We were remiss in not congratulation Isaiah Koech on his new World Best for 17 years olds at 5,000 meters, 12:54.59! Remember, Isaiah woke us up this past winter when he ran his 12:53.29 for the World Junior indoor 5,000m as well, in Stuttgart!
TWO WORLD LEADS: MURER AND M. WALKER
RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA): Two world leading marks highlighted the
27th Grand Premio Brasil Caixa in Olympic city Rio de Janeiro at Olympic Stadium Joao
Havelange. Home star Fabiana Murer opened her summer campaign with clearing 450 in second and world
leading 465 in
first attempt. Then she had three tries at 475. Her next competitions are South
American Championships and Prefontaine Classic. Cuban Yarisley Silva was second
with new CAC record 460 cm.
World and olympic gold medalist Melaine Walker won the women 400 m hurdles in second world
lead of the evening (25-29 degrees) 54.09 (her fastest since 2009) over another
Jamaican Nickiesha Wilson 55.57. In the menÂ´s race Andres Silva of Uruguay
clocked new national record 49.16 and was better than Mahau Suguimati who
achieved 49.71. Another home star olympic long jump winner Maurren Maggi showed
top shape with 680 (+0.8) and clearly beating the rivals. Another Brazilian
Keila Costa (650) and US Janay DeLoach (648) and Brianna Glenn (644). South
American record holder Caterina Ibarguen of Colombia won the triple jump with
14.39 (+1.3) over Cubans, the best from them was Yarianna Martinez (14.25,
0.0). The meet record of Gwen Torrence 11.07 remained untouched but still fast
women 100 m
won Tahesia Harrigan of British Virgin Islands
in 11.14 (+0.5). She missed her own national record by only 0.01. In close race
second sub 11 perfomer from Sao Paulo Oludamola Osayomi of Nigeria (11.17)
ahead of US sprinters Gloria Asumnu (11.19), Mikele Barber (11.24). Fifth best
Brazilian Ana Claudia (11.32). Briton Dwain Chambers ended his Brazilian Tour
unbeaten with 10.05 in
wind-less conditions clearly over his rivals. Second Jamaican Kimmari Roach
10.26 with Keston Bledman of Trinidad 10.27
and last year world junior champion Dexter Lee 10.28. Former world champion
Cuban Yipsi Moreno
won the women affair with new meet record 74.26 in second attempt.
South American record holder Jennifer Dahlgren as second achieved 72.26 over
German Kathrin Klaas 71.44. In menÂ´s hammer US Kibwe Johnson scored an
important win with 77.42 over Asian Games winner Dilshod Nazarov of Tajikistan
76.18. In men jumps Cuban wins for
Wilfredo Martinez (804, 0.0) and Osniel Tosca (16.95 over Yoandri Betanzos
16.93 and Samyr Laine of Haiti
16.92). Dusty Jonas cleared 229 to win the high jump. Home wins in the 200 m race for Ana Claudia
23.09 (in close finish over Porscha Lucas the same 23.09, +0.5) and Nilson de
Oliveira 20.74 (-0.1).
LAUSANNE (SUI): This weekend is also the usual clubs
weekend in European Athletics. Senior Group A meeting will take place in Vila Real St Antonio,
Saturday and Sunday, while the Group B meet will take place in the Serbian
capital city of Belgrade
on the 28 May (one day competition). In the stronger group 8 men teams and only
6 women (USK Praha and Manchester not coming)
will participate, also due to the fact that the organizer was found only
recently and the trip to Portugal
is not an easy one. Russian Luch Moscow is the favorite (Fedoriva, Kotova,
Shkolina). Spanish Valencia (Benhassi as guest), Italian Esercito (Cusma), home
Sporting Clube (N. Gomes), Rotterdam
and Turkish Enka Spor Kulub (Lalova, Rypakova) are the other teams. Here all
looks as no team will be relegated. In the men competition 8 teams with Luch
Moscow again as favorites (Mudrov, Zagorniy, Borisov) but also strong Sporting
Clube (Obikwelu, R. Silva), Fiamme Gialle (Donato) and Spanish Castellon
(Casana, Meliz). For relegation a fight of Newham Essex (St. Lewis, sprinters),
AK Kromeriz (Novotny in long jump), Sparta Copenhagen (M. Jensen) and Spartak
Dubnica (Ndiwa, Repcik) is expected. In the B-group in Serbia in both
competitions 7 teams are expected.
Strong French CA Montreuil (with Nana Djimou) and Slovak Spartak Dubnica
are the favorites. Also competing Bosnian AK Glasinac, Ferrybank of Ireland (K.
Proper), Reshion-Lezion of Israel,
LG Bern (with Romanian discus thrower Grasu) and home AK Crvena Zvezda. In the
men situation again French CA Montreuil with top star Teddy Tamgho against
Turkish Enka Spor Kulubu (also top triple name Marian Oprea) is the top clash.
Other teams are Jyvaskyla of Finland,
Maccabi Tel Aviva (with young HJ star Kroyter), Phanos of Netherlands,
LG Bern and home CZ Beograd.
STATS: With 12:54.59 Kenyan Isaiah Koech ran the fastest outdoor 5000m
for the 17 years old. It should be noted although that Koech has run faster
indoors, 12:53.29, in February in Dusseldorf and that Abreham Cherkos as 16
years old got even faster 12:54.19 in 2006. Imane Merga clocked his 6th sub 13 in Stadio Olimpico.
POINTS: The best score so far on the circuit this year 92 500 points per
SPECTATORS: The official number was 47 732 and that is record for recent
DIAMOND RACE: After the third meet 6 athletes scored two wins already in
Diamond Race. LJ Van Zyl at 400
m Hurdles, Dylan Armstrong in shot put, Allyson Felix at
(her career second fastest 49.81), Milcah Chemos in the steeple, Blanka Vlasic
in high jump and Sandra Perkovic in discus. All six are also unbeaten so far
this year in this events.
EUGENE (USA, May 26): During first day of
NCAA West Regionals Jessica Young achieved 11.21 (+1.4) in women 100 m heats and Rakieem
Salaam 10.21 (+0.6) in menÂ´s heats. Tabarie Henry of US Virgin Islands was the
fastest in menÂ´s 400 m
BLOOMINGTON (USA, May 26): In the East Regionals
even faster Jeff Demps 10.16 (-1.0) in 100 m heats, in another heat Maurice Mitchell
10.20 (+0.7). Ngoni Makusha qualified in the 100 m and was the best also
in the preliminary long jump round (807, +0.7).
MARION (USA, May 26): At NAIA Championships
fast 100 m
heat time by BJ Lawrence of St.Kitts in 10.28 (+1.2) lifetime best.
EDESSA (GRE, May 25): At 31st Alexandria meeting former European Champion
Periklis Iakovakis started with 51.09 at 400 m hurdles. Konstadinos Douvalidis won the 110 m hurdles in 13.99 (-0.4)
and Yervasios Filippidis achieved 79.49 in javelin .
KUNSHAN (CHN, May 26): Wang Jiali achieved good 32:36.35 personal best
at 10 000 m
during National GP meet.