What a morning Session! The performance of the morning had to be LaShawn Merritt’s 44.35! Here is how we saw it!
Women’s Pole Vault Qualifying
women’s pole vault had a few surprises, but most of the usual suspects
made the cut. Fabiana Murer, 2010 World Indoor Champ, Elena Isinbayeva,
Olympic & World Champ, she of 24 world records, made it, Anna
Rogowska of Poland, 2009 World Champ, Martina Strutz of Germany. Jirina
Ptacnikova of the Czech Republic, Jenn Suhr of the USA, Svetlana
Feofanova of Russia (this women has been around since the women’s pole
vault was invented, hell, she competed against Stacey Dragila), Sile
Spiegelberg, Yarisley Silva and Nikoleta Kiriakopoulou. All of the above
Jenn Suhr did make me feel that little vomit in
my throat when she took three attempts at 4.50m, but her first time
clearance of 4.55m took my verklemped feeling away once again.
is Isinbayeva’s event to loose. I think that Rogowska, Suhr &
Isinbayeva, with Murer are in it. I am picking Isinbayeva and Suhr to
fight for the gold with Feofanova to make the bronze battle even more
intense. I do not believe that Anna Rogowska will give up her title
without a huge fight. This should be a very amazing competition!
Women’s Shot Put Qualifying
Adams, the 2009 World Champ, is coming in to Daegu and making sure all
know her desire to defend her title. Valerie Adams threw 19.79m, Gong
Lijiao of China was numero two with a throw of 19.21m, Christina
Schwanitz of Germany threw her seasonal best of 19.20m to move to the
final. Nadezeya Ostapchuk of Belarus, the most dangerous thrower for
Adams, threw 19.11m.
Jillian Camerena-Williams threw 19.09m to
move to the final, in fifth qualifying position. Anan Omarova of Russia
threw 19.03m, with Cleopatra Borel-Brown of Trinidad throwing 18.95m,
Anna Avdeeva of Russia in #8, throwing 18.92m. In #9, Yevgenivay Kolodko
of Russia threw 18.90m, Natalia MIkhnevich, in #10, threw 18.88m,
Michelle Carter of the US, in #11, threw 18.85m, #12 was Nadine Kleinert
og Germany with 18.75m.
My picks? Adams, Ostapchuk or Miknevich, and Camerina Williams really could get a medal, Carter in top six.
Women’s 100 meters, round 1
Ivet Lalova of Bulgaria was fastest qualifier, with a time of 11.10. Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria also ran 11.10.
the key players are Carmelita Jeter, who won her heat in 11.21,
Marshevet Myers, who was second in 11.16 in her heat, Shelly-Ann
Fraser-Pryce, who ran 11.13 and won her heat, and Kerron Stewart, who
won her heat in 11.13. Myriam Soumare of France ran 11.12 and she should
Veronica Campbell-Brown ran 11.19 from lane 1 to win her heat.
It will come down to VCB, Kerron Stewart and Carmelita Jeter.
Men’s 110 meter hurdle qualifying
This is Liu Xiang at 2010 Asian Games, what will he do here? Photo by PhotoRun.net.
Xiang won heat 1, in 13.20, looking very, very good. Andrew Turner,
Euro champion from 2010, ran well, to run 13.32 for second. 2009 WC Ryan
Brathwaite did not advance, as he ran 13.57 for fifth.
two, Jason Richardson continues to impress, two wins over Oliver in July
and August, and running 13.19 here. Dwight Thomas in second here,
David Oliver took heat three, in 13.27, with slow start, then catching field. Fan Jiangof China ran PB for second in 13.47.
heat four, Aries Merritt ran hurdle for hurdle with Dayron Robles, who
looked superb, as they both hurdled, running 13.36 and 13.42
Let’s see what the next round brings!
Women’s 1,500m qualifying
England won heat 1, in 4:13.45. Mimi Belete was second in 4:13.50,
Siham Mihali was #3 in 4:13.59, Natalya Evdokimova of Russia was #4 in
4:14.36, Nancy Langat was #5 in 4:14.37 and Shannon Rowbury, who was in
position the entire race, was sixth in 4:14.43. Kalkidan Gezehegne, the
2010 World Indoor champ, was #7 in 4:14.45.
Jenny Simpson lead much of this one, but Tugba Karakaya of Turkey won here in 4:10.38.
Lakhouad of Morocco was #2 in 4:10.71, Viola Jelegat Kibiwot of Kenya
was #3 in 4:10.74, and Natalia Rodgriguez of Spain was fourth in
4:10.76. Jenny Simpson was fifth in 4:10.84, and Natlayia Tobias of
Ukriane was sixth in 4:10.99, with Olesya Syreva of Russia in seventh in
Maryam Yusef Jamal won the third round, in 4:07.04.
Nuria Fernandez of Spain ran 4:07.29 for second and Morgan Uceny of the
US was third in 4:07.43. Hellen Onsando Obiri of Kenya was fourth in
4:07.59, a PB, and Ekaterina Martynova was #5 in 4:07.76. Gelete Burka
was #6 in 4:07.91, Asli Cakir of Turkey was #8 in 4:08.05, Ingvill
Makestad Bovim of Norway was #9 in 4:08.26, Kaila McKnight of Australia
was #10 in 4:08.74, Renata Pils of Poland was #11 in 4:08.83 and Anan
Mischchenko of Poland was #12 in 4:09.02. All twelve moved on to the
Men’s 400m, qualifying
Rondell Bartholomew of Grenada ran 44.82 to win heat 1. Renny Quow of
Trinidad was second in 44.84. Greg Nixon of the US was third in 45.16.
Tabarie Henry was #4 in 45.22, and Riker Hylton of Jamaica was #5 in
45.54. All moved on.
Jermaine Gonzales of Jamaica won heat 2 in 45.12. Jamaal Torrance of US
was second in 45.44. Marcin Marciniszyn of Poland was #3 in 45.51.
Demetrius Pinder was #4 in 45.53. Erison Hurtault was #5 in 46.10.
In heat three, LaShawn Merritt made sure all knew who he was. Running
from lane 8, Merritt ran 44.35, the fastest EVER in a round in 400m in
championships! Kevin Borlee ran 44.77, Rabah Yousif ran 45.20, Yuzo
Kanemaru of Japan ran 45.55.
In heat #4, Kirani James ran 45.12, Jonathan Borlee ran 45.16, Ramon
Miller ran 45.31, and William Collazo of Cuba ran 45.89. All moved on.
In heat #5, Chris Brown won in 45.29, Martyn Rooney was second in 45.30
and Oscar Pistorius ran 45.39 to move on, as did Femi Ogunode, who ran
45.42, and Nery Brenes, who ran 45.47. All moved on.
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