2016 Indoor World Champs, Day One Redux, from EME News, the view from Europe

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Lisek_Piotr-World16.JPGPiotr Lisek, photo by PhotoRun.net

EME NEWS (MAR 17, 2016)

Suhr 490 meet record
PORTLAND (USA, Mar 17): Olympic winner Jenn Suhr fulfilled the favorite role, without a miss she won the gold with meet record 490. First she wanted to try to improve her global indoor mark by 1 cm at 504 but some minutes later decided to stop. "Calf is pretty tight so I decided I want to end the season healthy," she said. In the double US success Sandi Morris cleared 485 for second and Greek Ekaterini Stefanidi 480 for bronze. But the public favorite was tiny Swiss Nicole Buchler who jumped in third attempt 460 and 470 and after two misses at 475 did again 480 in first (but third in reality). New national record. New Zealand´s Elisa McCartney got 470, national indoor record as fifth. World champion 2011 Fabiana Murer and Diamond League winner Nikoleta Kiriakopoulou tied for sixth with 460. First time in one competition indoor or outdoor four women cleared 480.

Lavillenie 602 meet record
PORTLAND (USA, Mar 17): Olympic winner ruled also here, Renaud Lavillenie was the winner with 590 already but added another first attempt clearance at 602, also here meet record. He tried at world record 617, but that was not meant to be. Silver for US Sam Kendricks 580 (10th US medal at World Indoors for men) and bronze for Poland´s Piotr Lisek on count back with 575. The same for two more who tied for fourth World champ Shawn Barber and Czech champion Jan Kudlicka. Title defender Filippidis 7th with 565. Lavillenie tried three times 617 Then celebrated the second world indoor gold after Istanbul 2012.

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