Berlin 09 News, by Alfons Juck

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World Champs 2009, photo by PhotoRun.net.

EME NEWS (AUG 15, 2009)

BERLIN FIRST DAY

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Christian Cantwell: “I m not going to end my career in 2012, I want to compete in Chicago 2016 that is only five hours drive from Missouri where I live.”

RESULT OF THE DAY

Christian Cantwell fifth attempt 22.03, new world lead, third best ever at the World Championships.

SURPRISE OF THE DAY

Trinidad junior Jehua Gordon improving from 49.45 to 48.66 at 400 m hurdles, advancing and clocking senior national record and fifth best ever by a junior (and he is still eligible for Moncton 2010).

FAVORITE FALLS

Not advancing from heats or qualifications title defender Yekaterina Volkova at 3000 m steeple, Olympic winner Angelo Taylor at 400 m hurdles, 100 m silver medalist from Osaka Derrick Atkins and world leader Nadezhda Alekhina in triple jump. Meseret Defar fifth in the 10 000 m in her third race at the distance.

WINNERS DESCRIPTION

20 km walk: Valeriy Borchin only 23 and already having both major titles olympic and world gold coming from Saransk walking school of coach Chegin. Gets greetings from Russian President Medvedev.

10 000 m: Linet Masai beat Ethiopians at world stage for first time since Sally Barsosio in 1997. In Olympics Kenyan women did not win a medal yet at this distance.

Shot Put: Christian Cantwell is the third US champion in a row after Nelson in Helsinki and Hoffa in Osaka.

OTHER INTEREST

The 20.04 in shot put by Al-Habshi is the best non qualifiying mark ever in the event. We are still waiting for the first sub 10 in 100 m heats of Worlds or Olympics. Maximum nine athletes qualified from last and fourth heat of men´s 1500 m. Dwain Chambers equalled Christophe Lemaitre´s European lead 2009 and in following race Lemaitre false started. Lemaitre took from Chambers the European junior record earlier in the year. No former senior world medalist competes in heptathlon. Men´s B group hammer qualifiyng started with 45 minutes delay. Galkina-Samitova just missed the fastest women steeple heat time 9:15.17 from Beijing Games. Yelena Isinbayeva waited after warm-up two hours for her first jump.

Bolt in Beijing heats: 10.20 - quarters 9.92

Bolt in Berlin: 10.20 – 10.03

Gay in Osaka: 10.19 – 10.06

Gay in Berlin: 10.16 – 9.98

PICKS SITUATION

Leichtathletik: 2 (Borchin, Cantwell)

Track and Field News: 1 (Borchin)

Universal Sports: 1 (Borchin)

Peter Matthews: 1 (Borchin)

Mark Butler: 0

AGENT MEDALS:

Ricky Simms 1-0-0,

Aleks Porkhomovskiy 1-0-0

John Nubani 1-0-0

Jos Hermens 0-1-0

Czeslaw Zapala 0-1-0

Jian Colin Fei 0-1-0

Federico Rosa 0-0-1

Alberto Armas 0-0-1

Kerstin Pohlers 0-0-1



INJURY DEPARTMENT

Steve Hooker: Still hopes to compete in pole vault despite his latest injury.

Tirunesh Dibaba: Chances are still existing she will compete at 5000 m.

Sileshi Sihine: Dibaba’s husband since last year has pulled out of the men’s 10,000 with a hamstring injury.

Tatyana Lebedeva: Only on Saturday morning decided to compete because of injured back from Stockholm meeting.

Francoise Mbango: The Beijing winner did not compete in triple qualification making the list of non competing Olympic winners to number nine.

OTHER NEWS

NEW YORK (USA): Paula Radcliffe intends jetting off directly to Berlin for the World Championships if proving her fitness at the New York City Marathon on Sunday.
The world record holder is determined to attempt to regain her World Championsips marathon title with a solid preparationj outing in the Big Apple and then arrive in Germany as a strong contender for a second gold medal.(Edit note: Radcliffe won
the NYC half marathon and is heading to Berlin).


LONDON (GBR): Britain's athletes want to be financially rewarded by the Government for any medals that they win at the London 2012 Olympics. The survey, which has been carried out by the British Athletes Commission (BAC) after every Olympics since the Barcelona Games in 1992, has discovered that 87 per cent of athletes think that if they make it to the podium at London than they should receive a cash bonus. Informs insidethegames.com.

LONDON (GBR) : The marathons at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics will be organized by the team behind the world's most successful, prestigious and richest road race in a deal that will save organisers £1 million. The London Marathon will provide personnel and equipment at no cost to 2012 officials to ensure that the 26.2 mile courses are the best designed in the world in terms of the route, athletes’ needs and in providing a visually stunning backdrop of the city. It has grown from an event where 6,255 finished the race in the first year to one in which nearly 35,000 annually compete.

BERLIN (GER): Sergey Bubka´s and Sebastian Coe's chances of becoming President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in 2011 could be ended if Lamine Diack decides to stand again, even though he would be 78 by then. Coe, the chairman of London 2012, had been expected to stand if Diack kept his promise to step down when his current four-year term ended. The same view comes from Bubka, the multiple pole vault record holder. Diack's departure was expected to spark an election involving Coe, Ukraine's world pole vault record holder Sergey Bubka and possibly Nawal El Moutawakel, the 1984 Olympic 400 metres hurdles champion who is now a senior and influential member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Diack told insidethegames: "It's possible [I will stay] if I'm in good shape. Many people are asking me to do that, depending on my health."

KINGSTON (JAM): The five Jamaican athletes who submitted positive drug tests at their national championships in June will see their cases reviewed by an independent commission early next week. Yohan Blake, Marvin Anderson, Allodin Fothergill and Lansford Spence were all cleared by a disciplinary committee of Jamaica's Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), while Sheri-Ann Brooks had her case thrown out after a procedural error. A decision was expected to be announced in Berlin by the International Association of Athletics Federations after studying case papers passed to them by Jamaica's Amateur Athletics Association. If the IAAF legal and anti-doping experts had disagreed with the findings of the disciplinary committee, the matter would have been sent to the Court for Arbitration in Sport for a final adjudication. A JAAA official confirmed this was the appropriate action to be taken, and said all five athletes will remain in their homeland until the independent commission announces its decision.

BERLIN (GER): Birmingham will be the base for Jamaican Team before London Olympics 2012.


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