2011 FBK Hengelo : Reese Hoffa takes Shot WL, 21.87 m!, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

Reese Hoffa, 2009 Nike Pre Classic, photo by PhotoRun.net

Armstrong_DylanR-Doha11.jpgDylan Armstrong, 2011 Doha DL, photo by PhotoRun.net

In the shot put competition at the FBK Hengelo Games, held in downtown Hengelo, Reese Hoffa ended the six meet winning streak of Dylan Armstrong, with his world leading 21.87 meter throw! Tomasz Majewski took second with a throw of 21.39m and Christian Cantwell continued to improve, with his seasonal best of 21.15m.

I watched the shot put, as I arrived about six pm on Saturday, on local TV, which showed the best throws of all top six and the awards! Looking forward to the FBK Games to be starting 4 pm, local time on Sunday, 29 May. RBR will be there, looking forward to covering it for you!


OSTRAVA (CZE): Unfortunately 800 m world record holder David Rudisha withdrew from another competition the 50th Ostrava Golden Spike next Tuesday. He was supposed to run there his 1000 m debut.  "I'm disappointed to have to withdraw from my race in Ostrava. My injury is certainly a lot better but I need a week or more of good running before I can consider a race. I'm disappointed to miss Ostrava, one of my favourite meetings. I think I must return next year," Rudisha said. He is confirmed for his next big race on June 30 in Lausanne. New name in the race is last year world junior champion David Mutua who can come close to the existing world junior record 2:15.00 at the distance.


HOFFA WL 21.87

HENGELO (NED, May 28) : Reese Hoffa impressed at the FBK Games shot put competition held in the city's central square ahead of tomorrow's FBK Games. Hoffa took home the win in a world leading 21.87, which he managed in his first round throw and threw the shot over 21 meters four times. Poland's Olympic champion Tomasz Majewski reached 21.39 for second place with World champion Christian Cantwell throwing a season's best of 21.15. Canadian Dylan Armstrong's saw his six-meet win come to an end with a best of 20.96.



GOTZIS (AUT, May 28): World champions Trey Hardee and Jessica Ennis starred at the 37th edition of the Hypo meeting in Götzis. Hardee easily outshone his competition with a dominant 10.45 in the 100m sprint and 788 long jump. He went on to throw 15.63 in the shot put, only to be beaten by German Pascal Behrenbruch (16.44). Hardee was bothered by cramps in the high jump but still managed a solid 2 meters. Youngest competitor in the field Thomas Van der Plaetsen was the only athlete to jump over 209. Hardee later finished the day with 48.12 over 400m with only Cuban Yunior Diaz (47.53) and Ukraine's Oleksiy Kasyanov (48.11) being able to better Hardee. With 4553 points after 5 events the current world champion could be on his way to breaking Dan O'Brien's American national record of 8891 points.  Heptathlon's golden girl Jessica Ennis got started quickly with 13.03 over the hurdles and a strong 191 in the high jump. In the shot put, as expected, Austra Skujyte dominated the event with 16.23, while Natalia Dobrynska (15.28) and Antoinette Nana Djimou Ida (14.44) scored better than Ennis (13.94). In the final 200m Dutch junior athlete Dafne Schippers ran an incredible 22.90, to qualify in the individual event for the World Championships. Ennis improved on her PB with 23.11 to solidly stay in the lead with 4097 on the first day. Canadian Jessica Zelinka (3797), back from a two year break, and junior athlete Dafne Schippers (3767) complete the overnight top three. Both Hardee and Ennis scored their best first days.



DAKAR (SEN, May 28): At the IAAF World challenge meeting in Dakar brand new hammer world record holder Betty Heidler confirmed her excellent shape and scored again a solid 75.33 while also Botswana's Amanthle Montso confirms her good form with a 22.88 win in the 200m. World Champion Caster Semenya is on her way back with a 2:00.61 win in the 800m, in the men's race Amine Laalou comfortably won in 1:46.65. Marrocan sprinter Aziz Ouhadi won the 100m sprint in 10.09 national record while Shawn Crawford (20.58) narrowly won the 200m over Ben Youssef Meité (20.60). Sudanese Rabah Yousif clocked 45.64 over 400m, Johhny Dutch manages the 400H victory in 49.17 and Aleksandr Menkov scores 816 to win the long jump. Another Russian victory went to Aleksey Dmitrik in the high jump with 230. Funmi Jimoh was the winner of a windy women's long jump with 678 (+4.7) over European champ Ineta Radevica (660, +1.7). Good 3000 m by Mohamed Moustaoui of Morocco (7:43.99).







BEOGRAD (SRB, May 28): Turkish Enka Spor Kulubu on the men side and Slovak Spartak Dubnica on the women side won the B group of European Champion Clubs Cup. Athletes of Enka achieved four turkish records. Izzet Safer in both sprints 10.36 and 20.96, Serdar Tamac in the 400 m (46.55) and the club relay 3:08.07. Dubnica scored wins by Veldakova twins Dana (13.46 in triple, three fouls) and Jana (650 in long jump). Second in women competitions was Ferrybank of Ireland just one point ahead of CA Montreuil of France.


EUGENE (USA, May 27): Josh Mance clocked in NCAA West Region 45.45 in the 400 m semifinal, Elijah Greer 1:45.98 in the 800 m semi and Jeshua Anderson 49.59 in the 400 m hurdles semi.


KATOWICE (POL, May 28): In the Polish University Championships Wojciech Theiner cleared 223 in high jump. Good walks by Gregorz Sudol (19:09.02) and Agnieszka Dygacz 21:52.37 in the 5000 m.


STOCKHOLM (SWE, May 28): A record number of 16 131 runners started the 33rd edition of the Stockholm Marathon. 15 471 of them managed to complete the race a windy day with mild temperatures of 12-14 degrees. Isabellah Andersson became the first woman to win the race four times in 2:37:28. The Kenya-born runner who attained Swedish citizenship two years ago had to sustain an athroscopic surgery in late March and resumed her training six weeks later. Still she executed a perfect race plan. Andersson increased the pace violently after 35 slow kilometers. Japan's Eri Okubo (2:38:58) and Russia's Irina Permitina (2:39:44) couldn't go with her. The men started extremely conservative, 49:18 at 15K. A group of eight Africans reached the half marathon mark in 1:08.37. Dominic Pius Ondoro, who has been Isabellah Andersson's pacemaker during her training stints in Kenya, made a burst after 25K and completed the following five kilometers in 14:55. Shumi Gerbaba stayed with him and soon the Ethiopian took control of the race, ending it in 2:14.07. That means that Gerbaba completed the second half three minutes faster than the first! Second Ondoro 2:14:23 and third Kenneth Korir 2:15:09.


GENEVE (SUI, May 28): Fast sprints at EAP meet in Geneve. James Dasaolu got 10.12 (+1.1) and also 10.11 (+1:1) in heats. Harry Aikines-Aryeetey was second in 10.17 (10.13 in heats). Swiss Alex Wilson improved to 20.51 (-0.8) in the 200 m over Briton Danny Talbot 20.54 (also PB). Conrad Williams won the 400 m (45.71) and Niall Flannery the 400 m hurdles (49.88). Sensational 231 by Greek Dimitrious Chondrokoukis in high jump. US Mary Wineberg won the 400 m (51.71) and Briton Meghan Beesley the hurdles (56.21).


TARTU (EST, May 28): At national series Kuldliiga meeting Vadim Vasilevskis achieved world leading 88.22 in javelin ahead of Russian Dmitriy Tarabin 82.61 and Latvian world junior record holder Zigismunds Sirmais 80.59. Olympic winner Gerd Kanter got 66.06 in discus. Russian Olga Balayeva leaped to excellent 675 (+0.9) in the long jump.


JENA (GER, May 28): Varg Konigsmark who belongs into junior category clocked good 50.59 at 400 m hurdles.


WEINHEIM (GER, May 28): Nigerian Peter Emelieze won here the 100 m in 10.18 (+1.0) and Algerian Othman Hadj Lazib the 110 m hurdles in 13.67 (+0.9).4x100m relays Germany (Y. Kwadwo; M. Wagner; C. Tschirch; L. Gunther) 43.33 Good women sprints by Yasmin Kwadwo 11.29 (+1.0) in the 100 m and Nadine Hildebrand (12.91, +2.2) and Cindy Roleder (12.92) at 100 m hurdles. More luck with wind in the long jump as Bianca Kappler got 666 (+1.0) and young Youth Olympic Games winner Lena Malkus 665 (+1.1). German relay clocked 43.33.


HANNOVER (GER, May 28): High jumper Eike Onnen is back in shape with 231 clearance.


LECCE (ITA, May 27): Daniele Greco leaped here to 16.95 (+0.2) in the triple jump.


NOBEOKA (JPN, May 28): At Golden Games meet Masato Yokota posted 1:46.86 in the 800 m and Kazuya Watanabe beat Africans in the 5000 m (13:23.15). In the women 5000 m Ann Karindi of Kenya achieved 15:15.89 ahead of Selly Kaptich (15:17.75).

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