Archive on may 2011
Chernova places second in Gotzis
Tatyana Chernova placed in the womens heptathlon second at the Hypo-Meeting held in Gotzis (Austria) to repeat her last years success. She scored 6539 points.

Luch Moscow retain both mens and womens title at European Champion Clubs Cup
Luch Moscow continued their domination of the European Champion Clubs Cup when they successfully defended their mens and womens titles with wins at the Track and Field Group A in the Portuguese coastal town of Vila Real de Santo António on Sunday.

Abakumova wins in Rome
Olympic silver medallist Mariya Abakumova won the womens javelin throw at the Golden Gala, a Samsung Diamond League meeting, held in Rome, Italy. She achieved the World lead of 65,40m.

Thorkildsen stops for two weeks
23.05.2011 World
Javelin world champion Andreas Thorkildsen must have a break from athletics for at least two weeks. Norwegian media are informing.

Makau named AIMS athlete of year
23.05.2011 World
Gothenburg, Sweden - Patrick Makau of Kenya has been named the the AIMS/ASICS World Athlete of the Year, one of the most highly coveted accolades in world road running. This is the first time Makau has won the award and his success follows on from that of his compatriot, last years winner, the late Sammy Wanjiru.

Borchin and Kaniskina voted European Athletes of the Month for April
European Athletics is pleased to announce that the Russian race walking duo of Valeriy Borchin and Olga Kaniskina have been voted as the European Athletes of the Month for April.

79.42m - Heidler breaks World Hammer Throw record in Halle
22.05.2011 World
Betty Heidler broke the World record* in the Hammer Throw today (21), throwing 79.42m in Halle, Germany.

Emelyanov and Sokolova make it memorable for Russia
European champion Stanislav Emelyanov and Vera Sokolova completed the Russian domination at the 9th European Cup Race Walking in Olhao, Portugal, with commanding wins in their respective 20km races on Saturday.

Nizhegorodov reigns supreme at the European Cup Race Walking
Defending champion Denis Nizhegorodov of Russia made sure any pretenders to his throne knew what they were up against from the start at the European Cup of Race Walking in Olhão on Saturday.

Usain Bolt is the worlds most marketable athlete
19.05.2011 World
World and Olympic 100 and 200 metre champion Usain Bolt has replaced NBA star LeBron James as the most marketable sportsman on the planet.

Millrose Games Will Move Uptown
19.05.2011 World
The Millrose Games will be broken into two sessions and held on a Saturday when the meet moves next year to the Armory Track and Field Center in Upper Manhattan.

Olympic champion Samuel Wanjiru dies
16.05.2011 World
Olympic Marathon Champion Samuel Kamau Wanjiru is dead.

Liu Xiang is back Shanghai REPORT Samsung Diamond League
15.05.2011 World
Shanghai, China - A victory for the citys favourite son, Liu Xiang, brought the Dunlop Shanghai Golden Grand Prix the second of this years Samsung Diamond League series to a tumultuous conclusion here in front of a crowd of 30,000.

Petr Svoboda injured
15.05.2011 World
Bad luck for European indoor champion Czech hurdler Petr Svoboda.

Bydgoszcz to host 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
13.05.2011 World
The 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships will be staged in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, the sports global governing body the International Association of Athletics Federations announced on Wednesday.

Greek sprinters given suspended jail sentences for faking 2004 crash
12.05.2011 World
The Greek sprinters Kostas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou have been found guilty of perjury and handed 31-month suspended sentences by a court in Athens for their part in staging a motorcycle crash on the eve of the 2004 Olympic Games to avoid a drugs test.

Pars defeats Murofushi, Japanese womens 4x100m Relay record falls in Kawasaki - IAAF World Challenge
09.05.2011 World
Krisztian Pars victory over Koji Murofushi and a Japanese national record in the womens 4x100m Relay were among the highlights of the Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Kawasaki, Japan, on Sunday (8).

Robles debuts with 13.35 victory in rainy Guadeloupe
09.05.2011 World
World record holder and Olympic champion Dayron Robles defied the rain and won his first outdoor 110m Hurdles race in 10 months to produce one of the highlights of 7th Grand Prix Région Guadeloupe in the French Caribbean on Saturday (7).

Marina Goncharova second in Italy
Marina Goncharova placed second in the womens heptathlon at the 24 Multistars, an IAAF World Combined Events Challenge meeting held in Desenzano del Garda, Italy. She scored 5995 points.

Darya Pishchalnikova comebacks
Darya Pishchalnikova won the womens discus throw at the Stavropol Krai Championships, held in Stavropol. She achieved 62.90m after her near 3-year ban.

11 world leads in Dohas flag-waving opener - Samsung Diamond League
06.05.2011 World
Doha, Qatar - The opening Samsung Diamond League meeting of the season here in Doha prompted 11* athletes to achieve world-leading performances, with Allyson Felix moving closer to her own personal set of double figures as she recorded the ninth win of her career at this meeting.

Russians in Doha
Anna Nazarova placed third in the womens long jump at the Doha 2011, the opening Samsung Diamond League meeting. She achieved 6,77m. Sergey Makarov placed 4th in the mens javelin throw - 83,78m.

Ramzis ban ends
05.05.2011 World
On May 2 ended the 2 years suspension of 2005 double world champion Rashid Ramzi, the Moroccan born athlete who is representing Morocco.

Ethiopian athletes help to build Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
05.05.2011 World
The Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) and 80 of the countrys top athletes and coaches have announced that they will contribute 20 million birr (US$1.186 million) for the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project during a press conference held at the Addis Ababa Stadium, reported Ethiopian Radio & Television (ERTA).

Vlasic awaits the perfect moment
01.05.2011 World
DESPITE being the most consistent female high jumper in the world over the past five years, Croatian Blanka Vlasic is not ready to take on the mantle of favourite at this summers 13th IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.

Borchin and Kaniskina dominate in Sesto San Giovanni IAAF Race Walking Challenge
Sesto San Giovanni, Italy - Reigning Olympic and World champions Valeriy Borchin and Olga Kaniskina claimed a Russian sweep at the 54th edition of the Coppa Città di Sesto San Giovanni, the fourth leg of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge.


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