UK Athletics Names 67 member team for Daegu, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

Jessica Ennis, 2011 adidas grand prix NYC, photo by

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Jessica Ennis, Phillips Idowu & Mo Farah are three of the sixty-seven that were named to the Great Britain team for the World Champs to be held August 27-September 5 in Daegu, Korea. UK Athletics announced the AVIVA Great Britian & Northern Island team today. A team replete with European champions from 2010, the Great Britain team should have some strong success in Daegu, Korea. With the most inquiring media outlets on the planet Earth, GB sports teams are among the most closely watched on afore-mentioned planet. 




CUXHAVEN (GER, Aug 9): European U23 Champion and German Champion David Storl improved his shot put best to 21.05 and achieved the best result of the "Weltklasse hinterm Deich" meet (EA Classic category) in bad weather. It is also European U23 record, it remains open whether the organisers fulfilled all the conditions for the record ratification. Second Ralf Bartels got 20.11. Official European U23 record is still the 20.94 by Croatian Edis Elkasevic from 2005, although Storl already achieved this year 21.03 in Goteborg in June, but this mark was not submitted for ratification. Zambian Gerald Phiri sprinted to 10.43 (0.0) at the 100 m. Solid 222 in high jump by Ukrainian Viktor Shapoval. Tactical distances wins for German Soren Ludolph 1:49.35 (over Africans Richard Kiplagat, Abraham Chepkirwok and miler Carsten Schlangen) and Turkish Kemal Koyuncu at 1500 m (3:46.41). Ireland´s Fionnuala Britton won the steeple 9:51.66 and Mark Frank the javelin 78.26. Colombian record holder Brigith Merlano got the 100 m hurdles (13.28, -0.2).



TALLINN (EST, Aug 9): At the final meet of Estonian circuit BIGBANK Kuldliiga at Viljandi Stadium high jumper Anna Iljustsenko cleared in first attempt new Estonian record 196 and won so all meets of the series and won the 20 000 E jackpot. She also tried at two meters. Another top mark was registered in men´s long jump by Marcos Chuva of Portugal who improved to 834 (+1.8) what is sixth best mark in the world 2011 (and second in Europe) and new Portugal U23 record (only 2 cm shy of senior NR 836 by Carlos Calado in 1997). Second French Salim Sdiri 800 (+2.9). Jamaican Lerone Clarke won the 100 m in 10.36 (-2.3) beating Ramil Guliyev 10.44 and Marek Niit 10.73. In the 200 m Guliyev returned to beat Clarke (20.86 - 21.23, -1.0). Niit did not run the 200 m, but won the 400 m in 46.11. In women long jump Russian Olga Balayeva was aspiring for the jackpot, but lost (658, +1.8) to Briton Shara Proctor who leaped to windy 671 (+3.9, legal 647, +1.6). Yamila Aldama who will represent Great Britain in Daegu achieved 14.20 (+1.7) in the triple jump over Belarus Natalya Vyatkina 14.17 (+2.4, 14.16 +2.0). Ukrainian Natalya Pigida won the 400 m (51.99) and home Tiindrek Nurme clocked 3:59.74 over the mile. French Samuel Coco-Viloin clocked 13.79 (-1.5) at 110 m hurdles. Home star Gerd Kanter won the discus (65.46) and Risto Matas improved in javelin to 81.56 ahead of Marko Janes (80.33 PB) and Mihkel Kokk (80.07). In men´s high jump European junior champion Nikita Anishchenkov cleared 226 to beat reigning world champion Yaroslav Rybakov (220).



SOLLENTUNA (SWE, Aug 9): At a local meet new world youth best at 1000 m by Qatari talent Hamza Driouch (will be 17 in November) who clocked 2:17.44. He is Daegu bound for 1500 m. The former mark of Japhet Kimutai from Kenya was 2:17.59 in 1995.



ANKARA (TUR, Aug 9): At national federation Trials in Ankara Mehmet Guzel clocked new national senior and junior record at 400 m 46.18. Even more impressive men´s national team 4x400 m with new national record 3:03.92 and Daegu qualification. The composition was Ali Kayas, Halit Kilic, Yavuz Can and Serdar Tamac.



NEURIM (ISR, Aug 9): Ma´ayan Foreman equaled the Isreali high jump record here with 192 first attempt clearance. The record holder (192 in last year) Danielle Frenkel was second with 185 cm.. It should be noted that Frenkel jumped 194 this indoor.



BERLIN (GER): The ISTAF meet of Berlin (September 11) will for first held a women hammer throw in the main stadium and during the main day of the competition. That is for first time in the 90 years of the meet. ISTAF will have in the programme also women javelin and men discus so three long throws during one afternoon. It is expected that Betty Heidler will be the star of the hammer. The organizers also informed they will prepare a private jet to bring top athletes from Italy, from Rieti meet which will be staged the day before.



LANDAU (GER): The standards from special pole vault meet in Landau, Germany last weekend will not count. The conditions at the square did not fulfill the standards set by IAAF. That means the 580 of German Bjorn Otto and also the 560 by Italian Giuseppe Gibilisco are not counting as Daegu standards.



LONDON (GBR): UKA announced defending World champions Jessica Ennis and Phillips Idowu in a 67-strong squad as part of the Aviva Great Britain & Northern Ireland team for the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu. Strongly tipped medal hopes Mo Farah and Dai Greene will also board the plane to Asia along with 2009 Berlin silver and bronze medallists Lisa Dobriskey 1500m and Jenny Meadows 800m. Looking to follow on from their success at the 2010 European Championships in Barcelona, Commonwealth champion Andy Turner, Christian Malcolm and Chris Tomlinson have been selected in the 110m hurdles, 200m and long jump respectively. The inclusion of sprinter Marlon Devonish marks a record eighth appearance for the Aviva GB & NI team at a World Championship. The team will be captained by European silver medallist Christian Malcolm, who made his first appearance in a British vest 15 years ago. The team will now prepare for the World Championships at the Aviva holding camp in Ulsan, South Korea, in the week leading up to the competition. Informs UK Athletics. The team - men - 100 m: Aikines-Aryeetey, Chambers, Devonish, 200 m: Ellington, Malcolm, 400 m: Rooney, 800 m: Osagie, Rimmer, 1500 m: Shane, 5000 m and 10 000 m: Farah, 110mH: Clarke, Sharman, Turner, 400mH: Green, Greene, Woodward, HJ: Bernard, Parsons, PV: Lewis, LJ: Rutherford, Tomlinson, TJ: Idowu, DT: Buhari, Morse, Myerscough, 4x100 m added Lewis-Francis, Pickering, Talbot, 4x400 m added Buck, Clarke, Lennon Ford, Levine, Strachan, mar: Lemoncello, Merrien, Webb. Women - 100 m: Kwakye, Onuora, Turner, 200 m: Onuora, 400 m: McConnell, Ohuruogu, Sanders, 800 m: Jackson, Meadows, Okoro, 1500 m: Dobriskey, England, 5000 m: Clitheroe, SC: Parker, 100mH: Porter, 400mH: Child, Shakes-Drayton, PV: Bleasdale, Dennison, LJ: Proctor, TJ: Aldama, JT: Sayers, HT: Hitchon, hept: Ennis, Hazel, 20km w: Jackson, 4x100 m: added Douglas, Oyepitan, Philip, Porter, 4x400 m: McConnell, Okyere, mar: Dixon, Partridge.



SHENZHEN (CHN):  FISU First Vice-president Claude-Louis Gallien (FRA) will lead the  international university sports federation, FISU for the next four years. The former French university Hammer Throwing champion won the election against incumbent George Killian with 76 votes to 67. This followed the last minute withdrawal of two candidates - Finland's Risto Nieminen and Sweden's Stefan Bergh. Just shy of his  69th birthday, Mr Gallien holds a PhD in Biology and a State Doctorate in Natural Sciences. A Vice-president of the French National Olympic Committee, Mr Gallien is well-known for his involvement in anti-doping. He was President of the French National Commission for Fighting Against Doping (1996-1999) and is currently a member of the French Council for Prevention and Fighting Against Doping (1999-present) and a member of the scientific group in the Medical Commission of the IOC (2003-present). Russian Oleg Matytsin was elected First-vice president with 96 votes to 67 against Serbian Sinisa Jasnic. Informs AIPS website.







IRKUTSK (RUS, Aug 4-5): At Memorial meet in Siberia solid women distances. Olesya Syreva clocked 8:49.99 in the 3000 m over Yelena Zadorozhnaya 8:51.43. She was also second in the 1500 m (4:09.04) won by Anna Konovalova 4:08.10 (she won the 800 m in 2:03.59). Valentina Karnaukhova scored a 200/400 m double (23.38 and 53.02). In men events Aleksey Pogorelov won the 400 m hurdles in 49.96 and Ivan Yushkov achieved 20.00 m in shot put.

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