It’s one of the great clichés trotted out by commentators and sports journalists across the world, usually in the aftermath of a competition that pitted two evenly matched rivals against each other: nobody deserved to lose.
Later this week, the IAAF Diamond League heads to London for the 11th meeting in the 2018 series. Here we look back at three of the more memorable moments from the British capital.
The provisional entry lists for the 11th meeting of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League in London on 21-22 July are now available.
Olympic bronze medallist Eliza McCartney of New Zealand jumped to the top of the 2018 world list with a 4.94m clearance in the pole vault in Jockgrim, Germany on Tuesday (17).
Hoe verloopt de laatste test voor het EK van regerend wereldkampioene en olympisch kampioene zevenkamp Nafi Thiam? Dat zal ze vanavond pas zeggen, wanneer ze beslist of ze op de meeting van Luik, haar trainingspiste, aan het hoogspringen deelneemt.
Top DJ Martin Solveig will be in residence at the Louis II stadium on Friday night as the IAAF Diamond League circuit reaches Monaco. If the sets he plans to mix are anything like as compelling as the mix of top-class action on show over two days of competition in the Principality, he will be doing very well.
The IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 drew to a close little more than 24 hours ago, but memories of the event will linger for many years to come.
As a two-time world marathon champion, 2012 Olympic silver medallist and former Chicago Marathon winner the exuberant Kenyan marathon star Abel Kirui boasts a long and distinguished career in the sport. Kirui takes time out from his training schedule and casts his mind back to this moment of pure elation moments after securing gold at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu.
Later this week, the IAAF Diamond League heads to Monaco for the tenth meeting in the 2018 series. Here we look back at three of the more memorable moments from the Mediterranean Principality.
The provisional entry lists for the ninth meeting of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League in Monaco on 20 July are now available.
Jonathan Sacoor, sinds afgelopen vrijdag de eerste junioreswereldkampioen atletiek die België rijk is, landde gisteravond op Zaventem. Met zijn chrono van 45.03 mag hij zich de snelste Belg van het jaar op de 400m noemen, hij is na Jonathan en Kevin Borlée en Cédric Van Branteghem zelfs de snelste Belgische 400-meterloper aller tijden. Toch zal de 18-jarige Sacoor geen individuele 400m lopen op het EK in Berlijn, begin augustus.
Against the backdrop of last weekend’s Athletics World Cup, presented by Muller, the sixth edition of the Women in World Athletics (WIWA) Conference took place at the London Stadium, this one in partnership with the world athletics federation, IAAF.
Andrea Mayr of Austria and Kenyan Gikuni Ndungu were the victors at the Grossglockner Berglauf in Heiligenblut, Austria, on Sunday (15), the opening race of the 2018 WMRA World Cup.
USA built on their overnight lead during the second day of the Athletics World Cup in London on Sunday (15), winning six of the 17 events to lift the trophy at the first staging of the eight-way multi-nation competition.
Usain Bolt is a Manchester United fan, David Rudisha is a noted Arsenal supporter and English Premier League clubs seem to dominate the football affections of athletes from the Caribbean, Africa and often Asia but Caterine Ibarguen can’t hide her love for her home town club back in Colombia, Atletico Nacional.
While most athletes, especially in an event as individual and as technically demanding as the discus, adopt a veneer of inscrutability which is maintained until after they leave the competition arena, Moldova’s Alexandra Emilianov wears her heart on her sleeve.
Eliott Crestan heeft zondag brons veroverd in de finale van de 800 meter op het WK atletiek U20 in het Finse Tampere. De atleet uit Namen finishte als vierde in 1:47.27, maar na de diskwalificatie van de Algerijnse nummer drie Oussama Cherrad schoof hij op naar brons. De Belgian Tornados U20 werden vijfde in de finale van de 4x400 meter in 3:07.05.
In a week where nothing seemed certain, this was the only fitting conclusion – a dropped baton, a race filled with captivating, climactic chaos, the favourites beaten, the underdogs rising, and gold going to Italy.
For a championships that had been full of exciting finishes and surprise medallists, the men’s 4x400m was a fitting final event.
As expected, the United States cruised to its ninth straight women's U20 championship in the 4x400m relay, winning by more than two seconds over Australia in 3:28.74.