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Britain's Phillips Idowu pulls out of World Indoors

Great Britain’s World triple jump gold medal winner Phillips Idowu has withdrawn from the World Indoor Championships in Doha later this week.

The 31-year-old, who won World Championship gold outdoors in Berlin last summer, made the decision for personal reasons following the birth of his second child last week.

Idowu said: “I am gutted not to be representing the Aviva GB Team in Doha and passing up the opportunity to defend my title.

“However the late arrival of my baby boy has meant that my training has been severely disrupted and I decided after talking with my coach that I’d not had the preparation we agreed was needed to do the British team proud.

“I was hoping to avoid this by competing in a larger than usual number of events early in the season, but it hasn’t worked out that way.

“Instead I will increase the training with a focus on the European Championships in Barcelona. I wish the team the best of luck in Doha.”

British boss Charles van Commenee predicts medal success in Doha

Charles van Commenee refuses to name specific colours, but firmly believes there is a great chance the Aviva Great Britain team will return from next weekend’s World Indoor Championships with at least five medals.

UK Athletics’ dynamic head coach is highly confident Dwain Chambers, Jessica Ennis, Phillips Idowu, Jenny Meadows and the men’s 4×400 metres relay team will achieve podium finishes in Doha.

“Athletes have three-year plans and we have quite a few who are preparing for London and Doha doesn’t fit in their plans,” Van Commenee said. “I am not looking here at the team result, it is not relevant. I am looking at individual progress between Berlin and Doha.”…..Read More

Dayron Robles Remains Perfect In 2010

Olympic champion hurdler Dayron Robles remained perfect in four races this season at the Aviva Grand Prix on Saturday, while injury-hit Christian Olsson won his first triple jump competition in three years.

Although beaten out of the blocks by Dutch hurdler Gregory Sedoc, Robles pulled away to victory in 7.44 seconds. Petr Svoboda of the Czech Republic took second in 7.57.

“That was very good for me today,” the Cuban said. “I am getting better and better with every race and feeling very confident. I’m sure there is more to come. It’s looking good.”

Hampered by a foot injury after the 2004 Olympics, Olsson has taken a long time to come back after considering retirement. It paid off against a quality field when he took the lead in the third round with a leap of 17.32 meters.

Olsson’s only other legal leap in the competition was 16.97 in round two, but his best was enough to beat Yoandri Betanzos of Cuba by two centimeters.

“I’m really happy with that performance — 17.32 is my longest jump in all my injuries,” said Olsson, whose best was a world-record equaling 17.83 at the 2004 indoor worlds.

With athletes warming up for the indoor worlds in Doha next month, American sprinter Carmelita Jeter edged rival Laverne Jones in the 60 meters despite both clocking 7.06.

“I’m still working out some kinks but it was a great run,” said Jeter, who was beaten out of the blocks but caught Jones at the line. “Last year, my personal best was 7.11.

“First, I have to make the team for Doha and we have our trials next week, and then after that I think there’s going to be some great times in Doha. I feel good but I can never feel over confident because that’s when you lose.”

Michael Rodgers held off Daniel Bailey of Antigua to win the 60 meters in 6.57 seconds, while fellow American Mark Jelks finished sixth.

Marcin Lewandowski of Poland won the 800 in 1:47.50, while Deresse Mekonnen of Ethiopia won the 1,500 in 3:33.10. American distance star Bernard Lagat finished fourth in 3:35.49.

In other women’s races, Danielle Carruthers of the United States won the 60-meter hurdles in 7.95 seconds, holding off Anay Tejeda of Cuba. Ebonie Floyd finished third in the 400 behind Jamaica’s Novlene Williams and Christine Amertil of the Bahamas.

Tirunesh Dibaba, the Olympic 5,000-meter and 10,000 champion, ran the second fastest indoor two miles ever in a thrilling victory over Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot and Ethiopian countrywoman Sentayehu Ejigu.

With the lead changing twice over the closing four laps, Dibaba pulled to the front and held off a late charge by Cheruiyot to finish in 9:12.23. Cheruiyot was 0.12 seconds back.

The fastest two miles by a woman is 9:06.26 by Meseret Defar of Ethiopia last year.

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Complete results – Aviva International Match Glasgow

Complete results from Saturday’s Aviva International Match Glasgow.

Some winners at the meeting were Jessica Ennis, who defeat favourite Lolo Jones in the women’s 60 metres hurdles dash – running a national record and a new world leading mark of 7.95seconds.

American David Oliver, Jamaica’s Novlene Williams, Carmelita Jeter, LaShuantea Moore…among others registered opening wins at the meeting

By Gary Smith, World-Track

60 METRES – Women OFFICIAL RESULTS
1 USA Carmelita JETER 7.19 0.190 SB 5
2 GBR Bernice WILSON 7.37 0.184 PB 4
3 COM Chandra STURRUP BAH 7.38 0.141 3
4 SWE Lena BERNTSSON 7.46 0.182 2
5 GER Katja TENGEL 7.67 0.160 1

60 METRES – Men OFFICIAL RESULTS
1 GBR Craig PICKERING 6.66 0.158 SB 5
2 USA Mark JELKS 6.68 0.143 SB 4
3 COM Harry AIKINES ARYEETEY GBR 6.68 0.143 SB 3
4 GUEST Nick SMITH GBR 6.69 0.162 SB
5 GER Julian REUS 6.80 0.155 2
6 SWE Stefan TARNHUVUD 6.83 0.180 SB 1

60 METRES HURDLES – Women OFFICIAL RESULTS
1 GUEST Jessica ENNIS GBR 7.95 0.225 NR
2 USA LoLo JONES 7.97 0.208 SB 5
3 GER Caroline NYTRA 8.08 0.213 4
4 GBR Sarah CLAXTON 8.20 0.169 3
5 COM Andrea BLISS JAM 8.42 0.184 2
6 SWE Ellen SAAW 8.50 0.516 1

60 METRES HURDLES – Men OFFICIAL RESULTS
1 USA David OLIVER 7.58 0.134 5
2 GER Helge SCHWARZER 7.68 0.146 SB 4
3 SWE Philip NOSSMY 7.71 0.186 SB 3
4 GBR Gianni FRANKIS 7.83 0.148 2
5 GUEST Chris BAILLIE GBR 7.85 0.180
6 COM Callum PRIESTLEY GBR 7.87 0.150 PB 1

400 METRES – Women OFFICIAL RESULTS
1 COM Novlene WILLIAMS JAM 52.83 0.425 5
2 USA Debbie DUNN 53.15 0.313 PB 4
3 GBR Victoria BARR 53.83 0.208 PB 3
4 GER Fabienne KOHLMANN 54.08 0.236 PB 2
5 SWE Moa HJELMER 54.57 0.172 1

400 METRES – Men OFFICIAL RESULTS
1 USA Jamaal TORRANCE 47.19 0.252 SB 5
2 GBR Richard BUCK 47.26 0.257 SB 4
3 GER Martin GROTHKOPP 48.00 0.218 SB 3
4 SWE Daniel ALMGREN 48.23 0.212 SB 2
5 COM Andrae WILLIAMS BAH 49.15 0.225 SB 1

200 METRES – Women OFFICIAL RESULTS
1 USA LaShuantea MOORE 23.65 0.320 5
2 COM Christine AMERTIL BAH 24.18 0.278 SB 4
3 GER Maike DIX 24.58 0.157 SB 3
4 GBR Helen PRYER 24.62 0.229 SB 2
5 SWE Elin BACKMAN 25.15 0.309 1

200 METRES – Men OFFICIAL RESULTS
1 GBR Leon BAPTISTE 21.34 0.215 SB 5
2 GER Robert HERING 21.36 0.158 4
3 USA Shawn CRAWFORD 21.60 0.251 SB 3
4 SWE Alexander NORDKVIST 22.05 0.172 2
COM Brendan CHRISTIAN ANT DQ 0.255

800 METRES – Women OFFICIAL RESULTS
1 GBR Jenny MEADOWS 2:02.53 SB 5
2 COM Neisha BERNARD THOMAS GRN 2:04.74 SB 4
3 SWE Rebecca HOGBERG 2:07.65 SB 3
4 USA Laura HERMANSON 2:07.77 SB 2
GER Jana HARTMANN DQ

800 METRES – Men OFFICIAL RESULTS
1 GER Robin SCHEMBERA 1:48.55 SB 5
2 COM Mbulaeni MULAUDZI RSA 1:49.45 SB 4
3 SWE Anton ASPLUND 1:49.83 PB 3
4 GBR Joe THOMAS 1:50.73 SB 2
5 USA Karjuan WILLIAMS 1:50.82

3000 METRES – Women OFFICIAL RESULTS
1 GBR Helen CLITHEROE 9:05.87 SB 5
2 GER Sabrina MOCKENHAUPT 9:06.39 SB 4
3 SWE Ulrika JOHANSSON 9:08.68 PB 3
4 USA Lindsey ALLEN 9:29.03 SB 2
5 COM Sarah INGLIS GBR 9:48.49 PB 1

1500 METRES – Women OFFICIAL RESULTS
1 USA Heidi DAHL 4:17.96 5
2 GBR Lisa DOBRISKEY 4:18.22 SB 4
3 GER Diana SUJEW 4:18.79 3
4 COM Diane CUMMINS CAN 4:20.46 PB 2
5 SWE Charlotta FOUGBERG 4:37.09 1

3000 METRES – Men OFFICIAL RESULTS
1 COM Sammy MUTAHI KEN 8:06.85 PB 5
2 GBR Michael SKINNER 8:07.85 SB 4
3 GER Arthur LENZ 8:08.98 PB 3
4 USA Stephen PIFER 8:12.27 SB 2
5 SWE Eric SENORSKI 8:20.78 PB 1

LONG JUMP – Men OFFICIAL RESULTS
1 GBR Christopher TOMLINSON 7.99 SB 5
2 SWE Michel TORNEUS 7.93 SB 4
3 GER Christoph STOLZ 7.54 3
4 USA Miguel PATE 7.41 SB 2
COM Godfrey MOKOENA RSA DNS

HIGH JUMP – Women OFFICIAL RESULTS
1 USA Chaunte HOWARD 1.94 SB 5
2 GBR Jessica ENNIS 1.94 PB 4
3 GER Meike KROGER 1.92 PB 3
4 GUEST Vicki HUBBARD GBR 1.87
4 COM Lavern SPENCER STL 1.87 SB 2
6 SWE Ebba JUNGMARK 1.87 SB 1

TRIPLE JUMP – Men OFFICIAL RESULTS
1 COM Tosin OKE NGR 16.73 PB 5
2 GBR Nathan DOUGLAS 16.68 4
3 USA Brandon ROULHAC 16.21 3
4 GER Andreas POHLE 15.78 2
5 SWE Anton ANDERSSON 15.54 1

POLE VAULT – Men OFFICIAL RESULTS
1 GER Bjorn OTTO 5.50 5
2 COM Luke CUTTS GBR 5.50 4
3 USA Jeremy SCOTT 5.30 3
4 GBR Steve LEWIS 5.30 2
5 SWE Oscar JANSON 5.10 1

Carmelita Jeter opens with 60m victory in Glasgow

Carmelita Jeter of USA celebrates winning in Greece in 10.67s PHOTO/James Davis

American speedster Carmelita Jeter opened her season with a victory in the women’s 60m dash at Saturday’s Aviva International Match in Glasgow.

Jeter, who is using these competitions as preparation for the upcoming IAAF World Indoor Championships – should she make the United States’ team – won the race comfortably in 7.19seconds.

Jeter came home ahead of Great Britain’s Bernice Wilson, who was a distant second, at 7.37secs, while Bahamian veteran Chandra Sturrup – competing for the Commonwealth selections – was third in 7.38secs.

Craig Pickering won the men’s race in 6.66seconds, out-leaning American Mark Jelks and Harry Aikines Aryeetey, who both clocked 6.68secs, at the tape.

Meanwhile, Christopher Tomlinson won the men’s Long Jump competition with a leap of 7.99m.

By Gary Smith, World-Track

60 METRES – Women OFFICIAL RESULTS
1 USA Carmelita JETER 7.19 0.190 SB 5
2 GBR Bernice WILSON 7.37 0.184 PB 4
3 COM Chandra STURRUP BAH 7.38 0.141 3
4 SWE Lena BERNTSSON 7.46 0.182 2
5 GER Katja TENGEL 7.67 0.160 1

60 METRES – Women OFFICIAL RESULTS
1 USA Carmelita JETER 7.19 0.190 SB 5
2 GBR Bernice WILSON 7.37 0.184 PB 4
3 COM Chandra STURRUP BAH 7.38 0.141 3
4 SWE Lena BERNTSSON 7.46 0.182 2
5 GER Katja TENGEL 7.67 0.160 1

LONG JUMP – Men OFFICIAL RESULTS
1 GBR Christopher TOMLINSON 7.99 SB 5
2 SWE Michel TORNEUS 7.93 SB 4
3 GER Christoph STOLZ 7.54 3
4 USA Miguel PATE 7.41 SB 2
COM Godfrey MOKOENA RSA DNS