2012 Chemnitz: Hoffa beats Storl! Iguider runs 3:37.40, by Alfons Juc

Reese Hoffa, 2009 Millrose, photo by PhotoRun.net

Nice to see Reese Hoffa on again! Adam Nelson and Christian Cantwell at the US Open tonight, for some good shot put throwing! Nice performances from Chemnitz!

Hoffa beats Storl
CHEMNITZ (GER, Jan 27): At the Internationales ERDGAS Hallenmeeting world leading 1500 m by world finalist Abdelaati Iguider of Morocco who clocked 3:37.40. Second Kenyan Bethel Birgen 3:38.01 and third young Ethiopian Jana Soresa Fida in 3:39.74. German sensation of the day Julian Reus who clocked 6.59 in the 60 meters race. In the hurdles sprints Helge Schwarzer posted high quality 7.64 at 60m Hurdles. Raphael Holdzeppe of Germany cleared 572 but was beaten on count back with Malte Mohr who also jumped 572 cm.   Reese Hoffa posted to a world leading mark in the shot put with 21.87 in last attempt. He beat high quality field of David Storl (20.75)  and Portugal s Marco Fortes (20.57). In the pole vault Czech Daegu finalist Jan Kudlicka was third with 560 cm. US Yvette Lewis clocked 8.01 in the 60m hurdles,

Spank satisfied
DRESDEN (GER, Jan 27): The administrators of first year related university students saw here an a win for Raul Spank 226 after returning from leg injury. In women pole vault Czech Daegu finalist Jirina Ptacnikova cleared winning 462 in third attempt. She had tries at 466 what would be new national junior record. "For the opening meet of the season I must be satisfied," she said after the race. World medalist Martina Strutz was second with 452.

NAIROBI (KEN): Olympic 800 m winner is Back. Kenyan Pamelo Jelimo plans the 1500 m race in Dusseldorf on February 10 and 800 m in Lievin on February 14. Her management company informed.

DUBAI (UAE):  Despite anecdotal evidence that Martin Lel had dropped out shortly after 30k, we trusted the official timing company when he was listed as having finished in 35th place. He did in fact drop out at 30k with a knee injury. Informs Pat Butcher.


ISTANBUL (TUR, Jan 27): Huseyin Atici achieved during first day of Turkish National championships new national shot put indoor record 19.25 m. The event serves as test for World Indoor Championships.

SPALA (POL, Jan 27): Rafal Smolen clocked in heats during national junior championships 47.53 in the 400 m. It is new national junior record.

ZAPORIZHIYA (UKR, Jan 27): During first day of Ukrainian Cup indoor meet Mariya Ryemyen clocked 7.17 at the 60 m and beat main home rival Olesya Povh 7.19. In the pentathlon Hanan Melnychenko scored 4513 points. Denis Yurchenko cleared 550 in the pole vault. Fast 1500 m in the women section. Anzhelika Sevchenko achieved 4:08.30 and Svitlana Shmidt 4:08.93.

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