Fabiana Murer clears 4.75m, world leader, by Alfons Juck, Note by Larry Eder

Fabiana Murer, 2010 World Indoor Champs, Doha, photo by PhotoRun.net.

Last February, Fabiana Murer won the pole vault at the AVIVA International GP,
in Birmingham,England. Less than a month later, Fabiana Murer won the World
Indoor Champs pole vault, inmDoha, Qatar. Her victory there over Yelena Isinbayeva
opened many eyes. Yesterday's world leader, by Fabiana Murer, where she cleared 4.75m
in front of her home crowd, is a hint of things to come this season from Ms. Murer.....


RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA): The 26th Grande Premio Brasil Caixa de Atletismo was highlighted by the outdoor debut of world indoor pole vault champion Fabiana Murer. She convincingly won the pole vault with world leading 475. Also starting his outdoor season was world indoor 60m champion Dwain Chambers who clocked in the 100 m 10.11, but was beaten by Mike Rodgers who achieved 10.06. British world champion Phillips Idowu brought home a win and debuted into the season with excellent 17.48, second Alexis Copello got 17.31. Brazilian Kleberson Davide won the 800m in 1:44.71, Xavier Carter managed 20.55 in the 200m, but home Andre Nilson was faster (20.41,-0.4). The women's 100m and 200m both was won by Jamaican Sheri-Ann Brooks in 11.30 and 22.72. Brazilian home victory for Keila Costa in the long jump with 668. The women's hammer throw was easily won by Darya Pchelnik in 73.01 (meet record) while the men's hammer throw was won by Dilshod Nazarov from Tajikistan in 77.38. Both part of IAAF World Hammer Challenge. US Justin Gaymon posted 49.34 in the 400 m hurdles and Kenyan Abraham Chebii clocked 13:17.64 5000 m meet record. The event was held in the morning in 24 degrees and 70 percent humidity.



SHANGHAI (CHN, May 23): The second IAAF Diamond League meeting was highlighted by seven world leading performances and five meeting records, from which one marked the Diamond League debut of Usain Bolt. The double world record holder stormed to a 19.76 victory in the 200m in chilly weather and head-wind. Impressive run also from David Oliver who improved on his own world leading mark with 12.99 in the 110H, the time is another meeting record. The 5000m for women was marked by a fast 14:30.96 world leading and meeting record time from surprise winner Ethiopian Sentayehu Ejigu.  There was also a world leading and meeting record mark for Nadezhda Ostapchuk who won the shot put in 20.70 over Valerie Villi who managed 19.72. Also a world leading mark and a new meeting record was achieved by Lashinda Demus who ran 53.34 in the 400m hurdles. Also triple winner Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan registered top mark of 2010 with 14.89. In women steeple top mark of the year by Kenyan Gladys Kipkemoi who clocked a time of 9:16.82 in the 3000m steeplechase and by Kenyan Augustine Choge who won the 1500m in 3:32.20. Carmelita Jeter win 100 m over world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser (11.29) in 11.09. Australian Fabrice Lapierre leads the Diamond League ranking after his 830 win in the long jump. Malte Mohr took home the pole vault in 570, Andreas Thorkildsen won in the javelin with 86.11. Jeremy Wariner also won his event in 45.41 for the 400m. Five events have been held for the first time in short history of the meet and so marked inaugural meet records (men discus, pole vault, javelin and women triple with steeple).



TUCSON (USA, May 22): Cory Martin surprised with world leading and personal best in shot put 22.10 at Throwing Meet in Arizona. In excellent contest  second Ryan Whiting achieved 21.63 and third Russ Winger 21.25. Kara Patterson had 61.75 in javelin, Brittney Henry 71.27 in hammer. AG Kruger registered 77.35 in men´s hammer. 31-years old Gia Lewis-Smallwood improved to 62.75 discus win over Becky Breisch (62.00).


LEMAITRE 10.03, TAMGHO 17.63

FRANCONVILLE (FRA, May 23): In the French Interclubs final excellent European lead and lifetime best of Christophe Lemaitre with 10.03 (+0.6) in the 100 m. World indoor champion Teddy Tamgho leaped in fourth attempt to world leading 17.63 (+1.7) in triple jump. Salim Sdiri jumped 786 (+2.4) and 783 (-0.4) and Dimitri Bascou won the 110 m hurdles (13.49, +2.0).







MOSCOW (RUS, May 23): On the third and final day of the European Youth Olympic trials in Moscow Russian Mariya Kuchina won the high jump clearing 190, Italian Alessia Trost got second with 184. Krzysztof Brzozowski from Poland convincingly won the shot put with 21.91 (5 kg). The women's 100 m hurdles was taken by Russian Yekaterina Bleskina in 13.34. Italian Anna Bongiorni was the only athlete to break 24 seconds in the 200m with her time of 23.99 while Swedish Melker Svard Jacobsson was the only athlete to jump over five meters in the pole vault. Romanian Denisa Bianca Razor won the gold in the 400m with 52.69.


VENISSIEUX (FRA, May 23): In another clubs competition Yves Niare achieved 20.26 in the shot put.


LOUGHBOROUGH (GBR, May 23): James Dasalou in his first race since Berlin Golden League last June clocked here 10.06 (+2.5). World finalist Williams Sharman returned from injury with 13.60 (+1.4) hurdles win. World youth star Jodie Williams improved over 200 m to european leading 22.79 (+2.0), she is still only 16 years old. World champion Jessica Ennis showed excellent shape with 12.86 (+2.3) hurdles and 193 win in high jump. Eilidh Child posted 55.84 in the 400 m hurdles. Jack Meredith got UK 110 m hurdles junior record (junior height) 13.36 (+0.9).


BANGALORE (IND, May 23): Kenyan Titus Mbishei posted a personal best 27:54, but missed the course record by just 3 seconds, to win the men´s 10 km. Second Moses Kipsiro of Uganda (28:08) and third Feyisa Lelisa (28:23) ahead of Deriba Merga (28:32). Ethiopian Ayalew Wude Yimer delivered a stunner in women's race and won in 31:58 ahead of Aselefech Mergia (32:00) and Kenyan Grace Momanyi (32:05). Hilde Kibet of Netherlands was 6th (32:22). Turkish Elvan Abeylegessie, the double silver medalist at the Beijing Olympics, did the front running, but at the end finished 11th (33:28). Both the winners took home a prize purse of USD 21,000 each.


NAIROBI (KEN, May 23): Just 40 days after setting one of the world's fastest times on the road, Rotterdam Marathon silver medallist Geoffrey Kiprono Mutai added another feather to his cap on Sunday by winning the second edition of the Sotokoto Safari Half Marathon race in Nairobi. His wining time was 1:07:55. The women's race went to Mutai's team mate, Helah Chelegat (1:17:52), a mother one and current the Poznan half marathon champion. Writes The Nation. The winners took home Sh1.2 million each, which makes the race one of the richest half marathons in Africa.


EAGLE ROCK (USA, May 22): Fast distances at Oxy Meet. Leonel Manzano clocked 3:36.74 to win the 1500 m. Alice Schmidt got 2:01.68 in the 800 m, but Treniere Clement was faster in another race (2:01.33). Canadian Nicole Edwards won the 1500 m in 4:06.34 ahead of Briton Jemma Simpson who clocked PB 4:06.39. Third long distance runner Shalane Flanagan achieved 4:10.24.


BERNHAUSEN (GER, May 23): Rico Freimuth scored 7826 points to win the decathlon here.


FRANKISCH-CRUMBACH (GER, May 23): 2007 world champion Betty Heidler is in excellent shape and won the hammer meet with 75.30 ahead of Kathrin Klaas (72.76). Sergey Litvinov was the best in men competition (77.38).


SLOVENSKA BISTRICA (SLO, May 23): Slovenian Grand Prix circuit started with good shot put. Serbian Asmira Kolasinac achieved 20.06 with Bosnian Hamza Alic the same mark (20.06). Croatian Jurica Grabusic posted windy 13.56 (+2.7) over 110 m hurdles.


HUTCHINSON (USA, May 22): At JUCO Championships windy sprints. Fred Rose clocked 9.96 (+7.0) and 20.47 (+4.7). Jamaican Jura Levy got 11.15 (+5.9) and 22.95 (+3.4). Grenada´s Rondell Bartholomew won the 400 m (45.53).


SINGAPORE (SIN, May 22): During first day of Asian Youth Olympic Trials Japanese Keisuke Homma won the 200 m in 21.23 (0.0). Qatari Hamza Driouch was the best in the 1000 m (2:22.97). Chinese Li Meng won the shot put (5 kg) tossing to 21.90.


POZNAN (POL, May 22): New national junior record at 100 m for Grzegorz Zimniewicz with 10.42 (+1.7).







LOS CABOS (MEX): The 1500 m of Juan Luis Barrios 3:38.66 was not national record, but championships record.


MOSCOW (RUS): : World Youth all-time best during second day of European Youth Olympic Games Trials. Swedish Angelica Bengtsson who cleared 442 and 447 (not 446) in girls pole vault.

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