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Results from Golden Spike Ostrava 2012

100-1, Usain Bolt, Jamaica, 10.04 seconds. 2, Kim Collins, St. Kitts and Nevis, 10.19. 3, Darvis Patton, United States, 10.22. 4, Lerone Clarke, Jamaica, 10.26. 5, Dwain Chambers, Britain, 10.28. 6, Justyn Warner, Canada, 10.30.

200-1, Wallace Spearmon, United States, 20.14. 2, Marvin Anderson, Jamaica, 20.41. 3, Michael Mathieu, Bahamas, 20.45. 4, Jared Connaughton, Canada, 20.80. 5, Pavel Maslak, Czech Republic, 20.85. 6, Jonathan Astrand, Finland, 20.92.

400-1, LeShawn Merritt, United States, 45.13. 2, Luguelin Santos, Domincan Republic, 45.76. 3, Nery Brenes, Costa Rica, 45.84. 4, Edino Steele, Jamaica, 46.37. 5, Marcell Deak-Nagy, Hungary, 46.74. 6, Josef Prokop, Czech Republic, 46.97. 7, Chris Clarke, Britain, 47.50. 8, Oscar Pistorius, South Africa, 47.66.

800-1, Adam Kszczot, Poland, 1:44.90. 2, Andrew Osagie, Britain, 1:45.24. 3, Abraham Rotich, Kenya, 1:45.52. 4, Hamid Oualich, France, 1:45.96. 5, Jakub Holusa, Czech Republic, 1:46.63. 6, Paul Renaudie, France, 1:47.45.

3,000-1, Isiah Koech, Kenya, 7:37.14. 2, Cornelius Kangogo, Kenya, 7:39.73. 3, Andy Baddeley, Britain, 7:39.86. 4, Japheth Korir, Kenya, 7:40.37. 5, Tigabu Gebremariam, Ethiopia, 7:41.02. 6, Elroy Gelant, South Africa, 7:41.38.

110 Hurdles-1, Dexter Faulk, United States, 13.13. 2, Jeff Porter, United States, 13.29. 3, Ryan Wilson, United States, 13.35. 4, Andy Pozzi, Britain, 13.36. 5. Lawrence Clarke, Britain, 13.42. 6, Andy Turner, Britain, 13.48.

400 Hurdles-1, Brent Larue, Slovenia, 49.61. 2, Josef Prorok, Czech Republic, 50.25. 3, Vaclav Barak, Czech Republic, 50.58. 4, Richard Davenport, Britain, 51.54. 5, Jussi Heikkila, Finland, 52.33. 6, Niall Flannery, Britain, 52.46.

Pole Vault-1, Renaud Lavillenie, France, 19 feet, 4 1/4 inches. 2. Karsten Dilla, Germany, 18-9 1/4. 3, Steven Lewis, Britain, 18-9 1/4. 4, Jan Kudlicka, Czech Republic, 18-5 1/4. 5, Przemyslaw Czerwinski, Poland, 18-5 1/4. 6, Jerome Clavier, France, 17-9½.

Shot Put-1, Dylan Armstrong, Canada, 69-10 1/4. 2, Tomasz Majewski, Poland, 68-11 1/4. 3, Justin Rodhe, Canada, 68-4½. 4. David Storl, Germany, 67-3 1/4. 5, Ladislav Prasil, Czech Republic, 64-10 3/4. 6, Antonin Zalsky, Czech Republic, 64-0½.

Javelin-1, Vitezslav Vesely, Czech Republic, 281-1. 2, Andreas Thorkildsen, Norway, 277-11. 3, Dmitriy Tarabin, Russia, 266-11. 4, Tero Pitkamaki, Finland, 258-9. 5, Till Woeschler, Germany, 254-10. 6, Jakub Vadlejch, Czech Republic, 247-11.


200-1, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jamaica, 22.38. 2, Bianca Knight, United States, 22.85. 3, Tiffany Townsend, United States, 23.18. 4, Tsholofelo Thipe, South Africa, 23.40. 5, Francena McCorory, United States, 23.53. 6, Sheri-Ann Brooks, Jamaica, 23.57.

400-1, Sanya Richards-Ross, United States, 50.65. 2, Christine Ohuruogu, Britain, 51.19. 3, Patricia Hall, Jamaica, 51.75. 4, Kseniya Zadorina, Russia, 51.81. 5, Denisa Rosolova, Czech Republic, 52.10. 6, Muriel Hurtis, France, 52.13.

800-1, Pamela Jelimo, Kenya, 1:58.49. 2, Caster Semenya, South Africa, 2:00.80. 3, Fantu Magiso, Ethiopia, 2:01.03. 4, Yekaterina Kostetskaya, Russia, 2:01.52. 5, Marilyn Okoro, Britain, 2:01.70. 6, Tamsyn Manou, Australia, 2:01.87.

100 Hurdles-1, Tiffany Porter, Britain, 12.65. 2, Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, Canada, 12.80. 3, Lolo Jones, United States, 12.94. 4. Queen Harrison, United States, 12.96. 5, Nikita Holder, Canada, 12.99. 6, Phylicia George, Canada, 13.06.

400 Hurdles-1, Vania Stambolova, Bulgaria, 54.15. 2, Zuzana Hejnova, Czech Republic, 55.28. 3, Perri Shakes-Drayton, Britain, 55.82. 4, Angela Morosanu, Romania, 56.15. 5, Zuzana Bergrova, Czech Republic, 56.70. 6, Lashinda Demus, United States, 57.43.

Javelin-1, Barbora Spotakova, Czech Republic, 222-4. 2, Mariya Abakumova, Russia, 211-1. 3, Kathryn Mitchell, Australia, 211-1. 4, Martina Ratej, Slovenia, 204-8. 5, Sunette Viljoen, South Africa, 202-11. 6, Kara Patterson, United States, 196-10.

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Usain Bolt targets 9.7s at Ostrava Golden Spike meeting

Olympic sprint double champion Usain Bolt will make his first appearance away from home this season when he competes at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting on Friday (May 25).

The meeting, entering its 51st staging, is a part of the IAAF World Challenge series and will be held in the Czech Republic.

Bolt, the world-leading over 100-metres, at 9.82 seconds, will look to improve on that mark at one of his favourite places to run.

“It’s always important to run good races,” said Bolt on Tuesday. “I’m definitely looking forward to it. I started off the season very well.”

The Jamaican world record holder is also targeting the meeting record of 9.83secs, set by his fellow countryman Asafa Powell in 2010.

“Ostrava’s a good track and I always do extremely well here. So I’m just looking forward to going out there, running well,” he said.

“I’ll definitely like to go faster than my opening race. I think I’m in great shape. My coach is very happy at where I’m at, and I’m very happy with it also.

“So I’m definitely going out there to run very fast, 9.7sec would be good for me.”

Challenging Bolt on Friday will be his fellow Jamaican Lerone Clarke, Great Britain’s Dwain Chambers, USA’s Darvis Patton and St. Kitts and Nevis’ Kim Collins.

Reigning Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica will take on a solid field in the women’s 200m.

Campbell-Brown, who is coming off a confidence boosting victory in her last outing, takes on the likes of Bianca Knight and Tiffany Townsend of USA and Jamaican Sheri-Ann Brooks.

On the men’s side, American Wallace Spearmon leads the way and faces Jamaicans Marvin Anderson and Mario Forsythe and Bahamian Michael Mathieu.

World-leader LaShawn Merritt takes aim at the meeting record for 400m.

The Olympic champion is confident of lowering the 44.70secs, set by Cuban Alberto Juantorena in 1976. The mark is the longest standing record for the meet.

The American, who has gone 44.19 already this season, will be up against World Indoor gold medallist Nery Brenes from Costa Rica, Dominican Luguelin Santos, Edino Steele of Jamaica and South African Oscar Pistorius.

The battle for the women’s honour sees USA’s Sanya Richards-Ross and Briton’s Christine Ohuruogu headlining the field.

Elsewhere, an exciting battle in expected in the women’s 800m with the on form Pamela Jelimo of Kenya and 2009 Berlin World champion Caster Semenya of South Africa locking-horns.

Lots of eyes will also be on Ethiopian rising 800m revelation Fantu Magiso, who posted a sensational 1:57.90 in Doha.

Meanwhile, the withdrawal of World record holder David Rudisha from the men’s field is a huge “disappointment” but still remains a strong event with Poland’s Adam Kszczot and Briton Andrew Osagie amongst the starters.

USA’s Dexter Faulk and Ryan Wilson and France’s Ladji Doucoure head up the men’s 110m hurdles field, while LoLo Jones of USA, Priscilla Lopes-Schliep of Canada and Briton’s Tiffany Porter will star in the women’s 100m hurdles.

The Ostrava Golden Spike will be broadcast to more than 150 countries all over the world. Amongst the channels streaming live coverage will be Eurosport, Al Jazeera, Fox Sports in Australia, ESPN Star in Asia, CCTV 5 in China, Band Sports in Brazil, Sport Plus of France, PCTV in Mexico.

In addition, Sportmax in Caribbean region, Supersport in South Africa, TV4 Sport in Sweden and Sport TV stations in Portugal and Turkey will also provide live coverage.

TBS of Japan will show the meet delayed. Follow the meet website www.zlatatretra.cz with all the latest infos, including video-interviews.