LIEVIN (FRA, Jan 22): World indoor record holder Teddy Tamgho started his season in impressive way. At regional meet he leaped to excellent world lead 17.46 m. The 21-years old World indoor champion never before in first competition achieved such a high quality mark. Interesting personal best for Gaetan Bucki (30) in shot put with 20.35 m. He missed the national record of Yves Niare from 2009 only by 7 cm (20.42).
NORMAN: At JD Martin Invitational excellent world lead in weight throw by Slovak European Champion Libor Charfreitag with 24.71. It was new meet record. “I think there is room for improvement. I just need more competition, here we were only very few. But technically I m feeling it is going better and better,” said the Slovak Athlete of the Year 2010. In the history of this event only 9 athletes achieved so far 24+ marks. Rakieem Salam clocked 6.67 in 60 m heats.
ATHENS (GRE): The court case of Greek sprinters from 2004 started on Friday. It is about the accident of Kostas Kenteris and Ekaterini Thanou during the night of August 12, 2004. But national federation president Vasilis Sevastis and the doping control responsible on that day Mr. Valasiadis sent apologies to the court. It should continue next Thursday.
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