Friday, 16 March 2018 09:15 Written by EME News
EME NEWS (MAR 15, 2018)
Horn 11.03 NR, Dlodlo 10.11 NJR
PRETORIA (RSA, Mar 15): South African Championships started at Tuks Stadium with women 100 m national record as Carina Horn won her semifinal in World leading 11.03 (0.0). Finals are iol.co.za: “If the weather is fine, hopefully, I can get to sub-11 because that is my goal, I feel it is coming now that I have the record.” In men´s 100 m semifinals the fastest was Roscoe Engel with 10.06 PB (+1.7) ahead of Thando Dlodlo who will be 19 in April with improved national U20 record to 10.11. Dlodlo achieved first PB in heats 10.15 (+0.7). Simon Magakwe won the second semifinal in 10.09 (-0.7) ahead of Anaso Jobodwana 10.21 and winner of the first one Henricho Bruintjies achieved 10.10 (-0.2). Fastest in heats was national record holder Akani Simbine 10.11 (+0.7) but did not run the semifinal because of slight hamstring problem. Another U20 record by the national boys team (including fresh record holder Dlodlo) in the 4x100 m with 39.46. World champion Luvo Manyonga was the best in the long jump qualification 803 (+0.2), Wenda Nel topped 400 m hurdles heats 54.96 World lead and Lindsey Hanekom on the men side 49.39. Thapelo Pora with 46.04 was the fastest of men´s 400 m heats. Victor Hogan won discus (61.42) and favorites were the best ones in long distances Stephen Mokoka 10 000 m (29:34.56) and Dominique Scott-Efurd 5000 m (16:55.05).. She was also the previous record holder with 11.06 from 2015 along with Evette de Klerk from 1990. Horn aims for sub 11 as she told
Thursday, 15 March 2018 18:52 Written by EME News
EME NEWS (MAR 14, 2018)
Walsh 22.06 big win
TIMARU (NZL, Mar 14): World indoor shot champion Tom Walsh produced a winning 22.06m in his hometown Super Shot meeting to beat his own New Zealand residents’ record. His second-round effort put him clear in front of arguably the best ever field shot field assembled in New Zealand. Canada’s Tim Nedow was second with 20.77m, while Australia’s Damien Birkinhead was third with 20.75m and Ryan Whiting fourth with 20.54m. Jamaican O´Dayne Richards with 20.49 ended fifth ahead of Poland´s record holder Konrad Bukowiecki 20.19. Canada’s Brittany Crew won the women’s event with 17.89 ahead of another Canadian Taryn Suttie 16.99. After the win Walsh told stuff.co.nz: “The world record's 23.12m and if I don't get there soon then someone else will so that's my goal.”
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 15:46 Written by EME News
EME NEWS (MAR 13, 2018)
S. Kiprotich for Hamburg
HAMBURG (GER): Former world and Olympic marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich from Uganda will race in the Hamburg Marathon on 29 April. He will face Kenyans Sammy Kitwara (PB) and Stephen Chebogut ( PB) and Bahrain’s Shumi Dechase, who won this race in 2014 in a PB. From Alberto Stretti.
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 11:53 Written by EME News
EME NEWS (MAR 12, 2018)
Van Niekerk plans to come back stronger
PRETORIA (RSA): Olympic and world 400m Champion Wayde van Niekerk has vowed to come back stronger from the injury that has ruled him out of the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast of Australia next month. “Rehabilitation is going very well‚ we are in the positive stage now and I am looking forward to the process of working towards to the upcoming season‚” he said. “I am working very hard to try and master this rehabilitation phase that I am going through now so that I get back to business. I will come back stronger than before," he said. Informs timeslive.co.za.
Monday, 12 March 2018 15:44 Written by IAAF- Diego Sampaolo
Olympic marathon bronze medallist Galen Rupp won the 44th edition of the Huawei Roma Ostia Half Marathon on Sunday (11), clocking a personal best of 59:47 at this IAAF Gold Label road race.
Monday, 12 March 2018 15:09 Written by EME News
EME NEWS (MAR 11, 2018)
4x400 m Relay World record
COLLEGE STATION (USA, Mar 10): Not only World Indoor record at 400 m by Southern California´s Michael Norman 44.52 (EME NEWS reported about it in the Mar 10 issue) but another WR was registered at the NCAA first division championships. But it was not the winning Southern California in the 4x400 m with fastest ever 3:00.77 but the second placed Texas AM with 3:01.39. The winners with Zach Shinnick (46.24), Rai Benjamin (44.35), Ricky Morgan (45.67) and Michael Norman (44.52) had with Benjamin a runner from Antigua so they did not fulfill the rule about runners from the same country. But second placers from Texas Ilolo Izu (46.57), Robert Grant (44.84), Devin Dixon (45.48) and Mylik Kerley (44.52) were all US runners. Third Florida achieved third fastest ever 3:01.43 but had Nigerian Kunle Fasasi (46.42) with hurdles star Grant Holloway (44.91) and then Jamaican Chantz Sawyers (45.36) and Denmark´s Benjamin Vedel with 44.75 split. All 3 teams were faster than Poland at World Indoors 3:01.77, at that time World Indoor record. In women 4x400 m USC also won with 3:27.45 ahead of Purdue 3:28.82.