Femke Bol predicts "nice battle" with Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone in Paris

Femke Bol predicts "nice battle" with Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone in Paris

Femke Bol, fresh from two golds and a bronze at the European Championships, admits she is looking forward to what she says will be a "nice battle" with American arch-rival Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone at the Paris Olympics. Bol was one of the stars of the championships in Rome, dominating her speciality event, the 400m hurdles, and going on to anchor the women's 4x400m relay team to victory while also picking up third place in the mixed relay.


Faith Kipyegon returns to winning ways in Kenyan Olympic trials

Faith Kipyegon returns to winning ways in Kenyan Olympic trials

Kenya's two-time Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon returned to form on Friday with a win in the women's 5000m at trials in Nairobi for the Paris Games, brushing off injuries that had sidelined her for months. It was the 30-year-old's first race of the year after pulling out of last month's Prefontaine Classic Diamond League in Oregon with a muscle injury.







European Athletics Championships 2024 Day 1: Ireland stop Bol's triple gold bid

European Athletics Championships 2024 Day 1: Ireland stop Bol's triple gold bid

An inspired Irish quartet led by Rhasidat Adeleke outstripped Femke Bol's favoured Dutch team to snatch gold in a thrilling 4x400m mixed relay at the European Championships on Friday. The Irish four, also featuring Christopher O'Donnell, Thomas Barr and Sharlene Mawdsley, clocked a championship record of 3min 09.92sec, just ahead of silver medal winners Italy, in a show of Olympic intent just 49 days out from the Paris Games.