News from around the World- EME News (Apr 30, 2018)
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News from around the World- EME News (Apr 30, 2018)

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EME NEWS (APR 30, 2018)
 
DOHA NEWS
 
DOHA (QAT): World champion Ramil Guliyev headlines an excellent 200m field for the Doha Diamond League on 4 May. Guliyev will face opposition from world bronze medallist and recently crowned Commonwealth champion Jereem Richards from Trinidad & Tobago, reigning Diamond League winner Noah Lyles from the United States and triple Olympic medallist Andre de Grasse from Canada. Reigning world and Olympic 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod from Jamaica (20.48 PB) makes his Diamond League debut at the distance.
 
DOHA (QAT): World javelin champion Johannes Vetter is confident he can surpass his PB of 94.44m in the javelin, informs European Athletics. “When I threw the 94.44m, I had no wind and I know when Jan Zelezny was throwing his world record, he had really good back wind. I am sure if I had the same wind situation in Luzern as Zelezny had in Jena, then I can also throw 97 metres or more. I am looking to beat my personal best. The training is going really well and I am in a really good mood. We will see what happens, with the perfect mood in the perfect competition. Maybe there is a good situation of the wind, the run-up has to be good and there are so many things which have to come together, to throw really far,” he said. Vetter, who has already gone out to 92.70m this season, will open his summer campaign in the Doha Diamond Leagueon Friday. Vetter will face Olympic champion Thomas Rohler and fellow world medallists Petr Frydrych and Jakub Vadlejch.
 
DOHA (QAT): 2013 world 800m champion Eunice Sum is looking forward to stepping up to 1500m at the opening Diamond League meeting in Doha. She told Xinhua: "So far I am in top form. I have not competed anywhere this year and this will be a good start. I want to see what competition is there in the race and then I will make my judgement on how to go about it.”
 
 
 
OTHER NEWS
 
SAINT-MARD (BEL): Ahead of the Gotzis Hypo-Meeting at the end of May, world and Olympic heptathlon champion Nafissatou Thiam will open her season at the Belgian Inter-Clubs on 12 May, informs Le Soir. Thiam will contest the 100m hurdles and shot put as well as the 4x100m relay. She will face Anne Zagre in the 100m hurdles.
 
BERLIN (GER): Berlino the Bear has been named as the official mascot of the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships from 7-12 August 2018. The announcement dropped during an interview between TV presenter Jessica Kastrop and Robert Harting. Berlino crawled out of a large box before falling into Harting’s arms – a reunion nine years in the making. “It’s great that Berlino is back. We’ve been buddies since I won my World Championships title here in 2009,” said Harting.
 
LAUSANNE (SUI): The European Athletics Council has backed the IAAF’s continuing work on the important issue of athlete transfer of allegiance but called for the minimum waiting period for an athlete to switch nationality to be increased from three to four years.  “The European Athletics Council has agreed that the European representatives on the IAAF Council should insist on a waiting period of at least four years and calls on all members of the IAAF Council to support the proposal,” said Hansen. The Council also welcomed IAAF’s new eligibility regulations that seek to facilitate the participation in the sport of athletes with DSDs (Differences of Sexual Development) on terms that preserve fair and meaningful competition in the female classification.
 
NEW YORK (USA): Not only was Rhonex Kipruto’s winning time of 27:08 in the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K a world U20 record, it was also the fastest ever time recorded on US soil.
 
NEW DELHI (IND): Recently crowned Commonwealth champion Neeraj Chopra’s career goal is to become the first Indian to win an Olympic medal in athletics, informs Reuters. "So the main aim is to win an Olympic medal. I can't even imagine what that would mean to track-and-field in the country. People keep telling me that the person who wins an Olympic medal will probably become the God of athletics. Athletes like Milkha Singh and P.T. Usha came fourth in Olympics but everyone knows them. So if coming fourth in Olympics means so much I don't know what a medal can do,” he said.
 
MOSCOW (RUS): RUSADA deputy general director Margarita Pakhnotskaya has said athletes who were training in Kyrgyzstan with banned coach Viktor Chegin will not be disqualified or suspended from participating in competitions or national training camps, informs Sport Express. However she did warn that “if we regard their explanations as inconclusive, they will be warned” and “if these athletes commit a similar violation a second time, then cases will be initiated against them about a possible violation of the anti-doping rules.”
 
LONDON (GBR): The public ballot entry system for the 2019 London Marathon opens to all applicants tomorrow and closes at 5.00pm local time on 4 May, informs organisers.
 
RABAT (MAR): More than 25,000 women and girls took to the streets of Rabat on Sunday to take part in the 11th Women’s Race to Victory, an event organised by two-time world 400m hurdles champion Nezha Bidouane. Hanan Bejaoui of the Khenifra Club won the event for the fourth straight year, which was this year aiming to raise awareness for the Moroccan bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Ever since the inaugural Women’s Race to Victory in 2005, thousands of women of all ages have taken part in this race in a festive atmosphere in one of the first gatherings of its kind in Morocco and the Arab-Muslim world. From the IAAF.
 
DUSSELDORF (GER): After winning the Dusseldorf Marathon in a European-leading 2:25:25, Volha Mazuronok will now focus on the 10,000m at the European Championships before an autumn marathon, informs Race News Service.
 
BERLIN (GER): Frank Kowalski, managing director Berlin 2018, says the championships organisation has aimed to streamline the programme and make it a better experience for spectators. In an interview with leichtathletik.de, he points out that five video screens will be used in the stadium, laser technology will be used in the long and triple jump and evening sessions will run from 6.30-10pm.
 
DUBLIN (IRL): Georgina Drumm was re-elected president of Athletics Ireland in Carrick on Shannon on Saturday.
 
OTTAWA (CAN): Athletics Canada has aired concerns over the IAAF’s new regulations on hyperandrogenism released last week. A statement from the federation read: “Athletics Canada has serious concerns with last week’s announcement from the IAAF regarding hyperandrogenism testing. In Canada, we encourage the full access for all Canadians to participate and compete in athletics, at every level of our sport free of discrimination. Athletics Canada believes in the principles of inclusion, respect and health and safety. We intend to review the IAAF eligibility ruling in detail, and we will be discussing it with our Provincial members, the Federal Government and other national sports organizations. We believe this IAAF eligibility ruling requires rigorous review.”
 
ODERZO (ITA): The May 1 road race in Oderzo will have European marathon record holder Sondre Nordstad Moen asi main name competing in the 10 km.
 
MOSCOW (RUS): TASS informs that AIU reserves its right to review the neutral status of athletes who were in training contact with life banned coach Viktor Chegin.
 
LONDON (GBR): A new checklist is being put together for meetings seeking to remain on the worldwide athletics circuit once the current contract for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League ends following next year’s programme. Following a productive meeting of the Diamond League board and shareholders in London last week, chaired by the IAAF President Sebastian Coe, it was agreed that a working party would be established to set criteria by which meetings should be judged when the new sporting landscape emerges in 2020. That timescale is now altered, with a clear picture only likely to emerge at the end of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League season.
 
ZAGREB (CRO): Croatian athletics federation website informs that the European Athletics Executive Board Meeting will be held in January 20-23 next year in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
 
MINSK (BLR): The opening ceremony after the reconstruction of Minsk Stadium is due on 21 June and this will be a the match between teams of Belarus, the Ukraine, Baltic countries and Balkan countries.
The capacity of the stadium will be approximately 20 000 after the reconstruction.
 
LONDON (GBR): Pat Butcher writes on his globerunner.org blog about: One Race No One Can Win and touches the latest IAAF rule change proposal on hyperandrogenism.
 
 
 
 
RESULTS
 
WESTWOOD (USA, Apr 29): World indoor record holder Michael Norman continues in top shape with 44.74 in the 400 m at USC vs UCLA duel. USC also clocked 38.89 in the 4x100 m. In women sprints Deanna Hill 11.26 (+0.2) and Anglerne Annelus 22.89 PB (+1.0). Kendall Ellis won the 400 m in 51.72.
 
ATHÍNA (ELLINIKÓ) (GRE, Apr 29): Hrisoúla Anagnostopoúlou achieved 58.41 in the discus at the Interclub Champs here. Big improvement for Rafailía Spanoudáki-Hatziríga in the 100m who registered a new PB 11.47 (-0.3) in the 100m heats. Paraskeví Papahrístou opened her outdoor campaign with a 6.14 (-0.7) victory in the long jump, while Elisávet Pesirídou won the 100m hurdles with 13.65 (-1.1) and Evaggelía Sofáni the shot put with 15.78. Odisseas Mouzenidis broke the U20 national record throwing 18.66 in shot put.
 
REIMS (FRA, Apr 29): World record holder Yohan Diniz is back with solid 19:05.92 in the 5000 m track walk. Gue-Arthur Cisse of Ivory Coast clocked 10.48 (+1.6) in the 100 m.
 
HIROSHIMA (JPN, Apr 29): More from 2nd day of Oda Memorial. Korean Kim Gukyong achieved in 100 m B final windy 10.17 (+2.7) and in Seiko Challenge race Yuki Koike 10.20 (+1.4). Chisato Fukushima won women 100 m in 11.42 (+1.3) and Jade Barber from USA posted 12.98 (+3.6) in the 100 m hurdles.
 
PORTO ALEGRE (BRA, Apr 29): Second day of Brazilian U23 Championships was marked by 49.78 in the 400 m hurdles by Mikael de Jesus. Derick De Souza won the 200 m in windy 20.45 (+2.3, legal 20.83 in heats).
 
NEWPORT (GBR, Apr 29): Natahsa Cockram clocked 2:44:58 to win the ABP Newport Wales Marathon, male winner did not run under 2:30.
 
KHARKIV (UKR, Apr 29): Kenyan Serem Benjamin Kiprop won 5th EPIKUR Kharkiv International Marathon in new course record 2:18:13. Tetyana Vilisova (2:51:45) was fastest among women.
 
VOLGOGRAD (RUS, Apr 30): Sardana Trofimova 2:28:55 and Aleksey Reunkov 2:12:20 became the winners of the Russian Marathon Championships. Alina Prokopyeva 2:30:24 and Nataliya Tikhonova 2:30:40 were second and third on women’s side. In men’s competition, Stepan Kiselev finished second in 2:13:17 ahead of Mikhail Maksimov 2:14:30.
 
MINNEAPOLIS (USA, Apr 28): Sammy Rotich in 29:22 and Vicoty Chepngeno in 32:40 course record were the Kenyan winners of 41st Geto in Gear 10 km road race here.
 
GABORONE (BOT, Apr 29): Isaac Makwala posted fast 20.10 (+1.0) in the 200 m at the meet in Botswana beating Sidney Siame to 20.26 national record for Zambia. Amantle Montsho won the women 400 m in 51.19. Leungo Scotch improved in men 400 m to 45.93. Boitumelo Lasilo got 1:46.44 in the 800 m.
 
QUERETARO (MEX, Apr 29): Ivonne Rangel improved Mexican triple jump record to 14.02 (+1.9).
 
CHARLOTTESVILLE (USA, Apr 28): At Virginia Grand Prix Kenny Selmon clocked 48.98 to win the 400 m hurdles ahead of Byron Robinson 49.40.
 
BEN GUERIR (MAR, Apr 29): Good long jumping at the meet in Morocco. Yaahya Berrabah 810 ahead of Mohcine Khoua 809.
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