adidas Grand Prix: No Tyson Gay? by alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

Tyson Gay, Rome 2009, photo by

n speaking to an source, who requested anonymity, "Tyson Gay is not injured, he is, however, sore. He was hoping to be ready to run the 100 meters, but is not ready to run at one hundred meters, at this time.."

The adidas Grand Prix will have many of the best runners, jumpers and throwers in the world, with the exception of a few men in the men's 100 meters.....

EME NEWS (JUN 8, 2010)




NEW YORK (USA): In the latest start list of adidas Grand Prix, the New York City Diamond League meet, the fastest US sprinter Tyson Gay is not included. As sources were informing, he is not yet ready for a fast 100 m. So far he competed on the track at 400 m this season and ran a excellent straight 200 m in Manchester in May.



ROMA (ITA): Men´s 100 m despite not beeing a Diamond Race event could be at Thursday´s Golden Gala the top issue. World leader and in-shape Asafa Powell might have the best weather so far in his season after Doha, Ostrava and Oslo. He is unbeaten so far this year and has career 62 legal sub 10 times, the most of all sprinters. But a young man should be also observed. French European Junior Champion and record holder Christophe Lemaitre could in nice summer evening at Olympic Stadium be the first white sub 10 runner. He improved this year to 10.03 at Club event. So far the fastest white is Poland´s Marian Woronin with 10.00 from 1984.



NEW YORK (USA): The revealed start list of adidas Grand Prix in New York on Saturday shows that for example for first time this year main 200 m rivals will clash. World champion Allyson Felix with olympic gold medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown. A world leader looks like something for sure. Double olympic winner Tirunesh Dibaba will make her track debut 2010 at 5000 m. Her main rival Meseret Defar opted for shorter 1500 m where her best 4:06.12 comes from 2006. But she does not look like favorite there. Olympic champion Nancy Lagat is unbeaten so far, Ethiopian former world indoor champion Gelete Burka added by all top US runners Anna Pierce, Shannon Rowbury and Christin Wurth-Thomas. Another first time meet of top names will be also 400 m hurdles, world leader Javier Culson with world champion Kerron Clement and Doha winner Bershawn Jackson.



NAIROBI (KEN): Olympic 800 m winner Pamela Jelimo after not beeing satisfied with her marks at meetings end of may continues in training. Her next competition will be Kenyan Trials end of June. After that decision about racing programme in July will be made. Kenya is also currently reconsidering the date of Commonwealth Games trials which in first September weekend would clash with IAAF Continental Cup in Split.






DAEGU (KOR, Jun 7): During first day of Korean national championships new 100 m hurdles record for Lee Yeon-Kyung 13.00 (+0.8). Top talent Park Bong-Ko improved the national junior mark in the 400 m with 45.63. He is so one of the medal contenders for Moncton 2010. Kim Hee-Nam improved to 10.34 (+1.6) to win the 100 m.


MOSCOW (RUS, Jun 7): During second day of Moscow City Championships Aleksey Fyodorov achieved new Russian junior triple jump record with 17.12 (+0.6).


DUBLIN (IRL, Jun 7): Rain failed to dampen the spirits of more than 40,000 fundraisers who took to the streets of Dublin for the Flora Women's Mini Marathon. Linda Byrne won in 34:29. Irish media are informing.







WARSZAWA (POL): Fresh world record holder Anita Wlodarczyk is the star of one of the oldest one day meetings in Europe on Tuesday. The 56th Kusocinski Memorial (EA Premium) will see her competing after achieving the global top mark. She felt some pain in her calf on Sunday, but still hopes for a top mark. She also had already a press conference on Monday in Polish main city. „I m feeling good. That record was not one moment case. I know I can throw more, my aim is to be the first over 80 meters," she said. Her main rivals will be German Kathrin Klaas and former record holder Russian Tatyana Lysenko. Another top home star will be high jumper Sylwester Bednarek against Russian Andrey Tereshin and improved Osku Torro of Finland. Also other Poland main names will be competing. Shot put oly winner Tomasz Majewski against US Adam Nelson. Piotr Malachowski is in discus and Szymon Ziolkowski in hammer. Ukrainian Olha Saladukha is the favorite of women triple jump. UK hope Stephanie Twell is intered into the 1500 m. Three good names are in men´s 100 m where heats will be staged. Jamaican relay olympic winner Michal Frater, Asian record holder Samuel Francis of Qatar and improved Austrian Ryan Moseley.


MONTREUIL (FRA): Another top meet on Tuesday in France near of Paris, part of national series Alma Athle Tour. Top French athletes competing are world indoor champion Teddy Tamgho in triple jump against all three medalists from Iberoamerican Championships (Copello, Betanzos, Gregorio). Oslo winner Renaud Lavillenie is the star of pole vault. Interesting to see Jamaican olympic medalist Kerron Stewart at 100 m. In the men´s 100 m British world indoor champion Dwain Chambers is the favorite, together with fast Jamaican Lerone Clarke. Interesting women 3000 m will have top Kenyans, world medalist Sylvia Kibet (coming from Rabat with 1500 m PB) and Pauline Korikwiang.


CUXHAVEN (GER):  European Athletics Classic meetings circuit continues on Wednesday with two events. EWE Athletics in Germany is having already on Tuesday evening both shot put competitions following with Night of Emotions opening ceremony. Home stars Ralf Bartels and David Storl will compete against Canadian record holder Dylan Armstrong. In women event Cuban Misleidys Gonzalez against Germans Petra Lammert and Nadine Kleinert. At the meet itself Germans could make for a nice show in pole vault with Bjorn Otto, Richard Spiegelburg and Fabian Schulze. Interesting javelin as improved Matthias de Zordo will face Cuban world medalist Guillermo Martinez. In women´s 100 m hurdles German Champion Carolin Nytra runs against improved Cindy Roleder. Men´s 100 m will see Egyptian record holder Amr Seoud against Nigerian Peter Emelieze.


HUELVA (ESP): The strength and depth of Spanish middle and long distance running will be clearly displayed at the 6th Meeting Iberoamericano, Gran Premio de Andalucia on Wednesday (EA Classic). Eliseo Martin, Antonio Jimenez and Jose Luis Blanco will run the steeple against Kenyans. Reigning European Champion Jesus Espana heads the field of Spanish runners in the 5000 m against for example Thomas Longosiwa of Kenya. Old-timer Reyes Estevez is in the 1500 m with Alvaro Fernandez against Moroccan Yousef Baba. Olympic medalist Hasna Benhassi of Morocco leads the women 800 m with Russian Yekaterina Kostetskaya and British Marilyn Okoro. Natalia Rodriguez and Nuria Fernandez are in the 3000 m with Kenyan Ines Chenonge. World champion Marta Dominguez is the star of her special event the steeple with in-shape Jessica Augusto of Portugal. It looks like European lists of 2010 will be changed dramatically. In technical events to note Russian high jump world champion Yaroslav Rybakov, former world champion Cuban Yipsi Moreno in hammer, US Funmi Jimoh in long jump and Spanish discus throwers Mario Pestanov with Franck Casanas.


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