News from around the World- EME News (Apr 2, 2018)
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News from around the World- EME News (Apr 2, 2018)

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EME NEWS (APR 2, 2018)
Barshim vs Lysenko at Pre
EUGENE (USA): Reigning World Champion Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar will bring his high-flying act back to Hayward Field to challenge a world-class field of high jumpers at the 2018 Prefontaine Classic. Mainly the World Indoor champion Danil Lysenko will be his top opponent. Also jumping US Erik Kynard and Jeron Robinson, from Great Britain Robbie Grabarz and from Germany World indoor bronze medalist Mateusz Przybylko. The remaining two spots will be filled by the athletes jumping the best outdoors in the coming weeks. The 44th Pre Classic, a member of the IAAF Diamond League will be held May 25-26 at historic Hayward Field.
Crouser to open at Kansas Relays
ATLANTA (USA): Olympic shot put winner Ryan Crouser is getting ready for summer season with plans to compete in special downtown shot put at Kansas Relays and also at Drake Relays in Des Moines this month. Due to a finger injury he missed the indoor season. It happened early January and it was right hand finger. He was able to train but did not want to risk that the injury will come worse and was not competing in the indoor season. Last year he won in Lawrence at Kansas Relays with 22.11. At Drake Relays on April 28 it will be his debut. He is also announced for Prefontaine Classic in Eugene and in Europe for Ostrava Golden Spike on June 13
GOLD COAST (AUS): World 1500m champion Elijah Manangoi has been named as the Kenyan captain of the athletics team at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast and he believes a Kenyan clean sweep is a possibility, informs the Daily Nation. “It’s possible and we are going for it 100 per cent. Personally, I have to lead by example and that is the title I want after a hamstring injury ruined my chances in Glasgow,” he said. Manangoi is joined on the Kenyan team by training partner and world silver medallist Timothy Cheruiyot and teenager Kumari Taki.
GOLD COAST (AUS): Former world javelin champion Julius Yego has said he hopes to use the defence of his Commonwealth Games title to bounce back following a disappointing 2017 hampered by injuries. He told Xinhua: “I'm set on defending my title in the Commonwealth Games. There are no major competitions this season and it gives me a chance to improve gradually and not put too much strain on my body. I have been working more on techniques during my training and I'm confident of a good performance. When I lost out in last year's competitions, it was bad for me. But it motivated me to work smarter this year. I also learnt on what to improve on as I target a rebound in the 2018 season.”
GOLD COAST (AUS): Valerie Adams is “happy” with the progress she has made since giving birth six months ago but is tempering her expectations ahead of the Commonwealth Games, informs "I'm happy about the progress we've made. We've only trained full on for the last two and a half months, which is not a lot for a high performance athlete. Normally you're taking eight to 12 months, even longer than that,” she said. "I know what my limits are. I'm also a realist – but I know every time I go out there I'm very competitive. I don't take this ride lightly."
GOLD COAST (AUS): One-lap hurdler Eilidh Doyle will be Scotland’s flag-bearer at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. The Twice Commonwealth silver medallist was named by Team Scotland after she won a vote among her Gold Coast team-mates. She said: “This is just such a huge honour. I was really chuffed to have been nominated but to actually be voted to carry the flag is something else. It is also very special that I will be the first female to carry the flag. I am very proud to represent women in sport and I am a very patriotic Scot; so to step out and wave the Saltire will be an amazing feeling!”
GOLD COAST (AUS): European 1500m bronze medallist Ciara Mageean has been named team captain of the Northern Ireland athletics team at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, informs Fast Running. Mageean will contest both the 800m and 1500m.
GOLD COAST (AUS): World long jump champion Luvo Manyonga has said he wants to beat Mike Powell’s world record of 8.95m this year. “It would be fantastic, it would be a great story to tell. I was born in the year the world record was set (1991), and then I am the first man to jump nine metres,” Manyonga told He will be competing at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast this month.
GOLD COAST (AUS): Kenya boasts a defending champion Purity Kirui and the second fastest in the history Cellphine Chespol in women steeple at the Commonwealth Games, but the team is cautiously optimistic. Third in the team is another newcomer at the Games Fancy Cherono. They think about a podium sweep as it was in 2014. “That kind of shock (not winning in London last year) is what we don’t want in Gold Coast. We shall run as a team. We will put up a very explosive title defence,” said Kirui. Writes Daily Nation.
GOLD COAST (AUS): Australian 400 m runner Steve Solomon joined the Australian athletics squad on Monday having missed the selection trials and squad training camp in the lead-up to the April 4-15 showpiece event. Instead Solomon remained in the United States and demanded selection with times that has him in the frame for a medal among a hot field at Carrara Stadium. Running for Duke University, Solomon smashed the Australian indoor 400m record of 45.93 seconds in February, clocking 45.44 to prove his discretionary addition to the squad was deserved.
PARIS (FRA): The French Athletics Federation has said it is taking very seriously accusations of sexual violence made in Le Monde newspaper against two French coaches, reports L’Equipe. The newspaper has said complaints have been made by two of their former athletes - one of the charges is concerning rape. A disciplinary panel will meet this month.
MOSCOW (RUS): Tatyana Chernova has signed a form of recognition which stipulates her violation of anti-doping rules, informs Russia media. Having already been stripped of her world title in 2011, Chernova has had all of her results from 17 August 2008 to 15 August 2009 officially annulled after failing a retest for turinabol. She has been handed another four month ban from 26 March.
NASSAU (BAH): IAAF President Sebastian Coe has lauded the recent CARIFTA Games in Nassau, informs Nation News. “Pound for pound, the CARIFTA Games are certainly punching well above its weight. These are relatively small populations and the extraordinary results we’ve witnessed in the last few years have really set our sport alight,” he said. “When you look at the quality of contributions from the CARIFTA Games and you look at the seismic impact of those development teams that have gone on to become some of the greatest household names in our sport, you are confronted by one inescapable emotional fact: your history is our history.”
KINGSTON (JAM): The IAAF are in discussions with the Jamaican government concerning hosting either the its World Relays or World U20 Championships in future years, Jamaica Gleaner reports. "In line with our new strategy of bidding, we are having conversations with the Jamaican Government about hosting either the World U20 Championships or the World Relays," said an IAAF spokesman. "We would love to see one of our top WAS (World Athletics Series) events being hosted in Jamaica.” Nassau, Bahamas, has hosted the IAAF World Relays since its inception in 2014, while Jamaica last staged the U20 event in Kingston in 2002.
NAGANO (JPN): The elite field for the Nagano Marathon on 15 April includes three runners with sub-2:10 PBs: Uganda’s Jackson Kiprop (2:09:32 PB), Ethiopia’s Abdela Godana (2:09:45 PB) and Kenya’s Julius Keter (2:09:55 PB) while Japanese-based Ethiopians Abiyot Abinet and Yeneblo Biyazen, who have 10,000m PBs of 27:37.62 and 27:32.51 respectively, will be making their marathon debuts. The fastest entrants in the women’s race are Kenyans Beatrice Jepkemboi (2:27:41 PB), Pauline Wangui (2:30:49 PB) and Ethiopia’s Tigist Girma (2:29:05 PB). From Japan Running News.
EUGENE (USA): The 2019 USATF national outdoor championships will be staged at Drake University in Des Moines. It will also be the venue for this summer’s event.
BUCURESTI (ROU): Recent weightlifting European champion from Sweden Patricia Strenius has an athletics background as she competed in sprints as a teenager. Her brother Patrik was national 100 m record holder with 10.21.
TAMPERE (FIN): To mark 100 days to go until the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 the President of The Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, has been named as an ambassador of the championships. Ticket sales have opened and various types of visual elements for the championships have started to appear around Tampere. Volunteer recruitment is also due to start imminently. The European Champion Clubs Cup Group B meeting on 26 May will double as the test competition for the World U20 Championships.
AUSTIN (USA): Texas Relays drew 45,612 spectators over the 4 days, with Friday and Saturday capping things at 19,058 and 20,704. Informs
DONGIO (SUI, Apr 2): Kenya took a clean sweep in the men’s 10km at the 34th Giro Media Blenio with James Kibet winning in 28:27.3 ahead of Geoffrey Korir (28:33.1) and Cornelius Kangogo (28:33.8). Former world U20 cross country champion Yasin Haji from Ethiopia was the first non-Kenyan finisher in fifth in 28:39.1 and Italy’s Ahmed El Mazoury was the top European finisher in tenth in 29:29.2. Ukrainian veteran Sergiy Lebid was 14th in 30:31.4. Kenya’s Pauline Esikon won the women’s race in 35:43.1. In the less-competitive 5 km race, Delia Sclabas (born 2000) won in 18:05.
NASSAU (BAH, Apr 1): Second day of Carifta Games had Jamaica winning all 4x100 m finals. In the U20 category with 39.56 and 44.73 and in the U18 category with 41.04 and 44.95. Also to note Jamaican 400 m hurdles winners Rovane Williams 50.69 and Shiann Salmon 56.22. In the 200 m heats Christopher Taylor posted 20.65 (+1.4) and in the U18 girls section the young talent Briana Williams (16) achieved 23.54 (+1.5) PB.
THESSALONIKI (GRE, Apr 1): Kenyan Daniel Rotich won the 13th ' Alexander the Great' Marathon in 2:16:04. In women category also Kenyan win for Yunes Moraa 2:45:19 ahead of Croatian Marija Vrajic 2:56:28.
STARA ZAGORA (BUL, Apr 1): At 3rd Stara Zagora Marathon wins for Ahmed Nasef of Italy 2:23:07 and Kenyan Ruth Matebo 2:48:11 over Vira Ovcharuk of Ukraine 2:49:41. Kenyan winners in the half marathon as Hillary Kipchumba clocked 64:46 CR and Kosgei Chepchirchir 75:21.
STADTSKANAAL (NED, Apr 2): Kenyan winners at the 28th Klap tot Klap Loop at 10 km. Ezra Kering 29:28 and Naomi Vaati Ndolo 32:13.
PRATO (ITA, Apr 2): Paul Tiongik 63:34 and Ivyne Lagat 73:59 were the winners of the 30th Maratonina Città di Prato.
AUSTIN/GAINESVILLE (USA, Mar 31): Florida Relays registered faster 4x200 m times than Texas Relays. Pure Athletics men won in 1:20.79 ahead of USA White 1:21.10 and USA Blue 1:21.46. At Texas Relays Houston got 1:21.20 ahead of LSU 1:21.48. In women section again Pure Athletics 1:28.77 (equaled meet and track record, Candace Hill, Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Shakima Wimbley, Tori Bowie) with Purdue 1:32.38 and USA Blue 1:32.90 whereas in Austin USA Red won in 1:34.62.
AUSTIN (USA, Mar 31): USATF website gives more detail to 3:26.16 World lead by team USA Red. The composition was Shamier Little, Quanera Hayes, Ashley Spencer and Courtney Okolo with 50.44. Interesting to note that at Florida Relays teen star Sydney McLaughlin had a 49.45 relay split.
OLOMOUC (CZE, Mar 30): At road walk meet Polish win for Dawid Tomala in 40:22 at 10 km, Anezka Drahotova topped women in good quality 44:53.
RALEIGH (USA): Colin Schultz 1500 m 3:44 time is not North American U16 record, the runner is a senior at Liberty.
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