Christian Cantwell, Shanghai 2010 DL, photo by PhotoRun.net.
Doha,Oslo, Rome and Eugene, and now, Stockholm. Those five victories have given Christian Cantwell the Diamond race. His throw of 22.09 meters, the third Christian has throw over the magical 22 meter distance this season, gave him the victory.
Jessica Ennis, the newly crowned European Champion, with a fine score of 6,823, has judiciously decided to end her season, with some consultation with her coach, Tony Minichiello. So, Jessica will be watching the AVIVA London GP instead of competing there!
Tomorrow’s 100 meter race in Stockholm will feature Usain Bolt versus Tyson Gay. RBR will predict a time of 9.72 for the winner. Also watch for new 5,000m AR in Stockholm tomorrow night.
EME NEWS (AUG, 2010) UPDATE
Cantwell gets another 22 and Diamond Race
STOCKHOLM (SWE, Aug 5): World champion Christian Cantwell continues in
his unbeaten streak in 2010. With the win in StockholmÂ´s Center he also
secured the Diamond Race first place after wins in Doha, Oslo, Rome and
Eugene. He was improving with every throw and in the last round it
ended with new meet record and his third 22+ of the year (22.09).
Second Olympic winner Tomasz Majewski 21.01 ahead of US Cory Martin
(20.73) and Reese Hoffa (20.68) with Canadian record holder Dylan
Armstrong fifth (20.61). 2005 world champ Adam Nelson had three fouls.
In the women competition also one name is ruling the event. Fresh
European Champion Nadezhda Ostapchuk of Belarus is also unbeaten this
year and scored her fifth Diamond League win with meet record 20.63.
She had two more throws enough to win 20.56 and 20.33. Second world
champion Valerie Adams-Vili with 19.79 over European silver winner
Natalya Mikhnevich (19.57). New ZealandÂ´s super talent 15-years old
and fresh world junior champion (beating 3 years older putters) Jacko
Gill achieved super improvement with 5 kg shot to 22.53 m. It is world all-time best for U17 category with 5kg shot.
Howard-Lowe to debut in Europe in her second event
STOCKHOLM (SWE): US high jump record holder Chaunte Howard-Lowe will
debut at international stage in long jump on Friday at DN Galan Samsung
Diamond League meet in Stockholm. She jumped 690 at US Championships
end of June to win the silver. Long jump starts at 7 pm, high jump at
7.35 pm. It will be her first long jump in Europe.
Bolt in 1, Gay in 2
STOCKHOLM (SWE): Usain Bolt will run in the first heat at 7.12 pm and
Tyson Gay in the second at 7.20 pm. Top three and two fastest will
advance into the finals which is scheduled for 8.57 pm. It will be
first time this season that Bolt will run heats and finals, Gay already
did that in Gateshead at the Diamond League meet.
End for Ennis
LONDON (GBR): Europan heptathlon champion and last year world champion
Jessica Ennis will not compete in 2010 after winning in Spain. Writes
Sportinglife.com. The 24-year-old from Sheffield made the decision with
coach Toni Minichiello to ensure she is in top shape for the defence of
her world title in South Korea in 2011 and the London Olympics in 2012.
“I had planned to run in the Aviva London Grand Prix and possibly the
Brussels Diamond League, but on serious reflection Toni and I have
decided that rest is key to my recovery both from the championships and
the illness I had before I went, ” she was quoted.
Meeting of Presidents
KIYIV (UKR): Ukrainian media are informing that President of Ukraine
Viktor Yanukovych awarded IAAF President Lamine Diack with the Order of
Merit I Class on Wednesday in Crimea. IAAF will held this weekend its
Council meeting in Ukraine. Senior IAAF Vice-President Sergey Bubka and
Chief of Presidential Staff Sergey Lyovochkin also took part in the
meeting with president of the state.
ATLANTA (USA): On Track Management of Claude Bryan informs about two
new signed top athletes coming from NCAA. Female sprinter Porscha Lucas
of USA who was 200 m winner and bronze medalist at US open
championships is the first one. Jamaican long jumper Alain Bailey improved to 835 cm and
was national champion is the second name.
LONDON (GBR): Olympic medallists Roger Black, Jason Gardener, John Regis
Thomas will be on the track for a head-to-head race at the Aviva London
Grand Prix. The Four legendary Great British athletes are donning their
spikes once more for the Aviva Legends Relay at the biggest athletics
meet of the year on Saturday 14th August. UK Athletics website informs.
ROMA (ITA): 2006 European champion Andrew Howe confirmed his next two
meetings. The Barcelona long jump fifth placer will compete in London
at Aviva Grand Prix Samsung Diamond League meet and on Sep 3 in Padova,
Italy at the traditional international meeting.
MONACO (MON): World javelin record holder Barbora Spotakova has written
in her IAAF diary she is looking forward to the London Diamond league
meeting with high hopes that the elbow injury which hampered her at the
recently European Championships will be better. Spotakova won the
bronze medal in Barcelona but expressed she is happy with her
BRUSSELS (BEL): Olympic medalist Michael Frater is the main name
announced for this weekend’s Brussels Grand Prix on August 8th where he
will take on French junior sensation and world junior bronze medalist
Jimmy Vicaut. Other top names are Duane Solomon (800m), Erison Hurtault
(400m), Kelly Proper (long jump) and Ty Akins (110H).
ATHENS (GRE): This years Athens Classic Marathon (IAAF Gold Label Road
Race) celebrates the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon. An
unprecedented show will be put on for the race on Sunday October 31.
Elite entries include Kenyans Isaac Macharia and Jonathan Kipkorir who
have both run 2:07. Famous guests will be double Olympic marathon gold
medallist Waldemar Cierpinski, Ron Hill, who won the European
championships Marathon in Athens 1969, and Kathrine Switzer as well as
local celebrity Maria Polyzou. Last year’s record field of 7000 has
been increased to 20,000. Writes Pat Butcher.
NEW DELHI (IND): The Commonwealth Games‘ biggest sponsor, Indian
Railways, has withheld a payment of 30 million dollars. The company
has demanded written assurances from Suresh Kalmadi, the chairman of
the Organising Committee and the President of the Indian Olympic
Association, that none of the payment would be paid in commission to
Sports Marketing and Management (SMAM), the Melbourne-based company
finding sponsors for the Games. SMAM is supposed to receive a commision
of up to 23 percent of all contributions made towards sponsorship for
the Games writes insidethegames.
LONDON (GBR): European 400m hurdles Champion David Greene and fellow countryman Reese
Williams, the European Silver medallist, will be on the track at
Crystal Palace, taking on rivals Bershawn Jackson and Felix Sanchez.
Other highlights from Friday night’s line up include the women’s 200m
where three time World champion Allyson Felix will also be up against
newly crowned double European Champion Tatyana Firova and world high
jump champion Blanka Vlasic, who, over the weekend, added the European
Champion title to her already impressive list of achievements, will go
head to head with American record holder Chaunte Lowe in a
hotly contested competition. Writes UK Athletics website.
STOCKHOLM (SWE): Usain Bolt was presented with a special PUMA singlet in which he
will compete against Tyson Gay in the much anticipated
100m race at the DN Galan Meeting in Stockholm this Friday. Designed
by Skinny Digital, a renowned Swedish artist, the unique singlet
features graphical elements close to Bolt’s heart, but with a special
Swedish style. Writes Puma. Skinny Digital used the PUMA Bolt collection as the inspiration for the
singlet, as it features graphical elements that Bolt himself created.
The front of the singlet has Bolt riding a lion, a symbol of Jamaican
culture, while “To Di World” is the name of the sprinter’s iconic pose.
RIGA (LAT, Aug 5): At Riga Cup meet home Ieva Zunda posted fast 55.94 at 400
m hurdles. Lithuanian guests Egle Balciunaite (2:02.72 at 800 m), Lina
Grincikaite (11.55 and 23.54 in sprints) and Vitas Sakalauskas (10.38
in the 100 m) showed good shape. Madara Palameika won the javelin
PATIALA (IND, Aug 5): Opening day of National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship
in India saw solid discus women duel in which Harwant Kaur achieved 60.66 over Krishna Poonina 60.44.
JINAN (CHN, Aug 5): Zhang Jun won menÂ´s shot put with 19.73 during
first day of Chinese national championships. In the 100 m heats fastest
time by Lao Yi with 10.31 (+1.2).
LEE VALLEY (GBR, Aug 4): Mark Findlay sprinted the 100 m in good 10.25 (+2.0) here.