Walter Dix and Xavier Carter raced in Notwill, Switzerland, with Carter winning in 9.86
with Dix in 9.88. Alfons Juck updates RBR readers on what has happened this weekend
around the world…..
EME NEWS (AUG 7-8, 2010)
POWELL ON BOLT-GAY DUEL
STOCKHOLM (SWE): Jamaican Asafa
Powell who was in Stockholm but could not run said for EME NEWS about the race
where Tyson Gay beat Usain Bolt: â€žThe winner of that race was uncertain
because, I wasn’t betting my money on any one person but yes I wanted
my countryman Usain to win. I’m not surprised that Tyson won and I am
happy for him but I expected a bit more challenge from Usain but its
obvious he’s not ready this year.” His schedule is not certain, he is scheduled
to run next in London at Aviva Grand Prix Samsung Diamond League meet.
BOLT NO EXCUSE
STOCKHOLM (SWE): WorldÂ´s
fastest man Usain Bolt said for his fans on his facebook: â€žDear Fans,
I got beat today by an athlete who was in better form and shape than
I was. It was one of those days…I got a great start, but there was
no power and I came in second. There is no excuse! Thanks as usual for
your support.” His next race should be the relay in Zurich on Aug 19 at
Weltklasse Samsung Diamond League Final.
CARTER 9.86, DIX 9.88
NOTTWIL (SUI, Aug 8): The 24th
Spitzenleichtathletik meet (EA Classic) in Nottwil registered before 5000
spectators in partly windy conditions an excellent 100 m race. Jamaican relay
olympic champion Nesta Carter clocked new lifetime best 9.86 (+1.0) in the 100 m. It is number four in
current world lists and number 10th best performer ever with Lewis, Fredericks, Boldon
and Obikwelu. He won the 18 000 Swiss Francs Diamond for the best result of the
meet. Beijing bronze winner Walter Dix of USA improved also his career fastest
as second to 9.88. Third J-Mee Samuels also PB 10.03 ahead of Mike Rodgers
10.09. In the B-race 10.18 by Briton Marlon Devonish (+0.2) and in the U23 race
Samuels 10.13 (+0.6) ahead of Ramil Guliyev of Azerbaijan 10.24. Another top
mark for US Mershevet Myers in the women 100 m as she as 8th this year dipped under 11
seconds with 10.99 (+1.4). She beat top Jamaicans Sherone Simpson (11.08) and
Kerron Stewart (only 5th coming from injury 11.32). Australian olympic medalist
Sally Pearson achieved another win after Stockholm with 12.59 (0.0) over
Vonette Dixon (12.78) and home Lisa Urech (12.88) at 100 m hurdles. High quality
long jump was decided in last round by world champion Brittney Reese with 695
(+2.2, also 678 -1.9). Second heptathlete Hyleas Fountain leaped to personal
best 689 (+1.7) ahead of Funmi Jimoh (682, +2.1, 673, +0.9). Slovak Barcelona
finalist Renata Medgyesova improved to 679 (+1.8) as fourth. High jump world
leader Chaunte Howard-Lowe was 8th with good 664 (+2.7, legal 653 +1.3). Morgan
Uceny of USA won the 800 m
in personal best 1:58.67 beating Jamaican record holder Kenia Sinclair
(1:58.78), Briton Jemma Simpson (1:59.34) and Slovak Lucia Klocova (2:00.48).
Berlin fourth placer Kaliese Spencer clocked high quality 53.72 to win the 400 m hurdles. In women
technical events wins for Cuban Yareli Barrios in discus (64.09, unbeaten since
June 6) and Belarus Anastasiya Shvedova in pole vault (430). In remaining men
events Spanish Mario Pestano with last throw won the discus (65.17) over world
champion Robert Harting of Germany (64.93). In close high hurdles race Jamaican
record holder Dwight Thomas achieved 13.35 (+1.3) over world champion Ryan
Brathwaite and European leader Petr Svoboda who tied for 13.39. Javier Culson
won the 400 m
hurdles in 48.79 over US Justin Gaymon 49.07. In the 400 m former world champion
Jeremy Wariner did not run after a muscle injury in the warm-up. Winner
LeJerald Betters of USA achieved 45.40. In the B-race South African Oscas
BALTA 687, GATLIN 10.17
TALLINN (EST, Aug 8): European
champion Piotr Malachowski won the ERGO World Games in discus with 64.59.
Second home olympic winner Gerd Kanter 64.24 and third one of the all-time
bests Virgilijus Alekna of Lithuania 64.22. European indoor champion Ksenija
Balta who did not compete in the B-long jump in Stockholm achieved new national
record 687 (+0.1). US Adam Nelson was the best in shot put (21.01). Former
world and olympic winner Justin Gatlin posted faster time in his second final
race after doping ban 10.17 (+1.0). Second Rubin Williams got 10.25.
KYIV (UKR): The International
Association of Athletics Federations at its Council meeting in Kiev on Saturday
revealed it has prepared and submitted a questionnaire concerning the
Review of the 2018 Winter Olympic Programme. As requested by the International
Olympic Committee, the IAAF has included cross country running for inclusion in
the programme. Leading cross country athletes including five-time World Cross
Country champion Paul Tergat and the legendary Haile Gebrselassie are amongst
athletes supporting the proposal. The IOC Programme Commission will study the
document in August 2010 and come back to IAAF, if necessary, for further
clarifications before submitting it to the IOC Executive Board for
a decision. Writes David Martin.
KYIV (UKR): Donyetsk in Ukraine
wants to bid for staging the 2014 World Junior Championships. That was said
during IAAF Council meeting in Ukraine. Council discussed the IAAF’s financial
health, and a number of budget recommendations were formally accepted not
only for 2010 but for the coming years. President Lamine Diack summarized the
debate in the following way: “Following our last Council meeting, in Doha in March,
the IAAF management took a hard look at the IAAF’s financial status in
a time of economic uncertainty, with the aim to ensure that we could cut
costs but also consider new revenue sources. I am delighted that the
Council accepted that a great effort had been made, led by the Treasurer
Jean Poczubut and supported by each IAAF department, to reduce costs
significantly. The important point is that we have done this without damaging
the IAAF’s core business or fundamental projects which count as an investment in
our future.” Writes IAAF. “I am also glad to announce that the IAAF was able to
bring in a new title sponsor for the IAAF Diamond League, starting already
in 2010, which adds millions to our annual income. Without going into specific
details, I want to underline the fact that the IAAF will have
a better balance of income and expenditure and never less than 50 million
dollars in capital reserves, until 2015 at least. I am also happy that the
improved strength of the dollar compared to the euro has also helped us to save
money on our administration costs. We have not needed to cut the prize money
offered at IAAF and we will first look to reduce staff costs by
a reassessment of roles and careful restructuring, rather than layoffs.
All in all, we can have real confidence in our future.” The Council approved
schedule for the bid procedure for 2017 World Championships, decision in
KYIV (UKR): On the issue of
women the IAAF informed that seven meetings have been held since the IOC Miami
Conference in January 2010 to establish the management of cases of female
athletes with a condition of hyper- androgenisation. A first protocol
draft is being finalised and shall be reviewed by the group of IAAF experts.
This document will be submitted to the Medical & Anti-Doping Commission,
and will also be examined during a second Conference of Experts that the
IOC intends to convene in October. The final version shall be presented to
Council in November 2010 in
Monaco for formal approval and implementation by 1st January 2011. Writes IAAF.
KYIV (UKR): During its second
day of meetings in Kyiv, the IAAF Council has nominated the city of Kavarna in
Bulgaria as host for the 2012 edition of the IAAF World Half Marathon
Championships. The race course has already been designed and will consist of 4
loops of 5km plus 1 loop of 1.0975
km, offering a flat and fast course in the heart of
the city. Informs IAAF.
ZAGREB (CRO): Meeting director
Ivana Brkljacic informed about interest of Asafa Powell competing at 60th Boris
Hanzekovic Memorial, IAAF World Challenge Zagreb meeting on September 1.
CAPE ELIZABETH (USA, Aug 7):
For the first time in it’s 13-year history, the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10-K
crowned an Ethiopian champion. Gebre Gebremariam, the 2009 IAAF World Cross
Country champion, won the final sprint to the finish at Fort Williams Park to
earn his third road race victory in the United States this year with 27:41.
Newcomer Alan Kiprono was second in 27:42 and Wilson Chebet third in 27:45.
Gebremariam, who plans to run the Falmouth Road Race next weekend and
a fall marathon, stated that he knew early on he that he could beat the
rest of the field. Lineth Chepkurui was the best woman in 31:00 only six
seconds ahead of the next fastest competitor, Wude Ayalew Yimer of Ethiopia.
Irene Limika, last year’s winner, placed a distant fourth, while five-time
champion Catherine Ndereba finished sixth. Both Gebremariam and Chepkurui
earned $10,000 in prize money, but Chepkurui picked up an addition $2500 for
breaking the course record. Informs Race Results Weekly. Martin Lel, two time
ING New York City and Virgin London Marathon champion placed seventh in his
first race back from injury since February. Former world record holder for the
marathon Khalid Khannouchi finished in 58th place, timing 33:11.
PATIALA (IND, Aug 7-8): After
seven years of rigorous training Siddhanth Thingalaya achieved what others in
his age could not have dreamt off–the senior national title–as he put to shade
the previous national record in men’s 110m hurdles with an amazing 13.81
clocking on the third day of National Inter-State Athletics Championships,
writes Murali Krishnan. Hosts Punjab received two more gold medals through Maha
Singh in long jump (7.74m) and men’s 4x100m relay team (41.56 secs). It was
a hot and humid evening on the final day of the National Inter-State
Senior Athletics Championships here on Sunday. Jauna Murmu who recently
switched over from 400m flat to hurdles, was in a fine form and improved
the meet mark with a time of 57.46. Asian champion Om Prakash Singh tossed
in the shot put 19.99. Pankaj Dimri of Uttarakhand for his performance in men’s
800m (1:46.86) and Mandeep Kaur of Punjab for her mark of 52.13 in women 400m have
adjudged the best athletes of the four-day national championships.
GDANSK (POL, Aug 7): Marcin
Chabowski won the 10 km
road race national title in 29:13 ahead of Arkadiusz Gardzielewski (29:27).
Belarus Volha Kravtsova won the women 3.74 km in 12:01.
JAWORZNO (POL, Aug 7):
Hungarian Laszlo Toth won the 15th international 15 km road race in 46:56
beating Ethiopian Erkolo Ashenafi in 47:10. Ukrainian Olga Ochal was the best
woman in 54:42.
TABOR (CZE, Aug 7): Katerina
Cechova clocked solid 11.58 (-0.2) at 100 m, Libor Zilka hand timed 10.3 in the menÂ´s race.
ODENSE (DEN, Aug 7-8): At
Danish Championships Morten Jensen leaped to 780 (0.0) in the long jump.
DEBRECEN (HUN, Aug 7-8): Euro
bronze winner Daniel Kiss clocked impressive 13.43 (-1.1) to win the 110 m hurdles at national
championships. Lajos Kurthy achieved 19.57 in the shot put and World junior silver
medalist Marcell Deak-Nagy clocked good 46.28 in the 400 m. Barbara Petrahn
achieved in women race 52.73, Livia Toth 9:57.13 in the steeple. European
bronze winner Krisztian Pars got 76.58 in menÂ´s hammer.
NINOVE (BEL, Aug 7): At
Flanders Cup meeting US Tyler Mulder posted 1:46.97 to win the 800 m. But the best result of
the meet was achieved by Ethiopian Alamirew Yenew who clocked good 13:16.72 at 5000 m. In the women 1500 m Nikki Hamblin of New
Zealand won the 1500 m
in 4:07.90 ahead of Kenyan Sally Kipyego (4:08.46) and US Molly Huddle
(4:09.64). IrelandÂ´s Fionnuala Britton got 9:44.97 in the steeple and Briton
Abi Oyepitan a sprint double (11.58 and 23.42).
AMSTERDAM (NED, Aug 7): The EAP
meet Amsterdam Open in rain did not see a succesfull attack of Yvonne Hak
at national 1000 m
record when she won in 2:42.60. Excellent in the conditions the 10.21 (-0.1) of
Jamaican Steve Mullings in the 100
m. US Ty Akins won the 110 m hurdles in 13.80 (0.0)
and Jamaican Aileen Bailey the 100
m (11.50, -0.5).
SYDNEY (AUS, Aug 8): Ben St.
Lawrence took out the 14km run from Sydney’s CBD to Bondi Beach in
a sprint finish ahead of defending champion Michael Shelley. Fellow
Commonwealth Games team member Jeff Hunt was third. His winning time was 41:05.
Informs Inside Athletics. In the women’s race St Lawrence’s training partner
under coach Sean Williams, 21-year-old Lara Tamsett, took line honours in her
maiden appearance in the race in 46:54. The entries to this year’s event were
capped at 80,000 runners, with the event retaining its title as the world’s
largest fun run.
KAJAANI (FIN, Aug 7-8):
Stockholm winner Tero PitkamÃ¤ki also won on Sunday the national title in
javelin with 85.19. Second Teemu Wirkkala 83.88 and third Antti Ruuskanen 81.13
(but 82.51 in
the qualification). Jere Berings won the pole vault with personal best 550 and
Tommi Evila leaped to another national title in long jump (786, +0.3). Minna
Nikkanen cleared 440 to win women pole vault and Osku Torro was the best in
high jump (224). Jonathan Astrand clocked 20.98 (+0.7) to win the 200 m.
JINAN (CHN, Aug 7-8): Excellent
women discus at Chinese Championships when olympic finalist Li Yanfeng achieved
65.83, the sixth best of the year. Second world finalist Song Aimin 63.62.
Berlin medalist Gong Lijiao won the shot put (19.52) and Xie Limei the triple
jump (14.01, 0.0). In menÂ´s long jump high quality long jump won by Su Xingfeng
with personal best 817 (+0.4) ahead of Li Jinzhe (812, +0.9). In the 110 m hurdles without Liu
Xiang the win went to world finalist Shi Dongpeng in 13.40 (+0.4) ahead of Xie
Wenjun (13.47). Fast 400 m
hurdles by Meng Yan (49.69) ahead of Cheng Wen who achieved national junior
record 49.89. Bai Xue won the women 10 000 m in 32.53.24. In women javelin Xue Jan
got 61.51 and second Li Lingwei personal best 60.60. In the 200 m Liang Jiahong achieved
MARBURG (GER, Aug 8): US Joe
Detmer won the Thorpe Cup in decathlon with 8090 points. But Germans were
better in the decathlon overall score 38 268 over 38 255 for USA. In heptathlon
individual win for Bettie Wade (5984) and also in teams US win 17 518 over
Germany 14 182.
BARNETT (GBR, Aug 8): Samson
Oni cleared good 227 at jumpsfest at Barnett Copthall. Jamaican Trecia Smith
got 14.13 (+1.0) in triple jump.
SUNDSVALL (SWE, Aug 8): In the
Sprint Meeting in Sweden Jamaican Kimmari Roach clocked 10.21 (+0.7) in the 100 m. Also 200 m had a Jamaican win
for Darrion Bent in 20.54 (+1.3). US Fred Townsend won the 110 m hurdles in 13.64
(+1.1). Jamaican talent Carrie Russell won the 100 m in 11.23 (+2.4), home
star Carolina Kluft was fourth (11.68). Very fast the 22.63 of Anneisha
McLaughlin in the 200 m
(+0.4). 2005 world champion Tianna Madison won the B-race in lifetime best 23.27
BRUSSELS (BEL, Aug 8): Jamaican
relay world record holder Michael Frater clocked at Brussels Grand Prix meet 10.19 in the 100 m. Jamaican Ryan Shields
posted 20.69 in
the 200 m
and US Ty Akins 13.56 at 110 m
hurdles. Erison Hurtault of Dominica won the 400 m in 45.73 and US Duane
Solomon the 800 m
in 1:46.81. Best women result by IrelandÂ´s Kelly Proper 660 in the long jump.
TUNIS (TUN, Aug 7): Italy won
the 8th edition of the Coppa del Mediterraneo of juniors with 271 points over
France 227, Spain 217, Tunisia 170, Greece 169, Turkey 164, Algeria 132 and
OMSK (RUS, Aug 7): Oleg Marusin
won the 21st Siberian Marathon in 2:17:04. Local runner Marina Kovaleva was the
best woman after 2:39:43 ahead of Irina Permitina who clocked 2:39:55 and
Gulnara Vigovskaya was third in 2:40:04. Both winners got 150 000 rubles. It
was 30 degrees heat during the race. Including the 10 km and 6 km additional races in total
nearly 15 000 runners participated. Informs runners.ru
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