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Performance of the Day,
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“You can throw a 22 meters and you might not qualify for Olympics,” Ryan
Whiting about the quality of the shot put in his home country.
“I want to thank my parents who are for first time with me at the big
championships,” Natalya Dobrynska at the post event press-conference.
RESULT OF THE DAY
36th World indoor record at World Indoor Championships, first ever 5000+
by Natalya Dobrynska in pentathlon (two personal bests long jump and
800 m). She improved the fourth oldest female world indoor record in
championships events (4991 Irina Belova in 1992, older only shot put
1977, 400m in 1982 and long jump 1988). Both finals the best ever at the
World Indoors. Dobrynska will get 40 000 USD for first place and 50 000
USD for world indoor record after the usual procedures.
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
Athletes claiming that they do not hear well the sound system connected
to start device (echo etc.). In the women 60 m hurdles world leader
Kristi Castlin and Jamaican Vonette Dixon, in the menÂ´s 60 m Jamaican
national record holder Lerone Clarke out.
World champion Tatyana Chernova 5th in pentathlon, until Istanbul world
leader Yekaterina Bolshova 6th. US Champion and world leader Reese Hoffa
4th. From top ten 2012 out in 1500 m first round Moroccan Hilali and
Ukrainian record holder Shevchenko. Sub 46 this season Gil Roberts of
USA out in 400 m semis. In the 3000 m heats out Hayle Ibrahimov of
Azerbaijan and home hope Polat Kemboi.
Sally Pearson after 7.85 Oceanian indoor record in 60 m hurdles heats:
“I think I can run in the 7.7s, not sure if the low 7s or high 7s but
going onthat race, with the hesitation at the start I think I can
definitely run mid 7. We’ll see what happens but I definitely have so
much more to give.”
Fastest 60 m heat time 6.64 the slowest since 1987, at that time also
6.64 was the fastest heat time. Five Caribbean runners into the 400 m
final, and no US for second time in the history of World indoors (2008
before). USA, Kenya and Ethiopia will have both runners in the menÂ´s
3000 m final. Djibouti will have first ever finalist at World Indoors
with young Ayanleh Suleiman in the 1500 m (3:39.51 NR in heats).
Ashton Eaton has 3654 points after first day of heptathlon, 76 points
ahead of his world record from last year (6.66, 777, 14.45, 201 and
today 6.79, 816, 14.56, 203).
Dylan Armstrong revealed after he did not qualify for the shot put final
that his arm was sore and he did not feel right during the competition.
All medals in pentathlon. Two medals in shot put. Three in the finals of
long jump (Meliz, Tsatoumas, Menkov). 4 female 400 m runners in the
final, but only one European in male two lapper (Maslak). In the 3000 m
three Europeans qualified (Gabius, Kowal and Farah). In the women 1500 m
6 out of 9 finalists are from Europe.
Competition management informed that the false start equipment has been
checked. It was confirmed that it is working properly. all athletes were
competing under the same conditions. No races will be re-run. Two major
casualties were world leader Kristi Castlin at 60 m hurdles (did not
start at all) and Birmingham winner Lerone Clarke of Jamaica (7.05).
STATS (by Ken Nakamura)
W60mH: with 7.85 in her heat, Sally Pearson missed the fastest time in
the heat of World Indoor Championships by 0.01 second. The fastest heat
time is 7.84 by Oniya in Valencia (2008).
WPentathlon: 800m 2:08.09 by Ennis is the fastest 800m during
Pentathlon in World Indoor. Best mark for place in World Indoor Champ
was set for first (5013, previously 4937), second (4965 Ennis NR
previously 4852), third (4802 Skujyte NR, previously 4762), fifth (4725
previously 4655), sixth (4639, previously 4580), and seventh (4623,
previously 4543). Best mark for place in all competitions were set for
first (5013, previously 4995), second (4965 previously 4927) and third
(4802, previously 4801). Dobrynska became only the second (after Kluft)
to win both World Indoor and Olympics.
MSP: 22.00m by Whiting is the third longest throw in World Indoors and
of course personal best. Best marks for place in World Indoor was set
for second (21.88 previously 21.68), third (21.72 Majewski NR,
previously 21.44) and fourth (21.55 previously 21.39). Best marks for
position in all competitions were set for second (21.88 previously
21.75), third (21.72 previously 21.59) and fourth (21.55 previously
21.39). US winning streak at this event in World Indoor is now at five.
Storl is the first World Youth Champion to medal in World Indoor at this
MLJ: 8.28 World leader by Mauro da Silva is the third longest LJ (after
8.31 by Stringfellow and 8.30 by Sosunov) in the qualifying round.
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