×

• Gatlin drops 19.75 in the 200m final; Merritt finishes 4th in a tight 110m hurdles final

Article source: Athletics

 

Justin Gatlin won the men's  200m final clocking his season's best;  Aries Merritt finished in 4th place in the men's 110m hurdles final.  

Twice for doping banned sprinter Justin Gatlin qualified for his 3rd Olympics as he won the 200m final in 19.75 seconds ahead of LaShawn Merritt.  Ameer Webb, who finished in third ahead of two high schoolers Noah Lyles and Michael Norman,  also made the US team as he took third place. 

 World record holder and Olympic champion Aries Merritt missed to make US Olympic team after he crossed the line in 4th in a very tight 110m hurdles final. For the moment Merritt believed he finished in second or third, but the meet officials after reviewing photo finish decided that Merritt crossed the in 4th. The men's 110m title went to Devon Allen, while Ronnie Ash and Jeff Porter took the remaining two spots on US Olympic team. 

"I came up a little bit short, I still feel that I was second or third so when it came up I was fourth I was shocked," Merritt said.

"It's hard not to go back to Rio. But in the circumstances I did the best I could. It's a pity I'm not going to the Games because I know in six weeks time I'll be in much better shape.

"But nothing could be worse than being told you'll never run again, even if you come up a little bit short." Merritt, who not too long ago overcame a serious kidney transplant surgery told reporters after the race. 




Latest Videos
» Live Stream Athletics
Saturday, Mar 30th at 10:00 (UTC)
Saturday, Apr 6th at 08:00 (UTC)
Sunday, Apr 7th at 08:00 (UTC)
Sunday, Apr 7th at 08:00 (UTC)
Sunday, Apr 7th at 08:00 (UTC)
Sunday, Apr 14th at 00:00 (UTC)
» Flash News
• What are the benefits from the new IAAF qualifying system?

IAAF last week established a new system qualifying system for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with the ridiculously high standards and ranking system that will be used to select athletes for the next Olympic and possibly next World championships. What are the positives and which countries will benefit the most from the new IAAF qualification system?

March 19, 2019 See More on: Watch Athletics Forum

• Sondre Moen Wins Gdynia Half Marathon in 1:01:17

Norway's Sondre Moen, the European Marathon record holder (2:05:48), made a return to road racing after recovering from tendon tear in the groin at the Gdynia Half Marathon in Poland. Moen took a very comfortable win in 1:01:17 which is a new course record. Poland's Krystian Zalewski in his debut took second place in 1:02:36.

 

March 17, 2019 See More on: Twitter

• Kiplagar and Mokonin Take Convincing Victories at Seoul Marathon

Kenyan Thomas Kiplagat Rono of Kenya and Desi Jisa Mokonin of Bahrain took convincing victories at the Seoul Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Sunday.  Kiplagat led four men under the 2:07 mark, clocking 2:06:00 to win his third career marathon. Mokonin , who was seventh at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018, was even more dominant, winning by 25 seconds in 2:23:45.

March 17, 2019 See More on: IAAF.ORG

• Hughes 10.20, Powell 10.35 at GC Foster Classics

Zharnel Hughes was the men’s 100m dash winner at the GC Foster Classics on Saturday (16 March). Hughes, running against a negative 1.3m/s headwind, stopped the clock in 10.20 seconds. UWI’s Emmanuel Archibald, the heat 10 winner, was second overall.  Asafa Powell won heat 2 in 10.35 (-1.1m/s wind) for 3rd overall.

March 17, 2019 See More on: Track Alerts

Past Headlines Latest Results Upcoming Events
Watch Athletics
©2019 WATCHATHLETICS.COM. All rights reserved.