Weltklasse in Zurich, Switzerland

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Weltklasse is the first meet after the World Championships. It is obvious that many athletes have already called their seasons or are still recovering. This is the kind of meet where athletes who did not have good World Champs start to shine, however, there were some breakers of that rule.

07/09/2007

Francis Obikwelu won the 100 meters here in a race devoid of any of the Osaka sprint medalists. Xavier Carter, recovered from the muscle spasms at the AT&T Outdoor championships and ran a very nice 19.92 to defeat Osaka silver medalist Usain Bolt. In a slowish 1,500 meters, featuring all Osaka finishers, but the medalists, Mehdi Baala of France won in 3:38.62, with Alan Webb in seventh.

Probably the best performance on the men's side was Bernard Lagat, who won the 3,000 meters over a good field. Matt Tegankamp was eighth in 7:54.

On the women's side, Christine Arron of France overcame a fast start by Torri Edwards to win in 11.17.

Sanya Richards ran 49.36, winning by over 1.5 seconds to take the 400 meters and join Yelena Isinbayeva in the hunt for $1 million in gold. Susana Kallur of Sweden dusted a great hudle field and Vlasic Blanka of Croatia continued her winning ways in the high jump.

Next meet on the circuiti is the Ivo Van Damme Meeting, where Kenenisa Bekele told me in an interview at Osaka he was going for the world 10k record and hoped to hit 5k in 13:05! Some running!

Weltklasse Zürich
Zürich, 07/09/2007


Men' results

100 Metres - Men Wind: +0.1 m/s
Pts
1 Obikwelu , Francis POR 10.17 20
2 Saidy Ndure , Jaysuma NOR 10.20 16
3 Devonish , Marlon GBR 10.20 14
4 Fasuba , Olusoji A. NGR 10.20 12
5 Dixon , Leroy USA 10.23 10
6 Burns , Marc TRI 10.36 8
7 Osovnikar , Matic SLO 10.40 6
8 Pickering , Craig GBR 10.58 4
9 Lewis-Francis , Mark GBR 10.60

200 Metres - Men Wind: +0.2 m/s
Pts
1 Carter , Xavier USA 19.92 20
2 Bolt , Usain JAM 20.19 16
3 Wissman , Johan SWE 20.47 14
4 Johnson , Joshua J. USA 20.49 12
5 Martin , Rodney USA 20.53 10
6 Anderson , Marvin JAM 20.55 8
7 Williams , Christopher JAM 20.75 6
8 Jedrusinski , Marcin POL 20.98 4

1500 Metres - Men
Pts
1 Baala , Mehdi FRA 3:38.62 20
2 Boukensa , Tarek ALG 3:38.84 16
3 Komen , Daniel Kipchirchir KEN 3:38.96 14
4 Zerguelaine , Antar ALG 3:39.18 12
5 Kiprop , Asbel KEN 3:39.31 10
6 Obrist , Christian ITA 3:39.50 8
7 Webb , Alan USA 3:39.69 6
8 Kipchirchir , Alex KEN 3:39.84 4
9 Ali , Belal Mansoor BRN 3:40.21 3
10 Simotwo , Suleiman Kipses KEN 3:40.52 3
11 Baddeley , Andrew GBR 3:40.75 3
12 Casado , Arturo ESP 3:44.38 3

3000 Metres - Men
Pts
1 Lagat , Bernard USA 7:38.77 20
2 Soi , Edwin Cheruiyot KEN 7:39.02 16
3 Kipsiro , Moses Ndiema UGA 7:39.69 14
4 Ebuya , Joseph KEN 7:41.05 12
5 Farah , Mohammed GBR 7:41.86 10
6 Bekele , Tariku ETH 7:42.35 8
7 Longosiwa , Thomas Pkemei KEN 7:43.69 6
8 Tegenkamp , Matthew USA 7:54.44 4
9 Cheruiyot , Jonas KEN 8:04.99 3
10 Cherkos , Abraham ETH 8:09.70 3

110 Metres Hurdles - Men Wind: -0.2 m/s
Pts
1 Robles , Dayron CUB 13.15 20
2 Trammell , Terrence USA 13.22 16
3 Johnson , Allen USA 13.23 14
4 Moore , Anwar USA 13.24 12
5 Wilson , Ryan USA 13.33 10
6 Oliver , David USA 13.37 8
7 Payne , David USA 13.39 6
8 Merritt , Aries USA 13.42 4
9 Kundert , Andreas SUI 13.61

Pole Vault - Men
Pts
1 Pavlov , Igor RUS 5.75 20
2 Otto , Björn GER 5.75 16
3 Lukyanenko , Yevgeniy RUS 5.75 14
4 Walker , Brad USA 5.65 12
5 Lobinger , Tim GER 5.65 10
6 Ecker , Danny GER 5.50 8
Hartwig , Jeff USA NM
Hooker , Steven AUS NM

Triple Jump - Men
Pts Wind
1 Davis , Walter USA 17.20 20 +1.4
2 Évora , Nelson POR 17.18 16 +1.0
3 Wilson , Aarik USA 17.11 14 +0.1
4 Gregório , Jadel BRA 16.86 12 +0.5
5 Petrenko , Aleksandr RUS 16.79 10 +0.4
6 Valukevic , Dmitrij SVK 16.60 8 +0.4
7 Martínez , Alexander SUI 16.59 6 +0.8
8 Savolaynen , Mykola UKR 16.40 4 +0.8

Javelin Throw - Men
Pts
1 Thorkildsen , Andreas NOR 89.51 20
2 Pitkämäki , Tero FIN 87.44 16
3 Greer , Breaux USA 83.15 14
4 Arvidsson , Magnus SWE 82.47 12
5 Ivanov , Aleksandr RUS 81.00 10
6 Janik , Igor POL 80.09 8
7 Vasilevskis , Vadims LAT 78.20 6
8 Loretz , Felix SUI 75.62 4
9 Müller , Stefan SUI 70.52


Women' results

100 Metres - Women Wind: -0.1 m/s
Pts
1 Arron , Christine FRA 11.17 20
2 Edwards , Torri USA 11.22 16
3 Jeter , Carmelita USA 11.24 14
4 Gevaert , Kim BEL 11.26 12
5 Naimova , Tezzhan BUL 11.30 10
6 Barber , Me'Lisa USA 11.32 8
7 Williams , Lauryn USA 11.34 6
8 Turner , Laura GBR 11.59 4
9 Polyakova , Yevgeniya RUS 11.64

400 Metres - Women
Pts
1 Richards , Sanya USA 49.36 20
2 Williams , Novlene JAM 50.85 16
3 Thiam , Amy Mbacke SEN 50.95 14
4 Ohuruogu , Christine GBR 51.32 12
5 Usovich , Ilona BLR 51.45 10
6 Wineberg , Mary USA 51.53 8
7 Antyukh , Natalya RUS 51.94 6
8 Cuddihy , Joanne IRL 52.44 4

800 Metres - Women
Pts
1 Jepkosgei , Janeth KEN 1:59.03 20
2 Martínez , Mayte ESP 2:00.42 16
3 Cusma Piccione , Elisa ITA 2:00.50 14
4 Langerholc , Brigita SLO 2:00.70 12
5 Cummins , Diane CAN 2:00.90 10
6 Kotlyarova , Olga RUS 2:00.99 8
7 Simpson , Jemma GBR 2:01.17 6
8 Cherkasova , Svetlana RUS 2:01.43 4
9 Klyuka , Svetlana RUS 2:02.08

1500 Metres - Women
Pts
1 Jamal , Maryam Yusuf BRN 4:06.32 20
2 Soboleva , Yelena RUS 4:07.66 16
3 Yegorova , Olga RUS 4:08.10 14
4 Kibiwot , Viola KEN 4:08.96 12
5 Fomenko , Yuliya RUS 4:09.97 10
6 Flanagan , Shalane USA 4:10.86 8
7 Panteleeva , Nataliya RUS 4:11.37 6
8 Yordanova , Daniela BUL 4:11.86 4
9 Samaria , Agnes NAM 4:12.30 3
10 Stellingwerff , Hilary CAN 4:12.83 3
11 Lishchynska , Iryna UKR 4:14.70 3
12 Chojecka , Lidia POL 4:19.19 3
13 Culpepper , Shayne USA 4:19.40

100 Metres Hurdles - Women Wind: -0.2 m/s
Pts
1 Kallur , Susanna SWE 12.66 20
2 Ennis-London , Delloreen JAM 12.68 16
3 Perry , Michelle USA 12.68 14
4 Felicien , Perdita CAN 12.71 12
5 Jones , LoLo USA 12.81 10
6 McLellan , Sally AUS 12.86 8
7 Whyte , Angela CAN 12.89 6
8 Onyia , Josephine ESP 12.96 4
9 Dixon , Vonette JAM 12.98

High Jump - Women
Pts
1 Vlašic , Blanka CRO 2.04 20
2 Slesarenko , Yelena RUS 2.01 16
3 Savchenko , Yekaterina RUS 1.98 14
4 Palamar , Vita UKR 1.90 8
4 Beitia , Ruth ESP 1.90 8
4 Bergqvist , Kajsa SWE 1.90 8
4 Chicherova , Anna RUS 1.90 8
4 Di Martino , Antonietta ITA 1.90 8
9 Green , Emma SWE 1.90

Pole Vault - Women
Pts
1 Isinbaeva , Yelena RUS 4.80 20
2 Feofanova , Svetlana RUS 4.75 16
3 Golubchikova , Yuliya RUS 4.65 13
3 Pyrek , Monika POL 4.65 13
5 Polnova , Tatyana RUS 4.65 10
6 Badurov√° , Katerina CZE 4.55 8
7 Murer , Fabiana BRA 4.55 6
8 Boslak , Vanessa FRA 4.40 4

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