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News from around the world — EME NEWS (JUL 21, 2017)

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5 WL, 3 MR and Bolt sub 10
MONACO (MON, Jul 21): It was a worthy 30th jubilee EBS Herculis at the sold out Louis II Stadium. Usain Bolt finally dipped sub 10 in his last one day meet race with a ceremony afterwards as he got a giant golden figure of Hercules. In total 5 World leads in distances confirmed Monaco track and air are the best for runners. Also 3 meet records were set in men 400 m, women high jump and 800 m (this one also DL record). Some top athletes were close to lose, but managed at the end to show their status. In the series now a break comes and last meet before the finals will be held on August 20 in Birmingham. In some events the list of qualifiers is confirmed. At the final banquet as top results were presented Manangoi´s 1500 m and Lasitskene high jump.
100 m: Bolt won in his first sub 10 of the year 9.95 (+0.7) just 0.03 ahead of Young who will run 200 m in London. He said still some work is needed to be in World championships shape.
400 m: Van Niekerk needed to fight for this meet record (Michael Johnson from 1998) 43.73 (his fifth sub 44) with Makwala 43.84 and Thebe 44.26 not far away.
800 m (non-DL): NCAA Champ Korir debuted in  DL in high style with 1:43.10 PB and WL but wanted a 1:42.
1500 m: Monaco is the 1500 m place, again confirmed with Manangoi 3:28.80 WL and PB, wants to go for gold in London. Cheruiyot also PB 3:29.10. F. Ingebrigtsen brave 3:32.48 as fourth.
Steeple: After Conseslus not running Jager beat all the other Kenyans clearly with 8:01.29 WL. He has a golden plan for London.
PV: Lisek with borrowed poles won with 582 (equaled outdoor PB), French elite did 572 together with Kudlicka, Barber and Marschall.
JT: Rohlers worst throw would be enough to win, this time very good 89.17 as best, Vetter only third behind Vadlejch.
4x100 m: USA 38.30 (with Coleman for first time in DL), Canada even worse with De Grasse not coming to finish so China won in 38.19.
200 m: Ta Lou continues in wining, now with 22.25 (-0.2, 3rd best in her career)) over NCAA Champ Jefferson 22.42. Asher-Smith growing shape 3rd.
800 m: What a race, three national records, but Semenya despite DL record and NR 1:55.27 said she has in pocket a far faster race for the post Worlds time. Niyonsaba Burundi record 1:55.47, Wilson US record 1:55.61, Hassan PB 1:56.81 and Bishop NR 1:57.01.
3000 m: Obiri tried hard but missed the MR, still huge WL 8:23.14 with Chepkoech 8:28.66 big PB for steeple runner. Muir third outdoor PB and EL 8:31.39.
100mH: Great race from Nelvis 12.52, she got beaten by Harrison only very barely 12.51 (-0.2).
400mH (non-DL): Carter executed well and won clearly in 53.36.
HJ: Another showodown by Lasitskene, meet record 205, tried at 208, youngsters Levchenko (PB) and Cunninghm 197 behind.
TJ: Ibarguen came back in last round 14.86 (-0.5), Rojas second 14.83 (-0.4).
4x100 m: Great exchange between Bartoletta and Felix was the key for US win in fast 42.34.
Shukh wins heptathlon
GROSSETO (ITA, Jul 21): Alina Shukh, 18, won a brilliant heptathlon on the second day of the European U20 Championships with a Ukrainian U20 record of 6381, the second highest winning score in championship history, ahead of Geraldine Ruckstuhl who set a Swiss record of 6357. World U20 champion Sarah Lagger from Austria improved her national U20 record to 6083 while Brit Niamh Emerson also broke the 6000-barrier with 6013. Against a strong headwind, Filippo Tortu won the 100m on home soil in 10.73 (-4.3) from Finland’s Samuel Purola (10.79) while Gina Akpe-Moses became the first Irishwoman to win a European U20 distance in any event with gold in the women’s 100m in 11.71 (-1.4) from Germany’s Keshia Kwadwo (11.75) and Norway’s Ingvild Meinseth (11.77). In the hammer (6kg), Ukraine’s Hlib Piskunov set championship records of 80.52m, 81.48m and 81.75m to defeat Belarusian Aliaksandr Shymanovich (77.74m), Norway’s Marcus Thomsen set a world U20 lead of 21.36m with the 6kg implement to win the title from Poland’s Szymon Mazur (20.70m) and Moldova’s Alexandra Emilianov won discus gold with 56.38m. With her last jump of the competition, Violetta Skvartsova from Belarus won the triple jump with 14.21m (2.4) from France’s Ilionis Guillaume’s 13.97m (2.2) while Greece’s Miltadis Tentoglou jumped 8.07m twice to win the long jump title from Poland’s Jakub Andrzejczak (8.02m) and Spain’s Hector Santos (7.96m).
Walton 44.99
TRUJILLO (PER, Jul 21): During first day of the 19th Pan American U20 Championships four event records fell. Jamal Walton from Cayman Islands marked a special return to South American soil with an impressive 44.99 win in 400m, eclipsing the 10-year old championships record and becoming the 16th man in history aged 19 or under to break the 45-second barrier. Behind him US runners Josephus Lyles (45.30) and Zachary Shinnick (45.98). In the women’s race, Roxana Gomez and USA’s Jaevin Reed set off to a close duel from the start, but the Cuban held a narrow lead to win gold in a new national U20 record of 51.46, the third fastest time by a U20 athlete in the world in 2017. Reed’s 51.71 was also inside the previous record set 10 years ago. Tia Jones set the first championships record with her 13.01 in the 100m hurdles, closely followed by her countrywoman Tara Davis (13.05), the fastest U20 woman in the world this year. Davis showed her versatility by winning the long jump winning with 6.51 (+2.4). The fourth record fell in the pole vault as Rachel Baxter (USA) entertained the large crowd with a personal best of 4.41m in the third time of asking. Alyssa Wilson won shot put with national U20 record 17.70 for USA. A week after becoming South America’s first individual world U18 champion, Claudio Romero took the continental discus gold in 62.30. Other notable winners were Trinidad and Tobago’s Khalifa St. Fort (11.32, -0.3), who successfully defended her 100m crown despite an initial stumble at the start. US Taylor Werner came within 0.07 seconds of the event record in winning the 3000m gold in 9:16.12. Ecuador enjoyed a successful first day with two victories in the women’s javelin and the men’s 10000m walk thanks to Yuleixi Angulo (52.30) and Alexander Hurtado (40:37.64). More US wins for Tarrick Brock in the 100 m 10.45 (-0.4), Eric Edwards hurdles 13.33 (-0.6), Ja´Mari Ward long jump 777 (+3.2). From a release by Javier Clavelo. 
MOSCOW (RUS): World high jump champion Mariya Lasitskene has said she doesn’t think about beating Stefka Kostadinova’s world high jump record of 2.09m, informs Sport Express. “I do not think about the record. I do not think about high jumps - only being in the zone. My goal is to improve my personal achievements,” she said.
MOSCOW (RUS): Russian jumps coach Anton Nazarov has confirmed that Ilya Ivanyuk and Danil Lysenko will both compete at the Russian Championships ahead of the World Championships, informs Sport Express. Neither of them will compete internationally before the World Championships in London.
LONDON (GBR): Sprinter Leon Reid, a victim of the current freeze on nation transfers, has written an open letter to IAAF president Seb Coe pleading that he be allowed to compete at the World Championships. The athlete who was third in the 200m at the British Championships this month, is also eligible to represent Ireland and applied more than 12 months ago to switch, having previously represented Britain at junior level.
NAIROBI (KEN): Athletics Kenya has named world 800m record-holder David Rudisha and 2016 Diamond League winner Ferguson Rotich in the two-lap line-up for the Worlds, dropping Michael Saruni, who was third at the Kenyan trials. The pair will join Kipyegon Bett and Emmanuel Korir, reports The Standard.
MONACO (KEN): Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto did not run in Friday due to his right ankle situation. "It was a precautionary measure, I will be ok for London," said Kipruto. "I can run, but jumping over the barrier creates the problem," he added.
ADDIS ABABA (ETH): World record holder Genzebe Dibaba is scheduled to run the 1500 m and 5000 m at the World championships in London. Her management company confirmed. She was not allowed to compete at Herculis DL as all the other Ethiopians selected for London.
PARIS (FRA): French hurdler Dimitri Bascou will end the season due to his injury situation.
KAMPALA (UGA, Jul 21): The best mark at the national championships was achieved by a guest from Kenya. Boniface Mweresa won the 400m with 45.42.
NASSAU (BAH, Jul 20-21): At Commonwealth Youth Games among girls Australian Bendere Oboya won the 400 m in 52.69. Erin Wallace in 4:16.61 beat Kenyan Viola Chemutai 4:16.73 in the 1500 m. Julien Alfre of St. Lucia won the 100 m in 11.56. Canadian Trinity Tutti dominated shot put 17.82 (3 kg). Among boys Adell Colthrust of Trinidad and Tobago won the 100 m in 10.55, John Mwangi of Kenya 1500 m 3:48.86. In technical events Sheldon Noble from Antigua 764 long jump and Connor Bell from New Zealand discus 63.17 (1.5 kg).
TERMINILLIO (ITA, Jul 21): In the special altitude meet (1500 m) Davide Re clocked PB and London standard 45.40. Eseosa Desaul won the 200 m in 20.78 (-1.8).
BIALYSTOK (POL, Jul 21): Polish championships started with huge national javelin record by Marcin Krukowski who improved to 88.09. His previous PB was 85.20 from 2015. In sprints wins for Karol Zalewski 10.27 (+1.0) and Ewa Swoboda 11.29 (-0.1). In triple jump Karol Hoffmann 16.55 (+0.2) and Anna Jagaciak-Michalska 14.05 (+0.9). Paulina Guba won shot put 17.92 and Marcelina Witek javelin 59.21. Krystian Zalewski was best in steeple 8:34.89 and Paulina Buziak in 5000 m walk 22:20.99. From heats to note Patryk Dobek 49.15 in the 400 m hurdles.
ZURICH (SUI, Jul 21): First day of Swiss Championships at Letzigrund saw Mujinga Kambundji getting her 8th title in fast 11.08 (+0.1, just 0.01 behind her NR) ahead of Salome Kora 11.32 (but 11.31 in semifinals). Alex Wilson got the men 100 m in 10.25 (+0.8).
SEINAJOKI (FIN, Jul 21): Second day of Finnish championships saw as 100 m winners Samuli Samuelsson 10.30 (+1.3) and Hanna-Maari Latvala 11.59 (+1.4). Former South African Frantz Kruger topped discus 57.35.
PALANGA (LTU, Jul 21): Second day of Lithuanian championships had Liveta Jasiunaite winning the javelin with 60.24, Eva Misiunaite achieved a double, after 400 m (53.22) she also won the 200 m in 23.62 (+1.5), both life-time bests.
ORVIETO (ITA, Jul 21): Jose Bencosme won here the 400 m hurdles in PB and London standard 49.22, behind him Mario Lambrughi 49.45. Marco Fassinotti in second competition after injury improved to 224.
SCHLANDERS (ITA, Jul 21): Czech Michal Balner won on count back the special pole vault meet here with 555. Second US Logan Cunningham and third home Claudio Stecchi also cleared 555. Later a storm came and they did not risk to jump further.
VIENNA (AUT, Jul 21): At sprints and hurdles meet athletes tried for London standards. Czech Petr Svoboda clocked over 110 m hurdles 13.53 and 13.54 (both 0.0) and missed the 13.48. Austrian Stephanie Bendrat achieved 13.25 (+0.9).
OZORO (NGR, Jul 18): Late info from Nigeria. At tghe Warri Relay/CAA Grand Prix Yinka Ajayi improved in women 400 m to 51.30. Tobi Amusan clocked 12.97 (+1.7) in the hurdles and national javelin record for Keleche Nwanaga 58.15 (she is still 19 years old). Egwero Ogho-Oghene won the men´s 100 m in 10.33 (+1.8).
WARSZAWA (POL): Polish federation website informs that at age 29 died national 10 000 m championships medalist Eliza Gawryluk. She also won medals at national U20 and U18 championships. Per PZLA website she died in China, other details are not known.
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