Martinot-Lagarde Windy 13.30, Italian Hurdle Records, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, 2010 World Juniors, photo by

Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, the 2012 World Indoor bronze medalist, continues to improve in 2012, as he gets closer and closer to London 2012.....



MONTGERON (FRA, May 13): At first Elite one day meet in France world indoor medalist Pascal Martinot-Lagarde showed top shape when winning in 13.30 (+2.1) over Italian Emanuele Abate 13.31 followed by Samuel Coco-Viloin 13.50 and former world champion Ladji Doucoure 13.63 at the 110 m hurdles. The French hurdler clocked his personal best in heats 13.48. But it was not the fastest legal time because Montgeron was special for Italian hurdlers who improved both national records for men and women. Abate won his heat in national mark of 13.32 (+0.7). Marzia Caravelli posted while winning her heat at 100 m hurdles 12.85 (+0.8) also Italian record. Here second Sandra Gomis 12.92 PB, she later won the final which was slightly wind-aided in 12.94 (+2.1). Second Alice Deceaux 12.95 ahead of Veronica Borsi of Italy 13.03 (in heats PB 13.05 +0.6) and Caravelli 13.04. Veronique Mang won the 100 m in good 11.32 (+1.2) and Eloyse Lesueur the long jump (664, +1.8). Russian Yekaterina Kupina after pacing in Doha won the 800 m in solid 2:01.98. Briton James Dasaolu won the 100 m in 10.18 (+1.2) ahead of Italian Fabio Cerutti 10.33. Former European Champion Francis Obikwelu of Portugal was 7th in 10.47. Kenyan distances wins for Reuben Bett at 800 m (1:46.98) and Japhet Korir (7:46.15) over Vincent Mutai (7:47.00). Algerian Issam Nima was the best in the triple jump (16.78, +1.8).



UBERLANDIA (BRA, May 13): Bahamian relay olympic medalist Michael Mathieu won the 400 m in top time 45.06 (personal best) at the third meet of Brazilian Tour Caixa/Sesi de Atletismo in Uberlandia. Also to note meet record for Argentinian German Lauro in shot put (20.30) over Portugal Marco Fortes 20.27. Moroccan Salima El Ouali clocked another meeting best in women steeple 9:44.09. Emanuell Callender of Trinidad won the 100 m in 10.16 (-0.7). In women 100 m Oludamola Osayomi of Nigeria posted 11.32 (+0.4). Geisa Coutinho had a good home win at the 400 m in 51.69. Some races were hand-timed. Diego De Farias 20.4 (-0.3) in the 200 m, US Lauryn Williams 22.8 (+1.2) in women 200 m and Kurt Couto of Mozambique 49.5 at 400 m hurdles over Brazilian Mahau Sugimati also 49.5. In technical events Cuban wins for Misleidys Gonzalez in the shot put with 18.40 and Alexis Copello 16.63 (-0.6) in the triple jump. US Jessica Cosby was the best in the hammer 69.79 ahead of Marina Marghieva of Moldova 69.10. In men´s hammer Sergey Kolomoets of Belarus was the best with 73.50.







CARACAS (VEN, May 12): Venezuelan sprinter Nercely Soto improved her own national record in the altitude az National Championships to 22.53. Junior Eure Yanez cleared 223 in the high jump, new national junior record.


TRNAVA (SVK, May 13): Good javelin by Martin Benak 78.49 here. Renata Medgyesova leaped to windy 654 (+4.4) and Libor Charfreitag after coming from US won the hammer with 71.85.


SZOMBATHELY (HUN, May 12): New shot put record for India as Om Prakash Singh achieved here 20.69 (and also 20.63 and 20.14) in the series.


LODZ (POL, May 13): Superb throws during second day of Poland University Championships. European U23 Champion Pawel Fajdek improved to second best of 2012 79.82. Former champion Szymon Ziolkowski second 73.74. In javelin big improvements for Pawel Rakoczy 84.99 over Bartosz Osewski 83.89.


CUDWORTH (GBR, May 13): Multievents star Jessica Ennis won shot put (14.33) and javelin (44.13) in unhelpful windy conditions at the Yorkshire Championships. Next Sunday she has the 100 m Hurdles at the Powerade Games in Manchester followed By Gotzis.


TRENTO (ITA, May 13): Silvia Weissteiner posted here solid 9:08.42 in the women 3000 m.


SAINT MARD (BEL, May 12): Almensch Belete now Belgian already achieved at Interclubs meet 9:00.79 in women 3000 m.


LOVOSICE (CZE, May 12): Lukas Melich achieved here an olympic qualifier in hammer 79.44, also personal best.


BACAU (ROU, May 12): Solid women throws at Gran Prix Aruncari as Anca Heltne got 17.32 in shot put, Nicoleta Grasu 58.30 in discus and Bianca Perie 68.10 in hammer.


MEXICO CITY (MEX, May 11): At National Championships Romary Rifka cleared 190 in the high jump and Luis Rivera-Morales leaped to 800 in the long jump.


BASEL (SUI, May 13): Sprinter Alex Wilson equaled national best at the 150 m here with 15.38 (+1.9).







LILLE (FRA, May 13): Kenyan Jackson Kirwa won the La Route de Louvre Marathon in 2:10:35 ahead of Raymond Bett 2:11:41 and Samson Bungei 2:13:49. In women category Ethiopian Ehite Bizuayehu won in debut 2:32:19.


MANNHEIM (GER, May 13): Ethiopian winners at the Mannheim Marathon. Werkuneh Aboye 2:17:33 and Girma Terefa 2:46:31.


DALIAN (CHN, May 12): Fast times at the International Dalian Marathon in China. Kenyan Julius Kiplimo clocked 2:13:03 ahead of Ethiopians Gebo Burka Gameda 2:13:20 and Gemeda Dadi 2:13:27. Fast 2:29:46 for women winner Wei Xiaojie ahead of Adilo Roba 2:33:11 and Abdela Wordofa, both from Ethiopia 2:34:37. From Tilastopaja.


INOWROCLAW (POL, May 12): At Piastowski Halfmarathon wins for Kenyans Martin Mukule 1:06:04 and Susy Chebet 1:16:35.


PUDASJARVI (FIN, May 13): Lewis Korir won two Finnish CC titles. At 4 km 11.41 and at 12 km 36:56. Second positions for Willy Rotich 11:56 and Jussi Utriainen 37:56. In women 6 km Sandra Eriksson topped the field in 20:54.


STRASBOURG (FRA, May 13): Kenyan Justus Moranga won the Half-marathon here in 1:04:47 and Ezechiel Nizigiyimana of Burundi won the 10 km in 29:21.

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