The above cover, on the UK magazine SPIKES was, as one philosopher from
American baseball might say, ” Deja Vu all over again.” Tyson Gay shook some
fans up with his fast running this past weekend in the cold, damp weather that
hung over Crystal Palace! Two great days of track & field, and now the Samsung
DL moves to Zurich on Thursday! More fun to come!
a special innovation. Olympic oath was performed not only by athletes
and officials but for first time also by coaches. This was a concept
first proposed by Sergey Bubka, the Chairman of the Coordination
Commission for the Youth Olympic Games and Senior IAAF Vice-President.
“The IOC and its member nations is an international family and for
many years firstly as a competitor and then in organisation roles and
development of the sport, I have always felt coaches should become
fully integrated in the Olympic Games,” Bubka said.
(JAM): World record holder Usain Bolt said for media that his next day
in the calendar will be first Monday of October when he starts with the
training for 2011. “The hard training starts in October,” Bolt said.
“Then first Monday of October I will be out there working hard as there
will be the world championships to look forward to.”
(SUI): Seven Swiss Athletes will compete in the main programme of
Weltklasse Zurich Samsung Diamond League meet on Thursday. Six of them
are European Championships finalists. Marathon winner Viktor Rothlin
will run a special honorary lap. The meet is sould out, that means 26
000 capacity crowd is expected. Also very special the fact that the
main sponsor the UBS Bank will celebrate 30 years in this position.
(SVK): At summer biathlon IBU Cup Kenyans are competing. Last winter,
they saw their first snowflakes and put on skis for the first time ever
in Oberhof, Germany. The summer version is more favorable for them,
they can use their running skills. The three Kenyans Elijah Kiptoo,
Titus Rotich and Enok Lagat were active in athletics. Their personal
bests are around 3:40 for 1500m and 13:40 for the 5000. Rotich had some
experience with a rifle, because his coach Klaus Bergmann bought a
biathlon rifle for him. Yet Kiptoo and Lagat had to borrow rifles from
the Slovakian Biathlon Federation and after a thorough safety briefing,
fired the first rounds of their career in Osrblie. The Kenyans live in
Suhl and train in Oberhof. They have spent one winter on skis and their
coach plans for them to start in the IBU Cup in the 2011-2012 season.
The best ones will aim to compete at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games in
United’s bid to take over the 2012 Olympic stadium after the Games.
Coe’s public approval of the bid came after the soccer club promised
the keep a permanent track in the stadium. Keeping the Olympic track in
the stadium was one of the key promises Coe made when bidding for the
2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
to become the first German woman to win the traditional high jump
meeting in Eberstadt on August 29th. Friedrich, who is trained by
Eberstadt native GÃ¼nter Eisinger, has been second twice in previous
years but now hopes to finally bring home a German victory. Four more
2m athletes are in the field with Olympic champion Tia Hellebaut,
Spanish Ruth Beitia, and Russian Svetlana Shkolina and Irina Gordeeva.
The day before Raul Spank wants to show he had deserved to be in
Barcelona by taking on Ivan Ukhov from Russia, Jesse Williams, former
world champion Donald Thomas and Barcelona bronze medallist Martyn
Bernard writes leichtathletik.de.
Jenny Meadows has decided not to compete at the Commonwealth Games in
October. Meadows had Achilles problems throughout her outdoor campaign
and doesn’t want to take any risks with the World championships and
Olympic Games in the next two years. Meadows did already decide she
will compete this indoor season as a preparation for the next outdoor
season confirms morethanthegames.co.uk.
confirmed he will represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games.
Lapierre currently stands second in the Diamond League race and is one
of the medal contenders for Australia.
appointed a Cabinet Secretary K.M Shandrashekar to oversee the
preparations for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The Chairman of the
Organising Committee Suresh Kalmadi has had to deal with a series of
damaging allegations and now will be closely watched by Shandrashekar
who has already held emergency meetings with Kalmadi and other
Government Ministries involved in the organisation of the Games.
Barras has confirmed for the Decastar decathlon in Talence on September
18-19 (IAAF combined events challenge) as his last outing of the
season. The Barcelona gold medallist has been heavily solicited since
returning from Spain but has now shift his focus back to the track. He
will first take part in a triathlon at the Lille Metropole meeting on
August 24th along with Barcelona silver and bronze medallists Eelco
Sintnicolaas and Andrei Krauchanka.
since 1995, Gebre Gebremariam won a thrilling finish down the final
homestretch adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean here on Cape Cod in 32:20
over Kenyan Wilson Chebet 32:21. Martin Lel finished third 32:37. Ed
Moran was the best US finisher as fifth (32:40). Olympic silver
medallist Meb Keflezighi, the 2009 ING New York City Champion, was a
late scratch from the event. Due to a cold suffered earlier in the
week, and a tweak in his hamstring, Keflezighi felt it would be best to
play it safe and sit out. A similar Kenyan-Ethiopian dual played out
on the women’s side, as Lineth Chepkurui and Wude Ayalew battled all
race long for the $10,000 first prize. Chepkurui played true to her
usual racing style, front-running the whole way along the 7 mile
point-to-point course. But breaking the tape in 35:46 was Ayalew four
seconds ahead of Chepkurui (35:50). Los Angeles Marathon champion Edna
Kiplagat finished third in 36:31. This is the first time in Falmouth’s
38-year history that Ethiopia has swept the top positions in both the
men’s and women’s races. Writes RRW.
stat from Aviva Grand Prix in London. In the women 5000 m the last lap
of Tirunesh Dibaba was excellent 58.62 according to the photo-cell.
Olympic winner Gerd Kanter who threw discus 67.31 ahead of another
Estonian Mart Israel 64.65 and Brett Morse 62.18. Big improvement from
javelin thrower Laura Whittingham to 60.68. Abi Oyepitan ran 11.44 to
win the 100m (+1.4). Matt Roberts won high jump with 2.23.
Maksim Mazuryk of Ukraine cleared 560 to win 6th Night Pole Vault meet
on the street. Second Russian Aleksandr Gripich also had 560 and third
Czech Jan Kudlicka 550. Only fourth the European bronze winner and
local star Przemyslaw Czerwinski (540).
Pasztor achieved with 6 kg hammer impressive 67.58. He has 75.52 with
5kg and 85.49 world best with 4 kg.
(AUT, Aug 15): Slovenian Matic Osovnikar clocked 10.38 (+0.8) in the
100 m during international meeting in Austria. Home running talent
Jennifer Wenth won the 1000 m in 2:46.21.
Clubs Super-League Ramil Guliyev of Azerbaijan got windy 20.62 (+3.2)
in the 200 m.
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