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News from Around the World: EME NEWS (Aug 26, 2017)

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Jordan Hasay is entered in the USATF 20km Road Championships scheduled for Sept. 4, 2017. Jordan Hasay is entered in the USATF 20km Road Championships scheduled for Sept. 4, 2017.
By Alfons Juck
Superb Javelin at WUG: 91.36 Cheng, 91.07 Hofmann
TAIPEI (TPE, Aug 26): The fourth day of athletics at the World University Games was highlighted by a phenomenal men’s javelin competition which saw two throwers surpass the 91m line for just the second time in history, the first being the 2001 World Championships. Home favourite Chao-Tsun Cheng moved from third to first with his final round throw of 91.36m, an Asian record to move to 12th on the world all-time lists. Germany’s Andreas Hofmann responded with a huge throw but fell just short with a lifetime best of 91.07m. It was for second time in history of javelin that two throwers went over 91 meters in one competition after Edmonton 2001. Cheng’s teammate Shih-Feng Huang won bronze, also with a lifetime best of 86.64m. In the women’s hammer, Poland’s Malwina Kopron surpassed Betty Heidler’s championship record of 75.83m with her opening round throw of 76.85 PVB ahead of Belarus’ Hanna Malyshchyk (74.93m) and Poland’s Joanna Fiodorow (71.33m). On the track, world finalist Juander Santos from the Dominican Republic won the 400m hurdles title in 48.65 ahead of home favourite Chieh Chen 49.05 and Algeria’s Abdelmalik Lahoulou 49.30; heptathlon specialist Nadine Visser won the 100m hurdles title in 12.98 (-1.3) ahead of world U20 champion Elvira Herman from Belarus (13.17); Italy’s Irene Siragusa won the 200m in a 22.96 PB from Latvia’s Gunta Latiseva Cudare 23.15 with France’s Jeffrey John winning the men’s 200m in 20.93; and Turkey’s Tugba Guvenc won the 3000m steeplechase in 9:51.27 from Hungary’s Viktoria Gyuerkes 9:52.17. Elsewhere, Belarus’ Iryna Zhuk won the pole vault title on countback from three athletes at 4.40m; there were wins in the 20km walk from Japan’s Toshikazu Yamanishi (1:27:30) and Ukraine’s Inna Kashyna (1:39:44); and Austria’s Verena Preiner leads the heptathlon with 3586 points.
Crouser 22.36
VILA REAL DE SANTO ANTONIO (POR, Aug 26): Olympic winner Ryan Crouser achieved great series at a local meet here in shot put. His best was 22.36 from fifth round and in total got three 22+ throws. The series: 22.31 - 22.24 - 21.67 - f - 22.36 -  f.  He confirmed he will be ready for the IAAF Diamond League final next Thursday in Brussels.
Jungfleisch 200 cm
EBERSTADT (GER, Aug 26): Home success at the high jump meet here. Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch won for third time in a row the Eberstadt high jump meet (39th edition) with second ever 2 meters clearance. She equaled her PB and was also close at 202. Second Kamila Licwinko 196 and third Yulia Levchenko ahead of Morgan Lake, both 191.
TAMPERE (FIN, Aug 25): 17 years old Saga Andersson improved to 442 in the pole vault at the meet here. She beat the multiple national champion Minna Nikkanen 422.
GRANGEMOUTH (GBR, Aug 26): Highlights of the first day of the 125th Scottish Championships included: Jax Thoir’s 5.35m Commonwealth qualifier in the pole vault and Kirsty Law’s 10th title win in the discus (54.54m).
SANDNES (NOR, Aug 26): Competing in the steeplechase for the first time since 2011, Karoline Grovdal set a national record of 9:13.35 at the Norwegian Championships - a European lead, which takes her to sixth on the continental all-time rankings. Following up his 5000 m win the day before 16-year-old Filip Ingebrigtsen won the steeplechase in 8:44.12 - one hour after his bronze in the 800m (1:50.54). He also qualified for the 1500 m final in 3:58.93. Sigrid Borge produced the first 60m throw by a Norwegian woman at the nationals since Trine Hattestad in 2000, recording 60.93m. Amalie Iuel won the 400m with 53.27. Eivind Henriksen won the hammer with a season’s best of 74.27m. World champion Karsten Warholm won the 400 m flat in 46.44. Jonathan Quarcoo clocked in 200 m semifinals 20.84 (-0.5).
LAPPEENRANTA (FIN, Aug 26): Tero Pitkamaki beat Magnus Kirt (85.56m to 81.97m) as Keshorn Walcott was just fifth with 77.61m. Kara Winger took the javelin with 61.53. Jamaican Ryan Shields won the 100 m in 10.34 (-1.0) and Latvian Maksim Sincukovs won the 400 m hurdles in national U20 record 50.35.
HELSINGBORG (SWE, Aug 26): During second day of national championships Meraf Bahta won the 1500 m in 4:18.25 ahead of 800 m specialist Hanna Hermansson 4:18.58 PB and marathon NR holder Isabella Andersson 4:19.71. Sofi Flink won javelin 58.29 and Melker Svard Jacobsson pole vault 545. Michel Torneus leaped to 765 (-0.9) long jump win.
KUALA LUMPUR (MAS, Aug 26): Final day of athletics at South East Asian Games in Malaysia. Thailand won men 4x400 m in 3:07.25, Vietnam topped women 3:33.40. In high jump home Nauraj Singh with 224 beat on count back another Malaysian jumper Lee Hup Wei also 224. Vietnam´s Bui Thi Thu Thao won women long jump 668 NR and in men hurdles home Rayzam Shah Sofian clocked 13.83.
GDANSK (POL, Aug 26): At the Walking meet Brigita Virbalyte won women 10 km in 44:18 and on the men side Rafal Sikora 41:41.
LANGENTHAL (SUI, Aug 25): Czech Michal Balner was the winner of Langenthal pole vault meet with 530, it was a team competition.
HVIDOVRE (DEN, Aug 26): At Danish U23 Championships Kristoffer Hari clocked 10.39 in heats and finals.
BRUSSELS (BEL, Aug 26): At Vismet in Brussels the AG Urban Memorial Van Damme continued with Giovanni Codrington winning the 100 m in 10.43 ahead of Jonathan Borlee 10.47 and Kevin Borlee 10.57. In women hurdles Sharona Bakker 13.23 just edging local star Anne Zagre 13.24. Koen Smet won men hurdles in 13.79.
LODZ (POL, Aug 26): Poland´s 10 km road title for Izabela Trzaskalska in 34:31.
BRUSSELS (BEL): In the IAAF Diamond League calendar for 2018 the main change is that the final meetings will be staged on consecutive days. Zurich on August 30 and Brussels on August 31. London is back to two days July 27-28. It starts in Doha on May 4 and continues in Shanghai on May 12 and Eugene on May 26 until it arrives to Europe. Then Rome on May 31, Oslo on June 7 and Stockholm on June 10 are on the programme. After national championships break Paris will be staged on June 30, Lausanne on July 5 with switch to Africa (Rabat) on July 13 and back to Europe with Monaco on July 20. After European Championships in Berlin still Birmingham will be held on August 18 before the two finals.
BERLIN (GER): Huge schedule for long jump olympic winner Tianna Bartoletta at the ISTAF on Sunday in Berlin. She will first run the 100 m at 4.50 pm then long jump at 5.15 and finally 4x100 m in the US team (as anchor) at 6.45 pm. There the US team will face Germany, Netherlands (with Dafne Schippers running only relay) and strong Switzerland.
ZAGREB (CRO): All three London medalists will compete in Zagreb Shot put on Monday evening at the Fountain square. Tom Walsh against Joe Kovacs and home star Stipe Zunic. Also in the field best current Polish Michal Haratyk and Jamaican record holder O´Dayne Richards. The meeting will be then held on Tuesday with several top international stars and home heroes Sandra Perkovic and Sara Kolak.
LONDON (GBR): UK Athletics made a loss of £1.1million in the last tax year, according to The Times. A fall in sponsorship income and the cost of funding prize money at the IAAF World Championships were cited as the reasons.
NEW HAVEN (USA): Sam Chelanga, Edward Korir, Sara Hall, Aliaphine Bolton and Jordan Hasay lead entries for the USATF 20km road championships on Sep 4.
GOLD COAST (AUS): A High Integrity Anti-Doping Partnership to support clean athletes and promote and protect the legitimacy and credibility of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games has been announced today. The Partnership brings together the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), the Organising Committee for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GOLDOC) and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).
ZURICH (SUI): Letzigrund Stadium was two days after Weltklasse meet the place for the UBS Kids Cup final with 540 top kids competing from the 140 000 participants around the country. International stars and best Swiss athletes presented the prizes for the kids.
MOSCOW (RUS): Russian 800 m runner Anastasiya Bazdyreva informed about her return after a doping ban (ended on August 23). She was banned since 2015. National coach Dmitriy Bogdanov confirmed she continued to train through the ban period.
BOSTON (USA): One of US top talents in women 800 m Raevyn Rogers decided to go pro. She improved this year at age of 20 to 1:59.10. She goes with Nike and Mark Wetmore as the agent.
JOHANNESBURG (RSA): South Africa celebrated with long jump star Luvo Manyonga on Saturday, after the world champion touched down on home soil following a hectic, but tremendously successful international season. Richard Stander, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Athletics South Africa was full of praise for Manyonga's achievements as well as the support of his management team, including coach Neil Cornelius and agent Lee-Roy Newton. "All of them are working as a group behind Luvo to support him, so he can focus on what he has to do and that is to bring honour to South Africa," Stander said. “As s a country, we are very proud of him." Informs
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