News From Around the World - EME NEWS (APR 08, 2017)
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Fajdek 81.39 WL - CORAL GABLES (USA, Apr 7): World champion Pawel Fajdek started in great style his 2017 season. At Hurrican Invitational he achieved 81.39 in second round. Also had two more 80+ throws in fifth and sixth round with 80.92 and 80.78. It is for first time that Fajdek´s opener was over 80 meters. Also good top Slovak and Olympic and World finalist Marcel Lomnicky with 77.92 season opener as second. He is now partly training with Fajdek group under coach Jolanta Kumor. For Lomnicky also best first result of the season ever.
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PODEBRADY (CZE, Apr 8): German Christopher Linke won the 85th edition of Podebrady walking meeting (EA Walking Permit) at 20 km in personal best 1:18:59 what is also European lead 2017. He won here also in 2015. Behind him French national champion Kevin Campion 1:20:28 PB ahead of another German Hagen Pohle 1:21:41. In the top five also South African Wayne Snyman 1:22:01 and third German Karl Junghannss 1:22:40 life-time best. World champion Rob Heffernan was 7th in 1:23:13. Colombian walkers dominated in the women 20 km. 30 years old Sandra Galvis won in 1:30:00 PB ahead of Yaseida Carrillo 1:31:14 PB. Third young Lithuanian Zivile Vaiciukeviciute 1:31:40 what is national U23 record. Anel Oosthuizen as 7th equaled her South African record 1:34:49. Czech titles for Lukas Gdula (1:31:49 as 24th) and Anezka Drahotova (1:33:18 as 6th). In the teams match wins for men of France and women of Lithuania. Junior wins for German walkers Leo Kopp 41:19 and Teresa Zurek 45:53 at 10 km.
AARHUS (DEN): Changing the name of SportAccord back to the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and a shift to a two-year Presidency were among the key statutes unanimously passed during the General Assembly. GAISF President Patrick Baumann said he believed that the decisions made at the meeting, held as part of the SportAccord Convention, showed they had "closed the book" on the organisation's turbulent recent past. Next year's event is scheduled to be held in Bangkok from April 15 to 20. Informs insidethegames.
LAUSANNE (SUI): Alexey Melnikov, former senior coach of the Russian national athletics team, has been banned for life at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Melnikov has been found guilty of committing an anti-doping rule violation. It has also been announced that coach Vladimir Kazarin, who trained middle and long distance runners, has been banned for life. He was found guilty of doping offences including possession, trafficking and administration. Also sanctioned is race walker Stanislav Emelyanov. He has been banned for seven years. All of his results from June 2 in 2015 have been annulled. Writes insidethegames.
NAIROBI (KEN): Rosa e Associati has issued a statement in response to Jemima Sumgong’s positive drug test and accuses "unscrupulous Kenyan doctors" on the "plague" of doping in Kenya, informs “A case like this really hurts everyone: doping in Kenya has become a plague, because of unscrupulous Kenyans doctors who approach the athletes, brainwashing and subjecting them to illegal treatments. On this front, we are working closely with the Government and the Federation so that controls are intensified and those responsible are identified and prosecuted…therefore, Rosa e Associati dissociates itself from any unsportsmanlike conduct and is offering its full cooperation to the authorities, serenely awaiting the reconstruction of the facts concerning Jemima Sumgong.”
NAIROBI (KEN): Daily Nation informs that Jemima Sumgong had her phone switched of all day on Friday but later posted on her Facebook page saying she hadn’t been given any information and maintained she trains hard. “I train extremely hard. That’s the only way to succeed in athletics. I’m yet to receive the news. Good evening all,” she posted at about 4:30pm Friday.
DES MOINES (USA): Seven of the best American throwers and a Brazilian Olympic finalist will step inside the Drake Stadium circle for the women's shot put at the upcoming 2017 Drake Relays. Geisa Arcanjo will make her Drake Stadium debut after advancing to the finals of the 2016 Rio Olympics. She will face Felisha Johnson, Kelsey Card, Dani Bunch and Brittany Smith among others.
NAIROBI (KEN): Olympic 5000 m silver medallist Hellen Obiri worries Jemima Sumgong’s positive drug test could lead to wider repercussions for Kenyan athletes, informs the Daily Nation. “We need to be extra careful, remember what happened to Russia. We don’t want our country to be banned from sports,” she said.
NASSAU (BAH): Japan will send teams to compete in the men’s 4x100m and 4x400m at the World Relays in Nassau on 22-23 April, informs IAAF. The 4x100m squad doesn’t include any of the sprinters who helped Japan to a silver medal at the Olympics last summer but the 4x400m team includes national champion Julian Walsh and fellow Olympian Tomoya Tamura.
HANNOVER (GER): German marathon record-holder Arne Gabius is planning to compete through until the 2020 Olympics, informs “I think that I am sure to run until the Olympic year 2020 and certainly even beyond,” he said. Gabius was forced to withdraw from the Rio Olympics due to injury but will make his comeback in the Hannover Marathon on Sunday where he is planning to run between 2:10-2:12.
YUBA (SSD): Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrselassie participated on Saturday in a race in Yuba to raise funds against the famine declared in several regions of South Sudan. Gebrselassie said he decided to participate in this initiative because he was worried about news of war and hunger in South Sudan. There were together some 4000 participants.
BRUSSELS (BEL): Belgium is sending for IAAF Relays 4x400 m team with Borlee brothers Dylan, Jonathan and Kevin. Also there Julien Watrin and Michael Rossaert.
ROTTERDAM (NED): Abdi Nageeye hasn’t ruled out breaking the Dutch record in the Rotterdam Marathon, informs NOS. "I want to run really fast. A big personal best and maybe I'll be around Dutch record,” he said. The Dutch record stands to Kamiel Maase at 2:08:21. Next month, Nageeye will be among the pacemakers for the sub-two hour marathon attempt in Monza.
GLASGOW (GBR): British 400 m runner Jamie Bowie announced retirement from athletics at the age of 28. He was World indoor silver medalist 2014 in the 4x400 m and has a best of 46.06 from 2013.
US FRIDAY (Apr 7):
KNOXVILLE: Tennessee Relays started with fast 100 m by NCAA Indoor Champion 2017 Christian Coleman 10.03 (-0.8, tied his 2nd fastest ever). Josh Freeman (22) improved in shot put to 20.72. Dezerea Bryant clocked 11.43 (-0.3) in 100 m heat, but was beaten in the 200 m (23.20) by Ghana´s African Games medalist Janet Amponsah 23.19 (+0.2).
ATHENS: French 2014 World U20 finalist Rougui Sow of South Carolina improved during first day of Spec Towns Invitational to 672 (+0.7) in long jump.
SAN ANGELO: Emilyn Dearman (22) bettered by big margin her heptathlon PB to 5924 points when winning at David Noble Relays.
TUCSON: Canadian Bydgoszcz 6th placer last year Nina Schultz also scored new PB at Jim Click Combined Events with 6021 points in heptathlon.
MOBILE: Oman´s record holder Barakat Al-Harthi won his heat at Mobile Invitational with 10.31 (+2.1) in the 100 m.
SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO (BRA, Apr 7): First day of Brazilian U20 Championships had Derick de Souza Silva winning the 100 m in 10.35.
KINGSTON (JAM, Apr 7): Everton Clarke won the 100 m at Jamaican Intercollegiate Championships in 10.12 (-0.6) ahead of hurdler Ronald Levy 10.17 PB and Oshane Bailey 10.24. Sasha-Lee Forbes was the fastest woman in 11.23.
CAPE TOWN (RSA, Apr 8): National 100 m U20 record holder Gift Leotlela won the 200 m at South African junior championships with excellent 20.28 PB. Burger Lambrechts achieved with 6 kg implement 20.43 in shot put. Two marks from U18 category, in boys 200 m Retshiditswe Mlenga 21.14 (+0.5) and in girls 400 m hurdles Zeney van der Walt 57.94.
HUELVA (ESP, Apr 8): Swiss junior record holder Julien Wanders won the Trofeo Iberico 10 000 m race in big personal best 28:06.17. It is also European lead 2017. Second Juan Perez with Spanish title 28:46.72. Women winner Trihas Gebre got the Spanish title in 32:11.67, London standard. Next positions for Portugal runners. Carla Rocha 32:17.73 ahead of Catarina Ribeiro 32:27.88 and Ines Monteiro 32:40.84. In fifth place Katarzyna Rutkowska from Poland 33:07.28 over Sonia Samuels of Britain 33:20.61.
FLÓRINA (GRE, April 8): Greece and Turkey shared the victories in the Balkan Race Walking Championships, held in conjunction with the Greek 20 km championships. Olympic participants helped the home country to win both 20 km senior events, Aléxandros Papamihaíl the men’s race in 1:26:40 followed by Turkey’s Salih Korkman 1:27:52, and Antigóni Drisbióti the women’s with 1:34:00. The winners were also crowned Greek champions for 2017. In the U20 men’s 10 km race Abdulselam Imük from Turkey crossed the line first in 44:16, second was home walker Yeóryios Tzatzimákis in 44:39, while in the women’s division Greek Sofía Alikanióti scored an easy victory in 49:19 but missed the Grosseto standard by 4 seconds. Turkish walkers won both U18 events, Umut Temel the boys’ 10 km in 45:17 and Kader Dost the girls’ 5 km in 24:48. Six Balkan countries competed in nice weather.
CORK (IRL, Apr 8): Olympic finalist Thomas Barr won the 400 m hurdles at Irish Universities Championships with 50.92.
SANTA EULARIA (ESP, Apr 8): Kenyan winners at Ibiza Marathon. Stanley Kiplimo 2:19:04 and Sally Kimaiyo 2:52:53.
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