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Russian 5 wins in Dessau
31.05.2008
Russian athletes won 5 events at yesterdays Anhalt 2008 meeting in German city of Dessau: mens pole vault and womens 100m, 200m, triple jump and discus throw.

Sokolova and Korotkov win in Beograd
30.05.2008
Yelena Sokolova won the womens long jump at yesterdays Artur Takac Memroial in Beograd achieving 6.50m. In the mens javelin throw, Russians took first three places with Ilya Korotkov as the winner 78.74 m.

Polnova and Pyatykh win in Greece
28.05.2008
Tatyana Polnova and Anna Pyatykh won their events at todays Women Gala 2008 meeting held in Filothei, Greece.

Irina Privalova begins Olympic season
28.05.2008
Olympic champion Irina Privalova has begun her season with two sprint events at the Moscow Colleges Championships. She won the womens 100m clocking 11.6 by hand timing and the womens 200m clocking 23.5.

High results by competitors of upcoming Znamensky Memorial
28.05.2008
The 50th Znamensky Memorial will have a strong line-up consisting of athletes from 25 countries, many of whom achieve high result in the beginning of the Olympic season.

Pishchalnikova wins in Germany
26.05.2008
Darya Pishchalnikova won the womens discus throw at an international meeting held in Halle, Germany. She achieved 63.98 meters.

Tatyana Lebedeva wins again
26.05.2008
Russias best athlete of 2007, Olympic and World champion Tatyana Lebedeva won the womens long jump at the European Champion Clubs Cup in Portugal achieving 6.69 meters.

Russians win European Champion Clubs Cup
26.05.2008
Russian clubs Fimpromko (Yekaterinburg) and Luch (Moscow) won at the European Champion Clubs Cup held in Portugal. Fimpromko scored 134 points in the womens division and Luch scored 115 points in the mens one.

Pamela Jelimo a star of Znamensky Memorial
25.05.2008
Kenyan Athletics rising star, World season leader Pamela Jelimo, 19, bettered her personal best over the womens 800 m at the FBK-Games on 24 May in Hengelo clocking an amazing 1:55.76, a new World Junior record! Pamela will be one of the stars at the Znamensky Memorial that will be held on 15 June in Zhukovsky. Her main rivals will no doubt be Russian athletes headed by multiple World champion, European champion Olga Kotlyarova.

Javelin should fly far in Zhukovsky
23.05.2008
The mens javelin throw will no doubt be one of the most attractive events of the 50th Znamensky Memorial, because many contenders for Beijing 2008 medals will come to Zhukovsky, where the meeting takes place on 15 June.

Aleksandra Butvina scores 6058 in Sochi
19.05.2008
Aleksandra Butvina, 22, won the womens heptathlon at the Russian Combined Events Cup held on 14-16 May in Sochi. She scored 6058 points for the first time in her career. This result is sixth in this World season. Vasiliy Kharlamov won the mens decathlon scoring 7574 points.

Russian team wins Youth match in Yalta
19.05.2008
Russian team won the RUS, UKR, BLR, LAT, TUR Youth Match held on 16-17 May in Yalta, Ukraine scoring 575 points. Ukrainian team was second with 518 points, and Belarusian team placed third scoring 479 points.

Yevgeniya Isakova wins in Dakar
18.05.2008
Yevgeniya Isakova won the womens 400mH at the Meeting Grand Prix IAAF de Dakar clocking 56.20 seconds. Anna Nazarova was second in the womens long jump with 6.57 meters.

Sprint in Zhukovsky promises attractive fight and high results
15.05.2008
The mens and womens sprints promise to be one of the most attractive events of the 50th Znamensky Memorial. In the mens 100m, World and European medalist Andrey Yepishin (native of Zhukovsky) will compete against World Indoor and African Champion Olusoji Fasuba from Nigeria (PB: 9.85), Asian Champion Samuel Francis from Qatar (9.99), European medalist, 2007 Znamensky winner Matic Osovnicar from Slovenia (10.13), 2007 European U23 Champion Rikki Fifton from Great Britain (10.16).

Znamensky Memorial: one month to go
15.05.2008
Only month remains until the 50th Znamensky Memorial, a European Premium Outdoor Meeting, in Zhukovsky. Many Russian and World famous athletes are training for the meeting. The crowd will see them all on the Meteor stadium on 15 June.

Nailya Yulamanova wins Prague Marathon
12.05.2008
Nailya Yulamanova won the womens division of the Prague Marathon held on 11 May clocking 2:31:43.

Russian wins World Race Walking Cup
11.05.2008
Russian team won all the events of the 23rd IAAF World Race Walking Cup.

Kaniskina supreme Cheboksary 2008
11.05.2008
Cheboksary, Russia The home countrys dominance of the 23rd World Walking Cup came full circle when Olga Kaniskina reigned supreme in the womens 20km from start to finish.

Denis Nizhegorodov sets 50km RW World record
11.05.2008
2004 Olympic Silver medalist Denis Nizhegorodov set the mens 50km RW World record at the 23rd IAAF World Race Walking Cup in Cheboksary clocking 3:34:13 today. He beat Nathan Deakes record of 3:35:47 (02.12.2006).

Cheboksary: Junior Women`s 10km
11.05.2008
The womens 10km at the 23rd IAAF World Race Walking Cup, Cheboksary, Russia, 10 11 May 2008 was something of a Russian procession from first to last.

Cheboksary: Men`s 20km
10.05.2008
Any doubts that Francisco Javier Fernandez was a spent global force was laid to rest in Cheboksary on Saturday afternoon (10 May) at the 23rd IAAF World Race Walking Cup.

Bartsaykins World record sets the festival of Race Walking off on a high note - Cheboksary 2008
10.05.2008
Cheboksary, Russia The junior mens 10km, the first race of the 23rd IAAF World Race Walking Cup, Cheboksary, Russia, went to form with Russia predictably opening the weekend in front of over 20,000 spectators with a win.

Tatyana Kotova wins in Doha
10.05.2008
Tatyana Kotova won the womens long jump achieving 6.83 m at yesterdays Super Grand Prix meeting in Doha, Qatar. Anna Chicherova placed second in the womens high jump with 1.96m, and Yuliya Golubchikova was second in the womens pole vault clearing 4.40m.

Isinbayeva begins her season in Rome
06.05.2008
Olympic, World and European Pole Vault champion and World record holder Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia is the first great champion to confirm they will compete at the 2008 edition of the Golden Gala which this year takes place on 11 July 2008, and will be the third stop of the six meeting AF Golden League series.

Yuliya Gromova wins Moscow half-marathon
04.05.2008
Yuliya Gromova won the Moscow International half-marathon setting Russian season best of 1:10:49.

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