Moscow Diary, Day Three, Quote of Day, Result of Day, Surprise of Day, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

David Oliver gets the Quote of the Day, photo by

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price, Performance of the Day, 
photo by

Pawel Fajdek, Surprise of the Day, 
photo by

Wow, Day three, was, well fantastic. The women's 100 meters was superb, and David Oliver winning the 110 meter hurdles in such a tough field was a testament to his talent. David Oliver had two just absolute years where he would not have been blamed if he hung up the spikes, but, well that is not how David Oliver rolls, or hurdles either. 

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price should be congratulated for her brilliant running, and world leading time in winning the 100 meters. The Jamaican sprint goddess also adds hair that would make her a great back up singer for George Clinton and Funkadelic. 

And then, a non-Hungarian wins the hammer throw? Well, Pawel Fajdek did just that as the Polish hammer stud willed his hammer over 81 meters to take the victory! 

EME NEWS (AUG 12, 2013)

(including 20 km walk)




„This victory means a world to me. I have had so many sacrifices," David Oliver.



Three world leads, but the best the 100 m by Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, in wind-less conditions, superb execution of the race 10.71.



Pawel Fajdek winning the gold with world lead and personal best right in the first throw. In London he did not went through qualification although being a medal contender.


MEDALS (23 countries, + 6)

USA 3-2-1, RUS 2-1-2, JAM 2-0-1, GBR 2-0-0, GER 1-2-1


POINTS (35 countries, + 8)

USA 92, RUS 55, JAM 42, GER 39, KEN 33, CHN 30


AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)

Ricky Simms 3, Daniel Wessfeldt 2,  Alex Porkhomovskiy 2, Brendan Reilly 1, Mark Wetmore 1, Paul Doyle 1, Mark Pryor 1, Marc Osenberg 1, Maurie Plant 1, Czeslaw Zapala 1, Adrian Laidlaw 1



yes: Farah (10k), Bolt (100), Perkovic, T. Dibaba, Eaton, Reese, Adams, Fraser-Pryce, Lashmanova, no: Gelana, Chen Ding, Lavillenie, Pars, A. Merritt



yes: E.Kiplagat, Reese, Adams, no: Jeylan, Hardee, Murofushi, Montsho, Richardson, Jeter.


TOP STATS (by Ken Nakamura)

22.84 in heptathlon by Dafne Schippers is the fastest 200m during the World Championships.

0.004 sec winning margin is the smallest ever in the World Championships W400m.

And Ohuruogu got second medal in this event tying Freeman and Perec.

0.13 sec is the largest winning margin at 110mH in the World Champ. Previous max was 0.12 sec by A Johnson in 1997

Raphael Holzdeppe became the first World Junior Champion to win the World Championships at PV

0.22 sec is the biggest winning margin in women 100 m.

Valerie Vili Adams won 4th gold medal, second only to Riedel (5 wins in DT) in throwing

Murielle Ahoure became first African medalist at W100m in World Championships  

First Gold for GER in this event at the World Championships

Lashmanova become the first World Youth Champion to win the World Championships

And for the fourth time (after 2001, 2009 and 2011) in history RUS won both (men & women) 20Km walk.







PORT OF SPAIN (TRI): The government of Trinidad and Tobago have not fulfilled many of its promises to Olympic Javelin Champ, Keshorn Walcott, reports However, Walcott's manager Sean Roach said that Walcott has already received a cheque for $1million and a Carribean Airlines aircraft has been named after him. Other gifts that Walcott has been promised include  a lighthouse and a secondary school to be named after him, a 20,000 square foot plot of land, a Housing Development Corporation project and a scholarship to the University of Trinidad and Tobago.


MOSCOW (RUS): New Zealand's Nick Willis, a silver medallist in the Olympics in Beijing, has had a low key approach to the 1500m in Moscow due to a calf strain suffered in the Shanghai Diamond League and the birth of his son, Lachlan, early last month, informs


MOSCOW (RUS): Usain Bolt told reporters that the track at the Luzhniki stadium "felt different" compared to tracks he is used to running on, while at a press conference following his World 100m win, reports "It felt different, I don't know if it was bad different. But it didn't feel like a normal track that I'm used to running on. It was a little bit different. Personally I can't complain about that really". Speaking on the rainy weather conditions during the final Bolt said "It didn't really affect me in any way".


MOSCOW (RUS): The US 110m Hurdles champion, Ryan Wilson also has a passion for art, reports His mother is an art teacher, his brother a professional photographer and his mother's parents both professional artists. Wilson specialises in ceramics and sculpture designing features that blend together his strong interests in nature and sociology. His training, racing, coaching and three year old child among other things take up most of his time at the moment so he doesn't get much time to practice his art. His current art projects include writing a comic book and designing an engagement ring for his wife.


PORT OF SPAIN (TRI): Trinidad's National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAA) has confirmed that Kelly Ann Baptiste has tested positive for a banned substance and that Semoy Hackett has been re-suspended following an appeal by the IAAF on an earlier decision that had cleared Hackett. They were notified of Baptiste's failed test on August 8th. Informs Reuters.


TOKYO (JPN): Japanese sprinter Ryota Yamagata has withdrawn from the men's 4x100m relay due to a muscle strain in his left thigh suffered during the heats of the 100m. Informs Japan Running News.


NAIROBI (KEN): Athletics Kenya wants to hire a foreign Technical Director in the next four months, reports They cannot find a qualified technical director from within Kenya. Athletics Kenya's president said that Kenyan coaches will still play an integral part in the preparation of national teams but they need to look to other nations in order to provide a higher level of support for their athletes. Athletics Kenya has already hired a Chief Executive Officer, Marketing and Communication Director and a Chief Accountant in a bid to professionalize their set-up.


MELBOURNE (AUS): American 100m Hurdles record holder Brianna Rollins injured her knee during a training session this week, reports Rollins is the favourite to win the World title after a string of fast times back ended by her 12.26 NR to win the US trials. The 22 year old was also the NCAA champion.


LONDON (GBR): Mo Farah was not let back into the athlete warm up area after his 10,000m win on Saturday, reports Farah wanted to enter the area to receive physio treatment from Neil Black, the British Athletics High Performance Director.  Farah also revealed that Ibrahim Jeilan, who finished 2nd in the 10,000m, told him that the Ethiopians had team tactics planned for the 10,000m but failed to execute them. Jeilan said that the Ethiopians were meant to share the lead and make the race fast.


MOUNTAIN VIEW (USA): Track and Field News say that Usain Bolt's 9.77, which he ran to regain the World 100m title in Moscow, equates to a 9.76 in still conditions. The time ranks 8th on the list, which adjusts 100m times for wind and altitude.


MOSCOW (RUS): Bahamian sprinter Trevervano Mackey is the latest athlete to be suspended following a positive drug test, The 21 year old produced the positive sample at the Bahamian national championships. He was set to run the 200m and the 4x100m relay.


PORT OF SPAIN (TRI): Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Aaron Armstrong has withdrawn from the World Championships after missing two mandatory drug tests, reports The 35 year old has run 10.43 (1.1) this season, a long way from his 10.03 (0.5) best set in 2009.


BRESCIA (ITA): Italian coach Renato Canova gave his opinion on who will win the men's 800m on He gave a 35% chance of victory to Mohammed Aman, 20% to Nick Symmonds and Duane Solomon, 15% to Ayanleh  Souleiman and 10% for a surprise winner connected with a possible accident during the race.


MOSCOW (RUS): Jaysuma Saidy Ndure has been suffering from a problem with his thigh, reports Initial thoughts were that it was a tear but it is now thought to have been a cramp. Ndure will compete in the 200m.

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