Dwain Chambers runs 10.01, Lee 10.06, elsewhere, Lemaitre runs 10.08, Tamgho jumps 17.59m, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

Dwain Chambers, 2011 Euro Indoor Champs, photo by PhotoRun.net

The season is starting to heat up, as sprinters are opening their seasons, and getting some smart times in for May 2011. RBR, as you know, is off to Rome to see Usain Bolt open up, among other great early season races.

Christophe Lemaitre ran 10.06 for 100 meters on May 22, and Teddy Tamgho has jumped 17.59m for the triple jump!

Congrats again to the athletes who ran so well at the Oxy High Performance Meet this past Saturday, where 11 men were under 3:39, 12 women under 4:14 and the fastest collegiate 800 meters since 1996!

CHAMBERS 10.01, LEE 10.06

SAO PAULO (BRA, May 22): Fourth leg of Brazilian circuit was again a morning meet in 17-20 degrees and fast sprints. Dwain Chambers clocked 10.01 (+2.0) european leading time of the season ahead of World junior champ Dexter Lee 10.06 PB. African champion Damola Osayomi of Nigeria improved to 10.99 (+1.8) ahead of Alexandria Anderson of USA 11.01 (also PB) and Mikele Barber 11.14. Olympic winner and home star Maurren Higa Maggi won the long jump with excellent 689 (-0.2 and had also three identical 684 jumps). Second US indoor champion Janay DeLoach 676 (+1.8, outdoor PB). New South American record for Katrine Ibarguen of Colombia in triple jump with 14.59 (+0.4). Excellent also the 50.79 by Jamaican Rosemarie Whyte at 400 m ahead of Colombian Norma Gonzalez 51.58 lifetime best. Hammer wins for Cuban Yipsi Moreno (71.93) and US Kibwe Johnson (75.97 over Dilshod Nazarov 75.78). Cuban Lazaro Borges won the pole vault (560) when local favorite Fabio Gomes no-heighted at 545. 800 m specialist Kleberson Davide was the best in the 400 m (46.60) and Ethiopian Aman Wote achieved 3:39.11 to win the 1500 m. Bahamian Trevor Barry cleared 227 in high jump. Brazil won all relays, men with 38.77 and 3:06.64 and women with 43.21 and 3:30.59.



BONDOUFLE (FRA, May 22): European champion Christophe Lemaitre showed he is in top shape before Thursday´s duel with Bolt and Powell in Rome as he clocked fast 10.08 (+0.6) at Clubs Competition. Second Martial Mbandjock 10.22. Teddy Tamgho registered windy 17.59 (+2.8) and legal 17.15 (+1.6). World indoor medalist Ruddy Zang Milama clocked 11.12 (+3.8) in women 100 m and Veronique Mang 23.45 (+3.2) in the 200 m. European indoor champion Antoinette Nana Djimou was also unlucky with wind (13.31 at 100 m hurdles, but +2.6).


LALOVA 22.66

IZMIR (TUR, May 22): Bulgarian sprinter Ivet Lalova is in top shape as she clocked during second day of Turkish Club League another European leading time 22.66 at 200 m. Fatih Avan again improved Turkish javelin record to 81.16 and another national record in the men´s 200 m as Izzet Safer bettered his own mark to 21.01. Romanian guest Marian Oprea achieved 17.19 in the triple jump. In the women long jump Olga Rypakova with 645 was better than Karin Melis Mey on count-back (also 645).



LOUGHBOROUGH (GBR, May 22): Windy weather at Loughborough International Meeting as Danny Talbot clocked excellent personal best 10.21 (+1.8) at 100 m. In other race supported by +3.5 Harry Aikines-Aryeetey got 10.10 over James Ellington 10.12, Craig Pickering 10.15 and Marlon Devonish 10.19. Jessica Ennis tested her shape before Gotzis with 186 in high jump and 44.49 with javelin. Laura Turner won the 100 m with 11.35 (+2.4) and Perri Shakes-Drayton in strong wind achieved 53.92 at 400 m. World junior champion Jodie Williams posted 38.00 in the 300 m. In the 200 m Richard Kilty (20.64, +3.5) beat Mark Lewis-Francis (20.77).







JIAXING (CHN, May 22): First of three Asian Grand Prix meetings saw fast relay times as Korea clocked 39.19 and 39.04 (national record) in men´s races and Japan 43.65 in women 4x100 m. Uzbekistan´s Gizel Khubbieva won the 100 m (11.46, +1.4) and Kazakhstan´s Margarita Matsko 2:01.97 at 800 m. Chen Qiang won the 100 m for China in 10.38 (+0.2), Jiang Fan improved to 13.49 (+1.6) at 110 m hurdles and Zhang Guowei cleared 224 in high jump. Mahmoud Samimi of Iran won the discus (62.78). Next meet of the circuit is on Thursday in Kunshan.


DEBRECEN (HUN, May 22): Gyorgyi Farkas scored as fourth Hungarian 6+ heptathlon with 6059 points at National CE Championships. She registered four personal bests in the competition: 14.09 PB - 178 - 13.53 PB - 25.44 PB - 604 - 46.46 PB - 2:16.21). Decathlon title went to Attila Szabo (7362 points).


REIMS (FRA, May 22): Walking world record holder Yohan Diniz got 19:38.41 in the 5000 m during Club Competitions. Talented sprinter Jimmy Vicaut who is still a junior this year posted 10.11 with +3.2 support.


JONESBORO (USA, May 21): US top ranked pole vaulter Derek Miles cleared at pole vault meet 572 cm. He is now the American leader and his mark qualifies for Daegu and the London Olympics. Derek's next competition will be in Rome, Golden Gala.


TOKYO (JPN, May 22): Sota Kawatsura clocked fast 20.56 (0.0) in the 200 m at Kanto Collegiate Championships. Second Yuichi Kobayashi 20.59.


KUMAGAYA (JPN, May 21-22): East Japan Corporate team Championships registered good quality 10 000 m when Josphat Ndambiri achieved 27:39.21 over Gideon Ngatuny 27:41.32 and Paul Kuira 27:51.13. In the 5000 m Ethiopian Ibrahim Jeylan posted 13:25.71 over Jonathan Ndiku 13:27.56 and Gideon Ngatuny 13:34.68. Kei Takase improved in the 200 m to 20.53 (+0.9). In women distances Megumi Kinukawa got 15:37.50 at 5000 m and Hiroko Shoi 32:34.00 in the 10 000 m.


PLIEZHAUSEN (GER, May 22): European champion Marcin Lewandowski showed solid shape before top races in next days when he won the 600 m at Pliezhausen meet (special distances) in 1:16.46. Swiss Lisa Urech got 12.95 (-0.1) at 100 m hurdles. In the 1000 m Kenyan Benson Seurei 2:19.18, Austrian Andreas Vojta won the 3000 m in 7:58.73 (personal best) and Jacob Araptany of Uganda (still a junior) the 2000 m steeple (5:28.48). Jarrin Solomon of Trinidad was the best in the 300 m (33.20) and Nils Muller clocked 8.83 at 80 m. Here European long jump champion Christian Reif tested his speed with 9.05. In women races Marion Wagner was the best in the 80 (9.43, -0.1) and 150 m (17.64, -1.1), Janin Lindenberg posted good 37.25 at 300 m and Denise Krebs 2:38.71 in the 1000 m.


ORVIETO (ITA, May 22): Silvano Chesani cleared new lifetime best 228 in high jump here and Jose Bencosme a talented junior improved at 400 m hurdles to 50.66.


KOPER (SLO, May 22): Fast sprints by Gregor Kokalovic 10.38 (+2.0) and 20.97 at 100 m and 200 m.


HALLE (GER, May 22): During second day at Throwing meet (U23 competitions) David Storl achieved 20.48 in shot put and Briton Brett Morse 61.27 in discus. Eivind Henriksen got new Norwegian senior hammer record 74.59.


GARBSEN (GER, May 22): African champion Kabelo Kgosiemang cleared 224 in high jump at a jumping meet here. Young Lena Malkus (17) who is Youth Olympic Games winner from last year improved in long jump to 652 (+1.2).


EPPINGEN (GER, May 22): 20-years old Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch bettered at a high jump meet her personal best with 193 cm clearance.


BOISE (USA, May 20): High school sprinter Dallas Burroughs bettered at 100 m to 10.34 (+1.9).


LODZ (POL, May 21-22): During Polish University Championships Pawel Fajdek improved to 76.23 in hammer throw and beat former world and olympic winner Szymon Ziolkowski 75.03. Przemyslaw Czajkowski achieved 62.59 with discus.


EMMELOORD (NED, May 22): No less than five athletes qualified for the European junior championships at the Dutch national combined events championships. Anouk Vetter qualified with a total of 5549 points while Nadine Visser managed a solid 5171 points. Visser is already qualified for the EYOF in Turkey this summer and will choose to run the 100m hurdles and the relay there. Pieter Braun (7474), Mark Jacobs (7353) and Tim Dekker (7249) qualified for the men's competition in Tallinn.


GENT (BEL, May 21): Decathlete Thomas Van der Plaetsen is returning from sickness and managed a solid 480 in the pole vault and 201 in the high jump at the Flemish championships. Hans Van Alphen, also in preparation for Gotzis next week, got 15.21 in the shot put and 740 in the long jump.


MOSCOW (RUS, May 22): Dmitriy Kolosov achieved 16.89 (new PB) in triple jump during Moscow Students Championships.


CORNELLA (ESP, May 21): In the road mile Manuel Olmedo clocked 4:25 over Alvaro Rodriguez 4:26 in Ciutat de Cornella. Lidia Rodriguez was the best in women category 5:02 ahead of Jacqueline Martin 5:05.


KOSICE (SVK, May 22): European indoor bronze winner Dana Veldakova opened the season with good 14.25. Jana Veldakova leaped to 647 in long jump after clocking 11.99 at 100 m into a headwind. In shot put Ivana Kristoficova achieved 15.04 what is world record for hearing impaired athletes.


GAVARDO (ITA, May 22): Swiss long jump record holder Irene Pusterla leaped to good 664 (0.0) at a meeting in Italy.






VIENNA (AUT, May 22): Ana Dulce Felix won the women 5 km road race in new course record 15:27.4. Second her team-mate Jessica Augusto (15:52.4) ahead of German Sabrina Mockenhaupt (15:59.3). In total 25 000 participants were registered.


KASSEL (GER, May 22): Kenyan wins at Kassel Marathon. Julius Mariuki with 2:13:00 and Jacqueline Nytepi 2:40:01.


RIGA (LAT, May 22): Kenyan Julius Kuto won the Riga Marathon with 2:15:48. Best woman was Ethiopian Desta Girma 2:37:15.


COPENHAGEN (DEN, May 22): Marten Bostrom of Finland won the Copenhagen Marathon clocking 2:21:45. Anne-Sofie Pade Hanson was the best woman in 2:45:30 ahead of former world record holder Tegla Loroupe of Kenya 2:46:32.







ORLANDO (USA, May 21): To the open meet with fast sprints to add that Steve Mullings also clocked windy 9.91 (+2.7) in heats, the wind speed in Gatlin´s 200 m (20.20) was +1.9. Debbie Ferguson of Bahamas showed top shape with 11.09 (+1.4) and 22.50 (+2.7) wins and even clocked legal 11.17 (+1.7) in heats. Aileen Bailey was second with 11.19 and 22.96. Joel Brown achieved 13.38 (+0.3) at 110 m hurdles and Tiffany Williams 55.77 at 400 m hurdles.


OLHAO (POR, May 21): Russia won at European Cup of Race Walking also all team competitions on Saturday except of one. In junior boys race Ukraine (5) was better than Russia (8) and third for Germany (12) close over Spain (13). In junior girls Russia (3) over Italy (9) and Czech Republic (19). In senior women Russia 14 ahead of Spain 22 and Ukraine 32. Men´s 20 km had Russia 15 ahead of Spain 30 and Italy 31 and in the 50 km Russia 15 over Italy 19 and Poland 20.







MILTON KEYNES (GBR): It was Greg Rutherford, not Frank.

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