SYNDEY (AUS): The Australian Sports Commission board will allocate an additional 1,5 million dollar to Australian Athletics as high performance funding. On top of that Athletics has been recognized as a sport with the ability to deliver successful outcomes in line with the government’s new direction for sport. The additional funding will be channeled into medical, coaching and athlete contracts. Further funding may be allocated by the Australian Paralympic Committee which was awarded an extra 3 million dollar of funding by the Australian Sports Commission for elite athletes with a disability writes athletics.com.
NAIROBI (KEN): New world record holder David Rudisha will be crowned a Maasai elder upon his return to his village in Kenya. Rudisha is the first of the Taki village to be given the title. Huge festivities, all showing the Maasai culture, are planned to welcome the new hero back as Rudisha stands as a pillar of hope and is seen as a mentor by many in his village.
BERDYCHIV (UKR, Sep 3): Eduard Malchenko of Russia won the Lonskiy Memorial special high jump meeting with 225 clearance. Home Natalya Hapchuk was the women winner (189) ahead of heptathlete Lyudmyla Yosypenko (186).
SAO PAOLO (BRA, Sep 4): New South American 100 m record for Ana Claudia da Silva with 11.15 (+1.4). She also won the 200 m in 23.22 (+1.5) at the national federation meet.
KLADNO (CZE, Sep 7): Still solid late season shape for Czech javelin thrower Vitezslav Vesely with 81.55 at a Kladno 2010 meet. Jan Marcell achieved 61.12 in discus.
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