EME NEWS (SEP 11, 2011)
BLAKE AGAIN 9.82, FOUR MEET
BERLIN (GER, Sep 11): The jubilee 90th ISTAF at
Olympic Stadium in Berlin
saw new meet record and 9.82 (+0.1) by world champion Yohan Blake in his last
race at this distance 2011. Superb 51 182 spectators saw plenty of action and
in total four meet records. “I was a little lazy at the start here,” said
Blake, whose run nonetheless solidified his hold on the No. 7 spot all-time. “I
could have run 9.7 easy.” Writes IAAF. Behind him, Kim Collins, the Daegu
bronze medallist, clocked a 10.01 season’s best, with Trinidad & Tobago’s
Richard Thompson third in 10.08. Spectators waited for home throwing wins. They
got it from Robert Harting who remains unbeaten this season with 67.22 over
Gerd Kanter 66.16. Betty Heidler got her revenge in hammer after Daegu with
meet record 77.40 over Tatyana Lysenko 74.67. Christina Obergfoll lost the
javelin (64.95) to Barbora Spotakova (67.14). World champion Mariya Abakumova
was third (64.34). Silke Spiegelburg beat a top pole vault field with 471 in second attempt and
tried also at German record height of 481.
400 m: Kirani James ended his season unbeaten in 45.33.
1500 m: Fast race for Choge 3:31.14 ahead of Iguider 3:31:60 and DR
winner Chepseba 3:31.66. Fourth Moroccan Moustaoui lifetime best 3:31.84 and
fifth Ilham Tanui Turkish record and European lead 3:32.23.
SC: Koech wins in meet record 8:04.48, second Nganga improves to
400mH: Gordon of Trinidad wins in
48.66, with world leader Van Zyl last (52.78).
HJ: World champ Williams cleares 233 beating Bahamian Barry 230.
LJ: Russian Menkov 815 beats world champ Phillips 805.
SP: Meet record for US Whiting 21.61 in strong field ahead of Hoffa 21.47,
Majewski 21.33, Armstrong 21.33 and world champ Storl 20.64.
100 m: Baptiste was the fastest in 11.15 (+0.9) ahead of Simpson of
400 m: Russian win for Daegu bronze holder Kapachinskaya 50.75 beating
US McCorory 50.91.
800 m: Jepkosgei returned to Semenya Daegu in 1:58.26 over 1:58.74.
100mH: Harper in 12.68 (+0.4) over Wells 12.74.
ZAGREB (CRO): Saturday evening arrived to Croatian
main city Zagreb
the world record holder Usain Bolt to his second participation at the meet
after 2006. He will run on Tuesday the 100 m and already for long time the meeting is
sold out. “I can hardly wait for that race. It is important to me that I will
be in right way finish the season. Im in good shape and I feel better. I heard
that there will be a nice time, which means that I have all the prerequisites
for a good race. I can not say anything more specific than that I would make a
very quick time,” said Bolt who also promised to attack the meet record of
9.92. His main rivals will be Kim Collins, Justin Gatlin and Richard Thompson.
It will be big week for city of Zagreb after
Tuesday athletics with Bolt on Wednesday Real Madrid will play the Champions League here.
ZURICH (SUI): Letzigrund stadium was still full on
Saturday at the Final of UBS Kids Cup. 540 children from all of the country
qualified from 50 000 participating in the first rounds. They enjoyed the
competition with stars like Allyson Felix, Asafa Powell or Lisa Urech.
WROCLAW (POL, Sep 11): Kenyan Vincent Kipchirchir won
the 29th Wroclaw Marathon in 2:20:20, best woman also Kenyan Emily Chepkorir
KUMAMOTO (JPN, Sep 11): At Japan Collegiate
Championships solid 200 m
20.67 for Shota Iizuka (0.0). Takayuki Kishimoto clocked 49.82 in the 400 m hurdles. Very fast
4×100 m 38.85 for Chuo
HAMBURG (GER, Sep 11): Kenyan Daniel Chebii won the 10 km Alsterlauf in 28:32
ahead of Dickson Kimaiyo 28:34. Caroline Chepkwony was the best woman in 32:49.
MUNSTER (GER, Sep 11): Elijah Yator clocked 2:13:10 to
win the Munster Marathon ahead of Nicholas Maiyo 2:14:11. Sviatlana Kouhan of Belarus
as top woman achieved 2:35:35.
TALLINN (EST, Sep 11): Tallinn Marathon registered
African winners. Julius Muriuki of Kenya 2:12:56 with Isaac Kosgei
second in the same time. Ethiopian Alemu Balcha as best woman got 2:34:14.
BRISTOL (GBR, Sep 11): Edwin Kipyego in 1:03:20 and
Gemma Steel in 1:13:32 won the 23rd edition of Bristol Half-marathon.
NOVOSIBIRSK (RUS, Sep 11): Anatoliy Rybakov clocked
1:03:08 to be the best here in half-marathon. Mariya Konovalova headed the
women rankings with 1:10:30.
MUEL (ESP, Sep 10): Antonio Abadia clocked 4:23 to win a road mile here.
MAPUTO (MOZ, Sep 11): Athletics at All-African Games
started with discus win for Egypt
as Yasser Fathy achieved solid 63.20 ahead of South African Victor Hogan 62.60.
Sensation in decathlon as main favorite Larbi Bouraada of Alger false started
twice in the 100 m.
Blessing Okagbare was the fastest in the women 100 m heats (11.29) and due
to computer problems only hand times were registered in menÂ´s 100 m heats (10.2 for Idrissa
Adam of Cameroon and Ibrahim Seoud of Egypt).
HEFEI (CHN, Sep 11): During last day of Chinese
Championships Shi Dongpeng won in absence of Liu Xiang the 110 m hurdles (13.41, -0.1).
Yu Bin scored 7845 points in decathlon and Guangdong province clocked 39.49 in the 4×100 m. In
women events Guangdong
got 3:31.24 in the 4×400 m, Du Xiaowei improved to 60.26 in the javelin and
Xue Fei won the 5000 m
in 15:27.46. Informs Tilastopaja.
TURKU (FIN, Sep 11): Kenyan Josephat Menjo is again in Finland and
clocked 27:55.81 in the 10
000 m race.
HILVERSUM (NED, Sep 11): Arena Games meet saw in home
discus duel Eric Cadee with 63.55 beating Rutger Smith 63.02. British sprinter
Luke Fagan posted impressive 10.34 (-0.5) in the 100 m.
ZOETERMEER (NED, Sep 11): At special high jump meet top three cleared 222 cm in order Tom Parsons,
Rozle Prezelj and Samson Oni.
ISLE OF MAN (GBR, Sep 11): World youth champion William Sitonik won also
the Youth Commonwealth Games gold in the 3000 m with 7:57.03. EnglandÂ´s Emily Gorecka
beat Africans in the 3000 m
9:14.08. Another world youth champion Leonard Kosencha lost not only his best
to Ethiopian Aman (in Rieti) but also this race as he was second in 1:50.62
behind his team-mate Timothy Kitum 1:49.32 (he was bronze winner in Lille). Silver holder
from Lille Morne Moolman won the 700
g javelin 81.53.
INTERESTING TO NOTE
BEIJING (CHN, Sep 11): High school track star Lucas
Verzbicas won the world junior triathlon title in 56:21. After his friend Kevin
McDowell had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Verzbicas decided to
extend his triathlon career to bring home the gold medal he was sure McDowell
would have won. Sunday in Beijing,
with McDowell there to cheer him on, Verzbicas did exactly that.
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