2011 World Champs/Daegu: Day 3 , Session 2 Notes by Alfons Juck (also Day 4 Session 1), notes by Larry Eder

Xiang, Robles, Olver, Robinson, WC 110m hurdles, FInal, Quote & Surprise of Day 3, photo by PhotoRun.net

Adam_ValerieR1-World11.JPGResult of the Day 3: Valerie Adams 21.34m shot put! photo by PhotoRun.net

Pistorius_OscarQ1-World11.JPGOscar Pistorious: Fan Favorite Fails to Advance, photo by PhotoRun.net

Bekele_Kenenisa-Worlds11.JPGBekele out of Daegu: Kenenisa has withdrawn from 5,000m, focus is now London 2012, photo by PhotoRun.net

All that is know, not known and surmised, from Alfons Juck, our man on the global streets:


(including notes from morning Aug 30)




"The reaction is bittersweet, you never want to see someone as talented as Robles disqualified but there are rules we have to abide by," Jason Richardson after being declared the winner.



Valerie Adams 21.24 new continental record and tying the meet record from 1987.



Disqualification of Dayron Robles at 110m hurdles after winning in 13.14. Rule 163.2. First time applied in the history of the finals of World Championships. But also the win of European U23 Champion Pawel Wojciechowski who was last year unknown, is not listed with an agent by IAAF in 2011 as he was not in top 30 of last year. Another supersensation Cuban Lazaro Borges three times getting a national record in the competition (575 eq - 585 - 590).



Public favorite Oscar Pistorius was last in his 400 m semi (46.19) but is worth of huge support and admiration ("He is my favorite" said hurdles legend Allen Johnson). David Oliver even after revised results without a medal. Title defender Fraser-Pryce fourth in the 100 m but with her second fastest time of the season. Another title defender without medal was Sanya Richards-Ross as 7th from lane 1 (51.32).


STATS (by Ken Nakamura)

HT: 6cm is the smallest winning margin in the history of WC, replacing 32cm from 1997. Murofushi now complete the medal set (has gold silver and bronze). He is the second to do so in the Men's Hammer throw, first being Ziolkowski. He is the sixth HT to win both Olympics and World Championships. Krisztian Pars became the first World Youth Champion to win a medal at the World Championships.

W400m: 0.03 sec is NOT the closest race ever.  Freeman and Thiam won by 0.02 second in 1997 & 2001, respectively. Montosho became the first All-Africa Games champion to win the World Championships. Of course, it was the first medal for BOT. She also became the third 400m runner to win both CWG and World Championships. 

WSP: Valerie Adams tied longest SP (by Lisovskaya) in World Championships. The winning margin of 1.19m is the largest winning margin in history of WC, replacing 1.18m by Kumbernuss in 1995.

Carmerena-Williams won first medal for the US at SP in World Championships.

W100m: It was third medal for both Jeter and Campbell, tying Torrence and Pintusevich, one behind Ottey. Baptiste won first medal for TRI at W100m in the World Championships and second overall by a women for TRI.

PV: POL and CUB won their first medal at PV in the World Championships. Best marks for place were tied for position 4 and 5 at PV in the WC. For the second time in history, winning margin was 0cm (first was in 2007).

110mH: Jason Richardson is the second World Youth Champion to win the World Championships at 110mH (after Doucoure).  He is also the first World Youth Champion at 400mH to win the World Championships.



30 000 (EME guess, not official figures)




Reese, Borchin, Hardee, Adams

not succesful:

Bolt (100 m), Bekele (5 and 10km), Brathwaite, Hooker, L. Masai, Samuels, Kozmus, Fraser-Pryce, Richards-Ross

still chance:

Bolt (200m), A. Kirui, Clement, D. Philips, Idowu, Cantwell, Harting, Thorkildsen, Kirdyapkin, Felix (200 m), Semenya, Jamal, Cheruiyot (5k), Foster-Hylton, Walker, Vlasic, Rogowska, Savigne, Wlodarczyk, Ennis, Kaniskina


MEDALS (14 events): 1. USA 4-3-1, 2. Kenya 2-2-2, 3. Russia 1-2-1, 4. China and Jamaica 1-1-0, 21 countries.


POINTS (14 events): 1. USA 87, 2. Kenya 54, 3. Russia 52, 4. China 35, 5. Jamaica 29, 37 countries.


AGENTS RANKING (by medals after 14 events, 28 agents)

Ricky Simms 1-1-2, Aleks Porkhomovskiy 1-1-0, Paul Doyle 1-1-0, Jos Hermens 1-1-0, Federico Rosa 1-1-0, Chris Layne 1-1-0, Cubie Seegobin 1-0-1, Brendan Reilly 1-0-0, Biruk Bekele 1-0-0, Mark Pryor 1-0-0, Maurie Plant 1-0-0, Janusz Szydlowski 1-0-0, Michiyo Shuto 1-0-0, Emmanuel Hudson 1-0-0, Pavel Voronkov 0-1-2, Javier Sotomayor 0-1-2, Vera Michallek 0-1-0, Jose Praia 0-1-0, Washington Dix 0-1-0, Claude Bryan 0-1-0, Wes Felix 0-1-0, Attila Spiriev 0-1-0, Gianni de Madonna 0-0-2, Alberto Armas 0-0-1, Caroline Feith 0-0-1, Rene Auguin 0-0-1, Valentina Fedyushina 0-0-1, Daniel Wessfeldt 0-0-1.



HJ: The best ever with 10 clearing 231, surprise Darvin Edwards of St. Lucia

NR. First male finalist ever at Worlds for St. Lucia. Medalist from Berlin Ioannou a non-starter.  228 on count-back enough to qualify. Out European U23 Champ and WUG winner Bondarenko.

1500 m: Baala reinstated and will run the semifinals. From the slowest heat out Wheating and Riseley.

5000 m: Out Eurowinner Alemitu Bekele and US record holder Huddle.

TJ: Americas ruled,  Savigne the best 14.62. Out Eurowinner LaMantia and European U23 Champ Papahristou. Finals 6 Europeans, 4 Americans, 1 Asian, 1 African.

Hept: Chernova won LJ 661 over Ennis 651 who was the leader after 6 (5088). But in javelin Chernova 52.95 and takes the lead 5887 over Ennis (39.95 and 5754). Nice group fighting for bronze in last event. Nana Djimou the best in javelin 55.79. Chernova has nine seconds advantage over Ennis for the 800 m, nearly clear.




Murofushi is the oldest hammer World Champion. Kozmus returned from retirement which was announced in October 2009.

AGENT STATEMENT: Yohan Blake's agent Cubie Seegobin made a statement about the Men's 100m World Championship Final: "At Racers Track Club we are a very, very close family. I say "we" because even though I represent Yohan Blake, I am an intricate part of the Racers Track Club organization. Usain Bolt is a very close "bredrin" of mine, we do not rejoice when any unfortunate incidents happen to any of our athletes; we will not allow anyone to divide and or separate us. I have not seen any video nor am I planning to. The result is what it is."

ENNIS: First time that Ennis has been beaten in a heptathlon hurdles competition since the 2006 European Championships on Monday. And 186 was the lowest for her since 2006 Goteborg.

BULGARIA: Ivet Lalova was the only European in the women 100 m final (7th, 11.27).

SHOT PUT: Last time top 8 in women shot put final went over 19 meters was in 1993 (and before that only 1983 and 1987).

BEKELE: Kenenisa Bekele pulled out from 5000 m and will not try to defend his title here. His next aim is London 2012.

CARIBBEAN: St. Kitts congratulated to Kim Collins and Tobago representatives to Kelly-Ann Baptiste (she is from the second island).

BIOMECHANICS: Yohan Blake in the 100 m finals had the highest average speed 11.70 m/s between 50 and 60 meters, Carmelita Jeter at nearly the same point 10.52 m/s, with Veronica Campbell-Brown even faster 10.60 m/s at 80 m, but was slower in early parts of the race. She was also faster than Jeter at 90 m (89.5) with 10.37 speed whereas Jeter had 10.32 m/s.







ZURICH (SUI): The Weltklasse Zurich meet, Samsung Diamond League Final, will have as it is already a tradition in recent years again one day before the shot put competitions at the City Main Train Station. On September 7 fresh world champion Valerie Adams will compete in the women competition. She lives and trains currently in Switzerland and is coached by Jean-Pierre Egger, the former coach of Werner Gunthor. Women shot will be also SDL final. Men´s competition will have both world champion Christian Cantwell and olympic winner Tomasz Majewski competing. Special participant will be new Swiss talent, youth athlete Gregori Ott who improved this year the national U18 record with 5 kg to 19.18 and was in the finals in Lille.


ZAGREB (CRO): More stars for Hanzekovic Memorial Zagreb Grand Prix on September 13. Fresh hammer world champion Koji Murofushi and Slovenian bronze medal winner Primoz Kozmus are announced for the last this years IAAF Hammer Challenge event which will be part of the Croatian meet.


BERLIN (GER): World 100 m champion is having another race confirmed after Zurich. Yohan Blake will compete at ISTAF in Berlin on September 11 (IAAF World Challenge). Meet record 9.86 by Maurice Greene and Asafa Powell will be under threat. For the 90th edition of the Berlin meet 50 000 spectators are expected. Already 45 000 tickets have been sold.


NEW YORK (USA): RRW informs that Hurricane Irene, which hit the United States Saturday and Sunday, caused many cancellations of road races up and down the East Coast. With very strong winds and flooding from downpours, many cities declared a state of emergency, in effect causing all activities to come to a halt.  The following events which we planned to include in this issue of Race Results Weekly were cancelled: Percy E. Sutton Harlem 5-K, New York, NY; Annapolis 10-Miler, Annapolis, MD; Bronx Half-Marathon, Bronx, NY; Chris Thater Memorial 5-K, Binghamton, NY; SSQ Quebec City Marathon,  Levis to Quebec City, PQ.


DAEGU (KOR):  Some say that across all disciplines it is the greatest ever competition that has taken place in the history of the IAAF World Championships but whatever your opinion there is certainly no forgetting the Men's Long Jump Final which took place on 30 August 1991 at the 3rd edition of the IAAF World championships in Tokyo, Japan. Mike Powell world record 895 and Carl Lewis close second (windy 891). It happened on Aug 30, 1991, twenty years already. 


DAEGU (KOR):  At the exact moment that Japan's Koji Murofushi captured the Hammer Throw gold medal on the third day (29) of the IAAF World Championships, Daegu 2011, the IAAF was marking the resilience and spirit which the Japanese nation has shown since the tsunami tragedy engulfed their country on 11 March this year. Within days of the disaster befalling Japan, IAAF President made the decision to continue with a long planned visit to IAAF Marketing Partner Dentsu and sponsor partners in Tokyo, in order to offer in person the IAAF's sympathy, condolences and support at the nation's hour of need. On Monday evening (29), the IAAF reinforced that commitment and support for the Japanese people. In the IAAF President's 'Sky Box' in Daegu Stadium, President Lamine Diack and General Secretary Pierre Weiss met with Japan Association of Athletics Federation's (JAAF) President Yohei Kono and Japan's IAAF Council Member Katsuyuki Tanaka to present JAAF with an IAAF cheque of $250,000 in order to assist the rebuilding of their shattered society.







LONDON (GBR): Pat Butcher informs that he was misinformed about Mel Batty. "I spoke to his sister-in-law, Marie this morning. Mel is still in a coma, with his family at his bedside."

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