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    The other day I pulled out the 2013 edition to refresh my memories of the Moscow meet. As I looked at the summaries, here and there I recognized a now-familiar name that was obscure or completely unknown to me then.

    So, I went through the whole issue putting together this list of "where were they then?" or "where are they now" items, which I present for your perusal.
    M 200 -- Alonzo Edward finished 7th in his semi at 20.67.
             Anaso Jobodwana equaled his PB of 20.13 in his semi, then ran 20.14 for 6th in the final.
             Likourgos-Stafanos Tsakonas finished 5th in his semi at 20.56
    M 800 -- Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich -- was disqualified for a lane violation in his semi
             Giordano Benedetti, who should have been DQ'd for his blatant foul at Bauhaus,
                                 finished 7th in his semi in 1:48.31
             Abdulrahman Balla (spelled Bala in T&FN Moscow issue) finished a non-q 3rd in his
                                semi, 1:45.43
    M 1500 -- Nick Willis, Leo Manzano and "Bob" Tahri finished 7th, 8th and 9th in the slow semi,
                       won in 3:43.30 by Kiprop.
              Aman Wote and Ilham Ozbilen finished 8th and 9th in the fast semi, with 3:36.94 and
    M 10000 -- Dejen Gebremeskel, chosen for the 5000 this year, finished 16th in Moscow, 27:51.88,
                                  a full minute slower than his qualifying time.
    M 110H -- Thomas Martinot-Lagarde, not Pascal, made the final, finishing 7th in 13.42.
              Pascal was 5th in his heat, 13.63.
              Orlando Ortega finished 6th in his heat, 13.69.
    M 400H -- Jehue Gordon, struggling this year, won the gold medal with 47.69, .4 faster than
                            anyone has run this season.
              Bershawn Jackson, DL leader and WL 48.09, did not finish his semi.
              Kerron Clement, once again on the US team, made the final with 48.21 then ran 49.08
                             for last in the final.
    M HJ -- Oleg Protsenko, a 2.40 man last year, failed to qualify for the final with 2.17,
                      same as Jessie Williams.
    M PV -- Konstadinos Filippidis finished 10th, 5.65.
            Valentine Lavillenie no-heighted in the final.
            Shawn Barber did not qualify for the final with 5.40.
            MIAs Bjorn Otto and Malte Mohr were 3rd and 5th.
    M LJ -- Greg Rutherford did not make the final with 7.87.
            Marquis Dendy, just 20 at the time, did not make the final with 7.36.
            Fabrice Lapierre had three fouls in the quals.
    M TJ -- Omar Craddock did not qualify for the final with 16.40.
            Pichardo and Taylor were 2nd and 4th, while Teddy Tamgho, injured again, jumped 18.04.
    M SP -- Joe Kovacs was not on the US team, having finished 6th in NC at 19.84.
            Maksim Sidorov did not make the final with 19.63.
    M DT -- Christophe Harting did not make the final with 62.28, the best non-q mark.
            Virgilijus Alekna, who had made every final since 1996, missed out with 61.91.
    M JT -- Julius Yego, having moved into bronze-medal position on his 5th throw, was knocked
                         off the podium by Russia's Dmitriy TarAbin on the latter's final throw,
                         with Yego not having another chance to answer back.
            Keshorn Walcott, Olympic champ and now 90-meter thrower, did not make the final with 78.78.
    M DEC -- Trey Hardee and Oleksiy Kasyanov did not finish.
             Andrei Krauchanka was 12th with 8314.
             Damian Warner took the bronze medal with 8512, a PB at the time.
    W 100 -- Octavious Freeman, with a SB this year of 11.79, made the final along with three other
                                USAians, finished 8th, then ran a storming anchor on the 4 X 100
                                relay, earning the praise of one Usain Bolt: "Octavious, you're a
                                beast -- much respect."
             Michelle-Lee Ahye finished 5th in her semi, 11.33.
    W 200 --  Shaunae Miller finished 4th.
              Allyson Felix -- Well, we all know what happened to her.
    W 400 -- Francena McCorory won her semi in a PB 49.86, then went out in 23.3 in the final but
                               faded to 6th in 50.68. Does this sound familiar???
             Stephanie McPherson ran identical 49.99 times in semi and final, finishing 4th in the
    W 800 -- Rose Almanza finished a non-qualifying 4th in her semi, 2:00.98.
             Maryna Arzamasava finished behind Almanza in that semi, 2:01.19.
             Laura Muir, entered in the 1500 this year, finished 7th in the first semi, 2:00.83.
    W 1500 -- Genzebe Dibaba finished 8th in 4:05.99.
              Sifan Hassan did not compete in Moscow, but ran 3000 in 8:32.53 in Stockholm, for 3rd.
              Hellen Obiri absent this year (pregnancy??), took bronze in 4:03.86.
              Faith Kipyegon, winner of the Kenyan trial race, was 5th in 4:05.08.
              Shannon Rowbury did not make the US team in the 1500, made it in the 5K.
    W SC --   Milcah Chemos-Cheywa, inactive this year, won in 9:11.65.
              Hyvin Chepkemoi (Kyeng), winner of the Kenyan trial, was 6th in 9:22.05, PB.
              Emma Coburn was NCAA champion and had a 9:23.54 PB from 2012, but did not contest
                        the USATF.
              Virginia Nyambura DNF'd in four DL events, so I assume she was pacemaking. She
                                finished 12th in Bruxelles in 9:58.08, her PB at the time.
    W 5000 -- Molly Huddle, in the 10K now, was 6th in 15:05.73, just ahead of...
              Shannon Rowbury, now US 1500 record holder, 7th in 15:06.10.
              Champion Meseret Defar is not running this year.
              Genzebe Dibaba ran only the 1500 (see above).
    W 10000 -- Vivian Cheruiyot was on "maternity leave".
               Champion Tirunesh Dibaba is not running this year.
    W 400H -- Kaliese Spencer was DQ'd for a trail-leg violation in her heat.
              Georganne Moline fell in her heat, got up and finished 7th in 59.05. She also fell
                               in the USATF final, thus will not be in Beijing. Her time would be
                               7th on the "Road-to-Beijing" list.
    W MAR -- Edna Kiplagat is going for her 3rd consecutive world championship.
             Deena Kastor, now retired (I think) was 9th in 2:36:12.
             Shalane Flanagan was 8th in the 10,000, 31:34.83.
             The World Cup team competition was discontinued; had it been held, North Korea would
                           have won it (8th, 14th and 17th), with the US 2nd.
    W 4 X 4 -- McCorory ran the fastest leg of the race, 49.25, but could not catch Antonina
                       Krivoshapka, who is nowhere to be seen this year.
    W HJ -- Ana Simic did not make the final, jumping 1.88 in Q.
            2004 Olympic champion Yelena Slesarenko, now retired, jumped only 1.83 in Q.
            Champion Svetlana ShkOlina has ruptured her achilles, according to a post today.
    W PV -- Champion Yelena IsinbAyeva has started vaulting again, according to the commentators
                      on the Stockholm DL telecast.
            Nikoleta Kiriakopoulou and Angelica Bengtsson both clear 4.45, not qualifying.
            2009 world champion Anna Rogowska no-heighted in the qualifying; she has no results
                        this year.
    W LJ -- Janay DeLoach finished 11th at 6.44.
            Sosthene Moguenara finished 12th at 6.42.
            Eloyse Lesueur did not make the final with 6.39.
            Christabel Nettey was splitting time between 60H, 100H, LJ and TJ, setting a PB
                             of 6.75 in the Sun Angel Classic. She finished 20th in the WC quals
                             at 6.47, but was not listed among the "Notable non-qualifiers" in
                             T&FN's WC issue.
    W TJ -- Olga Rypakova did not compete in 2013 after having won the Olympics in 2012.
            Like this year (so far), there were no US entrants.
    W SP -- Christina Schwanitz won the silver medal on her last put (20.41), pushing Michelle
                                Carter off the podium. Carter followed her in the order, but
                                put 19.57 on her last throw. Gong was pushed from silver to bronze,
                                also had another throw -- 19.77.
    W DT -- Denia Caballero finished 8th at 62.80.
            Yaimi Perez was 11th, 62.39.
            Gia Lewis-Smallwood was 5th, 64.23.
    W HT -- Betty Heidler threw just 68.83 in qualifying. IIRC, her last attempt hit the cage.
            Jeneva McCall (Stevens) and Amanda Bingson made the final, finishing 9th and 10th.
                          Stevens finished 4th in HT at USATF, but made the team in the SP.
            Champion Tatyana Lysenko has only thrown 63.81 this year. She has a wild card, but
                            will they enter her?
    W JT -- Bronze medalist Mariya Abakumova has only thrown 61.87 this year.
            Madara Palameika did not qualify with 53.70.
            Katharina Molitor was the first non-qualifier, 60.32.
            Vera Rebrik, holder of the world junior record, was 11th with 58.33.
            Sofi Flink, who set a NJR with 61.96 to qualify for the final, then finished 10th
                        with 59.52, did not make her season debut this year until Bauhaus,
                        where she finished 9th with 56.76.
    W HEP -- Dafne Schippers, now a 100/200 specialist, finished 3rd with 6477. She ran 22.84
                              in the 200 to put her in 2nd, where she stayed until the JT.
             Katarina Johnson-Thompson was 5th, 6449 PB.
             Nafissatou Thiam was 14th with 6070.
             Nadine Broerson was 10th with 6224.
    Undoubtedly there will be another bunch of also-rans in Beijing who will be medal threats in
    London, or vice versa.

  • #2
    Andriy Protsenko, not Oleg (the latter was a TJer in the mid-late 80s and early 90s, and Russian, Andriy is Ukrainian).

    Sifan Hassan wasn't eligible for Holland until December.


    • #3
      Originally posted by andyjgt View Post
      Andriy Protsenko, not Oleg (the latter was a TJer in the mid-late 80s and early 90s, and Russian, Andriy is Ukrainian).
      Oops! Thanks.
      Alan Shank


      • #4
        A couple more:

        Marharyta Dorozhon (ISR) 64.56 this year -- non-qualifying 58.23 in Moscow

        Martina Ratej (SLO) 65.75 this year -- non-qualifying 57.95

        BTW, I was just watching the morning session from day 5 or 6, when they had the W JT qualifying. Katharina Molitor threw 60.32 in her third and last throw in the second group, moving into 11th place, only to be pushed back to 12th by Nadeeka Lakmali, then bounced from the final by Viktoriya Sudarushikina.

        I love field-event qualifying in the morning; there's not too much else going on, so you can pay close attention.
        Alan Shank