News From Around the World - EME NEWS (JUN 19, 2016)
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Francis 14.93, Bracy beats Blake - BOSTON (USA, Jun 18): Second day of the adidas Boost Boston Games in sprints on a temporary track at Charles Street saw Marvin Bracy beating Yohan Blake by 2 thousands of a second in the 100 m. Their exact times were 10.223 and 10.225 (0.0).

Another top member of Racers TC Warren Weir false started. Also in the 150 m false start from a Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade. Here the win for Antigua´s Miguel Francis 14.93 (0.0) ahead of Alonso Edward 15.10 and Sean McLean 15.24. Ronnie Ash won the hurdles in 13.39 (+0.1) over Orlando Ortega 13.41. Michael Hartfield with 790 (+0.2) beat Jeff Henderson 787 (-0.9) in long jump. Tori Bowie achieved the best women result with 11.03 (+0.4) in the 100 m clearly ahead of Kelly-Ann Baptiste 11.30 as in B-race overall second fastest time by Brazilian Rosangela Santos 11.29 (+0.1). Tiffany Townsend won close 150 m in 16.99 (-0.1) just ahead of Shalonda Solomon 17.01. European Champion Tiffany Porter got 12.94 (0.0) first place ahead of Sharika Nelvis 12.98 and World champion Danielle Williams 12.99. Katie Nageotte was the best in pole vault with 450 as Olympic winner Jenn Suhr withdrew after warm-up. "Warmed up today decided not to vault. Never took a jump...DNS.  Can't push anything with trials around the corner," Suhr said on her twitter. Meet Director Mark Wetmore and many of the Olympic athletes participating agreed that the first competitive street track and field meeting in American history was a resounding success, writes Race Results Weekly.

Dutra 570
SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO (BRA, Jun 19): Augusto Dutra cleared 570 to win the pole vault at the Brazilian IAAF World Challenge meet as one of the best results of the day. Jhon Murillo of Colombia won the triple with national record 16.96 (+1.3). Julio Cesar toped javelin 78.77 and Fernando Ferreira high jump 221. In races Vitor Hugo clocked 10.17 (+1.7) in the 100 m to beat Andrew Fisher 10.21 who is a Jamaican now running for Bahrain. Colombian Diego Palomeque got the 400 m in 45.86 and in good 800 m duel Lutimar Paes in 1:46.76 beat Davide Kleberson 1:46.78. Best women result Eliane Martins 672 (+0.9) in long jump. Foreign winner Nercely Soto of Venezuela 23.14 (0.0) in the 200 m and US Raven Clay 13.04 (+0.5) hurdles. Cuban Liuba Zaldivar won triple 13.92 (+0.3), Geisa Arcanjo shot 17.70 and Argentinian Jennifer Dahlgren hammer 65.43.
Pitkamaki 84.24, hurdles record
LAPINLAHTI (FIN, Jun 19): Former World champion Tero Pitkamaki opened his olympic season with 84.24 javelin win at the Savo Games. Behind him Ari Mannio 81.21. Another highlight was new Finnish 100 m hurdles record 12.82 (-0.2) by Nooralotte Neziri ahead of Katsiaryna Poplauskaya of Belarus 12.88 PB. Australian Genevieve LaCaze won the 5000 m with another PB 15:21.92. More Australian wins for Joshua Ralph 1:47.44 in the 800 m and Zoe Buckman 4:13.13 women 1500 m. Turkish sprinter Ramil Guliyev clocked 20.65 (-1.2) in the 200 m. Estonian hammer record by Ana Maria Orel 67.52. Pole vault brought only 430 by Minna Nikkanen and Wilma Murto.


KASSEL (GER, Jun 19): Robert Harting was back to his best on the second day of the German Championships. He went out to 68.04m in the last round to come with eleven centimetres of Piotr Malachowski’s world-leading mark. Robert’s younger brother Christoph was second with 66.41m and Daniel Jasinki (65.18m) third. Christin Hussong set a lifetime best and German under-23 record of 66.41m to win a star-studded javelin ahead of world champion Katharina Molitor (62.86m), Linda Stahl (61.44m) and Christina Obergfoll (59.93m). World champion Christina Schwanitz improved her season’s best to 19.49m to win the shot put ahead of Lena Urbaniak (18.02m). Other field event highlights: Jenny Elbe with a marginally wind-aided 14.28m in the triple jump and Tobias Scherbarth 5.70m to win the pole vault. On the track, European junior champion Gina Luckenkemper won the 200m final in 22.84 (-0.5) ahead of Lisa Mayer (22.87) while Robin Erewa (20.59, +1.9) won the men’s equivalent. Konstanze Klosterhalfen won the women’s 1500m in 4:07.92 while there was an upset in the men’s final with Timo Benitz (3:40.28) beating Homiyu Tesfaye (3:40.67). Christina Hering (2:02.19) won the 800m ahead of Fabianne Kohlmann (2:03.15). Fate Tola ran a solo 15:30.35 in the 5000m.

LUTSK (UKR, Jun 19): During fourth day of Ukrainian championships European silver medallist Anna Titimets clocked 55.00 over 400m hurdles ahead of Olena Kolesnychenko 55.48 PB and Viktoriya Tkachuk 55.96. Anatoliy Synyanskyy finished first in men final with 50.34. Natalia Pohrebnyak confirmed her great shape completing a sprint double. She was fastest at 200m with 22.76 ahead of Anastasiya Bryzhina 23.24 and Mariya Ryemyen 23.45. Serhiy Smelyk covered this distance by 20.40. Ihor Bodrov 20.64 and Vitaliy Korzh 20.79 finished second and third. In absence of Ukrainian triple jump leader Olha Saladukha, Ruslana Tsykhotska took the title when leapt 14.41m SB (+1.4) in first round, also 14.37 in series. 1500m reigning European U23 bronze medallist Natalya Prishchepa surprised in women 800m with 1:59.08 PB. Behind her former European indoor champion Nataliya Lupu 1:59.70 and Olha Lyakhova 2:00.51. Roman Yarko finished first in men final with 1:46.80. Dmytro Yakovenko cleared 226 to win men high jump over 19-year-old Oleksandr Barannikov 223 and world champion 2005 Yuriy Krimarenko 220. Andriy Protsenko was only fifth with 220 jump. Dmytro Kosynskyy was strongest among javelin throwers with 81.10m while Mykyta Nestereko ruled in discus 59.88. Viktoriya Pohorelska 15:50.67 and Arten Kazban 13:57.45 topped 5000n finals. Finally, 17-year-old Alina Shukh scored world youth best ever and world junior leading 6099 points with senior implements to win the heptathlon. After excellent 192 in high jump on Saturday, she improved her personal bests in long jump to 6.15 and in javelin to great 51.52m. She also clocked 14.72 at 100m hurdles, threw 12.94m in shot put and finished by 2:17.68 over 800m. 

PÁTRA (GRE, Jun 19): In 2nd day of the Greek Champs the highlight was the first appearance of Alexi-Maria Pappas on greek soil. She was chasing the Olympic standard in 5000m, but in hot and humid conditions and challenged only for the first 2 kms, she had to settle with 15:47.56. Amsterdam standard and pb for javelin thrower Paraskevás Batzávalis in 81.45. The favorites prevailed in the 200m: Likoúrgos-Stéfanos Tsákonas in men’s race with 20.75 (-0.4), almost at the same time as his brother Yeóryios was landing at 7.95 (+0.4) to win the long jump, and María Belibasáki in women’s with 23.21 (0.0), after clocking 23.18 (+0.7) in slightly better conditions in the morning heats. In women’s triple jump Paraskeví Papahrístou took only two jumps, her best was 14.07/+0.2 in first round from short run-up, while Konstadínos Filippídis cleared 5.55 in pole vault, but failed three times at 5.65. Other notable winners were Konstadína Yiannopoúlou in 800m with 2:03.91 and in men’s event Andréas Dimitrákis with 1:49.87, Yeóryios Trémos in discus throw with 59.89 and Ekateríni Daláka in women’s 400m hurdles with 58.43 (after winning yesterday the 100m!), in an event where second Dímitra Gnafáki (b. 1997) smashed the Greek U20 record with 58.51.

AMSTERDAM (NED, Jun 19): Churandy Martina showed he will be the top favorite at 200 m at European Championships later in July in the same stadium where he won the national title in 20.11 (-1.7). It is second fastest by an European in 2016. Second Solomon Bockarie improved to 20.44. Themen Kupers won the 800 m in 1:45.25 PB and Erik Cadee discus 61.47. In women event Tessa Van Schagen the 200 m in 22.86 (+0.4) PB, Sanne Verstegen 800 m 2:01.38 and Melissa Boekelman shot put 18.09. In the 5000 m battle Susan Kuijken won in 15:37.26 ahead of Jip Vastenburg 15:38.23. 

TABOR (CZE, Jun 19): The first session of Sunday at Czech Nationals had excellent weather used by Barbora Spotakova to official IAAF World lead 66.87 in javelin. Also Katerina Safrankova meet record in hammer 71.06 after travelling from Szczecin, Rebeka Silhanova 440 PB in pole vault over Jirina Ptacnikova 430. Lucie Majkova improved in triple to 13.93 (+0.8) and junior Tereza Vokalova surprised with 400 m hurdles win in 57.23 not only new PB but also Amsterdam standard. She is now best European junior at the distance. Then a big thunderstorm came and lot of rain. In that conditions Vitezslav Vesely won javelin 77.92, Jan Jirka the 200 m 21.13 (+0.7) and in women 200 m Barbora Prochazkova 23.71 (+0.4) over youth sprinter Nikola Bendova another Czech U18 record 23.72. 

CELJE (SLO, Jun 19): The best result during 2nd day of Slovenian champs came from foreign guest. Brazilian Wagner Domingos won the hammer with South American record 78.63 in fourth round. He improved it already in third round 76.81. Maja Mihalinec won the 200 m in cold weather in fast 23.17 (+1.9), Tina Sutej pole vault 455 and Martina Ratej javelin 59.76. Luka Janezic topped after 400 m also the 200 m in 20.96 (+1.2).

NOVI SAD (SRB, Jun 18): Best result of first day of Serbian Championships was 60.10 in women discus by Dragana Tomasevic.


LONDON (GBR): IAAF President Sebastian Coe explains more about current situation with Russia in his column for Sunday Telegraph. He wrote among other: "Here were no winners or losers in Vienna on Friday when the IAAF council met to make arguably the biggest judgment in the history of our sport, to uphold the ban on Russian athletes. On Friday, in Vienna, when the independent taskforce slowly and methodically reported their conclusive findings to my council, the mounting and, yes, daunting, realisation of the scale of what we still face in Russian athletics shook every one of my colleagues. Rune Andersen, the independent chairman, ploughed on in total silence. So, we are now faced with critics claiming we have made an unfair decision on clean athletes in Russia. I want to be very, very clear on this. We did not make a decision on clean athletes. We evaluated a system and a culture within which all athletes in Russia are competing. A tainted system that cast doubts on every athlete who is part of it. Some of them made the tough personal decision to get out and are now training in systems that are effective and safe. It is these athletes we believe should be offered the opportunity to compete, not for Russia, but for themselves and for all clean athletes. I am comfortable with the choices I have made and I know that the work my council, my team and I are doing within the IAAF will change this sport for ever. It is worth fighting for. I have said before, and sadly I will probably have to say it on other occasions too, that preventing clean athletes from doing what they were born to do does not come naturally to me nor any of my colleagues who were in that room on Friday. We have not prevented clean athletes from Russia from competing, rather the Russian system has cataclysmically failed their clean athletes."

MOSCOW (RUS): 20km race walk European U23 champion 2013 Svetlana Vasilyeva and 50 km race walk Daegu world champion Denis Nizhegorodov appealed to CAS against the IAAF decision. “Olympic Games is the dream of all my life. Last year I was selected to World Championships but our federation decided to leave all race walkers at home. Now they deny me a chance to perform at the Olympics, even though I did nothing illegal. Taught by bitter experience, I realized that it’s impossible just to wait and to hope for a better. I have to act,” Vasiliyeva explained her decision. Likewise, Nizhegorodov noted that he appeals to CAS with the requirement to ensure his legitimate rights and to remove the IAAF restrictions. 


BRUSSELS (GER, Jun 19): European 200m champion Adam Gemili returned to form ahead of the British Championships next weekend. The Brit improved his season’s best from 20.91 to 20.55 in the pre-programme before improving to 20.38 in the main race to beat Jaysuma Saidy Ndure (20.43) who won the 100m in 10.37. Other leading results included Mame-Ibra Anne 45.90 in the 400m, Alvaro De Arriba 1:47.49 in the 800m, Damian Cyzkier 13.65 in the 110m hurdles and Cameron French 49.87 in the 400m hurdles. Hamish Peacock won the javelin with 78.13m while the leading performance on the women’s side was Genensis Romero’s 13.19 in the 100m hurdles and veteran Tahesia Harrigan-Scott’s 11.49/23.24 sprint double.

KEDZIERZYN-KOZLE (POL, Jun 18): World medalist Sylwester Bednarek cleared here 227 in the high jump.

OTTAWA (CAN, Jun 18): US winners at the Panamerican Cup in combined events. Scott Filip decathlon with 7726 points and Quintunya Champan heptathlon 6035 points. Canadian overnight leader Pierce Lepage with good 4393 points no-heighted in pole vault. 

VALENCE (FRA, Jun 18): Stella Akakpo clocked 11.27 (+0.1) to win the 100 m here, decathlete Kevin Mayer topped hurdles in 14.01 (+1.5).

RENTON (USA, Jun 18): At Brooks Invitational Casimir Loxsom won the 600 m in 1:17.18. Phoebe Wright was the best in the 800 m 2:02.35 and Josh Thompson 3:39.61 in the 1500 m. Cassandra Hill won the high school girls 100 m in 11.39.

LEONORA (GUY, Jun 18): First Area Permit in Guayana ever, the Aliann Pompey Invitational. And with top result in women 100 m as home Brenessa Thompson became the first Guyanese to set a national track record on local soil after she won the women’s 100 m in 11.14. She also won the 200 m in 23.08. US Brycen Spratling won the 400 m in 45.84 over local hero Winston George 45.85. In the 200 m opposite result, George 20.76 over Spratling 20.88. Phil de Rosier of USA clocked 10.25 to win the men 100 m. US Donald Scott won the triple with good 17.02 and Kadecia Baird missed the 400 m olympic standard with 52.26.

GREENSBORO (USA, Jun 18): At New Balance High School Nationals Channel Brissett clocked 13.01 (+0.7) over 100 m hurdles what is U18 leading performance 2016 in the World. Kaylor Harris won girls 100 m in 11.34 (+1.0). Adrian Piperi improved with 5.44 kg shot to 22.38 and Marcus Krah won the 110 m hurdles (99/100 cm) in 13.39 (-0.3).

SOFIA (BUL, Jun 18): Competing as guest at Bulgarian junior championships Hajar Saad Al-Khaldi of Bahrain improved in girls 100 m to 11.28 (+1.5) in the semifinals.

KINGSTON (JAM, Jun 18): Raheem Chambers 10.70 (-1.8) and Patrice Moodie 12.16 (-5.5) won the boys’ and girls’ 100m titles during first day of the Jamaican Junior Trials at the National Stadium.  Nigel Ellis, the fastest male junior sprinter in the Caribbean, was disqualified from the heats of the 100m after he false-started.Sanjae Lawrence (19.45m) and Kevin Nedrick (19.18m) took the top two places in boys shot put. Defending champion and World Junior Leader Jaheel Hyde won the boys’ 400m hurdles, running 51.35. Shannon Kalawan, the second-ranked junior female intermediate hurdler in the world, clocked 59.45 to be the best girl in the 400 m hurdles. St Jago High’s Shawn D Thompson won the boys’ long jump with a wind-aided 7.79m (+3.3). The meet is also qualification for World Juniors in Bydgoszcz.

BUDAPEST (HUN, Jun 19): Fast 10 000 m track walk 39:56.02 by Mate Hellebrandt during second day of events in Budapest.

BOTTNARYD (SWE, Jun 19): At throwing meet Swedish hammer record by Tracey Andersson 70.99 m. 

JESOLO (ITA, Jun 19): Fast girls 100 m hurdles at Italian U18 Champs as Desola Oki clocked 13.30 (+1.0) what is best European Youth time 2016.

JELGAVA (LAT, Jun 19): At Janis Lusis Javelin meet Rolands Strobinders won with Amsterdam standard 81.76 ahead of Zigismunds Sirmais 81.24.

LISBOA (POR, Jun 19): Cuba clocked 38.70 in the 4x100 m relay at Meeting Internacional de Santo Antonio ahead of Portugal 38.95. Carlos Nascimento won the 100 m in 10.33 (+1.2) and Patrizia Mamona triple  14.00 (+1.6). Lorene Bazolo won the women 100 m in windy 11.32 (+2.1). In interesting shot put Brazilian Darlan Romani with 20.32 beat Spanish Borja Vivas 20.31 by 1 cm. 


SEATTLE (USA, Jun 18): Jared Ward, who is set to compete in the marathon for the U.S. at the Olympics in Rio this summer, takes first place in the half-marathon in Seattle’s Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in 1:06:00. Kara Ford was the winner in the women’s half-marathon 1:19:58.

LANGUEUX (FRA, Jun 18): Adding to French champions from EME NEWS on Saturday are the international winner Kenyan Robert Kaptingei 28:15 and Ethiopian Meskerem Amare 32:31.

DULUTH (USA, Jun 18): African wins at the 40th Grandma´s Marathon. Elisha Barno clocked 2:11:26 to win the men race ahead of another Kenyan Weldon Kirui 2:12:26. On the women side Sarah Kiptoo also from Kenya 2:33:28 beating Serkalem Abrha from Ethiopia 2:34:20. In Half marathon Macdonald Ondara 1:03:34 and Simegn Yeshanbel from Ethiopia 1:13:22.

WROCLAW (POL, Jun 18): Kenyan Dominic Musyimi won the 4th PKO Night Half Marathon in 1:03:04 ahead of Zelalem Mengistu from Ethiopia 1:03:05. Third Marcin Chabowski was close in 1:03:09, also fourth Szymon Kulka 1:03:36 PB. Belarus Maryna Damantsevich was the best woman in 1:13:13 over Iwona Lewandowska 1:14:07.

TELESIA (ITA, Jun 19): Laila Soufyane won the women 10 km at the 10th Trofeo Citta di Telesia in 33:40. Behind her Rosaria Console 34:38 and Kenyan Lucy Murigi 35:25. In men category Robert Chemonges of Kenya 29:22 ahead of Edwin Melly 29:57 and Domenico Ricatti 30:08.

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