IAAF World Indoor Championships – Day 1 Wrap

With a schedule mostly full of preliminary rounds, Friday’s action at the Aspire Dome, where a total of 144 nations have turned up to compete, did not lack for drama.

Defending champions and World record holders flirted with elimination–and in some cases were eliminated. Several national records were established, many of them behind the qualifiers, and slightly more than half of a Heptathlon was completed.

The biggest scare of the day came in the women’s Pole Vault qualifying. As is her habit, defending champion and World record holder Yelena Isinbayeva passed all opening heights up to the automatic qualifier which was to be 4.60m. At 4.45m, however, only six women remained in contention, so it fell to Isinbayeva to clear 4.55m and complete the final. ….Read More

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4 thoughts on “IAAF World Indoor Championships – Day 1 Wrap”

  1. Okay guys, Kalkidan Gezahegne is now my new favourite non-Caribbean runner. In my book she is now tied with my love for Kenenisa Bekele.

    She is only 19 years old from Ethiopia and in the 1500m heat, with only 5 laps to go, she got knocked down, stepped on, and kneed in the head and in last place with a huge deficit to make up. The girl got up, overtook everybody and finished in first place while making it look as if it took no effort.

    This is what track is all about. Kudos girl. Show them how it’s done.

  2. mami where did you get that feed? non of our local stations are really broadcasting that or mayb im not aware i wonder if jbc sports has it?

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