City earns its position among league elite

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A solid all round Performance from City of Sheffield gave them third place in the final British League (Premiership) match at Newham on Saturday. It means that the Sheffield club finish the season in fifth place.

It was a good result for Sheffield who have consolidated their position among the elite of British clubs.

Dominant throughout the season, Sale Harriers, Manchester, finished league champions. In dreadful conditions with heavy rain, Mohammed Mukhtar won the 1500 metres for Sheffield in 3:52.15 and they also had the winner of the 5000 metres, Carl Hardman who clocked 14:36.52.

Sheffield also had runner up spots in the 800 metres through Steve Evison (1:52.14) and the 400 hurdles where Tom Grantham did 53.49.

The pole vault was a good event for Sheffield with Roger Skedd finishing third (4.60) and Martin Densley winning the B event, also with 4.60.

Skedd was also second in the B 110 hurdles (14.57), Matt Hudson placing third in the A race with 14.41

Match Score: 1 Sale 340; 2 Woodford Green/Essex Ladies 326; 3 City of Sheffield 278; 4 Birchfield 274; 5 Newham and Essex 243; 6 Enfield and Haringey 243; 7 Shaftsbury Barnet 239; 8 Cardiff 209

Final League positions: 1 Sale 29; 2 Woodford Green 25; 3 Birchfield 24; 4 Newham and Essex 18.5; 5 City of Sheffield 17.

Usain Bolt’s quest to become an athletics legend took a blow when the triple Olympic champion was disqualified from the 100 metres final at the World Championships for a false start.

Defending champion Bolt had looked in brilliant form in the heats and semi-final, ironically feeling all the hard work he had done on his start had finally paid off.

But the 25-year-old Jamaican star got it all wrong in spectacular fashion in Daegu, springing from his blocks well before the gun (his reaction time was -0.104 seconds) and pulling his running vest off in despair, instantly realising he would be disqualified.