THORKILDSEN BACK 84.33
KUORTANE (FIN, Jun
25): World champion Andreas Thorkildsen returned at Kuortane Games
after injury since May with 84.33 win (and two more 80+ throws 82.65 and
82.36). Conditions were cold and rainy. Second Ari Mannio 79.60, Tero
PitkamÃ¤ki was 5th (77.05) and world junior record holder Zigismunds
Sirmais from Latvia 9th (75.38). Very solid the 20.85 (+0.2) by Jonathan
Astrand in the 200 m. European Champion 2006 Jukka Keskisalo showed
improvement with 8:29.47 steeple win. World 2005 medalist Tommi Evila
beat with 798 (+0.1) talented South African jumper Luvo Manyonga 796
(+0.1). Russian Aleksandra Kiryashova cleared 438 in pole vault.
MALACHOWSKI AND MAJEWSKI WITH GOOD WINS
(POL, Jun 25): The 57th Kusocinski Memorial first time held in Szczecin
saw home throwing heroes winning. Piotr Malachowski improved his season
best in discus to second best in the world this year and meet record
68.49. He clearly beat Ben Harradine of Australia 65.34 and Roland Varga
of Croatia 64.17. Tomasz Majewski won the shot put 21.25 and missed the
meet record only by 1 cm. European winner Andrey Mikhnevich was second
20.91. The third throwing star Anita Wlodarczyk started her season here
after injury with 69.62 and she was beaten by Russian Tatyana Lysenko
70.18. Three more meet records. European champion Svetlana Feofanova
cleared 470 in the pole vault and beat home stars Anna Rogowska (460)
and Monika Pyrek (450) with another Russian Tatyana Polnova also 450 as
fourth. Bulgarian Vania Stambolova clocked meet record at 400 m hurdles
(54.73) and Kenyan Benson Seurei another one at 1500 m (3:36.72). Here
second Ethiopian Mulugeta Wondimu (3:37.23) and third Artur Ostrowski
improving to 3:37.57. High quality European lead 1:58.12 in the 800 m by
Belarus Svitlana Usovich beating Ukrainian Lilya Lobanova 1:59.94.
Co-world leader Dmytro Demyanyuk won the high jump (226) and world
champion Yaroslav Rybakov tied for second with Viktor Ninov of Bulgaria
at 223 cm. Lukasz Michalski cleared 572 Daegu standard while winning the
pole vault. Russian Lyudmila Kolchanova got the long jump (665, -0.1).
In sprints former world champion Kim Collins of St. Kitts wins in 10.20
(+0.5) over Dariusz Kuc 10.25 and Marlon Devonish 10.28. Ukrainian women
wins for Olesya Povh 11.28 (+0.1) and Hrystyna Stuy 23.28 (-0.1).
Valentin Smirnov won the 3000 m in good 7:49.11 for Russia. Artur Noga
was the best in the 110 m hurdles 13.57 (0.0) and Briton Rob Tobin in
the 400 m (45.72). In relays Ukraine women 43.69 (second Poland 43.88)
and Poland men with Daegu standard 38.84.
HARTING 68.51 IN DISCUS
(GER, Jun 25): 22nd Internationales Lausitzer Meeting saw meeting
record in menÂ´s discus by world champion Robert Harting 68.51, only he
himself was better this year. Behind him Markus Munch 66.87, Cuban Jorge
Fernandez 65.89. Another top result and meet record in the menÂ´s 1500 m
with Moroccan Abdelaati Iguider clocking 3:33.84 ahead of Alemayehu
Zebene 3:34.59, Fida Soresa 3:34.72 and Wolde Dawit, all from Ethiopia
3:34.89. Good quality also 49.26 400 m hurdles win for Cuban Omar
Cisneros over South African Cornel Fredericks 49.43, steeple of Kenyan
Abel Mutai 8:21.02 and windy 100 m of Lithuanian Rytis Sakalauskas 10.15
(+2.6). Best women result was the 63.68 in javelin by Katharina Molitor
ahead of Briton Goldie Sayers 62.91 and Australian Kim Mickle 61.17.
Algerian Zahra Bouras won the 800 m (2:01.54), Briton Kelly Sotherton
the 400 m (52.54) and Estonian Anna Iljuststenko 191 after jump-off over
Russian Irina Gordeyeva 190. Briton Jeannette Kwakye won the 100 m in
windy 11.29 (+2.6).
(ITA, Jun 25): Simona La Mantia provided the best result of the first
day of the Italian Championships in Turin. The women’s triple jump
European Indoor Champion from Paris 2011 leapt to 14.40 missing her
seasonal best by three centimeters. La Mantia backed up her best result
with a second best jump to 14.31. Stefano Dacastello produced the major
upset of the Italian Championships by beating 2007 World silver medalist
Andrew Howe who could not jump further than 7.68. Dacastello opened
with 7.73 and then improved to 7.77 and 7.82. “I feel that I reached my
peak in Osaka and I am thinking about the possibility to focus on sprint
rather than the long jump”, said Howe at the end of the competition.
Matteo Galvan, a former 200 metres World Youth bronze medalist in
Marrakesh 2005, produced a major upset by taking the men’s 100 meters
title in 10.38 into a headwind of -0.7 m/s. Elisa Cusma took a
confidence-boosting win in the 1500 metres in 4:13.38 after a winter
season ravaged by injury problems. Silvia Salis threw to a winning 69.57
in the fifth round to beat Elisa Palmieri (66.78). Marzia Caravelli set
the fourth fastest time in history in Italy in the 100 metres hurdles
with 13.05. Jean-Jacques Nkouloukidi won the 10 000 m walk title
39:44.70. Women 10 000 m saw Nadia Ejaffini winning in 32:28.80 over
Valeria Straneo 32:35.11.
(BUL, Jun 25): Fifth Pavel Pavlov meet (EA Classic) had as best result
the 63.91 discus meet record by Russian 2006 Euro gold medalist Darya
Pishchalnikova. Adriana Banova won the triple jump (14.04, +2.9) on
second best jump over Romanian Cristina Toma (14.04, +2.5). U17 sprinter
Galina Nikolova was the fastest in 11.91 (-1.4) and 24.40 (-1.6).
Momchil Karailiev achieved 16.75 (+1.6) in the triple jump and Nikolay
Atanasov 783 (+3.6) in the long jump. Briton Benjamin Sumner won the 400
m hurdles (50.29) and Qatari Asian Games gold medalist Femi Ogunode won
both sprints in 10.40 (-2.9) and 20.79 (-0.4).
Jun 25): Yousef Masrahi of Saudi Arabia clocked 46.08 in the 400 m at
the Lotto Meet. Aziz Zakari of Ghana won the 100 m in 10.40 (-0.8).
Jun 25): During German U23 Championships first day excellent improvement
in long jump for 17 years old Lena Malkus 670 (+0.5). Annika Roloff
cleared 435 in pole vault and Till Woschler achieved 80.52 in javelin.
SEVILLA (ESP, Jun 24): At distance meet Kevin Lopez clocked 1:45.92 at 800 m over Luis Alberto Marco 1:46.16.
(TUR, Jun 23-24): Some top marks at Turkish Clubs Super League. Ivet
Lalova beat Marya Ryemyen in the 100 m (11.35 to 11.41) and vica-versa
in the 200 m (Ryemyen 22.88 and Lalova 23.09). Ukrainian Antonina
Yefremova won the 400 m in 51.91 and U23 athlete Gulcan Mingir improved
to huge 9:39.83 in the women steeple. Home talent Burcu Ayhan cleared
192 in the high jump. Karin Melis Mey won the long jump (649) over Olga
Rypakova of Kazakhstan (648, she won the triple jump with 14.02). In
menÂ´s events Fatih Avan confirmed top shape in javelin (83.38), Ramil
Guliyev won the 200 m (21.07). Romanian Marian Oprea won long jump (772,
+0.6) and triple jump (16.85w). Ilham Tanui (former Kenyan William
Tanui Biwott is since early June representing Turkey) clocked first fast
time for his new country 3:37.28. Running as guests other Kenyans
Patrick Langat won the steeple 8:31.06 and Edwin Cheruiyot Soi the 3000 m
Jun 25): Federations Trophy meet saw Eusebio Caceres leaping to superb
823 (+2.0) in long jump. Frank Casanas achieved 64.73 in discus. Former
European Champion Francisco Javier Fernandez won the 5000 m walk in
20:03.26 ahead of veteran Jesus Angel Garcia 20:08.06. Nuria Fernandez
clocked 2:01.47 at 800 m and Julia Takacs won the 5000 m walk in
AVILES (ESP, Jun 25): Ruth Beitia cleared 193 in high jump at the Federations Trophy 2nd division meet.
(FRA, Jun 25): Ile de France regional championships registered fast 100
m by junior Jimmy Vicaut, he got 10.14 (+2.2) in finals but legal 10.20
(+1.3) in heats. Renaud Lavillenie returned from Friday loss in Nancy
to winning with 570 and missed 580.
Jun 25): European indoor champion Francis Obikwelu clocked 10.32 during
first day of National Clubs Championships. Also to note the 20.57 of
Marco Fortes in shot put and 803 of Marcos Chuva in long jump. Naide
Gomes leaped 640 in women long jump.
(BAR, Jun 24): Andrew Hinds was the fastest during first day of Barbados
Championships with 10.35 (0.0) in the 100 m heats.
Jun 25): Swirling wind provided the toughest opposition on day one of
the Aviva England Under-23 Championships, but James Alaka was lucky, his
100 m win in 10.23 had +0.9. Second Andrew Robertson PB 10.29. Former
World Junior Championships silver medalist Ashleigh Nelson won in windy
11.45 (+2.9) the women 100 m. In the U19 trials world junior champion
Jodie Williams won the 100 m in 11.33 (+2.5 and also 11.34 +1.8 in
heats). Boys 100 m saw David Bolarinwa beating in close final Adam
Gemili with fast 10.23 (+2.8). In heats legal times, Gemili PB 10.35
(+1.4) and Bolarinwa 10.38 (+1.8).
Jun 25): New Chinese junior record by Cheng Wen at 400 m hurdles with
49.60 in heats of this National GP meet. Solid long jumping with 3
athletes over 8 metres (804 Yu Zhenwei, 803 Zhang Xiaoyi and 802 Li
Jinzhe). Zheng Yingjuan cleared 193 in women high jump and Gong Lijiao
got 19.06 in women shot put.
Jun 24): During first day of Polish Junior Championships the European
U19 leader for shot putter Krzysztof Brzozowski 20.61 (6 kg implement).
Jun 25): Dario Horvat sprinted to 10.41 (+1.4) 100 m win and life-time
best during first day of Croatian Junior Championships.
BERN (SUI, Jun 25): Nicole Buchler cleared 450 in pole vault during regional championships, but in mixed competition.
(BIH, Jun 25): Vidovdan Road Race at 10 km in its 15th edition had
witnessed fast racing (for the conditions) and thousands of runners and
over 15,000 spectators enjoyed warm and very windy Saturday afternoon
and evening (21Â°C, wind 30-55kmh) on Brcko’s streets when Tadelech
Bekele Alemu won the women race in 33:11. Second Kenyan Pamela Lisoreng
33:15. In menÂ´s race Kiplimo Kimutai got 28:30. Reports Posso Sports
(NED, Jun 25): Good weather, great spectators at the 2011 edition of
UnivÃ© Stadsloop Appingedam 10K. Joyce Chepkirui of Kenya wins in amazing
30:43 smashing her previous PB by 58 seconds and establishing world
lead for 2011 for the road 10 km. In men’s race Boniface Kirui of Kenya achieved also strong 27:58. Informs Posso Sports website.
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