Brittney Reese, 2012 World Indoors, photo by PhotoRun.net
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Now I do not care about expectations. I m just coming, competing and
jumping. Before I wanted too much, and took everything easy, medals and
records. Now I understand the value,” Yelena Isinbaeva who also said
this was her last world indoors as she plans to end her career after
RESULT OF THE DAY
723 long jump by Brittney Reese, new meet record, third all-time mark,
her overall PB. Best mark in the long jump since 2004 when Tatyana
Lebedeva achieved 733.
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
Greek high jumper Dimitrios Hondrokoukis winning with first attempt clearance at 233 cm.
Adam Kszczot no medal in the 800 m, Meseret Defar beaten in the 3000 m.
World leader Tianna Madison third in the 60 m. World champion Jesse
Williams 6th in the high jump,
7000, in total unoficially 25 000.
Only 3 out of 10 title defenders competing were succesful
(Campbell-Brown, Lagat, Reese). From 11 Daegu winners golds for four
athletes Pearson, Reese, Adams and Campbell-Brown.
Veronica Campbell-Brown defended her 60 m title on the other hand
Meseret Defar not. Bernard Lagat at age of 37 is the oldes world indoors
winner. Yelena Isinbaeva first gold since 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Mohamed Aman the youngest ever world indoor champion. It looked like
Great Britain won both relays, but USA men were later reinstated. Pamela
Jelimo first big win since her stellar year of 2008.
1. USA 10-3-5 (record 10 gold medals in the world indoors), 2. GBR
2-3-4, 3. ETH 2-1-2, 4. KEN 2-1-1, 5. RUS 1-3-5, 6. UKR 1-2-0, 7. FRA
1-1-1, 8. AUS, JAM, MAR 1-1-0, in total 28 countries with medals.
1. USA 172, 2. RUS 105, 3. GBR 84, 4. ETH 52, 5. KEN 37, 6. BLR 33, 7.
FRA 32, 8. GER 29, 9. POL 25, 10. UKR 24, in total 48 countries with
All medals in high jump, bronze in triple jump and 60 m hurdles,
positive sign two medals in the 800 m, gold and bronze in women relay,
silver in men. On the women side all three medals in pole vault, bronze
in long jump, silver in the 800 m and no medal in the women 60 m.
STATS (by Ken Nakamura)
Two world indoor records, two more championships records and nine more
world leading marks (in total 13 world leads that is exactly half of the
Also 11 area records and 83 national records by 60 countries in 21 out
of 26 events. No records in men 60 m hurdles, pole vault and triple jump
and women high jump and 4×400 m.
WLJ: 7.23m by Reese is Championships record . Reese successfully
defended the title, something even three time champion Kotova could not
do. Winning margin of 25cm is the largest ever in WLJ at World Indoor.
Previous max was 20cm by Kotova in 2006. 6.98 ties best 2nd place mark
at WLJ at World Indoor. USA won gold and silver, first time they have
done so. Previously RUS (twice) and GDR have swept gold and silver .
M3000m: Lagat won this event for the third time, tying Gebrselassie for
most gold in this event at World Indoor, 0.01 sec is the smallest
difference between 3rd and 4th at M3000m in World Indoor Champ, for the
first time in history of World Indoor, KEN won two medals at M 3000m.
Previously ETH (twice) and IRL won two medals in this event at World
W800m: Jelimo won first medal of any kind for KEN at W800m in World Indoor Champ.
W3000m: Obiri won first gold at W3000m for KEN at World Indoor. KEN only
won one medal (silver) until today at this event in World Indoor.
Obiri’s winning time 8:37.16 is the fastest time by African at W3000m at
World Indoor. Three other faster time in Wold Indoor W3000m are all by
Europeans. 8:37.16 is the fastest time recorded in this event in 21st
Century at World Indoor 2:40:85 for 2000 to 3000m is the fastest at
W3000m in World Indoor, previous fastest was 2:43:22 in 2003. Fastest
ever 4th place mark (8:40.50) in World Indoor was recorded by Sylvia
Kibet, previous fastest 4th place was 8:40.98 by Marta Dominguez in
2001, ETH won two medals at this event in World Indoor which they have
done in four other occasions.
M800m Aman became the first ETH to win this event at World Indoor, In
fact he became the first ETH to win any kind of medal at M800m in World
Aman became the first World Youth medalist (in his case Silver in 2011)
to win the World Indoor , 1:48.36 is the slowest winning time at M800m
in World Indoor
Previously slowest winning time was 1:47.49 by Barbosa in 1987.
W4x400mRelay:The winning margin of 0.03 second is smallest ever at
W4x400mR in World Indoor. For GBR it was the first medal of any kind in
W4x400mR at World Indoor.
WPV: Isinbaeva won record 4th gold to move ahead of Bubka (if 1985 World
Indoor Games are not counted) in gold medal count. Bleasdale won the
first medal of any kind for GBR at WPV in World Indoors. Boslak won the
first medal of any kind for FRA at WPV in World Indoor. Best marks for
place in World Indoor for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th were tied.
New best mark for place in World Indoor for 7th (4.55 replacing 4.50) and 8th (4.55 replacing 4.45) was set.
W60m: Tiana Madison became the first to win medal at both W60m and WLJ
in World Indoor, she was second at LJ in 2006 World Indoor. Mureille
Ahoure won the first medal of any kind for CIV at W60m in World
Indoors. Campbell-Brown became third multiple titlist at W60m in World
MTJ : USA won gold and silver for the first time at MTJ in World Indoor, CUB and USSR have done so previously.
M60mH:Merritt became the second (after C Jackson) to win both World Indoor and World Junior (won in 2004).
MHJ: First Greek gold at MHJ in World Indoor (GRE’s best placing until
now was silver (twice). The difference of 2cm between 1st and 3rd is the
lowest in Wold Indoor History
Previous min was 3cm in three occasions (1997, 1999, 2001). 0cm
difference between 3rd and 4th place tied the minimum record in four
occasions (1989, 1995, 2001, 2003). 2.33 is the lowest winning mark
DEN HAAG (NED, Mar 11): Kenyan Stephen Kibet clocked fast and world
leading 58:54 to win the CPC Den Haag Half-Marathon. Second his
team-mate Jonathan Maiyo 59:02 ahead of Kenneth Kipkemoi 59:11. Best
Dutch Michel Butter improved to 1:02:33 (as 13th). Josephine Chepkoech
was the best woman in 1:11:18.
SEVILLA (ESP, Mar 11): At Divina Pastora series 10 km road race win for steeple 2009 world champion Marta Dominguez in 34:05.
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