Tyson Gay, US Oly Trials, July 2008, photo by PhotoRun.net.
Tyson Gay has not raced since his 19.41 run over the 200 meter straight. Our sources tell us that Tyson is having some tightness issues, and do not be surprised if he does not race until the beginning of August. Hopefully, the big three will be ready for some serious racing in August. I would love to see a healthy Tyson Gay, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell race this summer. We shall see....
Biggest revelation at the adidas Grand Prix was Jessica Ennis. Very down to earth, with a great support team, including her boyfriend and coach, Jessica spent much of her time touring the Big Apple. We will be interviewing both Jessica's and Hyleas Fountains coaches over the next couple of weeks!
Looking forward to seeing many of you at the USATF Outdoor Champs, in Des Moines, Iowa, June 23-27, 2010.
GREAT 100 M FOR ZNAMENSKY
ZHUKOVSKIY (RUS): Znamensky Memorial the next IAAF World Challenge meet (June 26) announced very good men´s 100 m line-up. At Meteor Stadium US Champion 2009 Mike Rodgers will compete against Jamaicans Michael Frater and Steve Mullings, organisers are announcing. Also in the field European junior record holder at 200 m Ramil Guliyev of Azerbaijan and fastest Austrian Ryan Moseley. One of the fastest current Russians Andrey Yepishin is also planning to compete.
GAY NOT ENTERED TO US CHAMPS
NEW YORK (USA): US 100 m record holder Tyson Gay is still not ready to compete. He is also not entered (currently) for the US Championships which will be held end of June in Des Moines. Being guest at adidas New York Grand Prix meet he said for IAAF about the current false start rule. „Yes, I did say to the media that I think the new false start rule doesn't make any sense. I understand that people say it is better for television but I don't think the people who made this decision understand what sprinters go through when they get into those blocks. If it is not changed, it will hurt our sport. What happened in Rome with Shelly Ann Fraser is not good for anyone and I promise you, this won't be the last time this happens to a star athlete. Sprinters are human...blocks are different, sounds are different and starters are different at some meets. It is crazy to think that sprinters can deal with these changes and never make even a minor mistake," said Gay.
VLASIC NEW LEADER
BUDAPEST (HUN): British star Jessica Ennis was the new number one female athlete according to the current All-Athletics.com Women's Overall World Ranking only for one week. She did not gain new points, but Sanya Richards-Ross who was the leader before Ennis lost points as she is currently not competing and is third. In the latest edition Blanka Vlašic took over the lead from Ennis. Asafa Powell overtook Tyson Gay both in the Men's Overall Ranking and in the 100m. There are three new event leaders compared to last week: Piotr Malachowski in discus, Lashinda Demus in 400 m hurdles and Barbora Spotakova in javelin. In the combined events meeting rankings Gotzis Hypomeeting leads with 10 372 points, but new second placed event is TNT-Fortuna meeting in Kladno with 9738. Find out more at www.all-athletics.com.
CARACAS (VEN): The Venezuelan Athletics Federation has informed the IAAF of the sudden death of its President, Dr. Nelson Augusto Rodriguez Freites on 13 June 2010 in Caracas, Venezuela. Nelson Augusto Rodriguez Freites, 63 years old, was an honourable lawyer, coach and sports leader, and notably also the Vice-President of CONSUDATLE, the IAAF Area Association for South America. Informs IAAF.
MOSCOW (RUS): Slovak triple jump record holder Dmitrij Valukevic is a proud father. The world finalist and his girl-friend Viktoriya Gurova (also a triple jumper and European Indoor Champion 2005) are celebrating the birth of son Georgiy (3,6 kg and 52 cm). The couple plans to marry this September.
JEKABPILS (LAT, Jun 17): At 16th edition of javelin meet Vadim Vasilevskis achieved 82.94 and Madara Palameika 62.02 in women competition.
AVELLINO (ITA, Jun 16): Fabio Cerutti sprinted to 10.22 (+0.5) at 100 m during the 24th international meeting in Avellino. 25-years old Stefano Tremigliozzi is the latest 8 meters club member with 801 (+0.7) improvement in long jump.
TRAFFORD (GBR, Jun 15): Berlin silver medalist Lisa Dobriskey clocked in her first summer 1500 m race 4:14.11 in a mixed race with men.