Result of the Day 3: Valerie Adams 21.34m shot put! photo by PhotoRun.net
Oscar Pistorious: Fan Favorite Fails to Advance, photo by PhotoRun.net
Bekele out of Daegu: Kenenisa has withdrawn from 5,000m, focus is now London 2012, photo by PhotoRun.net
EME NEWS (AUG 29, 2011) EVENING SESSION
(including notes from morning Aug 30)
“The reaction is bittersweet, you never want to see someone as talented
as Robles disqualified but there are rules we have to abide by,” Jason
Richardson after being declared the winner.
Valerie Adams 21.24 new continental record and tying the meet record
OF THE DAY
Disqualification of Dayron Robles at 110m hurdles after winning in
13.14. Rule 163.2. First time applied in the history of the finals of World
Championships. But also the win of European U23 Champion Pawel Wojciechowski
who was last year unknown, is not listed with an agent by IAAF in 2011 as he
was not in top 30 of last year. Another supersensation Cuban Lazaro Borges
three times getting a national record in the competition (575 eq – 585 – 590).
Public favorite Oscar Pistorius was last in his 400 m semi (46.19) but is
worth of huge support and admiration (“He is my favorite” said hurdles legend
Allen Johnson). David Oliver even after revised results without a medal. Title
defender Fraser-Pryce fourth in the 100 m but with her second fastest time of the
season. Another title defender without medal was Sanya Richards-Ross as 7th
from lane 1 (51.32).
(by Ken Nakamura)
HT: 6cm is the smallest winning margin in the history of WC, replacing
32cm from 1997. Murofushi now complete the medal set (has gold silver and
bronze). He is the second to do so in the Men’s Hammer throw, first being
Ziolkowski. He is the sixth HT to win both Olympics and World Championships.
Krisztian Pars became the first World Youth Champion to win a medal at the
W400m: 0.03 sec is NOT the closest race ever. Freeman and Thiam won by 0.02 second in 1997
& 2001, respectively. Montosho became the first All-Africa Games champion
to win the World Championships. Of course, it was the first medal for BOT. She
also became the third 400m runner to win both CWG and World Championships.
WSP: Valerie Adams tied longest SP (by Lisovskaya) in World
Championships. The winning margin of 1.19m is the largest winning margin in
history of WC, replacing 1.18m by Kumbernuss in 1995.
Carmerena-Williams won first medal for the US at SP in World Championships.
W100m: It was third medal for both Jeter and Campbell, tying Torrence
and Pintusevich, one behind Ottey. Baptiste won first medal for TRI at W100m in
the World Championships and second overall by a women for TRI.
PV: POL and CUB won their first medal at PV in the World Championships.
Best marks for place were tied for position 4 and 5 at PV in the WC. For the
second time in history, winning margin was 0cm (first was in 2007).
110mH: Jason Richardson is the second World Youth Champion to win the
World Championships at 110mH (after Doucoure).
He is also the first World Youth Champion at 400mH to win the World
30 000 (EME guess, not official figures)
Reese, Borchin, Hardee, Adams
Bolt (100 m),
Bekele (5 and 10km), Brathwaite, Hooker, L. Masai, Samuels, Kozmus,
Bolt (200m), A. Kirui, Clement, D. Philips, Idowu, Cantwell, Harting,
Thorkildsen, Kirdyapkin, Felix (200
m), Semenya, Jamal, Cheruiyot (5k), Foster-Hylton, Walker,
Vlasic, Rogowska, Savigne, Wlodarczyk, Ennis, Kaniskina
(14 events): 1. USA 4-3-1, 2.
Kenya 2-2-2, 3. Russia 1-2-1, 4. China and Jamaica 1-1-0, 21 countries.
(14 events): 1. USA 87, 2.
Kenya 54, 3. Russia 52, 4. China 35, 5. Jamaica 29, 37 countries.
RANKING (by medals after 14 events, 28 agents)
Ricky Simms 1-1-2, Aleks Porkhomovskiy 1-1-0, Paul Doyle 1-1-0, Jos
Hermens 1-1-0, Federico Rosa 1-1-0, Chris Layne 1-1-0, Cubie Seegobin 1-0-1,
Brendan Reilly 1-0-0, Biruk Bekele 1-0-0, Mark Pryor 1-0-0, Maurie Plant 1-0-0,
Janusz Szydlowski 1-0-0, Michiyo Shuto 1-0-0, Emmanuel Hudson 1-0-0, Pavel
Voronkov 0-1-2, Javier Sotomayor 0-1-2, Vera Michallek 0-1-0, Jose Praia 0-1-0,
Washington Dix 0-1-0, Claude Bryan 0-1-0, Wes Felix 0-1-0, Attila Spiriev
0-1-0, Gianni de Madonna 0-0-2, Alberto Armas 0-0-1, Caroline Feith 0-0-1, Rene
Auguin 0-0-1, Valentina Fedyushina 0-0-1, Daniel Wessfeldt 0-0-1.
NOTES FROM MORNING SESSION AUG 30 (TUESDAY)
HJ: The best ever with 10 clearing 231, surprise Darvin Edwards of St.
NR. First male finalist ever at Worlds for St. Lucia. Medalist from Berlin
Ioannou a non-starter. 228 on count-back
enough to qualify. Out European U23 Champ and WUG winner Bondarenko.
1500 m: Baala reinstated and will run the semifinals. From the slowest
heat out Wheating and Riseley.
5000 m: Out Eurowinner Alemitu Bekele and US record holder Huddle.
ruled, Savigne the best 14.62. Out
Eurowinner LaMantia and European U23 Champ Papahristou. Finals 6 Europeans, 4
Americans, 1 Asian, 1 African.
Hept: Chernova won LJ 661 over Ennis 651 who was the leader after 6
(5088). But in javelin Chernova 52.95 and takes the lead 5887 over Ennis (39.95
and 5754). Nice group fighting for bronze in last event. Nana Djimou the best
in javelin 55.79. Chernova has nine seconds advantage over Ennis for the 800 m, nearly clear.
Murofushi is the oldest hammer World Champion. Kozmus returned
from retirement which was announced in October 2009.
AGENT STATEMENT: Yohan Blake’s agent Cubie Seegobin made a statement
about the Men’s 100m World Championship Final: “At Racers Track Club we are a
very, very close family. I say “we” because even though I represent Yohan
Blake, I am an intricate part of the Racers Track Club organization. Usain Bolt
is a very close “bredrin” of mine, we do not rejoice when any unfortunate
incidents happen to any of our athletes; we will not allow anyone to divide and
or separate us. I have not seen any video nor am I planning to. The result is
what it is.”
ENNIS: First time that Ennis has been beaten in a heptathlon hurdles
competition since the 2006 European Championships on Monday. And 186 was the
lowest for her since 2006 Goteborg.
BULGARIA: Ivet Lalova was the only European in the
women 100 m
final (7th, 11.27).
SHOT PUT: Last time top 8
in women shot put final went over 19 meters was in 1993
(and before that only 1983 and 1987).
BEKELE: Kenenisa Bekele pulled out from 5000 m and will not try to
defend his title here. His next aim is London 2012.
CARIBBEAN: St. Kitts congratulated to Kim Collins and Tobago
representatives to Kelly-Ann Baptiste (she is from the second island).
BIOMECHANICS: Yohan Blake in the 100 m finals had the highest average speed
11.70 m/s between 50 and 60
meters, Carmelita Jeter at nearly the same point 10.52
m/s, with Veronica Campbell-Brown even faster 10.60 m/s at 80 m, but was slower in early
parts of the race. She was also faster than Jeter at 90 m (89.5) with 10.37 speed
whereas Jeter had 10.32 m/s.
ZURICH (SUI): The Weltklasse Zurich meet, Samsung
Diamond League Final, will have as it is already a tradition in recent years
again one day before the shot put competitions at the City Main Train Station.
On September 7 fresh world champion Valerie Adams will compete in the women
competition. She lives and trains currently in Switzerland and is coached by
Jean-Pierre Egger, the former coach of Werner Gunthor. Women shot will be also
SDL final. MenÂ´s competition will have both world champion Christian Cantwell
and olympic winner Tomasz Majewski competing. Special participant will be new
Swiss talent, youth athlete Gregori Ott who improved this year the national U18
record with 5 kg
to 19.18 and was in the finals in Lille.
ZAGREB (CRO): More stars for Hanzekovic Memorial
Zagreb Grand Prix on September 13. Fresh hammer world champion Koji Murofushi
and Slovenian bronze medal winner Primoz Kozmus are announced for the last this
years IAAF Hammer Challenge event which will be part of the Croatian meet.
BERLIN (GER): World 100 m champion is having
another race confirmed after Zurich.
Yohan Blake will compete at ISTAF in Berlin
on September 11 (IAAF World Challenge). Meet record 9.86 by Maurice Greene and
Asafa Powell will be under threat. For the 90th edition of the Berlin meet 50 000
spectators are expected. Already 45 000 tickets have been sold.
NEW YORK (USA):
RRW informs that Hurricane Irene, which hit the United States Saturday and Sunday,
caused many cancellations of road races up and down the East Coast. With very
strong winds and flooding from downpours, many cities declared a state of
emergency, in effect causing all activities to come to a halt. The following events which we planned to
include in this issue of Race Results Weekly were cancelled: Percy E. Sutton
Harlem 5-K, New York, NY; Annapolis 10-Miler, Annapolis, MD; Bronx
Half-Marathon, Bronx, NY; Chris Thater Memorial 5-K, Binghamton, NY; SSQ Quebec
City Marathon, Levis to Quebec City, PQ.
DAEGU (KOR): Some say that across
all disciplines it is the greatest ever competition that has taken place in the
history of the IAAF World Championships but whatever your opinion there is
certainly no forgetting the Men’s Long Jump Final which took place on 30 August
1991 at the 3rd edition of the IAAF World championships in Tokyo, Japan.
Mike Powell world record 895 and Carl Lewis close second (windy 891). It
happened on Aug 30, 1991, twenty years already.
DAEGU (KOR): At the exact moment
Koji Murofushi captured the Hammer Throw gold medal on the third day (29) of
the IAAF World Championships, Daegu 2011, the IAAF was marking the resilience
and spirit which the Japanese nation has shown since the tsunami tragedy
engulfed their country on 11 March this year. Within days of the disaster
befalling Japan, IAAF
President made the decision to continue with a long planned visit to IAAF
Marketing Partner Dentsu and sponsor partners in Tokyo, in order to offer in person the IAAF’s
sympathy, condolences and support at the nation’s hour of need. On Monday
evening (29), the IAAF reinforced that commitment and support for the Japanese
people. In the IAAF President’s ‘Sky Box’ in Daegu Stadium, President Lamine
Diack and General Secretary Pierre Weiss met with Japan Association of
Athletics Federation’s (JAAF) President Yohei Kono and Japan’s IAAF Council
Member Katsuyuki Tanaka to present JAAF with an IAAF cheque of $250,000 in
order to assist the rebuilding of their shattered society.
LONDON (GBR): Pat Butcher informs that he was
misinformed about Mel Batty. “I spoke to his sister-in-law, Marie this morning.
Mel is still in a coma, with his family at his bedside.”