EME NEWS (JUNE 21, 2010)
50 YEARS FROM 10.0
ZURICH (SUI): A jubilee in
Zurich. German Armin Hary clocked world record 10.0 hand timed on June 21, 1960 in Letzigrund Stadium,
that means before 50 years. It was last 100 m world record by a white sprinter. Hary
was running during that evening twice because his first race at 7.45 pm also
10.0 was not accepted due to his false start. He wanted to run once again and
clocked 10.0 at 8.20 pm. He has from that time the starting blocks, his
competition shirt and the spikes. All this three items will be displayed in
Zurich Main Train Station on Aug 17 this year during a personal meeting
with Usain Bolt.
STEWART SHOULD BE BACK FOR HERCULIS
AUBURN (USA): Oympics and World
Champs 100m silver medalist, Kerron Stewart is expected back at her training
base early this week after seeking a medical assessment in Munich,
Germany, following her injury in France last weekend. Trackalerts.com spoke
exclusively to her coach Bahamian Henry Rolle and he was very optimistic about
his charge’s immediate future. She should compete in Monte Carlo on July 22 as
POWELL VS. GAY TWICE
LONDON (GBR): Former world
record holder Asafa Powell and three time world champion Tyson Gay will go head
to head for the first time this season at the Aviva British Grand Prix in
Gateshead on July 10th. A rematch is already set with both athletes also
competing at the Aviva London Grand Prix on August 13th and 14th. The last
three races Tyson Gay has been able to finish ahead of Powell, however Powell
has had a great start to the season and has expressed his confidence in
breaking the world record over the 100m. Gateshead race will not be part of
Diamond Race, at the meet the 200
m has this status. Tyson Gay who is not competing at US
Nationals should first run in Eugene on July 3 the 200 m. In Lausanne at 200 m on July 8 Usain Bolt is
the head-liner. In Paris on July 16
in the 100
m Bolt and Powell will clash. Monaco on July 22 has Gay
over 200 m.
In the last part of the circuit in August Stockholm announced Gay for 100 m and London Powell vs.
Gay in the 100 m.
Finals should then see Bolt at 200
m in Zurich and all three best at 100 m in Brussels (Bolt – Gay
– Powell) as the only one meet of the season.
OVERALL INCREASE AT ETCH
BUDAPEST (HUN): In All-Athletics.com
scoring this years edition of European Team Championships marked increase of
results level mainly in lower leagues. Bergen highest category of European Team
Championships had 169 337 points what is less than the first edition in Leiria last
year (169 915), the margin is not big. But the First League was better this
year in Budapest (161 837) than last year Bergen (158 318). Second League this
year Belgrade was slightly better than last year Banska Bystrica (151 385 and
151 102) and Third League was better this year significantly as Marsa scored
144 065 and Sarajevo 2009 139 777.
LAUSANNE (SUI): European
Athletics is looking for a new Event Consultant to join a young team
of professionals at its head office in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Event
Consultant’s role will be to manage the sponsors’ rights and all event-related
marketing activities. He/she will deal directly with the sponsors, taking care
of building relationships, managing contracts and supporting sponsor promotional
activities among others.
CORK (IRL): Olympic and world
medalist Priscilla Lopes-Schliep confirmed her schedule until Canadian
nationals end of July in Toronto. She will run on July 3 at Cork City Games, on
July 8 Athletissima in Lausanne and on July 10 Diamond League meet in
SYDNEY (AUS): Australian media
are reporting that Jamaican triple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt has
been offered almost a million dollars by Australian rugby league officials
to race the league’s fastest players. According to reports, after over three
months of top-level talks, discussions between organisers and Bolt are now at
an advanced stage. “The discussions have been very positive, great actually. He
would set the city alight without a doubt,” The Sunday Telegraph quoted
Hayden Knowles, meet director, as saying.
BoltÂ´s agent Ricky Simms confirmed there has been talk about it, but no
money discussion yet.
NEW YORK (USA): RRW informs
that fresh off of her victories at the NCAA Championships at both 5000m and
10,000m, Iowa State’s Lisa Koll has made her first move towards turning pro,
signing a management contract with Peter Stubbs Management (PSM) of San
Francisco, Calif. The 22 year-old Iowa
native from Fort Dodge told Race Results Weekly last Friday in a telephone
interview that she felt very comfortable with her decision and was looking
forward to racing the 10,000m at this week’s USA Outdoor Championships in Des
LAUSANNE (SUI): 30 projects
have been entered for the 2010 European Athletics Innovation Awards, confirms
European-athletics.org. Each project contributes to the development of one or
more aspects of athletics. A selected jury will announce the winner per
category in August.
BARCELONA (ESP): In an
exclusive interview with the Barcelona 2010 European Championships organizing
committee Spanish Javelin thrower Mercedes Chilla has spoken about her chances
of repeating her bronze medal performance from the European Championships in
Gothenburg when competing in Barcelona later this year. Chilla just recently
threw a new national record in Valencia with 64.07, which ranks her fifth
on the European rankings and sixth on the world rankings. Chilla will only
compete two more times in Spain to be able to focus on the European
Championships in which she believes she can win a medal.
LONDON (GBR): BP intends to
stay one of the main sponsors of the
London 2012 Olympic Games. BP currently
faces huge problems due to an oil leak in the Mexican Gulf however CEO Peter
Mather said the company has no intention of withdrawing its sponsorship of the
London Olympics, a deal valued at about $58 million.”This is something
we’ve committed to a long time ago and will remain committed to,” he was
quoted on sports.espn.go.com.
AUCKLAND (NZL): The New Zealand
athletics association will send out a team of 11 youngsters to the Youth
Olympic Games held in Singapore in August. Shot putter Jacko Gill, who has set
world age records in the last years, will head the team.
LONDON (GBR): British young
sprint star Jodie Williams will focus on the 200m during the IAAF World junior
championships in Canada later this year. The 16-year-old is currently the
number one junior in the world after clocking 11.24 in the 100m and 22.79 in the 200m but will
focus on the longer distance when competing in Canada.
NAIROBI (KEN): First two
athletes from the national trials will win automatic slots in the Kenya team
for the senior Africa Athletics Championship this weekend. The Nation
informs. Kenya will select 144 athletes
to compete in all events during the national championship from Thursday to
Saturday at Nyayo National Stadium. Kenya will be hosting the Africa Athletics
championship at the same venue from July 28 to August 1. “Everyone has to come
to the trials and run and earn a place. Even the defending champions have
to run here. I expect everyone to compete including all our elite athletes
because the IAAF Diamond League is over now,” said Kiplagat.
EUGENE (USA): Track and Field
News website informs that the 2010 TAFWA annual awards were announced at
breakfast last Friday in Eugene. The winners for 2010 are: Jesse Abramson Award: Sieg Lindstrom, Track
& Field News, Los Altos, Calif. Sam Skinner Award: Dave Johnson, director
of the Penn Relays, Philadelphia. The inaugural Cordner Nelson Book Award: Christopher McDougall, the author of â€žBorn to
Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has
Never Seen,” published by Alfred A. Knopf.
Adam Jacobs Memorial Award: Paul Merca, of paulmerca.blogspot.com,
Seattle, Wash. Rich Clarkson Award: Cheryl Treworgy, of PrettySporty.com,
Saxapahaw, N.C. This award is dedicated to excellence in photography.
BEDFORD (GBR, Jun 20): At UK
World Junior Trials in the discus Lawrence Okoye achieved 63.92, world number
two this year. It was his first meet outside of schools competition as his main
sport is rugby.
LILLEHAMMER (NOR, Jun 20):
NorwayÂ´s Stine Kufaas improved to 193 in high jump.
SHIBETSU (JPN, Jun 20): At
Hokuren Distance Challenge Ethiopian Nahom Mesfin achieved 28:07.80 in the 10 000 m.
BERGEN (NOR): Fastest splits at
SPAR European Team Championships in menÂ´s 4×400 m Russian Vladimir Krasnov
44.12. In women teams Natalya Antyukh as third in Russian squad 50.35. Second
fastest for Briton Perri Shakes-Drayton who anchored Great Britain in 50.51.
DULUTH (USA, Jun 10): In the
34th Grandma’s Marathon Kenyan Philemon Kemboi clocked 2:15:44 to win. Buzunesh
Deba, a petite Ethiopian who lives in New York City, won her second
marathon of the year (third of her career), setting a personal best
2:31:35 to win the women’s marathon. Russian Ramilya Burangulova at age of 48
was 5th in respectable 2:40:07. Even one year older Firaya Sultanova-Zhdanova
clocked 2:42:37 as 7th. Writes RRW.
RADES (TUN, Jun 19): South
African Ofentse Mogawane clocked good 45.86 to win the 400 m at this African Permit
meet. Cuban guest Omar Cisneros clocked hand-timed 49.2 at 400 m hurdles.
JAKARTA (INA, Jun 20): Kenyan
wins at 10 km
road race. Titus Masai clocked 28:21 over Ugandan Martin Toroitich (28:34) and
Harry Chirchir (28:39). In women race Gladys Kwambai got 33:50 over Russian
Tatyana Aryasova (33:53).
ADDITION: The meet where
Christian Cantwell achieved his 22.35 world lead was called Lindenwood Summer
Throws Series and was held at Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri near