Dayron Robles ran his first race since last year, with a 13.82 in Torino on June 8. The five thousand fans at the Primo Nebiolo Memorial saw the Cuban superstar, while short of racing fitness, racing once again. Give him four or five more races, and he should be racing well...
EME NEWS (JUN 8, 2013)
Malachowski 71.84, Silva 490
HENGELO (NED, Jun 8): Fanny Blankers-Koen Games (IAAF World Challenge) before some 10 000 spectators was highlighted by two historical marks (three meeting records). Cuban Yarisley Silva cleared in pole vault not only 480 but also 490 new area record and world lead in first attempt (had two surprise misses at 405 and then a 440 clearance). She is now third all-time best and tried at five meters. Second Svetlana Feofanova opened her season with 460. In discus unexpected shocker from European champion 2010 Piotr Malachowski with unbelievable 71.84 in round five, national record and meet record. It is 7th best throw ever and fifth best perfomer. Second world champion and olympic winner Robert Harting ended his winning streak since 2010 at number 35. He also improved his season best to 69.91 in the same fifth round (his third best of career). Home win at 200 m for Churandy Martina in second fastest by an European 2013 20.23 (+2.0) what was also a new meet record, second Briton James Ellington 20.42 PB. French talent Pierre-Ambroise Bosse won the 800 m in 1:44.89 over South African Andre Olivier 1:44.96 and Eurowinner Marcin Lewandowski from Poland 1:45.50. Eugene winner Silas Kiplagat won the 1500 m in 3:35.69 ahead of improved Austrian Andreas Vojta3:36.36 (was leading). Ethiopian junior Muktar Edris in dramatic finish beat over 5000 m in 13:04.65 Kenyan Augustine Choge 13:05.31 with Kenyan Cyrus Rutto third in PB 13:12.91. Unfortunately it was not the day for legendary Kenenisa Bekele who did not finish the race and stopped 3 laps to go. 2009 World champion Ryan Brathwaite won clearly the hurdles in good 13.21 (+0.8). Drama at 400 m hurdles, US Justin Gaymon was reinstated and won in 48.87, LJ Van Zyl remained disqualified. Second Rhys Williams 49.09. In remaining men technical events Tobias Scherbarth cleared as only one 560 in the pole vault. Reese Hoffa dominated in second part of the shot put 20.95 ahead of Dylan Armstrong 20.52. World medalist Ngoni Makusha won the long jump with windy 820 (+5.3) ahead of Christian Reif 808 (+1.0) and Iginisious Gaisah 803 (+0.5). 2008 Olympic winner Irving Saladino was only 7th 788 (0.0). Women running events had Abeba Aregawi clocking new Swedish 800 m record 1:59.20, US Keshia Baker won the 400 m 51.73 and in the 200 m Eurowinner Mariya Ryemyen dominated in 22.70 (+1.0) ahead of US Tiffany Townsend 22.74 and Dutch Dafne Schippers with Moscow standard 22.84. Steeple specialist Almaz Ayana won the 5000 m in 14:52.42 PB ahead of juniors Buze Diriba14:52.89 PB and Kenyan Agnes Tirop 14:54.12 PB with favorite Gelete Burka fourth 14:54.76.
Kori Carter 53.21 world lead at 400 m hurdles
EUGENE (USA, Jun 7): Third day of NCAA Championships had as top highlight at Hayward Field the excellent world leading and collegiate record 53.21 by Kori Carter at 400 m hurdles (her pre-2013 best was 57.10). Second olympic finalist Georganne Moline 53.72 also personal best and Turquise Thompson another PB 54.99. English Gardener as third this year under 11 at the 100 m, her 10.96 was new personal best. The same for second Octavious Freeman 11.00, third Kimberlyn Duncan 11.08 ahead of Auriyeall Scott 11.14. Another top sprint result was the improvement of World junior champion from Barcelona Ashley Spencer 50.28 ahead of 2010 World junior champion Shaunae Miller of Bahamas 50.70 CAC junior record and Phyllis Francis 50.86 PB. It all shows that the college athletes can mix the cards for the Moscow Team. Jamaican Natoya Goule improved again in the 800 m when winning in 2:00.06. Abbey D´Agostino got the 5000 m 15:43.68, Bettany Buell topped the pole vault 445, Jamaican Shaneika Thomas the triple 14.14 (+1.9). Heptathlon winner Lindsay Vollmer 6086 PB ahead of Makeba Alcide new national record for St. Lucia 6050. From men events olympic relay medalist Bryshon Nellum improved to 44.73 at the 400 m (4th best 2013) ahead of Trinidad´s Deon Lendore 44.94 PB, junior Arman Hall 45.02 PB and David Verburg 45.03 also PB. Another top mark and series of personal bests in the 400 m hurdles by Reggie Wyatt 48.58 ahead of Michael Stigler 49.19, fifth Jeremy Gibson new national record for Bahamas 49.39. Expected high jump duel of olympic medalists saw Canadian Derek Drouin clearing 234 (tried at 239) over Erik Kynard 231. In the 100 m dash too much wind +3.2 for the sub 10 times: Charles Silmon 9.89, Dentarius Locke 9.91 and Isiah Young 9.96. Other winners Elijah Greer 1:46.58 in the 800 m, Kenyan Anthony Rotich 8:21.19 steeple PB, Australian Julian Wruck won the discus 64.94 over Jamaican Chad Wright who improved to 63.74.
Robles only 6th
TORINO (ITA, Jun 8): The "14th Memorial Primo Nebiolo" (EA Premium) before 5000 spectators offered interesting competition. World of athletics was waiting on comeback of 2008 Olympic winner Dayron Robles at 110 m hurdles, he was 6th in 13.82 (-0.3). Winner US Omo Osaghae clocked 13.49. The best result of the day in women 100 m hurdles as Queen Harrison clocked 12.64 (-0.8) ahead of Lolo Jones 12.74 and British representative Tiffany Porter 12.83. More US wins for Dalilah Muhammad 54.66 ahead of Christine Spence 55.99 in the 400 m hurdles, Funmi Jimoh in long jump 663 (+1.1) ahead of Darya Klishina 659 (-0.2). Chauntae Bayne in 11.31 (+0.1) beat fast Ukrainian Olesya Povkh 11.40. Top distance result of the meet was the 800 m by Kenyan Nelly Jepkosgei 2:00.32 beating Ukrainians Olena Zhushman2:00.92 and Anastasiya Tkachuk 2:01.75. Jamaican Jacques Harvey in 10.26 (+0.7) beat fastest Italian Michael Tumi 10.27. Davide Manenti won the 200 m 20.79 (-0.5), French Paul Renaudie the 800 m 1:47.41 and Kenyan Eric Tirop the 5000 m 13:32.09. Italian throwing wins for Giovanni Faloci discus 62.82 and Silvia Salis 67.87 hammer. In the relays wins for All-Stars teams, women (Ali, Y. Lewis, Bayne, A. Bailey) 43.38 and men (Newman, Harvey, Lewis-Francis, Osaghae) 39.04, Italy twice second 44.02 and 39.52.
Mockenhaupt and Sanchez
PRAVETS (BUL, Jun 8): German Sabrina Mockenhaupt won the 17th European Cup 10 000 m in Bulgaria with solid time 32:13.64. Unfortunately she missed the B-standard for Moscow 32:05. Second French marathon record holder Christelle Daunay 32:46.39 and third Serbian Olivera Jevtic 32:52.56. Top three went under 33 minutes. Spain ahead of Great Britain and Belarus was the women teams ranking. Among non-finishers olympic medalist Elvan Abeyelegesse or other favorites Ana Dulce Felix or Krisztina Papp. Spanish former World indoor medalist Sergio Sanchez was the best in men race after 28:31.75. Second Turkish former steeple specialist Halil Akkas in personal best 28:31.82 and third Italian Ahmed El Mazoury 28:36.40. Another Italian favorite European CC Champion Andrea Lalli was 7th 29:05.13 and Italy won the team title ahead of Spain.
NEW YORK (USA, Jun 8): With clouds giving way to sunshine and early morning rain having moved out of the city, Ethiopia's Mamitu Daska charged her way to victory here at the 42nd Oakley New York Mini 10-K. Breaking the tape in 31:47, Daska became the first Ethiopian champion in event history, and collected the winner's check of 10 000 USD. Second former two time champion here Linet Masai 32:46 and third Briton Gemma Steel 32:59.
CHEBOKSARY (RUS, Jun 8): Yelena Bikulova and Andrey Ruzavin became winners at 20 km during first day of Russian national race walk championships. Their winning times were 1:19:08 and 1:28:42. In women race second Svetlana Vasilyeva 1:29:56 and third Natalya Kholodilina 1:30:32. Top two are coached by Olga oder in Chelyabinsk region. Top two in men race are from Mordovia, second Pyotr Bogatyryov 1:19:36. Third place for Pyotr Trofimov 1:23:30. The race was held on 1 km circuit in 25 degrees.
CESKE BUDEJOVICE (CZE, Jun 8): Ethiopian Tamirat Tola won the Mattoni Half Marathon here in 1:02:04 ahead of Kenyans Henry Chirchir 1:02:07 and Silas Ngetich 1:02:20. Best Czech Jan Kreisinger was 7th 1:08:58. Hurtesa Kedisa got also the women title for Ethiopia in 1:12:11 ahead of Shume Demise 1:12:16.
TOKYO (JPN, Jun 8): Ryota Yamagata won the expected 100 m final during second day of Japanese Championships in 10.11 (+0.7) clearly over world junior record holder Yoshihide Kiryu 10.25. Yuzo Kanemaru won the 400 m in 45.56, Yuki Sato 28:24.94 in the 10 000 m and world medalist 2009 Yukifumi Murakami 81.04 in javelin. On the women side Chisato Fukushima clocked 11.41 (0.0) in the 100 m, Hitomi Shimura personal best 13.02 (-0.6) at 100 m hurdles and Haruka Sugiura 52.52 PB in the 400 m. From heats 20.52 by Kenji Fujimitsu (+0.3) in the 200 m, Wataru Yazawa 13.62 (+0.1) PB at 100 m hurdles and Yasuhiro Fueki 49.38 PB in the 400 m hurdles semis.
IBIRAPUERA (BRA, Jun 7): New Brazilian record during second day of Trofeu Brasil (National Championships) by Keila Costa 14.58 (+2.0) in the triple jump. She improved her own mark by 1 cm. World indoor champion from Istanbul Mauro Vinicius bettered his life-time best in long jump to 831 (+1.4), he had in total four 8 meters jumps. Continental record holder Augusto Dutra de Oliveira won the pole vault 570 with World junior champion 2012 Thiago da Silva improved to 560 as second. Anderson Henriques won the 400 m in 45.64 ahead of Pedro Luis de Oliveira 45.69. Women 400 m winner Joelma Sousa clocked 52.32. Solid relay wins for Bovespa 39.19 and Pinheiros 43.57.
MONTVERDE (USA, Jun 8): Second Star Athletics Sprint Series meet in Florida registered fast personal bests. In the men 100 m final Gabriel Mvumvure of Zimbabwe achieved 9.98 PB (+1.9) ahead of Ramon Gittens from Barbados 10.02 PB and Derrick Atkins of Bahamas 10.06 with Olympic medalist Richard Thompson from Trinidad fourth 10.14. Jeff Demps who clocked 10.11 (+1.6) in heats was only 6th 10.26. In other final Jamaicans Ramone McKenzie 10.02 (+2.6) ahead of Lerone Clarke 10.13. In the 200 m Curtis Mitchell clocked impressive 20.25 (+1.3), in other race personal best for Bahamian Jamial Rolle 20.51 (+2.0). Bahamian olympic relay winner Michael Mathieu won the 400 m in 45.21 and former world champion Kerron Clement the 400 m hurdles 49.49. Mikael Thomas clocked new national record for Trinidad over the hurdles 13.19 (+1.2) over Jamaican Dwight Thomas 13.27. In women 100 m Alexandria Anderson 11.14 (+1.0) over Jamaican Sheri-Ann Brooks 11.22. DeeDee Trotter got solid double 22.83 (+2.2) and 52.31. Unlucky +2.1 wind in the 100 m hurdles final, so no improvements for Jackie Coward 12.67, Lori Smith 12.72 and Kristi Castlin 12.75. In the heats olympic medalist Kellie Wells 12.78 (+0.8), Lavonne Idlette from Dominican Republic national record 12.77 (+1.8) and Coward PB 12.80 (+1.9) in another heat.
KLADNO (CZE, Jun 8): Ukrainian Hanna Melnychenko leads the heptathlon after first day of TNT Express Meeting (IAAF CE Challenge) with 3834 points. Second Karolina Tyminska of Poland 3784 and third home best Eliska Klucinova 3686 only 6 points behind her national record score. Decathlon overnight leader is Belarus Andrey Kravchenko 4307 with Dmitriy Karpov of Kazakhstan having 4180 and third Pawel Wiesolek from Poland 4034. Because of an injury in shot put not continuing is another favorite Mihai Dudas of Serbia.
BYDGOSZCZ (POL, Jun 8): The 13th European Athletics Festival did not had EA status this year. Lukasz Parszczynski won the steeple in8:26.01 and missed the A standard for Moscow by 0.01. Lithuanian Egle Balciunaite clocked 2:02.16 in the 800 m ahead of Kenyan Selah Busienei 2:02.28 and Joanna Jozwik 2:02.39 PB. Young Ewa Swoboda topped the 100 m in national youth record 11.55 (-0.1). Pawel Fajdek won the hammer 76.48 and Dominik Bochenek the hurdles 13.72 (-0.7). Latvian Mareks Arents was the best in the pole vault (550).
ISTANBUL (TUR, Jun 8): The 68th Cezmi Or Memorial had nas best result the 45.83 by Jarrin Solomon of Trinidad in the 400 m. Dmitrijs Jurkevics from Latvia won the 1500 m in meet record 3:41.27. Italian Marco Fassinotti cleared 224 to win the high jump over Russian Vadim Vrublevskiy (19) 224 PB. US veteran Mickey Grimes won the 100 m in 10.41 (+1.8). In women events Ukrainian Viktoriya Pyatachenko clocked windy 11.28 (+4.3) in the 100 m ahead of Turkish Nimet Karakus 11.29 (national U23 record in heats 11.62 0.0). Esma Aydemir won the 1500 m 4:14.23 and Ukrainian Daryna Prystupa the 400 m 52.69.
FLORO (NOR, Jun 8): Double olympic winner Andreas Thorkildsen tested his shape at Hyundai Grand Prix meet here with good 84.64 ahead of Marcin Krukowski from Poland 82.32. It is best throw of Thorkildsen since May 2012. Czech Lukas Melich won the hammer 76.31 ahead of Poland´s veteran Szymon Ziolkowski 74.67. Polish sprint wins for Dariusz Kuc 10.24 (+2.8) ahead of Briton Andy Robertson 10.28 and Marika Popowicz 11.52 (+1.2) and 23.25 (+2.5). National record holder Ezinne Okparaebo was second 11.59.
REGENSBURG (GER, Jun 8): Sparkassen Gala confirmed top shape of German runners. National teams clocked impressive European leads 38.41 men (over Sweden 39.23) and 43.38 women. Lucas Jakubczyk won the 100 m in 10.26 (-1.3) with Martin Keller faster 10.25 (+0.6) in heats. Alexander John clocked 13.52 (-0.2) in the hurdles, David Gollnow achieved 45.72 over Eric Krieger 45.77 in the 400 m (PB´s for both). Another improvement race the 800 m as Andreas Lange got1:45.69 ahead of Kenyan Moses Kibet 1:45.83 and junior Patrick Zwicker 1:46.01 PB. Silvio Schirrmeister was the best in the 400 m hurdles 49.68. Homiyu Tesfaye won the 1500 m in 3:38.44. Briton David Bolarinwa achieved 20.60 (-0.7) in the 200 m ahead of Julian Reus 20.68. Also in winning shape former junior gold medalist Jodie Williams 11.41 (-0.7) and 23.32 (-1.6, here second German Inna Weit 23.34). Czech Lenka Masna won the 800 m 2:01.51 and Martina Strutz cleared Moscow standard 460 in the pole vault.
BONNEUIL (FRA, Jun 7): New best for Mickael-Meba Zeze 20.74 (+1.6) in the 200 m what is the fastest in Europe 2013 by an junior. Another personal best for Nicolas Gomont 802 (+1.5) in long jump, but was beaten by Tyrone Smith of Bermuda 809 (+0.3). Guest wins for Jamaican Sheldon Mitchell 10.31 (+0.7) at the 100 m and Poland´s Przemyslaw Czajkowski 63.23 in discus. Women 100 m was wind-aided +2.6 as Carina Louami got 11.25 ahead of junior Stella Akakpo 11.27. In the 200 m win for 18 years old Deborah Sananes 23.79. Also to note the 13.01 (+1.3) by Alice Decaux over the hurdles. Foreign wins for Mestawet Tadesse of Ethiopia 9:08.47 in the 3000 m and Levern Spencer of St. Lucia 191 in the high jump.
COLMAR (FRA, Jun 7): Mickael Francois won there the 400 m hurdles in 49.99, former world champion Amy Mbacke Thiam from Senegal won the 400 m in 53.87.
ST. DENIS (FRA, Jun 7): European indoor 2011 relay champion Marc Macedot improved here to 45.99 in the 400 m.
PIERRE-BENITE (FRA, Jun 7): French record holder Salim Sdiri leaped to excellent 823 (+1.8) in the long jump, his best since 2011. In women long jump Eunice Barber 650 (+1.1) and Teresa Nzola Meso Ba 13.91 (+0.5) in triple. In women pole vault Marion Lotout 445 cm.
SIEDLCE (POL, Jun 8): European junior medalist 2011 Tomasz Jaszczuk won here the long jump with season best 793 cm.
KHANIA (GRE, Jun 8): The traditional Venizelia Meeting (no longer EA Status) had Konstantinos Douvalidis clocking 13.50 (+1.6) over the hurdles, he was also third in the 100m in 10.41. Here the winner Efthimis Stergioulis clocked 10.37 (+0.6). Dimitris Diamantaras leaped to 797 (+2,5) in the long jump, the same for Dimitris Tsiamis in triple 16.95 (+2.8). Evaggelia Galeni achieved 654 (0.0) in the long jump.
LODZ (POL, Jun 7): Grzegorz Zimniewicz won the 100 m at Polish University Championships in 10.31 (+0.8).
BRATISLAVA (SVK, Jun 8): At Babiak Memorial meet Peter Horak cleared 220 in the high jump and tried at 225. Czech Jana Koresova leaped to 654 (+0.6) in the long jump.
KESSEL-LO (BEL, Jun 8): Hanne Claes won the 200 m at the Meeting voor Mon in 23.26 (+1.3). Adrien Deghelt clocked windy 13.65 (+2.2) over the hurdles.
KIL (SWE, Jun 8): Swedish sprinting talent Irene Ekelund (16) improved 37 years old national junior 100 m record to 11.35 (+1.7) at Stefan Holm Spelen.
PRAHA (CZE): 20th Josef Odlozil Memorial will have Czech top athletes as main stars on Monday (EA Premium). The meet returns to the traditional Juliska Stadium, the home of the army club Dukla Praha where many of the best athletes are members. Very special the women 400 m hurdles with Czech stars olympic medalist Zuzana Hejnova, olympic finalist Denisa Rosolova and world champion Lashinda Demus. European 400 m champion Pavel Maslak will have as main opponents Offentse Mogawane from South Africa, Jarrin Solomon of Trinidad and Briton Richard Buck. Diamond race 2012 winner Vitezslav Vesely in men javelin will fight with improved Pole Lukasz Grzeszczuk and Kenyan Julius Yego. Olympic pole vault finalist Jan Kudlicka will have as main opponent recent Rome Diamond League winner and olympic bronze medalist Raphael Holzdeppe from Germany. The main memorial event the 1500 m with best Czech Jakub Holusa against strong group of Kenyan and Ethiopian runners. British duo James Dasaolu with Craig Pickering is running the 100 m against current top German Lukas Jakubczyk. Hurdles sprint has US olympian Jeff Porter with Briton William Sharman, Poland´s olympic finalist Artur Noga and German Helge Schwarzer. Serbian record holder Emir Bekric has the best this year shape at the 400 m hurdles. Women hurdles will have Tiffany Porter in family affair in Praha against Italian record holder Veronica Borsi, Belgian Eline Berings and Czech record holder Lucie Skrobakova. Russian Yulia Chizhenko and Italian Margerita Magnani are the favorites for women 1500 m. Shot put star is European indoor champion Christina Schwanitz of Germany. In long jump Briton JJ Jegede, Mexican Luis Rivera and Poland´s talent Tomasz Jaszczuk. Women high jump is having improved Croatian Ana Simic, Levern Spencer of St. Lucia and Marina Aitova from Kazakhstan.