Monday, August 17, 2009

12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics berlin 2009

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has just beat the 100 metre sprint world record at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athelitcs Berlin with an astonishing time of 9.58 seconds, beating the previous world record of 9.69, which he also set at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. Reigning champion Tyson Gay came in second place with a U.S.A 100 metre record of 9.71 seconds. Usain Bolt's fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell finished the worlds fastest race in 3rd place with a time of 9.84 seconds. In more breaking news, New Zealander [yay] Valerie Vili won the womens shotput in Berlin. Her best throw of 20.44 metres allowed her to retain the title she first won two years ago in Japan. In second place was German Nadine Kleinert with a throw of 20.20 metres, and in third was China's Lijao Gong who achieved a throw of 19.89 metres.


  1. Great reporting. Try to develop use of paragraphs to separate different ideas within the writing :-)

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