Usain Bolt will start to train next week. His car skidded off the road, but also overturned in a ditch, and when he exited, he stepped on some thorns with his left foot…
Bolt set to resume training
KINGSTON (JAM): Agencies are reporting that star sprinter Usain Bolt is aiming to be back in training next week. That is good news for all organisers who contracted him to compete in near future (Manchester May 17, Toronto June 11, Ostrava June 17). Norman Peart, manager for the Jamaican sprint star, said he expects to keep Bolt out the remainder of the week to be certain he is rested and fully healed before resuming workouts. “He is healing well,” Peart said. “He could be back in training in a couple of days. I think he will allow the week to run off though and start afresh next week.” Bolt had minor surgery to remove thorns that pierced his foot when he exited from the wreckage of his BMW M3 after it skidded off the highway and overturned in a ditch last Wednesday. This Tuesday he had stitches removed from his left foot. Agencies are informing.
Kanter this time 69.86
CHULA VISTA (USA, May 5): Olympic and world winner Estonian Gerd Kanter continued in winning in California at another special discus meet in Chula Vista with fourth round effort 69.86 m. Coach/agent Vestein Hafsteinsson commented on his web (globalthrowing.com) as follows: â€œGerd was a little tired and could not follow up on his big training throw of 72.66m some days ago and â€œonlyâ€ did 69.86m. Gerd has spoiled us with so many throws around 70m through the years, but as a coach I am always happy with distances that far. Gerd did not have a good meet and still threw that far. The heavy lifting has gotten to him a little as expected and the plan was also that he would take it a little more easy before the last meet on the 12th at La Jolla and then we hope he hits the big one.â€ Another Estonian Mart Israel was second with his second career-best 66.05. SwedenÂ´s Niklas Arrhenius was third with another big mark 65.42 and fourth Egyptian Omar El Ghazaly (64.95). But great day also for Austrian Gerhard Mayer who for first time in his career achieved two 64+ throws and improved the national record (63.32 by Georg Frank in 1981). In first round with 64.20 and confirmed that in fifth achieving 64.13. Dutch Eric Cadee as sixth still respectable 64.00 m. Danish shot putter Kim Christensen opened up with a great 19.38 m, his second best outdoor mark ever. US Becky Breisch won the women discus (60.30). When the big throwers will meet for first time? All looks like the first this years clash Kanter against former world and Olympic winner Virgilijus Alekna of Lithuania could happen at Danek Memorial in Czech Republic (Turnov) on May 26.
HABANA (CUB): Women hammer scene will be this summer without Cuban world and olympic medalist Yipsi Moreno. Exactly in August when the world championships will be held, she expects a baby (son). She is world champion 2001 and 2003 and won silver in 2005 and 2007. With coach Eladio Hernandez they are planning to return next year in time and prepare for Olympic Games 2012 in London. In Beijing she won silver as in Athens 2004 and was also fourth in Sydney 2000. Her continental record 76.62 comes from Zagreb Grand Prix Meeting in last year.
DOHA (QAT): Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence and Qatar Athletics Federation (QAAF) are now working closely in the conduct of major athletic events. Informs Gulf Times. The prestigious Academy signed recently an agreement of sponsorship with the QAAF according to which Aspire is the main sponsor of the Qatar Super Grand Prix 2009 held this Friday. The Athletics Federation and Aspire are also partners in organising another major athletics event, namely the 2010 World Indoor Championship which will take place at the Aspire Dome, the largest indoor multi-sport facility. Aspire Academy will present a Rookie Award to the best young athlete during the meeting on Friday.
BAUNATAL (GER): European Indoor High jump champion Ariane Friedrich will compete in a warm-up before her first this years clash with Croatian world champion Blanka Vlasic at DKB ISTAF in Berlin (June 14) at the meet on June 5 in Baunatal.
Special thanks to Alfons Juck, EME News.
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