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News From Around the World - EME NEWS (JULY 18, 2017)

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Perkovic big 71.41 WL, NR - BELLINZONA (SUI, Jul 18): Huge national record and World leading 71.41 in discus by Olympic winner Sandra Perkovic highlighted the Galà dei Castelli meet. In her series she also had one more 70+ throw in last one 70.05, record came in second round. It is also best discus throw result since 1992. European medalist Mujinga Kambundji equaled her Swiss 100 m record with 11.07 (0.0) clearly beating Jamaican Natasha Morrison 11.22. Lea Sprunger was attacking the 400 m mark with 51.68 over Anneisha McLaughlin 51.69.
Selina Buchel achieved another top home win in the 800 m 1:59.85 over Norway´s Hedda Hynne 2:00.14 and Italian Yusneysi Santiusti 2:00.17 with US junior star Sammy Watson 2:00.65 PB as fourth. Another home star Kariem Hussein was beaten at 400 m hurdles (49.42) only by Bershawn Jackson 49.28. Top marks in hurdles, Aries Merritt 13.20 (-0.6) and Jasmin Stowers 12.79 (+1.2). London Olympic winner Brittney Reese won close long jump 664 (+0.2) over Darya Klishina 662 (0.0) and German Sosthene Moguenara 660 (0.0). Also to note Mike Rodgers 10.11 (0.0) in the 100 m with Jak Ali Harvey 10.12 (0.0) in other race, Cornelius Kangogo 13:21.26 in the 5000 m and Job Kinyor 1:45.17 in the 800 m over Marcin Lewandowski 1:45.44. US Mason Finley with 65.48 beat in men discus Christoph Harting 63.34.
Emmanuel Canadian 200 m record
CORK (IRL, Jul 18): US Chukwu Enekwechi won shot put at 66th Cork City Sports meet with 21.07 PB ahead of Jacko Gill 20.51. Top female result was the 22.50 in the 200 m by Canadian Crystal Emmanuel (0.0), a new Canadian record. Former record 22.62 of Marita Payne dates back to 1983. She was second in 11.32 in the 100 m won by Barbara Pierre 11.31 (-1.0). Other Canadian win for Sheila Reid 8:54.60 in the 3000 m, Laura Roesler got the 800 m in 2:02.95 and Sweden hammer record holder Ida Storm 71.19 win. Sean McLean scored a sprint double 10.61 (-3.5) and 20.53 (-1.5). Javier Culson won 400 m hurdles in 49.78 and Briton Chris Baker cleared 228 in high jump, just 2 cm shy of World standard. Ried Buchanan won the 3000 m in 7:50.26 PB over Collis Birmingham 7:50.47, Sam Prakel in 3:55.89 beat another Australian Stewart McSweyn 3:55.97 over the mile, life time bests for both.
CAS confirms Chernova
LAUSANNE (SUI): The CAS has announced that they have dismissed the appeal made by Russian combined eventer Tatyana Chernova. "The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between the Russian track  and  field athlete Tatyana Chernova (heptathlon) and  the  International Association  of  Athletics  Federations  (IAAF). The  appeal  has  been  dismissed  and  the  first  instance  decision issued  by  the  CAS  on  29 November  2016,  in  which  it  substituted  for  the suspended All-Russia  Athletics Federation (ARAF), is confirmed. Accordingly, Ms Chernova remains sanctioned with a period of ineligibility of three years and eight months, beginning on 5 February 2016 and all results achieved by Tatyana Chernova between 15 August 2011 and 22 July 2013 are annulled.”
Tortu the headliner
GROSSETO (ITA): Home favourite Filippo Tortu will be looking to crown his junior career with a brace of medals in the sprints at the European U20 Championships this week. The 19-year-old, who won a silver medal in the 100m at the IAAF World U20 Championships last summer, leads the European U20 lists in both the 100m and the 200m. Jakob Ingebrigtsen has broken numerous age-group records this summer and the 16-year-old Norwegian is the fastest in Europe over three distances this year: 1500m, 5000m and the 3000m steeplechase, having broken the European U20 record in the latter event with 8:26.81. Another star in action will be Sweden’s Armand Duplantis. He has improved the world U20 pole vault record to 5.90m this year. The pole vault is arguably the strongest event of the championships with Ukraine’s Vladyslav Malykhin, Greece’s 2016 European U18 champion Emmanouil Karalis and Germany’s Bo Kanda Lita Baehre all having cleared 5.60m or better this summer. The heptathlon will be another highlight featuring a trio of champions: world U18 champion Geraldine Ruckstuhl from Switzerland, world U20 champion Sarah Lagger from Austria and European U18 champion Alina Shukh from Ukraine. Ruckstuhl’s teammate Delia Sclabas was one of the standout performers at the inaugural European Athletics U18 Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia last summer, claiming gold medals in the 1500m and 3000m, and she will be attempting another double at U20 level in Grosseto. Czech Michaela Hruba in high jump is also last year World U20 Champion. Informs European Athletics.
Thiam in hurdles
LIEGE (BEL): Olympic winner Nafi Thiam is back to competing at Wednesday International meet of Liege in 100 m hurdles against another Belgian top runner Anne Zagre. In the 300 m Borlee brothers Jonathan, Kevin and Dylan will compete against Trinidad´s Lalonde Gordon. German record holder Julian Reus is the star of men´s 100 m. In the 400 m Hurdles South Africans LJ Van Zyl and Cornel Fredericks will fight against Omar Cisneros of Cuba. Fresh European U23 Champion Ben Broeders is in pole vault and Brazilian World indoor champion Mauro Vinicius is in long jump. Interesting to see the return of Italian Marco Fassinotti in high jump. US Amande Eccleston and Shannon Osika are the favorites in women 1500 m and Australian Brooke Stratton in long jump.
MONACO (MON): Usain Bolt will have his official press conference before Friday´s race on Wednesday at Fairmont Hotel.
MONACO (MON): Not competing at Herculis will be French Olympic medalist Christophe Lemaitre, he will instead concentrate on London preparation.
MONACO (MON): Olympic winner at 110 m hurdles Omar McLeod will run in Monaco the flat 100 m and in race with his legendary country-mate Usain Bolt.
MONACO (MON): US steeple record holder Evan Jager will for first time face Africans this year in his event. It is not yet confirmed that Conseslus Kipruto with his injury will be able to compete. For Bob Tahri this will be his only 3rd DL steeple after Zurich 2010 and Monaco 2011 and after 6 years.
MONTREAL (CAN): WADA director general Olivier Niggli has reportedly claimed progress is being made towards the potential reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA). Niggli visited RUSADA’s headquarters in Moscow last week, less than a month after the WADA announced the organisation were able to resume testing. The decision of the independent Compliance Review Committee (CRC) raised the possibility of RUSADA regaining compliance at the WADA Foundation Board meeting in Seoul in November.
TRUJILLO (PER): Trinidad and Tobago’s Khalifa St. Fort leads a group of 12 global medallists (from U20 and U18 champs) expected to compete at the 19th Pan American U20 Championships this weekend in Peru. Ecuador’s Maribel Caicedo is the 2015 World U18 100m hurdles champion. In the same event Tia Jones and Tara Davis, two top talents from USA. Also from USA in this list Brandee Johnson in boys 400 m hurdles, Alyssa Wilson in girls shot put and Adrian Piperi in boys shot put. Canada offers Joseph Daniels in boys 110 m hurdles and Jamaica Christopher Taylor who will run the 200 m. US sprinter Candace Hill is a late withdrawal.
LAUSANNE (SUI): Diane Modahl and Erki Nool hailed the European Athletics’ I Run Clean online anti-doping education platform for its importance in teaching youngsters about the dangers of doping. Great Britain's Modahl, the 1990 Commonwealth 800m champion, and Estonian Nool, the 2000 decathlon gold medallist, are both ambassadors for this platform as European Athletics takes another big step in the battle against drugs in the sport. "European Athletics have been very brave to launch this e-learning platform," said Modahl. "It is very much focused about the athletes themselves making a pledge to run clean. And you cannot get any more simpler than that." The units cover the anti-doping rules, doping control procedures and issues such as dietary supplements and Therapeutic Use Exemptions. Nool said: "I was the athletes’ representative on the European Olympic Committee for eight years and we tried to find solutions for young athletes to fight against doping. I think right now we have a very good and very simple platform for all ages, from young kids of 10 or 11 upwards. It is very easy and simple to handle and this main point, the first step is education which is so important." Informs European Athletics.
GROSSETO (ITA): European Athletics will stream the European Athletics U20 Championships from Grosseto, Italy, on its website. The event takes place from Thursday to Sunday this week (20-23 July). The stream will be available worldwide with the exception of host nation Italy.
SCHLANDERS (ITA): Friday´s traditional special pole vault meet here will have as main names Chinese Xue Changrui, Germans Tobias Scherbarth and Malte Mohr with Czech olympic finalist Michal Balner.
ALGER (ALG): Olympic winner Taoufik Makhloufi from Algeria will not compete in London at the World championships. The reason is a calf injury, inform local media.
OUAGADOUGOU (BUR, Jul 15): From the area permit meet in Burkina Faso to add also good sprints. The 100 m winner Adama Jammeh of Gambia clocked 10.23 (-1.2) PB ahead of Arthur Gue Cisse and Wilfried Koffi both Ivory Coast 10.24 and 10.26. In the 200 m Koffi got 20.56 (-0.5) ahead of Jammeh 20.61.
FORT LAUDERDALE (USA, Jul 15): Adam Harris of Guyana won the 100 m in 10.23 (+3.0) and Michael Mathieu of Bahamas the 200 m in 20.62 (+3.2) here. Jeffery Julmis of Haiti clocked 13.65 (+1.3) in 110 m hurdles, in women hurdles Mulern Jean of Haiti 12.90 (+3.1, legal 13.02 in heats).
BRISBANE (AUS, Jul 16): At Spring Series meet Nicola McDermott cleared 190 PB in high jump.
LEON (ESP, Jul 17): At throwing meet Sabina Asenjo won discus 60.02 and Natalia Duco of Chile shot put 17.75.
GUNTUR (IND, Jul 18): During last day of 57th Inter State Championships Siddhant Thingalaya won the 110 m hurdles in 13.76 (0.0).
LLORET DE MAR (ESP, Jul 16): Marc Alcala clocked here 3:37.97 in the 1500 m over Llorenc Salas 3:38.62.
PLOCK (POL, Jul 16): Karol Zalewski won here the 200 m in 20.87 (-1.6) and Marcin Krukowski achieved 82.80 in javelin. Emilia Ankiewicz was the best in 400 m hurdles 56.31.
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