2012 PSD Bank Meeting/Dusseldorf: Jimmy Vicaut runs 6.53 WL, Craddock hurdles 7.53 WL, Chepseba runs 3:35.53 WL, Longosiwa runs 12:58.67 WL, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

Jimmy Vicaut, photo by PhotoRun.net

Jimmy Vicaut ran 6.53 for the 60 meters at PSD Bank Meeting, held in Dusseldorf last night. Yes, the French have sprinters and Jimmy is faster than Lemaitre now over 60. Remember when the French 4 x 100m team had the WR? At that time, they had four guys who trained together since they were 15-16 and ran 10.10 or so for 100 meters. Watch Monsieur Vicaut. He is much more of a 100 meter runner than Lemaitre. But, a fascinating duo there!
New star: Jimmy Vicaut, 4 world leads
DUSSELDORF (GER, Feb 10): 7th edition of the PSD Bank Meeting in Dusseldorf (EA Indoor Permit) registered four world leading marks (and four European leads), two new meeting records before full house of 2000 spectators. Sensation of the evening was last year European junior champion French Jimmy Vicaut who improved from 6.66 last year first to 6.63 in heats and then to impressive world leading 6.53 in the finals. He has now better PB as European champion Christophe Lemaitre (6.55). Another sensation happened in 60 m hurdles final when US Kevin Craddock achieved life-time best 7.53 and beat World record holder Dayron Robles 7.55 (third Jeff Porter 7.62, but 7.60 in heats). Other three world leads in distances. Poland´s European Indoor Champion Adam Kszczot dominated the 800 m in front running (51.82 at 400 m, 1:18.76 at 600 m) and clocked indoor PB 1:45.44 (second Kenyan Boaz Lalang way back in 1:47.06). Nixon Chepseba got another WL when winning the 1500 m in 3:35.53 beating Bethwel Birgen 3:35.93, Turkish Kenyan Ilham Tanui 3:36.31 (national record and EL) and young Qatari Mohamed Al Garni 3:36.88 (also national record). The tradition of fast 5000 m races continued when Thomas Longosiwa of Kenya beat country-mates and favorites with strong last rounds and clocked as 6th in the history sub 13 minutes (12:58.67). Second world junior record holder Isaiah Koech 13:02.36 and third steeple specialist Paul Kipsiele Koech improved his best to 13:02.69. Fourth Ethiopian Yitayu Atnafu with 13.04.18 is second best junior ever and 7th Polat Kemboi clocked new Turkish record 13:12.55 (fourth best European all-time and EL). Women´s 1500 m initially also ended with a world lead by Genzebe Dibaba (4:01.96) and great indoor and 1500 m debut for Pamela Jelimo (4:07.11) but later both with another Kenyan Helen Obiri were disqualified for running too early into inside of the track. Ukrainian Anzhelina Shevchenko was a lucky winner with European leading 4:07.55 afterwards. European indoor champion Olesya Povkh won the 60 m in European lead 7.13 ahead of Jamaican Aileen Bailey 7.27 and Dutch talent Dafne Schippers 7.28 (in heats 7.26). Lolo Jones despite slight injury was the 60 m hurdles winner in 7.94 ahead of improved Danielle Carruthers 7.95 and Yvette Lewis 8.03 (but 8.01 in heats). Best European with Istanbul standard Czech Lucie Skrobakova fourth 8.05. Russian European indoor champion 2009 Antonina Krivoshapka was clear 400 m winner (52.21). In three technical events close battles. US Christian Cantwell won the shot put with 21.31 meet record over Olympic winner Tomasz Majewski 21.19 and home star David Storl 20.67. Dramatic last jump of 798 by Ignisious Gaisah of Ghana was worth a win over Khotso Mokoena (also 798, but 2nd best 782 to Gaisah´s 796). Cuban Yargelis Savigne with 14.22 beat world champion Olha Saladukha (14.17) in the triple jump.

Ostapchuk 20.70 WL
MOGILYOV (BLR, Feb 10): World leading 20.70 in women shot put by Nadezhda Ostapchuk highlighted first day of Belarus National Indoor Championships. She also had in the series 20.37 and 20.20. Second Natalya Mikhnevich also good 19.15. Ksenia Detsiuk got 14.27 in the triple jump and Anna Tashpulatova 52.48 in the 400 m (ahead of Svetlana Usovich 52.74). In the 60 m Yulia Balykina clocked 7.25 after 2004 Olympic winner Irina Nesterenko got 7.27 in heats but was a non-starter in the finals. Alina Talay won the hurdles in 8.14. In men events Maksim Lynsha got the top mark, 7.63 at 60 m hurdles. Pavel Lyzhin achieved 19.80 in the shot put and Vitaliy Talankov 40:25.98 in the 10 000 m walk.

Eftimova 7.32
DOBRICH (BUL, Feb 10): During first day of National Indoor Championships Inna Eftimova clocked very solid 7.30 in the 60 m. Viktor Ninov day after 226 cleared this time 220 in the high jump.

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