Beijing World Champs, Day 7, Quote of the Day, Results of the Day, Surprise of the Day, by EME News


Schippers_DaphneQ-Beijing15.JPGDafne Schippers, photo by

Dafne Schippers win in the 200 meters had to be seen to believed. At 170 meters, then, 180 meters, she was not in lead. Her forward motion and her lean at the tape was perfect, as she not only won, but ran a 21.63 for the 200 meters, the fastest by any woman in seventeen years!

Here is how Alfons Juck saw the notable news of the night of Day 7.

EME NEWS (AUG 28, 2015)

"Im a sprinter now. I wanted to win and run under 22 seconds and I did both. But this time I can´t believe it. I stayed relaxed the last 30, 40 meters and that's why I won, I think. Tomorrow, I'm with the (relay) team and I hope we can maybe go for a medal. I still miss one (for the set)," Dafne Schippers after sensational 200 m.

21.63 European record by Dafne Schippers in the 200 m, fourth best performance, third best performer, fastest since 1998.

Jamaican Danielle Williams winning the 100 m hurdles when running twice personal best in semifinal 12.58 and final 12.57 (her sister Shermaine was 7th).

Saturday: Mo Farah, Sunday: Usain Bolt, Monday: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Tuesday: Greg Rutherford, Wednesday: Julius Yego,Thursday: Usain Bolt, Friday nominees: Shubenkov, Schippers, Bartoletta

MEDALS (38 countries)
KEN 6-3-2, USA 4-4-6, JAM 4-2-3, GBR 3-1-0, POL 2-1-3, CUB 2-1-0

POINTS (59 countries)
USA 172, KEN 108, JAM 101, GER 73, GBR 65, CHN 64

AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)
Ricky Simms 4, Jos Hermens 4, Paul Doyle 3, Jorge Aguilera 2, Jukka Harkonen 2, Czeslaw Zapala 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, Carinne Knapp-Messerschmidt 1, Pavel Voronkov 1, Cubie Seegobin 1, Jessica Ennis-Hill no official IAAF agent.

YES (9): Farah (10k), Bolt (1+2), Ennis-Hill, Kemboi, Fraser-Pryce, Rutherford, Rudisha, Taylor, NO (12): Kiprotich, Pars, Majewski, Chen Ding, Rypakova, Lavillenie, Perkovic, Suhr, Walcott, James, Reese, A. Merritt, NC (11): Adams, T. Dibaba, Sanchez, Bulut, Antyukh, Zaripova, Beloborodova, Richards-Ross, Lashmanova, Felix (200), Pearson.

YES (8): Farah (10k), Fajdek, Bolt (1+2), Kemboi, Fraser-Pryce, Ibarguen, Hejnova, NO: (15) Kiprotich, Storl, Kasyanova, Holzdeppe, Perkovic, Menkov, Gordon, Aregawi, Aman,Vesely, L. Merritt, Ohuruogu, Reese, Oliver, Rollins, NC (9): Adams, Ivanov, T. Dibaba, Isinbayeva, Chemos, Beloborodova, Tamgho, Lashmanova, Fraser-Pryce (200)

2 Championship records (women hammer, women 200 m)
9 World leads (men 200 m, 400 m hurdles, javelin, 400 m, triple, women 400 m, 400 m hurdles, 200 m, long jump)
7 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, Europe women 200 m)
68 National records

STATS (By Ken Nakamura)

200m: Dafne Schippers astounded with a European record and championships record of 21.63 to win, putting her third on the world all-time list. It is the fastest time ever run in August and a Chinese all-comers record. Her gold is the first medal the Netherlands have won in the women's event. Elaine Thompson ran 21.66 for silver, the fastest second place finisher of all-time in all competitions. Also setting a new world best-mark-for-place was Dina Asher Smith in 5th with a British record of 22.07 (and fastest ever by 19 years old). Incredibly, the best marks for place in world championships history were set for places 1st to 8th. Bronze medalist Veronica Campbell Brown won her fourth world medal in this event, tying Allyson Felix's medal haul, but still trailing Merlene Ottey's 6.

Dec: Ashton Eaton sped to a 45.00 clocking in the decathlon 400m, demolishing the decathlon world best of 45.68, which was held by Bill Toomey since the 1968 Olympics.

LJ: Tianna Bartoletta of the USA won her second long jump gold, 10 years after her first as Madison. This matched the record long span between wins of Heike Drechsler who won in 1983 and 1993. Shara Proctor nearly had gold, but her silver was still the first ever medal for Great Britain in the women's event.

100mH: Danielle Williams won the gold but had just 0.02 to spare ahead of the silver medalist, the smallest winning margin in championships history. Cindy Roleder of Germany and Alina Talay of Belarus both surprised by winning medals in the 100mH final. They became the first athletes from their respective countries to win world medals in this event, although the GDR have won medals in the past.

110mH: Sergey Shubenkov of Russia became the second European champion to win the world 110mH title, Colin Jackson of Great Britain being the first. Only three men have run faster than his 12.98 at the world championships. In silver, Hansle Parchment won Jamaica's first world medal in this event. Fourth European for sub 13 (before Jackson, Martinot-Lagarde, Doucoure).

1500m: 2013 world medalist Johan Cronje of South Africa did not make it through to the final, his 3:36.59 is the fastest ever to not make the final at a world championships. Kenya's Manangoi ran 3:35.00 to win his semi-final, the second fastest semi time in the history of the World Championships.

HJ: Majd Eddin Ghazal of Syria, JaCorian Duffield of the USA and Andriy Protsenko cleared 229 but still didn't qualify for the final. That height would have made the final at every previous world championships. The previous highest non-qualifying height was 228.


Bolt: Despite the collision with camera-man (and giving him a present) Bolt is ok to run the relay. It is expected that he will be saved for final. The quartett Carter, Powell, Dwyer, Tracey must first qualify from 1st round. It is expected that Justin Gatlin will already run in the heats for USA with Gay and Rodgers.

IAAF: IAAF responded to questions related to doping from various media: "As you are well aware, there is currently an independent WADA investigation which is looking at the broader allegations of doping within Russia, as well as the actions of the IAAF in response to suspicious blood values. The IAAF has stated on multiple occasions that it is confident in the follow up testing which was in place at the time and we maintain this position. It is now appropriate to wait for the results of this independent report into our program.

Figures: 200 m for bronze Jobodwana 19.861 and Edward 19.863. In walking the difference between first Liu and second Lu was 0.26.

Van Niekerk: His splits in the 400 m final were 10.8 - 20.7 - 31.4 according to reports. He plans next to run 400 m at Wetlklasse in Zurich and then he would be happy to take back the national record in the 200 m which was improved here by Jobodwana. His agent Peet Van Zyl explains his situation after the race: "Just left it all on the track in that race. Made the mistake of sitting down and could not get up. But all good now."

Bolt 50/50 on London 2017: Usain Bolt told the media that he may retire after Rio 2016. The decision will be made depending on how Bolt feels after Rio. He might take 2017 as his farewell year and compete to enjoy possibly in relays etc.

No Bowie in 4x100m: World bronze medalist Tori Bowie will not be on the US 4x100m team in Beijing as she did not attend the mandatory training sessions this season, report WSJ. The required participation in these practices is part of the new relay program introduced by USATF since 2008.

Prandini Joins Pace: Jenna Prandini will be represented by Pace Sports Management. PACE CEO Ricky Simms said, "We will aim to help make her transition from collegiate to professional T&F as smooth as possible. She achieved greatness at the University of Oregon and joins fellow graduates Matthew Centrowitz, Galen Rupp, Laura Roesler and Jordan Hasay in the PACE family."

Spanish Team Disappoints: RFEA technical director Ramon Cid is not happy with the Spanish team's performance in Beijing, report MARCA. "We are not competing well. The athletes are not at their best." Cid explained that he has expected more finalists and for athletes to perform closer to their personal bests.

Belgian Tornadoes Ready: Belgian 4x400m coach Jacques Borlee believes that the Belgian quartet are in shape to beat the national record and should make the final, although he acknowledges that this will be difficult. He said that Dylan Borlee is in top shape and Kevin Borlee is very strong, although Jonathan Borlee is still tired from the individual race. Antoine Gillet will replace the injured Julien Watrin.

Som Helped Aregawi: Dutch 800m runner and leading pacer Bram Som helped 2013 world 1500m champion Abeba Aregawi with her training this year as she could not train with her Ethiopian coach. On her return to Ethiopia, she did not get the assistance she needed due to her switch to Swedish nationality. She turned to Bram Som, but they parted ways after Aregawi did not follow his program as he wanted. Aregawi has since returned to her Ethiopian coach. (aftonbladet)

Walking: The only Russian walker scheduled to compete in Beijing 50 km will not be there on Saturday. Alexander Yargunkin, has been suspended from the competition after a positive doping test, the athlete's coach, Konstantin Golubtsov, told TASS on Friday. The doping abuse was exposed by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA). "I learnt only yesterday evening that my athlete was tested positive for erythropoietin and I'm completely shocked," Golubtsov said.

AIPS: The Sports Pearl Media awards was presented today in Beijing at the traditional AIPS reception at the world athletics championships to a packed crowd of sporting dignitaries led by IAAF president Lamine Diack and his successor Lord Sebastian Coe. Over 150 journalists attended the reception held at the Intercontinental Hotel, that also honoured Diack, after 16 years of steering the IAAF and serving in various roles continentally and nationally with a Power of Sport Award trophy presented by Honav.

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