Asafa Powells Clocks 9.96 for 100 meters, EME News by Alfons Juck, Notes by Larry Eder

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Asafa Powell ran 9.96 in the rain today at the Trinidad National Championships in Port of Spain, Trinidad...

EME NEWS (JUNE 21, 2008) UPDATE

Powell clocked 9.96

PORT OF SPAIN (TRI, June 21): Jamaican sprinting star and former world record holder Asafa Powell is back. At Trinidad National Championships he clocked in the semifinals as guest his fastest of the year 9.96 in rain. NCAA Champion Richard Thompson was second (10.11). In the other semifinal Darrel Brown got 10.23 and Mark Burns 10.26. Powell was not entitled to advance into the finals.

Mazuryk wins inaugural edition

KIYIV (UKR, June 21): World Junior Champion 2002 Maksim Mazuryk won the inaugural Pole Vault Stars outdoor meeting at central square in Kiyiv organised by Sergey Bubka. He cleared 570 in first attempt and that was enough to win. He afterwards missed three times his new best 585 cm. Denys Yurchenko was second with 560. Two ties followed at 550. First Russian Viktor Chistyakov with another Ukranian Oleksandr Korchmyd and second for Russian Pavel Gerasimov and French Jerome Clavier. Before the event was raining, but during the competition it stopped, but head-wind was bothering the athletes before good crowds.

Chicherova 197 cm

MOSCOW (RUS, June 21): Former European Indoor Champion Anna Chicherova jumped at first day of Moscow City Championships good 197 cm. Behind her Viktoriya Klyugina and Yekaterina Savchenko cleared 195 cm. Olga Ivanova achieved 18.53 in the shot put, the same result for Irina Khudorozhkina. Vladimir Malyavin got good 805 cm in Long Jump. Olympic 800 m champion Yuriy Borzakovskiy tested his speed with 46.24 win at 400 m. In 2002 he was last time faster with 45.91.

Oeser and Schrader overnight leaders

RATINGEN (GER, June 21): After the first day at the International Combined Events meeting in Ratingen (part of IAAF Challenge) it looks like Lilli Schwarzkopf is in the best position as she always has a stronger second day. In third position with 3706 points she is 167 points ahead of her result from Gotzis and might make a new PB tomorrow. Jennifer Oeser is leading with 3771 points in front of Sonja Kesselschlaeger (3744 points), fourth is Julia Mächtig with 3702 points.

In the men's decathlon, Michael Schrader is leading surprisingly with 4272 points. Former Indoors World champion Andre Niklaus is only sixth with 4163 points, but his form improved since Gotzis and he can count on the pole vault tomorrow, his strong event, to possibly attack the first place in the end. Bad luck for Pascal Behrenbruch - best German so far before Ratingen: He is out of the competition because of an injury at his ankle. Third is Jacob Minah (4213 points), fourth placer Arthur Abele with 4185 points and Norman Mueller, sixth with 4185 points. Cuba's shooting star Leonel Suarez is second so far with 4243 points.

Reese turns pro

BALTIMORE (USA): Two-Time NCAA Long Jump Champion Brittany Reese of the University of Mississippi and current world leader has signed on to join World Express Athletic Management. At only 21 years old, Reese can be considered a possible Olympic Games medalist.

Budd-Pieterse to US

BLOEMFONTEIN (RSA): Former 5000 m world record holder Zola Budd-Pieterse is to move to the United States with her family to run competitively as a master. Pieterse, who received a 2 year work permit will leave South Africa at the end of July, informs Sapa.

OTHER RESULTS

INGOLSTADT (GER, June 21): Germany's Alexander Straub cleared 570 cm for the second time at meeting in Ingolstadt. Tim Lobinger came second with 560 ahead of Lars Borgeling and Hendrik Gruber with 550.

LÓDZ (POL, June 20): At Szumlewski Memorial meeting Krzsyztof Jablonski clocked new 100 m best 10.37 (+0.2). Artur Noga achieved solid 13.77 (+0.1) at 110 m Hurdles and was even faster in the heats (13.68, +0.2).

VANCOUVER (CAN, June 20): Kenyan Haron Lagat claimed a 20,000 USD dollar purse for winning an uphill mile race organised by Chip Wilson, the founder and chairman of yoga-wear giant Lululemon. Lagat finished the race in 4:43.7, four seconds ahead second place finisher Michael Kerrigan(4:48.0)

MANNHEIM (GER, June 21): At traditional international junior meeting two high quality marks by home juniors. 17 years old Niklas Zender clocked 46.18 at 400 m. Ann-Katrin Schwarz went over 425 cm in Pole Vault.

ROSTOCK (GER, June 21): Best German high jumper Eike Onnen is back in shape. At regional championships he went over 231 cm.

SCHONAU (GER, June 21): Kathrin Klaas achieved here olympic norm 70.39 m in hammer. Carolin Hingst jumped 450, the same height for the second Martina Strutz. Willi Mathiszik nearly clocked his PB at 110 m Hurdles with 13.56 (has 13.54 from Kassel meeting this year).

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