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(0 votes) World champion Tom Walsh and Olympic champion Ryan Crouser are set to go head-to-head again in the Brussels Diamond League Final on Aug 31.
Lavillenie 591, Stanek 22.01, great hammer
WARSZAWA (POL, Aug 15): The 8th edition of Kamila Skolimowska Memorial (EA Permit) in National Stadium here was a success with 35 000 spectators and 4 meeting records. Local top stars both hammer world champions won their events clearly with high quality results. Anita Wlodarczyk ended the season with 79.80 ahead of Malwina Kopron who got 75.40 PB with Joanna Fiodorow third 73.09 and Sophie Hitchon fourth 72.02. Pawel Fajdek similarly dominated the men event with 81.50 ahead of another World medalist Wojciech Nowicki 77.13. Great post London shape for World record holder Renaud Lavillenie, he found his way with third attempt at opening height over 561. Then mastered new meet record 571 in second, another one 581 in first and even also 591 in second attempt. He then tried at World leading height of 601. "I was satisfied today with my jumping, happy for season best." It was not good day for Polish jumpers as Pawel Wojciechowski got 551 and Piotr Lisek only 541. Another top duel in men discus was won by Robert Harting with last attempt 66.05 over local hero Piotr Malachowski 65.48 with Gerd Kanter third 64.56. Czech European indoor medalist Tomas Stanek surprised in fifth round of shot put the leader and Olympic winner Ryan Crouser with 22.01, not only a meet record but he also equaled his national record from June this year. Crouser as second managed 21.68. Also in women shot put new meet record by Alyona Dubitskaya of Belarus 17.90. Another World champion from London Mariya Lasitskene won her event with nice 195 clearance but did not went over meet record height 198. Kamila Licwinko did 192 for second. Sylwester Bednarek won men on count-back with 224. The best result from four races on the straight was new meet record of Sharika Nelvis in women hurdles 12.56 when World medalist Pamela Dutkiewicz after a collision did not finish the race. Also fast men winner Devon Allen of USA 13.20 with London fourth placer Garfield Darien not having his day after 14.12 as fifth. The 100 m races winners clocked 11.22 (Rosangela Santos) and 10.34 (Yunier Perez).
100 000 for WR
TIGNES (RSA): World champion Luvo Manyonga will reportedly try and break the world long jump record of 8.95m at altitude in Tignes, France on Wednesday, informs Super Sport. “We have planned for the world record attempt. Karen Gibbs (physiotherapist) has been helping Luvo with special breathing exercises to prepare him from competing at 3 000 metres. We also made provision for special thermal clothing should it be really cold in the mountains,” said his coach Neil Cornelius. “Competing at such a high altitude certainly creates its unique challenges. For example, I know that Luvo is going to be much faster in his approach than normal, so we will have to make certain adaptions to it to compromise for the extra speed.” The competition is scheduled due to altitude of 3000 m for midday time. In triple jump Christian Taylor and Will Claye will try to improve the World record also. The bonus for WR is 100 000 Euro.
BRUSSELS (BEL): World champion Tom Walsh and Olympic champion Ryan Crouser are set to go head-to-head again in the Brussels Diamond League Final on 31 August, informs organisers.
NEWCASTLE (GBR): Olympic 5000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot will defend her Great North Run title on 10 September, informs organisers. Cheruiyot will go head-to-head with Mary Keitany while other top entrants include fellow Kenyan Betsy Saina and Brit Jo Pavey.
NAIROBI (KEN): After staging the final edition of the World U18 Championships last month, Kenya is set to launch a bid to stage the 2023 World Championships, informs AFP. "We have shown that we are capable to host smaller events, and it has now reached a time when we should host big competitions,” said Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario.
PARIS (FRA): Renaud Lavillenie has said he required knee surgery last autumn after a motorcycle crash, informs L’Equipe. ”In one of the slowest turns of the circuit, I fall on the right, almost at the stop. I felt a little pain in the knee, but I finished the race. Except the next day, at home, I saw it. I was limited in extension and flexion. I had an MRI: a small end of the outer meniscus was broken,” said Lavillenie, who won a bronze medal in London. "This medal is worth gold. Four months ago, I did not see myself here, in such a contest.” He still has after Warszawa three more competitions, Zurich, Berlin and Decanation in 2017.
NASSAU (BAH): After missing the World Championships in London due to injury, veteran 400m runner Chris Brown is aiming to compete at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham next March, informs the Nassau Guardian. “I know I could still get out there and drop a fast time. Next season, I plan to be in great shape and competitive at the World Indoors,” he said.
MOSCOW (RUS): Ilya Skhurenyev has ended his season after pulling out of the decathlon at the World Championships due to injury, informs Sport Express. Skhurenyev will prepare for the indoor season and hopes to receive an invitation to compete at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.
LONDON (GBR): BBC and ARD-ZDF representatives gave a glimpse into their large-scale broadcast plans for the first multisport European Championships at a special event to mark the one-year-to-go countdown. Speaking at the event organised by co-hosts Glasgow and Berlin on the side lines of the IAAF World Championships, European Broadcasting Union Director of Sport Stefan Kuerten confirmed that more than 1 billion people in Europe and across the globe will be able to enjoy all the action from the European Championships thanks to agreements with almost 40 different broadcasters. Sports fans will be able to enjoy up to 300 hours of programming across television, radio and online, free to air in all the main markets, with an anticipated 2,700 hours of television coverage.
BRATISLAVA (SVK): There was no verdict from disciplinary committee of Slovak Athletics federation after today hearing in case of Olympic and World winner over 50 km walk Matej Toth. "We do not have evidence in this case whether prohibited substances or methods were used or not. We will ask for more medical and other experts explanations," the committee said in a statement. Toth had suspicious results in his biological passport and was provisionally suspended. If confirmed he could be banned for 4 years. He provided the committee with 250 pages of text and explanations and 25 attachments prepared by 7 medical experts from 6 countries. He is ready to underwent further examinations. "I want to prove my innocence," he said in his statement.
FRANKFURT (GER): Top quotes from London Worlds by German tv station ZDF. In average 3.34 million viewers were watching daily the event. It means in average 16.8% daily market share. Last Worlds in Beijing had 0.83 millions and 13.6 percent. Special was men javelin final with 6.71 million viewers.
LONDON (GBR): European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen paid tribute to the European athletes in action over the 10 days of competition at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 as well as the Local Organising Committee. “It was a superb championship from all perspectives. The continental gold-medal tally of 18 titles was the best by an Area Association and I have to say thank you to the IAAF World Championships London 2017 organisers for putting on an outstanding championships on European soil," said President Hansen. Europe also claimed 17 silver medals and 18 bronze medals.
LONDON (GBR): To multiple gold medalists also add Tori Bowie for 2 golds in the 100 m and 4x100 m. Together with Phylis Francis and Allyson Felix they are three with two golds, but no one only in individual events. There is Mo Farah and Wayde Van Niekerk with 1 gold and 1 silver.
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