Daryl Hammond

Daryl Hammond

Zharnel Hughes victim of attempted armed robbery

24/01/2018 by Daryl Hammond

British sprinter Zharnel Hughes was held at gun point in an attempted robbery in Jamaica. The 22-year-old was reportedly approached at his car when arriving to training and asked to hand over his mobile phone. The Team GB athlete had a lucky escape, fleeing from the scene and evading gunfire, with a … Read more

Greg Rutherford pulls out of Commonwealth Games

22/01/2018 by Daryl Hammond

Greg Rutherford will not defend his Commonwealth title in the Gold Coast after withdrawing from Team England. The gold medallist from 2014 cited a lack of a sustained period of training as the reason behind the difficult decision, having only recently recovered from ankle ligament damage. The injury … Read more

Christian Coleman breaks 60m indoor World Record

20/01/2018 by Daryl Hammond

Double World silver medalist Christian Coleman has smashed the long-standing indoor 60m World Record. The American sprinter ran 6.37 in his season opener at a meet in Clemson, South Carolina. Coleman’s time breaks the previous best of 6.39 set by Maurice Green in 1998, subject to IAAF ratifica … Read more

David Weir ‘belittled’ by coach as retirement reason revealed

27/01/2017 by Daryl Hammond

Weir hits out at coach as retirement reason revealed David Weir has said a British Athletics coach ‘belittled’ him, and accused him of ‘throwing a race’ as the six-time paralympic gold medallist opened up on the reason behind his recent retirement. The London 2012 star caused a sti … Read more

Usain Bolt stripped of Olympic Gold

25/01/2017 by Daryl Hammond

Usain Bolt will be forced to hand back one of his nine Olympic Gold medals after relay team mate Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance. Bolt, along with Carter, Asafa Powell and Michael Frater raced to relay gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in a then world record time of 37.10s Howeve … Read more

Ashton Eaton & Brianne Theisen-Eaton announce joint retirement

04/01/2017 by Daryl Hammond

Embed from Getty Images   Ashton Eaton and Brianne Thieson-Eaton have both announced their retirement from Athletics following years of success on the world stage. Just months after the couple medalled at the Rio Olympics, the multi-eventers, both 28-years-old, broke the news of their decision … Read more

Emelia Gorecka bounces back from injury

04/11/2015 by Daryl Hammond

  View image | Emelia Gorecka has made her long awaited return to athletics, after six months on the side-line nursing a stress fracture in her foot. She competed in Belgium at the Lotto Cross Cup on the weekend where she finished 10th, and is thrilled to be back competing: … Read more

Trayvon Brommell goes pro

15/10/2015 by Daryl Hammond

  View image | US sprint sensation Trayvon Brommell is set to embark on his first season as a professional athlete, after signing a sponsorship deal with sportswear company New Balance. From humble beginnings in Florida, the teenager has taken the world of track and field by sto … Read more

Valerie Adams withdraws IAAF World Championships

08/08/2015 by Daryl Hammond

Valerie Adams has confirmed she will not be defending her Shot Put title at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing later this month. The current Olympic, World and Commonwealth champion has battled to be back at her best after shoulder and elbow operations, but has not fully recovered. The New … Read more

Michael Johnson to coach Arsenal younsters

07/07/2015 by Daryl Hammond

  View image | Football can learn a thing or two from Athletics. Arsenal FC clearly thinks so, as they have enlisted the help of four-time Olympic gold-medallist Michael Johnson to aid with player development. The 400m World Record holder has been drafted in by the Premier Leagu … Read more