Storl 21.52 meet record
GOTHA (GER, Jul 19): World champion David Storl won the 17th Gotha Shot put meet in a castle with meet record 21.52. Second former meet record holder and Olympic winner Tomasz Majewski with 20.31. In women competition Christina Schwanitz 19.69 ahead of discus specialist Shanice Craft 17.53 PB.
Gemili 10.20/20.53, Ch. Ohuruougu 51.66
LOUGHBOROUGH (GBR, Jul 19): The LEAP meet (EAP circuit) had Adam Gemili as double sprint winner with 10.20 (+0.2) and 20.53 (-0.5). Best women event was 400 m with Nigerians topping the field. Folosade Abugan 51.21 over Patience George 51.66 with World champion Christine Ohuruogu third 51.66 season best in only her second 400 m race of the year. Fourth Anyika Onuora 51.78. Daniel Awde clocked 45.84 in the 400 m and Montell Douglas 11.43 (+0.3) in women 100 m for more home wins. Greggmar Swift of Barbados clocked 13.54 to win the A-final of the hurdles (-0.8) but was even faster in heats 13.42 (+2.0). Former French world champion Ladji Doucoure got the B-final in 13.73 (-0.9). Japanese Taketoshi Abe 50.24 and US Jernail Hayes 56.18 were the 400 m hurdles winners.
ROVERETO (ITA, Jul 19): Excellent European lead 2014 by Libania Grenot 50.55 in women 400 m highlighted the second day of Italian Championships. Also in men 400 m good quality by Matteo Galvan 45.58 over Davide Re 46.00 PB. Delmas Obou got the 100 m title in 10.33 (-0.4) beating experienced Jacques Riparelli 10.41. Women title in the 100 m for Irene Siragusa 11.51 (-1.3, but PB 11.43 +0.9 in heats) with Audrey Alloh close second 11.53. Hurdles winners Hassan Fofana 13.60 PB (0.0) and Marzia Caravelli 13.07 (+0.2). Paolo dal Molin showed top shape in heats 13.47 (+0.7) and 13.59 (-0.3) in heats and semis here but crashed at sixth hurdle in the final. Alessia Trost cleared solid 190 in the high jump and Emanuele Catania won the long jump 798 (+1.3) over Stefano Tremigliozi 792 (+1.4).
ATHENS (GRE, Jul 19): In the 1st day of the 100th (centennial) Greek Championships at the Olympic Stadium despite struggling at his opening height of 532, KonstadÃnos FilippÃdis moved on to clear 560 and claim victory. EfthÃmios SteryioÃºlis stormed to a 10.22 PB (+1.3) in the morning 100m heats but lost to LikoÃºrgos-StÃ©fanos TsÃ¡konas in the final, 10.38 to 10.43 (-0.1). KonstadÃnos DouvalÃdis was not very content with his 13.49 (-0.6), but said that a small pain did not permit him to run faster. AdÃ³nios MÃ¡storas won the high jump with 226, in the same event Kyriakos Ioannou of Cyprus jumped 216 as guest. Seventh title for DimÃtrios TsiÃ¡mis in the triple jump with 16.73 (+0.8) and 6th for YeoryÃa KoklÃ³ni in the 100m final with 11.58 (+0.2). Very close battle in the women’s 100 m hurdles and same time (and massive PBÂ´s) for ElisÃ¡vet PesirÃdou and MarÃa PinnÃ with 13.36 (-0.1): PesirÃdou won for just 2/1000ths and as an under-23 secured a place in the Zurich team.
SANTRY (IRL, Jul 19): First day of the 142nd Irish Championships (the longest consecutive National Championships in the World) had Kelly Proper winning the 200 m in 23.23 (-1.6) and long jump 627 (-0.1). European CC Champion Fionnualla Britton got the 5000 m in 15:39.40 and Zoe Brown with 430 beat Tori Pena 420 in women pole vault.
PITESTI (ROU, Jul 19): Andreea Ograzeanu confirmed good sprinting shape with 11.32 (+0.6) win during first day of Romanian Championships. She even clocked windy 11.27 (+3.0) in the heats. Cristina Bujin got 14.07 (0.0) triple and Bianca Perie 68.60 hammer. On the men side Marian Cimpeanu won the 100 m in 10.36 (+0.5) and Mihai Donisan cleared 222 in the high jump.
LINZ (AUT, Jul 19): The Linz Leichtathletik Gala meet registered new national pole vault record by Kira Grunberg with 441 first attempt clearance. She tried also at 450. Former record 440 of Doris Auer was from the year 2000. Czech Jan Kubista won the 800 m in 1:47.54.
OPAVA (CZE, Jul 19): Adrian Swiderski of Poland achieved at the meet here new personal triple jump best 16.73 (0.0).
VALMIERA (LAT, Jul 19): Lithuanian guests achieved the best marks of second day of PresidentÂ´s Cup here in discus. Andrius Gudzius 64.51 and Zinaida Sendriute 64.84.
DUBNICA (SVK, Jul 19): Slovak 4×400 m relay team clocked at the club league meet here 3:37.16 new national record (Salgovicova, Stukova, Holleyova, Putalova) and hopes with that time to qualify for European Championships in Zurich. Dana Veldakova tried in triple for Zurich standard (13.80, 0.0) and Adam Zavacky in the 100 m (10.49, -0.2) without success. Matus Bubenik cleared 225 in high jump to beat Lukas Beer 221.
VALENCE (FRA, Jul 19): Second day of French junior and youth championships had junior hurdler Anthony Constantin 13.86 (+0.6, 99 cm). Even better Laura Valette youth 100 m hurdles winner (76 cm) 13.38. In the youth 400 m girls Lyndra Sareena-Carti 53.98.
OBERAGERI (SUI, Jul 18): Tadesse Abraham confirmed good shape before European Championships with win at the 16th Ageriseelauf at 14.14 km with 41:43. Second Marcin Chabowski of Poland 41:58 and third Adrian Lehmann 43:10. European marathon champion Viktor Rothlin was fourth 43:40. Women winner Ursula Spielmann-Jeitziner 50:31.