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  • Erfurt Report

    Just watched Erfurt meet live on TV. An important meet for the Germans, as the winners to to the European Cup next week. It was also very specifically aimed at helping some Germans get Olympic qualifiers by bringing in foreign stars to pull or push the Germans to the limits.

    Unfortunately, the weather wasn't great, about 60F with showers. Generally this has been a lousy spring in Europe, hurting both training and performance in speed events.

    The foreign guest strategy worked for photogenic (am I allowed to say that?) Sina Schielke, who ran smoothly and confidently to win the W100 in 11.21; for Ingo Schultz, pulled by David Canal (45.09) to 45.49, .06 under qualifier; and for René Helms, who ran 1:45.54 (also .06 under limit) to almost catch Mehdi Baala's 1:45.52.

    Didn't work for WM W800 finalist Claudia Gesell, who stayed way off Jolanda Ceplak's pace, even though Ceplak herself was not under the 2:00.0 Olympic limit. But Gesell will represent Germany at the European Cup, unlike Tim Lobinger, who NH'd in the PV. (PV still going on, but broadcast over.) Heike Drechsler will also not be at the European Cup, and her season best is still about a foot short of the Olympic qualifier (6.70/21-11 3/4).

    Darren Campbell failed to make the final in the 100 (in Erfurt!). Jason Gardener made it but was sluggish. Egbele won in 10.25, just nipping German Koslowski--who thus missed Olympic qualifier 10.21.

    Dragila's announced WR attempt was sidelined by rain. She cleared 4.55/14-11, went out at 4.65/15-3. Carolin Hingst will go to European Cup with 4.40/14-5 1/4. WM 2nd Annika Becker, coming back from a training accident, only managed 4.20/13-9 1/4, and Jillian Schwartz only 4.10/13-5 1/4.

    In women's jav, WM 3rd Steffi Nerius almost didn't get the European Cup slot. She was trailing another German until her last throw of 62.15/203-11. Nikolett Szabó of Hungary won with 62.34/204-6.

    Pechonkina ran 53.80 to beat Glover's 55.32. The German cameras were (typically) mostly on German Ulrike Urbansky--who failed to beat the Olympic limit.

    Last but not least, Michael Möllenbeck upset his archrival (they don't speak) Lars Riedel with a throw of 66.36/217-8 1/2 and will represent Germany at the European Cup.

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    Thanks for the detailed report...felt like I was almost live at the meet!

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    • #3
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      Where can i find complete results?

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      • #4
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        http://www.leichtathletik.de/dokumente/ ... 130604.pdf

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        • #5
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          ThanX

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          • #6
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            ThanX

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