Sunday, January 3, 2010

EME NEWS (JAN 3, 2010)


FRANKFURT (GER): German European indoor champion in High jump Ariane Friedrich said in an interview with Donaukurier newspaper that she wants already early in the season achieve a good mark.”Something like in Karlsruhe last winter or in Berlin at ISTAF in summer,” she was quoted. Her first three indoor competitions so far are clear in Hustopece at Moravia High Jump Tour on January 23, Karlsruhe on January 31 and Arnstadt on February 6.

ABUJA (NGR): Nigerian media are informing that the National Sports Commission and stakeholders in athletics have been urged to support African 100m record holder, Olusoji Fasuba, in his attempt to defend the world 60m indoor gold medal. The 2008 champion from Valencia wants to be successful also in March in Doha. National athletics coach, Tobias Igwe, who made this call, said it was regrettable that the athlete had not got any support for the event so far.


LUANDA (ANG, Jan 2): International track meet was staged in Angola after some years of absence with athletes from 19 countries. International participation was mostly from runners at the New Years Eve road race. One of top Ethiopian distance runners Ali Abdosh clocked 14:09.29 at 5000 m. Kenyan female winner from Sao Silvestre Grace Momanyi was third in the 3000 m (9:35.91). In close finish Ethiopian winner Rehima Kedir achieved 9:35.35. Zambian record holder Tony Wamulwa won the 1500 m in 3:48.71.


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