Teddy Tamgho Considering Long Jump, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

    Teddy Tamgho, triple jumping at adidas GP, New York 2010, photo by PhotoRun.net.

Teddy Tamgho, the WR Indoors for TJ, will be considering the long jump for 2011. In a recent interview, Tamgho will determine if he can jump 8.30-8.40m, which he sees as a medal winner in the TJ. The TJ is highly competitive  and has been such over the past decade. 

EME NEWS (OCT 15, 2010)




NEW DELHI (IND): New Delhi put on a Closing Ceremony of epic proportions at a sell-out 60,000-seat Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium as the 19th Commonwealth Games ended in spectacular fashion - although it was perhaps an eight-minute segment from the next Commonwealth Games hosts Glasgow that stole the show. The Glasgow 2014 offering, which combined elements of traditional Scottish heritage, the beauty of rural Scottish life and the more modern, urban and dynamic cityscape in Glasgow, bought the rapturous crowd to their feet, such was popularity of the innovative display. The modern take on a proud Scottish heritage was highly visible in the form of tartan, kilts, bagpipes and the Loch Ness monster, all of whom made an appearance in the mass-choreographed piece. It was Prince Charles who had opened the 11-day competition in the Indian capital but it was actually Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex and vice-patron of the Commonwealth Games Federation, who drew proceedings to a close. Insidethegames informs.



NEW DELHI (IND): Third Nigerian athlete and fourth track representative in total was tested positive at Commonwealth Games. This is case is bad for Nigeria as the country will lose two medals. Sade Abugan initially won silver in the 400 m and ran in the silver 4x400 m relay. She tested positive for a steroid. Nigerian officials at the Commonwealth Games said they were investigating the spate of doping findings.



ALICANTE (ESP): World indoor record holder Teddy Tamgho said from his new training base in Spain that he will try in future also the long jump. That is happening after trainings with his new coach the long jump legend Ivan Pedroso. Tamgho thinks about doubling at European Indoor Championships in Paris. Writes L´Equipe. "If I do 780 then it will be only for fun, but I will be able to do 840 then I will take it serious," he was quoted.



NANNING (CHN): Zersenay Tadese will start as favourite not only to defend his title but win the IAAF World Haslf Marathon Championship gold medal for a fifth time in Nanning on Saturday. The 28-year-old Eritrean will line-up in China bolstered by the fact that apart from being the undisputed global kingpin of half marathon running he also set a world record of 58 minutes 23 seconds in Lisbon last March. "First and foremost I will try to win. It is never easy. It is always difficult with some of the best athletes in the world in the field. Everybody is going to run for the win. But I will try. First I will try to win, then maybe I'll try for the World record. That's difficult to say now," said Tadese as David Martin informs. The former World Cross Country champion who will enjoy the temperatures of between 20-25 degrees centigrade, added: "It will be quite hot and humid, but it will be hot and humid for everybody, so I'm not worried about that." Florence Kiplagat who produced a time of one hour seven minutes and 40 seconds to win in Lille will start favourite to keep the women's title in Kenyan hands. Live stream will be ready at the IAAF website.







MOSCOW (RUS): Olympic gold medalist Tatyana Lebedeva said for Russian media she will not compete during the coming indoor season. She also said her main goal for 2011 is Daegu but even bigger target is London 2012. "I just finished my sessions at Academy for Diplomats and I m preparing my thesis work. I will train and plan to go to camp in Portugal. I want to deal with my studies and work in the Volgograd Region Duma," she said.


ATHENS (GRE): Another olympic triple jump medalist Hrysopyi Devetzi is not ending her career. She wants to start with her training for 2011. "I will try," she said. But if the level will not be previous standards she will quit her career.


BEOGRAD (SRB): Serbian Athletics Federation confirmed its intentions to bid to stage European Indoor Championships in 2015. That happened during a meeting of Serbian minister for youth and sports Snežana Samardžic Markovic and athletics leaders in Beograd during the European Athletics Convention. Present there EA President Hansjorg Wirz and IAAF Senior Vice-President Sergey Bubka.


PORTSMOUTH (GBR): Stephanie Twell, despite a gruelling schedule at the recent Commonwealth Games, will compete at the Bupa Great South Run in Portsmouth on Sunday October 24. The former World Junior Championships 1500 metres title holder, who won bronze over the distance and then finished fourth in the 5000m, will quickly switch from the track to a 10 mile appearance at the south coast venue. Writes David Martin.


LONDON (GBR): UK Sport and Sport England are to be merged into one unified body after the London 2012 Olympics, it was officially announced by the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt today. The aim is to create a more unified, coherent and cost-effective structure as part of the Government's 2012 Olympic Games legacy plans, a statement from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said. Writes insidethegames.


HAVANA (CUB): Former javelin world champion Osleydis Menendez of Cuba is auctioning her 2004 Olympic javelin Gold medal on Ebay. At this point the medal trades at about 30,000 dollar and the auction remains open until February 22nd. Given that Cuba doesn't have access to Ebay, sources confirmed the auction bid has been put online in the United States writes Marca.com.


LONDON (GBR): A final agreement has been signed by the University of East London and the United States Olympic Committee, who want to locate over 1000 athletes in the Universities training facilities. In preparation of the 2012 Olympic Games the United States Olympic Team will use the venue for athlete training, performance services, staff and training partner accommodation, catering, media and logistical operations confirms Insidethegames.


PARIS (FRA): Steeple European champion Mahiedine Mekhissi has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right foot. The French athlete has been in pain since August but did not receive a confirmation about the injury until now, it is still uncertain how long he will be out of training writes L'Equipe.


BRUSSELS (BEL): The Acerta Brussels Ekiden has announced this year 760 competing teams, crowning itself the biggest Ekiden in Europe. With over 50% of the teams competing for their company the Acerta Brussels Ekiden is also the biggest sporting event for companies in Belgium. The start will be given by Olympic high jump champion Tia Hellebaut.


SANTIAGO DE CHILE (CHI): Universalsports.com writes that while trapped underground for over two months, Chilean miner Edison Peña ran between three and six miles per day. Organizers for the ING New York City Marathon plan to invite him to the Nov. 7 race as a tribute to his courage and determination.


AUCKLAND (NZL): New Zealand media are informing that olympic 1500 m medalists Nick Willis who is now injury free and able to train fully for the first time in three years has half an eye on a move to 5000m. After picking up a Commonwealth Games bronze in the 1500m final last night, Willis told NZPA he intended to "dip my toes" into the 5000m, but did not plan to move up in distance until after the 2012 London Olympics.


LAUSANNE (SUI): European 800 m Marcin Lewandowski in an interview published by European Athletics said that his coach is considering not doing any 800 m races early next year and just focusing on the 400 m. "With a view to what I could then do at the Olympic Games in London, and even in Rio de Janeiro. However, I'll definitely do the 800m at the World Championships in Daegu, but, at the beginning of the season, I will focus on developing speed," Lewandowski was quoted. He also confirmed he will train again in Kenya: "This year, I'll be in the same area as before but this time I will not stay in the house of Wilfred Bungei. It is true that he once again has invited me to stay but I do not want to impose upon him. He has his family and his other responsibilities but I am very grateful to him. We'll train together but I'll stay somewhere else. However, 'Operation Kenya' has proved its worth, last year it started the whole cycle of preparations for the European Athletics Championships."


LONDON (GBR): Two-thirds of tickets for the sports at the the London 2012 Olympics will be priced at less than £50 the most expensive being £725 for high-demand events like the 100 metres. Ticket prices for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies range from £20.12 to £2,102 for the Opening and £1,500 for the Closing. An extra 800,000 tickets are also being made available, taking the total to 8.8 million when they go on sale to the public next March. it was announced at a ceremony in Newham. Writes insidethegames.


UKA is pleased to announce that Olympic high jump champion Tia Hellabout, former European champion and World Indoor pentathlon champion, will be presenting to a small audience about her career from international heptathlete to world class high jumper at Picketts Lock, Lee Valley on Saturday 23 October from 1.30 - 4.30pm.


OSTRAVA (CZE): Polish sports equipment company Polanik became the national supplier of the European Athletics U23 Championships in Ostrava 2011.







AMSTERDAM (NED): 35th Amsterdam Marathon expects good weather and 31 500 entries. Fastest in the field is Ethiopian Dechase Chala with 2:06:33 best. Kenyan Jackson Kotut is another name to watch along with strong half-marathon runner Wilson Chebet. Ethiopian Robe Guta with 2:24:36 is the top female name.


GEONGJU (KOR): European marathon leader 2010 Iaroslav Musinschi of Moldova is the top name for the Geongju International Marathon. He clocked in May in Dusseldorf the top continental mark and national record 2:08:32. More top names are former Kosice winner Dejene Yirdawe of Ethiopia and veteran Jimmy Muindi of Kenya.


ISTANBUL (TUR): Title defenders from Ethiopia Adilo Roba and Bizunesh Urgesa will run also on Sunday at 32nd Istanbul Eurasia Marathon. The winner of the 2010 World Cross Country Championships Emily Chebet from Kenya will run in the 15km race. More solid Kenyan and Ethiopian names will compete.

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