Pamela Jelimo, 2012 Doha DL, photo by PhotoRun.net
Pamela Jelimo was one of the highlights of running across the world on Saturday, July 7, 2012. Running a world leader of 1:56.76 for the 800 meters, Jelimo is showing that she will be a player in the 800m wars. Also note that we saw that Caster Semenya is under two minutes once again. Anyone who counts her out of the 800 meters is sorely under estimating the talented South African.
EME NEWS (JUL 7, 2012)
MADRID (ESP, Jul 7): In excellent summer weather the Madrid 2012 (IAAF World Challenge meet) had great 100 m race won by Kemar Hyman of Cayman Islands in national record 9.95 (0.0 per official results, although TV pictures showed a different data) over Kemar Bailey-Cole 9.98 PB and Marc Burns 10.08 with Antoine Adams of St. Kitts 10.12. Hyman confirmed top shape with first 9.95 (+1.8) in the heats. Kevin Borlee won the 400 m in 45.09 over Briton Martyn Rooney 45.17 when Jamaican record holder Jermaine Gonzales stopped just before the 200 m mark. Fast and windy hurdles won by David Payne 13.22 (+2.4) over Ryan Wilson 13.26 and Lawrence Clarke 13.29 (13.14 +4.7 in heats). Justin Gaymon was on top at 400 m hurdles 49.63 ahead of fast closing Jack Green 49.65. In the 800 m Kevin Lopez won in 1:45.78 over Luis Alberto Marco 1:45.98 with Alvaro Rodriguez winning the B-race in 1:45.94. Australian Mitchell Watt leaped to windy 826 (+3.7) over Chris Tomlinson 806 (+2.4) and Jean Marie Okutu 805 (+3.4) and Fabrice Lapierre 802 (+2.4). Godfrey Mokoena was 6th (799w) and Frank Rutherford 8th (781w). Hungarian Krisztian Pars confirmed his top shape with 80.85 hammer win over Oleksiy Sokyrskyy of Ukraine 78.91 PB. Ukrainian win for Vladyslav Revenko 550 in the pole vault (Steve Hooker nh) and Argentinian German Lauro 20.30 in the shot put. Top women sprint times in the 200 m by Schillonie Calvert of Jamaica 22.68 (+1.7, second Anneisha McLaughlin 22.70) and US Debbie Dunn 50.83 in the 400 m (second Shericka Williams 51.10 and Natalya Pyhyda of Ukraine 51.27 PB). Lolo Jones in first meet after US Trials won the hurdles 12.70 (+4.3) beating Nia Ali 12.80 and Russian Yuliya Kondakova 12.82. Eurowinner Ruth Beitia cleared 192 as top in women high jump. Other wins for Eastern Europeans: Tatyana Markelova after solo in the 800 m 2:00.10, Ruslana Tsyhotska in triple 14.28 (+4.5) and Irina Tarasova in shot put 18.76.
WL for Jelimo 1:56.76
HEUSDEN (BEL, Jul 7): World leading 1:56.76 by Pamela Jelimo in the 800 m was the top highlight at KBC Nacht Meet in Heusden (EA Premium). Another top 800 m mark by Kenyan Abraham Rotich in 1:43.15 what is Kenyan junior record and third fastest ever by a junior. Second Evans Kipkorir 1:45.91. In the 400 m home star Jonathan Borlee got 44.91 with Oscar Pistorius fourth (46.28). Another Kenyan junior Linus Kiplagat won the 1500 m in 3:36.60 PB over US Garret Heath 3:36.65. Albert Rop was a third Kenyan junior winner with 13:01.91 PB in the 5000 m over Saudi Arabian Moukhled Al-Outaibi 13:02.69 and Kenneth Kipkemoi 13:03.37 (PB at age of 18). Italian Daniele Meucci improved to 13:19.00 as 8th. British sprinter Deji Tobias won the 200 m in life-time best 20.61 (+0.7). Adrian Deghelt clocked 13.50 (0.0) at 110 m hurdles for local win. Alhaji Jeng of Sweden cleared season best 572 on the pole vault and Cuban Loy Maikel Martinez was the best in discus 61.41.British wins for Shana Cox 52.46 at 400 m and Perri Shakes-Drayton clocked 55.58 to win the 400 hurdles. National record holder Anna Zagre was timed with fast 12.92 (+0.3) at 100 m hurdles over Eline Berings 12.95. In women technical events home stars Tia Hellebaut cleared 194 to win the high jump and Svetlana Bolshakova got 14.23 (+1.0) in the triple and Kim Mickle of Australia 60.77 in the javelin. Another Belgian win for Olivia Borlee with 23.35 (+1.3) in the 200 m over Hanne Claes 23.36 and US Muna Lee 23.37.
Fast sprints in Mexico
IRAPUATO (MEX, Jul 7): NACAC U23 Championships had fast 100 m final won by Jason Rogers of St. Kitts in 10.06 (+0.9) PB over US Kennan Brock 10.15 and Charles Silmon 10.17. In the 110 m hurdles Shane Brathwaite of Barbados achieved 13.31 (+1.8) over US Barret Nugent 13.32. Brianna Rollins clocked windy 12.60 (+4.5) to win the 100 m hurdles. Aureyiall Scott of USA won the women 100 m in 11.19 (+1.6) beating Octavious Freeman 11.20. Rebecca Alexander was the best in the women 400 m 51.13 over Marlena Wesh of Haiti 51.23 national record. David Verburg was the top 400 m runner 45.14 beating Philip Osei of Canada 45.51. Travis Smikle of Jamaica won the discus 62.11. Amanda Bingson won the hammer 71.39. USA won both relays in 38.94 and 43.58.
MOSCOW (RUS): In total 104 athletes have been confirmed for the Russian Olympic Team after the National Championships ended on Friday. Marathon, combined events and walks were announced already earlier. The teams:
men - 400 m: Dyldin, Trenikhin, 4x400 m: added by Alekseyev, Petukhov, Krasnov, Kruglyakov, 800 m: Borzakovskiy, Tukhtachev, 1500 m: Nikolayev, 110mH: Shubenkov, Shabanov, Dryomin, 400mh: Sakayev, SC: Chavkin, HJ: Ukhov, Silnov, Shustov, PV: Kucheryanu, Starodubtsev, Lukyanenko, LJ: Menkov, Morgunov, Petrov, TJ: Adams, SP: Sidorov, Yushkov, Tsirikhov, DT: Pishchalnikov, JT: Korotkov, HT: Ikonnikov, Vinichenko, Zagorniy. Women 200 m: Fedoriva, 4x100 m: added by Rusakova, Chermoshanskaya, Belkina, Savlinis, Polyakova, 400 m: Krivoshapka, Gushchina, Firova, 4x400: added by Nazarova, Vdovina, Kapachinskaya, 800 m: Savinova, Poistogova, Arzhakova, 1500 m: Martynova, Kostetskaya, Tomashova, 5000 m: Golovkina, Nagovitsina, 10 000 m: Grechishnikova, 100mH: Dektyareva, Galitskaya, Kondakova, 400mH: Davydova, Antyukh, Churakova, SC: Zaripova, Galkina, Orlova, HJ: Chicherova, Shkolina, Gordeyeva, PV: Isinbaeva, Feofanova, Savchenko, LJ: SOkolova, Nazarova, Kolchanova, TJ: Lebedeva, Valyukevich, Mosina, SP: Kolodko, Avdeyeva, Tarasova, DT: Pishchalnikova, Ganeyeva, Saykina, JT: Abakumova, HT: Lysenko, Khanafeyeva, Bespalova
MUNCHEN (GER): German news agency SID reported that star sprinter Usain Bolt went to see his doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt as part of his long-term planned visits to Munich for regular check-ups. Daily Telegraph noted that the management of Bolt confirmed the Jamaican sprinter has nothing more serious than a tight hamstring muscle and will be ok for the Games.
BERN (SUI): Swiss hurdles record holder Lisa Urech ended her season and will not compete at the Olympic Games in London. She is behind in training because of different health problems in past months and her results level is not where she wanted to have it. She is optimistic for future with 2013 World Championships and mainly 2014 European Championshisp at home in Zurich.
ZAGREB (CRO): Croatia is sending 10 athletes to World Junior Championships in Barcelona. 3 boys and 7 girls. Main hope is pole vaulter Ivan Horvat.
BRESSANONE (ITA, Jul 7): Second day saw Simona La Mantia winning the triple jump 14.24 (+3.7, legal 14.09 0.0). Marzia Caravelli got the hurdles title 13.15 (-1.7) and Audrey Alloh the 100 m in 11.48 (-0.5). Paolo dal Molin won the men hurdles in 13.74 (-0.2) as Emanuele Abete did not compete after the heats. In the heats Jacques Riparelli 10.27 (-0.5) and Jose De Leon 49.95 in hurdles.
BERN (SUI, Jul 7): Last day of Swiss Champs got fast 200 m winners Alex Wilson 20.66 (0.0) and Mujinga Kambundji 23.26 (-0.4) PB. Kariem Hussein improved to 49.61 to win the 400 m hurdles. Nicole Buchler cleared 445 in the pole vault and hurdles title went to Clelia Reuse 13.22 (-0.3) ahead of junior Noemi Zbaren 13.27 (13.15 in semifinals what was national junior record). Lisa Urech meanwhile ended her season.
IZMIR (TUR, Jul 5-6): Summary from Turkish Championships. Top hammer marks by Esref Apak 78.28 and Kaya Kivilcim 72.55 olympic qualifier. Ramil Guliyev won the 100 m in 10.43 and Huseyin Atici shot put 19.65. Esma Aydemir clocked 4:13.03 in the 1500 m.
LISBON (POR, Jul 7): Fast 100 m here aided by +3.0 as Carlos Nascimento got 10.19 over Yazaldes Nascimento 10.22. Marcos Chuva leaped to 788 (+2.8) in the long jump, Sara Moreira won the 1500 m in 4:13.01 and Marco Fortes shot put 19.62. In the 10 000 m walk Ana Cabecinha 43:37.91 and Joao Vieira 41:40.73 got the titles.
KAUNAS (LTU, Jul 7): Virgilijus Alekna confirmed his top shape with 67.93 discus win. Top women result 195 by Airine Palsyte in the high jump. Austra Skujyte won two events 14.12 (-2.2) hurdles and 643 (+2.3) long jump. Zinaide Sendriute won the discus women 61.56 and Mantas Silkauskas the 100 m in 10.53 (0.0).
DUBLIN (IRL, Jul 7): Stephen Colvert won the 200 m in windy 20.78 (+2.8 and had even faster 20.40 +3.0 in heats), also women 200 m aided by too strong wind Jo Cuddihy 23.15 (+2.5). Tori Pena cleared 435 in the pole vault.
GRODNO (BLR, Jul 7): Anastasiya Shvedova cleared 450 in the pole vault, Svetlana Serova got 60.90 in discus and Vladimir Kozlov got olympic qualifier 82.86 in the javelin.
KOPER (SLO, Jul 7): Marija Sestak got the national triple title 14.17. Matic Osovnikar clocked 10.49 (+0.8) at 100 m for men and in women final Sara Strajnar 11.76 (+1.2) with legendary Merlene Ottey third 11.92.
BOTTROP (GER, Jul 7): Second day of the meet had Luguelin Santos winning the 400 m in 45.15 over Jarrin Solomon of Trinidad 45.31 PB. Benson Seurei won also the 800 m in 1:45.67 and Nelson Kipkogei achieved 8:26.34 for Kenya in men steeple. Ryan Brathwaite was the best at 110 m hurdles (13.58 -0.4). Tyrone Smith of Bermuda leaped to 795 (+1.3) in the long jump and Kabelo Kgosiemang cleared 224 in the high jump. Curtis Mitchell of USA won the 200 m in 20.89 (0.0). World medalist Catherine Ibarguen won the triple 14.38 (+1.7), Shitaye Eshetu of Bahrain clocked personal best at 5000 m 15:14:49 and Jamile Samuel of Netherlands won the 200 m in 23.23 (-0.8).
LOUGHBOROUGH (GBR, Jul 7): Jessica Ennis finished her preparations for London heptathlon with a long jump of 6.21 (-0.9) and javelin 44.73. Elsewhere at the meet a seasons best at 110 Hurdles for William Sharman 13.50 (+1.1).
STRETFORD (GBR, Jul 7): Anthony Whiteman improved the masters 1500m world record for age 40 with 3:42.02 as third. Winner Ross Millington clocked 3:41.66.
CASTRES (FRA, Jul 7): At Meeting National fast 100 m 10.22 for Ben Meite of Ivory Coast (+1.9, even faster 10.21+4.7 in heats) over Hannes Dreyer of South Africa 10.34. In the 400 m Toumany Coulibaly achieved 45.74 PB. Pascal Martinot-Lagarde won the hurdles in 13.63 (0.0). Former world champion Amy Mbacke Thiam won the 400 m with 52.78.
GOTEBORG (SWE, Jul 7): Världsungdomsspelen got Morten Jensen of Denmark 805 (+1.0) in the long jump and Johan Wissman 46.26 at the 400 m.
ROTTACH-EGERN (GER, Jul 7): Special pole vault meet winners were Karsten Dilla with 560 and Martina Strutz 460 over Kristina Gadschiew also 460 and Malin Dahlstrom of Sweden third 450.
ABASHIRI (JPN, Jul 7): Hokuren Distance Challenge meet had Ethiopian Zewde Million as 10 000 m winner in 27:54.52 ahead of Kenyan Micah Njeru 27:56.67. Best Japanese Tomoya Onishi 28:10.81 as 6th. Women 10 000 m winner Ai Igarashi clocked 32:17.58.
MOIRANS (FRA, Jul 7): French national 10 000 m title for Diss El Himer 29:19.19.
HEILBRONN (GER, Jul 7): Iranian world medalist Ehsan Hadadi won as guest at regional championships the discus 54.43.
BRATISLAVA (SVK, Jul 7): Austrian Monika Gollner cleared 190 in the high jump here, Martin Benak did not achieve the olympic qualification in javelin (75.90).
BIALOGARD (POL, Jul 7): Marek Plawgo clocked here 49.84 at 400 m hurdles.
TARARE (FRA, Jul 7): At 400 m hurdles meet fastest time for Briton Ben Sumner 50.18, in other race French Hugo Grillas 50.25. As special guest world record holder Kevin Young clocked at age of 45 years impressive 57.00 at 84 cm hurdles.
SEATTLE (USA, Jul 7): Scott Roth won with 551 the Swashbuckler Beach Vault, Bryson Stately as best woman cleared 440 cm.