Thursday, 05 April 2018 11:35

News from around the World- EME News (Apr 4, 2018)

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Taylor vs Claye at Pre
EUGENE (USA): Christian Taylor and Will Claye, who have combined to own seven major gold medals, are the headliners of the Prefontaine Classic’s triple jump at 44th edition of the meet on May 26. In the field full sweep of medalists from last year’s World Championships and the Rio Olympics as well as seven of the world’s top 10 in 2017 as ranked by Track & Field News. In their career head-to-head Taylor now owns the slimmest of leads over Claye, 22-21. In the field legendary Nelson Evora along with Chinese Bin Dong and European champion Max Hess from Germany. Also jumping US Chris Benard with Brazilian Almir dos Santos and Jean-Marc Pontvianne from France.

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 09:02

News from around the World- EME News (Apr 3, 2018)

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Collins plans farewell outdoor season
BASSETERRE (SKN): Ever young sprinter Kim Collins announced this winter ending of his indoor career on social media. Now via his agent Caroline Feith the 2003 World champion confirmed his plans to run outdoors in 2018 and is taking it as his farewell season. "I felt the need to still do one more outdoor season and be able to say farewell to my fans and all the friends that I made over the years all over the world,"said Collins. Training for summer is going well. Collins will be soon 42 on April 5 and clocked good quality 6.60 as season best in the indoor season.

USA Track & Field will be making a decision soon on the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon site. On January 12, 2018, four cities: Atlanta, Georgia, Chatanooga, Tennessee, Austin, Texas and Orlando, Florida have submitted bids. The completed bids were due on March 19, 2018. The USATF Board of Directors will assess the bids and make a decision, in collaboration with the U.S.O.C. This decision should be coming very soon.

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 11:59

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

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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.

EME NEWS (APR 1, 2018)
Lavillenie, Barber and Duplantis (WJR) 592
AUSTIN (USA, Mar 31): The 91st Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays last day was highlighted by top pole vault competitions. Renaud Lavillenie with Shawn Barber and young Mondo Duplantis all cleared World leading 592. Tie for first for Lavillenie and Barber, Duplantis was third on count back. For Duplantis also World U20 record, Barber just 1 cm below his Canadian outdoor record. All three attempted 602. World lead also in women pole vault by Jenn Suhr with 483. Behind her 18 years old Swede Lisa Gunnarsson improved to 460 (national U20 record and ties third best ever in the category), third Alexis Jacobus 455. In men B competition also superb 580 PB´s by Chris Nilsen and Devin King. More World leads in women relays. LSU clocked 42.66 in the 4x100 m and USA Red 3:26.16 in the 4x400 m ahead of USA Blue 3:27.32. The Texas A&M women pulled away with Sammy Watson on the anchor leg. Watson split 2:05.60 as the Aggies produced a meet, facility and school record time of 8:29.25 in claiming their first title in 4x800 m. In men relays Houston posted 38.92 over LSU also 38.92, in the 4x400 m Texas AM 3:02.74. Jeron Robinson cleared World lead 231 in high jump, Jarvis Gotch leaped to windy 820 (+2.4) in the long jump ahead of Charles Brown 816 (+2.6). Serena Brown improved Bahamian discus record to 60.39. Sprints were wind-aided. But still top quality 10.72 (+2.7) by Blessing Okagbare ahead of Mikiah Brisco 10.99, in another race Aleia Hobbs 10.86 (+3.7) over Kortnei Johnson 10.98. In the 200 m Gabrielle Thomas 22.13 (+4.6) and hurdles 12.64 (+3.3) by Jamaican Rushelle Burton. The only lucky was US indoor record holder Elijah Hall who clocked his outdoor PB 20.11 (+1.6) in the 200 m over Dedric Dukes 20.27. In the 100 m Cameron Burrell 10.01 (+4.1) and Christian Lyon 10.00 (+3.6), in the hurdles Jamaican Damion Thomas 13.43 (+3.6).

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