Javelin WLs by Pitkamaki and Abakumova highlight Sunday, by EME News

Tero Pitkamaki, 
photo by PhotoRun.net

Maria Abakumova, 
photo by PhotoRun.net

A busy Sunday of track and field, with World leaders in the javelin, and some great performances in Warsaw, Poland and Eberstadt, Germany. 

EME NEWS (AUG 25, 2013)

Wlodarczyk beats Lysenko, Noga national record, Dwyer 20.15
WARSZAWA (POL, Aug 25): From four Polish throwing heroes only hammer record holder Anita Wlodarczyk won at the 4th Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in nice sunny weather at the packed (7000 spectators) Orel Stadium in Warszawa. But the result highlight was new Polish record by Artur Noga 13.26 (+0.2, also meet record) at the 110 m hurdles, he improved his own mark by 0.01 and it is tied 3rd best by an European in 2013.  In women 1000 m new World lead 2013 was registered and in total 10 meet records highlighted the event which was also integrated with best Polish paralympic athletes. Wlodarczyk won her hammer revenge clearly with 75.78 over World champion Tatyana Lysenko 72.20 and US record holder Amanda Bingson third 71.75. Cuban Yipsi Moreno in her penultimate meet of the carrer (last will be in Berlin) was fourth 71.00. Close fight in men hammer as Krisztian Pars with 80.43 beat in another revenge after Moscow Pawel Fajdek 79.92. Third Moscow bronze medalist Czech Lukas Melich 77.01. World champion Robert Harting continued in great throwing with 68.60 in first round and confirmed that with 68.28 in second. His main rival home star Piotr Malachowski was trying to attack him but could not get better than 67.07. Ehsan Hadadi was solid third 64.78. Czech Ladislav Prasil stunned the favorites in shot with 20.96 in first round and 21.09 and 21.01 in last two attempts. In last round world bronze winner Dylan Armstrong achieved his best and came close to the Czech with 21.02. Olympic winner Tomasz Majewski as third also his best attempt in last throw 20.21. Majewski then won the special 5 kg shot contest with 24.59 over Armstrong 24.12 as Prasil had three fouls here. After Ukrainian Stanislav Maslov set the agreed pace at 51 and 1:05 Poland 800 m heroes Adam Kszczot and Marcin Lewandowski pushed for the remainder of the race. But US World silver winner Nick Symmonds had the best finish in meet record 1:44.79 ahead of Lewandowski 1:44.97 and Kszczot 1:46.07. Jamaican sprinters were also special.  Relay world champion Carrie Russell improved by 0.04 her life-time best to 11.01 (+1.2) in women 100 m in good conditions for sprinting (also meet record) ahead of Natasha Morrison 11.19. Rasheed Dwyer coming from 3rd at Stockholm DL won the 200 m in personal best and meet record 20.15 (+0.4), his previous best was 20.20 when winning the Universiade in 2011. Second US Ameer Webb 20.62. But in the second race Jamaican relay world medalist Edino Steele bettered also his personal best to excellent 20.39 (+1.3) and beat US Wallace Spearmon 20.47 and Poland´s European U23 Champion Karol Zalewski 20.53. US world finalist at 100 m Mike Rodgers despite his blocks slipped won in fast 10.06 (+0.4)meet record men 100 m ahead of Kim Collins who was leading the first part 10.19. Another Jamaican wins in the 400 m races. Christine Day 51.80 ahead of British world medalist Margaret Adeoye 52.27 and Nicholas Maitland 45.87 over Rusheen McDonald 45.89. Women 1000 m saw after good pacing (1:35 at 600m) the fast 2:36.41 world lead and meet record by Russian Yekaterina Kupina over Kenyan Winnie Chebet 2:37.30 (PB) and Polish group headed by Angelika Cichocka with 2:38.80. US Dusty Jonas cleared good 229 in the high jump for another meet record and tried at 232. Former world medalist Sylwester Bednarek returned after injury with 220 in a tie as second with Piotr Sleboda. Final 4x100 m relay had the International select (Webb, Collins, Spearmon, Masztak of Poland) winning in 39.51 over Jamaica (mainly composed from 400 m runners, Dwyer, Hyatt, Maitland, Steele) 39.59 and Poland 39.80.

Murer over Spiegelburg
BECKUM (GER, Aug 25): 2011 World Champion Fabiana Murer won the special women pole vault meet before 2500 spectators with 475 in third attempt. In nice duel with home star Silke Spiegelburg both tried at 483. For the German who passed at 475 remained 465 as second place. Third was Mary Saxer of USA 450.

Pitkamaki 89.03 WL
BAD KOSTRITZ (GER, Aug 25): Finland´s World silver medalist Tero Pitkamaki won at the 18th throwing meet in Bad Kostritz the javelin in world leading 89.03 in third attempt with 1500 spectators watching. Home stars won their events. Christina Schwanitz 20.18 and David Storl 21.02 in shot put and Martin Wierig 66.49 in discus. Second in shot put US record holder Michelle Carter 19.33. Second in javelin German David Golling with 80.67 life-time best. Storl needed to fight with Argentinian Olympic finalist German Lauro who got 20.91.

Shkolina 194
EBERSTADT (GER, Aug 25): World champion Svetlana Shkolina won the last event of three days high jumping in Eberstadt with 194 in wet conditions. Second and third went over 191 in order Ruth Beitia and Emma Green Tregaro.

Abakumova 69.75 WL
ELSTAL (GER, Aug 25): Bjorn Otto won the DKB Cup Finale with 580 clearance which was at the end of the day worth of 30 000 Euro.  World champion Raphael Holzdeppe no-heighted at 560 so Jan Kudlicka was second with 560. World champion Christina Obergfoll with 65.82 lost to Mariya Abakumova who in first round went to excellent world leading 69.75. Then it was confirmed in fourth round 69.35. Fourth Linda Stahl 62.15 beaten by Kathryn Mitchell of Australia 62.17. Zaneta Glanc of Poland won the discus 60.44 over Nadine Muller 60.15. Ralf Bartels in one of his last meets won the shot put with 19.30.


ARRAS (FRA, Aug 25): Kenyan Dominic Ondoro won with 28:26 the Arras 10 km road race ahead of other Kenyans Amos Mitei 28:37 and Abraham Cheroben 29:06.

TONSBERG (NOR, Aug 25): Last day of Norwegian Championships had European Champion Henrik Ingebrigtsen winning the 800 m in1:48.25. Hurdler Oyvind Kjerpeset showed nice speed when winning the 200 m in 21.10 (+0.7).


KAMPALA (UGA): Uganda's Moses Musagala, a semi-finalist in the men's 800m in Moscow, has joined Pace Sports Management, reportsallafrica.com. Musagala signed a one year contract to join three other Ugandans currently signed with the company; Moses Kipsiro, Timothy Toroitich and Thomas Ayeko. The deal involves access to the Pace Sports high altitude training camp, a kit sponsor and the opportunity of international competitions.

ALGIERS (ALG): The President of the Algerian Athletics Federation, Amar Bouras has said that the Algerian's teams poor display at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow was due to the team fasting at the training camps and due to a lack of experience.

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