Morning rounds on day six….
Men’s Shot Put Qualifying
David Storl of Germany had the biggest throw in Group A, with a 21.50m throw on his second attempt, is a personal best. Andrei Mikhnevich of Belarus, threw 20.79m on his first attempt. Ryan Whiting of the US was the third qualifier with a throw of 20.77m, his throws were 20.40m, 20.77m. Tomasz Majewski of Poland, the 2008 Olympic champ, the 2009 silver medalist, threw 20.73m. Adam Nelson, the US champion, and 2005 World Champ, (silver medalist 2001, 2003, 2007, fifth in 2009), 20.23m, and Asmir Kolasnac of Serbia, 20.14q.
In group b, Dylan Armstrong of Canada lead with 21.05m. Reese Hoffa, 2007 World Champ, threw 20.96m, Christian Cantwell threw 20.73m, his throws were 20.55m and 20.73m. Marco Fortes of Portugal, 20.32m, and Carlos Veliz of Cuba threw 20.24m. Veliz was the last qualifier.
Men’s 5,000m Qualifying
Round 1 of the 5,000 meters was greeted with the highest humidity and ground temperature of the Championships so far.
Danielle Meucci of Italy, the European bronze medalist at 10,000 meters, lead through the first 1,000 meters at 14 minute pace, hitting 1k in 2:50.00. Meucci ran 5:37.6 through the second kilometer mark. (2:47.6). Hussain Jamaan Alhamdah of Saudi Arabia hit the 3,000m in 8:25.0 and was leading at 4,000 meters, in 11:03.03, when the race began.
Bernard Lagat had been floating between fourth and sixth and Galen Rupp had been between third and second when the race got hot.
Running 2:30.9 for the last 1,000 meters, Bernard Lagat waited until the last 200 meters to make his move, and Galen Rupp pushed on the last 200 meters to make the final!
Bernard Lagat won the first heat in 13:33.90. Thomas Longoswisa of Kenya was second in 13:34.46. Dejen Gebremeskal of Ethiopia was third in 13:34.48. Isiah Kiplangat Koech of Kenya was fourth in 13:34.54. Galen Rupp took fifth, in 13:34.91.
In heat 2, Alistair Cragg of Ireland, who has had a tremendous summer racing over 3,000m and 5,000m, lead through the first 1,000 meters in 2:48.4. Geofrey Jururo of Uganda lead through 2,000m in 5:32.6, with Mo Farah and Cragg right there. Abera Kuma of Ethiopia hit the 3,000 meters in 8:10.3 and Abraham Kiplimo of Uganda hit the 4,000m in 11:09.8.
Mo ran the last 1,000 meters in 2:28, with Imane Merga, the bronze medalist at the 10,000m, slipping by Mo in the final steps. Imane Merga of Ethiopia was first in 13:37.96. Mo Farah of Great Britain, the silver medalist in the 10,000m, running 13:38.03. In third, Abera Kuma of Ethiopia ran 13:38.41. Eliud Kipchoge, gold medalist at 5,000m in 2003, was fourth in 13:39.02, and Alistair Ian Cragg of Ireland ran 13:39.36 for fifth. Amanuel Mesl of Eritrea was sixth in 13:39.97 and Jesus Espana of Spain was seventh in 13:40.48. All qualified.
Andrew Bumbalough of the US, who replaced injured Chris Solinsky, was ninth in 13:44.38.
Myriam Soumare of France won the first heat in 22.71, tying her seasonal best. Kerron Stewart of Jamaica was second in 22.83. Yuliya Gushchina of Russia ran 22.88 in third. Nivea Smith of the Bahamas was fourth in 23.09.
In heat 2, Carmelita Jeter, gold medalist in the 100 meters won here in 22.68. Sherone Simpson of Jamaica ran 22.94 for second. In third, Elizabeta Savlinis of Russia was third in 23.09. In fourth, Elyzata Bryzgina of the Ukraine ran 23.70.
Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands ran 22.69 for heat 3. Allsyon Felix the silver medalist in the 400 meters, ran 22.71 here. Ana Claudia Silva of Brazil ran 22.96 for third. Janelle Redhead of Grenada ran 23.11 for fourth.
Shalonda Salomon won heat 4 in 22.69. Mariya Ryemyen of Ukraine was second in 22.77. Kai Selvon was third in 22.89 and Anthonique Strachan of the Bahamas was fourth in 23.20. Nelkis Casbona of Cuba was fifth in 23.21.
In the fifth and final heat, Veronica Campbell Brown ran 22.46 for first. Ivet Lalova of Bulgaria was second in 22.62. Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie of the Bahamas was third in 22.86. Hyrstyna Stuy of the Ukraine was fourth in 22.92, and anyika Onuora of Great Britain, ran her pb in 22.93.
Men’s Long Jump
Dwight Phillips, 2004 Olympic champ, 2005 World Champ, 2007 bronze medalist, 2009 World Champ, is back. He jumped 8.32m to lead the qualifiying today. Mitchell Watt of Australia, who has jumped 8.54m this year, jumped 8.15m. Christian Reif of Germany jumped 8.13m, Aleksandry Menkov of Russia jumped 8.07m, Yahya Berrabah of Morocco, jumped 8.05m, Deokhyeon Kim of Korea jumped 8.02m, Chris Tomlinson jumped 8.02m.
In group b, Ngonidzashe Makusha of Zimbabwe jumped 8.11m. Sebastian Beyer of Germany jumped 8.11m. Marcos Chuva of Portugal was third in 8.10m, and Will Claye of USA was fourth in 8.09m, with Luvo Manyonga of RSA in 8.04m.
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