Some huge long jumping on Friday. First, in Kazan, Luis Alberto Rivera goes 8.46m and Aleksandr Menkov responds with 8.42m, and then 8.34m. In Tampere, Finland, Eusebio Caseres leaped 8.37m at the Under 23s.
Caceres 837, Gemili 10.20
TAMPERE (FIN, Jul 12): It was long jump day in world of athletics as also at European U23 Championships the best result was registered in this event. Eusebio Caceres leaped to meet record and personal best 837 (+1.1) to win over World junior record holder Sergey Morgunov of Russia 801 (+1.1). Top favorites won their events. Adam Gemili after last year world junior title now this one at the 100 m 10.20 (-0.3), also clear favorite in women 100 m Dafne Schippers in 11.13 (-0.7). Pierre-Ambroise Bosse of France clocked .79 in the 800 m ahead of Ukrainain Taras Bybyk .20 PB and first ever medal for Bosnia from this championships as third Amel Tuka clocked senior NR .29. Russian Lev Mosin got the 400 m in 45.51. World junior record holder Zigismunds Sirmais of Latvia won the javelin 82.77 over German Bernhard Seifert 82.42 PB. German gold in good quality decathlon by Kai Kazmirek 8366 PB ahead of Russian Ilya Shkurenyov 8270 and Czech Adam Sebastian Helcelet 8252 PB. Romanian Mirela Lavric confirmed her position in the 800 m ( .56), Russian Gulshat Fazlitdinova in the 10 000 m (32:53.93), Bulgarian Gabriela Petrova in triple 13.91 (+0.6) and Olha Holodnaya of Ukraine in the shot put 18.11 PB. Fast 200 m heats by Adam Gemili 20.46 and Czech 400 m European Champion Pavel Maslak 20.51 NR in separate races.
DONETSK (UKR, Jul 12): Australian Eleanor Patterson won the first gold at World Youth Championships in high jump 188. But the top results came later. In the boys 2000 m steeple Meresa Kahsay of Ethiopia clocked as first youth runner sub with .99 ahead of also fast Kenyan Nicholas Bett .82. The senior all-time best at this distance is .68. Jamaican Jaheel Hyde after 13.22 semis PB won the 110 m hurdles in impressive meet record 13.13 (-1.1) just 0.01 shy of all-time best. Second US Marlon Humphrey 13.24 and third Chinese Lu Yang 13.33. Another season youth leader in girls triple by Romanian Florentina Marincu 13.75 (+0.8). Surprise winners of both 400 m races in life-time bests Jamaican Martin Manley 45.89 and Briton Sabrina Bakare 52.77. Surprise in boys hammer as Matija Greguric of Croatia won 79.38 PB (5 kg) over Pavel Paliakou of Belarus 79.02 PB and Australian favorite Matt Denny 78.67. British super talent Morgan Lake is the heptathlon overnight leader 3736 points with excellent 190 in the high jump, enough to win the individual competition. At her age Anna Chicherova won this championships with 189 and Stefka Kostadinova also cleared 190. Irene Ekelu
nd of Sweden clocked in 200 m heats high quality 23.02 national junior record (-0.7). With the help from Alberto Stretti.
Opening day in France
PARIS (FRA, Jul 12): During first day of French Championships at Charlety Stadium favorite wins for Melina Robert-Michon in discus 59.55, in the 5000 m races Sophie Duarte .24 and Nourredine Smail .68. Clarisse Cruz of Portugal who runs for French club won the women steeple in .66 and Tereza Nzola in triple 13.95 (+2.7). Aix-les-Bains with Christophe Lemaitre on the second leg won the 4×100 m in 39.96.
BIRMINGHAM (GBR, Jul 12): Dwain Chambers clocked fourth fastest time in Europe this year 10.06 (+1.6) in heats of Sainsbury British Championships and World Trials. Second fastest time of first round 10.27 (+0.6) by Joel Fearon. Asha Philip was the fastest woman in 100 m first round in 11.34 (+0.6) PB. Rhys Williams 50.37 and Dai Greene 50.51 fastest heat times at 400 m hurdles. Michael Bingham (400 m, 46.28), Christine Ohuruogu (400 m, 51.47) and Jessica Judd (800 m, .01) topped their preliminary rounds. In the mixed 10 000 m titles for Andrew Lemoncello 29:28.72 and Allyson Dixon 34:46.75.
NAIROBI (KEN): Kenyan media are informing. It’s now official. World record holder, David Rudisha, is the only top athlete who has automatic entry for the Moscow World Championships exempted from the Kenya Trials set for in Nairobi. For other active Daegu (2011), London (2012) and Diamond League (2012) winners from the country who are eligible for automatic entry in the August Moscow Worlds, the Athletics Kenya (AK) panel of selectors will determine their fate after the Trials. During a pre-event media briefing , the federation reiterated that the first two across the line will gain automatic entry with the panel deciding which athletes will join them in the final Moscow squad as well as the size of the contingent.
MADRID (ESP): Spanish IAAF World Challenge meet in Madrid will have world champion David Storl in shot put and great women high jump (Vlasic, Barrett, Beitia, Green Tregaro). As usual great distances are prepared, but also fast 100 m with Nesta Carter, Kemar Hyman, Samuel Francis and Gabriel Mvumvure. In the 400 m hurdles Johnny Dutch runs with LJ Van Zyl and Jehue Gordon. European champion Marcin Lewandowski, US Brandon Johnson, Belarus sensation Anis Ananenka and Kevin Lopez are the 800 m headliners. Women 100 m has Sherone Simpson of Jamaica against US Shalonda Solomon and Barbara Pierre. In the women 800 m Alysia Montano of USA and in-shape Malika Akkaoui of Morocco would be ready for fast times.
HEUSDEN (BEL): The EA Premium meet KBC Nacht of Heusden will offer on Saturday plenty of good races, specially in the 800 m Abraham Rotich of Bahrain, in the 1500 m olympic medalist Abdelaati Iguider, super deep field in the men 5000 m. The local fans will wait specially for the men 400m with Jonathan Borlee against olympic medalist Lalonde Gordon of Trinidad and US sub 45 runner David Verburg. Dutch-Ethiopian sensation of the season Sifan Hassan runs the 800 m. New Dutch athlete Ignisious Gaisah in the long jump faces Jamaican champion Damar Forbes. Special triahlon (400 m, long jump, javelin) is having Eelco Sintnicolaas and Andrey Kravchenko. Men hurdles with Ryan Brathwaite and Andrew Riley and women with Yvette Lewis and Kristin Castlin against Belgians are another highlights.
NEW YORK (USA): The 2013/2014 Professional Road Racing Organization’s season opens with the 36th running of the Utica Boilermaker 15-K in Upstate New York. The annual event, which is one of America’s largest 15-K races, recorded 11,359 finishers last year. The PRRO series is made up of five events in two countries which offer a total of 433 000 USD in prize money and bonuses. Sunday’s Boilermaker features both recently-crowned Peachtree champions, Geremew and Chepkurui, according to Dick Mattia who coordinates the elite runners for the event. Also in the international field will be reigning Ethiopian 5000m/10,000m champion Belete Assefa (second at Peachtree), 2009 Boston Marathon champion Deriba Merga of Ethiopia, 2008 African Championships silver medalist Meskerem Assefa (also of Ethiopia), and 2013 Allstate Life Insurance Miami Beach 13.1 Marathon champion Risper Gesabwa of Kenya. Informs RRW.
BERLIN (GER): Infront Sports and Media, the international sports marketing agency, has brokered a four-year sponsorship deal between Laserline, the printing company, and SCC Events, the organiser of BMW Berlin Marathon.
AMSTERDAM (NED): Ethiopian Sifan Hassan urgently hopes to receive her Dutch passport with the hopes of competing for The Netherlands at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow. The 1500m runner reached the standard to be send to Moscow but will only receive her passport in four months. Hassan has now started a procedure with request to recieve her passport as soon as possible writes De Telegraaf.
BERLIN (GER): Following her victory at the German national championships, former European champion Verena Sailer is looking forward to the rest of the season. Sailer told leichtathletik.de she is not putting added pressure on herself but believes the best part of her season is yet to come. She also commented that she could do as well as reaching the finals at the world championships.
BERLIN (GER): Third Berlin Flyes will be back onjust near the Brandenburg Gate. Germany, USA, Russia and France will have in long jump and pole vault men and women (one from every country) with scoring after each of four rounds. Germany won previous two editions and in total the available prize money for the event will be 50 000 Euro. ARD will broadcast too.
KINGSTON (JAM): Jamaica Observer suggests in an article that Asafa Powell should be invited to run the relay for Jamaica at the World Championships in Moscow.
LOS ANGELES (USA): Hurdles olympic winner Joanna Hayes is the new sprints and hurdles coach at UCLA.
SANTA CRUZ (USA): The Wharf to Wharf Race announced its elite field for the 41st edition of the annual six-mile race from Santa Cruz to Capitola-by-the-Sea, contested on. Headlining the deepest American men’s field in the history of the race is former American record-holder Chris Solinsky. In the women’s race, 2012 WtW champion Risper Gesabwa, 24, returns to defend her title.
BOCHUM (GER): The TV Wattenscheid team will attemptto break the all-time best in an unusual 4×400 m hurdles relay. The time to attack is .02.
PORTLAND (USA): Runnersworld.com informs that the effort by Jordan Hasay and Tara Erdmann to get the 10 000 m qualifying times they need to represent the United States at the world championships in Moscow now has a definite start time. It’ll be atnight at Roosevelt High School in Portland. Conditions at that time are expected to be as ideal as possible in July for a quick 10 k.
EUGENE (USA): Canadian heptathlete Brianne Theisen can run the race of her life, and the next day her fiance will perform an almost inconceivable feat of athletic strength and make headlines around the world. The 24-year-old from Humboldt, Saskatchewan, will marry American Ashton Eatonin Eugene, the latest chapter in an Olympic-sized love story that began when the two met as teenagers at the University of Oregon. To read the complete story, written by Lori Ewing for the Canadian Press (Canada’s version of AP), click on:
VAASA (FIN, Jul 11): David Soderberg got here 74.21 in hammer and returning from injury Osku Torro 220 in the high jump.