News From Around the World - EME NEWS (JUL 17, 2016)
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Wlodarczyk continues in winning - SZEKESFEHERVAR (HUN, Jul 17): The 6th Istvan Gyulai Memorial started with IAAF Challenge in women hammer and Anita Wlodarczyk remains the clear number one, this time with 78.10 win. Second Azerbaijan´s Hanna Skydan with 71.69 changed the order with Betty Heidler who was third 71.15 and fourth US Trials winner Amber Campbell 71.07. In women 5000 m Kenyans topped the race with Agnes Tirop 15:02.82 and Margaret Kipkemboi 15:03.17 PB, third Goytatom Gebreselasie as best from Ethiopians 15:04.24. Rest of the events will be staged on Monday. Late withdrawal is Aries Merritt in the 110 m hurdles.
Drouin 238 over Barshim 234
EBERSTADT (GER, Jul 17): Final day of the 38th High Jump meet in Eberstadt saw as in last year win of Canadian Derek Drouin with his best of the year 238. He tied so his 2nd best mark ever and wants to repeat the last year situation. He won in Eberstadt and then also in Beijing. The same should apply now for Rio. Drouin cleared all heights including the winning one in first attempt in 9th jump of the day. Second Mutaz Essa Barshim tried all to win, after going over 234, tried once at 236, then 238 and also once at 240. Some 1500 spectators saw German Eike Onnen as third with 232, fourth Joel Castro from Puertorico and fifth Briton Robbie Grabarz both 227.

Silva 471 meet record
PADOVA (ITA, Jul 17): Favorites won at the jubilee 30th Meeting Citta di Padova at the Euganeo Stadium. World champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce dominated the 100 m in 11.25 (+0.2) and another Beijing winner Yarisley Silva cleared meet record 471 in pole vault (also tried at 481). Behind her Sonia Malavisi Italian U23 record 451. US Trials fourth placer in women 1500 m Amanda Eccleston improved her PB to 4:04.88 what was also a meet record. Second Heather Kampf 4:05.31. Stephanie McPherson of Jamaica won the 400 m in 50.98 over Ukrainian Olha Zemlyak 51.18. In the 800 m home win for Yusneidi Santiusti in 2:01.04 over Britons Laura Muir 2:01.23 and Hannah England 2:01.34. Cindy Ofili got 100 m hurdles 13.11 (-0.8) and US T´era Brown 55.95 in the 400 m hurdles. European Champion Tatsiana Khaladovich scored another javelin win 61.85 ahead of Canadian record holder Liz Gleadle 61.33. US Eric Avila hugely improved when winning the men 1500 m with first sub 3:40 of his career 3:36.37 ahead of Kyle Merber 3:37.35. South African Jacob Rozani won the 800 m 1:46.39 ahead of Giordano Benedetti 1:46.47. In men 100 m Ronnie Baker 10.15 (+0.1) and in shot put Jamaican O´Dayne Richards 20.78. Alexis Copello of Cuba won triple 16.96 (+0.5). 

Britain topped medals, Germany points
TBILISI (GEO, Jul 17): Inaugural European Youth Championships ended with Britain topping the medal table 5-4-4 ahead of Germany 4-4-2 and Italy 3-3-3. In top six also France 3-2-2, Greece 3-1-1 and Romania 2-1-3 with 30 countries getting medals. In points Germany is the number one 136 ahead of Britain 131.5 and France 97. In top six also Spain 96, Italy 89.25 and Finland 84 as 38 countries had positions in top 8. Greek Youth World best holder Emmanouil Karalis cleared 545 in pole vault and tried to improve his all-time mark with 556 attempts. He narrowly missed out, but will hope to break the record once again at the World Junior Championships in Poland. Holly Mills opened the British count with 619 (-2.3) win in long jump and her non-related namesake George then claimed 800 m title in 1:48.82 PB. Mills is the son of former footballer Danny, a member of the England team which reached the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup.Martin Lamou of France won the triple with great 16.03 (-2.2), in girls high jump Maja Nilsson of Sweden 182 PB. German Manuel Wagner topped decathlon with World youth leading 7382 points, Cyprus got gold by Georgios Koniakis in discus 62.16. Italian Alessandro Sibilio won the 400 m hurdles 51.46 and Belgian Tim van de Velde 2000 m steeple 5:53.77. On the girls side Swiss Delia Sclabas won after 3000 also the 1500 m in 4:22.51. Finland gold by Viivi Lehikoinen in 400 m hurdles  58.28 and for Norway in javelin (500 g) as Arianne Morais Duarte improved the national U18 record to 60.89. France claimed women's medley relay honours, while Italy took the corresponding men's event. With the help from insidethegames. 

NACAC Saturday
SAN SALVADOR (ESA, Jul 16): Six more records fell on Saturday on the second day of the 9th NACAC Under 23 Championships. Sprint hurdlers Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and William Barnes produced a historic day for Puerto Rico as they won their country’s first titles in the 16-year history of the championships. Both will represent the Island at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. After a fast semifinal (12.84), Camacho-Quinn won a close 100m hurdles final in 12.78 (-1.5).  Rio-bound Pedrya Seymour of the Bahamas came a close second in 12.83 NR. William Barnes edged out USA’s Freddie Crittenden in the closest final ever at the championships, with one thousandth of a second separating gold and silver. Both were time 13.53. Chris-Ann Gordon, named to the Jamaican 4x400m team for the Olympic Games in Rio, ran 51.02 PB in the 400 m to erase the record of 51.13 set in 2012. Her countryman Nathan Allen, also named to the 4x400m relay squad for Rio, took the men’s title in 45.39. USA’S Raven Saunders was impressive in the shot put. She improved the meet record three times as well, including her winning 18.49. Megan Clark equalled the pole vault record with 440. Robin Reynolds, 100m runner-up Shayla Sanders, Deanna Hill and Ebony Morrison led the US to another gold in the 4x100m relay in 42.93 meet record. USA also won men 4x100 m in swift 38.63.

NACAC Sunday
SAN SALVADOR (ESA, Jul 17): The NACAC U23 Champs ended with US success 25 gold, 26 silver and 11 bronze medals. Secpond Jamaica 4-4-1 and third Canada 4-2-9 as 15 countries in total got medals. During last day USA men in 4x400 m clocked the fastest of the year by a national team 3:00.89. Also US women won their race clearly 3:28.45. In the 400 m hurdles Kiah Seymour 56.19 and Khalifah Rosser 49.25. More US wins for Isiah Harris in the 800 m 1:47.52, Avion Jones 222 in high jump and Quanesha Burks 674 (-1.0) in long jump beating Akela Jones of Barbados also 674 (-1.6). Second best mark was in favor of Burks (669 to 656). Jamaican Kali Davis-White was clear 200 m winner, but her 22.66 were aided by +2.6 wind. Cuban winners Reynier Mena 20.41 (+0.8) in the 200 m and Listneyids Veitia 2:02.02 meet record in the 800 m. Guatemala´s Jose Barrondo won 20 000 m walk 1:34:32.01, Canadian Rostam Turner scored meet record in decathlon 7601 points. In total meet records in 15 events. 


GENEVE (SUI, Jul 17): The performance of the Swiss Champs happened during second day. The Amsterdam 400 m hurdles bronze medalist Lea Sprunger won the 200 m in national record 22.38 (+0.4). Former national record by Mujinga Kambundji was 22.64. Second in the race her sister Ellen Sprunger 22.89 PB. Men 200 m winner Alex Wilson 20.64 (+1.1). Clelia Rard-Reuse topped hurdles 12.98 (+0.5) and 800 m runner Selina Buchel won the 400 m in personal best 53.99. Improvement for 20 years old Alain-Herve Mfomkpa 50.42 in 400 m hurdles. 

TALLINN (EST, Jul 17): Martin Kupper won Estonian discus title with 64.76 over Gerd Kanter 61.16. Ksenija Balta after 100 m won also long jump 651 (+0.5). In the 400 m hurdles Jaak-Heinrich Jagor got the title (50.76) in absence of Rasmus Magi.
SARANSK (RUS, Jul 15-17): At Russian U23 championships Aleksandr Skorobogatko clocked 49.33 over 400m hurdles. Anastasiya Kalina finished first in women 800m with 2:03.22. Nataliya Aksyonova cleared 192 in women high jump when Timur Morgunov went over 555 in men pole vault. Fedor Kiselkov leaped to 791 in men long jump. 

DUBNICA (SVK, Jul 17): In Slovak Clubs league Libor Charfreitag got 73.65 in hammer and Jan Volko clocked 10.50 100 m win in the rain.

AUBAGNE (FRA, Jul 17): Some good marks at French U23 Championships. Benjamin Sedecias won 110 m hurdles in 13.55 (-1.8) and Axel Chapelle cleared 550 in pole vault. On the women side Brigitte Ntiamoah won the 200 m in 23.32 (0.0) and Deborah Sananes 400 m in 51.75.


STOCKHOLM (SWE): Former 1500m World indoor and outdoor champion Abeba Aregawi will not be selected for next month's Rio Olympics despite having her doping suspension lifted following a positive test for meldonium, the Swedish Athletics Association informed on Sunday. In a statement it says that uncertainty surrounding Aregawi's "medical and physical status and environment" would have to be clarified before she could be considered for selection. Team coach Karin Torneklint added that the committee's decision meant that the Ethiopian-born 26-year-old would not be nominated for Sweden's Olympic squad.
LONDON (GBR): Having made the Olympic Team GB for the fourth time, Christine Ohuruogu (32) has announced this year’s Games will be her last. 400m Beijing Olympic champion and London Olympic silver medallist paid homage to all that had helped to ‘propel’ her forward throughout her career in a candid post on her Facebook page marked out her 20-year-term coach Lloyd Cowan.
NAIROBI (KEN): Two-time Olympic medallist and world marathon leader Eliud Kipchoge hopes to win the Olympic marathon in Rio de Janeiro to revive memories of his friend Samuel Wanjiru, who won Beijing Olympic marathon but died after falling off a balcony at his home on May 15, 2011 aged just 24. "It is still fresh in my mind when he entered the Beijing Olympic Stadium, seeing him win the marathon gold medal. It is sad that he lies in his grave completely forgotten. He brought a lot of honour to Kenya," said Kipchoge in his quote to Daily Nation.
NAIROBI (KEN): Kenya's Olympic team head coach Julius Kirwa is not worried despite Beijing Olympic and three-time world champion in men 1500 m Asbel Kiprop losing on Friday night in the Monaco DL Herculis meeting. “That has helped us check on certain areas we should fine tune before the Olympics. Asbel Kiprop is hugely talented and we have no worries," Kirwa told national media.
JOHANNESBURG (RSA): 400m hurdles Daegu Worlds medallist LJ van Zyl will strive to dip under 49 seconds again competing in Hungary on Monday. “It would be a great confidence booster if I could run a good race before the Olympic Games again. Any time faster than 49 seconds will make me happy, but it will be even more important to concentrate on executing a technically faultless race. If I could run a faultless race on Monday and in London on Friday, I would be very pleased,” said LJ van Zyl, who will turn 31 in three days
JOHANNESBURG (RSA): Beijing Olympic long jump silver medallist Godfrey Mokoena has now set his eyes on a medal in the triple jump in Rio de Janeiro. Two weeks before the African Champs he went back to his coach Emmarie Fouche after the pair parted ways at the end of last year. 

WELLINGTON (NZL): London-based New Zealand marathon runner Paul Martelletti has filed Sports Tribunal proceedings against Athletics New Zealand and the New Zealand Olympic Committee following his exclusion from the olympic team last week. Martelletti (will turn 37 on August 1) is the holder of the Oceania marathon title and the only one New Zealand’s male marathoner, who fulfilled Rio standard with 2:17:26 at London Marathon this year.
CASTRIES (LCA): Former NFL running back from Detroit Lions Jahvid Best will compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, as he was named to Saint Lucia's track and field team. According to Nick Zaccardi and Seth Rubinroit of NBC Olympic Talk, Best will become the first athlete with previous NFL experience to compete in the Summer Games after qualifying for the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.16 in April.
PHILADELPHIA (USA): “A gold medal, nothing less,” said reigning shot put World champion Joe Kovacs announcing his plan for Rio Olympics. “I probably am the favorite going into Rio, statistics-wise, and to hope for anything less is not the right mindset. There are so many good people in the U.S. men's shot put, year in and year out, that to make the team, you have to expect to come back with a medal,” Joe added.
TUSCALOOSA (USA): London Olympic and Daegu world champions at men 400m Kirani James feels good about his chances at repeating as a champion. However, 23-year-old Grenadian confessed that where he finishes would never mean as much to him as where he started. “Seeing the pride on people’s faces (in Grenada) and hearing it in their voice when they talk with you, I think that’s worth more than any medal you can win,” said James to The Anniston Star. He will run on Monday in Hungary in his first race since June 5. He is so far unbeaten in 2016.
LONDON (GBR): Reigning long jump world silver medallist in long jump Shara Proctor is feeling very optimistic about coming Games. “I’m in a good place. I’m healthy and fit – I haven’t quite done the fine tuning yet but we’ll get there. For the most part I’m raring to go and very hopeful for big things in Rio. I know myself now, know I can handle pressure, know how to compete. It’s just me, I’ve grown,” Proctor told The Guardian.
FRANKFURT (GER): German national record holder in men marathon Arne Gabius is going to return to his training in St. Moritz after he didn’t finish at European Champions half-marathon because of pelvic blockade. Fracture suspicion was not confirmed after MRI scanning but just inflammation. A few-day rest was enough for recovery, informs

MOSCOW (RUS): RusAF president Dmitriy Shlyakhtin expressed hopes that WADA’s independent committee report wouldn’t take influence on the CAS decision about Olympic future of Russian track-and-field athletes. “Events are continuing eighth months in a row. I have already developed immunity to all such information appearances. Now we need to keep calm and do not yield to any provocations,” said Shlyakhtin.

NAIROBI (KEN): Reigning javelin throw World champion Julius Yego is heading to Rio Games with the goal to add the coveted Olympics gold medal on his decorated mantelpiece despite of 84.68m SP that ranked him 17th in the world. “I know I gonna be well despite the pain!” wrote Yego at his Facebook page next to the picture of his injured ankle strapped in bandage.
LONDON (GBR): Scottish hammer thrower Chris Bennett, who didn’t fulfil Olympic standard but received the IAAF invitation for coming Games, hopes he can make the final in Rio field. “It's about bettering yourself against others, so what better place to do it? We now have three guys that can all potentially make the final in Rio and it's a massive opportunity to shine on the big stage," Bennett told BBC.

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