News from around the World- EME News (Mar 29, 2018)
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News from around the World- EME News (Mar 29, 2018)

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EME NEWS (MAR 29, 2018)
 
Schippers vs Miller-Uibo, Makwala vs Gardiner
SHANGHAI (CHN): World 100m hurdles record-holder Kendra Harrison and world 200m champion Dafne Schippers will compete at the Shanghai IAAF Diamond League on May 12. Harrison will take on Olympic champion Brianna McNeal (formerly Rollins). Schippers meanwhile will face Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo. New sprint sensation Su Bingtian competes on home soil in the 100m against world champions Justin Gatlin and Ramil Guliyev. Diamond League champion Isaac Makwala goes in the 400m against world silver medallist Steven Gardiner. Omar McLeod and Orlando Ortega will feature in the 110m hurdles. World 800m record-holder David Rudisha will appear in Shanghai for the third time in his event, while Timothy Cheruiyot begins the defence of his Diamond League 1500m title. Olympic 400 m hurdles winner Dalilah Muhammad is due to compete over the barriers and multiple global champion Mariya Lasitskene lines up in the high jump. Olympic triple champion Caterine Ibarguen and world long jump winner Luvo Manyonga are also part of the field (with Shi Yuhao). Another World champion Sam Kendricks takes on the host nation’s World Championship fourth placer, Xue Changrui, in the men’s pole vault. Chinese stars will also feature heavily in the women’s throws, not least world and Diamond League champion, Gong Lijiao and also Liu Huihui who will also have high hopes in the javelin. The line-up so far includes 14 Olympic and world champions.
 
 
GOLD COAST NEWS
 
GOLD COAST (AUS): Dai Greene, the 2011 400m hurdles World champion, says retirement was never an option as he battled to come back from complications which followed a hernia operation in 2013. The Welshman, who will in the Commonwealth Games contest his first international championships since 2014, told BBC Sport: "I don't want to fizzle out. I have just as much appetite to train and work hard and be better as I did 10 years ago. It never occurred to me to pack it in."
 
GOLD COAST (AUS): Olympic 100m and 200m champion Elaine Thompson will compete in only the longer event at the Commonwealth Games. After clocking 11.71 for victory over 100m in Brisbane on Wednesday, the Jamaican told herald.com.au: “I will just run the [200m] this time. It is there to get me prepared for my outdoor (season), which is the Diamond League."
 
GOLD COAST (AUS): Blessing Okagbare is not listed in any individual events for the Commonwealth Games but coach Olawale Olatunji has said this could change before the event, informs Punch.ng. “The information on the website is not final. The rules for the Commonwealth Games are flexible and the final list of registered athletes for an event would only be confirmed 24 hours before the event starts. Except the rules changes in Gold Coast, which I doubt. Blessing can still compete in the two events. Only when the start lists are released and her name is missing than we can confirm she is not competing in the events,” he said. Okagbare blasted to an African 200m record of 22.04 at the weekend.
 
GOLD COAST (AUS): Canada is planning to ask to be given the right to host the 2030 Commonwealth Games to celebrate the centenary of the event without having to go through a formal bid process, it has been revealed. Brian MacPherson, chief executive of Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC), is hoping that the request will be looked upon favourably by other countries because it will be such a special occasion. Informs insidethegames.
 
 
 
OTHER NEWS
 
MONACO (MON): The IAAF have made new two key appointments - that of head of communications and director of platforms and distribution. Nicole Jeffery, a former journalist with the Australian newspaper, in May will replace communications chief Chris Turner, who is head of the new IAAF Heritage department. In June, James Lord will start his platforms and distribution role. The former head of media and broadcast for the England and Wales Cricket Board will work in the UK alongside IAAF Productions, the joint venture company with ITN Productions established last year to manage Host Broadcasting and Media Production for the IAAF’s top competitions.
 
NASSAU (BAH): The strongest team at the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA), starting on Saturday and ending Monday, will be that of Jamaica. Brianna Williams, the 14-year-old who set a world age record of 11.13 earlier this year, will be on the team, insidethegames reports. Also in the squad is Amoi Brown, the defending under-20 100m hurdles champion.
 
RATINGEN (GER): The Ratingen multi-events meeting (IAAF CE Challenge) on 16-17 June will also be the trial event for the Thorpe Cup in Fayetteville (match USA-Germany) on 27-28 July as well as for the European Championships in Berlin for German combined eventers, informs Leichtathletik.de. 
 
MOSCOW (RUS): 110m hurdles world champion 2015 Sergey Shubenkov plans to open the summer season at Shanghai Diamond League on May 12, informs coach Sergey Klevtsov in his quote to TASS. Shubenkov also have received invitation from organizers of DL stage in Eugene, but 27-year-old Russian still didn’t get the IAAF permission to compete internationally as neutral athlete.  
 
NAIROBI (KEN): Defending Virgin Money London Marathon champion Daniel Wanjiru has warned his rivals not to underestimate him as he lines up the English capital on April 22. The Kenyan, who was eighth in the World Championships last year told Xinhua: "No one expected me to win in last year's marathon. But I believed and I will believe again. Don't underestimate me.”
 
NAIROBI (KEN): World best-holder Kenya's Joyciline Jepkosgei has vowed to bounce back defeat at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia last Sunday and attack more records before stepping up to the marathon next year. The silver medallist in Spain, who had been hampered by a foot injury in the build-up, told Xinhua: “What I have planned for 2018 is to challenge some course and world records in selected races that my management will pick. For the full marathon, I will have to bide my time and wait for 2019.”
 
NAIROBI (KEN): Kenya’s Agnes Barsosio believes her 2012 course record of 2:25:49 will stay on safe at the Dusseldorf Marathon on April 29. Belarus’s Volha Mazuronak, who was fifth in the 2016 Olympics, has said she is targeting the mark. "It was hard and tough to run that time then and I believe it is still tough today. But records are meant to be broken so, if anyone is going for my record, all I can say is it will take more than talking," she told Xinhua.
 
MOSCOW (RUS): Russian athletes Sofia Palkina (hammer), Alona Lutkovskaya (pole vault) and Polina Miller (sprinting) have all been added to the IAAF testing pool, informs Sport Express
 
NAIROBI (KEN): IAAF World Half Marathon champion Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor has shifted focus to defending his New York Marathon title on November 4. However, before going for his second marathon title, Kamworor the Kenya Police Service Officer, will try on lowering his track personal bests. Informs citizentv.co.ke
 
TAMPA/SANTIAGO (USA/CHI): The Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series announced it added a new event to its international tour that will take place in Santiago, Chile. The inaugural edition of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Santiago Half Marathon is scheduled for November 17, 2018 with registration for the event now open. It will be first South American venue in the series.
 
INDIANAPOLIS (USA): USATF released the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championship Series broadcast and streaming schedule, continuing its landmark deal with NBC Sports Group, featuring live event coverage of premier U.S. meets. NBC will air the Nike Prefontaine Classic, USATF Outdoor Championships, Adidas Boost Boston Games and New Balance 5th Avenue Mile. Penn Relays, USA vs the World at Penn Relays, Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee, AJC Peachtree Road Race (featuring the USATF 10K Championships, and portions of the Adidas Boost Boston Games and the USATF Outdoor Championships will air on NBCSN. In addition to television coverage, all events will be available live and on demand with a subscription to NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass.” Informs USATF.
 
PADERBORN (GER): Some 10 000 runners are entered for the 72nd edition of Paderborn Easter Run on Saturday. The participation record is 11 702 from 2016 with a chance it will be broken this year. Top entrant for 10 km is the Kenyan Emmanuel Kiprono along with Dutch Jesper van der Wielen. In women category top names also from Kenya, Lilian Jelagat and Maryanne Wanjiru. Also in half marathon main names are from Kenya with Patrick Kimeli, Charles Maina and Bethwel Chemweno.
 
BERLIN (GER): "The last shout," is the main theme of the poster for 77th ISTAF Meeting in Berlin on September 2. It means the last competition for discus hero Robert Harting.
 
BERLIN (GER): Javelin World champion Johannes Vetter and sprinter Gina Luckenkemper were VIP guests at the football match Germany vs Brazil this week. They saw sold out Berlin Olympic Stadium where they plan to fight for medals in August during European Championships.
 
LJUBLJANA (SLO): Slovenian runner Domen Hafner who is national Half Marathon champion tested positive at a doping control, informs Slovenian Anti-Doping Agency SLOADO. The 24 year old admitted the violation and did not ask for B sample analysis. In his sample darbepoetin was found and he recieved a four years ban. His positive test came from Dubai Marathon on January 29. Hafner finished 17th in Dubai with 2:22:16 personal best at that time.
 
AUSTIN (USA): NCAA sprint champion Hannah Cunliffe will have her pro debut at Texas Relays on Saturday. It will be in the 4x100 m for a USA Red all-star team that has another former Oregon standout, Jasmine Todd, among its entries, along with Kimberlyn Duncan, Jasmine Booker, Aaliyah Brown and Tawanna Meadows. Cunliffe hasn’t raced since June 23 in the 100-meter dash semifinals at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento. Following Saturday’s relay, she is next scheduled to compete April 21 in the 100 at the Grenada Invitational. Also she will travel Saturday night to San Antonio to watch younger brother Sam and the Kansas men’s basketball team play Villanova in the Final Four at the Alamodome. Writes dyestat.com.
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