Archive on march 2009
Silnov completed a training camp
Olympic high jump champion and reigning European title holder Russian Andrey Silnov completed a training camp in Tsachkadzor, Armenia.

Zadorozhnaya best European in Holland
Yelena Zadorozhnaya finished second at a 10km race in Brunssum, Holland, clocking 34.30 and becoming the best European runner of the race.

Dobrynska honoured Sportsperson of the Year in Ukraine
30.03.2009 World
Olympic heptathlon champion Natalia Dobrynska celebrated her recent award Sportsperson of the Year in Ukraine.

Natalya Sergeyeva second in Warsaw
Natalya Sergeyeva finished second at the Warsaw Half Marathon clocking 1:13.16, just 3 second behind Malgorzata Sobanska of Poland.

Kenyans win in Amman
29.03.2009 World
Kenyan and Ethiopian teams were the leaders at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Amman, Jordan. Each of the teams won 4 gold medals, but the Kenyans topped the medal table.

Bolt this time number two
27.03.2009 World
Triple Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt finished second in a survey carried out for Sky Sports Magazine to find out the worlds greatest sports star.

Kallur sisters may miss World Championships in Berlin
26.03.2009 World
The injured tibia of Sweden´s hurdling sisters Susanna and Jenny Kallur is healing only slowly, informs

Bubka elected to ASOIF Council
26.03.2009 World
IAAF Senior Vice President Sergey Bubka was elected to the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) council.

Markov coach in Poland
Former world champion from 1999 and Olympic medalist from 1996 at 20 km Russian Ilya Markov will be new walking head-coach for Poland´s National Senior Team.

Russian President meets athletes
Dmitry Medvedev visited the Southern Federal Sports Training Centre in Sochi and talked with the members and trainers of Russian athletic team.

Alevtina Biktimrova finishes fourth in Tokyo
Alevtina Biktimrova placed fourth at the Tokyo Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race. She clocked 2:29:33.

Melanie Walker targets 400m hurdles world record
22.03.2009 World
Melanie Walker has voiced her intent to break the womens 400m hurdles world record, but says she is in no great hustle to challenge the mark currently being held by Russian Yuliya Pechenkina.

Lamine Diack against reducing 9 to 6 days
21.03.2009 World
IAAF president Lamine Diack says he is against the idea of reducing the length of the athletics world championships from nine to six days as demanded by media broadcasters. DPA is informing.

Kanter for Indoor Discus World best
17.03.2009 World
At an indoor discus throw competition on Sunday Estonian Gerd Kanter will try to surpass the best under-roof-mark on record (reportedly 66.20 by Wolfgang Schmidt in 1980).

Doucoure faces top French jumpers
16.03.2009 World
60m hurdles European indoor champion, Ladji Doucoure faced top French jumpers Karl Taillepierre and Kafetien Gomis in a friendly competition with shorter run-ups Saturday evening in Saint-Malo.

Mariya Abakumova wins javelin throw
Mariya Abakumova won the womens javelin throw at the European Winter Throwing Cup in Spain. She achieved 61.87m.

Bolt windy 9.93
14.03.2009 World
Triple Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt posted a wind assisted 9.93 for victory in his first 100 metres of the season at the GC Foster Classics.

Faces of the World Championships named
13.03.2009 World
The Local Organizing Committee for the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Berlin 2009 (15 to 23 Aug 2009) on Monday (9) presented the German Faces of the World Championships.

Xiang sets his sights on London 2012
13.03.2009 World
China´s top athlete Liu Xiang set his sights on London Olympic Games 2012.

Chambers links up with BALCO
13.03.2009 World
Dwain Chambers has confirmed he has linked up with BALCO founder Victor Conte, the American who supplied him with the banned drug THG, on an educational basis.

Torino thinks about World indoors 2014
10.03.2009 World
Italian media are reporting that after succesfull European Indoor Championships, the city of Torino and national federation FIDAL are considering a bid to stage World Indoor Championships 2014.

Bayer set European long jump record
08.03.2009 World
Germanys Sebastian Bayer set in the mens long jump a European record of 8.71 (the second jump in the indoor history) in Torino.

Gold and bronze medals in womens 400m
Antonina Krivoshapka won the womens 400m at the European Indoor Championships in Torino clocking 51.18. Darya Safonova finished third with 51.85.

Anna Alminova: I wanted to win
Anna Alminova won the womens 1500m at the European Indoor Championships clocking 4:07.76.

Golubchikova becomes Pole vault champion
Yuliya Golubchikova became the womens pole vault champion of the European Indoor Championships clearing 4.75m. Aleksandra Kiryashova placed fourth with 4.50.

Spasovkhodskiy takes bronze
Igor Spasovkhodskiy took the bronze medal in the mens triple jump at the European Indoor Championships in Torino. He achieved 17.15m.

Ukhov: gold, Dmitrik: silver
Ivan Ukhov won the mens high jump at the European Indoor Championships in Turino clearing 2.32m. Aleksey Dmitrik shared the second place with Ioannu Kiriaros of Cyprus with 2.29m.

Anna Bogdanova wins Pentathlon
Anna Bogdanova won the pentathlon at the European Indoor Championships in Torino. She scored 4761 points. Olga Kurban placed fourth 4576.

Russian athletes flash interviews

Borzakovskiy named Russian team captain
Yuriy Borzakovskiy has been named unanimously a captain of the Russian team in Turin at the teams meeting on Thursday.

Lukyanenko experiments
Olympic silver medalist Yevgeniy Lukyanenko has competed for the first time outdoor in March placing second in the mens pole vault in Melbourne.

Powell clocks 10.23 against wind
05.03.2009 World
Former world record holder Asafa Powell was not able to clock faster than 10.23 against -1.4 wind in his season opener at First this years IAAF Grand Prix meet in Melbourne.

British sprinters challenge in Torino
05.03.2009 World
Great Britain has a stranglehold on the title with Dwain Chambers and European Under-23 champion, Simeon Williamson, leading the charge.

New champions in Torino
05.03.2009 World
A new generation of champions will be crowned in Torino.

Vlasic ready to compete in Torino
05.03.2009 World
High Jump world champion Blanka Vlasic is ready to compete at highest level in Torino.

Bolt first 100m confirmed
04.03.2009 World
Usain Bolt confirmed his first 100 m of the year.

Stuczynski raises American record to 4.83m
02.03.2009 World
Pole vaulter Jenn Stucyznski has had difficulty with consistency on the indoor circuit in 2009. Records, though, have come easily.

IAAF to launch global Diamond League of 1 Day Meetings
02.03.2009 World
The IAAF is delighted to announce a major new initiative with the creation of a new circuit of elite Athletics Meetings known as the IAAF Diamond League starting in 2010.


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