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


Maslak_PavelSF-Worlds16.JPgPavel Maslak photo by PhotoRun.net

EME NEWS (MAR 19, 2016)


WTJ: Rojas won first medal for Venezuela at World Indoors (her coach is legendary Cuban jumper Ivan Pedroso). Her win is on the other side the shortest ever at World Indoors. Gierisch won first German medal at World Indoors in women triple.

Masters: Winners of 800 m races here Briton David Roy Wilcox 2:15.90 and Helene Marie Douay 2:37.30.

800 m: Burundi´s Francie Nyionsaba in her first ever indoor race won her 800 m heat 2:02.37 (national indoor mark) and will be a force to reckon in the finals.

4x400 m: Women will be held as straight finals, only one male team was eliminated in heats, South Africa in 3:08.45, they needed at least 3:07.98 to qualify. USA and Trinidad save their top runners for the finals.

Hept: Ashton Eaton won hurdles 7.78 and was second in pole vault (510) and leads by 238 points ahead of Kasyanov (5305) and fight for bronze is open. 2:41.5 in final 1000 m will make 6400 points.

60m: Best starting reaction from favorites Ahye 0.129.

SP: Winning margin of 89cm by Walsh is the second largest winning margin in SP at World Indoors, not the longest. That is 95 cm by Hoffa in 2006.

Spectators: Saturday first session is impressive 4087 spectators.


PORTLAND (USA): IAAF President Sebastian Coe has said the absence of the Russians from the World Indoor Championships "saddens" him, reports The Independent. "It saddens me that we're in this situation. It is painful. I don't like to see clean athletes sitting out championships but I think we were not left with any other alternative," he said.

PORTLAND (USA): Ruth Beitia believes the women's high jump will still be a competitive event in Portland in spite of the absence of the Russians, reports MARCA. "Nobody should think that it will be easier because the Russians aren't here," she said. "It's a long technical test where many things can happen but I'm raring to compete and fight for the medals."

PORTLAND (USA): The difference in the 400 m semfinal between Pavel Maslak and Abdelilah Haroun was 0.002 with 45.701 and 45.703.

Second part below!



"I really wanted to set another world record and give everyone here a little treat, but hopefully they still got something out of this. I really hope that I could kind of inspire some of the young kids here in Portland," Ashton Eaton.

"My game plan was simple. Get the lead and hang on. Now I'm tired and ready to just rest, " Boris Berian.

"That has been my dream every day and every year since starting [high jump] and now it's starting to come very close. I love you, Portland!", Gianmarco Tamberi.

"I knew 70 m before the finish line I will win," Pavel Maslak.

Ashton Eaton and his World lead in heptathlon. Berian and his start-to-finish 800 m win with sub 1:46. Carter US indoor record 20.21 in last throw to win.

Pierre beats Schippers, Barshim only fourth in the high jump, the same for Aman in the 800 m. German Hess twice 17.14 in triple for silver.

MEDALS (25 countries)
USA 8-4-3, NED 1-1-0, FRA and NZL 1-0-1

POINTS (43 countries)
USA 159, GBR 29, GER 28, ETH 23, UKR 22, CHN + GRE 21

AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)
Paul Doyle 3, Jos Hermens 2, Ricky Simms, Mark Pryor, Mark Wetmore, Rene Auguin, Andy Stubbs, Alberto Suarez, Marcello Magnani, Alfonz Juck, Karen Locke, John Nubani, Merhawi Keflezighi, Ian Weakly.

World leads (6): men 60 m twice, men shot put, long jump women, pentathlon women, heptathlon men
Meet records (2): men pole vault, women pole vault
Continental Indoor records (6): Asia 3, North America 2, Oceania 1

SELECTED STATS (with help of Ken Nakamura)

HJ: First ITA gold by Tamberi at men high jump at World Indoors. Among the winners of World Indoors Tamberi missed most jumps (5 out of 10) on his way to win.

W60m: 0.04 difference is the second smallest difference between 1st and 3rd at World indoors.

Heptathlon: Eaton won third gold, most ever at Heptathlon in World Indoor Champ. His 6470 points is the second heighest on US soil. 2:29.04 is the fastest 1000m during Heptathlon at World Indoors.

W1500m: Hassan became only the second to own gold at World Indoors and European champs in the women 1500 m. 3.66 sec is the largest difference between 3rd and 4th.

M400m: Maslak became third to successfully defend M400m title at World Indoor Champs after US Antonio McKay and Alleyne Francique of Grenada. 20.89 by Taplin for first 200m is the second fastest 200m split.

MTJ: Dong Bin won second ever male gold for China at World Indoors after Liu Xiang.

M800m: Berian became only the second American to win 800m in World Indoor. Krummenacker won in 2003.

W400m : Adekoya won first gold medal at World Indoors for Bahrain.

WSP: 88cm is the largest ever winning margin in WSP at World Indoor Champ; previous max was 73cm by Adams in 2014. First medal for HUN at WSP in World Indoor Champ by Marton.

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