Powell, 30, will become the fastest man ever to run at Australia’s richest and most famous footrace in pursuit of the $40,000 first prize.
The three-time Olympic 100m finalist has been keen to test himself on the grass track at Stawell for many years, but injury and timing have precluded an appearance until this year.
“I’ve been ready to come down a couple of times over the past few years but I’m happy to say that this year will be the year,” Powell said from his home in Kingston, Jamaica.
Powell will also become the first 100m world record holder to run at Stawell in 62 years.
American Barney Ewell and Panama’s Lloyd LaBeach competed in the Gift in consecutive years at the beginning of the 1950s. In 1948 both jointly held the then hand timed world mark at 10.2 seconds.
Powell held the 100m world record between June 2005 and May 2008, running 9.77 seconds three times before eclipsing that with 9.74 seconds in Rieti, Italy in September. The time stood until Usain Bolt set the first of three 100m world records when running 9.72 seconds in New York in 2008.
With a best time of 9.72 seconds, set in Lausanne post Beijing, Powell now sits at number four on the list of the fastest men in history, behind Bolt (9.58), their Jamaican teammate Yohan Blake (9.69) and American Tyson Gay (9.69).
No athlete in history has run more sub-ten second 100m times than Powell, who has achieved the feat on 88 occasions, although never in Australia. Despite winning the gold medal at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, Powell clocked 10.03 seconds in both the semi final and final.
“I will need to be in sub-ten second shape and run a faster than a ten second hundred if I want to make the final I think,” Powell said.
Powell’s former training partner Michael Frater came within a whisker of making the Gift final last year after a desperately close photo finish in the semi final to eventual Gift final runner-up Doug Greenough. Frater, who went on to win the XXXX Gold Backmarkers sprint in a slick 12.30 seconds was also keen to return in 2013 but recent surgery will keep him off the track until later in 2013.
“Michael told me about the great time he had last year and he came really close to making the final. I’ve watched the finals and know about Josh Ross and his win from scratch so I’d like to become the third man to do that,” Powell said.
Powell spends a lot of his time training on grass tracks at home and sees this as an advantage in his quest to join Ross and Madagascan Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa as the only men to win the Gift from the coveted scratch mark.
“Like most Jamaican sprinters, I’ve grown up running on grass and a lot of our training is dome on grass so that’s no problem. The handicaps are a different story though,” Powell said.
Powell has recovered from the re-occurrence of the groin injury which affected his performance in the Olympic final in London where he limped home in 8th place. The injury kept him out of the 4x100m relay in which Frater joined with Bolt, Blake and Nesta Carter to win the gold medal in world record time.
Long-time manager Paul Doyle travelled to Stawell last year with Frater and loved every second of the unique event. He said Powell has recovered from the groin injury that cruelled his Olympic medal hopes in London.
“Asafa has really matured as an athlete the past couple years. He is taking care of his body off the track and doing all the necessary work to ensure he stays healthy. The groin injury from London has healed and his coach has been doing a lot of preventative exercises to keep the groin issue at bay,” Doyle said.
Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty said the signing was a coup for the Gift.
“To have Asafa Powell running at Central Park is not only great news for the Stawell Gift but for sports lovers, particularly in Western Victoria. To see a former world record holder competing at the Gift will be something to behold. There is always a buzz around Stawell at Easter but I think this year it will be even bigger,” Mr Delahunty said.
“We’ve been chasing Asafa for many years so to finally get him to Stawell is great news,” Australia Post Stawell Gift promoter David Culbert said.
“He has always wanted to add Stawell to his competition bucket-list. We’ve come close a few times but we’re rapt that he’s coming this year. He’s a great guy and the spectators and people of Stawell will find him to be a humble champion. Although he doesn’t mind tinkering with fast cars and I’m sure he’ll be looking for spare parts for his hotted-up Nissan when he’s in town,” Culbert said.
Stawell Athletic Club president Scotney Hayter said it was testimony to the Gift that Powell wanted to add Stawell to his 2013 schedule.
“Given the form of two-time winner Josh Ross in winning the Bay Sheffield in Adelaide the prospect of Asafa Powell and a Stawell legend like Josh in action at Central Park this Easter is mouth watering,” Hayter said.
The 132nd Australia Post Stawell Gift carnival will be staged during the Easter long weekend from Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April 2013.
Visit www.stawellgift.com/event-guide/buy-tickets/ or the SAC office in Stawell now for your individual, family or three day weekend event pass. Corporate marquee packages and memberships can also be purchased.
Asafa Powell – Fast Facts
Born: 23 November 1982 (currently 30 years of age)
- Set a 100m world record of 9.77 in Athens, Greece on 14th June 2005
- Equalled that time in Gateshead (11th June 2006) and Zurich (18th August 2006)
- Broke his own world record with 9.74 in Rieti, Italy on 9th September 2007
- Set a personal best of 9.72 in Lausanne, Switzerland 2008
- 2006 Commonwealth Games 100m champion
- 2008 Olympic 4 x 100m relay champion (in word record time)
- 2009 world 4 x 100m relay champion
- Sub-10 second runner on 88 occasions (most in history by any athlete)
- Sub-9.90 seconds on 34 occasions (most by any athlete in history)
- Sub 9.80 seconds on 8 occasions (a feat only Bolt has achieved)
- Three-time Olympic 100m finalist (5th in Athens and Beijing, 8th in London)
- World championships 100m bronze (Osaka 2007 and Berlin 2009)
|60m||6.50||Birmingham, UK||February 2012|
|100m||9.72||Lausanne, Switzerland||September 2008|
|200m||19.90||Kingston, Jamaica||June 2006|
|400m||45.94||Sydney, Australia||February 2009|
What might be a very tragic valentines day event.
Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius has shot and killed his girlfriend, South African media are reporting.
Afrikaans-language newspaper Beeld is reporting he mistook Reeva Steenkamp, his girlfriend of a year, for a burglar to his Pretoria home.
Johannesburg’s Talk Radio 702 said Pistorius was understood to have shot Steenkamp in the head and arm.
Police spokesman Katlego Mogale said a “26-year-old man had been taken into custody for shooting a 30-year-old woman”.
Mogale could not confirm if the suspect was Pistorius, saying his identity would be revealed only once he appears in court later on Thursday.
Recognising that the resources and effort involved in developing an education programme may be beyond capabilities on a national level, the IAAF operates a Coaches Education and Certification System (CECS) which is available as a service to Member Federations which would like to make use of it.
As from March 2007, the CECS features five levels of courses operating in seven languages, English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Portuguese. For each course level the IAAF provides a standard syllabus, qualified lecturers and the necessary learning support materials. Financial resources for the system come from the IAAF and its Area associations, Olympic Solidarity and other partners on the international and national levels, as well as self-funded options at the higher levels.
Operation of CECS is co-ordinated by the IAAF Member Services Department (MSD) and the IAAF Regional Development Centres (RDCs). The new 5-Level CECS structure has been created to specifically address the following areas (see ‘Fig.1’ pdf and ‘Fig 2’ pdf).
Please note: Individuals interested in attending a Level I or Level II course should contact their National Federation directly. Level III and Level IV courses are normally staged at the RDCs and are designed for a smaller number of coaches who will have specialist duties within their Federation. The Level V is the IAAF Academy programme which is organised in cooperation with sport universities. For further details of the 5 Levels of award see ‘Table 1’ pdf and below:
- Bolt, Felix named IAAF World Athletes of the Year (cnsnews.com)
Tudor Bompa is known to many as the man who single-handedly revolutionized Western training methods. Name your favorite strength coach and very likely he’s been strongly influenced by the work of Tudor Bompa. Learn his secrets!
By: Mike Mahler
Feb 21, 2003
Tudor Bompa is known to many as the man who single-handedly revolutionized Western training methods. After more than forty years of work in the arena of international sports, he’s widely considered one of the world’s leading specialists when it comes to periodization, planning, peaking, and strength and power lifting. Name your favorite strength coach and very likely he’s been strongly influenced by the work of Tudor Bompa.
Like many top coaches, Bompa began as an athlete himself and competed as a rower in the 1956 Olympic Games. As a coach (if one can even use that limiting term to describe him), Bompa has worked with athletes in eleven Olympic Games and World Championships, and has helped create four gold medals and 22 national champions. He’s presented his training theories is over 30 countries.
In other words, this guy knows his stuff!
Currently, Bompa is a full-time professor at York University in Toronto Ontario. Luckily, he took the time to sit down to an interview with Mike Mahler.
Testosterone: How did you first get interested in strength training?
Tudor Bompa: My athletic background is in track and field, and later on I got into rowing and cross country skiing. I was amongst the first athletes to incorporate a great deal of strength training into training for skiing. That was back in the early 1960′s! My improvements were so visible that many other competitors were aghast. Because of my gains in upper and lower-body strength, I was able to use the skating technique for many parts of the race. Equally important was the use of my superior force in the arms.
Usain Bolt (“Lightning Bolt”) is a Jamaican sprinter and three-time Olympic gold medalist. Holding the world record for the 100 and 200 meter sprints at 9.58 seconds and 19.19 seconds, respectively, Bolt is a towering presence at 6’5″, 207lbs. Unlike the typical compact sprinter who needs 45-48 strides to cover 100 meters, Bolt only needs 40-41 strides. In this lens, I describe Usain Bolt workout routine and diet plan that helped him get so fast.
Although not a Filipino athlete, Pinoyathletics.com is proud to call James Wong of Singapore a friend.
James will be conducting the ‘Circle of Champions’, a 2-day throws clinic with lecture on strength and conditioning organized by Run for Change at the end of January in Manila with Pinoyathletics.com as an event partner.
Potential local athletes actively competing in Discus, Shot put, and Hammer throwing events will be selectively invited to learn from the very experienced veteran athlete and coach.
James, aside from being the General Manager of the Singapore Athletics Association and Chief Sports Development and Performance, is undoubtedly the greatest male athlete in SEA Games athletics history.
He has won a total of 10 SEA Games Gold Medals, nine in the Discus from 1993-2005 and 2009-2011. In 1997 James also decided to win the Gold for Hammer Throw as well. This makes James have the most number of medals for a male athlete (10) at the SEA Games and equal the most number of medals in a single event with Burma’s Jennifer Tin Lay who has nine consecutive titles in Women’s Shot-put between 1965 and 1983. Our very own Elma Muros of the Philippines is tied with Lay for the most number of Golds in all individual events with fifteen (Lay won a further six titles in the discus), (Elma has eight in the Long Jump). Elma is probably the most bemedalled athlete at SEA Games if you include the Relays.
Wong at 44 years of age is in an event (discus) were athletes can continue improving into there 40s as strength levels is something that continually increases later on as opposed to speed which usually starts dropping off in the 30s.
If James can take out the SEA Games Discus title one last time in 2013 he will reach the magic number ten. He is already the most bemedalled Singaporean Track and Field Athlete in the nation’s history.
James currently holds the SEA Games record in the discus. As an honor for his many years of service James was selected to carry the Singapore flag at both the 2003 & 2011 SEA Games for Team Singapore.
The 6’3 Wong also played soccer and Basketball up until 2000.
Manager and Coach
Mr Wong went to College in the United States at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut California from 1990 to 1993, with a degree of Associate in Arts and from 1993 to 1995 he attended Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, for his Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Kinesiolgy andminor in Management. Both of these two fields would help him off later in life as a self coached athlete and administrator in Singapore Athletics.
As well a accomplished coach and active sea games champion, he is also the General Manager of the Singapore Athletics Association. In June 2010 Singapore athletics had a new group come in who were to reform the Singaporean Athletic Association. Mr Wong who was initially Honorary Secretary, and later their Chief High Performance in the new team, and then promoted to General Manager.
Mr Wong is also a highly experienced coach. He has coached Ms Wan Lay Chi who won the silver medal for shot putt women in the 2011 sea games where Singapore won both gold and silver.
- Muros wins one of several golds at the Asian Masters (pinoyathletics.com)
As the initial thread of Evolution of the High Jump was so popular. Currently are #3 most popular post with over 800 reads at this time. I have decided to keep the original without make any changes for future reference. However I did get a lot of feedback for ways to improve the article from Track & Field News from Per Anderson and GH mainly.
Feedback from Track and Field News
A bit rudimentary though. Some of the picture series are poorly made. Especially the Eastern Cut-off sequence where picture #6 does not belong or is just extremely badly done.
Similarly # 5 in the Western roll sequence is poorly made. It does not follow #4 + it does not resemble anything. Just terrible.
The straddle sequence looks like a copy of a series I have seen of Brumel, except #4-5 in the sequence are way off.
On the other hand I did like the western roll photo of Mary Bignal (Rand). Hadn’t seen it for ages.
Wondering who was the last known proponent of this technique at the national and international levels?
Also what is the ‘WR’ for this HJ technique?
If by Scissors you mean the simple Scissors you see during warm ups before meets then the last world record was probably set in 1895 by James Ryan of Ireland at 1.94 (6’4 1/2″) Holm has also scissored 2.10 (originally reported at 2.05) but Sjoberg is reported (by Ed Fern) to have scissored 2.15.
(Holm Scissors 2.10m)
However, a more efficient way of scissoring was developed by Mike Sweeney. This technique which is never seen to-day was called the Sweeney style or Eastern Cut-Off style. Sweeney set his last world record also in 1895 at 1.97. Kotkas of Finland set a Euro record with this technique in 1936 at 2.04.
My guess would be that the last time this type of Scissors was used by an Olympic finalist was in 1952.
The great female jumper Iolanda Balas also used a version of the Eastern Cut-Off during her world record jumps in the 50′s and 60′s.
(provided by Per Anderson)
Then I’ll just add that I disagree withe following statement regarding the straddle:
The Russian and Americans pioneered the evolution of the straddle technique – Per Anderson
American high jumpers were the first to utilize both the straight leg straddle and the dive straddle.However, what mostly influenced Russian straddlers were the Swedish dive straddlers of the early-mid 50′s. While American straddlers had gradually slowed down the speed of the approach run, culminating with Dumas in 1956, the Swedes started using a longer and faster run-up and focussed mostly on the bent leg dive straddle (Bengt Nilsson world’s #2 and Euro champ in 1954). This is what influenced the Russians. They added even more speed and utilized power (weight) training to a greater degree. Brumel did not RADICALLY speed up his approach run. He just ran faster that anybody up until then. Yashchenko was even faster than Brumel.
Brill should be given credit as well for Fosbury Flop
Around the same time as Dick Fosbury a lesser known Canadian woman by the name of Debbie Brill was perfecting the same style. In Canada this was becoming known as ‘The Brill Bend’. The Video below presents evidence that Debbie Brill was using what later became known as the ‘Fosbury Flop’ in 1966. Two years prior to when Fosbury used it at the Olympic Games.
Brill quoted this
If we had had ‘coaching’, we wouldn’t have developed our styles. We’d have had to jump the ‘accepted’ way, which was the straddle.
Brill however did not enjoy the same sucess as Fosbury but had a long career top ranked in 1979, and broke the world indoor record in 1982.
It was Fosbury use of the jump at a major event which established it as ‘The Fosbury Flop’ Fosbury at the 1968 Olympic Games smashed the old world record with his unorthodox jumping style which later became the default method of all high jumpers ever since.
Even earlier examples of the Flop
Fosbury and Brill indeed had parallel evolution, geographically close yet with no knowledge of each other.
But as we “proved” with photo evidence in T&FN, neither of them was first. Guy named Bruce Quande (off the top of my head) used what was clearly the same technique at the ’63 Montana HS meet.
And my HS coach said he saw a guy in Germany in the ’30s do basically the same thing. The provenance is indeed murky. ‘gh – track and field news’
A comprehensive mechanical analysis of high jump technique evolution:
A “Science Friday” video explaining high jump technique:
Compiled from threads at Track & Field News
Two Jamaican athletes have been tested positive for banned substances. They are: Dominique Blake and Ricardo Cunningham, an 800m runner. Cunningham was tested positive for the substance pseudoephedrine. It was not immediately clear for what substance Blake tested positive. Blake went to the Olympics as part of the 4X400m relay team but did not run. Cunningham however did not qualify to go to the Olympics.
This is Blake’s second violation and so she’s looking at a life ban and the other athlete a possible two yr ban. It is likely that it’ll be more like six months or less… I read he tested “marginally higher” than the allowable levels of pseudoephedrine that would occur from the recommended medical dosages of the popular nasal decongestant…
I think Dominique Blake’s worst case scenario may also seem like overkill to some people, at least to those who feel that the penalties for stimulants may be excessive at times… She faces a possible lifetime ban for first testing positive for ephedrine in 2006, and, according to the Jamaica Gleaner, testing positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine this time.
I wonder when the Jamaican authorities found out about Dominique Blake testing positive at the Jamaican Senior Championships/Olympic Trials in late June, since she still went to London as a 4×4 alternate in August… I also wonder if the fact that she didn’t run in the London 4×4 heats was pure luck and would have happened anyway, or if it was an intentional decision by the Jamaican coaches because they’d been made aware of her positive test result… Had she run in the heats I assume Jamaica’s 4×4 bronze would be at risk.
The other athlete Cunningham apparently declared the medication he was taking on the relevant form (T.U.E.). Supposedly the only reason that this has registered as an A.A.F. is because the level was found to be just over the expected maximum (ie he took a slightly higher dosage, 2.5 Tbsp instead of 2) for pseudoephedrine and JADCO is being careful and following procedure. I’ve heard that the expectation is a public warning, since the medication was declared before competition.
- Jamaican athletes Dominique Blake and Ricardo Cunningham face bans for alleged doping (telegraph.co.uk)
- 2 Jamaica track athletes suspected of doping (nbcsports.msnbc.com)
- Jamaican Sprinter Michael Frater leaves MVP Track Club (pinoyathletics.com)
This is posted with the permission of Mr Jad Adrian Washif and is the most up to date edition which is available to the general public. Mr Washif is a member of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians (ATFS) and is the South East Asian and Malaysian Statistician. You can read more of Jad’s work by visiting his very informative website Adriansprints.com which like Pinoyathletics began its infancy off as a blog and then became a website. Jad has been very helpful in helping me compile the Filipino All-time lists.
Please note these ranking lists are up to the 31.08.2012 only and results after then are not contained in these files in future a more up to date version may be released. The rankings also exclude Fil-Heritage athletes as Mr. Washif does not have access to the eligibility of those athletes. Fil-Heritage athletes will however be included on the Filipino National Ranking lists.
Available for download in (pdf file) below
- 2012 Philippines Womens Ranking List 200m (pinoyathletics.com)
- 2012 Philippines Womens Ranking List 100m (pinoyathletics.com)
- ASEAN University Games Dec 12-18 Schedule and Rules for RP Team (pinoyathletics.com)
Kunshan (CHN) 22-25.09.12 -National Championships-
Mens Pole Vault
|Pole vault||24 September|
|1||Yang Yansheng||CHN||5 Jan 88||5.70||SB|
|2||Xue Changrui||CHN||31 May 91||5.60||PB|
|3||Zhang Wei||CHN||22 Mar 94||5.50||=PB|
|4||Lu Yao||CHN||19 Sep 87||5.30||SB|
|5||Xie Xing||CHN||3 Feb 88||5.30||SB|
|5||Zhou Bo||CHN||10 Jan 89||5.30||SB =PB|
|5||Yao Jie||CHN||21 Sep 90||5.30||=PB|
|8||Che Zhenbang||CHN||5 May 88||5.15|
|9||Ding Peng||CHN||5 May 89||5.15||SB =PB|
|10||Rong Yunlei||CHN||9 Nov 89||5.00|
|10||Tan Hui||CHN||22 Feb 89||5.00|
|10||Li Kang||CHN||16 Jul 87||5.00|
|13||Yang Song||CHN||22 Jun 93||5.00||SB =PB|
|13||Xu Qing||CHN||13 Jan 91||5.00|
|15||Chen Qinghuai||CHN||9 Aug 93||4.80|
|16||Duan Sen||CHN||2 Jun 91||4.80||PB|
|17||Lin Jiajian||CHN||16 Aug 91||4.80|
|Tang Zhanggui||CHN||15 Feb 85||NH|
|Xia Xiang||CHN||28 Mar 91||NH|
|Yang Quan||CHN||8 Dec 86||NH|
Manchester (GBR) 15.9.12 -City Games-
|1||Mary Saxer||USA||21 Jun 87||4.25|
|4.10/2 4.25/1 4.40/XXX|
|2||Holly Bleasdale||GBR||2 Nov 91||4.10|
|3.95/1 4.10/2 4.25/XXX|
|2||April Steiner Bennett||USA||22 Apr 80||4.10|
|4||Katie Byres||GBR||11 Sep 93||3.80|
Tianjin (China) 13-18.9.12 -National Student Games-
|Pole vault||15 September|
|1||Yao Jie||CHN||21 Sep 90||5.30||PB|
|5.15/1 5.30/1 5.50/XXX|
|2||Lu Yao||CHN||19 Sep 87||5.15|
|4.80/1 5.00/3 5.15/2 5.30/X 5.40/XX|
|3||Xue Changrui||CHN||31 May 91||4.80|
|4.80/1 5.00/X 5.15/XX|
|4||Xia Xiang||CHN||28 Mar 91||4.80|
|4.60/3 4.80/2 5.00/XXX|
|Pole vault||14 September|
|1||Sun Sinan||CHN||15 Dec 93||3.70|
|2||Zhuo Xiaojun||CHN||30 Nov 90||3.60||SB|
Chennai (India) 10-12.9.12 -Indian National Champs-
Event # 35 WOMENS Pole Vault
TIME:- 16:00 HRS
# N.R.:V.S. SUREKHA PATIALA 4.08 23.10.2006
% M.R.:V.S. SUREKHA RSPB 4.00 OCT-2009
1 KHYATI S VAKHARIA . KARNATAKA 3.70m
2 SUREKA VS . RAILWAYS 3.65m
3 DIJA K C . KERALA 3.40m
4 SINJU PRAKASH . KERALA 3.30m
5 ANUSHA K P . KERALA 3.30m;
6 REMYA R . RAILWAYS 3.30m
7 K.K. ANUSHA . RAILWAYS 3.20m
8 SARANYA SUBRAMANIYAN TAMILNADU 3.20m
9 KIRANBIR KAUR . PUNJAB 3.10m
KUMARI SANGEETA . AIPSCB FOUL
Event # 14 MENS Pole Vault
TIME:- 17:00 HRS
# N.R.:VIJAY PAL SINGH TRIVANDRAM 5.10 27.12.1987
% M.R.:V.V.GEESH KUMAR POL 5.05 9-11-2005
1 BIMIN K.P . RAILWAYS 4.95m
2 BINEESH JACOB . GUJRAT 4.70m
3 PARVEEN-II . HARYANA 4.70m
4 BALA KRISHNA . RAILWAYS 4.70m
5 SUNDER SINGH . AIPSCB 4.70m
6 J. PREETH . TAMILNADU 4.50m
7 ELENGO . TAMILNADU 4.40m
8 VINAY KUMAR SINGH . SERVICES 4.40m
9 KULDEEP SINGH . UTTAR PRADESH 4.30m
10 SANJAY YADAV . SERVICES 4.30m
(Italy) 9.9.12 -Memorial Liborio Fraraccio-
Mens Pole Vault Results
1. Joelle Verrechhia (93) 4.30m; 2. Antonio De Gioia (94) 4.00m; 3. Marco Manzo (96) 3.70m
Womens Pole Vault Results
1. Caterina Greco (95) 2.60m; 2. Federica Triunfo (96) 2.60m; 3. Serena Aurrichio (93) 2.50m; 4. Olga Scuccimarra (95) 2.40m; 5. Marcella De Martino (92) 2.30m
Rieti (Italy), 9.9.12 -World Challenge-
Womens Pole Vault Results
Zagreb (Croatia), 9.9.12 -National U23 Champs-
Men Under 23 (Sept 9) : 1. Ivan Horvat 5.40m (93) , 2. Hrvoje Sedlar (94) 4.10m, 3. Borna Saric (96) 3.90m
Buenos-Aires (Argentina), 8-9.9.12 -Clubs Meet
Womens: 1. schroedeer maria de la paz FCMAX 1985 3.20; 2. Vilanova Luisina CAER 1989 3.10; 3. Banez Veronica Elizabet VyR 1985 3.10; 4. 4,5 Magnano Paula VyR 1988 2.904º 4; 5. Benitez Rocio Soledad VyR 1986 2.90; 6. Mosquera Panizo Micaela EBFAM 1994 2.90, 7. Meneghetti Carolina UNL 1993 2.50; Fuera de Prueba chiaraviglio valeria VyR 1989 3.80
Mens: 1. benitez ruben VyR 1990 4.60; 2. aguilar alejandro QUIRO 1991 4.40; 3. Korniejczuk Fernando IACCX 1985 4.30; 4. marconi julio GR757 1982 4.00; 5. Perez Pablo QUIRO 1971 3.90; - – Alberio Andres Alejandro CADAF 1964 s/m ; Fuera de competencia Germán Chiaraviglio santa fe 1987 5.50; Guillermo Chiaraviglio santa fe 1984 4.70
Marinaga (Brazil), 8.9.12 -National U23 Champs-
Womens Under 23 (Sept 8)
1. Sara Pereira (90) 3.80m; 2. Maira Silva (91) 3.80m SB =PB; 3. Claudia Vitoria (91) 3.70m; 4. Daniela Teixeira (95) 3.30m; 5. Renata Merricks (94) 3.30m; 5. Nayara dos Santos (93) 3.30m; 5. Isabella Brenzan (93) 3.30m; 8. Nualla Pererira (93) 3.20m; 9. Roberta Santos (94) 3.20m
Tabor (Czek Republic), 8.9.12 -Club Champs-
Mens1. Jan Kudlicka (88) 5.65m, 2. Michal Balner (82) 5.20m, 3. Lukas Bechyne (83) 5.20m, 4. Lukas Posekany (92) 5.10m, 5. Michael Kleinert (92) 5.00m, 6. Jaroslav Chlebik 4.80m, 7. Adam Sebastian Helcelet 4.60m, 8. Jan Jansky 4.40m, 9. Dominik Dvorak 4.20m, NM Marek Lehoky, Frantisek Sanek & Adam Ptaceck.
1. Romana Malakova (87) 4.30m, 2. Slavomira Slukova (81) 3.70m, 3. Aneta Moryskova 3.60m, 4= Zuzana Prazakova 3.30m, 4= Rebekha Silhanova 3.30m, 6. Nikola Suchelova 3.30m, 7. Lucie Sedlakova 3.10m, 8. Barbora Skanlikova 2.90m, NM Kristyana Hejretova, Karolina Prochazkova
Kocienice (Poland), 6.9.2012 –Memorial Marka Luczynskiego-
Lukas Michalski (Wikipedia)
PV 1 Maksym Mazuryk (ukr) 5.60; 2 Lukasz Michalski 5.40; 3 Vladislav Revenko (ukr) 5.40; 4 Lázaro Borges (cub) 5.40; 5 Przemyslaw Czerwinski and Robert Sobera 5.30; 7 Pawel Wojciechowski 5.20
Göteborg (Sweden), 1-2.9.2012 –Finnkampen/FIN versus SWE-
PV (2) 1 Eemeli Salomäki (fin) 5.53; 2 Alhaji Jeng (swe) 5.53; 3 Melker Svard Jacobsson (swe) 5.48 NJR ; 4 Olli Rannikko (fin) 5.38; 5 Jarno Kivioja (fin) 5.22; 6. Simon Assarsson (swe) 5.08;
PV 1 Milla Siekkinen (fin) 3.64; 2 Hanna Jansson (swe) 3.58; 3 Terese Dimblad-Gonzalez (swe) 3.52; 4 Enna Hassinen (fin) NH
(these results have been ammended i checked a secondary source)
- Nordic Games – Carolina Kluft Retires (pinoyathletics.com)
Berlin (Germany), 2.9.12, -ISATF-
Olympic Games Silver Medalist Bjorn Otto took out the Mens Pole Vault in front of a home crowd in Berlin, fellow German Malte Mohr was second. Australian 2008 Olympic and 2009 World Champion Steven Hooker did not clear a height.
Busan (South Korea), 2.6.12, -International Pole Vault Meet-