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Worlds Fastest Sprinters in 2009: Richards & Bolt

Sanya Richards, USA

Sanya Richards:

  

  World Champion, 400m (’09)
American Record Holder~400m dash 48.70sec
Most sub-50 400meter races in history
2-time Olympic 4x400m gold medalist and 400m bronze medalist (’04, ’08)
5-time USA Outdoor Champion (’03, ’05, ’06, ’08, ’09);
2-time World Outdoor 4x400m gold medalist (’05, ’07)
IAAF World Athlete of the Year and Jesse Owens Award winner (2006)
World Outdoor silver medalist (2005))
Visa Champion and Humanitarian Athlete of the Year (2005))

Usain Bolt, Jamaica

Usain Bolt

Personal bests

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date Records Notes
100 metres 9.58 Berlin, Germany 16 August 2009 Also shares the second fastest time of 9.69 with Tyson Gay. Usain’s 9.69 set the Olympic record in 2008.
150 metres 14.35 Manchester, United Kingdom 17 May 2009 World best[147] He ran the last 100 m in 8.70, the fastest ever recorded time over a 100 m distance.
200 metres 19.19 Berlin, Germany 20 August 2009 Also holds the second fastest time with 19.30, which is the Olympic Record.
400 metres 45.28[7] Kingston, Jamaica 5 May 2007    
4 x 100 metres relay 37.10 Beijing, China 22 August 2008 Shared with Asafa Powell, Michael Frater and Nesta Carter. Also holds the second fastest time with 37.31.

January 30, 2010 Posted by | Profiles | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Top 20 Women Performances at World Track & Field

Melanie Walker, Jamaica, ranks as the #1 performance

Melanie Walker, Jamaica, ranks as the #1 performance

  All-Athletics.com has ranked the top 20 performances by women at the IAAF World Championships from Berlin.

Melaine Walker 400m Hurdles
Shally-Ann Fraser 100m
United States 4x400m
Jessica Ennis Heptathlon
Blanka Vlašić High Jump
Sanya Richards 400m
Caster Semenya 800m
Allyson Felix 200m
Jamaica 4x100m
Anita Wlodarczyk Hammer Throw
Marta Domínguez 3000mSC
Brittney Reese Long
Brigitte Ann Foster-Hylton 100m Hurdles
Valerie Adams-Vili Shot Put
Steffi Nerius Javelin Throw
Kerron Stewart 100m
Linet Chepkwemoi Masai 10000m
Lashinda Demus 400m Hurdles
Yargelis Savigne Triple Jump
Shericka Williams 400m

August 23, 2009 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Best Performances at IAAF World Championships

Jessice Ennis is the world's best in the Heptathlon

Jessica Ennis is the world's best in the Heptathlon

The top 10 men and women performances at the 12th Annual IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Berlin 2009

Women      
Shally-Ann Fraser 100m 1 10.73
Jessica Ennis Heptathlon 1 6731
Sanya Richards 400m 1 49.00
Caster Semenya 800m 1 1:55.45
Marta Domínguez 3000mSC 1 9:07.32
Brigitte Ann Foster-Hylton 100m Hurdles 1 12.51
Valerie Adams-Vili Shot Put 1 20.44
Steffi Nerius Javelin Throw 1 67.30
Kerron Stewart 100m 2 10.75
Linet Chepkwemoi Masai 10000m 1 30:51.24

 

Robert Harting, Germany, discus champion

Robert Harting, Germany, discus champion

Men      
Usain Bolt 100m 1 9.58
Usain Bolt 200m 1 19.19
Ezekiel Kemboi 3000mSC 1 8:00.43
Kenenisa Bekele 10000m 1 26:46.31
Christian Cantwell Shot Put 1 22.03
Phillips Idowu Triple Jump 1 17.73
Robert Harting Discus Throw 1 69.43
Kerron Clement 400m Hurdles 1 47.91
Valeriy Borchin 20km Walk 1 1:18:41
Richard Kipkemboi Mateelong 3000mSC 2 8:00.89

August 21, 2009 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

New World Rankings – Track & Field – Women

Sanya Richards, USA, winner of the 400 in Berlin

Sanya Richards, USA, winner of the 400 in Berlin

     Sanya Richards, USA, was one of many athletes that shook up the world rankings with her victory in the 400 meter dash in Berlin.   Following is the new world rankings for women based on their Berlin performance.

100m Shelly-Ann Fraser (JAM)
200m Olivia Borlee (BEL)
400m Sanya Richards (USA)
800m Caster Semenya (RSA)
1500m Kelly McNeice-Reid (IRL)
5000m Svetlana Kudelich (BLR)
10000m Linet Chepkwemoi Masai (KEN)
110/100m Hurdles Brigitte Foster-Hylton (JAM)
400m Hurdles Melaine Walker (JAM)
3000m Steeple Marta Dominquez (ESP)
High Jump Blanka Vlasic (CRO)
Pole Vault Anna Rogowska (PC)
Long Jump Clélia Reuse (SUI)
Triple Jump Yargeris Savigne (CUB)
Shot Put Valerie Vili (NZL)
Discus Throw Eden Francis (GBR)
Hammer Throw Katerina Safránková (CZE)
Javelin Throw Steffi Nerius (GER)
Race Walking Olga Kaniskina (RUS)
Decathlon/Heptathlon Maiju Mattila (FIN)

 

Steffi Nerius of Germany wins the Javelin event

Steffi Nerius of Germany wins the Javelin event

August 19, 2009 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment