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USAIN BOLT has been selected to compete in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay squad for the Rio Olympics, allaying concerns over his fitness.

Usain Bolt: the six-time Olympic champion will race against Yohan Blake in the 100m and 200m in Rio

The six-time champion is aiming to complete a historic “triple-triple” in Olympic sprint golds after dominating at both the Beijing and London Games in 2008 and 2012.

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THE DUTCH were expecting 100m gold on the women’s side
CHURANDY MARTINA looked to have completed a sprint double as
MARTYN ROONEY successfully defended his 400m title in a time
BRITAIN have dominated this event over the years and looked
IN PROBABLY the best-quality track race of the championships, Poland’s
IT WAS no surprise that an Ingebrigtsen took gold, but
AN EVENT that was mostly lacklustre and tedious turned out
EUROPEAN 10,000m running isn’t what it used to be. In
MAHIEDINE MEKHISSIBENABBAD showed the class that has twice taken him
TADESSE ABRAHAM won easily in warm and humid conditions despite
FRANCE dominated the event, taking two out of the three
PREDICTABLY, former Cuban Yasmani Copello won another imported gold for
BRITAIN enjoyed one of its best ever championships in the
WHETHER he wins in Rio or not, most will acknowledge
GREG RUTHERFORD lies only equal 20th on the world all-time
WHILE Greg Rutherford’s medal in the long jump appeared to
DOUBLE world champion David Storl became a triple European winner
WORLD champion Piotr Malachowski’s victory ensured the result matched the
ON A great final day for Poland, where they climbed
WITH so many world-class throwers this event was disappointing in
James Dasaolu got off to a strong start and a
The World Student Games champion, who fought off testicular cancer,
THERE was never any doubt who would win this as
BRITAIN had never won a major women’s 200m title, but
THIS was expected to be a close Italy-France battle, but
WITH a world-leading 3:25.05, Great Britain won their second relay
CASTER SEMENYA aside, women’s 800m running has been modest in
SIFAN HASSAN might not have competed had the event been
JO PAVEY was unable to defend her European 10,000m title,
YASEMIN CAN made it a distance double and won Turkey’s
THE 2015 IAAF World Championships bronze medallist, Gesa Felicitas Krause,
IT WAS the day of Portugal’s greatest ever sporting triumph
TIFFANY PORTER, the defending champion, had to settle for the
WITH DEFENDING champion and clear European No.1 Eilidh Doyle limiting
THIS was a hard-fought competition, but the standard was modest
GREECE’S Ekaterini Stefanidi went one better than she had in
IVANA SPANOVIC, who has won medals in the last two
ON WHAT was a very special night for Portugal, they
THIS never looked like it would be that close a
JULIA FISCHER led the first three rounds with a best
AS EXPECTED, world recordholder Anita Wlodarczyk won the gold with
Owner of a pre-Games best of 65.10m, she improved her
ANOUK VETTER has greatly improved since her seventh place in
THE NETHERLANDS won with a fine contribution from their star
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