Andreas Thorkildsen threw a superb 90.61, his third farthest EVER, and a world leader as his third throw in his National Champs.
Mike Rodgers, who tested positive for a stimulant, will have his fate decided by USADA this week, per Reuters.
USADA WILL DECIDE
More news about Mike Rodgers story as reported by Reuters. He and his
agent Tony Campbell are waiting to know the results of considerations of
his case by an arbitration panel of USADA. USATF did not remove him
from the Daegu team (100 m, 4×100 m). “Ultimately, an independent panel
of judges following a full legal process makes the final decision
regarding the appropriate sanction,” USADA spokeswoman Annie Skinner
said. The B-sample is scheduled to be tested on Wednesday.
THORKILDSEN 90.61 WL
(NOR, Aug 14): World and European champion Andreas Thorkildsen was
perfect during last day of National Championships in his last
competition before Daegu. He started with two fouls, but in third got
his first 90+ of the season. World leading 90.61, his third best ever
and eighth overall 90+ meet of the career. He was better only twice,
91.59 in Oslo 2006 and 91.28 in Zurich 2009. After the best throw he
followed with 85.55 and 84.85 on Sunday and passed his last throw.
(SWE, Aug 14): 2004 olympic winner Christian Olsson achieved during
last day of Swedish championships his second best mark of the season
17.19 (+1.4). Another star Carolina Kluft leaped to windy 674 (+2.6)
long jump win (legal 659, +1.1). Moa Hjelmer clocked fast but windy
23.16 (+2.6) at the 200 m. The same for Johan Wissman who had during
20.57 200 m not allowed support of +2.2.
OF SPAIN (TRI, Aug 14): Rondel Sorrillo clocked new personal best 20.16
(+1.6) to win the Trinidad 200 m national title. Talented Jehue Gordon
won the 400 m hurdles in season fastest 48.75 (and fourth best of the
career). Kai Selvon was the best in women 200 m (23.27, -1.9) and Quincy
Wilson improved the national discus record to 59.60.
(SLO, Aug 14): Excellent women long jumping in Slovenia. Home Nina
Kolaric with 667 (+1.9) and Slovak Jana Veldakova with 666 (+1.4)
fulfilled Daegu B-standard. But the outcome is different. For Slovenian
Federation this date is ok (IAAF is closing the entries on Aug 15) but
for Slovak not, they finalised the team last Monday and did not open the
door for results of this weekend.
DEN HAAG (NED, Aug 14): At Sparta Games good discus throwing, Eric Cadee 64.80 and Monique Jansen 61.19 m.
(USA, Aug 14): For only the second time in 17 years, an American woman
won the New Balance Falmouth Road Race. In the final mile of today’s
race, Magdalena Lewy Boulet broke away to take the $10,000 first-place
prize in 36:58, plus another $10,000 for being the first American across
the blue and red finish in Falmouth Heights. The win is Lewy Boulet’s
second on the roads this summer. Kenya’s Lucas Rotich won the men’s race
in 31:37, four second up on compatriot Micah Kogo. Despite waking up
feeling awful, Diane Nukuri-Johnson of Burundi finished second in 37:13,
with the four-time Boston Marathon champion Catherine Ndereba third in
37:24. Informs Race Results Weekly.
Aug 14): Reid Coolsaet won the Acura Toronto ten miler in 48:33.8 ahead
of Eric Gillis 49:01.0. Women winner Dayna Pidhoresky achieved 56:31.8
clearly beating Alesech Asefa of Ethiopia 58:12.0.
Aug 13): Krisztian Pars was again in his own class at Pal Papp and
Jozsef Csermak Memorial with 79.77. Second Andras Haklits of Croatia
75.77 and third Kristof Nemeth 75.43 in the hammer competition.
(FIN, Aug 13): Addition to Saturday meet is the fact that 2006 European
steeple winner Jukka Keskisalo (8:29.38) won the Vattenfall Elite Games
overall jackpot 30.000 E.
Aug 13): Boys of Grece with 116 points (ahead of Turkey 112 and Romania
108) and girls of Turkey 121 (with Serbia 113 and Romania 108 following)
won the Balkan Youth Championships. In girls 3000 m Anca Bunka of
Romania clocked 9:50.50, in boys 100 m Andras Stavrou of Greece achieved
10.71 (+1.7) and Romanian Raul Rusu registered 71.53 in the javelin.
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