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Oscar Pistorius will be indicted for
premeditated murder on Monday and
he will go on trial in early 2014 for
shooting dead his girlfriend.
National Prosecuting Authority
spokesman Medupe Simasiku said the
exact date for the trial has not yet been
set and will likely be decided on Monday,
the double-amputee Olympian s next
appearance in court.
Simasiku declined to comment yes-
terday on South African media reports
that charges will be added relating to
Pistorius allegedly discharging a firearm
recklessly in two other incidents.
But Simasiku said the main charge
on the indictment would "definitely"
be premeditated murder, meaning Pis-
torius faces a life sentence with a min-
imum of 25 years in prison if convicted
on that charge.
Pistorius denies murder. AP
MOSCOW---Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and
Usain Bolt still have three gold medals on
their mind at the world championships.
Fraser-Pryce blasted out of the blocks, heard
Olympic champion Allyson Felix scream and
fall to the track behind her with a torn right
hamstring, and held off Murielle Ahoure of
Ivory Coast and Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria
to take her second gold by winning the 200
Now, the 100 and 200 champion has the
4x100 relay to go to get her first triple at a
major event. Bolt already has three of those
and easily qualified for today s 200 final.
The big clash between Fraser-Pryce and
Felix never materialised. The American was
slow out of the blocks and never made up
ground before she started limping at high
speed and falling to the track.
"I was definitely looking for the fact that
she was behind me. I was a little nervous at
the same time, because I know that she is a
closer of course and she is very strong," Fras-
"I heard when she screamed out but I was
really focused," the Jamaican added. "I decided
I was running that corner and I didn t care
who you were, if you were Usain Bolt behind
me, I couldn t care less. I was running like
my life depended on it."
As Fraser-Pryce celebrated another major
win for Jamaica, Felix had her face contorted
in pain. Minutes later, when the Jamaican
started dancing to Bob Marley s "One Love,"
Felix was carried off the Luzhniki Stadium
track in the arms of her brother Wes.
While Bolt and Fraser-Pryce can still win
more, Mo Farah of Britain finished another
championship with a long-distance double.
The 5,000-10,000 gold medalist from the
London Olympics again proved there is no
match for his finish after a long race, kicking
for home to win the 5,000 after a first gold
on the opening day of the world champi-
Over an exhilarating last lap, Farah held off
Hagos Gebrhiwet of Ethiopia and Isiah Koech
to make him the defining long distance runner
of his age.
"There s not many athletes who have done
that," Farah said. "Only the great Kenenisa
Bekele, who has achieved so many things, and
to be able to achieve what he has achieved is
just an honour."
Bolt s qualifying run in his favorite event
was more complicated than it seemed at first.
After he won the 100 on Sunday, he dropped
a starting block on his foot during practice
and said it was still tender.
"I just dropped it on my foot. It wasn t on
purpose. It was just a mistake," Bolt said. "I
was in training, and I was moving it and
dropped it on my foot."
With only two assured qualification spots
from his heat, the 100 champion switched
into a higher gear at the end of his race when,
unexpectedly, Anaso Jobodwana appeared on
his left shoulder.
Bolt momentarily gritted his teeth but soon
turned them into a grin as he held off the
South African and took first place in his semi-
final heat in 20.12 seconds. He never showed
any unease about his right foot.
"At the last minute when I started slowing
down, I heard South Africa on my inside,"
Bolt said. "I didn t want to lose the race so
I picked up the speed again."
Curtis Mitchell was the top qualifier in 19.97
with a personal best time, but saw all his
American teammates eliminated from the final.
Isiah Young missed it by .03 seconds.
Bolt was joined in the final by Jamaican
teammates Nickel Ashmeade and Warren Weir.
If Bolt wins, he goes into the 4x100 relay
seeking to win three golds at the worlds for
the second time, matching his feat at the last
And after three silver medals on Thursday,
the United States was ready to get in that
golden mood again. And its men s 4x400-
meter relay team responded by defending its
David Verburg, Tony McQuay, Arman Hall
and LaShawn Merritt won the race in 2 min-
utes, 58.71 seconds. Jamaica was second in
2:59.88 and Russia was third in 2:59.90.
The US though fell short in the men s shot
put and long jump.
Favourite Ryan Whiting, the season s top
performer, took silver with a toss of 21.57
meters, losing to David Storl of Germany, who
retained his title with a throw of 21.73.
And despite a big tradition in the long jump,
the US failed to medal. Aleksandr Menkov of
Russia won, beating Ignisious Gaisah of the
Netherlands with a world leading effort.
Russia got off to a great start when Olympic
hammer throw champion Tatyana Lysenko
set a world championship record to retain her
title, edging 2009 gold medalist Anita Wlo-
darczyk of Poland.
In a seesaw competition, Lysenko finally
got the upper hand with a throw of 78.80
meters on her fourth attempt, edging Wlo-
darczyk by a mere 34 centimeters.
In the gold medal standings, both the United
States and Russia had five gold going into the
closing weekend but the Americans had 16
overall, compared to 11 for the host nation.
Off the track, pole vault great Yelena Isin-
bayeva backed off from her comments crit-
The Russian said she "may have been mis-
understood" when she condemned homosex-
uality and criticized Swedish high jumper
Emma Green Tregaro for painting her finger-
nails in the rainbow colors to express support
for gays and lesbians.
"English is not my first language," Isinbayeva
said. "Let me state in the strongest terms that
I am opposed to any discrimination against
Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce celebrates her gold medal in the women's 200-metre final at
the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, yesterday. AP
Pistorius trial to begin early next year
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