In a country as replete with top class heptathletes as Germany, Anna Maiwald will not be going to the IAAF World Championships in Beijing next month, but the University of Koln health economics research student proved to be top of her class in her event at the World University Games in the Korean city of Gwangju on Saturday (11).
They were 1-2-3 on the podium at the 2013 IAAF World Championships and this particular trio are ready to take off at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, the third of this summer’s IAAF Diamond League meetings, on Saturday (30).
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.
St Kitts’ sprinter Kim Collins continued to astound and defy Father Time at the traditional Russian Winter meeting, the second of the 2015 IAAF Indoor Permit meetings, which ironically fell on the warmest February day for many years in Moscow with temperatures about 3 degrees Celsius outside the CSKA Arena on Sunday (1).
The traditional Russian Winter indoor meeting on Sunday (1), the second of this season's IAAF Indoor Permit meetings, features a memorable women’s high jump which brings together again the joint world indoor champions, Poland’s Kamila Licwinko and home star Mariya Kuchina.
As expected, Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia took top honours in the triple jump, the first woman to ever take the World Cup or Continental Cup triple jump title for the Americas.
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.
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).
Three surprise winners struck gold within the space of 15 minutes of each other at the Ergo Arena in Sopot on the second day of the IAAF World Indoor Championships.
There were only two automatic qualifiers in the women’s triple jump, with Jamaica’s Kimberly Williams and Ukraine’s Olga Saladukha going over 14.30m.