EME NEWS (AUG 19, 2012)
BERLIN (GER, Aug 19): In the second edition of special meet "Berlin flies" home team of Germany won with 35 points over USA 29.5, Russia 24 and France 20.5. The final decision happened in pole vault when olympic medalist Bjorn Otto cleared 570 in third attempt. Brad Walker cleared even higher 578 but that was not enough for US Team to win as every round counted. Best result in women long jump 665 by Olympic winner Brittney Reese. Aleksandr Menkov leaped to 806 (+1.5) in men long jump.
WLODARCZYK AND HOFFA WINS
WARSZAWA (POL, Aug 19): The 3rd Kamila Skolimowska Memorial saw 9 meeting records out of 12 events in nice summer afternoon before a packed stadium of 7000. In top throwing duels olympic winners lost. Home star Anita Wlodarczyk showed her top shape with 76.70 hammer win over olympic winner Tatyana Lysenko 73.91. She had five throws better than the Russian. In men shot put Tomasz Majewski again lost to Reese Hoffa. The bronze winner got 21.47 with 21.65 and 21.72 to be clearly better than the home star with 20.84. In an exhibition 5 kg shot Hoffa got 25.20 over Justin Rodhe 24.68 and Majewski 24.54. Sprints were marred by head-wind so the best mark from the races goes to Czech European Champion Pavel Maslak who was timed with excellent 45.10 in the 400 m. Jamaican wins for olympic relay winner Kemar Bailey-Cole in the 100 m (10.24, -1.6) over Keston Bledman 10.28 and Kim Collins 10.29 and Gerald Phiri 10.29. Also for olympic bronze winners Hansle Parchment over strong hurdles field 13.34 (-1.5) and Warren Weir in the 200 m (20.49, -1.8). Kenyan Nicholas Koech won the 800 m in 1:46.12 over home elite Marcin Lewandowski 1:46.48, Adam Kszczot 1:47.17 and olympic 1500 m medalist Leo Manzano 1:47.84. Szymon Ziolkowski won the men hammer 76.52 over olympic finalists and Piotr Malachowski beat in discus olympic bronze medalist Gerd Kanter (65.53 over 63.92). Jeneba Tarmoh clocked fast 11.30 against -1.2 wind and over olympic relay bronze medalist Olesya Povkh 11.41. Briton Steve Lewis showed impressive shape with 563 clearance in difficult wind conditions. US Brenda Martinez was the best in tactical 1500 m 4:20.31. Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius tested his shape in his only 100 m before Paralympic Games and was timed with 11.17 (-1.5) as 5th in the B-race. "That was the best preparation for my paralympic 100 m," said Pistorius.
GORDEYEVA CLEARS 204
EBERSTADT (GER, Aug 19): Russian Irina Gordeyeva who was olympic 10th placer cleared at special High Jump meet here excellent 204, her personal best and second best in the world 2012. She then even tried at Russian record height of 208 cm. Olympic bronze winner Svetlana Shkolina was second with two meters. Third European Champion Ruth Beitia 197 ahead of 2008 Olympic winner Tia Hellebaut also 197 and fifth home Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch 194.
LINZ (AUT, Aug 19): Gugl Games of Linz (EA Classic) started with a shot put in the city center close to the City Hall. Cory Martin won with 21.31 what is his season best ahead of Ryan Whiting 20.84 and Christian Cantwell 20.21.
NEUBRANDENBURG (GER, Aug 19): Robert Harting is unbeaten in his 31st competition (finals counting). At DKB duels he achieved 68.00 in discus to beat Virgilijus Alekna 66.16. Betty Heidler beat with 75.35 Cuban Yipsi Moreno 72.62. Ralf Bartels won the shot put (20.11) and Martina Strutz was the winner of pole vault with 440 when Silke Spiegelburg due to an injury did not compete. The inly German non-winner was Nadine Muller against Cuban Yareli Barrios in women discus (65.77).
BECKUM (GER, Aug 19): Cuban olympic silver winner Yarisley Silva cleared 460 to win the special women pole vault meet here. Second Lisa Ryzikh 444 over Alana Boyd 437.
LIVERPOOL (GBR, Aug 18): At Interclubs League Joel Fearon clocked windy 10.22 (+2.6) in the 100 m. Chris Clarke won the 400 m in 46.49. Olympic finalist Alex Smith got 73.75 in the hammer.
TALLINN (EST, Aug 19): Risto Matas achieved the best mark of the second day of Estonian Championships 80.50 in the javelin.
WINDSOR (GBR, Aug 18): Another Interclubs League event saw Chijindu Ujah winning the 100 m in 10.31 (+1.1) and Luke Fagan clocked 20.60 (+1.2) in the 200 m over Nigel Levine 20.98.
TRNAVA (SVK, Aug 18): Slovak sprinter Vladimir Simik improved here to 10.34 (+0.2) at the 100 m and equaled the national U23 record.
KLAGENFURT (AUT, Aug 19): Kenyan Lucy Murigi won in hot weather the Klagenfurt Half-Marathon in 1:14:05 ahead of Anna Hahner of Germany 1:14:31. Kenyan Robert Langat was the top male runner in 1:02:47.
LAUSANNE (SUI): Shot put olympic winner Valerie Adams will turn down the chance to be presented with her London 2012 Olympic gold medal in front of a crowd watching an All Blacks rugby match and instead wants to receive it in Lausanne next week, she has said. The New Zealander was upgraded to first position in the shot after Belarusian Nadzeya Ostapchuk, the woman who won originally, was stripped of the title following a positive test for anabolic steroids. Adams has revealed that she would like to receive the medal at the Stade Olympique de la Pontaise in Lausanne during the Samsung Diamond League meeting on August 23. But her hopes are set to be dashed because Ostapchuk is threatening to appeal against the decision to disqualify her because she claims she is an innocent victim. Ostapchuk claims she is the victim of a conspiracy and is set to appeal against the decision to strip her of the Olympic gold medal. She has claimed Belarus's former head coach Anatoly Baduyev, who was arrested by Russia's Federal Security Service in June under suspicion of embezzlement, is behind her positive test.
LINZ (AUT): Austrian media are informing that olympic long jump winner Greg Rutherford cancelled his participation. But the men 400 m field was highly upgraded by first and second from the London hurdles race Felix Sanchez and Michael Tinsley. US olympic bronze winner Justin Gatlin as per Kronen Zeitung was in hospital after having high fever and stomach problems. His participation at the meet on Monday remains under question.