Ostrava flash-back, from Alfons Juck, EME News

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Usain Bolt in Ostrava (2011), photo by PhotoRun.net

Ostrava flash-back

STATS: 3 World leads, 4 meet records, 15 000 spectators. 2nd oldest meet record broken by Sharika Nelvis at 100 m hurdles (12.55 -1.7). Grazyna Rabsztyn ran 12.65 in 1980 and afterwards it was twice equaled (in 2003 by Bridgette Foster-Hylton and in 2012 by Tiffany Porter).

RUDISHA: Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha assured that the injury he sustained during the 600m in Ostrava is not serious. He tweeted, "Its just a thigh muscle spasm not very serious problem. With few days of good care I hope to be back onto training."

ZELEZNY: The meet director was happy with quality of javelin men competition mainly with 8 athletes over 80 m. "Pity that we had such a bad weather. Despite that the throwers showed top results and that means they were in top shape and also the event looks to be improved for this season." 

WEATHER: The worst weather since nineties with 10 degrees and rain the whole meeting. Despite that the spectators filled the stadium.

BOLT: From his 7 appearances as per weather 2015 was the worst, also first time in 2006 was similarly cold but no rain, in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 solid but not hot, in 2010 during 300 m rain. "I will return every year until end of my career," he said for local media.

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