Two days of a sold-out Olympic stadium London made for a tune-up of grand proportions coming a mere fourteen sleeps out from the track & field world descending on Moskva. Setting a tone a touch more dominate then some of use were hoping for; all-time fan favorite Val Adams took a quick Eurostar trip through […]
Monthly Archive: July 2013
National Championships, Russia, Day 3 24.07.2013 Dmitriy Tarabin launches the new world lead and personal best in the men´s javelin competition. 88.84m is the new mark. His previous best was 85.99m from 23.06.2013 (Gateshead). He won the competition by over 10 meters ahead of Aleksey Tovarnov (78.32m). Tarabin´s progression through last couple of years has […]
Former Soviet´s World Record Holder and six-fold Soviet Champion Juri Dumtšev believes that Gerd Kanter is still capable to throw farther than Jurgen Schult´s world record 74.08m. “Schult´s world record is fantastic, no doubt in that. Back in that time it was unbelievable. Once I thought Alekna or Kanter will break it, but Kanter is […]
Sunday 7.07.2013 – Robert Harting won his 7th German Championships title with 67.65m. Martin Wierig was second with 66.10m. The happiest man on field was Cristoph Harting who won his first championships medal with a decent 62.62m. His record is 64.99m thrown in Halle earlier this year. Robert Harting competed just yesterday to take his […]
One of my all-time favorite movies is the 2011 baseball film ‘Moneyball’. The idea that sporting results can be predicted using statistics and performance variables has always appealed to me. In the throws events however, this practice is more challenging than in baseball, and although many have tried to develop performance prediction tests, the results […]
Sandra Perkovic (Croatia) was crowned IAAF Diamond League Champion in the women’s discus after her victory in Lausanne on Thursday night; a full sixty-three days before the IAAF Diamond League meets wrap-up. She cannot be caught after winning five meets this summer. Her winning mark of 68.96m (226′ 3″) improved on her world leading 68.48m […]
Off this morning’s Twitter feed: European Athletics @EuroAthletics 20m Unbelievably @PerkovicSandra can win the overall #DiamondRace in Lausanne with 6 meets still to go! Is she Europe’s most consistent athlete? Thinking about the reality of fan favorite and social networking butterfly Perkovi’s 2013 Diamond League discus dominance one wonders what are the up- and down-sides […]
The 20th Asian Athletic Championships got off to a grand start today at the Shiv Chatrapathi Sports Complex in Pune, India. The first day belonged to Sultan AbdulMajeed of Saudi Arabia, who won the men’s shot put with a performance of 19.68m (64′ 7″). Reigning Asian Champion Chang Ming Huang of Chinese Taipei was a […]
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