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Tom Walsh at the 2017 World Champs in London Tom Walsh at the 2017 World Champs in London
Via EME News and Alfons Juck
Walsh 21.50, Birkinhead 21.35 NR
ZAGREB (CRO, Aug 28): World champion Tomas Walsh won the Ivancic Memorial shot put at the Fountain Square here with 21.50 effort from third round. Also his 21.48 from 2nd round would be enough to win. Surprise second was Damien Birkinhead with new Australian record 21.35 (14 cm improvement of his PB), former mark of Scott Martin was 21.26 from 2008. Third place for Poland´s Michal Haratyk 21.34 who only came on the day of the meet from Berlin. Jamaican O´Dayne Richards was fourth 21.00 ahead of London medalists Joe Kovacs 20.85 and Stipe Zunic 20.66. Some 1000 spectators followed this special event as the best invitation for the Tuesday´s meet.
Okuneva 197 in high jump
TAIPEI (TPE, Aug 28): On the final day of the World University Games, Ukraine’s Oksana Okuneva won the high jump with a 1.97m (best career result outside of Ukraine) clearance before three attempts at 2.00m to defeat teammate Iryna Herashchenko (1.91m) and Lithuania’s Airine Palsyte (1.91m) and Czech Republic’s Radek Juska went out to 8.02m in the long jump ahead 
of Algeria’s Yasser Triki (7.96m). On the track, Mexico’s Jesus Lopez won the 800m in 1:46.06 from Algeria’s Mohamed Belbachir (1:46.73) and France’s Aymeric Lusine (1:47.18); Serbia’s Amela Terzic won a tactical 1500m in 4:19.18 from Uganda’s Dorcus Ajok (4:19.48) and Czech Republic’s Kristina Maki (4:20.65); while France’s Francois Barber won the 5000m title in 14:00.86 from Brit Jonny Davies (14:02.46) and Austria’s Andreas Vojta (14:02.65). Reggie Jagers won the discus title with 61.24m from Romania’s Alin Firfirica (61.13m) and Robert Szikszai (60.91m). In the relays, Japan (38.65) and Switzerland (43.81) won the 4x100m titles and Dominican Republic (3:04.34) and Poland (3:26.75) won the 4x400m titles.
Seven London medalists
ROVERETO (ITA): Seven World medallists from London will be in action in of Italy’s biggest meetings, the 53rd Palio Citta della Quercia on Tuesday (EA Premium). The sprints will be particularly strong, with the men’s 100m featuring Isiah Young, Kim Collins, James Dasaolu and Julian Forte. The women’s 100m will include Simone Facey and Jura Levy. London 400m silver medallist Salwa Eid Nassa also competes, while over the one-lap hurdles Ristananna Tracey leads the way. The men’s 800 m has Nijel Amos and Amel Tuka. The field events are highlighted by world high jump silver medallist Yuliya Levhenko and world discus bronze medallist Mason Finlay. In women 800m Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi is the star.
MOSCOW (RUS): Race walker Svetlana Vasilyeva has been suspended until 12 December 2016 for abnormalities in her biological passport, informs R-Sport. Vasilyeva also loses all of her results from 18 October 2011 to 14 July 2013, including her gold medal from the European U23 Championships in 2013. Russian 400m hurdles specialist Ivan Shablyuyev has also been banned for four years after failing a drugs test.
PRETORIA (RSA): World long jump champion Luvo Manyonga is aiming to become the first athlete in history to surpass the nine metre mark in the long jump, informs the Independent Online. “I promise next year I will be at another level, every year it will be at a higher level, and I want to retire as the first person to reach nine metres and it is going to happen,” he said. Manyonga concluded his season with victory in the Zurich Diamond League and will be taking six or seven weeks off before resuming training. He plans to do World Indoors and Commonwealth Games in 2018.
STOCKHOLM (SWE): World discus silver medallist Daniel Stahl believes he is capable of breaking Jurgen Schult’s world record of 74.08m, informs the Expressen. “If the training goes well and I'm free from injury, I will take the world record in the future. Then I can throw 75 meters,” he said.
KINGSTON (JAM): Twelve years after winning the 100m title in Melbourne, Asafa Powell is targeting the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast next April, informs the Jamaica Gleaner. "There isn't much going on next year either, so I would definitely want to go to the Commonwealth Games,” he said. Powell is also aiming to break the sub-10 barrier for the 100m for the 100th time in 2018. His next race will be in Zagreb on Tuesday.
LONDON (GBR): Diamond League 100m winner CJ Ujah is targeting the World Indoor Championships, Commonwealth Games and the European Championships in 2018, informs RunBlogRun. "I want to win at least two of the three,” he said.
BERLIN (GER): Gesa Felicitas Krause has said she is planning a small indoor season next year on the road to the European Championships where she will be defending her 3000m steeplechase title, informs
STOCKHOLM (SWE): Sweden has named their team for the annual Finnkampen match which will take place in Stockholm next weekend. Standout names on the team include world silver medallist Daniel Stahl and Simon Pettersson (discus), Michaela Meijer (pole vault), Michel Torneus (long jump) and Sofia Skoog and Erika Kinsey (high jump). Meraf Bahta will be contesting the 800m and 10,000m, Fanny Roos will be competing in the shot put and discus and Andreas Kramer and Andreas Almgren have been named in both the 800m and 1500m. However, pole vaulter Angelica Bengtsson will miss the remainder of the season due to a thigh injury.
OSLO (NOR): After setting a national record of 9:13.35 in the 3000m steeplechase at the Norwegian Championships, Karoline Grovdal has said her long-term goal is to win a medal in that event at the 2020 Olympics, informs NRK.
BERLIN (GER): The ISTAF Indoor in Berlin is schedule to take place on 26 January, informs
BRUSSELS (BEL): Entries are open for the Adecco Brussels Ekiden on Saturday 14 October.
NEW YORK (USA): Meb Keflezighi and Abdi Abdirahman will be the leading domestic contenders in the New York Marathon on 5 November, informs organisers. Top American names in the women’s race include Shalane Flanagan, Kellyn Taylor, Aliphine Tumliamuk and Neely Spence.
TIANJIN (CHN): Nearly 3000 drug tests will be conducted at the 13th National Games of China, due to start in Tianjin this week. More than 10,000 athletes from all over China are expected to compete in the event with 417 medals to be awarded in 33 sports. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is due to be among the guests at the Opening Ceremony in the Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium.
BERLIN (GER): French pole vault star Renaud Lavillenie ended the season on Sunday in Berlin. After some break he will start the preparation for the next indoor season.
LAUSANNE (SUU): An line-up of internationally renowned coaches will be lecturing at the European Throwing Conference which takes place in Loughborough, Great Britain from 10-12 November. The list of speakers includes renowned hammer coach Tore Gustafsson, who coached Koji Murofushi to the world title in 2011 and Sophie Hitchon to an Olympic bronze medal last summer. Informs European Athletics.
VIENNA (AUT): A special event will be held on Wednesday in the second biggest summer swimming place of Vienna. It will be a long jump into the water. It will start with competition for everybody and best two men and women will qualify for the final in the evening against U20 European medalist in heptathlon Sarah Lagger and U18 national champion Samuel Szihn. The rules will be of course jumping barefoot from a board.
PORTLAND (USA): After two years training in Sacramento with the NorCal Distance Project, US middle distance runner and London semifinalist Kate Grace will be moving to Portland, Oregon to train.
ZAGREB (CRO): British Virgin Islands sensation Kyron McMaster plans to run at Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast next april. The 2016 World U20 medalist who made a breakthrough year in 2017 at 400 m hurdles leads the lists of 2017 and last week won the DL final in Zurich. His last hurdles race will be on Tuesday in Zagreb against the 2016 Olympic winner Kerron Clement.
RESULTS (road results from RRW)
FLINT (USA, Aug 25): At the 41st HAP Crim 10-Mile Road Race Julius Kogo won here for the sixth time since 2010 in 47:01. Kevin Castille set an ARRS world 45-49 record of 49:03.  In the women's race, Buze Diriba missed Cathy O'Brien's 1989 course record by just two seconds in 51:49.
FELTRE (ITA, Aug 26): Multiple steeplechase World champion Ezekiel Kemboi successfully defended his title at the 29th Giro delle Mura Citta di Feltre at 9.5 km in 26:57. Second Marco Salami 26:59 and third Sammy Kipngetich 27:03.
RACIBORZ (POL, Aug 27): Wycliffe Biwot in 1:04:40 and Stellah Barsosio in 1:15:05 were the winners of the 3rd Rafako Racibórz Half-Marathon.
HEM (NED, Aug 27): Ezra Kering in 29:22 and Tabitha Gichia 33:03 from Kenya were the best at the 29th Rabobank Hemmeromloop.
MEMPHIS (USA, Aug 26): Craig Engels won the men mile in 3:58.35 at the Ed Murphy Mile. Canadian Kate Van Buskirk dominated women 1500 m in 4:07.38.
MEADOW VISTA (USA, Aug 26): Norway´s Sondre Guttormsen cleared new national U20 pole vault record here with 541 clearance.
MARIBOR (SLO, Aug 27): Agata Zupin won at U20 Clubs Cup meet of Slovenia the 400 m hurdles in good 56.49.
BUDAPEST (HUN): Hungarian discus Olympian (1980 in Moscow) Katalin Csoke died after a long illnes at age of 61. Her best was a national record of 63.20.
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