Christophe LeMaitre, 2010 Europeans, photo by PhotoRun.net.
Christophe Lemaitre has been told by his coach to take a rest, and so his next competition will be the French Champs, Feb. 19-20. More details to come!
TWO DAYS REST
(GER): Top German hurdler and European co-leader of the season Carolin Nytra
was not competing in the finals of 60
m hurdles in Dusseldorf
Friday evening. It was because a muscle tendonitis. She will have to rest now
for two days and miss SundayÂ´s Karlsruhe
meeting. Her coach confirmed the European Indoor Championships participation is
not in danger. Another hurdles issue of the day was Dayron Robles who was
adviced by his coach and physio not to run after his slight injury in Lievin.
He is scheduled to run in Birmingham
next Saturday. In the current meeting rankings of All-Athletics.com is Dusseldorf in the second position behind Stuttgart
but ahead of Lievin and Moscow.
PARIS (FRA): After two
competitions with not too excellent results European Champion Christophe
Lemaitre was ordered a rest by his coach Pierre Carraz. As French media are
informing his next competition will be the nationals on February 19-20. There
exists also the possibility that Lemaitre will not compete at European Indoor
Championships in case his shape is not at the top level.
(MON): IAAF President Lamine Diack offered on IAAF website his reaction to
latest London Stadium decision: “On
behalf of the IAAF, I am delighted to see that the London Olympic Stadium will
retain an athletics track and inspire future generations of athletes and
athletics’ fans in the UK.
The Olympic Park Legacy Company has made a very wise decision which lives up to
the promise made in Singapore
5 years ago, but will also demonstrate that top class football can co-exist
happily with other sports. I have always said that Britain, whose history and
legendary athletes have been an inspirational example, deserves a world class
athletics venue. Now athletics can continue to thrive in the Olympic Park, long
after the Olympic flame has gone out. “
FRIDAY RESULTS (world lead in menÂ´s 400 m, Myers beats Reese in long jump)
AMES: Lithuanian Darius Draudvila scored 5781
points to win the heptathlon at ISU Classic.
BLOOMINGTON: Olympic heptathlon medalist
Hyleas Fountain leaped here to 648 long jump win.
SEATTLE: Elliott Heath achieved solid
13:37.77 at the 5000 m
during first day of Husky Classic. Jackie Areson was the best woman at the
distance in 15:39.81.
ALLENDALE: European hammer
champion Libor Charfreitag ended his weight throw season with 23.90 win here
but was not satisfied. “At least facility record, but I wanted a 25 m,” said the Slovak who plans
first hammer competition at MtSAC Relays in Walnut in April. Major Clay cleared
high jump his personal best.
ALBUQUERQUE: Latvian Ronalds Arajs clocked
personal best 6.68 to win the 60
m during Don Kirby Invitational meet. Omo Osaghae was
fast at 60 m
hurdles 7.69 (and 7.67 in
heats) and Thomas Murdaugh improved to 46.52 in the 400 m. In women events Kylie
Hutson cleared 445 in
pole vault and Briana Glenn achieved 647 in long jump.
BOSTON: Valentine Invitational
meet registered excellent life time best for New Zealander Lucy Van Dalen in
the 3000 m
8:56.77 and new Canadian record for Megan Metcalfe-Wright in the 5000 m 15:25.15. High quality also the 1:10.73
of LaTavia Thomas at 500 m.
CLEMSON: Justin Murdock won the
60 m in
6.65 during Tiger Paw meet, Ronnie Ash got the fastest at 60 m hurdles 7.66 in the semifinals.
Stormy Kendrick achieved 7.29 at 60
in heats and semis) and Celriece Law posted 8.09 at 60 m hurdles.
FAYETTEVILLE: Torrin Lawrence clocked world
leading 45.82 during first day of Tyson Invitational at the 400 m. Second Rondell
Bartholomew of Grenada
also very fast 45.84, in another race Tony McQuay 45.95 confirmed the qualities
of the 200 m
track here. Briton Chris OÂ´Hare (20) won the mile in surprise PB 3:56.48 ahead of
Kenyan Silas Kisorio 3:56.64. Rakieem Salaam confirmed his 60 m shape with 6.59 win and
even faster PB 6.54 in
the semis. There also Jeff Demps went sub 6.60 (6.58) but did not compete in
the finals. In the 60 m
hurdles Andrew Riley won in 7.71, but was faster in semis 7.69. Lithuanian
Mantas Silkauskas posted in semifinals new national record 7.74. Two 8 metres results from
Zedric Thomas (808) and Zimbabwean Ngonidzashe Makusha (805) in the long jump.
In women events sensational long jump return for Mershevet Myers leaping to new
personal best of 683 and second best in the world this year. World champion
Brittney Reese was beaten with 664. Natasha Hastings won the 400 m in second fastest in
the world this year 51.44 ahead of Shana Cox 52.16. Lakya Brookins won the 60 m in 7.18 ahead of Jessica
Young 7.22 (but 7.18 in
semis). Jackie Coward was the best at 60 m hurdles (8.06) and Tina Sutej improved her
Slovenian indoor record in pole vault to 447 cm.
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