British Olympic Silver Medalist Chijindu Ujah Suspended for Suspected Doping Violation

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has provisionally suspended British 4×100-meter relay silver medalist Chijindu Ujah for a suspected anti-doping violation at the Tokyo Olympics. The AIU said that the doping control laboratory in Tokyo had notified the International Testing Agency …

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American Sydney McLaughlin Sets New World Record in Women’s 400-Meter Hurdles

American Sydney McLaughlin set a new world record in the women’s 400-meter hurdles after winning the Olympic gold in the event on Aug. 4. McLaughlin finished the Olympic hurdles final with a time of 51.46 seconds, beating her previous world …

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Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas Sets New World Record in Women’s Triple Jump

Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas set a new world record in women’s triple jump after winning gold in the Olympic event last Aug. 1. On her sixth and final jump, Rojas jumped 15.67 meters, breaking the world record set by Ukrainian Inessa …

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Jamaican Sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah Breaks 33-Year-Old Olympic Record in Women’s 100 Meters

Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah broke the Olympic record in women’s 100 meters that American sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner set 33 years ago. Thompson-Herah finished the 100-meter final in 10.61 seconds last July 31, beating the Griffith Joyner’s, widely known as …

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New Zealand’s Dame Valerie Adams Makes History with Fourth Olympic Shot Put Medal

Dame Valerie Adams of New Zealand became the first woman to win medals at four Olympics in a single field event after taking the bronze in the women’s shot put final on Aug. 1. Adams won bronze in the final …

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Qatari, Italian High Jumpers Share Olympic Gold

Qatari Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italian Gianmarco Tamberi agreed to share the Olympic gold in the men’s high jump final on Aug. 1, marking the first joint Olympic podium in the athletics since 1912. Both Barshim and Tamberi finished the …

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