Showing posts with label WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. Show all posts

Live Stream IAAF World Athletics Championships 2013

>> August 10, 2013

14th IAAF World Championships in Athletics at Luzhniki stadium (capacity- 78,360) in Moskva will be LIVE STREAMED on the net.


The following websites provides "live" for 2013 World Championships in Athletics:
note: *will only available during the events

Universal Sports (website)*

LiveTVstatic (Russian TV)*

Also Radio Commentary and Live Results by the IAAF*

Also great compilation of athletics videos at

You can visit Sprint Channel for Moscow World Championships by UsainBoltMW2

Or various events for Moscow World Championships on YouTube


During World Championships, provides FREE results service to fans all over the world:

Also live results (& schedule) by the IAAF:


Athletes Entered - 1794
Nations Taking Part - 206
Territories/Nations to Receive Broadcast - 200
Accredited Media - 3000
Prize Money Offered - USD 7,194,000
Medals to be Awarded - 141
Largest Team - USA (134 athletes)
Defending World Champions - 31
Defending Olympic Champions - 34


Jamaica 4x100m 37.04s World Record (Video) - Daegu World Championship 2011

>> September 04, 2011

Jamaican team defended the world 4x100m title and set a new world record 37.04s, breaking the previous mark 37.10s set by Jamaican Olympic team in Beijing 2008. The team consists of Nesta Carter 9PB 9.78), Michael Frater (PB 9.88), Yohan Blake (PB 9.89) and Usain Bolt (PB 9.58 WR).

France team, the European champion went to win the silver medal in a time of 38.20s. Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) team, as a surprise won the bronze medal in 38.49s - thus enabled Kim Collins, the 2003 world 100m champion to bag two bronze (the other one from the men's 100m) home. The SKN team broke the old national record (39.07s) with a great improvement to 38.47s in the semifinal to win the last (8th) slot of finalist.

Medal prospect teams United States and Great Britain, however did not finish the race due to a massive incident involving their runners on the track. Darvis Patton of United States (lane 4) collided with Harry Aikines of Great Britain (anchor, lane 3) coming into the last change-over (with anchor Walter Dix), then collapsed to the track. Perhaps affected by the clash, Marlon Devonish was unable to hand over the baton to Harry who has a big and strong physique and seems "okay" with the collision.

Meanwhile Trinidad and Tobago team, the silver medalist in 2009 world championships, failed to repeat the semifinals performance (37.91s) after a poor baton exchange between Aaron Armstrong and Richard Thompson (anchor). That's obviously affected by collision after Darvis Patton crashed to their lane and disrupts the baton exchange.

4x100m Men Final (Jamaica 37.04 World Record) - IAAF World Championships 2011

fast forward- 2:40

1, JAMAICA Team 37.04 WR
2, FRANCE Team 38.20
3, St KITTS AND NEVIS Team 38.49
4, POLAND Team 38.50
5, ITALY Team 38.96


Christian Taylor Triple Jump 17.96m (Video) - Daegu World Championships 2011

American Christian Taylor leaped 17.96m (+0.1) to win the gold medal  in the men's triple jump at the last day of World championships in Daegu. The 21-year-old opened his legal jump with 17.04s in the second attempt after fouled in the previous one. Taylor's third attempt 17.40m moved him to second position, but still way behind the favorite and defending world champion Phillips Idowu of Great Britain who registered 17.70m earlier.

However, in the fourth attempt, Taylor did a monster jump 17.96m - the 5th longest jump in history and bettered his old mark (17.68m) by 28cm, which guaranteed him the gold medal. Only Jonathan Edward (18.29), Kenny Harrison (18.09), Teddy Tamgho (17.98), and Willi Banks (17.97) have jumped further than the mark.

Taylor is also a good sprinter, he has 45.34s as a personal best in 400 meters and consistently run 45 seconds over the years. He run a respected time of 20.76s in 200m as well. In 2007, his best jump over triple jump is only 15.98s, a year later he slightly improved  to 16.05m. During the previous world championships he was still an "unknown" triple jumper with best jump of 16.65m. He touched the 17m for the first time at 2010 in 17.02m. He just phenomenal in 2011.

Idowu, improved his jump to 17.77m to confirm the silver medal. Fellow American Will Claye took the bronze in 17.50m.

Video of Christian Taylor in Triple Jump (17.96m) - Daegu World Championships

1, Christian Taylor, USA, 17.96 (0.1) PB
2, Phillips Idowu, GBR, 17.77 (0.0)
3, Will Claye, USA, 17.50 (0.1)
4, Alexis Copello, CUB, 17.47 (0.1)
5, Nelson Evora, POR, 17.35 (0.0)
6, Christian Olsson, SWE, 17.23 (0.0)
7, Leevan Sands, BAH, 17.21 (-0.2)
8, Benjamin Compaore, FRA, 17.17 (0.2)
9, Henry Frayne, AUS, 16.78 (-0.1)
10, Fabrizio Donato, ITA, 16.77 (-0.1)
11, Yoandris Betanzos, CUB, 16.67 -0.1
12, Sheryf El-Sheryf, UKR, 16.38 (-0.1)


Usain Bolt 200m 19.40s (Video) - Daegu 2011

>> September 03, 2011

As anticipated, Jamaican great Usain Bolt successfully defended his world title of 200m during the IAAF world championships in Daegu. He clocked a time of 19.40s (with moderate tailwinds +0.8) which is the fastest time in the world this year. Silver medal went to American Walter Dix who set 19.70s, just outside of his best 19.69s. Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre, the 100m finalist who is regarded as the first white man to break the 10s barrier took the bronze in 19.80, an improvement of French record by 0.36s.

U.S based sprinter Jayasuma Saidy of Norway who coached by John Smith in fourth despite of clocking below 20s (19.95 SB), some off his PB 19.89s. Young Panamanian Alonso Edward who has a personal best of 19.81s, however injured at curve and out of the race.

Bolt's time is damn outstanding considering the fact that it's the 4th fastest time ever recorded by human - behind 19.19 &19.30 (by Usain Bolt) and 19.32 (by Michael Johnson).

Results (+0.8)
1- Usain Bolt JAM 19.40 (WL)
2- Walter Dix USA 19.70 (SB)
3- Christophe Lemaitre FRA 19.80 (NR)
4- Jaysuma Saidy Ndure NOR  19.95 (SB)
5- Nickel Ashmeade JAM 20.29
6- Bruno de Barros BRA 20.31
7- Rondel Sorrillo TRI 20.34
- Alonso Edward PAN (Dnf)

Video of 200m Final (Usain Bolt 19.40) - IAAF World Championships

200m Final - Daegu World Championships (with slow motion)


Sally Pearson World Champion 100mh 12.28 (Video)

Australia's Sally Pearson has becomes the champion of the world in the women's 100m hurdles. Sally, the 2008 Olympic silver medalist surged out of the blocks like a bullet, leaving the fields by huge margin even before the halfway and cross to the line with an outstanding time of 12.28s (+1.1), a new Australian record, new Oceania record and 4th fastest time of all-time. Her time makes the current lists of all-time performances a little bit shaky.

World record is held by Yordanka Donkova of Bulgaria with 12.21s back in 1988. Donkova has three others sub-12.30s (12.24, 12.26 & 12.27), and a total of 13 sub-12.40s. Another Bulgarian Ginka Zagorcheva and Russian Ludmila Engquist tied at the second fastest time ever in a time of 12.26s.

Sally is coached by Sharon Hannan for more than 10 years now and they're based in Griffith University, Southport campus at Queensland - a small training track but well equipped with world-class facilities. Her best prior to the championships was 12.48s (24th all-time) set in Bruxellas, but she improved the time to 12.36s (+0.3) during the semifinals in Daegu. Earlier in the round one yesterday, she stopped the clock at 12.53s (-0.6) - the fastest time ever recorded in round one of world championships.

Two Americans Danielle Carruthers and Dawn Harper bagged silver and bronze respectively although both across the line with same time 12.47s.

Sally Pearson Profile
Full name: Sally Pearson (nee McLellan)
Born: 19 September 1986 / Sydney
Height: 1.66m
Coach: Sharon Hannan
Training base: Griffith university, Southport, QE, AUS
Personal bests:
100mh: 12.28s +1.1 Daegu(2nd best 12.36 +0.3, 3rd best 12.48s)
100m: 11.14s +1.7 Osaka
200m: 23.02s -0.4 Gold Coast, 22.62w
400m: 53.86s Gold Coast
150m: 16.86s Newcastle

Video of 100m Hurdles Final (Sally Pearson 12.28) - IAAF World Championships

Result (Wind +1.1)
1, Sally Pearson, AUS, 12.28 NR, WL
2, Danielle Carruthers, USA, 12.47 PB
3, Dawn Harper, USA, 12.47 PB
4, Tiffany Porter, GBR, 12.63
5, Tatyana Dektyareva, RUS, 12.82
6, Nikkita Holder, CAN, 12.93
7, Phylicia George, CAN, 17.97
8, Kellie Wells, USA, Dnf


Dwight Phillips 8.45 in Daegu - 4th World Title

American Dwight Phillips successfully retained his world title at long jump, leaping 8.45 (0.0)  at the IAAF Word championships in Daegu on September 02, 2011.

The 33-year-old (turning 34 on October) came to Daegu with poor mark 8.07 +0.4 set in Shanghai in May, and only improved on the distance during the qualification rounds in Daegu with a leap of 8.32 -0.2. But his best jump in the finals just to make sure the fourth world title which he won since 2003, 2005, and 2009. The poor season in 2007 denied Phillips to win his third consecutive victory in world championships, saw Panama's Irving Saladino won the gold medal in 8.57.

With the victory, Phillips equaled Ivan Pedroso's feat who has won the world championships four times in 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2001. Carl Lewis won the first and second World championships (1983 and 1987), the next two won by Mike Powell (1991- 8.95 WR, and 1993).

Mitchell Wall, the Australian hope with four longest jumps in the world (8.54 world leader, 8.45, 8.44 & 8.44) before the championships only managed to leap 8.33 (+0.4) in his second attempt for silver medal. Bronze medal was won by Makusha of Zimbabwie in a distance of 8.29 (+0.3). Makusha's personal best is 8.40m and has run 9.89s in the 100m.

Interestingly, Phillips was perhaps randomly assigned bib number " 1 1 1 1" - which means four times world champion ?!. The 2004 Olympic champion will be hunting for another gold medal in London Olympics next year.

Video of Long Jump Men Finals (Dwight Phillips 8.45) - IAAF World Championships


Veronica Campbell Upsets Jeter & Felix at 200m (Video), Daegu World Championships 2011

Veronica Campbell-Brown finally topped the podium finishers in the women's 200m after across the line ahead of the newly crowned world 100m champion Carmelita Jeter of USA and three-times world 200m champion Allyson Felix. The 29-year-old surged out of the blocks and took the lead, despite of Jeter came close at the home straight but Campbell-Brown's strong speed endurance denied it to finish in a moderate 22.22s against a headwind -1.0.

Jeter bagged the silver medal in a time of 22.37s while Allyson Felix who expected to win her fourth 200m world titles satisfied in third for bronze (22.42s). Felix ran the 400m earlier and won a silver medal with a lifetime best performance 49.59s.

Results (Wind -1.0)
1, Veronica Campbell Brown, JAM, 22.22 SB
2, Carmelita Jeter, USA, 22.37
3, Allyson Felix, USA, 22.42
4, Shalonda Solomon, USA 22.61
5, Kerron Stewart, JAM, 22.70
6, Debbie Ferguson McKenzie, JAM, 22.96
7, Hrystyna Stuy, UKR, 23.03
8, Sherone Simpson, JAM, 23.17

Video of 200m Women Final - IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011


Lashinda Demus 400mh 52.47s (American Record) Video - Daegu World Championships 2011

>> September 01, 2011

Lashinda Demus won the gold at women's 400mh with an impressive time of 52.47s. The time is a new American record and also the third fastest time in all-time lists. Only Russia's Yuliya Pechenkina (52.34 - 2003) and Jamaica's Melanie Walker (52.42 - 2009) have recorded faster. Silver medal went to Melaine Walker (defending champion) who set a season best 52.73s. Experienced athlete Natalya Antyukh of Russia third in 53.85s. Following is the video:

Lashinda Demus 400mh 52.47s' Video - Daegu World Championships

Results - 400m H Women Final
1, Lashinda Demus USA                 52.47 (NR/WL)
2, Melaine Walker JAM                   52.73 (SB)
3, Natalya Antyukh RUS                 53.85
4, Kaliese Spencer JAM                  54.01
5, Anastasiya Rabchenyuk UKR      54.18 (SB)
6, Vania Stambolova BUL               54.23
7, Zuzana Hejnov√° CZE                 54.23
8, Elena Churakova RUS                55.17


Kirani James World Champion 400m 44.60s (Video)

>> August 30, 2011

Kirani James of Grenada set a personal best 44.60s to win the gold medal in the men's 400m at the IAAF Daegu World Championships. The medal is the first for Grenada in any event at the World championships in athletics. The 18-year-old (19 years on September 01) upsets the defending world champion LaShawn Meritt in the silver medal position (44.43). Belgium's Kevin Borlee took the bronze medal in 44.90s.

Meritt was expected to defend his world title when he ran a world lead 44.35s in the round 1, but it's really the day for Kirani who chased down Meritt at last 10 meters. With the victory, Kirani James became the youngest athlete to win the men's 400m at the IAAF World championships. The time however is way off the world junior record 43.87s set by Steven Lewis of USA enroute to win the gold medal at 1988 Olympics.

Beside that, there's another great achievement in the finals. Belgians Kevin Borlee (bronze) and Jonathan Borlee (fifth) are a pair of twins, and without any doubt the fastest twins in the world for quarter-mile event. The twins coached by their father, Jacques Borlee. 

Results (400m Men Final)
1, Kirani James, GRN, 44.60 NR (Rt 0.137)
2, LaShawn Meritt, USA, 44.63 (Rt 0.263)
3, Kevin Borlee, BEL, 44.90 (Rt 0.182)
4, Jermaine Gonzales, JAM, 44.99 (Rt 0.138)
5, Jonathan Borlee, BEL, 45.07 (Rt 0.160)
6, Rondell Bartholomew, GRN, 45.45 (Rt 0.314)
7, Tabarie Henry, ISV, 45.55 (Rt 0.167)
8, Femi Seun-Ogunode, QAT, 45.55 (Rt 0.170)

Video of 400m Men Final (Kirani James 44.60) - Daegu World Championships 


Carmelita Jeter World Champion at 100m 10.90s Daegu World Championships in Athletics

>> August 29, 2011

As expected, Carmelita Jeter of USA won the 100m women final at the IAAF World championships in athletics at Daegu on 29.08.2011. She clocked a moderate time of 10.90s in the race against a strong headwind -1.4m/s. Second place was the Olympic and world champion, Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica in 10.97s. Trinidad and Tobago's Kelly-Ann Baptista finished third (10.98s), just ahead of the Olympic champion Shelly Ann Fraser of Jamaica (10.99s) who made a comeback after a "long break".

Jeter, who coached by renowned track guru, John Smith did not get a good start, was 3rd place at first 40 meters but managed to execute the race very well, overtaken Shelly Ann Fraser at last 30 meters and across the line with happiness - first world title. In 2009, she ran an incredible 10.64s - second fastest time of all-time (behind Flo-Jo 10.49s), and prior to that she did 10.67s.

Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare finished 5th in 11.12s, ahead of Jamaica's Kerron Stewart in 6th position (11.15s). Bulgaria's Ivet Lalova who has a PB of 10.77s only managed to place 7th in 11.27s with Marshevet Myers of USA last in 11.33s.

To sum up, all women sprinters (100m) at the 2011 World championships are faster than Sogelau Tuvalu !!.

Video of women's 100m final (-1.4) - IAAF World Championships in Athletics


Jason Richardson World Champion 110mh 13.16s, Dayron Robles Disqualified - Daegu 2011

The men's 110mh final would be very exciting when three fastest high hurdlers of all time, Dayron Robles (12.87 WR), Liu Xiang (12.88) and David Oliver (12.89s) lining up against each other at the third day of World championships in Daegu.

However, the world record holder and Olympic champion, Dayron Robles of Cuba was disqualified for stopping China's Liu Xiang to hunt the gold medal.

Dayron Robles was leading the fields from the start but Liu Xiang came from behind to overtake him and when both clearing the 9th hurdles, there was a slight "pulling" from Robles that made Liu to lost the momentum before both athletes hits each other at last hurdles. Robles across the line in 13.14s, followed by Richardson in 13.16s and Liu in 13.27s.  Andy Turner finished in 13.44, the same official time as Oliver in 5th.

Protest by China camp on behalf of Liu Xiang was successful and the incident was classified as "obstruction on track" although the such incident is considered "nature of the high hurdles". As the second finisher, Jason Richardson was awarded the gold medal , Liu Xiang and Andy Turner moved up for silver an bronze respectively.


Looks Like Yohan Blake False Started ?

There is some confusion regarding the false start drama recently.

To begin with, Usain Bolt was unable to retain his world 100m title. Reason: false start. 

Clearly, he moved out of the blocks "too early" (-0.10s) and resulted in disqualification. According the new rule (162.7), one false start would result in disqualification.

Automatically, it paved a larger window for his training partner, Yohan Blake to create a history

Regardless of intention, any movements including flicking, twitching, or flinching, which can produce certain level of pressure on the pedals of a block, if occurred before 0.100s, would be considered false start. 

Here is the problem. Which athletes made the first movement at the set position? please have a look at the video carefully:
  • See Usain Bolt in the lane 5, and see also Yohan Blake in lane 6. 
  • At the full set position, there is a slight body movement from Blake (0:13-0:15), which might have triggered a respond (to move) from athletes who have already set the mind to react as fast as possible when a stimulus received. 
  • Nevertheless the flinch was not obvious, it's difficult to catch a minor flinch with naked eye. 
  • Furthermore, after the break, people (including the officials) focusing on Usain Bolt who took off his vest immediately then covered his face, seems expressing he was the one who guilty.

That's the first point. Another thing to point is that the mistake done by the officials. Under the rule 162.6 (c), the starter shall abort the start when there are interference or disturbs during set position. In this case, there was a bit interference. But again, it's dependent on the discretion or judgement of starter.

Video of men's 100m final (& false start) - IAAF World championships in atheltics

In contrast, experienced sprinter Dwain Chambers of GBR was disqualified for committed the same thing. Here is the video (fast forward 1:50);

Men's 100m semifinal 1 - Dwain Chambers false start, Yohan Blake won in 9.95

All in all, based on the rules and consideration (starter's discretion), Yohan Blake didn't commit a false start while Usain Bolt did. Maurice Greene was indeed correct when he predicts Blake would upsets Bolt at World championships. Anyway, the IAAF need to fix and improve the regulations regarding "the start" and judgements must be consistent.


Complete Video of 100m Men Final & Semifinals - 2011 Daegu World Championships in Athletics

>> August 28, 2011

Videos and results of 100m men final and semifinals (28.08.11), IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Daegu 2011.

Men's 100m final (-1.4)
Yohan Blake JAM 9.92, Walter Dix USA 10.08, Kim Collins SKN 10.09, Christophe Lemaitre FRA 10.19, Daniel Bailey ANT 10.26, Jimmy Vicaut FRA 10.27, Nesta Carter JAM 10.95, Usain Bolt JAM Dsq 162.7

100m Semifinal 1 (-0.4)
Yohan Blake JAM 9.95, Walter Dix USA 10.05, Jimmy Vicaut FRA 10.10, Daniel Bailey ANT 10.14, Keston Bledman TRI 10.14, Andrew Hinds BAR 10.32, Angel David Rodriguez ESP 10.49, Dwain Chambers GBR Dsq 162.7

Men 100m Semifinal 2  (-1.0)
Usain Bolt JAM 10.05, Christophe Lemaitre FRA 10.11, Richard Thompson TRI 10.20, Trell immons USA 10.21, Jayasuma Saidy Ndure NOR 10.21, Michael Frater JAM 10.23, Marlon Devonish GBR 10.25, Dariusz Kuc POL 10.51

100m Men Semifinal 3 (-0.8)
Kim Collins SKN 10.08, Nesta Carter JAM 10.16, Harry Aiines-Aryeetey GBR 10.23, Justin Gatlin USA 10.23, Ngonidzashe Makusha ZIM 10.27, Churandy Martina NED 10.29, Azaz Ouhadi MAR 10.45, Justyn Warner CAN 10.47

Videos of 100m men round 1  (Heat 1 to 7) click here


Yohan Blake World Champion 100m 9.92 seconds, Usain Bolt False Start

Yohan Blake of Jamaica became the world champion after winning the men's 100m race at the IAAF World championships in athletics in Daegu on August 28, 2011. He clocked a time of 9.92s at the race into a strong headwind of -1.4m/s. The time is three hundredth of a second slower than his personal best, 9.89s. Given a normal condition (zero wind), he would have run 9.82-9.84s.

Olympic bronze medalist Walter Dix (PB 9.88) took the silver medal in 10.08s, while the 2003 world champion Kim Collins (PB 9.98) of St Kitts and Nevis who piped by Walter Dix on the line bagged bronze (10.09s).

Defending world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt (PB 9.58 WR) false started and subsequently disqualified. His recorded's reaction time is -0.104, about 0.20s earlier than the allowed measurement (0.100), 0.099 would be considered a false start.

France's Christophe Lemaitre (PB 9.92) finished 4th in 10.19s, ahead of Daniel Bailey of Antigua who clocked 10.26. Newcomer Jimmy Vicaut of France who has the lowest PB (10.07s) in the final was 6th in 10.27s. Jamaica's Nesta Carter (PB 9.78) injured himself and run through to the line with 10.95s (well, faster than Raymond Stewart in 1988 Olympics, 12.26s - same case!!).

100m Men Final IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Daegu 2011


Usain Bolt 10.10 the Fastest Round 1 Daegu World Championships 2011 (Video & Result)

>> August 27, 2011

Here is a complete video of men's 100m round 1 (Heat 1 to 7) from the IAAF World championships in Athletics, Daegu 2011. For full results click here

Round 1 - Heat 1 (-1.7) - Kim Collins 10.13s

Round 1 - Heat 2 (-1.7) - Walter Dix 10.25s

Round 1 - Heat 3 (-1.0) - Christophe Lemaitre 10.14s

Round 1 - Heat 4 (-1.3) - Yohan Blake 10.12s 

Round 1 - Heat 5 (-1.2) - Nesta Carter 10.26s 

Round 1 - Heat 6 (-0.7) - Usain Bolt 10.10 

Round 1 - Heat 7 (-1.2) - Michael Frater 10.26 

Full Results (Men's 100m Round 1)


Sogelau Tuvalu Successful in 2011 Daegu World Championships in Athletics (Video)

Whatever it is if you think you can't advance to finals or semifinals in the World championships, then personal best will be the major goal isn't it? Athletes who did it would be considered successful and not waste of time. 

American Samoa's Sogelau Tuvalu was the limelight in the first day (morning session) of the IAAF World championships in Athletics, Daegu 2011. The 17-year-old big guy who may weigh at least 130kg or almost 300 pounds  ran an incredible (for the size!) personal best 15.66s (-0.9) in the heat 4 of men's 100m preliminary round.  The heat was won by Malaysia's Mohd Noor Imran Hadi who managed to run 10.77s, unfortunately not a personal best as his best is 10.40s - I'm not saying he did not success, though he has the chance to improve the time in the Round 2 or Qurterfinals (first ever Malaysian sprinters to advance in the next round of 100m in World champs).


Surprisingly, Tuvalu's time is NOT the slowest in the World championships history. Who the heck slower than this man? Kim Collins of St Kitts!!. He ran 21.73s during the round 1 at the 1997 World champs in Athens, and  6 years later (2003) he became the World 100m champion.

Men's 100m Heat 4 - IAAF World Championships, Daegu 2011

Sogelau Tuvalu's Post Race Interview

Full Results (Men's 100m Preliminary Rounds)



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