Here is one of our most popular features during the World Champs, the Quote of Day, Result of Day, Surprise of Day, by Alfons Juck of EME News.
EME NEWS (AUG 23, 2015)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Coach told me to be relaxed, do not think too much about the race and execute well. If you stay doubtful you are already losing your race before it happens,” by Usain Bolt who won the 9th gold medal at World Champs and therefore is the best athlete in the history. The legend continues to winning since 2008.
RESULT OF THE DAY
Justin Gatlin fastest ever semifinal in the 100 m at any meet 9.77. Miguel Angel Lopez in personal best beating at 20 km walk Chinese walkers at home. First ever 9 finalists in the 100 m and first ever two bronzes in the 100 m. Also Bolts semifinal coming from stumbling still to win in 9.96.
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
Favorites again out in 400 m hurdles semis (Hussein, Dutch), Title defender Aman disqualified in 800 m semis.
TOP PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY OF IAAF
Saturday: Mo Farah, Sunday: nominees Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Pawel Fajdek
MEDALS (14 countries)
GBR 2-0-0, USA 1-1-2, GER 1-1-0, JAM + POL 1-0-1
POINTS (31 countries)
USA 42, CHN 22, CAN + GER 19, KEN 18, POL 17
AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)
Ricky Simms 2, Jos Hermens 1, Sylvia Abmayr 1, John Nubani 1, Czeslaw Zapala 1, Alberto Armas 1, Jessica Ennis-Hill no official IAAF agent.
LONDON 2012 WINNERS
yes (3): Farah (10k), Bolt, Ennis-Hill, no (4): Kiprotich, Pars, Majewski, Chen Ding, nc (1): Adams,
MOSCOW 2013 WINNERS
yes (3): Farah (10k), Fajdek, Bolt, no: (3) Kiprotich, Storl, Kasyanova, nc (2): Adams, Ivanov
STATS (by Ken Nakamura)
100 m: Bromell and De Grasse same time also in thousands 9.911.
10000 m: Yesterday’s 10000m final was the fastest run in China. Mo Farah’s run of 27:01.13 beat Kenenisa Bekele’s Olympic Games winning time of 27:01.17.
400 m: The men’s 400m heats brought very fast times. In heat two, Yousef Masrahi and Rusheen McDonald both ran sub 44, this is only the second time two runners have done this in the same race at a world championship and the seventh time ever in all competitions. The first time at a world championship was in the final in 2007 when Jeremy Wariner beat Lashawn Merritt, 43.45 to 43.96. Masrahi’s 43.93 is the fastest non-final time at a world championships. McDonald’s 43.93 is the fastest time by an athlete finishing second in world championships history and is the equal third fastest second place time in history.
20 km W: Spain’s Miguel Angel Lopez became the second European champion to win the men’s 20kmW at a world championships, it was also Spain’s second gold in the event’s history. Benjamin Thorne took bronze, Canada first medal in this event in world championships history.
100 m: Tori Bowie and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce both ran 10.88 in the women’s 100m heats, no-one has ever gone faster in the first round time at a world championships. However, Marion Jones did run 10.76 in the second round of four round scenario.
Hep: Second ever medal for Latvia by Laura Ikauniece. Also bronze in 2011 for Ineta Radevica in long jump.
100 m: Usain Bolt won his third world title over 100m, tying the record of Carl Lewis and Maurice Greene. Justin Gatlin won silver, 10 years after his first world medal in this event; this beat the record span of 8 years between medals, which was jointly held by Carl Lewis and Kim Collins.
HT: Pawel Fajdek became the fourth hammer thrower to win this title twice, although his 80.88 was the second shortest winning mark in history. His winning margin of 2.33m is the second largest at a world championships. With his compatriot Wojciech Nowicki placing third, Poland became the second nation, after the USSR, to win multiple medals at a single championship in this event.
SP: O’Dayne Richards won the Pan-Am Games with 21.69 and then world bronze with the same mark, becoming the first Jamaican to win a medal in this event.
Hept: Jessica Ennis-Hill became the fourth athlete to win multiple world championship gold medals.
Rooney on Records: European champion Martyn Rooney believes that the 400m world record could be broken at the world championships, report PA. “The guys are running really fast, the main players look good and, on that track, the eight best guys in the world all together, you’ve got to look at Michael Johnson’s record.” The 28 year old only made the British team for the individual 400m after a successful appeal. He feels that he needs to make the final to justify his selection. He also reckons the British record could be on the cards.
Mondo Unveil Surface: Leading athletics track manufacturer Mondo previewed their new Mondotrack WS surface today in Beijing, the track in which the Rio Olympics will take part on. In Rio, Mondo will lay 16 thousand m2 of Mondotrack WS, the entire surface of the main track and the warm-up tracks, in conjunction with its Brazilian partner Playpiso. The unveiling came during an announcement that the IAAF and Mondo have renewed their partnership until 2024.
Rudisha Happy to Be Back: Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha has admitted that he had doubts that he would reach this level of competition again after his injury troubles. He told RRW, “I thought maybe I would never compete in such a big competition when I got this injury which was really career-threatening. “I’m glad I’m back and being able to race on world stage, and looking forward to the final.”
Ohuruogu Looking Ahead: Christine Ohuruogu has experienced much championship success in her career, but insists that she is will enter the 400m in Beijing “with a completely blank slate”, report AW. She believes that the time to look at back at her previous achievements is when she is retired, for now she is focused on earning more accolades.
JAAA Explain: Nesta Carter’s non-entry to the men’s 100m caused a stir on the eve of the world championships. Now, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) have explained the situation. Jamaican Team Manager Ludlow Watts told Andre Lowe of the Jamaica Gleaner that the organization has been able to enter a substitute whose name was never previously submitted as a reserve in previous championships. The JAAA appealed the IAAF’s decision to not allow Carter’s late entry, but the IAAF turned it down.
Mutai Nearly Quit: Uganda’s Solomon Mutai, who won bronze in the men’s marathon, has said that he nearly quit athletics after two years of injury problems, report New Vision. A deal between the Ugandan federation and the Italian training camp in Tuscany helped him to get back to a high level of performance.
Tamgho on Schedule: 2013 world triple jump champion Teddy Tamgho is in Beijing as a consultant for France TÃ©lÃ©visions and also as a co-coach of hurdler Garfield Darien. Speaking about his return to training, the 26 year old said, “We are right on schedule, no need to hurry. “In my head, I’m already in Brazil. I accepted my destiny”
800 m: Australia’s Jeff Riseley did not start in the men’s 800m due to a flare up of his plantar fasciitis. His focus now turns towards Rio 2016.
1500 m: Great Britain’s Laura Weightman did not start the 1500m semi-final after suffering a concussion during a fall over the finish line in the heats.
10 000 m: Belgium’s Bashir Abdi did not finish the men’s 10000m on day one after tearing his hamstring on Friday. He still hopes to run the 5000m.