2018 Berlin Diary: London champ Ramil Guliyev focused on 200 meters, and other news from Berlin (on Q Day)


That Berlin, Germany will be a fine host of the 2018 European Athletics Championships is a fact. Kudos to the European Athletics Association on the innovations that they are introducing in Berlin. Also, the amount of content on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram is excellent. My only beef is that the US and Canada readers will be unable to see the European Championships streaming content. At RunBlogRun, we have covered the last four Euro Indoors and last four European Outdoors, and our numbers will average 150,000 plus a day, with strong viewer and readership from US. My humble suggestion is a highlights reel, 3 minutes, just like Diamond League for your fans in US and Canada.

Guliyev_RamilR-Oslo18.jpgRamil Guliyev, photo by PhotoRun.net

BERLIN (GER): 200 m World champion Ramil Guliyev did not run the 100 m pre-round in order to concentrate on the 200 m. He claimed that already before Berlin saying that he will only contest the 100 m when seeded into semifinals.
BERLIN (GER): The first time in history, a long jump championship-competition was visualized today by a real laser line to beat in Olympic-Stadium in Berlin in frame of the mens long jump qualifications at the European Championships. The world innovation "PrimeLine drive" was created in coopertion by visionary Golden Fly Sports CEO Armin Margreiter and Laser-Specialist MediaLas with CEO Dirk Baur. All long- and triple jump events at ECH in Berlin will be visualised now by this safe and certified system with a real "Line to Beat"as special service for audience, athletes and media.
BERLIN (GER): British team captain and former World champion Dai Greene did not run the 400 m hurdles qualification round on Monday due to tight hamstring during the warm-up.
BERLIN (GER): European Athletics staged an Athletes Forum on Monday where representatives of each participating nation were invited.
BERLIN (GER): German decathlete Niklas Kaul who replaced medal favorite Kai Kazmirek in national team said: "I have nothing to lose. I can only win from this situation. Looking forward mainly to javelin and pole vault." This year in Gotzis he scored 8205 points in his first senior decathlon.
BERLIN (GER): European Athletics has launched, for the first time, a Coaches Club for the duration of the European Championships in Berlin from 6-12 August. The Club, taking place at the Hotel Berlin, will feature daily seminars and lectures on a range of topics, from performance analysis and enhancement to the rise of female coaches and their importance to sport. The sessions will be offered free of charge to any coach, performance director, physio or medical expert in Berlin for the Championships.

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