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News From Around the World - EME NEWS (AUG 09, 2017)

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QUOTE OF THE DAY "I found Viking helmet in the crowd and it just felt right. I thought it was suitable for the occasion. It is cold and wet like Norway so I guess it suited me,"
Karsten Warholm.

"At the finish line I was surprised, I thought I was second or third, but then they told me 'you are first'. That is crazy," Phylis Francis.

Phylis Francis clocking personal best 49.92 winning the 400 m in cold and rainy weather. Special mention Isaac Makwala alone 20.20 in additional heat of the 200 m in rain.

Warholm and Francis as winners of 400m Hurdles and 400 m.

MEDALS (33 countries, +2)
USA 4-5-6, KEN 3-1-3, RSA 2-0-2, CHN + POL 1-2-1, ETH 1-2-0

POINTS (49 countries  +4)
USA 126, KEN 76, JAM 56, POL 51, CHN 49, ETH 39, GBR 37, RSA 32

AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)
Jos Hermens 4, Ricky Simms 2, Lee-Roy Newton, Valentina Fedyushina, Karen Locke, Andy Stubbs, Helena Van der Plaetsen, Kimberly Holland, Marc Corstjens, Marcin Rosengarten, Claude Bryan, Alberto Suarez, Olivier Thomas, Peet Van Zyl, Michel Boeting, Paul Doyle, Libor Varhanik, Chris Layne.
Note: Karsten Warholm has not an official agent.

yes (1): Farah (10k), Wlodarczyk, Van Niekerk
no (1): Bolt (100), Malachowski, Kovacs, Silva, M. Dibaba, Ibarguen, Shubenkov, G. Dibaba, Molitor, Barber, Kemboi, Felix

RIO 2016 WINNERS (9-9)
yes (1): Farah (10k), Ayana (10k), Thiam, Stefanidi, McLeod, Kipyegon, Wlodarczyk, C. Kipruto, Van Niekerk
no (1): Henderson, Bolt (100), Thompson (100), Crouser, Ibarguen, Kolak, Miller-Uibo, Carter, Clement

Farah 10k, Ayana 10k, Stefanidi PV


LONDON (GBR): Allyson Felix said after 400 m "I still feel it is not over yet. I still did not give everything so I am excited to keep going until 2020." She achieved record 14th medal at World championships.

LONDON (GBR): Isaac Makwala after achieving the 200 m final. "I'm still running with my heart broken. I wish the IAAF had given me the decision to run the 400m first. I was ready to run. I don't know who made the decision. 400m is my reason for training. I'm running with anger. 400m is my race. But thanks to the crowd, they were amazing."

LONDON (GBR): Shot put winner Gong Lijiao confirmed Tokyo 2020 as her next goal: "My next goal is, of course, the Tokyo Olympics. My memories of London 2012 are mixed because I was third originally, then I was moved to second later. I didn't like the way that happened. So I am glad to show all the hard work I've done in the past with this gold medal."

LONDON (GBR): Salwa Eid Nasar who won silver for Bahrein with 50.06 NR was born in Nigeria to a native mother and a Bahraini father. "I was not chasing Felix, I was pushing myself till the very end and I did not even see what was going on in the last metres. Felix is my role model, I am following her on Instagram. "I just want to thank my team and my family: 'I love you mama, I did it for you.' In the future I will also focus on the 200m, but it's 400m for now."

LONDON (GBR): On a cold and rainy night at London Stadium, most favorites advanced in the women's steeplechase and men's 5000m but not without controversy and stumbles. Minutes after the first heat, US Coleen Quigley was disqualified under IAAF rule 163.3(b), infringement of the inside border.  An official ruled that she stepped on, or inside, the line after the water pit before rejoining the curbed portion of the track on the straightaway.  Quigley did not know she was disqualified until she was told by a reporter in the mixed zone. "What?" the stunned former Florida State star said before being escorted away by a USA Track & Field Official.  Jill Geer, USA Track & Field's chief marketing officer, said in a brief statement to Race Results Weekly that the disqualification had been upheld despite an official protest. Incforms RRW.

LONDON (GBR): Britain's Mo Farah, who won the 10,000m on the first night of these championships, took the next step towards retaining his 5000m world title by taking second in the first of three heats behind Ethiopia's Yomif Kejelcha, 13:30.18 to 13:30.07.  It was a messy heat with a lot of pace changes, bumping and shoving. "I'm a bit tired but you have just got to recover," said Farah whose team provided him with recovery drinks which were kept in a clear, locked case to thwart tampering.  "It is always tough after the 10,000m heats, so I'm just happy to qualify. It is difficult to pick yourself back up and go out there to race so soon. I had to switch off and go again. Rounds are the hardest part." Says RRW.

LONDON (GBR): Trouble found US olympic medalist Paul Chelimo in 5000 m heats. Nine minutes and three seconds into the second heat, Chelimo was tripped and both he and Kenya's Kiprono Menjo went down.   Chelimo picked himself up, slowly caught up to the field and ended up finishing eighth with a time qualifier of 13:24.88 (Menjo did not advance). From RRW.

LONDON (GBR):  A protests was presented by the US team after Heat 1 of the 5000m Round 1 Men, claiming that their athlete Erik Jenkins was obstructed by Azerbaijan athlete Hayle Ibrahimov with 150 m remaining in the race, impeding his progression. The US team asked that Jenkins be advanced to the final under Rule 163.2 b.The Jury of Appeal examined the video of the incident, and in its opinion, the contact did not impede the progress of the US athlete. The Jury rejected the appeal.

LONDON (GBR): Ezekiel Kemboi has said he retired from the track after finishing 11th in the 3000m steeplechase but he is aiming to make his marathon debut next spring, informs Eurosport. "This was my last steeplechase race. You will never see me run the race again [on the track]. I am launching my road race career in two weeks with a 10km road race, a half marathon in December and a full marathon in April next year,” he said.

LONDON (GBR): After finishing fourth in the 800m final, Kyle Langford is targeting a medal at the World Championships in Doha 2019, informs Athletics Weekly. “Coming fourth here in London might not be the worst thing that has happened to me as it keeps me hungry and I can take massive experience from. I’m only 21 so hopefully next time in Doha a medal is possible and gold would be nice,” he said. Langford added he is also keen to step up to the 1500m as well as trying to make the British team in the 4x400m.

LONDON (GBR): The IAAF explained how Isaac Makwala had the chance to run solo to qualify for the 200m semi-final in a statement: “Given his quarantine period expired at 14:00 hrs today (9 Aug) and following a medical examination which has declared him fit to compete, we have agreed under our existing rules that assuming he makes the qualification time, he will run in the 200m semi-final round this evening. Makwala is required to run a time of 20.53 or faster to advance to the semi-finals. He will run at 18:40hrs this evening on his own in lane 7, which was his original lane draw in the opening round. No athletes already qualified for the semi-final will be adversely affected.” He did with 20.20 alone and also qualified into final after beeing second in first semi with 20.14.

LONDON (GBR):  Former world champion Eunice Sum will miss the heats of the 800m on Thursday due to illness, reports the Daily Nation. The Kenyan said: “I had done enough training and I was confident that I will face the strong line up in the 800m but unfortunately I became sick. It has been raining the whole day, which made my situation worse and that means I will not run for my country.”

LONDON (GBR):  Kemoy Campbell becomes the first ever Jamaican to make a world 5000m final.

LONDON (GBR):  At the IAAF Coaches Conference on Tuesday morning at the Hilton hotel in Canary Wharf, moderator Gunter Lange set the stage for a series of coaching developments lectures. He introduced a series of IAAF coaching representatives to discuss the science behind strength development in athletes, and how to apply it. Throws coach Shaun Pickering led Tuesday’s session, tackling issues surrounding various strength training for throwers. The former heavy throws lead for UK Athletics laid out IAAF’s model for training success.


LONDON (GBR): Sergey Shubenkov has said he will not compete indoors next winter, informs Sport Express. He will compete in Birmingham, Brussels and Zagreb after the World Championships.

BERLIN (GER): Konstanze Klosterhalfen will compete in the 1500m at the ISTAF in Berlin on 27 August, informs

KOSTRITZ (GER): World champion Tom Walsh will compete in the Kostritzer Werfertag shot put meet on 25-26 August, informs Bronze medallist Stipe Zunic from Croatia has also signed up along with Tomas Stanek from Czech Republic and European champion David Storl from Germany.
WARSZAWA (POL): Kamila Skolimowska Memorial will offer on August 15 a clash of two London medalists in pole vault. Silver winner Piotr Lisek against bronze medalist Renaud Lavillenie. Also jumping will be 2015 World champion Shawn Barber.

BIRMINGHAM (GBR): New world 800m silver and bronze medallists Adam Kszczot and Kipyegon Bett will compete at the Muller Grand Prix/Birmingham Diamond League on August 20. Also announced is Britain’s Kyle Langford, who missed out on a medal by just four hundredths when finishing fourth behind them in London. Olympic 800m silver medallist Nijel Amos, three-time 1500m world champion Asbel Kiprop and British 800m champion Elliot Giles are also in the line-up.

MOSCOW (RUS): Russia will not send its planned team of 11 to the Summer Universiade in Taipei on August 19-30, TASS has reported.

LONDON (GBR): Fresh steeple World champion Conseslus Kipruto, said he would attempt a world record at the final Diamond League in Brussels on Sept. 1.

LONDON (GBR): 2013 World champion Raphael Holzdeppe announced he is ending the season. Next target European Championships 2018 in Berlin.


TURKU (FIN, Aug 9): Samuli Samuelsson clocked here 10.34 (+1.3) in the 100 m.

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