Archive on january 2009
Hooker scales 6.01m, scares World record in New York
31.01.2009 World
Olympic Pole Vault gold medallist Steve Hooker started his American tour nicely with a 6.01m clearance at the 102nd running of the Millrose Games in New York on Friday (30) night.

Ukhov and Klyugina win in Moscow
Ivan Ukhov and Viktoriya Klyugina won at the Moscow High Jump with Music Cup clearing 2.30m and 1.94m respectively.

Rybakov and Lukyanenko win in Sweden
Yaroslav Rybakov won the mens high jump at the Samsung Galan meeting held in Goeteborg. He cleared 2.31m. Yevgeniy Lukyanenko won the mens pole vault with 5.55m.

Irina Gordeyeva wins in Cottbus
Irina Gordeyeva won the womens high jump at the Springermeeting in Cottbus (Germany) clearing 2.01 (PB) and becoming a Russian season leader.

Vyacheslav Sokolov: nice when someone supports you
Russian 800m, 1000m, 1500m season leader Vyacheslav Sokolov is gaining his shape from one meeting to other one and going to compete at the Russian Winter meeting on 1 February.

Womens 1000m at Russian Winter: wait for records!
The womens 1000m is traditionally one of the best events of the Russian Winter meeting. As usual, competitors gladden the crowd by a beautiful run and high results.

Vlasic starts with 2.03, Russians with PBs
Viktoriya Klyugina and Svetlana Shkolina both cleared 1.98m in the womens high jump at the International High Jump Meeting Rijeka 2009 held in Croatia today. Blanka Vlasic won with 2.03.

Season bests in Moscow again
Vyacheslav Sokolov gained his second win at the Moscow Indoor Championships clocking 1:48.30 in the mens 800m on Day 2. Oksana Zbrozhek set a World season best of 2:01.53 in the womens 800m.

Jelimo and Wanjiru honoured
25.01.2009 World
Olympic 800m champion Pamela Jelimo and marathon champion Samuel Wanjiru were crowned Kenyan 2008 Sports Personality of the Year.

Moscow vs Volgograd: who faster and longer?
Some good results, including a Russian Junior record, were achieved at the Governor Cup in Volgograd and the Moscow Indoor Championships on Saturday.

Ivan Ukhov: 2.34 in Hustopece
World season leader Ivan Ukhov bettered his season best by 1cm clearing 2.34m at the Hustopecske skakani meeting in Czech.

Cantwell 21.47 in Shot Put
24.01.2009 World
1800 spectators saw the world indoor champion Christian Cantwell from USA to win the 9th Nordhausen Shot Put Indoor Meeting and defend his last year win.

Aleksandra Fedoriva: I run hurdles at Russian Winter
The womens 60mH will be an interesting event at the Russian Winter because of an Olympic Champion and a World Champion.

Yevgeniy Borisov: there is no authorities for me
World Indoor Silver medalist, Russian record holder Yevgeniy Borisov told to about his plans for the season and why he like to compete at the Russian Winter.

Stockholm to celebrate Olympic Games centenary
23.01.2009 World
Sweden is considering a bid to stage the World Junior Championships in 2012. It could be a nice celebration of 100 years since 1912 Olympic Games.

Vlasic starts on Monday
23.01.2009 World
Croatian World High Jump champion Blanka Vlasic will open her season on Monday at first Rijeka High Jump meeting.

Anastasiya Shvedova second in Dresden
Anastasiya Shvedova is no doubt going to be included in the Russian team, for Torino. In Dresden, she placed second in the womens pole vault clearing 4.50m.

Two hours with Athletics
The Russian Winter meeting takes place in Moscow CSKA Area on 1 February. The meetings program consists of 12 events: mens 60m, 60mH, 300m, 1000m, Long jump, High jump and Pole vault and womens 60m

Yevgeniy Borisov knows how to win at CSKA Area
Ladji Doucoure (FRA) and Yevgeniy Borisov (RUS) will be the main competitors in the mens 60mH at the Russian Winter meeting in Moscow.

Yelena Isinbayeva wins Evgen Bergant Trophy
Pole Vault queen Yelena Isinbayeva is the best European female sports personality. She won the 26th annual of the poll organized by European sports press organization UEPS.

Chambers yearns for European Championships
22.01.2009 World
As expected there is no place for Dwain Chambers in the British team announced to face the USA, Sweden, Germany and a Commonwealth Select squad at the Aviva International in Glasgow January 31.

World lead of 2.33 for Ukhov in Trinec
Russian Indoor record holder Ivan Ukhov won the mens high jump at the Beskydska latka (Moravia high jump tour) held in Trinec, Czech Republic. He cleared a World lead of 2.33m.

Simpson possibly out of top contention in 2009
20.01.2009 World
Olympic 100 m silver medalist Sherone Simpson is not too much thinking about Berlin World Championships, but 2010 season.

Carl Lewis condemns doping
19.01.2009 World
Former hero Carl Lewis is still tirelessly covering ground to raise the profile and burnish the image of track and field, the sport that made him famous all over the world, writes Houston Chronicle.

Yuriy Abramov third in Houston
Russias Yuriy Abramov, 32, finished third at the Houston Marathon clocking 2:12:25 with Deriba Merga (ETH) winning in 2:07:52 and Benson Cheruiyot (KEN) taking second in 2:11:33.

Jelimo to USA
17.01.2009 World
800 m star Pamela Jelimo was chosen to be part of Kenyan presidential delegation to witness the inauguration of US President Barack Obama.

Martina makes case to win back Olympic 200 medal
17.01.2009 World
AP reports that world class sprinter Churandy Martina made his case to be reinstated as the Olympic 200 meters silver medalist to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday.

Northern Ireland asked for Olympic marathon
17.01.2009 World
A politician from Dervock, a small village in County Antrim in Northern Ireland, has written to the Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell asking for the marathon at the 2012 Games to be staged there.

Sergey Mudrov clears 2.25 in Yaroslavl
18 year old Sergey Mudrov won the mens high jump at the Central Federal District Indoor Championships in Yaroslavl with 2.25m.

Andrey Tereshin leads the season
2006 World Indoor medalist Andrey Tereshin won the mens high jump at the Ostravska latka meeting in Ostrava clearing a World season best of 2.31m.

2009 Russian Winter new athletics show
A new athletics show in 12 acts is being prepared to be showed on 1 February at the CSKA area in Moscow.

Yaroslav Rybakov flies high as always
Yaroslav Rybakov began his season winning the mens high jump the Christmas Cup meeting in Moscow with 2.30m. Stanislav Malyarenko was second with a PB of 2.23 (repeat).

Golubchikova wins in Moscow
Yuliya Golubchikova won the womens pole vault at todayc Christmas Cup in Moscow clearing 4.70m

Holzdeppe face Lukyanenko at Russian Winter
Olympic Games silver medalist Yevgeniy Lukyanenko will compete in the mens pole vault at the 2009 Russian Winter, where he faces European athletics rising star Raphael Holzdeppe of Germany.


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