Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Three world records in one event at IPC Athletics

Three world records in one event at IPC Athletics


Bulgaria’s Mustafa Yuseinov had the mortification to throw a world record in the men’s F54/55/56 discus yet only take home bronze as Leonardo Diaz (Cuba) and Serbia’s Drazenko Mitrovic put in superior performances at the IPC Athletics World Championships.

Diaz (F56) shattered his own world record by three metres in throwing 43.10m (1030pts). Mitrovic, F56, took the silver with a throw of 31.35m ((1027pts) while Yuseinov (F55) took the bronze (39.42m, 1002pts).

There were only two other world records on the day, the tally of five being the total for the championships to 47.

Birgit Kober (Germany) was the star single performer of the day. In setting a new world mark of 23.54m (1227) in the in the F33/34/52/53 javelin, she eclipsed the old record by an incredible nine metres. Lucyna Kornobys (Poland) 14.09m 988pts took silver and Louadjeda Benoumessad (Algeria) 16.79m 955 was third.

Ireland’s Michael McKillop celebrated his 21st birthday in style with a gold medal and new world record in the men’s 800m T37 in 1:58.90.

Having set a world record in the 1500m earlier, McKillop was only looking for the gold medal, but once he had kicked at the 400m the world record became a reality.

“In Beijing I waited to the 250m, but today I decided to go early and catch them out. It worked perfectly.

“Back in Ireland it is still my birthday (born January 27, 1990) so I have a wee bit of celebrating to do,” he said.

The big surprise of the morning was the defeat of triple gold medal winner Michelle Stilwell, of Canada. She was upstaged in the T52 800m race by Kerry Morgan (USA) in 2:29.33secs. Lyudmyla Danylina of the Ukraine was third in 2:41.38secs.

Poland were first and second in the women’s T20 1500m with Arleta Meloch winning in 4:39.33secs from Barbara Niewiedzial (4:41.78) with Ukraine’s Lyudmyla Danylima (4:44.18) third.

Japan made a clean sweep of the 800m T52 with Ito Tomoya setting a new championship time of 2:01.05 from Hirokazu Ueyonabaru (2:02.04) and Toshido Takada (2:02.19sec).

The triple jump F46 went to Huseyn Hasanov of Azerbaijan with a new championship leap of 13.56m with Iraq’s Fadhil Al-Dabbagh (13.31m) getting silver and Japan’s Hiroyuki Yasui the bronze (13.11m).

Bulgaria’s Ihar Fartunau took gold in the F13 high jump with a leap of 1.92m ahead of Ukraine’s Ivan Kytsenko (1.89m) and Braedon Samuel Dolfo (1.83m).

Gold in the T13 800m went to Lukasx Wietecki (Poland) in 1:56.17secs from Morocco’s Abdelillah Mame (1:57.05) and Venezuela’s Jose Luis Sanchez in 1:58.92.

A new championship record was set by Artem Arefyev (Russia) in the 800m T36 in 2:11.42, just ahead of Great Britain’s Paul Blake (2:11.88sec) and Spain’s Jose Manuel Gonzalez (2:14.47sec) taking bronze.

The last three field events of the morning all produced new championship marks. Jackie Christiansen (Denmark) led the way in the F44/46 shot put with a throw of 17.79m (995pts) from Greece’s Miltiadis Kyriakidis (14.12m 747) and Croatia’s Josip Slivar (14.05m 740pts).

Azerbaijan got its second gold of the morning plus bronze in the F12 triple jump with Oleg Panyutin’s leap of 15.09m. Ukraine’s Ivan Kytsenko (14.88m) was second and Vladimir Zayets was third.

Poland’s Pawel Piotrowski, with a throw of 38.65m (1004) was the gold medal winner in the F35/36 discus from Namibia’s Reginald Benade (38.37m 997pts) and Volodymyr Zhaivoronok of Ukraine (38/09m 990 pts).

Nathan Stephens (Australia) kept the championship record theme going in the F57/58 javelin with a throw of 39.11m (884). Silver went to Mr El Attar (Egypt) (43.53m 850pts) with Thailand’s Sakchai Yimbanchang (41.42m 796pts) 3.

Tatyana McFadden continued her good form in the women’s 1500m T54 with a championship record of 3:36.20, just shading Canada’s Diane Roy (3:36.3) and Japan’s Wakako Tsuchida (3:36.75) in a blanket finish.

Another championship record also fell in the men’s F40 javelin with Iraq taking the first two places. Kovan Abdulraheem took gold with a throw of 36.32m from Wildan Nukhailawi (34.98m) and Great Britain’s Kyron Duke (32.64m).

Switzerland’s Marcel Hug again found one better in winning his fourth silver medal of the games in the men’s 400m T54. He was beaten by China’s Chengming (47.95secs) with Germany’s Marc Schuh (48.34) third.

Huzhao Li (China) continued his good form of the championships with a record in the T53 400m in 49.86, defeating the previous record holder Richard Colman, of Australia (49.93). Korea’s Byunghoon Yoo (51.31) was third.

Ewa Durska (Poland) was a clear winner of the F20 women’s shot put with a throw of 13.47m. Ukraine’s Svitlana Kudelya (11.95m) took second and Ines Fernandes (Portugal) was the bronze medal winner (11.45m).

Australia was on the podium in the women’s 200m T35 through Rachael Dodds (36.78sec) with Sophia Warner (Great Britain) taking silver in 37.04secs. Germany’s Uta Streckert (38.13secs) was third.

Oleksandr (Ukraine) was the gold medallist in the F12 men’s discus with a throw of 48.61m. Silver went to Russia’s V Andryushchenko (43.96m) and Kim Lopez Gonzalez (43.63m) took the bronze.

Antonis Aresti won Cyprus’s second gold medal of the championship with victory in the Men’s 400m T46 event in a time of 49.44. Silver went to Austria’s Guenther Matzinger (49.80) and Samuel Colmenares (Venezuela) took bronze in 50.26secs.

Brazil (Adria Rocha Santos, Ana Tercia Soares, Jerusa Geber Santos and Terezinha Guilhermina) in a time of 50.51secs was too slick for China (52.71secs) in the women’s T12-13 4 X 100m relay.

In total 47 World records and 121 Championship records have been set over the five days.

For the latest Championship results, please visit the official website at

www.ipcathleticsworldchamps.com/results.php


To find out more about the athletes competing in Christchurch please visit
the Biographies section of the IPC Athletics website
at http://ipc-athletics.paralympic.org/Athletes_Biographies/

Throughout the event, www.ParalympicSport.TV http://www.ParalympicSport.TV
will be broadcasting live
coverage of the evening sessions between 2am and 6am GMT.

You can also catch highlights from the previous day on
www.youtube.com/paralympicsporttv


In addition to the live coverage from Christchurch, Paralympic sports fans
can also get the latest news, gossip and pictures from the World
Championships via the IPC's official Facebook
page www.facebook.com/ParalympicSportTV
and Twitter page
www.twitter.com/paralympic


Tickets to see the IPC Athletics World Championships, which run until 30
January are still available to buy can be purchased
from www.ticketdirect.co.nz
Adult tickets cost just $10 per day.

-ends-

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Cap Bocage: Anti-Mining Campaign Doco Debuts At NZ Film Festival

Playing at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Cap Bocage is a close-up exploration of the forces that came into play when environmental issues and indigenous rights became intertwined in New Caledonia ... More>>

Film Fest:

More Film:

Sharon Ellis Review: A View From The Bridge

Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge is Circa’s latest big production, it opened on Saturday 19 July and it is a stunning triumph. More>>

Māori Language Week: He Karanga Kia Kaha Ake Te Tīhau Ki Te Reo Māori

The Māori Language Commission wishes to see social media swamped with Māori language tweets and messages for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori using the hashtag #tekupu. More>>

ALSO:

Book Vote: Kiwis Prefer Young Adult & Classics

To compile their Top 100 List for 2014, Whitcoulls again asked New Zealanders to vote for their favourite books and authors. And while classic novels continue to appeal to Kiwi readers, 2014 marks a significant new trend – the increasing popularity of novels for young adults. More>>

ALSO:

Five NZ Cities: Bill Bailey Back To The Southern Hemisphere

The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of Bill’s new show Limboland. With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Book Television Is Coming

Carole Beu of The Women’s Bookshop in Auckland, Graham Beattie of The Book Blog and producer Deb Faith of FaceTV have raised enough money via crowd funding at Boosted – just under $7,000 so far – for 12 episodes, which begin production in September, and will be on screen later that month. More>>

Electric Sheep: Light Nelson Exceeds All Expectations

Light Nelson exceeded all expectations drawing over 40,000 people over two nights to the Queens Gardens and surrounds. The event, with over 40 installations from local and national artists, is in its second year, and organisers were hoping they’d top last year’s crowd of 16,000. More>>

MacGyver: Richard Dean Anderson To Attend Armageddon This October

New Zealand’s biggest pulp-culture event, the Armageddon Expo is proud to announce the world’s most recognised DIY action hero will be attending the Auckland event at the ASB Showgrounds from October 24th to 27th. More>>

ALSO:

Barbershop Gold: Māori Party Singing Praises Of The Musical Island Boys

The Maori Party has congratulated four young men on a mission, who in 2002 took up barbershop singing at Tawa College, and tonight took out the Gold Medal in the 2014 International Barbershop Harmony Society competitions in Las Vegas. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news