Beijing World Champs, Day 1, Quote of Day, Result of Day, from Alfons Juck, EME News

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This not the all Mo, all the time channel. But, his 10,000 meter win was, well, stunning. The crowd enjoyed it, as they did the women's shot put, where China picked up its first medal.

This is from Alfons Juck, of EME News. Alfons Juck provides much of the global coverage on the sport that RunBlogRun uses on Facebook: nice bit of info that you can digest in one view.

Here is his update on Day One of the 2015 World Champs!

Gaitlin_JustinTurnQ-Beijing15.JPGJustin Gatlin cruises 9.83 w, photo by PhotoRun.net

EME NEWS (AUG 22, 2015)


QUOTE OF THE DAY
"They (the Kenyans) works as a team and I knew it had to come from there. The last couple of years they always made it slow, so I knew this year they had to try something different, which they did. But I still managed to win the race," Mo Farah after winning.

"This is an undescribable feeling, it feels so unreal, I do not know how to realize, how to capture it. It is unbelievable. All because of seven centimeters, all this in China, so far away from home. Gong was very concentrated and very tense, but mentally she is not as strong as me yet," Christina Schwanitz after winning shot put.


RESULT OF THE DAY
Mo Farah last km 2:28 and last 400 m 54.2 when winning the 10 000 m. Fastest ever first round in the men 100 m with 8 sub 10 times. 16 pole vaulters over standard of 570 cm.


SURPRISE OF THE DAY
Youngest marathon winner ever (19 years) in his third finished marathon Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, also first ever gold for Eritrea. Out in 400 m hurdles heats World leader Bershawn Jackson and World champion Jehue Gordon.

TOP PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY
In the first day selected are all three winners of the day, Mo Farah, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie and Christina Schwanitz.


MEDALS (8 countries)
ERI, GBR, GER 1-0-0, KEN 0-1-1


POINTS (13 countries)
KEN 18, CHN and ERI 11, UGA and USA 10, ETH 9


AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)
Ricky Simms 1, Jos Hermens 1, Sylvia Abmayr 1


LONDON 2012 WINNERS
yes: Farah (10k), no: Kiprotich, nc: Adams


MOSCOW 2013 WINNERS
yes: Farah (10k), no: Kiprotich, nc: Adams


STATS (by Ken Nakamura)
Mar: Africa Sweeps Medals in n's Marathon for 4th Consecutive Championships. While Kenyan athletes failed to deliver again, African athletes still took the top three spots in the marathon.
10 000 m: Kenyan athletes fared better in the men's 10000m, winning multiple medals for the first time since 1993 in that event. Farah defended his 10,000m title, winning his third medal at this distance; only Haile Gebrselassie and Kenenisa Bekele have won more medals in this event.
100 m: The men's 100m heats brought top times. Young US talent Trayvon Bromell was fastest of all, his 9.91 is the fastest in the heats in world championships history. That time beat the 9.95 that Asafa Powell had just set three heats previously.
1500 m: World record holder Genzebe Dibaba started conservatively in her 1500m heat but was pushed all the way to the finish line in a fast finish with Faith Kipyegon, the result was a 4:02.59 clocking, the fastest first round time not only at the World Championships.

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