Jamaica wins both 100 m finals
MORELIA (MEX, Jul 5): The 24th CAC Championships in Mexican state Michoacan had Jamaican Andrew Fisher as winner of the 100 m during first day in 10.14 (+0.5, with faster 10.07 +1.7 in heats). Second and third Barbados sprinters Andrew Hinds 10.19 (10.13 +1.4 in heats) and Ramon Gittens 10.19. The quality of the 100 m was deep with 8th placer still having 10.30. Also in women 100 m Jamaican win for Sherri-Ann Brooks in 11.21 (+0.1) ahead of Mariely Sanchez of Dominican Republic 11.24 NR and Aleen Bailey 11.34 (faster 11.31 +1.2 in heats). St. Lucia is having two top female high jumpers Levern Spencer won with 195 and second Jeannelle Schepper clearing national junior record 192 cm. Technical events wins for Cleopatra Borel of Trinidad in women shot 17.56, Jamaican Chad Wright in discus 60.79 and Mexican Roberto Alvarez 785 (+1.1) in the long jump. Bahamas clocked fast 38.92 in the 4×100 m heats.
Two meet records women steeple and hammer
PUNE (IND, Jul 5): In the much anticipated men long jump at the 20th Asian Championships India’s Kumaravel Prem Kumar could manage a silver medal after the 20-year-old Indian leapt 792 (0.0) in his last round. Chinese Wang Jianan won with 795 (+1.4), bronze for another Chinese Tang Gongchen 789 (+2.1). Reigning Asian Games champion Sudha Singh had a powerful rival to tackle in the women’s 3000m steeplechase. Baharaini runner Ruth Chebet (16) ran a brilliant start to finish race to win the gold in a new championship (and national record) time of .84 while Sudha, having booked her Moscow berth already in last month’s Inter-State meet at Chennai, brought the second silver medal to India with a decent .27. Pak Kum-Hyang of DPR Korea clocked .80 for the bronze. Ayako Kimura of Japan (13.25, -0.5) and Anastassiya Soprunova of Kazakhstan (13.44) finished on the first two places in the hurdles race with Indian Hemasree Jaybal lucky third 14.01 PB. Favorites Hitomi Shimura of Japan and Anastassiya Pilipenko from Kazakhstan have been allowed ‘under protest’ as they have not acceded to starter’s decision on false start in two consecutive starts, and finished third and fourth respectively with the times of 13.67 and 13.68 secs. However the officials revised the race results after the race and Hemasree elevated to the bronze position. Indian national record-holder Siddhanth Thingalaya, the fastest qualifier from yesterday’s heats, was heavily disturbed after two re-calls from the starter and was fourth 13.89. Chinese Jiang Fan won in 13.61 (+0.1) over Abdulaziz Almandeel of Kuwait 13.78 and Japan’s Wataru Yazawa 13.88. Reigning Asian Games champion Tarek Mubark Taher from Bahrain, a steeplechaser, displayed his class to win in style at .77 for a 1-2 with teammate Dejene Regassa ( .40). Tsyuoshi Takeda of Japan was third .48. Hammer Thrower Wang Zheng of China won with 72.78. In that process she also improved the Indian all-comers’ record. Belayneh Betlhem Desalegn outkicked the rivals in the women 1500 m in the last lap to win in .67 to give the United Arab Emirates its first gold in the championships. Pre-race favourite Mimi Belete from Bahrain made an attempt to catch-up with her, but eventually finished second in .04. Japan’s Ayako Jinnouchi snatched the bronze from the Indian Sini Markose .73 to< span class="aBn" data-term="goog_917047611" tabindex="0" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0; ">4:17.14. In the men’s race, Saudi Arabian Imed Hamed Mohamed Noor took the top spot clocking .51 in rain. Qatari Mohamad Al-Garni ( .75) and Bilal Mansour Ali from Bahrain in .96 finished behind him. After a fierce battle, last year’s runner-up Sajad Moradi from Iran finished fourth in .60. Anastasiya Juravleva gave Uzbekistan its first gold in women’s triple jump by leaping to 14.18 (+1.8) Teammate Aleksandra Kotlyarova (13.89, +0.8) and Irina Ektova of Kazakhstan (13.75, +1.8) were the other medal winners. Ivan Zaytsev of Uzbekistan won the javelin 79.76 over Sachith Madhuranga of Sri Lanka 79.62 NR. Japan clocked fast 39.10 in 4×100 m heats. From Murali Krishnan.
Bishop under 2 minutes
VICTORIA (CAN, Jul 5): The 2013 National Track League (NTL) wrapped up in fine fashion at the Victoria International Track Classic. NTL titles were on the line in ten events for a total of 100 000 CAD in prize money. In the women’s 800 m Melissa Bishop registered a World Championship A standard of .76 ahead of every young Diane Cummins .12 and Karine Belleau-BÃ©liveau .13. In the men’s 1500 m Nate Brannen won in a World Championship B standard time of .84 to not only secure the NTL title in the event but also confirmed his spot on the World Championship team. In the men’s shot put Dylan Armstrong won with a throw of 21.09 and bring his NTL season total to 32 points. US had 400 m winners in Josh Mance 45.85 and Mary Wineberg 51.71. Hammer winners US Kibwe Johnson 75.21 and Sultana Frizell 68.89. Angela Whyte continued in winning at the 100 m hurdles 12.96 (-1.1) ahead of Jessica Zelinka 13.09. In the men’s 100 m Dontae Richards-Kwok won the final in 10.34 (-0.7) over US Reggie Dixon 10.39. US wins for Joe Abbott .63 MR at the 800 m and Kerri Gallagher .64 in the 1500 m.
PARIS (FRA): In latest development around the Areva meet the 2000 m split planned in the fast steeple is . Organisers are expecting in nice summer evening more than 50 000 spectators and Romanian Angela Morosanu withdrew from 400 m hurdles due to health problems.
BEIJING (CHN): Xinhua informs that although still receiving rehabilitation treatment in the Unites States, Chinese star hurdler Liu Xiang already can not wait to return to competition. “During my stay in the United States, as long as I saw people jogging along the street or dashing on the track in campus, I could feel an itch. I wanted to run with them,” Liu Xiang posted lateon Tencent Weibo, a tweet-like social network in China. Liu underwent surgery in London in August after he withdrew from the 110m hurdles for the second consecutive Olympics with a ruptured Achilles tendon. The Shanghai native, who will turn 30 next week, has been in the United States for physical rehabilitation since last October. According to his coach Sun Haiping, Liu Xiang’s foot recovery is satisfying but it is impossible for the Athens Olympic champion to return to competition this year.
ATHENS (GRE): Three Greek women athletes will take part in Universiade in Kazan. The gold medallist in pole vault in Mediterranean Games Stella-Iro Ledaki, the “bronze” medallist in the same games in high jump Antonia Stergiou and greek champion in 20km walk, Despoina Zapounidou.
LONDON (GBR): The Olympic rings logo, has seen its brand recognition across the world rise to its highest ever ranking following the London 2012 Games, according to Britain’s Minister for Sport and Tourism Hugh Robertson. Informs insidethegames. Robertson, who was speaking at an event in London hosted by VisitBritain examining the impact of London 2012 on the image of Britain and inbound tourism, said International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials had told him that Olympic brand recognition had risen from 92 per cent before the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London to 97 per cent after them.
VEVEY (SUI): Seven world-class athletes joined dozens of young children for an athletics competition held in the grounds of the NestlÃ© headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, situated on the banks of the picturesque Lake Geneva. It was one of the latest initiatives as part of the partnership between IAAF Kids’ Athletics and the N
estlÃ© Healthy Kids Global Programme, the aim of which is to promote a balanced and healthy lifestyle by increasing the participation levels in school sports. Two-time Olympic Javelin champion Andreas Thorkildsen, 2005 World 400m Hurdles champion Bershawn Jackson, Olympic Discus champion Sandra Perkovic, World and Olympic Triple Jump champion Christian Taylor, three-time World Shot Put champion Werner GÃ¼nthÃ¶r and 1997 World bronze medallist Anita Weyermann were each captains of a team of children.
BUDAPEST (HUN, Jul 5): Daniel Kiss clocked at the 29th Honved Meet 13.73 (+1.1) over the hurdles.