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August 8, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON -- After twice finishing second in the 200 meters at the Olympics, Allyson Felix of Los Angeles has a gold medal to call her own. Wearing a ferocious expression and displaying blazing speed, Felix won in 21.88 seconds. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, the 100-meter champion here, was second in a personal-best 22.09 seconds, and Carmelita Jeter added a bronze medal to the silver she won in the 100 by taking third in 22.14 seconds. Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown, who had won gold at Athens and Beijing, was fourth in 22.38 seconds.
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August 15, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Olympic 200-meter champion Allyson Felix ran a season-best time of 22.30 seconds in the semifinals of her specialty Thursday evening at the World Championships in Moscow, giving her a place in Friday's final. Jeneba Tarmoh also advanced after recording a season-best 22.70. Charonda Williams of the U.S. qualified with a 22.80, but the fourth American entrant, Kimberlyn Duncan, was timed in 22.91 and didn't qualify for the eight-woman final. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, who won the women's 100 earlier in the meet, kept alive her chance for the sprint double with a time of 22.54 in winning her semifinal heat.
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August 4, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON -- The sound of thousands of voices singing "God Save the Queen" was a powerful note in a day of stirring achievements. The celebration was for the heptathlon triumph ofBritain'sJessica Ennis, but nearly every athlete who put foot or prosthetic leg on the field Saturday deserved a tribute. From the historic Olympic debut of double-amputee Oscar Pistorius to American Galen Rupp's exhilarating runner-up finish behind training partner Mo Farah in the men's 10,000 and ending with a convincing 100-meter victory by 2008 champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce that might start a flood of Jamaican wins, the competition was riveting.
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August 9, 2012 | Helene Elliott
Allyson Felix's running style is so elegant, it's easy for her to lapse into floating like a butterfly when she should sting like a bee. "It's a gift and a curse because it looks very fluid," she said. "It's nice, but sometimes you have to get into an aggressive mode. " It took the Los Angeles native until her third Olympics to develop that edge, an odyssey that included silver medals in the 200 meters at Athens and Beijing and a fifth-place finish in the 100 meters last week. When it all clicked in her mind Wednesday, she hunted down her dream instead of gliding toward it and finally realized her golden vision.
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August 15, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Olympic 200-meter champion Allyson Felix ran a season-best time of 22.30 seconds in the semifinals of her specialty Thursday evening at the World Championships in Moscow, giving her a place in Friday's final. Jeneba Tarmoh also advanced after recording a season-best 22.70. Charonda Williams of the U.S. qualified with a 22.80, but the fourth American entrant, Kimberlyn Duncan, was timed in 22.91 and didn't qualify for the eight-woman final. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, who won the women's 100 earlier in the meet, kept alive her chance for the sprint double with a time of 22.54 in winning her semifinal heat.
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August 7, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON - Sally Pearson of Australia unseated Dawn Harper of the U.S. as the 100-meter hurdles gold medalist, but she needed an Olympic-record performance to do it. Pearson got an excellent start and led from the beginning of Tuesday's final at Olympic Stadium, leaving only the other two medals in question. She was timed in 12.35 seconds, with Los Angeles-based Harper close behind in a personal-best 12.37 seconds and American Kellie Wells third at a personal-best 12.48. Lolo Jones was fourth in 12.58 seconds.
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August 7, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON - The U.S. is becoming a middle-distance and distance force at the Olympic track and field competition. Leo Manzano of Marble Falls, Texas, surged from sixth at the top of the stretch to finish second in the men's 1,500 meters Tuesday night, the first American man to win a medal in that event since Jim Ryun in 1968. Earlier, Americans Nick Symmonds of Eugene, Ore., and Duane Solomon of Rosemead had advanced to the finals of the men's 800, marking the first time the U.S. has had two men in that final since 1992.
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August 4, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON - Carmelita Jeter, the reigning world champion, posted the fastest time the women's 100-meter semifinals Saturday to lead all three American entrants into the final at Olympic Stadium. Jeter, of Gardena and Cal State Dominguez Hills, was timed in 10.83 seconds to win her heat. She looked smooth and sure in edging Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown, who was timed in 10.89. Allyson Felix of Los Angeles was a late-surging second in her heat, behind Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica.
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August 9, 2012 | Helene Elliott
Allyson Felix's running style is so elegant, it's easy for her to lapse into floating like a butterfly when she should sting like a bee. "It's a gift and a curse because it looks very fluid," she said. "It's nice, but sometimes you have to get into an aggressive mode. " It took the Los Angeles native until her third Olympics to develop that edge, an odyssey that included silver medals in the 200 meters at Athens and Beijing and a fifth-place finish in the 100 meters last week. When it all clicked in her mind Wednesday, she hunted down her dream instead of gliding toward it and finally realized her golden vision.
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August 4, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Carmelita Jeter couldn't fend off a late burst of speed by Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who repeated as gold medalist in the women's 100 meters Saturday in London. Jeter burst out of the blocks at the front of the pack and was fighting for the lead with Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown when the defending champion surged into the lead and held off the competition at the finish line to win in 10.75 seconds. Jeter finished second in 10.78, followed by Campbell-Brown, who also took third in the 2008 Summer Games.
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August 8, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON -- After twice finishing second in the 200 meters at the Olympics, Allyson Felix of Los Angeles has a gold medal to call her own. Wearing a ferocious expression and displaying blazing speed, Felix won in 21.88 seconds. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, the 100-meter champion here, was second in a personal-best 22.09 seconds, and Carmelita Jeter added a bronze medal to the silver she won in the 100 by taking third in 22.14 seconds. Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown, who had won gold at Athens and Beijing, was fourth in 22.38 seconds.
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August 7, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON - Sally Pearson of Australia unseated Dawn Harper of the U.S. as the 100-meter hurdles gold medalist, but she needed an Olympic-record performance to do it. Pearson got an excellent start and led from the beginning of Tuesday's final at Olympic Stadium, leaving only the other two medals in question. She was timed in 12.35 seconds, with Los Angeles-based Harper close behind in a personal-best 12.37 seconds and American Kellie Wells third at a personal-best 12.48. Lolo Jones was fourth in 12.58 seconds.
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August 7, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON - The U.S. is becoming a middle-distance and distance force at the Olympic track and field competition. Leo Manzano of Marble Falls, Texas, surged from sixth at the top of the stretch to finish second in the men's 1,500 meters Tuesday night, the first American man to win a medal in that event since Jim Ryun in 1968. Earlier, Americans Nick Symmonds of Eugene, Ore., and Duane Solomon of Rosemead had advanced to the finals of the men's 800, marking the first time the U.S. has had two men in that final since 1992.
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August 4, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON - Carmelita Jeter, the reigning world champion, posted the fastest time the women's 100-meter semifinals Saturday to lead all three American entrants into the final at Olympic Stadium. Jeter, of Gardena and Cal State Dominguez Hills, was timed in 10.83 seconds to win her heat. She looked smooth and sure in edging Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown, who was timed in 10.89. Allyson Felix of Los Angeles was a late-surging second in her heat, behind Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica.
SPORTS
August 4, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON -- The sound of thousands of voices singing "God Save the Queen" was a powerful note in a day of stirring achievements. The celebration was for the heptathlon triumph ofBritain'sJessica Ennis, but nearly every athlete who put foot or prosthetic leg on the field Saturday deserved a tribute. From the historic Olympic debut of double-amputee Oscar Pistorius to American Galen Rupp's exhilarating runner-up finish behind training partner Mo Farah in the men's 10,000 and ending with a convincing 100-meter victory by 2008 champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce that might start a flood of Jamaican wins, the competition was riveting.
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August 10, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON - The U.S. women's 400-meter relay team of Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter broke the nearly 27-year-old world record in the event Friday night, putting together a spectacular sequence and winning in 40.82 seconds. That gave Felix, the 200-meter champion, her second gold of the Games while Jeter now has a full set of medals, having won silver in the 100 and bronze in the 200 before anchoring the gold medal-winning relay on Friday. The previous world record was set on Oct. 6, 1985, by East Germany.
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August 3, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON--All three American women entered in the 100-meter dash easily advanced out of Friday's first round and to Saturday's semifinals. U.S. champion Carmelita Jeter, an alumna of Cal State Dominguez Hills, was timed in a blistering 10.83 seconds, which was two-hundredths of a second off her season-best time and the fastest qualifying time. Jeter, who's from Gardena, didn't stop to speak with reporters after her race at the Olympic Stadium. Tianna Madison of Elyria, Ohio, the runner-up at the U.S. Olympic trials, was second in her heat in 10.97 seconds, one-hundredth of a second off her top time this season.
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