SYDNEY (AUS): Athletics Australia selectors have confirmed an initial team of 27 for the 7th IAAF World Youth Championships, with 10 boys and 17 girls set for Lille. Boasting 15 national under 18 champions and an astounding 23 graduates of the Athletics Australia Under 17 Development Squad, the Australian team also includes national under 18 record holders Danielle McConnell (hammer throw) and Elizabeth Parnov as well as former Australian representatives Monica Brennan (200m), Elliott Lang (javelin), Jenny Blundell (800m) and Brodie Cross (pole vault). Informs Athletics Australia.
LONDON (GBR): AP informs that IAAF is investigating 2001 world 100 m champion Zhanna Block of Ukraine for doping and could change the results from the event in Edmonton ten years ago. Block (38) who clocked in Edmonton final her life-time best of 10.82 and was a surprise winner over Marion Jones is under scrutiny after a U.S. anti-doping arbitration panel suspended her husband - coach and agent Mark Block - for 10 years last week after finding he trafficked in drugs supplied by BALCO and gave them to his wife. She also won silver medals at World Championships 1997 and 2003. In her career she clocked legal 23 sub 11 times at the 100 m, informs Tilastopaja.
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