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News From Around the World: EME NEWS (Aug 13, 2017)

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Usain Bolt, 4x100m, London 2017 Usain Bolt, 4x100m, London 2017
Yohann Diniz after 50 km walk: "I started having doubts after 20km but in training, we have been doing lots of changes of rhythms, so I just kept going. I got a card around 20k too and I thought, 'I just must not mess this up.' I just concentrated completely on my technique. A lot of training has gone into this – cycling, swimming – everything for this 50km walk. Last night I kept away from watching the TV (athletics) because I did not want to get too excited. I went to bed at 9 because I knew it was going to be my day today. It is a lovely Sunday afternoon. I know you should never take any decision when you are hot. I am still missing one (title) and that is the Olympic one. It would be a nice way to finish in Tokyo."
Usain Bolt:  "I’ve proven that by working hard, anything is possible. For me, I was sitting down today and doing an interview. My motto is anything is possible. It shows that everyone should continue trying. I personally feel this is a good message to send to youngsters to push on. If I can leave that to the younger generation, then that’s a good legacy to leave.”
Sebastian Coe: "The IAAF World Championships London 2017 were the most competitive and compelling World Championships of all time. I can’t remember a time when the competition has been so competitive and the stories around them so compelling. From the opening salvo of discus and long jump to the 4x400m this evening we have witnessed sometimes no more than the thickness of a vest between the finalists."
Yohan Diniz 2nd best ever mark in 50 km walk, also meet record and World lead, only he himself achieved in history a better time. Sandra Perkovic 70+ and Dani Samuels Ocenanian reord in discus, Caster Semenya national record and World lead in the 800 m.
700 000+ sold tickets.
Trinidad and Tobago beating USA in men 4x400 m.
MEDALS (43 countries, +5)
USA 10-11-9, KEN 5-2-4, RSA 3-1-2, FRA 3-0-2, CHN 2-3-2, GBR 2-3-1, ETH 2-3-0, POL 2-2-4, ANA 1-5-0, GER 1-2-2, CZE 1-1-1
POINTS (66 countries, +4)
USA 272, KEN 124, GBR 105, POL 86, CHN 81, GER 78, ETH 70, JAM+FRA 68, ANA 56, RSA 52
AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)
Jos Hermens 5, Ricky Simms 2, Paul Doyle 2, Olga Nazarova 2, Daniel Wessfeldt 2, Jukka Harkonen 2, Rene Auguin 2, Lee-Roy Newton, Valentina Fedyushina, Karen Locke, Andy Stubbs, Renaldo Nehemiah, Helena Van der Plaetsen, Kimberly Holland, Marc Corstjens, Marcin Rosengarten, Claude Bryan, Alberto Suarez, Olivier Thomas, Peet Van Zyl, Michel Boeting, Libor Varhanik, Chris Layne, Wes Felix, Czeslaw Zapala, Mark Pryor, Derek Schippers, Maurie Plant, Werner Daniels, Gianni Demadonna.
Note: Karsten Warholm and Emma Coburn do not have an official agent. Not known Ines Henriques, Eider Arevalo.
yes: Farah (10k), Wlodarczyk, Van Niekerk, Taylor, Schippers, Fajdek, Lasitskene
no: Bolt (100), Malachowski, Kovacs, Silva, M. Dibaba, Ibarguen, Shubenkov, G. Dibaba, Molitor, Barber, Kemboi, Felix, Hejnova, Arzamasova, Kiyeng, Bartoletta, JAM 4x100 men, JAM 4x100 wom, Farah (5k), D. Williams, Yego, Lopez, Caballero, Kiprop, Ayana, JAM 4x400 m wom, USA 4x400 men
RIO 2016 WINNERS (14-19)
yes: Farah (10k), Ayana (10k), Thiam, Stefanidi, McLeod, Kipyegon, Wlodarczyk, C. Kipruto, Van Niekerk, Taylor, USA 4x100 wom, Perkovic, Semenya, USA 4x400 m wom
no: Henderson, Bolt (100), Thompson (100), Crouser, Ibarguen, Kolak, Miller-Uibo, Carter, Clement, Muhammad, Centrowitz, Nazarov, Bartoletta, Jebet, JAM 4x100 men, Farah (5k), Rohler, Beitia, USA 4x400 men
Henriques 50kw
Farah 10k, Ayana 10k, Stefanidi PV, Mayer Dec, USA 4x100 men, GBR 4x100 m men, USA 4x100 m women twice, USA 4x400 m men, USA 4x400 m wom, Diniz 50kmw, TTO 4x400 men, Semenya 800, Henriques 50kw, USA 4x400 wom
Coburn SC, Diniz 50k, Henriques 50kw
Europe 17 (+ 1 ANA), NACAC 12, Africa 10, Asia 4, Oceania 2, South America 2
LONDON (GBR): This World Championships has also helped the IAAF reach a landmark of 1.2million spectators at World Athletics Series events in 2017, almost doubling the previous record figure. 900,000 of those spectators came from the IAAF World Championships.
LONDON (GBR): The IAAF World Coaches Conference, held from 7-10 August, was well received and attracted hundreds of coaches, athletes and media across the four days of talks and presentations.
LONDON (GBR): Hundreds of hours of television programming is expected to have reached a cumulative audience of about 400 million. IAAF’s website traffic is up 20% on the last World Championships with 3.4million users and 7.5million sessions. There has also been a significant move towards mobile usage with more than half of the website’s traffic now coming via mobile devices. A huge increase in followers for the IAAF’s social media channels – namely Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – has led to nearly eight million engagements across all platforms.
LONDON (GBR): During the championships, participating athletes have been voting to select the six new members of the IAAF Athletes’ Commission. They are: Kim Collins, Inaki Gomez, Adam Kszczot, Thomas Rohler, Ivana Spanovic and Benita Willis.
LONDON (GBR): Olympic high jump champion Ruth Beitia of Spain received the International Fair Play award from The International Fair Play Committee (CIFP), with the support of the IAAF. Beitia was recognised for her efforts to console Alessia Trost of Italy after she failed to qualify for the final in the women's high jump. It was an emotional moment for the 24-year-old Trost, whose mother passed last year and former coach this year.
LONDON (GBR): Marathons and race walks broke new ground for the Championships with iconic locations and historic moments; over 150,000 people lined marathon course Official mascot Hero the Hedgehog dubbed the best Championship mascot ever after ten days of antics. The Championships will go down as the best ever for ticket sales after organisers were awarded an official Guinness World Record for the number of tickets sold for an IAAF World Championships in front of a packed London Stadium on the closing night. With over three times the amount of applications to places available, it took the help of 4,500 volunteers, known as Runners, to stage the Championships. The Runners brought with them fluency in more than 65 different languages, helping spectators enjoy an engaging experience.
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): All eight athletes from the medal winning London 2017 men’s and women’s sprint relay teams to line up at the Alexander Stadium. All four gold medallists from Britain’s World Championship winning men’s 4x100m relay team, and the silver medal winning women’s sprint quartet, will celebrate in style at the Müller Grand Prix Birmingham on Sunday 20 August.
BUDAPEST (HUN): Top name of Hungarian team at Universiade in Taipei will be World bronze medalist at 110 m Hurdles Balazs Baji. Also hammer World finalist Bence Halasz.
DUBLIN (IRL, Aug 13): At the national half marathon championships, as part of the Affidea Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half Marathon, Kevin Dooney and Gladys Ganiel won their respective titles in 66:50 and 77:06.
HARSTAD (NOR, Aug 13): Jonathan Quarcoo won Norwegian U23 title in the 200 m with 20.56 (+1.3).
KIENBAUM (GER, Aug 13): Mareike Arndt scored 6000 points in heptathlon to win the German title.
KOTKA (FIN, Aug 13): Good throws Arttu Kangas 19.95 shot and Jenni Kangas 58.50 javelin.
GAVLE (SWE, Aug 13): At Swedish championships of different age categories Fanny Roos got 18.20 in U23 shot put, in the u20 Maja Nilsson 190 in high jump and Max Hrelja 13.69 in the 110 m hurdles and in the U18 Ragnar Carlsson 79.52 in hammer (5 kg).
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