EME NEWS (AUG 13, 2014) PART TWO
QUOTE OF THE SESSION
“I think Dasaoulu will win, “predicted Mo Farah when watching the 100 m final during his medal press conference and shared the moment of joy for British team with journalists.
RESULT OF THE SESSION
All competitors were heroes in difficult weather conditions. Dafne Schippers 11.12 against head-wind (-1.7) in cold weather. Also Rasmus Magi European leading 48.54 national record in 400 m hurdles semifinal.
SURPRISE OF THE SESSION
Andrey Kravchenko despite not beeing fully healthy with his leg winning the decathlon and in world leading 8616 points, achieving PBÂ´s in high jump and javelin, and with another cramp barely finishing the 1500 m race. He missed his PB from 2007 by one point.
Piotr Malachowski not winning a medal in discus, PortugalÂ´s Patricia Mamona out in triple qualification, Kevin Borlee out in 400 m semifinal, German record holder Julian Reus out in 100 m semifinal. Ivet Lalova as title defender 5th in the 100 m final. European leader Anna Klyashtornaya 10th in long jump final.
Yes: Storl, Lesueur, Harting
No: Felix, Lemaitre, Arikan, Lalova
GOLD MEDALS (by agents)
Ricky Simms, Rene Auguin, Mark Wetmore, Vera Michallek, Caroline Feith, Carine Knapp-Messerschmidt, Czeslaw Zapala and Kerstin Pohlers 1. Not know agents of Andrey Kravchenko and Miguel Angel Lopez.
STATS (by Ken Nakamura)
The women’s 100m saw a return to the medals for the Netherlands and Great Britain. Dafne Schippers won the first gold for the Dutch since Fanny Blankers Koen in 1950 and the first medal since Nelli Cooman’s bronze in 1986. Ashleigh Nelson won Great Britain’s first medal since 1974. Tiffany Porter won Great Britain’s first ever gold in the women’s 100mH. The previous best sprint hurdles medal for Great Britain was silver in 1950 when the event was 80mH. Andrei Krauchanka won Belarus’ first gold in the decathlon, the previous best for Belarus was his bronze from 2010. His score of 8618 is the highest set in Switzerland. Christophe Lemaitre of France tied Valeriy Borzov and Linford Christie for the most medals won in the 100m at 3; both Borzov and Christie have 3 gold. Eloyse Lesueur of France is the second women to win multiple European long jump titles, Heike Drechsler won 4 times. Her winning jump of 685 tied the second shortest winning jump since 1990. Germany’s Robert Harting joined Adolfo Consolini of Italy as the only man to win the discus multiple times; Consolini won three times. Mo Farah joined Ilmari Salminen, Emil Zatopek and Jurgen Haase as a two-time gold medallist at 10 000m. In the men’s 400mH semi’s, Patryk Dobek of Poland ran 49.13, the fastest non final qualifying time at a European Championships. Ja
mes Dasaolu’s 10.04 (0.6) clocking in the men’s 100m semis is the fastest recorded in that round, Lemaitre had the previous best at 10.06 (-1.2) from 2010.
OTHER EURO NEWS
ZURICH (SUI): France’s Jimmy Vicaut has decided to end his season due to the hamstring issue that has bothered him all season.
ZURICH (SUI): Croatian high jumper Blanka Vlasic is out of the European Championships with a knee injury. The 30 year old made the announcement via social media. Vlasic was the favourite to win the title. The European leader Anna Chicherova of Russia is also absent in Zurich due to injury.
ZURICH (SUI): Swedish vaulter Alhaji Jeng is struggling with an injury to his planting foot, report Swedish Eurosport. The 32 year old has been treated with anti inflammatorys and ice and has undergone ultrasound. He is still set to compete.
ZURICH (SUI): Great Britain’s Chris Thompson did not start the men’s 10 000m due to a calf injury.
ZURICH (SUI): Russia’s Kseniya Zadorina did not run the women’s 400m semi final due to a sore leg.
ZURICH (SUI): Spain’s Ayad Lamdassem has withdrawn from the men’s marathon due to hamstring injury and not an illness. Spanish federation corrected the initial informaiton.
ZURICH (SUI): All three 10km medalists confirmed they will run the 5000 m (Farah, Vernon, Kaya – who became the youngest medalist ever in this event at European Championships).
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