Andrew Howe out for season: Achilles rupture, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

Andrew Howe, 2011 Compeed Golden Gala, Roma, photo by

Andrew Howe ruptured his left achilles tendon this week and will require surgery. 2011 is obviously over. Howe was not long jumping, but planning to run the 200 at the World Champs.

RBR is now in Stockholm, watch for the coverage of the DN Galan Stockholm DL tomorrow!

JOCKGRIM (GER, Jul 27): German pole vaulter Karsten Dilla did a good step towards his selection for Daegu when he won the special pole vault meet in Jockgrim with 572 clearance. It is his personal best and German Daegu A-standard. Other five jumpers followed with also 572 cm. Second Kostadinos Filippidis of Greece, third US Jeremy Scott, fourth in a tie Cuban Lazaro Borges (national record) with Raphael Holzdeppe and sixth Derek Miles. Two favorites no-heighted, Brad Walker at 540 and Malte Mohr at 560. Women winner Becky Holliday of USA jumped 450 cm

JOENSUU (FIN, Jul 27): At Vattenfall series meet fast women 1500 m by Australian Zoe Buckman 4:06.06 new personal best. Second US Erin Donohue 4:07.04. Elijah Chelimo won the steeple in 8:22.73 and another Kenyan Lewis Korir the 5000 m in 13.33.64. In 200 m sprints Finnland´s Jonathan Astrand beat in 21.01 (+0.2) the US Daegu-bound Jeremy Dodson (21.09). Charonda Williams clocked 23.40 (-0.7) in women´s 200 m. Tommi Evila was better by 1 cm in long jump then young South African Luvo Manyonga (781-780). Olli-Pekka Karjalainen of Finland won the hammer (76.54) and Russian Irina Tarasova achieved 18.42 in the shot put.

HELSINGBORG (SWE, Jul 27): Brittish discus champion Brett Morse threw a new lifetime best in Helsingborg which was measured at 66.06m. He is the latest Briton to achieve the 'A' standard for the World Championships and Olympics. Morse went in to the competition with a PB of 64.49m, but he produced four throw in excess of that mark and came away from the competition with a lifetime best and Welsh record of 66.06m. It ranks him third on a UK all-time list that has taken some battering this year, following Lawrence Okoye's UK record 67.63m and PBs from Abdul Buhari (65.44m) and Carl Myerscough. Second Austrian Gerhard Mayer fulfilled also Daegu standard with 63.35 m.

LJUBLJANA (SLO, Jul 27): At 6th Sustersic and Cvetan Memorial meet Marija Sestak achieved the Daegu standard in the triple jump with 14.30 (+1.8). Another home star Martina Ratej was back in javelin after injury with 59.19. Slovak Jana Veldakova won the long jump (646) amd Sara Petersen clocked impressive Danish 400 m hurdles record 55.97. In men events US wins for sprinter Deun White 10.57 (-1.4) and 20.92 (-1.2) and hurdler Ryan Fontenot 13.67 (-1.9). Hungarian Lajos Kurthy won the shot put (20.10) and in the 400 m hurdles Emir Bekric of Serbia in 49.86 beat new-Slovenian import Brent LaRue 49.87.

TRABZON (TUR, Jul 27): Third day of athletics at European Youth Olympic Festival had Briton Clovis Asong winning the 400 m in 46.93 and his team-mate Elliott Sayo the long jump (738, +1.4). Ruari Finnegan of Ireland was the best in the 1500 m (3:53.78). Another British win in girls 1500 m by Sophie Richels 4:25.95.


RIETI (ITA): Bad news for Italian athletics. Former long jump European champion Andrew Howe during a training session ruptured his left achilles tendon. He needs a quick surgery this week. No information was given for long he will be unable to train, but of course season 2011 is over. He was concentrating on sprints this summer and planned to compete in the 200 m also at the World Championships.

LONDON (GBR): World number one hurdler David Oliver believes a sell-out crowd at next week's Aviva London Grand Prix could set the stage for his maiden World title next month, but warned fans it's now a race against time to secure seats for his clash with Olympic champion Dayron Robles and European and Commonwealth champion Andy Turner on 5 August. However, in his path for glory in both South Korea and at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre next week, stands Beijing gold medallist and World Record holder Dayron Robles, the Cuban athlete who has inflicted one of Oliver's two defeats this season when recording his first victory over the American in more than three years with a win in Paris. And with only a final few tickets remaining for Friday to see the 110m hurdles competition, in addition to Asafa Powell in the 100m and Mo Farah in the 3000m, Oliver has urged athletics fans in London not to miss out on what he insists will be one of the showpiece events at next year's Olympic Games. Organizers are informing in a release

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