David Oliver, US Champ in 12.93! photo by PhotoRun.net.
The hottest hurdler in the world, in 2010, is David Oliver, having run 12.93 in Des Moines, will be running against Olympic champion Dayron Robles, who is coming back from injuries, and just ran 13.01 in Lausanne. Our sport is all about the competition, and these races could be epic! Oliver and Robles, running fit, could challenge the WR!
EME NEWS (JUL 12, 2010)
ROBLES VS. OLIVER CONFIRMED FOR PARIS AND MONACO
MONACO (MON): The Herculis
Samsung Diamond League in Monaco (July 22) has announced one of the most
anticipated duels of the year in which new American record holder David Oliver
and world record holder Dayron Robles will go head to head. EME NEWS already
reported about it, now it is officially confirmed. Oliver and Robles are both
confirmed for the Diamond League meeting in Paris and will face-off a second
time in Monaco. Oliver thus far ran a blistering 12.90, Robles is the
world record holder with 12.87 and this season managed a strong 13.01.
Oliver is undefeated this season, Robles lost to Oliver in Daegu after a long
flight and fell down in rain of Hengelo. Also confirmed are Bershawn Jackson at
hurdles, Irving Saladino in long jump and Carmelita Jeter in the 100 m.
RYBAKOV NO FOR BARCELONA
SARANSK (RUS): High jump world
champion Yaroslav Rybakov confirmed that he is not aiming to take part in
Barcelona at European Championships. As world champion he would not have to
take part at the nationals but did not use this option. As reason he stated
other planning of the season. Just
before the event started (from Monday to Thursday in Start Stadium in Mordovian
Republic) it was announced that 38 athletes have the Barcelona participation
confirmed. Except of walkers, 10
000 m runners and decathletes this are also the winners
of European Team Championships Anna Avdeyeva in shot put, Natalya Antyukh in
the 400 m
hurdles, Yelena Zadorozhnaya (5000
m), Yulia Zarudneva in the steeple, Tatyana Dektyareva
in 100 m
hurdles, Kseniya Ustalova in the 400
m and Svetlana Feofanova in pole vault. On the men side
Yuriy Borzakovskiy at 800 m,
Pavel Shalin in long jump and Aleksandr Shustov in high jump. Also throwing
leaders Mariya Abakumova in javelin and Natalya Sadova in discus. Rest is from
walking (20 km
women: Kaniskina, Sokolova, Kirdyapkina, 20 km men: Borchin, Krivov, Yemelyanova, 50 km:
Kirdyapkin, Andronov, Bakulin), 10 000 m (Shobukhova, Abitova, Sokolova and one
man Shapovalov), heptathlon (Chernova, Panteleyeva, Goncharova, nobody for
decathlon) and marathon (Pushkareva, Plaksina, Skvortsova, Yulamanova,
Timofeyeva, Danilova, men: Abramov, Kulkov, Sokolov younger, Safronov).
SEMENYA NO FOR NAIROBI, RUNS IN FINLAND
JOHANNESBURG (RSA): World 800m
champion Caster Semenya has not been selected to represent her country at the
African Championships at the end of the month. Semenya was cleared to run by
the IAAF but has not competed in official races since August 2009. â€žAfter
consultation between Athletics South Africa and her coach Michael Seme it was
agreed that she (Semenya) will work toward qualifying for the Commonwealth
Games in India in October,” Athletics South Africa said in a statement. Semenya will run the 800 m in Lappeenranta on July
Finland and will have a press conference the day before there also with
her coach Michael Seme.
BARCELONA (ESP): The Barcelona
2010 organizing committee has announced Catalan band Troba Kung-Fu will
conclude the opening ceremony of the European Championships. The band brings a fusion
between Rumba and Cumbia called ,Rumbia’. The opening ceremony will be
televised on two different channels, Television Espanola and TV3.
CAPE TOWN (RSA): South African
city Cape Town has refused to commit to launching a bid for the 2020
Olympic and Paralympic Games. The city was considered one of the front runners
for the bid along with Johannesburg and Durban. While Durban has already
announced its commitment to bidding, Cape Town has requested time to consider
the matter more carefully says insidethegames.
LONDON (GBR): Following
revelations about the salary of officials involved in the London Olympic Games
the IOC has claimed the officials earn ‘modest’ salaries. Nine of the high end
officials earn more than the British Prime Minister. David Higgins, boss of the
Olympic Delivery Authority, tops the list with an annual salary of 599,664
dollar writes insidethegames.
AMSTERDAM (NED): Dutch
decathlete Eugene Martineau will not compete at the European championships in
Barcelona. Martineau is not in top shape and will instead focus on the
decathlon in Talence later this year.
LONDON (GBR): British athlete
Jeannette Kwakye will end the season and will not take part in the Commonwealth
Games in India. Kwakye has been suffering with injuries since placing sixth in
the Beijing Olympics 100m final. The IAAF World championships in Daegu will be
her next goal writes morethanthegames.
HAMILTON (BER): Bermuda has
been named to host the 2012 Carifta Games. The island last hosted the event in 2004, on
that occasion Usain Bolt became the first junior athlete to break 20 seconds in
the 200m with his 19.93 performance.
LONDON (GBR): Mo Farah has
announced to run for double glory at the European Championships. In Barcelona
Farah will compete in the 5000m and the 10000m, but announced he will have most
of his focus on the 10 000m. This year
the athlete became the third fastest Brit all time when clocking 27:28.86 during
the European Cup 10 000m.
KARLSTAD (SWE): World
championships 200 m
silver medalist Alonso Edward of Panama announced his come-back race after
injury for this Thursday at Folksam GP Meet in Karlstad, Sweden. He was injured
at Central American Games in April at home in Panama.
WARSZAWA (POL): Hammer world
record holder and world champion Anita Wlodarczyk who was not competing at
National Championships during the weekend is worried about her Barcelona
participation. She also said she will not compete in Barcelona in case she will
not be totally fit.
MOSCOW (RUS): Russia will send
38 athletes from 23 regions to IAAF World Junior Championships in Canada. They
are 18 boys and 20 girls. Medal hopes are Danil Tsyplakov in high jump, Aleksey
Fedorov in triple jump and both walkers Valeriy Filipchuk and Pyotr Bogatyrev.
On the girls side Gulshat Fazlitdinova in the 3000 and 5000 m races, Vera Rudakova
in the 400 m
hurdles, walker Anna Lukyanova and Mariya Lebedeva in the 400 m and in the 4×400 m.
GATESHEAD (GBR): Special
farewell ceremony to legendary hurdler Allen Johnson was staged during Diamond
League meet in Gateshead. He still clocked this year 13.65 at age of 39 years.
His last year best 13.43 was achieved in Dubnica, Slovakia in September.
HEUSDEN (BEL): Ken Nakamura
writes that at KBC Nacht in Heusden, Jacob Chesari became the 77th sub-13
minutes 5000m runner. He is also the 38th Kenyan to break 13 minutes barrier,
so if another Kenyan break 13 minutes before someone from another country, then
half of the sub-13 minutes 5000m runner will be Kenyan. And please correct the
time of David Rudisha to 1:41.51, his agent James Templeton has splits of 49.7
and 1:14.4 for Rudisha, that is impressive.
MONCTON (CAN): South Africa’s
talented pole vaulter Cheyne Rahme, top junior in the world in 2010 (5.50m),
will unfortunately miss the world junior championships because of a gracilis
muscle injury to his right thigh.
SYDNEY (AUS): Daily Telegraph
informs, after almost six months of painstaking negotiations between Bolt’s
management and his major sponsor Gatorade, Hayden Knowles has landed sport’s
biggest coup for the Athletic All Stars at Sydney Olympic Park meet on
September 15. A
100m sprint between the biggest names from the four major football codes,
including the NRL, AFL, A-League and rugby union, will be called the Gatorade
Bolt. It still must cleared what will be BoltÂ´s role in the race. One of the
options is also a honorary starter.
SARANSK (RUS, Jul 12): During
first day of Russian Championships (morning session) all favorites advanced in
womenÂ´s 400 m
heats, fastest was Antonina Krivoshapka with 52.60. The same in womenÂ´s 100 m heats, fastest Yulia
Kashina 11.28 ahead of Anna Gurova (11.31) and Yevgeniya Polyakova (11.32).
Fast times (wind info not known) in menÂ´s 100 m heats by Mikhail Idrisov (10.29) and
Aleksandr Khyutte (10.32).
MIRAMAR (USA, Jul 11): World
leading 4×400 m relay by US Team (Betters, Wilder, Hughes, Tate) 2:58.83
highlighted the last day of NACAC U23 Championships in Florida. US women won
also the 4×400 in 3:29.80. 200
m finals were aided by too strong wind, Curtis Mitchell
got 20.06 (+2.8) and Tiffany Townsend 22.92 (+2.1). In the 400 m hurdles finals also
good marks for Jeshua Anderson (49.33) and TiÂ´erra Brown (55.14). Charles Jock
who was 7th at US Nationals improved to 1:45.65 and won the 800 m.
PRAHA (CZE, Jul 11): Omani
sprint record holder Barakat Al-Harthi achieved sprint double at the meet here
with 10.42 (+1.7) and 20.95 (+0.2). Czech record holder Lenka Ledvinova achieved
her second career best in hammer 69.22 but missed the Barcelona standard by 28 cm.
VESZPREM (HUN, Jul 4): 15 years
old Hungarian talent Bence Pasztor achieved world U16 hammer best with 4 kg implement 85.49 m.
UTICA (USA, Jul 11): First stop
of 2010/2011 Professional Road Running Organization Series was Utica
Boilermaker 15 km
race as RRW reports. Kenyan Edna
Kiplagat broke Catherine Ndereba’s event and course record to record her third
North American road racing victory this year. She won by a whopping 18
seconds in 47:57, a world leader. Former Boston Marathon winner Dire Tune
was 4th (49:33). On the men’s side, Lelisa Desisa came within 6 seconds of
Joseph Kimani’s event record in 42:46, holding off Peter Cheruiyot Kirui
(42:48) to get the win by just two seconds. He also ran a world leading
time. Defending champion Ridouane Harroufi of Morocco finished fourth (43:17),
setting a personal best. Best US
Mohammed Trafeh 10th (44:58).
HONGKONG (HKG, July 11):
Excellent relay at Inter City Games as Chinese Taipei clocked 39.30, Hongkong
new national record 39.41 and Chinese team FIAT 39.59.
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