tired"

After crossing the line, Gay raised his arm in the air to indicate his now undisputed status in men's sprinting.

"Oh, it feels so great but I am still tired," he said.

Gay could potentially win a third gold medal at Sunday's 400-metre relay.

"I have two golds and I want the third."

Only two men have achieved it at the world championships.

Carl Lewis won three in 1983 and 1987 and Greene in 1999.

"Maurice Greene is one of my idols," Gay said.

Gay's second title gave the United States its sixth gold 13th medal overall.

The victory also made it an even better week for Tyson's coach Lance Brauman, who also coaches women's 100m champion Veronica Campbell and was released on Tuesday after spending more than nine months in a Texas prison for fraud.

Panama power

Meanwhile, Irving Saladino has won Panama's first world championship gold medal in history with victory in the men's long jump.

Saladino won with his final leap of 8.57 metres in Osaka to extend his winning streak to 16 competitions and his 23rd victory in his last 25.

Italy's European champion Andrew Howe was forced to settle for the silver after believing he had done enough to win with his final attempt of 8.47 just minutes earlier.

Olympic champion Dwight Phillips took bronze with a best effort of 8:30, the American falling short in his bid for a third successive world title.

Panama's only previous podium finishes at a major championships were Lloyd LaBeach's two bronze medals in the 100 and 200 metres at the 1948 Olympics in London.

Al Jazeera link: http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D1246FDD-0ED1-45A4-90C0-A000EF41090D.htm

Puck
September 1, 2007, 07:02 AM
gay seemed less of a beefcake that the other sprinters. i have to admit that i had personally hated the british failure mark lewis-francis. he walks with such an arrogant swagger. for a man who has achieved so little, the arrogance does not make sense!

Shehwar
September 1, 2007, 07:21 AM
lol! I honestly thought Mike Tyson had come out of the closet as soon as I saw this thread!

Sohel
September 1, 2007, 09:50 AM
lol! I honestly thought Mike Tyson had come out of the closet as soon as I saw this thread!

You were not alone in thinking so my brother.