The IAAF Doping Review Board has today agreed that Russian long jump athlete Darya Klishina meets the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in International Competition as a neutral athlete under Competition Rule 22.1A.
Host nation Russia regained their title from defending champions Germany at the European Team Championships in Cheboksary, which concluded on Sunday (21).
World high jump champion Bogdan Bondarenko and Olympic 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson are just two of the many athletes set to compete in Kawasaki on 10 May at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix, the third meeting in the IAAF World Challenge series.
During three days of the Russian Championships in Kazan on 23-26 July there was only one European lead – Anna Nazarova-Klyashtornaya’s 6.93m long jump – but there were still a number of close battles and high quality results in other events.
As has become usual on the day before an IAAF Diamond League meeting, many of the top athletes in action at the Meeting Areva in Paris faced the world’s media on Friday (4).
Brittney Reese’s, the world’s best long jumper at present, is the latest star to headline a growing list of incredible fields on 30-31 May for the Prefontaine Classic, the first of two US legs of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League.
The Russian capital is currently frozen, with temperatures about -20C, but the traditional Russian Winter indoor meeting, the second of this winter’s IAAF Indoor Permit meetings, should warm things up on Sunday (2).
The jumping events provided some of the top highlights of last year’s Russian Winter and the 2014 edition of the IAAF Indoor Permit meeting is similarly expected to produce some high-quality performances after the organisers revealed the fields for the men’s high jump and women’s long jump.
Severe thunder storms forced the organisers of the World University Games to suspend the second day’s programme in Kazan, Russia, for more than 30 minutes but that didn’t distract Russian long jump star Darya Klishina on Monday (8).