Latest Women's track and field News

Duplantis sets U20 record at Euros; 3rd gold for Asher-Smith

Aug. 12, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The 18-year-old Armand Duplantis won a thrilling pole vault competition and British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith powered to her third gold medal at the European Athletics Championships on Sunday. Sweden's Duplantis was the star on the final day, soaring to an under-20 world record of 6.05...

Ingebrigtsen, 17, beats big brother for 1-2 finish at Euros

Aug. 11, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen had the joy of beating his older brother in a 1-2 finish in the men's 5,000 meters, and host nation Germany celebrated two more golds at the European Athletics Championships on Saturday. The 17-year-old Ingebrigtsen, who became the youngest athlete to clinch a...

Women's volleyball captain Zhu leads China into Asian Games

Aug. 9, 2018 10:21 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A towering volleyball player who makes her living in Turkey is the unrivalled star of China's squad at the Asian Games in Indonesia. Zhu Ting is something of an anomaly in China's sporting world, which still largely relies on its highly disciplined and deeply nationalistic sports academies...

Gold for Guliyev at Euros, hurdler Herman ends German hopes

Aug. 9, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — World champion Ramil Guliyev won the men's 200 meters at the European Athletics Championships on Thursday, and Elvira Herman of Belarus denied German hopes of gold in the women's 100-meter hurdles. Turkey's Guliyev set a championship record of 19.76 seconds in beating Britain's Nethaneel...

Travel chaos at African championships as athletes stranded

Aug. 1, 2018 9:11 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The start of the African track and field championships in Nigeria was delayed Wednesday after hundreds of athletes were stranded at an airport, some for three days when they were left to sleep on the floor as they waited for a connecting flight to the host city. Those who did get on a...

Former Penn St women's hoops coach Rene Portland dies at 65

Jul. 22, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

Rene Portland, who built Penn State into a women's basketball powerhouse during a 27-year tenure, has died after a three-year fight with cancer. She was 65. D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall in Pennsylvania confirmed her death Sunday. Portland coached the Lady Lions' first All-Americans, achieved their first...

Warholm exploits Samba absence to win London 400 hurdles

Jul. 21, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — World champion Karsten Warholm used the absence of Qatar rival Abderrahman Samba to finally win a 400-meter hurdles at the Anniversary Games on Saturday. And in a Norwegian record, too. Warholm was runner-up to Samba in the previous Diamond League meetings in Rome, Oslo, Stockholm, Paris, and...

Anderson tops Isner 26-24 at Wimbledon; other SF suspended

Jul. 13, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — To say that Kevin Anderson won this interminable Wimbledon semifinal, and that John Isner lost it, didn't really seem fair. To Anderson, anyway. They had played on and on, through 6 1/2 hours of ho-hum hold after ho-hum hold, during the second-longest match in the history of a tournament that...

The Latest: Svitolina the latest seed to fall at Wimbledon

Jul. 2, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon: (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Elina Svitolina became the latest seed to fall on day one at Wimbledon as she lost to 57th-ranked Tatjana Maria 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-1. The German took advantage of the fifth-seeded Svitolina's 44 unforced errors to reach the second round at...

Semenya follows CAS appeal with record 800 win in Paris

Jun. 30, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Caster Semenya followed her decision to fight the IAAF's rules over testosterone levels in female athletes by winning the 800 meters in imperious form at the Paris Diamond League on Saturday. Semenya looked to be threatened in the race by Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi but she pulled away from...