Bolt has now run two 100 meter races and one 200 meter race. His national championships are approaching, and we shall see how he and his fellow Jamaicans fare in that very challenging event.
Long time before we reach Daegu, Korea (78 days). Let’s see how Bolt and Gay look over the next several weeks.
RULES IN HIS EVENT (19.86)
OSLO (NOR, Jun 9): It
is always a nightmare for an
organizer to have bad weather, that happened at EXXON Mobil Bislett
still spectators (14 800 sell out) celebrated a great evening of
athletes produced some remarkable performances. It was raining at the
of the whole programme, it stopped for first part of the main programme
returned heavily for the most expected event, the 200 m with Usain Bolt.
sold out stadium registered three world leading marks (200 m, steeple,
800 m women), two stadium
records (men steeple and women shot put) and also two national records
(Saudi Arabia in the mile and Jamaica in the 110 m hurdles).
there is no one athlete in the Diamond events from Oslo who can register
Event by event review
200 m: Despite pouring rain Bolt clocked world leading 19.86 (+0.7) in
his first deuce since May 2010
Now back to Jamaica
for more training.
Dream Mile: Kiprop beats a good field and fulfilles his favorite role in
3:50.86 (3:36.34 1500 m
Steeple: Koech was pushing so bravely that nobody stayed with him and
the reward new world lead and stadium record 8:01.83. Oly winner Kipruto second
8:05.40 and Mekhissi-Benabaad fourth with 8:14.38 EL.
110mH: Even without big guys a superb race with 13.12 for Merritt (+0.1)
and national record for Thomas 13.15 and PB for Joel Brown 13.20.
HJ: Suffered a lot in the rain. After jump-off Ioannou beats Silnov 228,
third Spank also 228. Ukhov with back problems no-heighted at 215.
LJ: Mokoena gets it with 808, he says does lot of training in rainy
weather. Second Morten Jensen of Denmark improved in that conditions
his season best to 801.
DT: Kanter managed to win with only two 65+ throws of the day, but
pointed out with Harting and Malachowski it would be tougher.
JT: De Zordo likes Norway
and is the winning type of competitor (83.94).
100 m: Ivet Lalova is back after 7 years of difficulties and clocked windy
11.01 (+2.2). She confirms the number one position in Europe
after not best start.
400 m: Eugene
winner Montsho was clear winner in her fastest of 2011 (50.10). Czech Rosolova
with strong finish beat the rest (51.04).
800 m: After Rabat another top win for Hachlaf with world lead 1:58.27,
second Savinova 1:58.44 and third Semenya again faster 1:58.61 (4th best career
mark) ahead of Jepkosgei 1:59.05.
5000 m: Superb last lap in small Ethiopian champs. The most experienced
Defar wins 14:37.32 over Ejigu 14:37.50, G. Dibaba 14:37.56 and Melkamu
14:39.44. SpainÂ´s Dolores Checa as 7th gets European lead 14:46.30.
400 mH: Czech Hejnova in 54.38 registered her first Diamond League win.
Second Shakes-Drayton 54.77 still over Barcelona
winner Antyukh 55.45.
PV: Another rain affected event, Murer with 460 was the winner.
TJ: In the wet conditions top jumps from Savigne 14.81 (+1.4) and
Saladuha 14.71 (+0.3), the top two in the world currently.
SP: Valerie Adams debuted this year in SDL with excellence 20.26 and beating
all main rivals.
1500 m: Kenyan Olympian Nicholas Kemboi gets it in 3:37.25.
100mH: Great Norwegian win, Christina Vukicevic replaced Andreas
Thorkildsen as the major home star with fast 12.79 (+1.0) what is second
fastest in Europe this year and her third fastest ever.
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): UK Anti-Doping has confirmed that shot
putter Mark Edwards has been handed a three-year suspension following an
anti-doping rule violation. Edwards tested positive for Testosterone and a
metabolite of the prohibited substance Clostebol in September 2010 and was
provisionally suspended from all competition on 3 November 2010. Mr Edwards is
banned from participation in sport from 3 November 2010 to 2 November 2013. UK
Athletics website informs.
DAEGU (KOR, Jun 9): At the World Championships stadium started the
National Championships. Park Bong-Ko won the 400 m in 46.89. Solid javelin
wins for Park Jae-Myong 77.91 and Kim Kyung-tae 58.24. In the 100 m the best was Kim Gook-Young
in 10.46 (+0.3). National team clocked 39.68 in the 4×100 m.
ST. MAUR (FRA, Jun 8): Young French 800 m runner Pierre-Ambroise
Bosse (92) clocked good 1:47.50 in the 800 m.
TARQUINIA (ITA, Jun 9): Solid discus here as Giovanni Faloci achieved
63.89 and Hannes Kirchler 63.51.
MADRID (ESP): Spain’s
European Athletics Indoor Championships and 1985 World Indoor
medallist Benjamin Gonzalez has died at the age of 53. He disappeared on
Saturday after going for a walk in the mountains in the Basque Country
body was found on Tuesday. Spanish media reported that the initial
are that he slipped and fell down a steep 30-meter slope. Gonzalez
both the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games and also the 1982 European
Championships. At the 1982 European Athletics Indoor Championships in
Milan he got the 400m bronze medal in a race won by the Soviet Union’s
Pavel Konovalov. In 1984 he moved up from
400m to 800m and the following year he took the silver medal over the
distance at the inaugural World Indoor Games in Paris, finishing behind
ColomÃ¡n Trabado. He was 33 times a Spanish international and twice set
400m indoor records.
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