JOHANNESBURG (RSA) Sowetanlive informs that in a dramatic turn of event, the medical doctor at the Caster Semenya gender controversy could bounce back at Athletics South Africa - this time as its president. Harold Adams, who is the president of Boland Athletics and a former ASA board member, is one of nine administrators nominated for the position. The position of ASA president became vacant after Leonard Chuene was banned along with his deputy Kakata Maponyane and board member Simon Dlamini for their handling of Semenya debacle.
PARIS (FRA): David Monti of Race Results Weekly points out that the outcome of the men’s 1500m at the Meeting Areva in Paris cemented the United States’ middle distance squad for the IAAF World Championships. After a very tactical 1500m final at the USA Outdoor Championships in Eugen none of the top-four finishers—Matt Centrowitz, Bernard Lagat, Leonel Manzano, or Andrew Wheating—had achieved the IAAF “A” standard of 3:35.00 this season. All four men ran in Paris race, and each got under the “A” standard, led by Lagat who finished third in 3:33.11. Manzano was sixth in 3:33.66, Wheating ninth in 3:34.39, and Centrowitz 11th in 3:34.69. Lagat, who won the USA 5000m title, had already said that he would only contest that event in Daegu, leaving Centrowitz, Manzano and Wheating to represent the USA in the 1500m in Daegu. The USA women’s team for 1500m had already been decided. American champion Morgan Uceny ran a swift 4:03.91 in her final in Eugene, well under the 4:05.90 “A” standard for women. Runner-up Jenny Simpson clocked 4:05.66 to lock-up her spot, and third place Shannon Rowbury—the 2009 World Championships bronze medalist—got under the “B” standard of 4:08.90 when she ran 4:06.20. Since full teams can have two “A” standard athletes and one “B,” Rowbury is also guaranteed a team spot because she finished in the top-3.
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