EME NEWS (JAN 19, 2013)
LAVILLENIE 586 AND MURER 460
RENO (USA, Jan 18): At Pole Vault Summitt French olympic winner Renaud Lavillenie showed he is the man to watch. In second attempt he cleared here world leading 586 cm (his failure in first try was the first of the day) and had close tries at 592. Second Brazilian record holder Fabio Gomes da Silva 560 and third Japanese record holder Daichi Sawano 550 ahead of Jordan Scott also 550. Also to note 6th former world champion Dutch Rens Blom 535 and 9th decathlon world champion Trey Hardee with 520 (his indoor PB is 530 but from 2006). Reigning world champion Fabiana Murer opened her indoor season with 460 to win the women competition. She then tried at 470 but three times ran through. Four others followed her with 440 in order Mary Saxer, Kylie Hutson, Katy Viuf and April Kubishta.
ALBUQUERQUE (USA, Jan 18): Return of the former olympic and world winner at 400 m Jeremy Wariner. After being only 6th at Olympic Trials last year and because of an injury he ended his season already in July. Now is fully back and clocked near indoor PB 20.99 200 m win at the Cherry and Silver Invite. His indoor best 20.93 is from last February. Also to note 1:17.63 at the 600 m by Trinidad´s olympic relay medalist Jarrin Solomon.
NAIROBI (KEN): Top Kenyan middle distance runner and Olympic 1500 m finalist Nixon Chepseba will not compete during the indoor season. He said on his twitter: „I had hurt my hip from a fall during training and missed some weeks. It's okay now but don't want to force things."
POTCHEFSTROOM (RSA): Former European 1500 m champion French Mehdi Baala informed that he will not compete during the indoor season. He decided to concentrate on summer after two weeks of training camp in Potchefstroom, South Africa. Informs L´Équipe.
PARIS (FRA): European pentathlon indoor champion French Antoinette Nana Djimou will decide later whether she will try to defend her title from Paris also in Goteborg. First she wants to see her shape at international meets in Bordeaux on January 26 (in 60 m and high jump) and Mondeville on February 2 (60 m hurdles and long jump). Said her coach Sebastien Levicq for L´Équipe.
BUDAPEST (HUN): US men just finished ahead of Poland in the special ranking of the countries for the throwing events by All-Athletics.com while Germany retained the lead in the women's list. Finland lived up to the javelin tradition in the country with regaining the first rank in the men's Javelin Throw. Poland finished only 12 points behind the USA which dominated in the men's Shot Put. The order of the first seven countries is the same as last year with only Germany moving down from first to third place. Great Britain & NI entered the Top-12 in 8th position. In the women's list last year's 2nd country, USA finished only 4th this time while Cuba and Ukraine moved up to 5th and 6th respectively.
STELLENBOSCH (RSA): Belgian star Tia Hellebaut informed about her winter plans. After returning from training camp in Stellenbosch, South Africa she will first compete on February 2 in Arnstadt, then on February 7 at women meeting in Eaubonne and very special on February 10 the meet of Gent, in her home country. After that she will head for Sweden, first for Stockholm meet on February 21 and European Indoor Championships in Goteborg, city where she won the outdoor title in 2006.
MADRID (ESP): The 2010 European 1500 m champion Nuria Fernandez will not compete this year due to pregnancy. Spanish media are informing. She is expecting her second child and still plans to return for the 2014 European Championships in Zurich and at a new distance, the 5000 m. That was actually planned also for 2013.
OTHER US INDOOR RESULTS (JAN 18)
CHAPEL HILL: Hammer thrower Amber Campbell achieved 22.33 in the weight throw at Dick Taylor Invitational.
AKRON: Canadian junior world medalist Shawn Barber confirmed his solid shape with 556 pole vault win.
HOUSTON: Former US champion Mike Rodgers clocked 6.64 to win the 60 m at Leonard Hilton Memorial. He is due to compete next weekend in Glasgow in US Team. Second Antoine Adams of St. Kitts 6.67 and third Jamaican 400 m runner Errol Nolan impressive 6.69. In university race Justin Anderson got 6.67 PB ahead of Leshon Collins also 6.67 and PB. Quartermiler Natasha Hastings won the women 60 m in 7.26, her personal best. Kineke Alexander of St. Vincent won the 400 m in 53.14. ahead of Jamaican Patricia Hall 53.39. Not only Hastings tested her shape before Glasgow but also Funmi Jimoh with 638 win in the long jump.
BLOOMINGTON: Briton Lee Emanuel clocked his non-oversized 3000 m personal best 7:52.42 at the Gladstein Invitational. Mary Wineberg won the 400 m in solid 52.91.
BLACKSBURG: Impressive 1:09.98 at 500 m from Virginia Tech Invitational by world indoor medalist Erica Moore. At this oversized track Jonathan McCants won the 300 m in 33.58.
COLUMBIA: New name Marquesh Woodson clocked 6.70 personal best at 60 m during Missour Invitational.
LINCOLN: 2010 World indoor medalist in high jump Dusty Jonas returned after rupturing his achilles a year ago. At Prairie Wolf Invitational he cleared 225 cm. „I wanted to jump only 220, but felt so good so jumped also higher," said Jonas who is completely pain free.
PROVO (Jan 17): At Shot Put Challenge Zack Lloyd won with 20.18 ahead of group of European throwers headed by Leif Arrhenius of Sweden 19.68.
NEW YORK: Olympic 400 m medalist Lalonde Gordon of Trinidad won the 200 m in 20.91 at the Great Dane Classic. Junior Laray Smith won the 300 m in 33.96 and David Verburg clocked 1:01.29 in the 500 m. Mamadou Gueye of Senegal improved to 783 in the long jump.
SYDNEY (AUS, Jan 19): At Australian Youth Olympic Festival Matt Denny (will be 17 in summer) the top current throwing talent won the hammer with national youth record 79.26 (5 kg). It is Oceanian youth record and 19th best performer ever in the U17 category. He added also discus record of 64.76 m with 1.5 kg implement.
POTCHEFSTROOM (RSA, Jan 19): In a training meeting European champion Pavel Maslak clocked here 20.87 (+0.5) at the 200 m ahead of Jan Veleba 21.05. Their training partner and 400 m hurdles Zuzana Hejnova was fourth in 24.28 in a mixed race.
RABAT (MAR): Moroccan marathoner Anderrahim Goumri (was currently banned) has died Friday night in a car crash. That happened in Temara a suburb of Moroccan capital Rabat. Goumri was accompanied by Olympic and world medallist Rashid Ramzi of Bahrein and multi world finalist and African medallist Youssef Baba. Both are injured in a critical situation. Informs Aziz Daouda.
NORDHAUSEN (GER): Patrick Müller's mark (21.39) in Nordhausen was achieved actually with 5 kg implement, just 4 cm off David Storl's German U18 indoor record. His best with 6 kg is 18.75 since last December. Informs Michel Saint-Raymond.
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