Athletics



Paris 2024: Karsten Warholm aims for hurdling consistency

Paris 2024: Karsten Warholm aims for hurdling consistency

Karsten Warholm insisted on Thursday he would not be using a magic wand in his bid to defend his Olympic 400m hurdles title at the Paris Games in three weeks. Warholm, 28, smashed the world record to win gold in the Tokyo Olympics, clocking a stunning 45.94 seconds to win ahead of American Rai Benjamin (46.17) and Brazil's Alison Dos Santos (46.72).










Transgender runner Nikki Hiltz qualifies for Olympics with record-breaking 1500m time

Transgender runner Nikki Hiltz qualifies for Olympics with record-breaking 1500m time

Transgender and nonbinary runner Nikki Hiltz qualified for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, clocking in a time of 3:55:33 in the women’s 1500m race at the US Olympic Trials Sunday: breaking Elle St. Pierre’s trials record of 3:58.03, set in 2021. Hiltz is not the first transgender non-binary person to compete at an Olympics  —Canadian football player Quinn, who competed at Tokyo 2020, was the first openly transgender and nonbinary athlete to participate and win a medal at the Games. 





Noah Lyles will fight for double as Sha'Carri Richardson derails in 200m

Noah Lyles will fight for double as Sha'Carri Richardson derails in 200m

Noah Lyles won the final of the 200-metre dash Saturday, which will allow him to fight for the speed double at the Paris Games, as Sha'Carri Richardson's dreams of an Olympic sprint double ended in disappointment at the US trials. The world champion of the 100m had looked poised to claim at least a top-three finish in the women's 200m after the Texan had shone in the semifinals on Friday with a time of 21.92.