Shot Put Wars: Tomasz Majewski throws 21.30m, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

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Majewski_Tomasz-Brussels10.JPGTomasz Majewski, 2010 Belgacom Van Damme Memorial, Brussels,
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Tomasz Majewski, the 2008 Olympic champion and 2009 Silver medalist in World Champs, threw 21.30 meters, in his final preparations for the World Champs in Daegu. The shot put should be one of the highlights of the meet.

Fascinating conversation in Falmouth today with some distance runners who told me that the men's shot put is one of their favorite events, because the guys just put it all out there when they compete. Distance runners and throwers get along because they a) work hard, b) appreciate beer, among other things.


EME NEWS (AUG 13, 2011)

Schippers 11.19, Schaf 10.20, Moguenara 683
MANNHEIM (GER, Aug 13): German Federation test meet brought impressive results. Alex Schaf improved in the 100 m to 10.20 (+1.9) with Sven Knipphals second in 10.23. In second round Tobias Unger got 10.24 (+0.8) and Schaf 10.26 (+1.9). Daegu A-standard for Sebastian Ernst in the 200 m 20.51 (+1.0). At 110 m hurdles Alexander John was timed with 13.40 (+2.2) and 13.45 (+1.4). In other races new Algerian record for Othman Hadj Lazib 13.46 (+1.5) over Willi Mathiszik 13.48. Jamaican olympian Isa Phillips improved his season best at 400 m hurdles to 48.94 over Georg Fleischhauer who confirmed his Daegu post with 49.66. Robin Schembera won the 800 m (1:46.60), Oliver Konig the long jump (801, +0.9) and 4x100 m team achieved 38.88. In the pole vault decider Bjorn Otto went over 572 in first and Karsten Dilla in second attempt. In women events Dutch super talent Daphne Schippers improved in first race to new national junior record 11.19 (+1.2, also 8th best European junior performer ever). In the second round she was even faster 11.16 but unfortunately +2.1. Cathleen Tschirch was even more unlucky, her all three appearances were wind adided, twice at 100 m (11.17 +2.8 and 11.24 +2.1) and at 200 m (22.87, +2.8). Sosthene Moguenara improved to 683 (+0.8) in the long jump ahead of Bianca Kappler (678, +0.8). Kristina Gadschiew cleared 460 in the pole vault, second Julia Hutter 450. Cindy Roleder achieved two sub 13 times at 100 m hurdles (12.91, +1.5 and 12.96 +1.0). 4x100 m team clocked 43.50 and Briton Nicola Sanders posted 51.92 in the 400 m.

Fast 100 m, unexpected improvement of Lehtola
LAPPEENRANTA (FIN, Aug 13): Fast 100 m at Vattenfall Eliittikisat Finnish Circuit meet when Jamaicans Lerone Clarke with 10.06 (+0.6) and Ainsley Waugh 10.11 (life-time best) showed impressive shape. They were already fast in heats with 10.14 and 10.15. Third Ramil Guliyev achieved new Turkish record 10.14. Sixth placer from European U23 Championships in Ostrava Sampo Lehtola won the javelin and improved hugely to first 80+ result of his career 83.77. Second Antti Ruuskanen 81.11, third Jarkko Koski-Vahala 80.95 and fourth returning to competition Tero Pitkamaki 79.37. Lehtola won so the Daegu selection along with Pitkamäki and Mannio. Tomi Evila leaped to 801 (+0.4) in long jump, David Soderberg achieved 76.41 in the hammer and foreign wins for Estonian Mart Israel in discus (62.65) and Briton Rich Yates at 400 m hurdles (50.04). Kenyan distances wins for Kiprono Menjo in the 5000 m (13:21.10 ahead of Australians Birmingham 13:21.38 and St. Lawrence 13:23.44) and Jonathan Ndiku in the steeple 8:23.38. In women events Austrian Elisabeth Eberl qualified to Daegu in javelin with life-time best 60.07. French Adriana Lamalle won the 100 m hurdles (13.14, +0.7), Australian Zoe Buckman the 1500 m (4:06.39) and Jamaican Simone Facey the 100 m (11.47, +0.7).

J. Borlee 32.10 NR and WL

KESSEL-LO (BEL, Aug 13): Jonathan Borlee showed excellent shape before Daegu at Meeting vor Mon with improving his own national 300 m record from 32.50 in Ostrava last year to 32.10. That is also world leading mark of 2011 at the distance and 7th best European all-time performer. In Belgium living Ethiopian Almensch Belete improved at 5000 m to 15:03.63. Kenyan junior Nancy Chepkwemoi won the 1500 m in personal best 4:07.63. US Latavia Thomas clocked 2:01.57 to win the 800 m (Yvonne Hak fourth 2:03:47), Mark English (18) of Ireland got the men´s 800 m in huge national junior record 1:47.09 and Eduard Villanueva of Venezuela achieved 3:40.97 in the 1500 m. US Ryan Fontenot won the 110 m hurdles in 13.60 (-1.2), Senegal´s Amy Mbacke Thiam the 400 m in 52.77 over Muriel Hurtis 52.87. But three other solid French wins for Teddy Venel 45.69 in the 400 m, and over the hurdles Adrien Clemencau 50.01 and Phara Anacharsis 56.87.

Hjelmer 51.58 NR
GAVLE (SWE, Aug 13): New Swedish record at the National Championships when Moa Hjelmer clocked 51.58 in the 400 m. In good high jump battle Emma Green Tregaro went over 193 in second and Ebba Jungmark in third attempt and that decided about the order. In men events Johan Wissman won the title with solid 45.82 at the 400 m, Niklas Arrhenius achieved 63.09 in discus and Kim Amb 80.09 (personal best) in javelin. Andreas Otterling won the long jump with 797 (+2.3) over Michel Torneus who is returning from injury (779, +2.4).

Holm 70.43 NR
BYRKJELO (NOR, Aug 13): New hammer record 70.43 by Mona Holm highlighted the second day of Norwegian Championships. Last year world junior champion Isabelle Pedersen again improved her national junior record at 100 m hurdles to 13.21 (-0.4). Ingvill Makestad clocked in solo race 2:02.03 at the 800 m and Cathrine Larsasen cleared 431 in the pole vault (and attacked would-be NR 441). Senior title and personal best for Jonas Mogenburg in long jump 760 (0.0).

Tough pole vault battle
BYDGOSZCZ (POL, Aug 13): Final day of 87th Polish Championships saw top pole vault battle when Mateusz Didenkow won with 572 personal best over Lukasz Michalski (also 572) and Pawel Wojciechowski (560). Dominik Bochenek improved to 13.44 (0.0) to win the 110 m hurdles title. Heptathlete Karolina Tyminska got the women hurdles win in 13.37 (-0.1). Malgorzata Trybanska (14.08, +0.2 in triple) and Angelika Cichocka (4:15.84, 1500 m) completed a double. Katarzyna Kowalska won the steeple (9:44.21) and 200 m wins for Kamil Krynski (20.89, +0.5) and Marika Popowicz (23.49, +0.5). Bartosz Nowicki was the best in the 1500 m (3:41.43) and Piotr Sleboda in high jump (222).

Morse league discus record
MANCHESTER (GBR, Aug 13): At National League meet Andrew Robertson clocked 10.33 at 100 m (+1.7), in B race windy 10.26 (+2.1) for Luke Fagan who won the 200 m in legal 20.60 (+1.5). Sudanese Yusif Rabah got 46.04 in the 400 m and Rhys Williams 49.71 at 400 m hurdles. Brett Morse achieved league discus record 65.30.

Sdiri 827 in long jump
LAUSANNE (SUI, Aug 13): French record holder Salim Sdiri qualified to Daegu at West Swiss Championships when leaping to legal 827 in the long jump. Nicole Buchler and Anna Katharina Schmid cleared 430 in the pole vault and US Mitch Greeley got 550 in the men competition.

Majewski 21.30
GOTHA (GER, Aug 13): Olympic winner Tomasz Majewski won the special shot put meeting in Germany with high quality 21.30 m. Second David Storl 20.42 over Ralf Bartels 20.17. Nadine Kleinert won here the women competition already for 9th time, now with 19.22 over Christina Schwanitz 18.84.

Hejnova all-time 300H best
PARDUBICE (CZE, Aug 13): Czech 400 m hurdles record holder Zuzana Hejnova clocked at 300 m hurdles an all-time auto timed best 38.91 during a national league meet here. The previous mark of Jana Pittman was 39.00 in 2004.  European U23 medalist Pavel Maslak got impressive 32.41 at the 300 m (second best Czech all-time). Jirina Ptacnikova cleared 445 and Jan Kudlicka 555 in the pole vault. Jan Marcell was the best in discus (62.85). Denisa Rosolova tested herself in the 200 m (23.56, -0.6) and Katerina Cechova won the 100 m in 11.48 (+0.8). World record holder Roman Sebrle tried three events (35.94 in the 300 m, 15.07 in shot put and 45.90 in discus).

Daegu team news
Every day countries are finalising the teams for Daegu, news about the compositions arrived on Saturday from France, Poland, Finland, also from Algeria. Details will be published in Monday edition of EME NEWS.



LATE ADDITION

SANTIAGO (CHI, Aug 6): New national discus women record by Karen Gallardo with 58.70 m. Odette Palma bettered the hammer record to 66.03.

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