Coaching Athletics Quarterly

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EME NEWS (MAR 3, 2018)
Tomas Walsh: "I came here to win but I knew that I would have to throw well to beat these guys. It was a crazy competition but I finished with a boom. If you knew my mother, you would know that she would never disagree with something she has said. But I made the right decision. She will be pretty happy. It is great to have parents supporting you, whatever you do."
Saturday, 03 March 2018 18:19

News from around the World - EME News (Mar 2, 2018)

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EME NEWS (MAR 2, 2018)
Murielle Ahoure after winning the 60 m: "This last year has been so difficult with my father (who has died of cancer). I knew he was watching from up there.
"I was talking to him before the race, saying 'please Dad help me in the race.' I couldn't get a gold medal when he was alive."
EME NEWS (MAR 1, 2018)
Danil Lyenko: "This is the most important result of my career. In London, it was tough. But here, it was really a pleasure to jump with these guys."
Thursday, 01 March 2018 23:35

News from around the World - EME News (Mar 1, 2018)

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Big quality, in women technical events all London World champions
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): In the entry lists 6 men title defenders from Portland 2016 (Maslak, Kejelcha, Lavillenie, Dendy, Dond Bin and Walsh) and the same number of women (Niyonsaba, Hassan, Dibaba, Cunningham, Reese, Rojas). From London 2017 individual winners five men and impressive number of 9 women is entered. More special the fact that in all womentechnical events London World champions are there. On the men side Barshim, Kendricks, Manyonga, Walsh and Mayer. Among women Schippers, Francis (although for the relay only), Obiri, Pearson, Lasitskene, Stefanidi, Reese, Rojas and Gong Lijiao. Also all current indoor World leaders 2018 should compete, the only exceptions are US students (Holloway 60 m Hurdles, McLaughlin women 400 m and Ewen women shot put) along with Kenyan Cheserek who wants to get US citizenship and no longer plans to run for Kenya.
Thursday, 01 March 2018 16:56

News from around the World - EME News (Feb 28, 2018)

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EME NEWS (FEB 28, 2018)
Vetter, Fajdek and Ch. Harting
LEIRIA (POR): The final entries for the European Throwing Cup in Leiria on 10-11 March have been released. Three reigning global senior champions will be competing across the two day programme: Olympic discus champion Christoph Harting, world javelin champion Johannes Vetter and world hammer champion Pawel Fajdek. Harting will face world silver medallist Daniel Stahl and last year’s winner Lukas Weisshaidinger in one of the standout events on the programme. Five other senior winners from Las Palmas twelve months ago will be in action: Bosnia & Herzegovina’s Mesud Pezer (shot put) and France’s Quentin Bigot (hammer) on the men’s side and Hungary’s Anita Marton (shot put), France’s Alexandra Tavernier (hammer) and Slovenia’s Martina Ratej (javelin) on the women’s side. Other notable entrants include European U20 heptathlon champion Alina Shukh from Ukraine in the U23 javelin and European U20 heptathlon silver medallist Geraldine Ruckstuhl from Switzerland in the senior javelin.
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 18:09

News from around the World - EME News (Feb 27, 2018)

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EME NEWS (FEB 27, 2018)
Vetter 91.22 in javelin
POTCHEFSTROOM (RSA, Feb 27): World champion in javelin Johannes Vetter showed top early shape at an open meet in Potchefstroom during his training camp in South Africa. As he informs on his twitter, he achieved 91.22 what is World lead 2018. It is third best competition of his career. Also best ever result in February. But it should be noted there was even earlier better result in the history, Steve Backley achieved 91.45 on January 25, 1992 in New Zealand. Dai Greene won the 400 m hurdles in 49.49 and booked his place for the Commonwealth Games team.
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 16:38

News from around the World - EME News (Feb 26, 2018)

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EME NEWS (FEB 26, 2018)
McLaughlin 50.52 World U20 record
COLLEGE STATION (USA, Feb 25): On the final day of the SEC Conference Champs, Sydney McLaughlin set a world junior indoor record and world lead for the 400m of 50.52. After running 50.97 in the heat the previous day, the former world youth 400m hurdles champion went through 200m in 23.75 and went on to move to third on the continental senior all-time list. Former record of Sanya Richards was 50.82 from 2004. 19-year-old fellow American Lynna Irby, a senior, almost caught her as she came home in 50.62, lower than her outdoor PB. The latter then won the 200m in a world-leading 22.66 over Mikiah Brisco 22.81 and Kayelle Clarke 22.83 NR for Trinidad and Tobago. Jamaican Akeem Bloomfield won the 400m in 45.02 as Nathan Strother was second in 45.59. Kenzo Cotton won the 60 m in 6.59 and also won his final race in the 200 m 20.61, but in other one Mustaqeem Williams was faster with 20.55. World leader Grant Holloway won the hurldes in 7.53. In women 60 m Mikiah Brisco 7.10 ahead of Aleia Hobbs 7.14 and hurdles Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puertorico 7.98. US record holder Keturah Orji won the triple 14.18 ahead of French Yanis David 14.11 PB. Logan Boss cleared 191 in high jump. Sensational shot put improvement for 22 years old Josh Awotunde of Nigeria from 20.38 to 21.33 national indoor record. Texas AM won men´s 4x400 m in 3:02.35 ahead of Florida 3:02.65, women title for LSU 3:30.85.
Kendricks and Lavillenie 593 in superb competition
CLERMONT-FERRAND (FRA, Feb 25): All Star Perche meet was a historical one as 8 jumpers cleared 581 or more. Sam Kendricks in first went over 593, WL and indoor PB and that was the winning jump at the end of the day. Home hero and organiser Renaud Lavillenie did the same in third attempt. Both did not clear 598 afterwards. Next five jumpers cleared 588 and on count back third Pawel Wojciechowski indoor PB, fourth Axel Chapelle huge PB, fifth Mondo Duplantis World Indoor U20 record (it was already when clearing 581), sixth Piotr Lisek and seventh Kevin Menaldo also big overall PB. 2015 World champion Shawn Barber was 8th with 581 with 2014 World indoor winner Kostadinos Filippidis 9th 573 and 2013 World champion Raphael Holzdeppe 10th also 573. The results for positions 5, 6 and 7 are best ever indoor or outdoor. Barber tied the best ever 8th place. US World leader Katie Nagoette won the women competition on count back over 2014 European Champion Anzhelika Sidorova with 486. They both tried at 492 what would not only be a WL but also life-time best for both. Third Ninon Guillon-Romarin improved French record to 472. Fourth Alysha Newman and also fifth Maryna Kylypko along with Lisa Ryzih and Irina Zhuk and Nina Kennedy all jumped 462. Kylypko was happy with national record, but then fell badly on her back in her 3rd try at 472. After visiting the hospital she was released and will fly back home on Monday. Also Belarus record for Zhuk.
Sunday, 25 February 2018 21:24

News from around the World - EME News (Feb 25, 2018)

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EME NEWS (FEB 25, 2018)
Chumba and B. Dibaba, Japanese record for Shitara
TOKYO (JPN, Feb 25): Kenyan Dickson Chumba (winner here 2014 and last year third) won the Tokyo Marathon in fast 2:05:30 but the hero of the day was Yuta Shitara who as second clocked national record 2:06:11. He improved the mark after 16 years and got a million dollar bonus for it. Informs Brett Larner. Three more runners clocked sub 2:07, Kenyans Amos Kipruto 2:06:33 and Gideon Kipketer 2:06:47. In the fifth place Hiroto Inoue 2:06:54 personal best. Feyisa Lilesa was sixth 2:07:30 while pre-race favorite Wilson Kipsang was a non finisher. Cancer survivor Satoru Kasuya delivering his best performance since almost dying five years ago, an emotional 2:14:37 for 30th. Birhane Dibaba of Ethiopia running a smart race, working hard after 30 km also achieved a second Tokyo title, Dibaba negative splitting her way to a 2:19:51 PB just 4 seconds off the course record. Second Ruti Aga 2:21:19 and London World Championships bronze medalist Amy Cragg living up to her pre-race vow to make the top three in PB time, taking 3rd in 2:21:42. Fourth Shure Demise 2:22:07 and last under 2:30 was fifth Helah Kiprop 2:28:58. Based on Brett Larner report.
EME NEWS (FEB 23, 2018)
Thompson vs Schippers
GLASGOW (GBR): Dafne Schippers is aiming to improve her season’s best of 7.09 in the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix on Sunday, informs organisers. “I’m feeling good, I ran 7.09s last week and I hope to run faster, this is a perfect race before the World Championships because we can make a plan for next week based on this race,” she said before her duel with Olympic champion Elaine Thompson. The Muller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow stages the sixth and final event of the IAAF World Indoor Tour for 2018, with other top names like Greg Rutherford, Su Bingtian, Mariya Lasitskene and Ekaterini Stefanidi. Winners of the Tour events will be also Wild Card holders for World Indoors 2018.