European Champs, Day 3, Morning Session, July 29, by Alfonz Juck, note by Larry Eder

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Andy Turner (left), Gateshead DL, 2010, photo by PhotoRun.net.

Andy Turner had a scare today.....

EME NEWS (JUL 29, 2010) MORNING SESSION

 

 

QUOTE OF THE SESSION



"I was a little fearful when I saw that little red thing next to my name on the board. I'd reacted off Olijar, he'd false started and then I went, but it's been known to disqualify two people. I had to maintain my composure and just do what I had to do," Andy Turner after 110 m hurdles heat.

 

RESULT OF THE SESSION

52.06 by Mikko Halvari is the longest discus during decathon at the European Championships. His PB from early July is 52.84.

 

SURPRISE OF THE SESSION

Pole vaulter Malte Mohr winner of DL in Shanghai, second in Oslo, third in Lausanne and German champion did not qualify in pole vault after missing three times 565.

 

FAVORITES FALLS

Oleksiy Kasyanov of Ukraine who was overnight decathlon leader did not compete in the 110 m hurdles because of an knee tendon. Bulgarian Dacheva and Russian Katyukova out in triple qualification, both jumping well over the standard in the season.

 

STATS (by Ken Nakamura)

PV: 565 required for automatic qualifying for the men's PV is the highest ever for auto-qualifying. As a consequence, two vaulters - Michal Balner of CZE and Eemeli Salomaki of Finland - failed to qualify for the final of Men's PV despite clearing 5.60m, the highest non-qualifying (for the final) height in the European Championships.

Women's TJ: 14.93 (+3.7) triple jump by Nadezhda Alekhina is the longest TJ in any circumstances in the qualifying round at the European Championships.

 

SPECTATORS

Estimated at 5000.

 

OTHERS

GREAT BRITAIN: Hurdler Andy Turner had a scary moment at the beginning of his race when thinking he might have been disqualified for a false start but Stanislav Olijar of Latvia was revealed  as the perpetrator. The reaction time of Turner was also below 0.100 but he was not disqualified.

PORTUGAL: As expected title defender Francis Obikwelu was not running the 200 m heats, this season he contested before only one 200 m race (21.00).

LATVIA: Title defender Stanislav Olijars was disqualified after false start in the 110 m hurdles heats.

 

AGENTS RANKING

Aleksandr Porkhomovskiy 2, Pavel Voronkov 2, Ricky Simms, Daniel Wessfeldt, Rene Auguin, Munir Yaras, Alfons Juck 1 gold medal.



 


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