It was a night for the legacy builders of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, as Allyson Felix landed a record-breaking 12th world championship gold medal, Christian Taylor claimed a fourth triple jump crown and Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce completed a quartet of 100m titles.
The Russian championships and trials for the IAAF World Championships later this month were held in Cheboksary and the four-day event, which finished on Wednesday (5), produced several high quality performances in jumping events.
Russia had to wait until the women’s 3000m yesterday evening for their first medal of any colour at the European Indoor Championships in Prague, but a brace of gold medals on the final day (8) propelled the powerhouse of European athletics to the top of the medal table with six gold medals.
The Russian Indoor Championships, held in Moscow at the CSKA hall, saw three athletes perform a double, but the star performer over the three-day event, which ended on Thursday (19), was pole vaulter Anzhelika Sidorova.
Three victories for Russia, a pair for France and a long-awaited gold for Barbora Spotakova were the highlights on a chilly but dry third day of action at the European Championships in Zurich on Thursday (14).
A late reinstatement of Germany’s initially disqualified women’s 4x100m team led to joy in the host nation’s camp, and turned a four-point deficit into a three-point lead over defending champions Russia at the end of the first day of the 2014 European Team Championships in Brunswick on Saturday (21).
Yarisley Silva finally hit the jackpot following a couple of lesser medals in the past two years. The 26-year-old Cuban only competed once indoors before Sopot, but had no trouble during the competition and only failied to clear one height with her first attempt.
Four finals were held on the first day of the Russian Indoor Championships at the CSKA Indoor Arena in Moscow, but Kseniya Ryzhova stole the show with a world-leading 400m time of 51.06 on Monday (17).