Birmingham Diary: Notes and Quotes from Day One of World Indoor Champs, from EME News

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One of my favorite parts of the World Championships is the notes and quotes from Alfons Juck and EME News. Alfons puts on the Ostrava Golden Spike, manages key athletes from Central Europe and produces the finest daily news from the world of athletics.

Dibaba_GenzebeFV1-WORLDi18.jpGSifan Hissan, silver and Genzebe Dibaba defends her 3000m title! photo by PhotoRun.net

EME NEWS (MAR 1, 2018)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Danil Lyenko: "This is the most important result of my career. In London, it was tough. But here, it was really a pleasure to jump with these guys."
Mariya Lasitskene: "Maybe it looked easy but it was not an easy victory at all. There were a couple of things which were different comparing to the normal competition I had to deal with. The warm-up, the start of the competition and it was also pretty cold from the beginning. But I stayed focused in every jump and I felt very well prepared."
Laura Muir: "This time yesterday I was in a taxi halfway down the M6," said Muir. "We couldn't see the bonnet, the windscreen wipers were freezing and it took six hours."
RESULT OF THE DAY
Lysenko 236 in men s high jump was the top result of the day but also Dibaba getting fourth gold in a row in any event and third in a row in 3000 m.
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
Low level for bronze medals in both high jumps and Obiri no medal in women 3000 m.
MEDALS (7 countries)
ETH 1-0-0, ANA athletes got the other gold medals
POINTS (15 countries)
USA 19, GBR and ETH 11
AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)
Pavel Voronkov, Olga Nazarova, Juan Pineda
PORTLAND 2016 WINNERS
yes (1): Dibaba (3000)
no (1): Cunningham (HJ)
WORLD LEADS (0)

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