EME NEWS (JUNE 23, 2009) UPDATE
SEBRLE LEADING WITH 4218 POINTS
KLADNO (CZE, June 23): World record holder Roman Sebrle leads after first day of the 3rd TNT-Fortuna Combined Events meeting. Due to rain and cold his score is 4218 points after 11.15 – 766 – 14.76 – 206 – 50.72. â€žSeeing the conditions I m satisfied, also I felt something like flu some days before and my heel is also not totally ok. I had enough energy in long jump and high jump,â€œ commented Sebrle. Second is Algerian record holder Larbi Bouraada with 4202, he was the best at 100 m (10.73), 400 m (48.29) and in high jump (209). Jamaican World medalist Maurice Smith is third but only three points behind the second placer 4197 (10.88-725-14.67-197-48.35). New Zealender Brent Newdick (4114) is also ahead of from injury returning olympic medalist Dmitriy Karpov of Kazakhstan (4092). Olympic winner Natalya Dobrynska leads the heptathlon with 3609 points (13.94 – 173 – 14.97 – 25.16) ahead of IcelandÂ´s junior Helga Margret Thorsteindottir (3551, 14.19 – 173 – 14.09 – 24.77), UzbekistanÂ´s Yulia Tarasova (3509) and Ukrainian Iryna Ilkevich (3370). Specially high jump was staged in tough weather conditions.
COLE GOES SUB 50 SECONDS
CELLE LIGURE (ITA, June 23): Australian Brendan Cole clocked 49.72 at 400 m hurdles at 21st Arcobaleno meet (EAP Circuit) in Italy. His team-mate Lauren Boden won also the women 400 m hurdles in 57.28. New ZealandÂ´s Andrea Miller won the 100 m hurdles (13.29, -0.8), menÂ´s hurdles winner was home Emanuele Abate (13.79, +1.3). British sprinter Jeff Lawal-Balogun won the 100 m in 10.41 (-0.7) and 200 m in 20.82 (+0.4). UzbekistanÂ´s Guzel Khubbieva was the fastest woman at 100 m (11.64, -0.1), but was beaten at 200 m (24.30) by Briton Helen Pryor (23.59, +0.2).
MAJEWSKI 20.70 IN RAIN
BIBERACH (GER, June 23): First day of International meet in Biberach was devoted for shot put only. Olympic winner Tomasz Majewski of Poland was able to beat the German elite. In rain his best result was 20.70. Peter Sack was second (20.39) ahead of Ralf Bartels (20.21). Junior David Storl confirmed his good shape with 19.88 (5th). Nadine Kleinert was the female winner with 19.13 beating Anca Heltne of Romania (18.71). All other events will be held on Wednesday.
DARMSTADT (GER): Eight weeks prior to the World championships in Berlin, the German Athletics Federation (DLV) announced its combined events team. All six athletes are ranked in the top ten lists. Michael Schrader, Pascal Behrenbruch and Norman Muller will compete in decathlon and Jennifer Oeser, Lilli Schwarzkopf and Julia MÃ¤chtig in heptathlon.
LEIRIA (POR): Just to note by Phil Minshull is the the infield clock which was 8:45.13 for Spainâ€˜s Natalia Rodriguez after â€šshe â€šwonâ€˜ the womenâ€˜s 3000m and before she was disqualified.
LEIRIA (POR): Another note is that Britainâ€˜s Dwain Chambers who won not only 100 m, but also 200 m which he had in a British vest since 2001 and that he is now considering trying to qualify for both events at the World Championships.
MILANO (ITA): Notturna di Milano international meet (Thursday, June 25) will have olympic medalists Ivano Brugnetti and Alex Schwazer at 5000 m walk. Italian record holder Libania Grenot will run the 400 m and world leader Yulia Krevsun of Ukraine the 800 m against Elisa Cusma and another Ukrainiain runner who is olympic medalist at 1500 m Iryna Lischinska. MenÂ´s high jump will have as star 2005 world champion Yuri Krimarenko of Ukraine and Russian Aleksey Dmitrik. MenÂ´s 5000 m will have Keynan Beijing bronze winner Eliud Kipchoge as the main star.
BRATISLAVA (SVSlovakia will send to Universiade in Belgrade early July also hammer world leader Martina Hrasnova among others. Another top name will be 800 m runner Jozef Repcik and fresh NCAA hammer champion Marcel Lomnicky.
TRNAVA (SVK, June 23): Slovak Tomas Kruzliak achieved with youth 5 kg hammer world leading 75.93 metres at school competition here. Kruzliak can now aim for a good position in Bressanone at World Youth Championships.
OSTRAVA (CZE, June 20-21): Sprinter Pavel Maslak was the star of Czech Junior Championships. At the same track where Usian Bolt clocked 9.77w, he won the 100 m with 10.53 (+0.7) on Saturday and on Sunday improved the Czech junior record to 21.09 (0.0). Maslak is 18 years old and so eligibile for junior category also next year.
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS (USA, June 20): New fast sprinter from Florida. 17-years old Dedric Dukes improved to 20.94 at 200 m and 46.38 at 400 m.
LAUSANNE (SUI): National records specialist statistician Michel Saint-Raymond (his website www.athlerecords.net) points out that according to his check not 21 (as said in EME NEWS) but 34 national senior and junior records were improved during the European Team Championships : 21 seniors records (three of which by LAT Hammer Thrower Laura Igaune) and 13 juniors records (three of which also seniors records). Third League in Sarajevo was the best place for records with 18 new national marks (9+9), ahead of Banska Bystrica (9, 7+2), Leiria (5, 4+1) and Bergen (2, 1+1). Overall, 16 countries had their records books rewritten during this week-end with Azerbaijan athletes improving six marks (3+3) and Cyprus four (2+2). Both Great Britain and France improved the pole vault record, but Germany and Russia none.
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