News From Around the World - EME NEWS (MAY 21, 2017)
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News From Around the World - EME NEWS (MAY 21, 2017)

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Linke, Palmisano and Banzeruk - PODEBRADY (CZE, May 21): German Christopher Linke stormed to the 20km walk title at the European Race Walking Cup in Podebrady in 1:19:28 by nearly a minute ahead of reigning World champion Miguel Angel Lopez (1:20:21) and Sweden’s Perseus Karlstrom (1:20:40). France’s Kevin Campion was in medal contention until he was DQ’s on the penultimate lap while neutral competitor Sergey Shirobokov faded to 12th in 1:22:21. Lopez led Spain to the team title ahead of Germany and historic bronze for Ireland. In the women’s 20km, Olympic fourth placer Antonella Palmisano took her biggest win to date, winning in 1:27:57 by nearly two minutes from Portugal’s Ana Cabecinha (1:29:44) and Spain’s Laura Garcia-Caro (1:29:57). Spain took the team honours from Italy and Lithuania. There was a Ukrainian one-two in the 50km from Ivan Banzeruk (3:48:15) and Ihor Hlavan (3:48:38) with Italy’s Michele Antonelli third (3:49:07). Top three teams: Ukraine, Italy, Spain. Germany’s Leo Kopp won the U20 10km in 41:08 while Yana Smerdova won the U20 women's 10km in 46:39. Belarus and Spain shared the U20 team titles.
Asian record in javelin
KAWASAKI (JPN, May 21): Good javelin performances highlighted the Golden Grand Prix in Kawasaki (IAAF World Challenge). Liu Shiying set an Asian record of 66.47m to win the women’s competition (2nd Australian Kathryn Mitchell 63.23) while Olympic winner Thomas Rohler went out to 86.55m in his first international competition since moving to second on the world lists with 93.90m. There was also good throwing in the women’s hammer (opening meet of IAAF Hammer Challenge) with in-form American Gwen Berry winning with 74.13m ahead of Olympic bronze medallist Sophie Hitchon (73.97m) and Joanna Fiodorow (71.46m) while teammate Jeneva Stevens won the shot put with 18.48m. Jairus Birech won the steeplechase on his season’s debut in 8:19.54 World lead 2017 while there were other Kenyan wins for Timothy Kitum in the 800m (1:47.03), Paul Tanui in the 3000m (7:52.67) and Nelly Jepkosgei the women's 1500m (4:06.86). Also on the in-field, Olympic long jump champion Tianna Bartoletta won with 6.79 (+0.8, was also 3rd in 100 m 11.47, second Shara Proctor 665 +1.0), Chinese jumpers Wang Jianen (8.14 +0.5) and Wu Ruiting (17.18 +1.7 PB) won the long jump and triple jump respectively, Canada’s Mike Mason cleared 2.30m in the high jump (second Takashi Eto 230 PB) and Hiroki Ogita cleared 5.60m in the pole vault (second Masaki Ejima equaled Japanese U20 record 550). On the track, Ivet Lalova-Collio scored a 11.40/22.98 (-1.0, +0.6) sprint double, Justin Gatlin won the 100m in 10.28 (-1.2) from Asuka Cambridge (10.31), Canada’s Aaron Brown won the 200m in 20.62 (-2.0) and US Quincy Downing won the 400m hurdles in 48.96. There were also sprint hurdles wins for China’s Xie Wenjun (13.51, -1.8) and Queen Harrison (12.65, 0.0).
Pozzi 13.32 and 13.35
LOUGHBOROUGH (GBR, May 21): European indoor 60m hurdles champion Andrew Pozzi won the 110m hurdles at the Loughborough International Athletics match in 13.32 ahead of David Omoregie 13.47. Pozzi returned later on in the day to clock 13.35 in a separate race ahead of David King (13.51). Jack Green also secured the World Championships qualifying standard in the 400m hurdles again with 49.27. Ojie Edoburun clocked a fast 10.07 to win the 100m ahead of Danny Talbot (10.13) but the wind was just over the legal limit at 2.1 m/s. Edoburun was also part of a fast GB 4x100m quartet which clocked 38.42. World U20 finalist Imani Lansiquot clocked 11.39 (+0.8) to win the women’s 100m while European indoor 60m champion Richard Kilty won the 200m in 20.76 and Cameron Chalmers 45.93 in the 400m. Middle distance highlights included Hannah England winning the 1500m in 4:18.70 and Jess Judd winning the 3000m in 8:59.60. Morgan Lake cleared 187 in high jump.
No World marathon for Kipchoge and Kipsang
NAIROBI (KEN): Daily Nation informs that Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge and former WR holder Wilson Kipsang have withdrawn from the men’s team for the World Championships in London. Their withdrawal has now handed Kenyan marathon couple Paul Lonyangata and Purity Rionoripo, who took Paris Marathon by storm in April, another opportunity for a shot at the world marathon titles. Lonyangata will team up with London Marathon Daniel Wanjiru and Boston Marathon champion Geoffrey Kirui in the men’s marathon team. Gedion Kipketer, who finished second at the 2016 Chicago Marathon and 2017 Tokyo Marathon respectively is the men’s reserve. Lonyangata’s wife Rionoripo and World marathon silver medallist Helah Kiprop, who had not been named in the initial team, now join two times World marathon champion Edna Kiplagat in the women’s marathon team. Rionoripo and Kiprop replaces Women’s world marathon record holder and London Marathon champion Mary Keitany and Chicago Marathon champion Florence Kiplagat, who had withdrawn from the team. Rionoripo had been named in the reserve team alongside Agnes Barsosio, who has also been knocked out by an injury. Commonwealth Games champion Philomena Cheyech and Valentine Kipketer, who finished second in 2016 Chicago Marathon are women’s reserves. Informs Daily Nation.
COPENHAGEN (DEN, May 21): Kenya’s Julius Ndirtu Karinga broke the 30-year-old course record in the Copenhagen Marathon with 2:12:11, leading a clean sweep ahead of Alex Bartilol (2:12:37) and Eliud Sugut (2:16:15). Ethiopia’s Hana Teklu Gemedkun won the women’s race in 2:47:24.
LEIDEN (NED, May 21): Ethiopian double in the Leiden Marathon for Tsgabu Gebremairam Kahsay (2:18:49) and Jemila Wortesa Shure (2:37:35). Italy's Ahmed El Mazoury won the 10km in 29:27 while home favourite Elizeba Cherono won the women’s race in 32:34 from Sweden’s Sarah Lahti (33:12).
LIMA (PER, May 21): US Jeffrey Eggleston won the Lima Marathon in 2:15:34 ahead of Kenyan Julius Wahome 2:15:48. Ethiopian women win for Ayelu Lemma 2:30:18.
KUALA LUMPUR (MAS, May 21): Kenyan winners of Kuala Lumpur Marathon are Cosmas Muteti 2:18:43 and Elizabeth Chepkanan 2:36:14.
KIGALI (RWA, May 21): Also at Kigali Marathon in Rwanda Kenyan wins for Gilbert Chumba 2:19:49 and Beatrice Rutto 2:46:38. From Carole Fuchs.
CASABLANCA (MAR, May 21): Fast men Half marathon times in Casablanca. Hassan Abbassi 60:52 ahead of Abderrahmane Kachir 61:49 and Abdenasser Fathi 61:59. Kaltoum Bouaasayriya as top woman got 1:15:03.
LUGANO (SUI, May 21): Cosmas Jairus Birech of Kenya won the Stralugano Half Marathon in 61:00 beating strong group of other Kenyans. Second Stephen Mwenwa 61:12 and third Paul Mwangi 61:29.
Muliye Dekebo Haylemariam from Ethiopia as best woman clocked 69:59 ahead of Italian Sara Dossena 70:39 and Helen Bekele 72:27.
ELDORET (KEN, May 21): Carole Fuchs informs that Lucy Cheruiyot won the Eldoret Half Marathon in 69:49.
CAPE TOWN (RSA, May 21): Kenyan Morris Gachaga won the Cape Town 12 Onerun race in fastest 12 km time in separate race 33:27. Second Namakoe Nkhasi of Lesotho 33:43 and third national champion Elroy Gelant 33:54. Tish Jones of Great Britain was the best woman in 39:50.
STIRLING (GBR, May 21): Wins in the Stirling Marathon for Andrew Lemoncello (2:25:01) and Lesley Pirie (2:47:48). Special guests Zola Budd and Liz McColgan clocked 3:12:24 and 3:18:33 respectively.
VIENNA (AUT, May 21): Portugal’s Sara Moreira won the Vienna Frauenlauf 5K in 15:35 ahead of the Netherlands’ Susan Krumins (15:41) and Kenya’s Pauline Esikon (15:54). More than 35,000 women took part in a race which was started by marathon legend Kathrine Switzer.
MOSCOW (RUS, May 21): Iskander Yadgarov won Moscow half-marathon with 1:04:10 PB and CR ahead of Oleg Grigoriev 1:06:40 and Vasiliy Permitin 1:06:51. From women side Luiza Dmitriyeva finished also with course record 1:13:48 , informs
SANTANDER (ESP, May 21): Spanish 10 km road titles for Juan Antonio Perez 28:47 and Paula Gonzalez 33:18.
BUENOS AIRES (ARG, May 29): Road mile in Buenos Aires winners were Federico Bruno 4:10 and Belen Casetta 4:53.
SANTOS (BRA, May 21): Kenyan Paul Kipkorir won the 32nd edition of the 10 km road race here 28:27 ahead of steeple Olympic finalist Altobeli da Silva 28:59. Women winner was another Olympian Tatiele Roberta de Carvalho 33:30.
TORINO (ITA, May 21): Sensational long jump improvement at Club Championships by 28 years old Kevin Ojiaku (had before 793 from this indoor season). In fourth attempt first windy 812 (+2.1) and in fifth legal 820 (+1.6). London standard and European lead 2017.
FLIEDEN (GER, May 21): European indoor bronze winner from Belgrade Pamela Dutkiewicz started on a high note into the season. At hurdles meet she clocked first 13.04 (0.0) and in second race improved her PB by 0.01 to 12.84 against -1.9 wind.
GARBSEN (GER, May 21): Triple jump European champion Max Hess started the season at 18th jumping meet with 17.02 (-0.2), Kristin Gierisch topped women 14.29 (+0.2). Alexandra Wester was the best in long jump 679 (+0.2) and Mexican Edgar Rivera won men high jump 224.
CELJE (SLO, May 21): Slovenian record holder Martina Ratej showed good javelin shape at Club Championships with 64.52 win. Tina Sutej cleared 445 in pole vault and Luka Janezic won after 100 m also the 200 m in 20.92 (-0.1).
ELLWENGEN (GER, May 20): Botswana´s Nkobolo Onkabetse won the 400 m here in 46.29. Ukrainian Vladyslav Mazur leaped to good 797 (0.0) in long jump and Belarus sprinter Krystina Tsimanouskaya won the 100 m in 11.48 (+0.7, but 11.28 +1.4 in heats) and 200 m in 23.20 (+2.3).
MAIA (POR, May 20): Marcos Chuva leaped to 800 cm (+1.4) in long jump during Relay national championships.
CAMPINAS (BRA, May 20): At local meet Laila Ferrer got 61.07 in women javelin, Paulo Oliviera 803 (+0.2) in long jump, also in competition was former World indoor champion Mauro Vinicius with 761. Lucas Carvalho won the 400 m in 45.97.
SANTIAGO (CHI, May 20): Olympic finalist Natalia Duco opened the season with a win at National Championships with 17.00 m.
LODZ (POL, May 21): Second day of University Championships had Sylwester Bednarek clearing 224 in high jump (he tried once at 227 and twice at 230). Jakub Szyszkowski won shot put 20.27, Malwina Kopron improved in hammer to 73.97 what is fourth best in Polish all-time lists behind Wlodarczyk, Skolimowska and Fiodorow. Rafal Omelko won the 200 m in windy 20.61 (+2.7).
DEBRECEN (HUN, May 21): At Kelet Kupa Olympic shot put medalist Anita Marton won discus with 58.57 and Tibor Koroknai improved his 400 m hurdles PB to 50.14. On Saturday windy hurdles by Greta Kerekes 12.97 (+2.5) and Luca Kozak 12.99.
TEL AVIV (ISR, May 20): Poland´s Patryk Dobek won here 400 m hurdles in 50.73.  Margaryta Dorozhon achieved 59.64 in women javelin.
HALLE (GER, May 21): On the second day in Halle, Claudine Vita won the U23 discus with 62.70m and Sidrig Borge won the U23 javelin with 60.35m ahead of world U18 heptathlon champion Geraldine Ruckstuhl (54.31, equaled Swiss U20 record). Sweden’s Fanny Roos won the shot put with 17.51m from world U20 champion Alina Kenzel (17.38m) and Brit Taylor Campbell won the U23 hammer with 71.96m.
VINNYTSYA (UKR, May 20): European indoor fourth placer Hanna Plotitsyna clocked 12.8 (hand time) over 100 m hurdles to win first Ukrainian Golden Hurdles meeting organized by Rio Olympian Olena Yanovska.
DIJON: European record holder Jimmy Vicaut clocked European lead 2017 with his 9.97 (+0.5) in the 100 m. It is his 19th legal sub 10 time (Tilastopaja). Vicaut then helped the 4x100 m team of Ste.Marguerite Marseille to win in 38.98 (second leg). In the B race of 100 m Marvin Rene 10.31 (+1.1). Meba-Mickael Zeze won the 200 m in 20.61 (+1.8), in other race windy 20.53 (+2.4) by Jeffrey John. World indoor long jump champion 2014 Eloyse Lesueur found her new event, she improved in triple jump to 14.10 (+1.2).
AIX-LES-BAINS: Renaud Lavillenie cleared 580 in the pole vault ahead of Kevin Menaldo 560. Congo´s Olympic finalist Franck Elemba got 19.66 in shot put, Quentin Bigot 75.38 in hammer and Christophe Lemaitre 21.22 (+0.8) in the 200 m. Fast hurdles by Garfield Darien 13.38 (0.0) beating Aurel Manga 13.60. Heptathlete Antoinette Nana Djimou won women hurdles 13.31 (+1.8). Marion Lotout cleared 440 in the pole vault.
PONTOISE: Floria Guei won the 400 m in 52.05 and Ninon Guillon-Romarin equaled her PB in women pole vault 440.
VALENCE: Olympic decathlon medalist Kevin Mayer won the pole vault with 530.
NICE: Discus olympic medalist Melina Robert-Michon got 61.02 win, Frederic Dagee was the best in men shot put 19.95.

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