Tomas Walsh, photo by PhotoRun.net
Here are the Quotes of day, and stats only a track geek would love, special thanks to Alfons Juck, EME News.
WORLD INDOORS DAY 3
QUOTES OF THE DAY
Tomas Walsh: “I came here to win but I knew that I would have to throw well to beat these guys. It was a crazy competition but I finished with a boom. If you knew my mother, you would know that she would never disagree with something she has said. But I made the right decision. She will be pretty happy. It is great to have parents supporting you, whatever you do.”
Pavel Maslak: “Im happy to write the history, but I was too lucky. They were better on the track, they beat me, I was anyway to celebrate to bronze but this is something additional unexpected and surprising.”
Sandi Morris: “I got myself pumped up because adrenaline is the best pain killer.
Christian Coleman: “I don’t think I can ever get used to this kind of feeling. You work so hard and put so much emphasis into running and you’ll never get tired of the feeling of winning. “When I’ve put things together during the meets special things have happened but I’m excited for the outdoor season. I won’t put a limit on myself we’ll just see what happens.
RESULT OF THE DAY
22.31 Tomas Walsh in shot put, fourth best ever indoor performer, superb meet record of Coleman 6.37 in the 60 m (2nd fastest ever), Keni Harrison coming close to WR by 0.02 in 60mH and great pole vault with Sandi Morris trying at World record height 504.
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
Katerina Stefanidi only bronze medal and so still not having the World Indoors gold. Unexpected outcome of menÂ´s 400 m final.
MEDALS (27 countries)
USA 5-5-2, ETH 2-0-0, GBR 1-1-2, IVC 1-1-0, CUB+CZE 1-0-1
POINTS (45 countries)
USA 145, GBR 40, CHN 33, JAM+NED 27, GER 24
AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)
Juan Pineda 2, Paul Doyle 2, Pavel Voronkov, Olga Nazarova, Federico Rosa, Jozsef Babinyecz, Chris Layne, Greg Kirkpatrick, Alberto Suarez, Paul Doyle, Claude Bryan, Rene Auguin, Andy Stubbs, Kimberly Holland, Czeslaw Zapala, Emmanuel Hudson, Alfons Juck.
World leads (9): Women 60 m twice, women shot put, men long jump, men triple, men shot, men heptathlon, women pole vault, women triple jump
Area Indoor records (6): Africa 2, Asia 1, Oceania 2, South America 1
Meet records (4): Men 60 m, men shot put, women 60mH, women PV.
PORTLAND 2016 WINNERS
yes (4): Dibaba (3000), Maslak (400), Walsh (SP), Rojas (TJ)
no (4): Cunningham (HJ), Dendy (LJ), Dong Bin (TJ), Hassan (1500)
others not competing
LONDON 2017 WINNERS
yes (4): Walsh, Mayer, Lasitskene, Rojas
no (7): Barshim, Manyonga, Schippers, Obiri, Pearson, Stefanidi, Gong