CHICHEROVA OVER 206
(GER, Feb 4): Russian world champion Anna Chicherova remains unbeaten
since July 10 last year in Birmingham (lost to Blanka Vlasic on
countback 199). That is now 8 competitions. At 36th Hochsprung mit Musik
in Arnstadt she cleared new Russian indoor record 206 cm in third
attempt. It is also her second best ever after 207 last year in
Cheboksary when winning the Russian national title. In the indoor
history she is now equal third with Stefka Kostadinova (1988) and Blanka
Vlasic (2010). Better only Kajsa Bergvist with world indoor record 208
(2006) and Heike Henkel with 207 (1992). Interestingly from top five
all-time marks in the women indoor high jump three were registered in
Arnstadt. Chicherova afterwards did not try for new world record
height. Her next meeting will be on Wednesday in Banska Bystrica,
Slovakia. She was the winner of the competition already at two meters
(in second) and continued with 203 in first. Packed hall (1200
spectators) saw Irina Gordeyeva beeing second with 197 over Tia
Hellebaut with the same 197, for both season bests. And both had close
attempts at two meters. Group of five is following with 194. Fourth in a
tie Chaunte Lowe (season best) and Antonietta Di Martino (season
opener), sixth position for Svetlana Shkolina, seventh for Emma Green
Tregaro and 8th for Ebba Jungmark (for both Swedish jumpers best marks
of 2012). Home star Ariane Friedrich was better by one cm than in first
meet after surgery in Hustopece, but was not satisfied with 185 as 9th.
MenÂ´s jumping was this time in shadow of women. Nobody cleared 233 and
so on count back Russians Aleksey Dmitrik and Ivan Ukhov cleared 230 as
first and second. Surprise third Kostadinos Baniotis of Greece also 230.
Home Raul Spank was fourth with 227 and only 224 for 5th Czech Jaroslav
Baba and 6th world champion Jesse Williams.
Feb 4): Austrian Dominik Distelberger with fast last 1000 m won the
International Combined Events meeting of Tallinn (EA Permit) with 5803
points. His results in Lasnamae Hall during two days:
6.92-728-12.12-192- 8.02-493-2:46.75. Second place for home Kaarel
Joevali who was leading the whole competition with 5781 points
(life-time best), third New Zealands Brent Newdick 5758 (national
record) and fourth olympic medalist Dmitriy Karpov of Kazakhstan 5633
points. Latvian Laura Ikauniece was the pentathlon winner as she
dominated the competition from first event with a final score of 4346
points. It is great personal best for last year European Junior medalist
from Tallinn. Her marks: 8.44-180-11.29-600-2:16.30. Second Helga
Margret Thorsteindottir with national record for Iceland 4298 points and
third NorwayÂ´s Ida Marcussen 4256 (her national record is 4283).
(FIN, Feb 4): The international meet Tahtien Kisat registered two wins
for St. Kitts guest sprinters. Tameka Williams clocked 7.37 (PB) and
Antoine Adams 6.71 to win the 60 m finals. Jamaican Patricia Hall used
the oversized 300 m track to fast 23.01 at 200 m. German Malte Mohr
cleared 565 to win the pole vault beating home Jere Bergius (555). Two
other Germans Fabian Schulze and Tim Lobinger no-heighted at 530.
Ukrainian Andriy Makarchev was the best in long jump 780 and Russian
Yekaterina Galitskaya at 60 m hurdles 8.20. Denmarks Caroline Bonde beat
on count back NorwayÂ´s Cathrine Larsasen in pole vault, both 430 cm.
Two home wins to note, Jussi Heikkila 36.79 at 300 m hurdles and Karin
Storbacka 4:14.89 at 1500 m.
BUCURESTI (ROU, Feb 4): During second day of national GP meet
Adelina Gavrila got 14.03 in the triple jump and Esthera Petre returning
from Moravia High Jump Tour cleared 190 and tried for her new indoor PB
of 195. Greek guest Dimitrios Diamantaras won the long jump (789) ahead
of Valentin Toboc (782). Barcelona 400mHurdles fifth placer Angela
Morosanu won the 60 m hurdles in 8.38.
CARBONDALE (USA, Feb 3): Brittany Riley achieved another top weight throw mark here 24.52 m.
(GER, Feb 4): At International CC race French Youssef Ismail won the
7.7 km in 23:17 ahead of German Julian Flugel (23:19). Women winner at
5.1 km was Ethiopian living in Germany Eleni Gebrehiwot in 16:56 ahead
of Susanne Hahn 17:25.
FRANKFURT (GER, Feb 4): Winter throwing time. Markus Esser achieved with hammer 77.18 m.
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