Young drivers did well this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the World Short Track Championship with Jackson Gill and Tyler Thompson earning feature wins as Mother Nature pushed the show back an extra day. On Sunday, North Country teen and four-time Fulton Speedway winner Jackson Gill passed early leader David Schilling on lap 16 as the two banged wheels in Turns 3 and 4 with Gill using the inside groove to take the lead. "It was a single-file restart and David was a little bit faster," Gill said. "I pushed him coming off the restart and I had enough to get my nose under him. I think he was out of the rubber. The track laid down a little bit of rubber, and I was on it. That was really the last I saw of him." While Gil cruised out front the action heated up for second place with Schilling, Sportsman Series champion Kevin Root and Tyler Thompson going three wide for the spot on several occasions. Root was finally able to get second place away from Schilling while … [Read more...] about North Country teen Jackson Gill wins at World Short Track Championship
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Sports Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByJeré Longman July 12, 2018 Researchers have found flaws in some of the data that track and field officials used to formulate regulations for the complicated cases of Caster Semenya of South Africa, the two-time Olympic champion at 800 meters, and other female athletes with naturally elevated testosterone levels. Three independent researchers said they believed the mistakes called into question the validity of a 2017 study commissioned by track and field’s world governing body, the International Federation of Athletics Associations, or I.A.A.F., according to interviews and a paper written by the researchers and provided to The New York Times. The 2017 study was used to help devise regulations that could require some runners to undergo medical treatment to lower their hormone levels to remain eligible for … [Read more...] about Did Flawed Data Lead Track Astray on Testosterone in Women?
Niger-born musician Omar Moctar — better known as Bombino — is sympathetic to those trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border at all costs. He’s faced similar hardships and challenges in his own life. When Bombino was 9, a rebellion in Niger forced his family to seek refuge in Algeria. He returned to Niger in his late teens. Having learned to play guitar in exile, he started performing music wherever he could. Niger musician and activist Haja Bebe took notice of his increasing popularity and asked him to join his band. Bebe gave him the nickname of “Bombino,” “little child,” since he was half the age of the other musicians. A second rebellion in Niger in 2007 prompted government to ban guitars, which they viewed as a symbol of dissent. Two of Bombino’s fellow band members were executed; Bombino fled into exile again. During Bombino’s exile, his music was discovered by American filmmaker Ron Wyman, who was filming a documentary about … [Read more...] about Bombino offers ‘best wishes’ for the world during tumultuous times
Cody Goodwin Des Moines Register Published 2:39 p.m. UTC Jun 23, 2018 Pure joy looks like a 20-year-old realizing that he’s the fastest man in the world. For Noah Lyles, that moment came about 30 minutes after his gold-medal showing at the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium on Friday night. “Now that you just said that, I just realized it,” Lyles said. “That’s actually pretty cool. Oh my God.” Lyles won the men’s 100-meter dash here on Friday. His time of 9.88 seconds, which beat out Ronnie Baker by two one-hundredths of a second, is the world’s leading time in the event this year. Lyles now owns the world’s fastest times in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes, the latter of which is his speciality. He ran the 200 in 19.69 seconds last month, and shares that mark with South Africa’s Clarence Munyai. Before celebrating on the Blue Oval on Friday, Lyles first had to come back in the final 50 … [Read more...] about U.S. Track and Field: Noah Lyles wins men’s 100-meter dash with the world’s fastest time this year
Nick Moyle, Staff writer Updated 1:03 pm, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Photo: Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 21: Head coach Edrick Floreal of the United States answers questions during the United States news conference ahead of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at the Beijing National Stadium on August 21, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for IAAF) less BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 21: Head coach Edrick Floreal of the United States answers questions during the United States news conference ahead of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at the ... more Photo: Getty Images Texas taps Kentucky's Edrick Floréal to lead track and field program 1 / 1 Back to Gallery AUSTIN – Edrick Floréal's … [Read more...] about Texas taps Kentucky’s Edrick Floréal to lead track and field program