News from around the World- EME News (Apr 9, 2018)
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News from around the World- EME News (Apr 9, 2018)

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EME NEWS (APR 9, 2018)
Simbine wins in 10.03
GOLD COAST (AUS, Apr 9): Akani Simbine led a South African one-two in the 100m final on the second day of athletics at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, winning in 10.03 ahead of teammate Henricho Bruintjies in 10.17. Pre-race favourite Yohan Blake only just managed to hold on for the bronze medal in 10.19 with Nigeria’s Seye Ogunlewe credited with the same time in fourth. The women’s 100m final went to form with Trinidad & Tobago's Michelle-Lee Ahye winning in 11.14 ahead of Jamaicans Christania Williams (11.21) and Gayon Evans (11.22). In the shot put, Tom Walsh was more than one metre down on his championship record of 22.45m from qualifying but still claimed the title with 21.41m in a strong event which saw the top six throwers all throw in excess of the 20.50m line. Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi threw a 21.14m PB for silver with Canada’s Tim Nedow taking bronze with a final round throw of 20.91m, supplanting reigning champion O’Dayne Richards (20.80m) from the medals. In the 10,000m final, Uganda’s Stella Chesang won the title in 31:45.30 ahead of Kenya’s Stacy Ndiwa (31:46.36) and Uganda’s Mercyline Chelangat (31:48.41) with the top seven finishers all breaking 32-minutes. Reigning champion Damian Warner from Canada, who opened with a fast 10.29 in the 100m, leads the decathlon after five events (4509 points) from teammate Pierce LePage (4380 points) and Grenada’s Lindon Victor (4290 points). Elsewhere, Caster Semenya eased through to the 1500m final in 4:05.86, Botswana’s Isaac Makwala was fastest in the 400m semifinals with 45.00 and world indoor 60m hurdles champion Andrew Pozzi qualified fastest for the 110m hurdles final with 13.29.
Strong women 400 m hurdles field
EUGENE (USA): The 44th Pre Classic, a member of the IAAF Diamond League announced its women 400 m hurdles field May 26. All three of the Olympic medalists from Rio are just the beginning of a deep race with Dalilah Muhammad,  Sara Petersen and Ashley Spencer. Another top US runner is Shamier Little along with Czech double World champion Zuzana Hejnova. Jamaica will be represented by Ristananna Tracey and Janieve Russell.
Qatari top names against World stars
DOHA (QAT): Team Qatar will be out in full force at this year’s Doha Diamond League on May 4. 2017 World bronze medallist Abdalleleh Haroun, 2017 Doha Diamond League winner Abderrahaman Samba and Olympian and World Championship finalist Ahmed Bader Magour will feature amongst the 14-strong squad challenging athletics’ superstars.  Haroun will line up in an incredibly strong field that features last year’s world silver medallist Steven Gardiner of the Bahamas and 2017 Diamond League champion Isaac Makwala of Botswana. Another rising Qatari star, Mohamed Nasir Abbas, will also be looking to get his outdoor season off to a strong start ahead of this year’s Asian Games in Indonesia. Samba and Kerron Clement will face Kyron McMaster and Alexis Copello among others. Ahmed Bader in javelin is going to compete against both German and Czech top names (Vetter and Rohler with Vadlejch and Frydrych). Two Team Qatar athletes, Jamal Hairane and Abubaker Haydar Abdalla, will feature in an exciting Men’s 800m, which includes 2017 world silver and bronze medallists Adam Kszczot of Poland and Kipyegon Bett of Kenya respectively, 2017 Diamond League champion Nijel Amos of Botswana, and World 1500m champion Elijah Manangoi of Kenya. Informs the organisers.
GOLD COAST (AUS): Adam Gemili pulled out of the 100m final at the Commonwealth Games due to an adductor tear, informs Athletics Weekly. “I’m hugely gutted to announce that I have had to withdraw from the 100m final due to an injury sustained yesterday. I am so proud to represent Team England and it’s devastating not to have a chance to compete tonight but the doctors have advised me not to take part,” he said.
GOLD COAST (AUS): Former champion Dai Greene has pulled out of the 400m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games due to a hamstring injury, informs Athletics Weekly. “I am really disappointed to miss out on what would have been my fourth Commonwealth Games. It’s been an emotional 18 months and this is hard to take at such a late stage. Representing Wales is special for me. That’s why I fought so hard through a difficult period of injury to make it to the Games,” he said.
GOLD COAST (AUS): Tom Walsh was disappointed with his winning distance in the shot put and has said he has “unfinished business” in the event, informs "I was just a little bit pushy today, trying a little bit too hard. When I try hard it never works. I had two throws there that were a lot freer, but I couldn't stay in the circle and things like that,” he said. "I feel like I've got unfinished business to attend to. I’m in good enough shape to throw over that 23m line, proved by what I've been throwing over the last month.”
GOLD COAST (AUS): World and Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto has said he is injury-free after racing through the 2017 season with an ankle problem, informs the Daily Nation. “I am happy that the injury I picked during the trials for the World Championships has healed,” said Kipruto. “The good thing that I have matured and know how to handle pressure besides, I am a patient and resilient athlete." Kipruto is also aiming to race in the African Championships from 1-5 Augustahead of the IAAF Continental Cup on 8-9 September.
GOLD COAST (AUS): IAAF president Seb Coe has raised the idea of reintroducing mile at the Commonwealth Games in 2022, insidethegames reports. "We have had the thought of introducing the mile back into the Commonwealth [Games] and I have an ambition to create and celebrate our own heritage, because often we have events that are the bedrock of our history," said Coe during a press conference at the Commonwealth Games.
BERLIN (GER): German authorities have said six people were detained in connection with what police and prosecutors allege was a plan to carry out an extremist attack on the Berlin Half Marathon on Sunday, informs AP. "There were isolated indications that those arrested, aged between 18 and 21 years, were participating in the preparation of a crime in connection with this event," said the prosecutors and police in a joint statement.
VIENNA (AUS): Ethiopian 2:04:50 marathoner Dino Sefer has been added to the field to take on world record-holder Dennis Kimetto at the Vienna City Marathon on April 24. Also now included is Kenya’s Ishmael Bushendich, who was second last year in 2:08:42. Seven runners with PBs under 2:10 will line up, including Abrha Milaw, Samwel Maswai, Dominc Ruto and Birhanu Addisie. Simon Tesfai, who has clocked 61:00 for the half, makes his debut at the distance.
PRETORIA (RSA): South Africa’s Constitutional Court has dismissed the appeal of Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius against his 13-year sentence for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. The former sprinter was originally found guilty of culpable homicide and given six years in prison but the conviction was upgraded to murder and 13 years in 2015.
MADRID (ESP): The Spanish athletics federation has approved a budget of 12.9 millions euros for 2018 as it announced a 36% increase in sponsorship income.
MONACO (MON): The IAAF ranked sixth out of 35 IOC-recognised international sports federations for social media performance. The research by Redtorch put the world athletics governing body top on Twitter, according to a number of factors, but the overall ranking, led by World Rugby also included other platforms.
MOSCOW (RUS): Reigning high jump world indoor champion Daniil Lysenko will start his Diamond League season at Prefontaine Classic in Eugene. Confirms his agent Pavel Voronkov. Another confirmed competition is Ostrava Golden Spike on June 13. In both cases he will meet with reigning outdoor World champion Mutaz Essa Barshim.
DUBLIN (IRL): Three of Ireland’s leading race walkers have been selected to compete in the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships that take place in Taicang. Brendan Boyce for men´s 50 km and Alex Wright with Cian McManamon the 20 km.
MOSCOW (RUS): Shot put Youth Olympic champion 2014 and European junior bronze medalist 2015 Alyona Bugakova and five more Russian athletes sent requests to the IAAF for permission to compete internationally as neutral athletes. 150 applications, 44 from which are simplified, were sent to the IAAF since December 2017, informs RusAF press office.
SAN ANGELO (USA, Apr 7): At David Noble Relays NaRon Rollins clocked windy 10.09 (+2.2) in the 100 m, Spain´s Francisco Javier Lopez 13.71 (+3.5 with 13.67 +3.2 in heats) at 110 m hurdles. Jamaican Sean Bailey won the 400 m in 46.32.
PYONGYAN (PRK, Apr 8): Home runners won the International marathon here. Ri Kang Bom 2:12:53 and Kim Hye Gyong 2:27:24.
GUNSAN (KOR, Apr 8): Winners at Gunsan International Marathon were Kenyans. Robert Kwambai (2:10:04) and Miriam Wangari (2:34:43).
CHARLESTON (USA, Apr 7): Shadrack Kipchirchir successfully defended his title in the men's race at 41st Copper Bridge Run at 10 km in 28:25. He beat Benard Ngeno by just one second in 28:26 and third Aweke Ayalew from Bahrain 28:38. Women top three were Ethiopians Gotytom Gebreslase 32:19 and Hiwot Ayalew 32:21. Third Kenyan Monicah Ngige 32:26 and best European Karolina Nadolska 33:20.
SACRAMENTO (USA, Apr 8): Sid Vaughn with 47:46 and Kenyan Jane Kibii with 55:22 were the winners of the 6th Credit Union SacTown 10 Miler. Informs RRW.
ROANNE (FRA, Apr 8): Tim Mutie won the Tout Roanne Court at 10 km in 29:13, women winner Lucy Macharia 31:48.
MONTREUIL (FRA, Apr 8): Yohann Diniz returned to competition on Sunday with a 1:27:30 clocking in the 20km race walk at the Challenge Facoetti in Montreuil, informs L’Equipe. Diniz has only been training for less than two months after sustaining a stress fracture in December.
ELCHE (ESP, Apr 8): Ethiopian Gizaw Bekele won the 46th Elche Half Marathon in 64:33.
KUALA LUMPUR (MAS, Apr 8): The correct times for the winners were much slower, informs Heinrich Hubbeling. 2:16:47 and 2:48:48 for Cosmas Muteti and Elizabeth Rumokol.
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