Beijing World Champs, Day 6, Quote of Day, Result of the Day, Surprise of Day, by EME News


Bolt_UsainLeads200m1-World15.JpgUsain Bolt coming off the turn, 200m final, August 27, 2015, photo by

An amazing night of track and field can be found every night of the Worlds, however, Day Six was even more amazing. Witn Anita Wlodrcyzk and her magic hammer and Christian Taylor and his #2 EVER Triple jump, and Allyson Felix best 400m in three years, and there was still Usain Bolt vs Justin Gatlin in the 200 meters?

Here is how Alfons Juck and his crew at EME News saw it!

EME NEWS (AUG 27, 2015)

"I told you guys I will do it. There was no doubt. When it comes to 200m, I am a different person," Usain Bolt after winning the 200 m.

Great results second best ever by Christian Taylor (18.21) and Anita Wlodarczyk (80.85). Also Allyson Felix World lead and best since 2012, 49.26 in the 400 m and Usain Bolt 19.55 his fifth fastest time ever and World lead.

Brittney Reese out of long jump qualification as title defender. European indoor champion Selina Buchel out in 800 m semifinals but her effort was brave.

Saturday: Mo Farah, Sunday: Usain Bolt, Monday: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Tuesday: Greg Rutherford, Wednesday: Yego, Thursday nominees: Wlodarczyk, Taylor, Bolt

MEDALS (34 countries)
KEN 6-3-2, USA 3-4-5, JAM 3-0-2, GBR 3-0-0, POL 2-1-3, CUB 2-1-0

POINTS (57 countries)
USA 141, KEN 108, JAM 67, GER 63, CHN 49, POL 47

AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)
Ricky Simms 4, Jos Hermens 3, Jorge Aguilera 2, Jukka Harkonen 2, Czeslaw Zapala 2, Paul Doyle 2, Sylvia Abmayr 1, John Nubani 1, Alberto Armas 1, Enrico Dionisi 1, Adrian Laidlaw 1, Steffen Keil 1, Ulf Saletti 1, James Templeton 1, Libor Varhanik 1, Peet Van Zyl 1, Wes Felix 1, Jessica Ennis-Hill no official IAAF agent.

YES (9): Farah (10k), Bolt (1+2), Ennis-Hill, Kemboi, Fraser-Pryce, Rutherford, Rudisha, Taylor, NO (10): Kiprotich, Pars, Majewski, Chen Ding, Rypakova, Lavillenie, Perkovic, Suhr, Walcott, James, NC (8): Adams, T. Dibaba, Sanchez, Bulut, Antyukh, Zaripova, Beloborodova, Richards-Ross.

YES (8): Farah (10k), Fajdek, Bolt (1+2), Kemboi, Fraser-Pryce, Ibarguen, Hejnova, NO: (12) Kiprotich, Storl, Kasyanova, Holzdeppe, Perkovic, Menkov, Gordon, Aregawi, Aman,Vesely, L. Merritt, Ohuruogu, NC (7): Adams, Ivanov, T. Dibaba, Isinbayeva, Chemos, Beloborodova, Tamgho.

1 Championship record (women hammer)
7 World leads (men 200 m, 400 m hurdles, javelin, 400 m, triple, women 400 m, 400 m hurdles)
6 Area records (Asia men 400 m, Oceania men shot put, Africa men javelin, Africa men 400 m, South America wom pole vault, North America men triple)
60 National records

STATS (By Ken Nakamura)

MEDALS: Usain Bolt now 10 golds, Allyson Felix 9, Carl Lewis and Michael Johnson 8.

TJ: Christian Taylor jumped a massive US record of 18.21 to win, making him the second best jumper of all-time. The mark is also the best ever recorded in Asia. The only man that has jumped further than the American is Jonathan Edwards; both athletes now share the record of most world championships wins in this event with two apiece. Nelson Evora surprised by taking bronze; he know has the full world medal set.

HT: World record holder Anita Wlodarczyk's championship record of 80.85 is the best ever performance in Asia. It was her second medal and third medal overall, only Cuba's Yipsi Moreno has won more, with 3 golds. Wlodarczyk's winning margin of 4.52 is the largest ever at a world championships.

200m: Usain Bolt impressed by clocking a world leading 19.55, easing down at the end. It was his first sub 19.60 clocking since August 2012 and the third fastest time in world championships history. In taking gold, he won a record fifth medal in this discipline at the world championships. Justin Gatlin ran 19.74 to win silver, the second fastest losing time ever in a world championships 200m. As was the case in the 100m, Gatlin's span between world medals in this event is a record 10 years; he picked up gold in 2005.

400m: Allyson Felix ran 49.26 to win the title, a Chinese all-comers record.

W 200m: After a fast time in the heats, Dina Asher Smith went even faster in the semis with 22.12, tying the fastest ever world championship semi-final time; Merlene Ottey ran the same time in 1993.

110mH: Aries Merritt ran 13.08 in the semi-finals, the fastest ever winning time in this round of a world championships. He beat the record which had been just set by Sergey Shubenkov, who ran 13.09 in the earlier semi-final. Aleec Harris ran 13.29 but failed to qualify for the final, making him the fastest non-qualifier to the final in world championships history.

LJ: Volha Sudareva of Belarus missed qualification in the long jump, her 6.65 is the longest mark not to make the final in championships history.


Prandini Goes Pro: US 200m champion Jenna Prandini has confirmed that she has signed a sponsorship contract with Puma. She plans to continue her education at the University of Oregon. The 22 year old did not make it into the world 200m final, finishing 5th in her semi.

Van Niekerk 100%: World 400m champion Wayde Van Niekerk told Eurosport that he is in 100% health after being stretchered off and hospitalized after the final yesterday.

Lemaitre's Plans: Christophe Lemaitre is eager to make up for a disappointing world championships. He plans to compete in Zurich, Brussels and Rieti before the end of the season.

Ingebrigtsen Appeal: After failing to qualify through the heats of the men's 1500m, Norway's Henrik Ingebrigtsen filed an appeal, claiming he was obstructed by Briton Charlie Grice, report However, the appeal was turned down by officials.

Merritt's Surgery: Aries Merritt's sister is the donor of the kidney which the Olympic champion will have transplanted on September 1.

Popular Sani Brown: The highest viewing figures for the 2015 world championships so far in Japan was during Abdul Hakim Sani Brown's semi-final, reports Brett Larner. A viewership rating of 25.5% tuned in to watch the 16 year old double world youth champion compete.

IAAF Support J. Owens: Athletics legend Jesse Owens is represented in Beijing by Beverly Owens Prather, his middle daughter, and Donna Prather Williams, his granddaughter, inform IAAF. The Owens family members' visit will also commemorate the signing of an agreement between the Jesse Owens Foundation and the IAAF's Social Responsibility program, Athletics for a Better World. The program will be making a donation to the Foundation. Ms Prather will also present the gold medal during the men's 4x100m victory ceremony on August 30.

Media race: Cathal Dennehy of Ireland wins it at 800 m in 1:59.26.

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