Asafa Powell Destroys WR, runs 9.74, then 9.78!

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Some athletes are competitors, some are record busters. At this early time in his career, Asafa Powell leans toward the second. Running in the second heat at Rieti, Italy, with a legal wind of 1.78 ms, Asafa Powell ran 9.74 seconds, the fastest legal time ever in the world for 100 meters. In the final, Powell ran 9.78 seconds for 100 meters. This gives Asafa, less than two weeks after the 100 meter final of the World Champs, where he took to bronze, the world record all by himself......

Juan Carlos Higuero of Spain won the 1,500 meters in 3:34.78, with Jon Rankin of the U.S. taking fifth in 3:35.72, with Kevin Sullivan of Canada in seventh in 3:37.39, and Christopher Lukezic of the U.S. took eighth for 3:37.97. Thomas Longosiwa of Kenya took first 7:32.79, with Jon Riley in 7:57.09, Galen Rupp in tenth in 8:01.90. Reyes Estevez of Spain (who ran a 3:34.50 in 1,500 meters in Germany recently) dnfed as did Adam Goucher.

Irving Saldino of Panama won the long jump in 8.31m. Koji Murofushi of Japan won the hammer in 82.62m, defeating Osaka gold medalist Ivan Tsikhan of Belarus by a small margin in 82.61m.

Lauryn Williams ran 22.76 for 200 meters, taking the race, over Stephanie Durst in 22.87. Janeth Jepkosgei of Kenya does not seem to be able to do anything but win, running a fast 1:56.29, her third 1.56 in two weeks! In the 1,500 meters won by Olga Yegorova of Russia in 4:03.27, Lauren Fleshman too fifth in 4:05.62, with Treniere Clement in sixth in 4:05.68.

In the women's 3,000 meters, Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya, the silver medalist at 5,000 m from Osaka took the 3k in 8>30.25. In third place was Kara Goucher, bronze medalist from the 10k, running a personal best of 8:34.99, with Jennifer Rhines in seventh in 9:02.08. In the 3k steeple, won by Yekaterina Volkova of Russia ran 9:26.80 with Lisa Galaviz of the U.S. in 9:39.03.

In the end, Rieti has been the home of many world records, dating back to one Sebastian Coe, who ran a world record at 1,500 meters in Rieti, Italy. Asafa Powell's world record of 9.74 puts one person on top of the 100 meter men's world record, and he is from Jamaica. Watch for a possible dual between Powell and Tyson Gay next
week in Brussells at the Ivo Van Damme Memorial.

09/09/2007

Rieti 2007
Rieti, 09/09/2007


Men' results

100 Metres - Men Final Wind: +0.0 m/s
Pts
1 Powell , Asafa JAM 9.78 10
2 Frater , Michael JAM 10.03 8
3 Saidy Ndure , Jaysuma NOR 10.10 7
4 Collio , Simone ITA 10.14 6
5 Collins , Kim SKN 10.17 5
6 Spearmon , Wallace USA 10.18 4
7 Burns , Marc TRI 10.20 3
8 Dzingai , Brian ZIM 10.32 2

100 Metres - Men Heats Race 1 Wind: +0.9 m/s

1 Frater , Michael JAM 10.12
2 Collio , Simone ITA 10.16
3 Spearmon , Wallace USA 10.17
4 Dzingai , Brian ZIM 10.26
5 Christian , Brendan ANT 10.32
6 Donati , Roberto ITA 10.60
Anderson , Marvin JAM DNS

100 Metres - Men Heats Race 2 Wind: +1.7 m/s
Pts
1 Powell , Asafa JAM 9.74 6 WR
2 Saidy Ndure , Jaysuma NOR 10.07
3 Collins , Kim SKN 10.14
4 Burns , Marc TRI 10.15
5 Palmer , Hank CAN 10.35
6 Cavallaro , Alessandro ITA 10.39
7 Guazzi , Alessandro ITA 10.55
Thomas , Dwight JAM DNS

400 Metres - Men
Pts
1 Christopher , Tyler CAN 44.94 10
2 Chambers , Ricardo JAM 45.61 8
3 Francique , Alleyne GRN 45.75 7
4 Modibo , Ato TRI 45.94 6
5 Tobin , Robert GBR 46.41 5
6 Barberi , Andrea ITA 46.72 4
7 Gillick , David IRL 46.89 3
8 Galvan , Matteo ITA 47.27 2

800 Metres - Men (Summary)
Pts
1 Ali , Belal Mansoor BRN 1:44.02 10
2 Kamel , Youssef Saad BRN 1:44.11 8
3 Yego , Alfred Kirwa KEN 1:44.50 7
4 Laalou , Amine MAR 1:44.89 6
5 Bogdanov , Dmitriy RUS 1:44.94 5
6 Borzakovskiy , Yuriy RUS 1:45.09 4
7 Olmedo , Manuel ESP 1:45.13 3
8 Rimmer , Michael GBR 1:45.36 2

800 Metres - Men Race 1
Pts
1 Ali , Belal Mansoor BRN 1:44.02 10
2 Kamel , Youssef Saad BRN 1:44.11 8
3 Yego , Alfred Kirwa KEN 1:44.50 7
4 Laalou , Amine MAR 1:44.89 6
5 Bogdanov , Dmitriy RUS 1:44.94 5
6 Borzakovskiy , Yuriy RUS 1:45.09 4
7 Olmedo , Manuel ESP 1:45.13 3
8 Rimmer , Michael GBR 1:45.36 2
9 Milkevics , Dmitrijs LAT 1:45.42
10 Chepkirwok , Abraham UGA 1:46.89
Tangui , Sammy KEN DNF

800 Metres - Men Race 2

1 Koech , Justus KEN 1:45.76
2 Reina , Antonio Manuel ESP 1:46.70
3 Daehlin , Ådne Svahn NOR 1:47.58
4 Bobbato , Maurizio ITA 1:48.20
5 Bromley , Nicholas AUS 1:48.36
6 Campbell , David IRL 1:48.61
7 Riseley , Jeffrey AUS 1:48.65
Longo , Andrea ITA DNF
Litei , John KEN DNF
Robinson , Khadevis USA DNF

1500 Metres - Men
Pts
1 Higuero , Juan Carlos ESP 3:34.78 10
2 Simotwo , Suleiman Kipses KEN 3:35.19 8
3 Obrist , Christian ITA 3:35.32 7
4 Kiptum , Bernard Kiptanui KEN 3:35.37 6
5 Rankin , Jon USA 3:35.72 5
6 Kipchirchir , Alex KEN 3:37.08 4
7 Sullivan , Kevin CAN 3:37.39 3
8 Lukezic , Christopher USA 3:37.97 2
9 Barrios , Juan Luis MEX 3:38.00 1
10 Esteso , Pedro Antonio ESP 3:39.03 1
11 Ennaji El Idrissi , Abdelaziz MAR 3:44.75 1
Fernández , Álvaro ESP DNF
Surum , Samson KEN DNF
Litei , John KEN DNF
Khadar , Samir ALG DNS

3000 Metres - Men
Pts
1 Longosiwa , Thomas Pkemei KEN 7:32.79 10
2 Biwott , Yusuf Kibet KEN 7:33.39 8
3 Soi , Edwin Cheruiyot KEN 7:34.07 7
4 Chebii , Abraham KEN 7:36.74 6
5 Kiptoo , Mark Kosgei KEN 7:38.83 5
6 Kosgei , Shadrack KEN 7:41.51 4
7 Komon , Leonard Patrick KEN 7:42.99 3
8 Alves , Francisco Javier ESP 7:46.26 2
9 Riley , Jonathon USA 7:57.09 1
10 Rupp , Galen USA 8:01.90 1
11 Hierro , Iván ESP 8:28.08 1
12 Nakamura , Yuki JPN 8:39.53 1
Estévez , Reyes ESP DNF
Goucher , Adam USA DNF
Warga , Sahle ETH DNF
Kosgei , Collins KEN DNF
Dobson , Ian USA DNS

400 Metres Hurdles - Men
Pts
1 Plawgo , Marek POL 49.07 10
2 Sánchez , Felix DOM 49.12 8
3 Ferguson , Kenneth USA 49.51 7
4 Carabelli , Gianni ITA 50.22 6
5 Tinsley , Micheal USA 51.08 5
6 Harris , Rickey USA 51.82 4
7 Filipponi , Francesco ITA 54.51 3
Williams , Derrick USA DNF

Pole Vault - Men
Pts
1 Yurchenko , Denys UKR 5.72 10
2 Averbukh , Aleksandr ISR 5.65 8
3 Chiaraviglio , Germán ARG 5.65 7
4 da Silva , Fábio Gomes BRA 5.55 6
Pavlov , Igor RUS NM

Long Jump - Men
Pts Wind
1 Saladino , Irving PAN 8.31 10 +0.1
2 Lukashevych , Olexiy UKR 7.97 8 +1.1
3 Pate , Miguel USA 7.93 7 +0.8
4 Badji , Ndiss Kaba SEN 7.92 6 +0.8
5 Tomlinson , Christopher GBR 7.89 5 +0.0
6 Moffitt , John USA 7.69 4 +0.3

Hammer Throw - Men
Pts
1 Murofushi , Koji JPN 82.62 10
2 Tsikhan , Ivan BLR 82.61 8
3 Devyatovskiy , Vadim BLR 79.59 7
4 Ziólkowski , Szymon POL 77.93 6
5 Konopka , Miloslav SVK 77.44 5
6 Charfreitag , Libor SVK 77.15 4
7 Vizzoni , Nicola ITA 76.01 3


Women' results

100 Metres - Women Wind: +0.4 m/s
Pts
1 McLellan , Sally AUS 11.30 10
2 Durst , Stephanie USA 11.37 8
3 Ferguson-McKenzie , Debbie BAH 11.38 7
4 Simpson , Sherone JAM 11.43 6
5 Allou , Affoué Amandine CIV 11.46 5
6 Ania , Emma GBR 11.46 4
7 Glenn , Brianna USA 11.46 3
8 Pistone , Anita ITA 11.59 2

200 Metres - Women Wind: +1.1 m/s
Pts
1 Williams , Lauryn USA 22.76 10
2 Durst , Stephanie USA 22.87 8
3 Mothersill , Cydonie CAY 22.90 7
4 Hurtis-Houairi , Muriel FRA 22.91 6
5 Ferguson-McKenzie , Debbie BAH 22.92 5
6 Amertil , Christine BAH 23.10 4
7 Maduaka , Joice GBR 23.30 3
8 Rusakova , Natalia RUS 23.67 2

400 Metres - Women
Pts
1 Williams , Shericka JAM 51.08 10
2 Antyukh , Natalya RUS 51.37 8
3 Veshkurova , Tatyana RUS 51.58 7
4 Nazarova , Natalya RUS 51.93 6
5 Lloyd , Shereefa JAM 51.96 5
6 Migunova , Yelena RUS 52.90 4
7 Montsho , Amantle BOT 53.27 3
8 Reina , Daniela ITA 53.37 2

800 Metres - Women (Summary)
Pts
1 Jepkosgei , Janeth KEN 1:56.29 10
2 Usovich , Sviatlana BLR 1:58.68 8
3 Martínez , Mayte ESP 1:59.29 7
4 Cusma Piccione , Elisa ITA 1:59.36 6
5 Cherkasova , Svetlana RUS 1:59.37 5
6 Okoro , Marilyn GBR 2:00.66 4
7 Aït Hammou , Mina MAR 2:00.80 3
8 Lyne , Rebecca GBR 2:01.05 2

800 Metres - Women Race 1
Pts
1 Jepkosgei , Janeth KEN 1:56.29 10
2 Usovich , Sviatlana BLR 1:58.68 8
3 Martínez , Mayte ESP 1:59.29 7
4 Cusma Piccione , Elisa ITA 1:59.36 6
5 Cherkasova , Svetlana RUS 1:59.37 5
6 Kotlyarova , Olga RUS 2:01.55
7 Langerholc , Brigita SLO 2:02.26
8 Guégan , Élodie FRA 2:05.76
Krevsun , Yuliya UKR DNF
Levina , Tatyana RUS DNF

800 Metres - Women Race 2
Pts
1 Okoro , Marilyn GBR 2:00.66 4
2 Aït Hammou , Mina MAR 2:00.80 3
3 Lyne , Rebecca GBR 2:01.05 2
4 Cummins , Diane CAN 2:01.58
5 Setowska-Drick , Ewelina POL 2:01.84
6 Macharia , Faith KEN 2:02.38
7 Clark , Hazel USA 2:02.42
8 Spencer , Sasha USA 2:03.32
9 Artuso , Elisabetta ITA 2:04.33
Paulino , Tina MOZ DNF

1500 Metres - Women
Pts
1 Yegorova , Olga RUS 4:03.27 10
2 Kibiwot , Viola KEN 4:03.63 8
3 Fomenko , Yuliya RUS 4:04.52 7
4 Jamieson , Sarah AUS 4:05.11 6
5 Fleshman , Lauren USA 4:05.62 5
6 Clement , Treniere USA 4:05.68 4
7 Twell , Stephanie GBR 4:06.70 3
8 Lakhouad , Btissam MAR 4:07.69 2
9 Douma-Hussar , Carmen CAN 4:07.87 1
10 Samaria , Agnes NAM 4:08.06 1
11 Wootton , Katrina GBR 4:08.10 1
12 Checa , Dolores ESP 4:09.24 1
13 Wurth-Thomas , Christin USA 4:20.42
Panteleeva , Nataliya RUS DNF
Macharia , Faith KEN DNF

3000 Metres - Women
Pts
1 Cheruiyot , Vivian KEN 8:30.25 10
2 Cherono , Priscah Jepleting KEN 8:30.70 8
3 Goucher , Kara USA 8:34.99 7
4 Smith , Kimberley NZL 8:35.92 6
5 Masai , Linet Chepkwemoi KEN 8:38.97 5
6 Kibet , Sylvia Jebiwott KEN 8:55.95 4
7 Rhines , Jennifer USA 9:02.08 3
8 Papp , Krisztina HUN 9:09.78 2
Komyagina , Olga RUS DNF

3000 Metres Steeplechase - Women
Pts
1 Volkova , Yekaterina RUS 9:26.80 10
2 Casandra , Cristina ROM 9:30.39 8
3 McGettigan , Roisin IRL 9:37.94 7
4 Galaviz , Lisa USA 9:39.03 6
5 Dean , Hattie GBR 9:40.64 5
6 Clitheroe , Helen GBR 9:44.38 4
7 Dejaeghere , Veerle BEL 9:47.47 3
8 Hyman , Mardrea JAM 10:13.63 2
9 Hinds , Korene JAM 10:19.51 1
Fuentes-Pila , Zulema ESP DNF
Samitova-Galkina , Gulnara RUS DNF
Shalamanova , Dobrinka BUL DNF
Sidorchenkova , Yelena RUS DNF

400 Metres Hurdles - Women
Pts
1 Jesien , Anna POL 54.78 10
2 Danvers-Smith , Tasha GBR 55.03 8
3 Pechenkina , Yuliya RUS 55.31 7
4 Ivanova , Natalya RUS 55.39 6
5 Walker , Melaine JAM 55.49 5
6 Isakova , Yevgeniya RUS 55.88 4
7 Johnson , Sheena USA 56.85 3
8 Ceccarelli , Benedetta ITA 57.02 2

High Jump - Women
Pts
1 Chicherova , Anna RUS 1.98 10
2 Di Martino , Antonietta ITA 1.95 8
3 Györffy , Dóra HUN 1.89 7
4 Gronau , Karolina POL 1.80 6
5 Meuti , Elena ITA 1.80 5

Triple Jump - Women
Pts Wind
1 Savigne , Yargelis CUB 14.92 10 +0.7
2 Lebedeva , Tatyana RUS 14.75 8 +0.5
3 Pyatykh , Anna RUS 14.71 7 +1.9
4 Martínez , Magdelín ITA 14.70 6 +2.0
5 Saladuha , Olha UKR 14.49 5 +2.3
6 Costa , Keila BRA 14.45 4 +2.2
7 Castrejana , Carlota ESP 13.98 3 +2.3
8 La Mantia , Simona ITA 13.27 2 +2.5


Important links:
Rieti Meeting official website: http://www.rietimeeting.com/
IAAF.org : http://www.iaaf.org
American Track & Field magazine: http://www.american-trackandfield.com
Digital issue of ATF: http://www.flipseekllc.com/ATFguide.html

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