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2011-02-28 08:00:00

USA MASTERS TRACK FOLLOWS LAST WEEKEND'S OPEN; MANY ALBUQUERQUE AREA STARS STANDOUTS INCLUDE PHILIPPA RASCHKER, 2-TIME SULLIVAN FINALIST (ONLY MASTER EVER, JOINING OPEN STARS APOLO OHNO, LEBRON JAMES, AND MICHAEL PHELPS); WORLD CLASS JAZZ MUSICIAN NOLAN SHAHEED PLAYED LEAD FOR DIZZIE GILLESPIE, STEVIE WONDER, MARVIN GAYE, WHILE BEING WORLD CHAMPION DISTANCE RUNNER; ALBUQUERQUE OLYMPIAN TRISH PORTER; AND OLDEST ATHLETES LELAND McPHEE, 96, AND BETTY JARVIS, 95 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Feb. 28,...

2006-08-11 21:02:20

By Oliver Grassman GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) - Pole vault supremo Yelena Isinbayeva will be the overwhelming favorite in Saturday's final at the European championships as she bids for the only title missing from her collection. The world record holder from Russia is already the Olympic, world outdoor and indoor and European indoor champion but the European outdoor title has eluded her so far. At the previous championships in Munich four years ago she won the silver behind...

2006-08-09 16:26:11

By Patrick Vignal GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) - Kim Gevaert, dreaming of becoming the little princess of the European championships, seized the 100 metres crown on Wednesday but aging javelin king Jan Zelezny missed out again on the only title to elude him. Belgium's Gevaert, who had to be content with two silvers at the last European championships four years ago in Munich, is the favorite to win two sprint gold medals here and has already grabbed one in style. The unassuming...

2006-08-08 16:46:22

By Alison Wildey GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) - They came, they saw and Carolina Kluft conquered at the European championships on Tuesday. The expectant crowd of over 30,000 got to their feet as Sweden's darling destroyed the opposition and retained her European title by finishing the seven-discipline event 317 points ahead of Dutchwoman Karin Ruckstuhl. Wrapped in the Swedish flag, the beaming 23-year-old then took the traditional lap of honor with the rest of the field, egging...

2006-03-11 13:41:22

By Alison Wildey MOSCOW (Reuters) - The world indoor championships came to life on Saturday as the hosts just kept on winning. Tatyana Lebedeva got the crowd on its feet when she led a Russian one-two in the women's triple jump and shortly afterwards Yaroslav Rybakov and Andrey Tereshin repeated the feat in the men's high jump. Yelena Isinbayeva kept the momentum going when she retained her indoor pole vault crown, clearing 4.80 in the final event to finish. Even a failed attempt...

2006-03-10 07:42:56

By Alison Wildey MOSCOW (Reuters) - The sprinters suffered hearing problems on the opening day of the world indoor championships, complaining that the starter's gun was too quiet. Medal favorites for the 60 meters, world 100 meters champion Lauryn Williams of the U.S. and France's Christine Arron both said they found the start difficult to hear. "The race went well but the start was difficult. The gun isn't loud enough," said Arron, who recorded the fastest time of the round. The...

2005-08-07 15:45:54

By John Mehaffey HELSINKI (Reuters) - Olympic 100 meters champion Justin Gatlin matched performance to promises Sunday by winning the world 100 meters gold medal in the biggest winning margin in the history of the championships. Gatlin said Saturday he was ready to break the world record if necessary and added that nothing Helsinki's unpredictable weather could throw up would stop him taking the title. In the absence of Jamaica's injured world record holder Asafa Powell, the 23-year-old...

2005-08-07 14:52:39

By John Mehaffey HELSINKI (Reuters) - Olympic champion Justin Gatlin added the world 100 meters gold medal to his collection on Sunday with the biggest winning margin in the history of the championships. In the absence of injured world record holder Asafa Powell of Jamaica, the 23-year-old American had no serious challenger as he stormed to victory in 9.88 seconds. Jamaican Michael Frater was second in 10.05 seconds ahead of defending champion Kim Collins of St Kitts and Nevis who clocked...

2005-08-07 01:45:32

By John Mehaffey HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nothing the uncertain Finnish weather can produce Sunday will deter Justin Gatlin in his quest for a world 100 meters title to add to the Olympic gold he won in Athens last year. Saturday morning the American promised a world record if necessary to win the title. After the evening's second round as temperatures dropped sharply and rain began to fall the American was even more upbeat. "Rain, sleet, snow? It doesn't matter," he said. "I'm going to come...

2005-08-06 07:02:35

By John Mehaffey HELSINKI (Reuters) - Olympic 100 meters champion Justin Gatlin promised on Saturday that he would deliver a world record if one is required to win the gold medal at the 10th world championships this weekend. The Athens gold medallist shot to the front in his first round heat on the opening morning of the championships then eased at around 60 meters to win in 10.16 seconds. "I feel good," said Gatlin. "I will do whatever I have to do. If I have to break the world record I...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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