World champion Brianna Rollins was upset in the 100m hurdles at the Drake Relays, losing by .005 of a second to American Kristi Castlin among closely contested high-profile events Saturday.
Castlin, who has never made an outdoor World Championships or Olympic team, and Rollins ran matching 12.58-second races. Castlin got the win with times extended to thousandths of a second — 12.571 to 12.576 — with the fastest time in the world this year. It marked Rollins’ first loss in almost two years.
A U.S. team that included Olympic champion Aries Merritt won the shuttle hurdles relay in 53.77, just .06 ahead of a Jamaican team with Olympic bronze medalist Hansle Parchment.
2008 Olympian Tiffany Ross Williams won the 400m hurdles in 55.53 over Jamaican Nickiesha Wilson (55.68) and 2012 Olympic silver medalist Lashinda Demus (55.97).
In the field events, French Olympic champion and world record holder Renaud Lavillenie took the pole vault.
Three-time Olympian Chaunte Lowe won the women’s high jump with a clearance of 1.96m, while Olympic silver medalist Brigetta Barrett settled for fourth.
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Before swimming races, Michael Phelps is known for swinging his arms wildly to loosen his limbs.
He utilized the same warm-up prior to his first tee shot at the Celebrity Match for the 2016 Ryder Cup on Tuesday.
Phelps was partnered with surfer Kelly Slater. The pair defeated former sprinter John Regis and former tennis player Martina Navratilova, as the U.S. celebrities dominated the Europeans 14-0 over a 9-hole scramble at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota.
Phelps appeared to have fun with the crowd, telling fans that he planned on using one of his 23 Olympic gold medals as a ball marker. He also heard “2020” chants from fans who want him to compete at the Tokyo Games.
“That was pretty funny, because it’s not happening,” Phelps said to RyderCup.com.
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James Corden, the host of the “The Late Late Show,” challenged Usain Bolt and actor Owen Wilson to a 100m race.
Not surprisingly, Bolt, who owns the world record in the event, crossed the finish line first (VIDEO).
The appearance was a part of Bolt’s media tour, which moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles on Tuesday.
He also appeared on “The Ellen Show,” and Ellen DeGeneres asked Bolt his girlfriend. He said that his mother wants him to get married, but he would rather “give it some time.” DeGeneres then asked if his girlfriend was pushing him to “put a ring on it.”
“She might be thinking it, you never know,” he said (VIDEO). “But she’s not saying it, so that’s good.”
Bolt also interacted several celebrities in Los Angeles. After meeting David Beckham, he posed with the rapper Drake.
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