Archive on may 2009
No last years success for Chernova
Tatyana Chernova placed 7th at the 34th Hypo-Meeting (Multi Events) held on 30-31 Mat in Goetzic. She couldnt repeat her success from the last year when she won in the hepathlon.

Russians three wins in Greece
Andrey Olshanskiy, Ilya Korotkov and Anna Pyatykh won their events at the Papaflessia 2009 meeting held in Kalamata, Greece.

Borchin wins, Kaniskina finishes second in Krakow
Olympic Champion Valeriy Borchin won the mens 10km at the Na Rynek marsz!, a leg of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge, held in Krakow, Poland. He clocked 38:11.16.

Mockenhaupt 8:45.79 european lead
30.05.2009 World
Berlin-bound for marathon Sabrina Mockenhaupt clocked european leading 8:45.79 at 3000 m at a local meeting.

IAAF announces record TV coverage for Berlin
28.05.2009 World
The IAAF is delighted to announce that for the 2009 IAAF World Championships, agreements have been concluded that cover 212 territories, a record for this event.

Mikitenko and Mockenhaupt named for Berlin
28.05.2009 World
Irina Mikitenko and Sabrina Mockenhaupt were named to the German Marathon team for the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Berlin Germany (15 to 23 August).

Isinbayeva wins prestigious world sports award again
Yelena Isinbayeva was named the winner of the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award for the second time, following her sensational gold medal winning performance in the Beijing Olympics.

Kanter beats Alekna
27.05.2009 World
11th Ludvik Danek Memorial Meeting saw current olympic winner and world champion Gerd Kanter of Estonia winning over former gold medalist Virgilijus Alekna of Lithuania in their first discus clash of the year.

Bayer to compete at Berlins DKB-ISTAF
27.05.2009 World
The new athletics star of Germany Sebastian Bayer will compete at the DKB-ISTAF in Berlins Olympic Stadium on 14 June.

Chambers in Montreuil, not in Berlin
26.05.2009 World
European indoor 60 m champion Dwain Chambers will not be able to compete at the opening Golden League meeting of the season in Berlin next month after all, it was revealed on Monday.

Kanter vs. Alekna
26.05.2009 World
The Danek Memorial meet (national permit) on Tuesday May 26 will see first this years clash of discus titans Gerd Kanter vs. Virgilijus Alekna.

Russian triumph in Los Angeles
Tatyana Petrova won the womens race of the 14th Los Angeles marathon with 15.000 competitors. Silviya Skvortsova finished third and Lyubov Morgunova was fourth.

Reutovich and Zhalybin win 24hours Championships
Irina Reutovich and Denis Zhalybin became champions of the Russian 24 hours Championships held in Moscow on 24 May.

Vasilevskis WL in Javelin
25.05.2009 World
First 90+ throw of 2009 by Athens 2004 silver winner Vadim Vasilevskis who achieved 90.71 at Jaunzeme and Lusis javelin meet.

Belém spectacular produces five world season leads
25.05.2009 World
The 25th edition of the Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa proved to be a memorable one, as the Estádio Mangueirão in Belém witnessed five world season leading marks on 24 May.

Nizhegorodovs 3:42 win over 50km highlights in Metz
It was good news for walking when only one of five favourites rose highest on the podium at the eighth European Cup Race Walking in Metz this afternoon, Sunday 24.

Powell starts in New York
24.05.2009 World
Star sprinter Asafa Powell confirmed for Universal Sports website he is ok to run at New York Grand Prix meet next week after some reports indicated he is not totally healthy.

Abakumova starts season
Mariya Abakumova placed third in the womens javelin throw at the 35. Hallesche Erdgas - Werfertage 2009 meeting held in Halle, Germany. She achieved 61.69.

Kostetskaya beats Jelimo
Russian athletes competed at the 2 Meeting International Mohammed VI held in Rabat, Morocco, on 23 May.

Barcelona waits for Campbell-Brown
23.05.2009 World
Agent Claude Bryan points out, that the agreement with Barcelona meeting about the participation of Veronica Campbell-Brown at the July meeting is not yet finalized.

Four Beijing champions on show in Belem
22.05.2009 World
The northern city of Belém, in the State of Pará, will serve as the venue of the 25th Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa/Governo do Pará de Atletismo on Sunday (24).

Onyia positive at WAF
21.05.2009 World
The Spanish hurdler Josephine Onyia was tested positive after her 12.54 victory at the IAAF World athletics final in Stuttgart on September 13th last year.

Hrasnova improves the Hammer mark
21.05.2009 World
Slovak hammer thrower Martina Hrasnova improved her national record from last year by 8 cm to huge world lead 76.90 at Tirnavia meet.

Holliday clocks 10.01
20.05.2009 World
Second fastest 100 m of the year on the track for Trindon Holliday who clocked 10.01 (+1.1) personal best to win the SEC finals.

Saladino will be ok for Hengelo
20.05.2009 World
Olympic long jumper winner Irving Saladino was on Sunday at Joao Havelange Stadium in Rio de Janeiro but due to slight injury he did not compete as a precaution.

Vili sets 20.69m Oceania Shot Put record in Rio
18.05.2009 World
New Zealander Valerie Vili, the 2007 World and 2008 Olympic champion at Shot Put, produced the best performance of the 2009 Grande Prêmio Rio/Caixa de Atletismo, held at the Cidade Maravilhosa on Sunday 17 May, more precisely at the Estádio João Havelange, also known as Engenhão.

Culson again fast, Martina beats Chambers
18.05.2009 World
Home star Javier Culson confirmed his excellent shape with 48.43 400 m Hurdles win at Ponce Grand Prix and remained only 0.01 behind his national record from Jamaica.

Bolt admits maybe 9.56
18.05.2009 World
Usain Bolt has admitted that if he had refrained from entertaining the crowd with his showboating routine in the final stages of the Olympic 100 metres final last summer his time would have been very much quicker.

Vlasic in best early shape ever, in Split 204
18.05.2009 World
World champion Blanka Vlasic confirmed her excellent shape with clearing new meet record at her home event in Split 204 in first attempt and tried for new world lead 206 cm.

WL marks by Merritt, Willard, Stuczynski and Kiros in Carson
18.05.2009 World
World-leading marks were turned in by LaShawn Merritt, Anna Willard, Jenn Stuzynski and Aheza Kiros (ETH) at the adidas Track Classic at the Home Depot Center on Saturday (16 May).

Five gold medallists from Beijing in Brazil
16.05.2009 World
Second meet of four events circuit in Brazil on Sunday at Celio de Barros stadium will see some real highlights with five individual Olympic gold medallists from Beijing.

220.000 of 500.000 tickets sold out in Berlin
15.05.2009 World
Organisers of August World Championships are reporting that from total of 500 000 tickets already 220 000 are sold out.

Vlasic jumps at home
15.05.2009 World
High Jump world champion Blanka Vlasic jumps on Saturday at home meet in Split.

Adidas Track Classic Week Gets Underway in Carson
14.05.2009 World
With the 2009 adidas Track Classic just three days away, Los Angeles area and national journalists took some time to enjoy the events media day festivities Wednesday at The Home Depot Center.

Kanter again superb
13.05.2009 World
Estonian world and olympic winner Gerd Kanter finished his US stay with another great display of shape in La Jolla.

DKB-ISTAF with first top names
13.05.2009 World
The opening leg of last IAAF Golden League year on June 14 in Berlin announced first four international stars.

Chambers in Puerto-Rico
13.05.2009 World
British European indoor champion Dwain Chambers is scheduled to compete after some time against strong overseas field.

Veronica Campbell-Brown going to better her 10.85
12.05.2009 World
Jamaica Observer writes, that retaining the 100 m world title in Berlin and lowering her personal best of 10.85 are top priorities for Jamaicas sprint queen Veronica Campbell-Brown this season.

Savigne World leading 14.73
12.05.2009 World
Cuban triple jumpers were impressive at 5th Grande Premio Caixa Unifor meeting which started the four meets circuit in Brazil.

Top athletics stars boycott ISTAF
11.05.2009 World
German agency DPA informs that top athletics stars including Croatian high jump queen Blanka Vlasic are considering a boycott of the ISTAF in Berlin on June 14 over an appearance money controversy.

Olga Glok wins in Prague
26-years old Olga Glok won the women category of the 15th Prague marathon and first time clocked sub 2:30 with 2:28:27.

Ennis returns with 6587
11.05.2009 World
Briton European Rising Star 2007 Jessica Ennis returned after injury with excellent heptathlon PB and meet record 6587 points at 22nd Multistars event in Italy.

Bolt OK
10.05.2009 World
Triple Olympic Champion and World record holder Usain Bolt today confirmed that he will race in the Great City Sprint 150m in Manchester on Sunday 17th May.

All three world champions from 2007 won
09.05.2009 World
All three world champions from 2007 who returned to Nagai Stadium for Japan Grand Prix won their events.

Jelimo in Poland
09.05.2009 World
The 9th European Athletics Festival in Bydgoszcz (European Athletics Premium meeting) will be called this year ENEA Cup because of title sponsor.

Course record attacks planned
08.05.2009 World
The International Volkswagen Prague Marathon will celebrate its 15th anniversary next Sunday.

Summer without Yipsi Moreno
07.05.2009 World
Women hammer scene will be this summer without Cuban world and olympic medalist Yipsi Moreno. Exactly in August when the world championships will be held, she expects a baby (son).

Kanter this time 69.86
07.05.2009 World
Olympic and world winner Estonian Gerd Kanter continued in winning in California at another special discus meet in Chula Vista with fourth round effort 69.86 m.

Bogdanova decides to rest
2009 European Indoor Champion in pentathlon Anna Bogdanova decided not to compete in the womens heptathlon this summer, but to pull up her poor events.

Campbell-Brown resumes training
06.05.2009 World
Olympic 200 m winner Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica was given clearance to resume training last week Thursday.

Wariner the top star for Osaka
06.05.2009 World
Double world champion and 2004 olympic winner Jeremy Wariner is the top star of Osaka Grand Prix Meeting (part of IAAF GP) this Saturday.

Pishchalnikov improves
Bogdan Pishchalnikov bettered his SB in the mens discus throw by 1cm achieving 65.58 at the Stavropol krai Championships.

Isinbayeva, Bolt and Bekele head Weltklasse Zürichs star cast
Zürich, Switzerland - Weltklasse Zürich 2009, the penultimate meeting of the 2009 ÅF Golden League, will offer yet another magnificent athletics spectacle on Friday 28 August.

Khokhlov and Stepanova win Moscow Half marathon
The 17th Moscow International Half marathon in honor of Victory Day was held on 2 May in the Russian capital. Aleksey Khokhlov and Lyudmila Stepanova won the event.

Tallinn 2011 and Rieti 2013
03.05.2009 World
European Athletics awarded the 2011 European Junior Championships to Tallinn, Estonia, and the 2013 edition of the event to Rieti, Italy during the European Athletics Council meeting in Frankfurt.

Gay starts in 400 m
03.05.2009 World
Tyson Gay returned to the track. The 2007 World Champion competed for the first time since Gateshead Meeting on August 31 last year (20.26 win at 200 m).

Three world leads in Kingston
03.05.2009 World
Three world leading marks were registered at 6th edition of Jamaica Invitational meet at Kingston´s national stadium.

Fernandez and Plätzer take Sesto San Giovanni titles
01.05.2009 World
Spains Francisco Javier Fernandez, reigning European 20 km champion and 2006 IAAF World Cup winner, and 2008 Olympic silver medallist Kjersti Plätzer cruised to outstanding wins in the 52nd edition of the Coppa Città di Sesto San Giovanni, the fourth leg of the IAAF World Walking Challenge 2009.


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