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IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015


Date (Open): Saturday 22 August 2015
Date (Close): Sunday 30 August 2015 

Time: 07:35 to 21:00 (Day 1);
          08:30 to 21:30 (Day 2);
          09:30 to 21:45 (Day 3);
          19:00 to 21:00 (Day 4);
          09:30 to 21:30 (Day 5);
          09:30 to 21:00 (Day 6);
          08:30 to 21:45 (Day 7);
          07:30 to 21:00 (Day 8);
          07:30 to 20:30 (Day 9);
 
Usain Bolt Says He Is Ready for IAAF World Championships in Beijing
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/XJIRN0uzahc" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/XJIRN0uzahc</a>

Venue: Birds Nest Stadium, Beijing, PR of China

 


Bird’s Nest was the main stadium of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The stadium has around 91,000 seats
and covers an area of 21 hectares. The Opening & Closing Ceremonies were all held in the Bird’s Nest.
After the Olympic Games, it has become a place where all the people could enjoy different sports activities.
Nowadays, Bird’s Nest has become a landmark of Beijing and an important heritage of the Olympic Games.

Organiser: IAAF & Local Organising Committee (China)

News/Videos/Schedules/Startlists/Results:
http://www.iaaf.org/Competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/timetable/byday
http://www.iaafbeijing2015.com/en

Live Streams for World Championships: http://www.justdwlviral.com/dwl/409/2015-iaaf-world-championships-beijing-china-live-stream & https://youtube.com/channel/UCK54EO7U_eGh-Ch1db4OaZg & http://www.cbc.ca/player/Sports/Live+Streaming/ID/2673518374
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Mark my words. If Bolt goes to Beijing he won't contest the double. Based on what I read, he has "a hill to climb" in order to be ready for Beijing. I don't think he will run if he is less than 85%.

With that being said, I think first, second and third should come down to :

Gatlin
Powell
Vicaut
Gay
Brommell

These 3 will be right behind them.

Carter
Degrasse
Bledman

Bledman has a chance to solidify himself as a top contender today in France. He needs to duplicate his HCS performance or get something below 9.9 today.. Hopefully the conditions are okay.
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Mark my words. If Bolt goes to Beijing he won't contest the double. Based on what I read, he has "a hill to climb" in order to be ready for Beijing. I don't think he will run if he is less than 85%.

With that being said, I think first, second and third should come down to :

Gatlin
Powell
Vicaut
Gay
Brommell

These 3 will be right behind them.

Carter
Degrasse
Bledman

Bledman has a chance to solidify himself as a top contender today in France. He needs to duplicate his HCS performance or get something below 9.9 today.. Hopefully the conditions are okay.

According to the startlist at this link: http://www.meeting-marseille.com/en/meeting/start-lists the only TTO athlete taking part in the Marseille Meeting in Paris today is Wayne Davis in the Men's 110m Hurdles.

What link did you use to get your 100m startlist info?
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Mark my words. If Bolt goes to Beijing he won't contest the double. Based on what I read, he has "a hill to climb" in order to be ready for Beijing. I don't think he will run if he is less than 85%.

With that being said, I think first, second and third should come down to :

Gatlin
Powell
Vicaut
Gay
Brommell

These 3 will be right behind them.

Carter
Degrasse
Bledman

Bledman has a chance to solidify himself as a top contender today in France. He needs to duplicate his HCS performance or get something below 9.9 today.. Hopefully the conditions are okay.

According to the startlist at this link: http://www.meeting-marseille.com/en/meeting/start-lists the only TTO athlete taking part in the Marseille Meeting in Paris today is Wayne Davis in the Men's 110m Hurdles.

What link did you use to get your 100m startlist info?

Different meet Soca

http://www.meeting-sotteville.com/

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Mark my words. If Bolt goes to Beijing he won't contest the double. Based on what I read, he has "a hill to climb" in order to be ready for Beijing. I don't think he will run if he is less than 85%.

With that being said, I think first, second and third should come down to :

Gatlin
Powell
Vicaut
Gay
Brommell

These 3 will be right behind them.

Carter
Degrasse
Bledman

Bledman has a chance to solidify himself as a top contender today in France. He needs to duplicate his HCS performance or get something below 9.9 today.. Hopefully the conditions are okay.

According to the startlist at this link: http://www.meeting-marseille.com/en/meeting/start-lists the only TTO athlete taking part in the Marseille Meeting in Paris today is Wayne Davis in the Men's 110m Hurdles.

What link did you use to get your 100m startlist info?

Different meet Soca

http://www.meeting-sotteville.com/

Ok cool.

Rodgers should be his main competition but hopefully he can get the win in a sub-10 time.
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Massive Men's 100m Clash Jamaica vs. USA at WC
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2015, 08:31:30 AM »
Massive Men's 100m Clash Jamaica vs. USA at WC
By Noel ‘Bravo’ Francis, Special to TrackAlerts.Com
July 13th, 2015 7:13am (TrackAlerts.com)


Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin, Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake & Tyson Blake competing in 100m at
London 2012.


The National Senior Championships of Jamaica and the United States were held simultaneously in June 2015 and produced a number of interesting results and a few surprises. Many discussions have started with the expectations and predictions of analysts, fans and athletes, dominating the rounds. Both countries will battle for supremacy in a number of exciting events at the 15th IAAF World Championship this August in Beijing, China.

However, one of the most talked about event is the men’s 100m. Both the United States and Jamaica have benefitted from wildcard entries, which allow them to have four representatives instead of three in the preliminary rounds of this event. It will be a unique affair if both countries occupy all eight lanes in the final in August.

Justin Gatlin

Unfortunately, Justin Gatlin will always find himself with an asterisk
beside his name.


The Americans have run the most sub 10 seconds this season with former World and Olympic champion, Justin Gatlin leading the way with the fastest time (9.74). He is a clear and present danger for the Jamaicans. Gatlin considers this event and moment his best chance of gold. Gatlin can sense the moment and it can be seen in his predatory looking eyes and unrelenting pit-bull instincts on and off the track. He will be hoping his arms and legs will move with the rapidity of a ‘Gatlin gun’ in Beijing.

Unfortunately, Justin Gatlin will always find himself with an asterisk beside his name; however, there can be no doubt that he provides the biggest threat to World and Olympic record holder Usain Bolt’s sprint dominance. Many nights and probably mornings, Gatlin must be asking the same question repeatedly, “Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the fastest of them all?” Interestingly, Gatlin has stated that while a lot athletes will be aiming to peak for the World Championship, he just wants to maintain his form throughout.
 
Some persons are very impressed by Gatlin’s consistency, confidence and combative spirit for the past two seasons. He looks supremely fit and hardly ever pulls out of a meet or major championship because of injury. He seems like a man who could race every week without breaking sweat. The recent talk of possibly breaking the current 100m world record has added impetus to this particular event and will certainly boost ticket sales and global viewership.

Tyson Gay

Tyson Gay (L) crosses finish line ahead of Trayvon Bromell (R) to win Men's 100 Meter
Final at 2015 USA Championships.


American record holder, Tyson Gay (9.69) who won the 2015 National Championship in 9.87 will make his first return to a World Championship since 2009. Interestingly, on that occasion Gay chased Usain Bolt in vain in an unforgettable world record 100m race (9.58). The 2007 double sprint champion is showing signs of being a medal contender once again and is the sixth fastest sprinter this season (at the time of writing). Tyson Gay, who admitted that he became so stressed out during his suspension that the hair on his head began to thin, will be making an uneasy return to the Bird’s nest, a venue where he failed to make the Olympic final back in 2008.

Trayvon Bromell and Mike Rodgers

World Junior record holder at 100m, Trayvon Bromell, who ran a new personal best of 9.84 seconds in the heats at the US Outdoor Championship, has forced himself into consideration. The 20-year-old was a runner-up at the US Championship and is eagerly looking forward to competing in Beijing. Trayvon Bromell who has run his fastest times at the iconic Hayward field in Eugene, Oregon must be wishing he could wrap up that track and pack it in his suitcase to take with him all over the world. However, seeing that it is not possible, Bromell will be forced to reproduce those scintillating performances on foreign soil in August throughout the rounds and finals.

Veteran sprinter Mike Rodgers who has a season best of 9.88 seconds completes the American quartet. Rodgers has never earned an individual medal at a World Championship and doing so this year would be as shocking as February having 30 days. Rodgers contribution at the World Championship is more likely to be centred on Team USA’s 4X100m sprint relay.

Asafa Powell

Asafa Powell has found a new lease on life and is consistently
the fastest Jamaican this year.


Jamaica’s best chance of securing success in this event will rest on the shoulders of their two premier sprinters of the last decade. Asafa Powell has found a new lease on life and is consistently the fastest Jamaican this year. He is one the few athletes to leave the MVP track club and continues to perform at such a high level. The 2015 Jamaica National Champion has been in tremendous form this season, looking quite impressive with some electrifying 9.8 times. Powell, who has won two individual World Championship 100m bronze medals, seems on course to claim his third medal. However, the man dubbed the sub-ten king will want gold on this occasion. The monster 100m clash in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 9, 2015, involving Justin Gatlin, Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay was like a summer movie trailer. In August fans could witness ‘The Fast & Furious 8’.

Usain Bolt

Perhaps the most interesting fact is that Usain Bolt is the last
person to defeat Justin Gatlin over 100m which was at the
2013 World Championship in Moscow.


Six-time Olympic and eight-time World Champion, Usain Bolt, who secured a wildcard entry to the World Championship, is gradually working his way to be in tip-top shape by the time the World Championship comes along. Some persons are worried over Bolt’s early form this season. Bolt’s times are not as impressive when compared to his main rivals and some ardent fans would like to check his pulse. The recent revelation of feeling pain in training has set off siren sounds. The remaining weeks will tell us if it is an emergency or a false alarm. 

Despite this, many loyal fans are not yet ready to write off Bolt like a bad debt. Bolt has earned their trust and support and they will continue to stay on the wagon right up to the edge of the cliff with eyes and ears wide open. The thought of the world’s premier sprinter being a no-show or not at his best at the Championship, will be like remembering his false start in 2011.

An important piece of information is that apart from 2008, Bolt has not always had the fastest 100m time going into a major championship. Over the years, Bolt’s form chart has shown that since he gained worldwide fame in Beijing, all of his individual victories at major championships have been world records, Olympic records or the fastest times in the world for that season.

Last Man Standing

Track fans have seen some fantastic times this season in the men’s sprints with the most individual sub-10 second races in any calendar year, which has been good for the sport. It has heightened expectations and generated many heated debates at the market, barbershops, sports bars, track meets, talk shows and during coffee breaks. The World Championships in August will settle all arguments; therefore, whatever is happening during the season as seen in the past is meaningless.

Perhaps the most interesting fact is that Usain Bolt is the last person to defeat Justin Gatlin over 100m which was at the 2013 World Championship in Moscow.  Gatlin is the overwhelming favourite for gold after beating everyone this season except Bolt; he knows Bolt’s presence or absence in Beijing could take some sheen off his achievements.

Everyone is waiting anxiously to see who will be the last man standing.  Will Gatlin dethrone Bolt and leave millions of fans singing ‘Precious Memories’?


Noel ‘Bravo’ Francis is a very exciting and creative freelance sports writer specializing in the fields of athletics and cricket. His colourful down to earth yet professional personality makes him a favourite amongst athletes and fans. Readers are often exposed to his detailed knowledge and passion which usually increase their interest in the athletes, events and the sport overall. He has a first degree in Banking & Finance and works in the financial industry. Contact Noel at nanthonyfrancis@gmail.com
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ENNIS-HILL NAMED IN british athletics TEAM FOR IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2015, 02:58:22 PM »
ENNIS-HILL NAMED IN british athletics TEAM FOR IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
28 July 2015 (BritishAthletics.org.uk)


Jessica Ennis-Hill Heptathlon, Olympic heptathlon champion

British Athletics today named a team of 62 athletes to represent the British Athletics team at the World Championships in Beijing, China 22-30 August 2015.
 
Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill (coach: Toni Minichiello), who returned to competition in May following the birth of her son Reggie, has accepted selection following impressive performances at last weekend’s Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games, where she recorded three season’s bests across two consecutive days. Ennis-Hill will be joined in the heptathlon by medal rival Katarina Johnson-Thompson (Mike Holmes), who will also compete in the Long Jump.
 
Reigning 5000m and 10000m World Champion Mo Farah (Alberto Salazar) has confirmed he will aim to defend both titles in the iconic Bird’s Nest stadium next month.  Farah, who won the 3000m at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games this weekend and finished just 0.12 seconds outside his own British 1,500m record in Monaco on 17 July, will be looking to complete a hat-trick of world 5000m titles after taking gold in 2011 and 2013.
 
Reigning Olympic, Commonwealth and European Champion Greg Rutherford (Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo) is targeting an athletics Grand Slam in China by adding the only missing gold medal to his impressive collection and becoming only the fourth ever British athlete – after Daley Thompson, Sally Gunnell, Jonathan Edwards and Linford Christie – to simultaneously hold all the major titles.
 
Also selected and displaying superb form after breaking the British records this weekend are long jumper Shara Proctor (Rana Reider) and sprinter Dina Asher-Smith (John Blackie). Proctor added three centimetres to the women’s record on Saturday, setting a new mark of 6.98m and Asher-Smith, selected in the 200m, became the first British woman to dip under 11 seconds for the 100m on Saturday, with a time of 10.99.
 
Making his GB & NI debut in the 200m, Zharnel Hughes (Glen Mills) showed this past weekend that he is more than at home on the big stage, after clocking a personal best of 20.05s to win the 200m at the Olympic Stadium in London.  Hughes is not the only youngster in the squad as 18 year-old 800m runner Kyle Langford (George Harrison) is one of four members from this month’s European Junior squad to make the step up to a full GB international.
 
British Athletics Performance Director Neil Black said:
 
“Beijing is a hugely important event to us, yet this is the first of three huge global competitions for us, with the Olympics in Rio next year and the home World championships in 2017.
 
“In selecting athletes we were looking at either a potential to finish top eight in this year’s Worlds or to give opportunities to athletes developing towards medal success in 2016 and beyond.
 
“I’m very confident we have selected a team who can be successful in Beijing, as well as use it as a platform onto further Olympic and World successes.”
 
British Team for the IAAF World Championships:
 
MEN:

100m:

James Dasaolu (Steve Fudge) – Croydon
Richard Kilty (Self Coached) – Gateshead
Chijindu Ujah (Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo) – Enfield & Haringey
 
200m:
Zharnel Hughes (Glen Mills) – Shaftesbury Barnet
Daniel Talbot (Dan Cossins) – Birchfield

400m:
Jarryd Dunn (Keith Holt) - Birchfield
Rabah Yousif Bkheit (Carol Williams) – Newham & Essex
 
800m:
Kyle Langford (George Harrison) Shaftesbury Barnet
Michael Rimmer (Jon Bigg) – Liverpool Pembroke Sefton
 
1500m:
Charlie Grice (Jon Bigg) - Brighton Phoenix
Chris O’Hare (Terrence Mahon) - Edinburgh
 
5000m:
Mo Farah (Alberto Salazar) – Newham & Essex
Tom Farrell (Mark Rowland) - Border
 
10000m:
Mo Farah (Alberto Salazar) – Newham & Essex
 
110mH:
Lawrence Clarke (Malcolm Arnold) – Windsor Slough Eton Hounslow
 
400mH:
Niall Flannery (Nick Dakin) – Newham & Essex
 
High Jump:
Robbie Grabarz (Fuzz Ahmed) – Newham & Essex
 
Long Jump:
Dan Bramble (Frank Attoh) – Shaftesbury Barnet
Greg Rutherford (Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo) – Marshall Milton Keynes
 
Pole Vault:
Steve Lewis (Dan Pfaff) – Newham & Essex
 
Hammer Throw:
Mark Dry (Chris Black) – Woodford Green with Essex Ladies
Nick Miller (Tore Gustafsson) – Border
 
20k Walk:
Tom Bosworth (Andi Drake) - Tonbridge
 
4 x 100m:
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey – Sutton & District
James Ellington (Linford Christie) – Newham & Essex
Adam Gemili (Steve Fudge) – Blackheath & Bromley
Plus from individual events:
Richard Kilty (Self Coached) – Gateshead
Danny Talbot (Dan Cossins) - Birchfield
Chijindu Ujah (Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo) – Enfield & Haringey
 
4 x 400m:
Jack Green (Loren Seagrave) – Kent
Martyn Rooney (Rana Reider) – Croydon
Conrad Williams (Linford Christie) – Kent
Delano Williams (Neil Harrison) – Enfield & Haringey
Plus from individual events:
Jarryd Dunn (Keith Holt) - Birchfield
Rabah Yousif Bkheit (Carol Williams) – Newham & Essex
 
 
WOMEN:

100m:

Asha Philip (Steve Fudge) – Newham & Essex
 
200m:
Margaret Adeoye (Linford Christie) – Enfield & Haringey
Dina Asher-Smith (John Blackie) – Blackheath & Bromley
Bianca Williams (Lloyd Cowan) – Enfield & Haringey
 
400m:
Christine Ohuruogu (Christine Bowmaker) – Newham & Essex
Anyika Onuora (Rana Reider) – Liverpool Harriers
 
800m:
Jenny Meadows (Trevor Painter) - Wigan
Shelayna Oskan-Clarke (Ayo Falola) – Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow
Lynsey Sharp (Reider) - Edinburgh
 
1500m:
Laura Muir (Andy Young) – Dundee Hawkhill
Laura Weightman (Steve Cram) - Morpeth
 
5000m:
Steph Twell (Mick Woods) – Aldershot Farnham & District
 
10000m:
Kate Avery (Tony Simmons) Shildon
 
100mH:
Cindy Ofili (James Henry) – Woodford Green with Essex Ladies
Tiffany Porter (Rana Reider) – Woodford Green with Essex Ladies
 
400mH:
Meghan Beesley (Nick Dakin) - Birchfield
Eilidh Child (Malcolm Arnold) - Pitreavie
 
High Jump:
Morgan Lake (Eldon Lake) - Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow
Isobel Pooley (Fuzz Ahmed) - Aldershot Farnham & District
 
Long Jump:
Katarina Johnson-Thompson (Mike Holmes) – Liverpool Harriers
Shara Proctor (Rana Reider) – Birchfield
Lorraine Ugen (Shawn Jackson) – Blackheath & Bromley
 
Pole Vault:
Holly Bradshaw (Scott Simpson) - Blackburn
 
Hammer Throw:
Sophie Hitchon (Tore Gustafsson) - Blackburn
 
Javelin:
Goldie Sayers (Mark Roberson) – Belgrave
 
Heptathlon:
Jessica Ennis-Hill (Toni Minichiello) – Sheffield
Katarina Johnson-Thompson (Mike Holmes) – Liverpool Harriers
 
4 x 100m:
Louise Bloor (Toni Minichiello) - Trafford
Desiree Henry (Rana Reider) – Enfield & Haringey,
Jodie Williams (Christine Bowmaker) -  Herts Phoenix
Darryll Neita – (Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo) - Shaftesbury
Plus from individual events:
Asha Philip (Steve Fudge) – Newham & Essex
Dina Asher-Smith (John Blackie) – Blackheath & Bromley
Bianca Williams (Lloyd Cowan) – Enfield & Haringey
 
4 x 400m:
Kirsten McAslan (Trevor Painter) – Sale
Seren Bundy-Davies (Stephen Ball) - Trafford
Laviai Nielsen (Frank Adams) – Enfield & Haringey
Plus from individual events:
Margaret Adeoye (Linford Christie) – Enfield & Haringey
Eilidh Child (Malcolm Arnold) - Pitreavie
Christine Ohuruogu (Christine Bowmaker) – Newham & Essex
Anyika Onuora (Rana Reider) – Liverpool Harriers
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Walcott targets podium
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2015, 12:57:15 PM »
Walcott targets podium
Published on Aug 6, 2015, 12:01 am AST
By Kwame Laurence, kwame.laurence@trinidadexpress.com



PREPARING FOR BEIJING: Olympic men's javelin champion Keshorn Walcott trains at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, on Tuesday. The Trinidad and Tobago athlete will compete at the August 22-30 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. —Photo: ANISTO ALVES

Keshorn Walcott is determined to give a good account of himself at the August 22-30 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.

On his Worlds debut, two years ago, Walcott fell well short of his lofty standards, throwing 78.78 metres for 18th spot in the men's javelin qualifying competition. The reigning Olympic champion did not advance to the final. It was that kind of year. Hampered by an injury to his left ankle, he bettered the 80-metre mark just twice in 2013.

Click to view interview: http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150806/sports/walcott-targets-podium

Heading into the 2015 Worlds, Walcott is driven to make up for his Moscow 2013 disappointment.

"This year I had it in the back of my mind, knowing that I did bad at the World Championships in Moscow. I want to try to get a better performance. Especially this being the year before the Olympics, I'm really trying to go out there and get in the mix with the World Championships."

Walcott, though, is battling another injury this season.

"Every year I keep getting injuries," the 22-year-old thrower tells the Express. "It's the javelin life. This year I got an ankle injury again, the same ankle from 2013 but different place."

Walcott shrugged off the discomfort to grab gold at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, last month. He landed the spear 83.27m.

"It was a kind of here and there decision for me to throw at the Pan Am Games because of my ankle, but now it's getting better. We're working on it still. We have about two weeks before the World Championships, Hopefully, it will be in a better state than it was for Pan Am.

"Physically I'm never 100 per cent," he continues. "I don't think most athletes are. But I always go in with my mind strong. I think that's a key factor in anything you go into. You have to believe in yourself, so I'm still believing I have a chance to go there and medal. That's what we're praying for."

On July 9, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Walcott made it absolutely clear he has what it takes to capture another global title. The Toco athlete produced a personal best 90.16m effort to strike gold at the Athletissima IAAF Diamond League meet, the monster throw earning him 14th spot on the all-time world list.

"It feels good knowing I accomplished something few people accomplished," says Walcott. "I knew I had the potential to throw far, but it was a surprise for me at that meet. I was not expecting any big distances because of how my training was going.

"The greatest ingredient was a relaxed mind. In that competition I was the most relaxed I had been for the entire season. I just went out there and it was flowing. And you can see it was a great result."

Walcott acknowledges that replicating such a performance in Beijing could be quite a challenge.

"It's going to be quite difficult to do that because it's different situations. It's about confidence in yourself, knowing I've already thrown 90 metres, knowing I can do it again. But going into any competition, you're trying not to think about the distance. You're trying to think about executing your technique and executing the throw, and I'm sure better distances will come.

"No matter what you do," the Pan Am Games champion continues, "you're going to have doubters. You throw 90 metres, they're going to ask why you couldn't throw 91 metres. For me, what I do is not for doubters. It's for me and my team and everybody else. Achieving these things, you're going to still have the doubters. It's just good to achieve what you set out to. I don't take them on."

Walcott's 90.16m national record throw puts him second on the 2015 global performance list, behind Kenya's Julius Yego (91.39m). Finnish throwers, Tero Pitkamaki (89.09m) and Antti Ruuskanen (88.98m) are third and fourth, respectively, while fifth spot is held by Czech Republic's reigning world champion Vitezslav Vesely (88.18m).

Walcott, Yego, Pitkamaki and Ruuskanen are all well positioned to challenge Vesely for his title.

"I don't have a particular distance in my mind," says Walcott, "but you see the level of competition in the javelin this year. A lot of guys are over 85 metres, a lot of guys are in the range of 88 metres. I know I'm going to have to throw a great distance to get into the medals...maybe over 86 metres to get into the top three."

If Walcott has the cooperation of his left ankle on August 26--the day of the IAAF World Championship men's javelin final--a trip to the podium could well be on the cards.
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Jamaicans hold World Champs camp
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Jamaicans hold World Champs camp
Published on Aug 9, 2015, 12:04 am AST (T&T Express)


Part of camp: Usain Bolt.

The Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association’s (JAAA) begnan a 10-day training camp yesterday in Japan, ahead of the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China later this month.

The camp is being held in Tottori Prefecture, in southern Japan, where the official team will depart for Beijing on August 18. The Championships run from August 22-30.

Dr Warren Blake, president of the JAAA had earlier indicated that the Japanese are picking up the cost of the training camp, according to media reports.

The Jamaica team, to be named by tomorrow, is expected to include defending world sprint champions Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce among others.
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Trinidad and Tobago world championship team 2015

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Whey!!! Ato on board!!!! ;D.  Khalifa in the hundred! Fantastic! Only one male 200! Female scared of the 200. Semoy really pushing it.  Looks like a good team. Good Luck and God Bless!!!

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Glad to see Cedenio chosen to run the 400m individual despite what happened at nationals

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World Champs team to be named this week
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World Champs team to be named this week
By JOEL BAILEY Tuesday, August 11 2015 (T&T Newsday)


Ephraim Serrette, President of the NAAA TT.

THE TRINIDAD and Tobago contingent for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, will be named this week, according to Ephraim Serrette, president of the National Association of Athletic Associations (NAAA).

Serrette, in an interview last Thursday, pointed out, “we have a provisional team because athletes still have until the 10th of August to qualify. (This week), we will definitely name the team that is going off.

“One year before the Olympics, I think it’s a stage where the athletes will be using as preparations,” continued the former TT sprinter.

“People see (the Olympics) as the ultimate event. So our team will be officially released some time (this) week.” Jehue Gordon, the 2013 World Championships 400-metre hurdles gold medallist, missed the recent Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, due to injury.

But Serrette commented, “we got information from his medical team (on Wednesday). I think he has progressed well and he has the all-clear to compete at the World Championships.” Khalifa St Fort, the 18-year-old American-born sprinter, took gold last weekend at the Pan Am Junior Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Serrette said, “(Khalifa) St Fort continues to be somebody for the future. We welcome that and I think our female relay team, which should have medalled at the World Relays (in the Bahamas), I think they are poised for the podium at the World Championships, and I’m looking forward to 2016 in Rio as well.” Questioned if St Fort will be a certainty for the World Championships team, Serrette replied, “she has done the qualifying time. We would want to have our very best team. With the absence of Kai Selvon, she would be included in the relay pool.” About Selvon, Serrette revealed, “she had a medical for the exemption from the Championships.

She needed to prove fitness.

“She competed last weekend and did 11.7 and she has since indicated that she would not be available for the Championships.” The NAAA head also disclosed that a camp is planned in Beijing, before the Championships, which are scheduled for August 22-30.

“The athletes are going to Beijing so that they can acclimatise,” he said. “From the medical team, they are 12 hours ahead so there (is) an hour a day to acclimatise.

“We are working on that and trying to get them in ample time so that they can acclimatise and give their best performance,” Serrette added.

With regards to the performances of the TT athletes at the world stage this year, Serrette noted, “I think our athletes continue to do well. I think people need to understand the different levels of competition and not jump too high as yet.

“We need to look and see what’s happening at the World Championships, and we can gauge from (there),” he added. “The athletes have been doing well and we continue to support them. All we can do is wish them well.”
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Glad to see Cedenio chosen to run the 400m individual despite what happened at nationals

four athletes were named in the mens 400m and womens 100m, only 3 can run

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Glad to see Cedenio chosen to run the 400m individual despite what happened at nationals

four athletes were named in the mens 400m and womens 100m, only 3 can run

Interesting. So when will the final decision be made on which three?  The day before the race?  :D

I should have remembered only three can run and they named four to rep in the individual races

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Glad to see Cedenio chosen to run the 400m individual despite what happened at nationals

four athletes were named in the mens 400m and womens 100m, only 3 can run

i think that is the case
Interesting. So when will the final decision be made on which three?  The day before the race?  :D

I should have remembered only three can run and they named four to rep in the individual races

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Walcott, Baptiste head T&T's 21-member World Champions team
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Walcott, Baptiste head T&T's 21-member World Champs team
Tuesday 11th August (NAAAA TT facebook)


Keshorn Walcott & Kelly-Ann Baptiste leading Team TTO in Beijing.

PRESS RELEASE

Trinidad and Tobago will be sending twenty-one athletes to the 15th IAAF World Championships being held in Beijing, China, from the 22nd – 30th August. Approximately 2000 athletes from more than 200 nations are expected to take part during the nine days of competition.

The final entry deadline for the Championships was at midnight (Central European Time) on Monday 10th August. With this in mind the National Association of Athletics Administrations of Trinidad and Tobago (NAAA), gave their athletes the full opportunity to achieve the qualifying standards.

Taking advantage of this was 400m Hurdler Sparkle McKnight, who not only won silver on the last evening (9th Aug) of competition at the North American, Central American and Caribbean Senior Championships in Costa Rica, but she also ran her personal best 55.41 which was good enough to qualify (56.20) for the World Championships.

Leading the charge for Team TTO will be National Record Holder; Commonwealth Silver medalist; Olympic and Pan Am Gold medalist Keshorn Walcott. Walcott, who injured his ankle about three weeks ago while competing in Monaco prior to the Pan American Games, has been undergoing therapy while training and is hoping to be 100% ready to make it to the top of the podium come the 26th August.

Other notable mentions representing Team TTO are, nineteen year old Machel Cedenio, 2014 World Jr. Champion and double Pan Am medalist. Lalonde Gordon, double Olympic; Commonwealth; Pan Am and NACAC medalist. Mikel Thomas National Record holder (110m hurdles) Pan Am Silver/Bronze and NACAC Gold medalist, and defending World Champion and Commonwealth Silver medalist Jehue Gordon, who will also be trying to make it back onto the podium after dealing with some minor injuries.

On the ladies side, Sportswoman of the Year, National Record holder, Commonwealth Silver and Pan Am Gold medalist Cleopatra Borel, will be the first athlete in action at the Championships on the opening day.

Seventeen year old, Pan Am Junior 100m Champion and World Youth Silver medalist Khalifa St. Fort will be making her first appearance at a senior level for Team TTO. NACAC Silver medalists Semoy Hackett (200m) who broke her own National Record just two days ago and Sparkle McKnight (400mH) both seem to be peaking at the right time.

Most of the locally based athletes fly out today (11th). The remainder of the team will arrive in China over the next two days where they will set up a training camp. This camp is being sponsored by NGC and will enable the athletes to acclimatize and fine-tune their skills going into the Championships.

The team will be accompanied by a group of competent officials comprising of Level Five coaches, World and Olympic medalist, together with an experience medical team.

Peter Samuel
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Women

Cleopatra Borel - Shot Put
Kelly- Ann Baptiste - 100m / 4 x 100m
Khalifa St. Fort - 100m / 4 x 100m
Michelle–Lee Ahye - 100m / 4 x 100m
Semoy Hackett - 100m / 200m/ 4 x 100m
Reyare Thomas - 200m / 4 x 100m
Kamaria Durant - 200m / 4 x 100m
Sparkle Mc Knight - 400m Hurdles

Men

Keston Bledman - 100m / 4x100m
Rondell Sorrillo - 100m / 4x100m
Dan- Neil Telesford - 4 x 100m
Emmanuel Callender - 4 x 100m
Kyle Geaux - 200m / 4 x 100m
Mikel Thomas - 110H / 4 x 100m
Machel Cedenio - 400m / 4 x 400m
Renny Quow - 400m / 4 x 400m
Jarrin Solomon - 400m / 4 x 400m
La Londe Gordon - 400m / 4 x 400m
Deon Lendore - 4 x 400m
Jehue Gordon - 400m H / 4 x 400m
Keshorn Walcott - Javelin

OFFICIALS

Dexter Voisin - Manager
Dr. Ian Hypolite - Head Coach
Edwin Skinner - Sprints & Hurdles / Relays Coach
Charles Joseph - Sprints & Hurdles / Relays Coach
Gunness Persad - Sprints & Hurdles / Relays Coach
Ato Boldon - Sprints / Relays Coach
Ismael Lopez Mastsrapa - Throws Coach

Dr. Anyl Gopeesing - Medical
Dr. Verne Alleyne - Medical
Ian Sharpe - Medical
Zephyrinus - Nicholas Medical
Nicole Fuentes - Medical

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Glad to see Cedenio chosen to run the 400m individual despite what happened at nationals

four athletes were named in the mens 400m and womens 100m, only 3 can run

i think that is the case
Interesting. So when will the final decision be made on which three?  The day before the race?  :D

I should have remembered only three can run and they named four to rep in the individual races

It is possible for the 400m in Beijing that we might now have 4 individual spots because Lalonde Gordon won the 400m Final at the just concluded  NACAC Seniors Championships which gives the winner an automatic World Champs spot.
I might be wrong but I did hear them announcing during the NACAC Senior Champs that the winner of events all earn an automatic World Champs spot.
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Glad to see Cedenio chosen to run the 400m individual despite what happened at nationals

four athletes were named in the mens 400m and womens 100m, only 3 can run

i think that is the case
Interesting. So when will the final decision be made on which three?  The day before the race?  :D

I should have remembered only three can run and they named four to rep in the individual races

It is possible for the 400m in Beijing that we might now have 4 individual spots because Lalonde Gordon won the 400m Final at the just concluded  NACAC Seniors Championships which gives the winner an automatic World Champs spot.
I might be wrong but I did hear them announcing during the NACAC Senior Champs that the winner of events all earn an automatic World Champs spot.

it does, but my understanding is that you can only have a fourth runner if it is a wild card i.e reigning world champ or Diamond race winner

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The rules are confusing , because it states that the Area Champions gets an automatic berth to World Championships.  I trying to find the part on the fourth athlete can only be a wildcard.

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But in all fairness , they should of decided before Beijing or you will have a very unhappy athlete in Beijing which can be very disruptive to the 4x400m chances

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Bolt, Fraser-Pryce head Jamaica's team to Beijing World Championships
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Bolt, Fraser-Pryce head Jamaica's team to Beijing World Championships
August 10th, 2015 9:09pm (TrackAlerts.com)


Usain Bolt & Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce Jamaica

Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce head Jamaica's team to the XV IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, set for August 22-30.

Bolt, who won eight World Championships gold medals, two 100m, three 200m and three 4x100m, head the 27-male squad.

Fraser-Pryce, winner of two 100m titles, one 200m and two 4x100m, leads the 26-member female squad.

Veronica Campbell-Brown, winner of the 2007 100m title and 2011 200m crown, former World 100m record holder Asafa Powell, 2013 World Championships 200m silver medallist Warren Weir, Hansle Parchment, the Olympic Games 110m hurdles bronze medallist, are also in the team.

Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart, both 100m silver medal winner at the 2008 Olympic Games, are also on the team to Beijing.

Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are entered in Jamaica's team to defend their sprint titles.

Both athletes won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m in Moscow two years ago.

Also, Rasheed Dwyer, who won the NACAC Championships 200m title and was second at the Pan Am Games, is one of five persons entered for the 200m. 

Jamaican team for Beijing

MEN

 100m: Nickel Ashmeade, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell
 200m: Nickel Ashmeade, Usain Bolt, Rasheed Dwyer, Julian Forte, Warren Weir
 400m: Javon Francis, Peter Matthews, Rusheen McDonald, Edino Steele
 5000m: Kemoy Campbell
 110m hurdles: Omar McLeod, Hansle Parchment, Andrew Riley
 400m hurdles: Roxroy Cato, Leford Green, Annsert Whyte
 Long jump: Damar Forbes
 Shot put: O’Dayne Richards
 Discus: Fedrick Dacres, Jason Morgan, Chad Wright
 4x100m: Nickel Ashmeade, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Usain Bolt, Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell, Tyquendo Tracey
 4x400m: Javon Francis, Dane Hyatt, Peter Matthews, Jonia McDonald, Rusheen McDonald, Edino Steele

WOMEN
 100m: Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Natasha Morrison, Sherone Simpson
 200m: Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Sherone Simpson, Elaine Thompson
 400m: Christine Day, Shericka Jackson, Stephenie-Ann McPherson, Novlene Williams-Mills
 800m: Simoya Campbell, Natoya Goule
 1500m: Aisha Praught
 3000m steeplechase: Aisha Praught
 100m hurdles: Kimberly Laing, Danielle Williams, Shermaine Williams
 400m hurdles: Janieve Russell, Kaliese Spencer, Shevon Stoddart, Ristananna Tracey
 Triple jump: Shanieka Thomas, Kimberly Williams
 Shot put: Danniel Thomas
 Heptathlon: Salcia Slack
 4x100m: Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Natasha Morrison, Sherone Simpson, Kerron Stewart, Elaine Thompson
 4x400m: Christine Day, Chrisann Gordon, Shericka Jackson, Anastasia Le-Roy, Stephenie-Ann McPherson, Novlene Williams-Mills
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World Champs team to be named this week
By JOEL BAILEY Tuesday, August 11 2015 (T&T Newsday)


Ephraim Serrette, President of the NAAA TT.

THE TRINIDAD and Tobago contingent for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, will be named this week, according to Ephraim Serrette, president of the National Association of Athletic Associations (NAAA).

Serrette, in an interview last Thursday, pointed out, “we have a provisional team because athletes still have until the 10th of August to qualify. (This week), we will definitely name the team that is going off.

“One year before the Olympics, I think it’s a stage where the athletes will be using as preparations,” continued the former TT sprinter.

“People see (the Olympics) as the ultimate event. So our team will be officially released some time (this) week.” Jehue Gordon, the 2013 World Championships 400-metre hurdles gold medallist, missed the recent Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, due to injury.

But Serrette commented, “we got information from his medical team (on Wednesday). I think he has progressed well and he has the all-clear to compete at the World Championships.” Khalifa St Fort, the 18-year-old American-born sprinter, took gold last weekend at the Pan Am Junior Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Serrette said, “(Khalifa) St Fort continues to be somebody for the future. We welcome that and I think our female relay team, which should have medalled at the World Relays (in the Bahamas), I think they are poised for the podium at the World Championships, and I’m looking forward to 2016 in Rio as well.” Questioned if St Fort will be a certainty for the World Championships team, Serrette replied, “she has done the qualifying time. We would want to have our very best team. With the absence of Kai Selvon, she would be included in the relay pool.” About Selvon, Serrette revealed, “she had a medical for the exemption from the Championships.

She needed to prove fitness.

“She competed last weekend and did 11.7 and she has since indicated that she would not be available for the Championships.” The NAAA head also disclosed that a camp is planned in Beijing, before the Championships, which are scheduled for August 22-30.

“The athletes are going to Beijing so that they can acclimatise,” he said. “From the medical team, they are 12 hours ahead so there (is) an hour a day to acclimatise.

“We are working on that and trying to get them in ample time so that they can acclimatise and give their best performance,” Serrette added.

With regards to the performances of the TT athletes at the world stage this year, Serrette noted, “I think our athletes continue to do well. I think people need to understand the different levels of competition and not jump too high as yet.

“We need to look and see what’s happening at the World Championships, and we can gauge from (there),” he added. “The athletes have been doing well and we continue to support them. All we can do is wish them well.”it is not surprising that most of the West Indies cricketers performed creditably during the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) as this version does not require any extensive concentration or consistent application of the basics of the game.

Ali went further to highlight that “six balls” in a T20 match could tilt the game in favour of one team or another which further explains the limited need for the application of the basics coupled with sound technique.

Ali highlighted that a pattern of play could be predicted most times in this version of the game which makes it much easier to respond to a given situation as opposed to the longer versions where there is a need for extensive concentration, consistent application of the basics and there is sufficient time to test the mental and technical ability of a particular player or team.

“Some of the West Indies players exhibited ‘flashes of brilliance’ during the Caribbean Premier League but have stumbled in the longer versions of the game due to a lack of mental strength, their inability to read the game and apply the basics consistently which is evidenced by their inconsistent performance over time,” he said.

“These challenges must be intelligently and immediately addressed in order for the journey of development in the longer versions to commence.” Ali highlighted that the players and team management must start adopting a student approach in their preparation and execution in the longer version.

“The players and team management must appreciate the importance of being able to read the game in order to respond effectively to a particular situation,” he noted.

“We have not been seeing this and hence the results.” Ali calls on the cricket administrators to seize the opportunity to formulate a plan of action that would facilitate the improvement in the areas outline for the upcoming tours and in order to pave the way for future development in the longer version.

Ali said that the energies derived from the T20 Hero Caribbean Premier League must be directed in a timely manner to the development of our cricket at all levels.
Is Joel Bailey going crazy, He started off with Serette and then jumped to the CPL with no link to the two, I hope that this was not printed in the papers

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World Champs team to be named this week
By JOEL BAILEY Tuesday, August 11 2015 (T&T Newsday)


Ephraim Serrette, President of the NAAA TT.

THE TRINIDAD and Tobago contingent for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, will be named this week, according to Ephraim Serrette, president of the National Association of Athletic Associations (NAAA).

Serrette, in an interview last Thursday, pointed out, “we have a provisional team because athletes still have until the 10th of August to qualify. (This week), we will definitely name the team that is going off.

“One year before the Olympics, I think it’s a stage where the athletes will be using as preparations,” continued the former TT sprinter.

“People see (the Olympics) as the ultimate event. So our team will be officially released some time (this) week.” Jehue Gordon, the 2013 World Championships 400-metre hurdles gold medallist, missed the recent Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, due to injury.

But Serrette commented, “we got information from his medical team (on Wednesday). I think he has progressed well and he has the all-clear to compete at the World Championships.” Khalifa St Fort, the 18-year-old American-born sprinter, took gold last weekend at the Pan Am Junior Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Serrette said, “(Khalifa) St Fort continues to be somebody for the future. We welcome that and I think our female relay team, which should have medalled at the World Relays (in the Bahamas), I think they are poised for the podium at the World Championships, and I’m looking forward to 2016 in Rio as well.” Questioned if St Fort will be a certainty for the World Championships team, Serrette replied, “she has done the qualifying time. We would want to have our very best team. With the absence of Kai Selvon, she would be included in the relay pool.” About Selvon, Serrette revealed, “she had a medical for the exemption from the Championships.

She needed to prove fitness.

“She competed last weekend and did 11.7 and she has since indicated that she would not be available for the Championships.” The NAAA head also disclosed that a camp is planned in Beijing, before the Championships, which are scheduled for August 22-30.

“The athletes are going to Beijing so that they can acclimatise,” he said. “From the medical team, they are 12 hours ahead so there (is) an hour a day to acclimatise.

“We are working on that and trying to get them in ample time so that they can acclimatise and give their best performance,” Serrette added.

With regards to the performances of the TT athletes at the world stage this year, Serrette noted, “I think our athletes continue to do well. I think people need to understand the different levels of competition and not jump too high as yet.

“We need to look and see what’s happening at the World Championships, and we can gauge from (there),” he added. “The athletes have been doing well and we continue to support them. All we can do is wish them well.”
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it is not surprising that most of the West Indies cricketers performed creditably during the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) as this version does not require any extensive concentration or consistent application of the basics of the game.

Ali went further to highlight that “six balls” in a T20 match could tilt the game in favour of one team or another which further explains the limited need for the application of the basics coupled with sound technique.

Ali highlighted that a pattern of play could be predicted most times in this version of the game which makes it much easier to respond to a given situation as opposed to the longer versions where there is a need for extensive concentration, consistent application of the basics and there is sufficient time to test the mental and technical ability of a particular player or team.

“Some of the West Indies players exhibited ‘flashes of brilliance’ during the Caribbean Premier League but have stumbled in the longer versions of the game due to a lack of mental strength, their inability to read the game and apply the basics consistently which is evidenced by their inconsistent performance over time,” he said.

“These challenges must be intelligently and immediately addressed in order for the journey of development in the longer versions to commence.” Ali highlighted that the players and team management must start adopting a student approach in their preparation and execution in the longer version.

“The players and team management must appreciate the importance of being able to read the game in order to respond effectively to a particular situation,” he noted.

“We have not been seeing this and hence the results.” Ali calls on the cricket administrators to seize the opportunity to formulate a plan of action that would facilitate the improvement in the areas outline for the upcoming tours and in order to pave the way for future development in the longer version.

Ali said that the energies derived from the T20 Hero Caribbean Premier League must be directed in a timely manner to the development of our cricket at all levels.
Is Joel Bailey going crazy, He started off with Serette and then jumped to the CPL with no link to the two, I hope that this was not printed in the papers

I think they may have accidentally merged two different articles together but the TTO World Champs team has now been named so this article has now been superceded.
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With Rasheed Dyer included in Jamaica squad as they have five 200m men listed . He was the winner of NACAC 200m , So probably the rules does include the Area champions to compete in addition to wildcards. Socapro if you look Ashmeade Weir and Forte was 1 2 3 in the Jamaican nationals, Bolt has his wild card . Why was dyer  included and listed for the 200

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Is J Bellille injured I know she ran below the qualifying standard.

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Is J Bellille injured I know she ran below the qualifying standard.

That is the only logical explanation for leaving her out of the team. Hopefully the NAAA will enligthen us.
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USA named team for World Championships
August 10th, 2015 3:31pm (TrackAlerts.com)


Justin Gatlin & Allyson Felix of USA at London 2012 Olympic Games.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Five reigning world champions will lead 130 athletes on the Team USA roster for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, USATF announced today (10 August). The World Championships take place August 22-30, 2015, at Beijing National Stadium. Known as the “Bird’s Nest,” Beijing National Stadium hosted track & field events for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
 
Returning to defend their 2013 individual titles are Ashton Eaton (Bend, Oregon) in the decathlon, LaShawn Merritt (Norfolk, Virginia) in the 400m, David Oliver (Kissimmee, Florida) in the 110mH, Brittney Reese (Gulfport, MS) in the long jump and 100m hurdler Brianna Rollins (Miami, FL).
 
In addition to the five defending champions, seven more American athletes received byes into the IAAF World Championships by virtue of entering the meet as the reigning Diamond League champions in their event. Those athletes include Allyson Felix (Los Angeles, California) in the women’s 200m, Justin Gatlin (Clermont, Florida) in the 100m, Reese Hoffa (Augusta, Georgia) in the men’s shot put, Jenny Simpson (Boulder, Colorado) in the women’s 1500m, Christian Taylor (Fayetteville, Georgia) in the triple jump and Michael Tinsley (Little Rock, Arkansas) in the men’s 400mH.
 
Team USA is coming off an impressive performance at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow in 2013, scoring 282 points as a team for the most ever by a U.S. team. Team USA captured 25 medals, tying its second-highest medal output.
 
Fans are invited to join the conversation by following USATF on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, using the hashtag #Beijing2015.
 
TEAM USA ROSTER

MEN (66)

Event   Last Name   First Name   Current Residence


100m, 4x100m relay   Rodgers   Michael   Round Rock, TX
100m, 4x100m relay   Gay   Tyson   Los Angeles, CA
100m, 4x100m relay   Bromell   Trayvon   Waco, TX
100m, 200m, 4x100m relay   Gatlin   Justin   Clermont, FL

200m   Spearmon   Wallace   Fayetteville, AR
200m   Young   Isiah   Clermont, FL

400m, 4x400m relay   Merritt   LaShawn   Orlando, FL
400m, 4x400m relay   Nellum   Bryshon   Los Angeles, CA
400m, 4x400m relay   Norwood   Vernon   Baton Rouge, LA
400m, 4x400m relay   Verburg   David   Gainesville, FL

800m   Sowinski   Erik   Iowa City, IA
800m   Loxsom   Casimir   Seattle, WA
800m   Murphy   Clayton   New Paris, OH

1500m   Andrews   Robby   Menalapan, NJ
1500m   Centrowitz   Matthew   Portland, OR
1500m   Manzano   Leonel   Austin, TX

5000m   True   Ben   Hanover, NH
5000m   Hill   Ryan   Portland, OR
5000m, 10,000m   Rupp   Galen   Portland, OR

10,000m   Mead   Hassan   Eugene OR

Marathon    Burrell   Ian   Colorado Springs, CO
Marathon    Eggleston   Jeffrey   Boulder, CO
Marathon    Smith   Scott   Oklahoma City, OK

3000m SC   Huling   Daniel   Portland, OR
3000m SC   Jager   Evan   Portland, OR
3000m SC   Cabral   Donn   Clinton, NJ

110m hurdles   Oliver   David   Kissimmee, FL
110m hurdles   Ash   Ronnie   Clermont, FL
110m hurdles   Harris   Aleec   Los Angeles, CA
110m hurdles   Merritt   Aries   Chandler, AZ

400m hurdles   Clement   Kerron   Gainesville, FL
400m hurdles   Dutch   Johnny   Miami, FL
400m Hurdles   Jackson   Bershawn   Raleigh, NC
400m hurdles   Tinsley   Michael   Round Rock, TX

Long Jump   Hartfield   Michael   Chula Vista, CA
Long Jump   Henderson   Jeff   Chula Vista, CA
Long Jump, Triple Jump   Dendy   Marquis   Gainesville, FL

Triple Jump   Claye   Will   Chula Vista, CA
Triple Jump   Craddock   Omar   Gainesville, FL
Triple Jump   Taylor   Christian   Arnhem, Netherlands

High Jump   Duffield   JaCorian   Lubbock, TX
High Jump   Kynard   Erik   Manhattan, KS

Pole Vault   Walker   Brad   Phoenix, AZ
Pole Vault   Blankenship   Jacob   Knoxville, TN
Pole Vault   Kendricks    Sam   Oxford, MS

Javelin Throw   Crouser   Sam   
Javelin Throw   Dolezal   Riley   Fargo, ND
Javelin Throw   Furey   Sean   San Diego, CA

Discus Throw   Brown   Rodney   Baton Rouge, LA
Discus Throw   Schuurmans   Jared   Norfolk, NE
Discus Throw   Winger   Russ   Colorado Springs, CO

Hammer Throw   Johnson   Kibwé   Kamloops, BC, Canada
Hammer Throw   Kruger   A.G.   Ashland, OH
Hammer Throw   McCullough   Conor   Los Angeles, CA

Shot Put   Cantwell   Christian   Columbia, MO
Shot Put   Clarke   Jordan   Tempe, AZ
Shot Put   Hoffa   Reese   Athens, GA
Shot Put   Kovacs   Joe   Chula Vista, CA

Decathlon   Eaton   Ashton   Eugene, OR
Decathlon   Hardee   Trey   Austin, TX
Decathlon   Taiwo   Jeremy   Chula Vista, CA
Decathlon   Ziemek   Zachery   Madison, WI

50K Race Walk   Nunn   John   Bonsall, CA

4x100m relay   McClain   Remontay   Covina, CA

4x400m relay   Clemons   Kyle   Lawrence, KS
4x400m relay   McQuay   Tony   Gainesville, FL

WOMEN (64)

Event   Last Name   First Name   Current Residence


100m, 4x100m relay   Bowie   Tori   Orlando, FL
100m, 4x100m relay   Gardner   English   Voorhees, NJ
100m, Long Jump   Todd   Jasmine   Eugene, OR

200m   Tarmoh   Jeneba   Los Angeles, CA
200m   McGrone   Candyce   Clermont, FL
200m, 4x100m relay   Prandini   Jenna   Eugene, OR
200m, 400m, 4x100m, 4x400m   Felix   Allyson   Los Angeles, CA

400m   Hastings   Natasha   Round Rock, TX
400m, 4x400m relay   Francis   Phyllis   Eugene, OR

800m   Montano   Alysia   Berkeley, CA
800m   Martinez   Brenda   Rancho Cucamonga, CA
800m   Wilson   Ajee   Philadelphia, PA

1500m   Johnson   Lauren   Eugene, OR
1500m   Gallagher    Kerri   Arlington, VA
1500m   Rowbury   Shannon   Portland, OR
1500m   Simpson   Jenny   Boulder, CO

5000m   Hall   Marielle   Philadelphia, PA
5000m   D'Agostino   Abbey   Boston, MA
5000m   Tully   Nicole   Englewood, NJ

10,000m   Huddle   Molly   Providence, RI
10,000m   Infeld   Emily   Portland, OR
10,000n   Kipchirchir   Shadrack   Oregon City, OR
10,000m   Flanagan   Shalane   Portland, OR

Marathon    Burla   Serena   Stafford, VA
Marathon    Erb   Esther   Hopewell, NJ
Marathon    Lieberg   Heather   Helena, MT

3000m SC   Coburn   Emma   Boulder, CO
3000m SC   Garcia   Stephanie   Greenville, SC
3000m SC   Quigley   Colleen   Portland, OR

100m hurdles   Harper-Nelson   Dawn   Los Angeles, CA
100m hurdles   Harrison   Kendra   Lexington, KY
100m hurdles   Nelvis   Sharika   Tallahassee, FL
100m hurdles   Rollins   Brianna   Los Angeles, CA

400m hurdles   Little   Shamier   College Station, TX
400m hurdles   Tate   Cassandra   Baton Rouge, LA
400m Hurdles   Carter   Kori   Los Angeles, CA

Long Jump   Reese   Brittney   San Diego, CA
Long Jump   Bartoletta   Tianna   Tampa, FL
Long Jump   DeLoach   Janay   Fort Collins, CO

High Jump   Williams   Jesse   Eugene, OR

Pole Vault   Morris   Sandi   Fayetteville, AR
Pole Vault   Payne   Demi   Nacogdoches, TX
Pole Vault   Suhr   Jennifer   Churchville, NY

Javelin Throw   Borman   Brittany   San Diego, CA
Javelin Throw   Winger   Kara   Colorado Springs, CO

Hammer Throw   Bingson   Amanda   Manhattan, KS
Hammer Throw   Campbell   Amber   Myrtle Beach, SC
Hammer Throw   Price   Deanna   Carbondale, IL

Discus Throw   Ashley   Whitney   San Diego, CA
Discus Throw   Lewis-Smallwood   Gia   Urbana, IL
Discus Throw   Vaughan   Shelbi   College Station, TX

Shot Put   Brooks   Tia   Chula Vista, CA
Shot Put   Carter   Michelle   Arlington, TX
Shot Put   Stevens   Jeneva   Carbondale, IL

Heptathlon   Bougard   Erica   Starkville, MS
Heptathlon   Day-Monroe   Sharon   San Luis Obispo, CA
Heptathlon   Nwaba   Barbara   Santa Barbara, CA

20K Race Walk   Melville   Miranda   San Diego, CA
20K Race Walk   Michta   Maria   Farmingville, NY

4x100m relay   Whitney   Kaylin   Clermont, FL
4x100m relay   Bryant   Dezerea   Lexington, KY

4x400m relay   Beard   Jessica   College Station, TX
4x400m relay   McCorory   Francena   Hampton, VA
4x400m relay   Richards-Ross   Sanya   Austin, TX
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Cuba named World Championships Team
« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2015, 08:33:34 PM »
Cuba named World Championships Team
August 11th, 2015 1:41pm (TrackAlerts.com)


Pedro Pablo Pichardo, Cuban world class triple jumper.


Yarisley Silva, Cuban world class Pole Vault champion.

World-leading jumpers Pedro Pablo Pichardo and Yarisley Silva lead Cuba’s team of 34 athletes for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.

Cuban team for Beijing

MEN

 200m: Reynier Mena, Roberto Skyers
 400m: Raidel Acea, Yoandys Lescay
 Marathon: Richer Perez
 110m hurdles: Yordan L O’Farrill, Jhoanis Portilla
 Long jump: Maykel Masso
 Triple jump: Pedro Pablo Pichardo
 Hammer: Roberto Janet
 Decathlon: Yordani Garcia
 4x100m: Edel Amores, Yaniel Carrero, Reynier Mena, Reidis Ramos, Cesar Ruiz, Roberto Skyers
 4x400m: Raidel Acea, Adrian Chacon, William Collazo, Yoandys Lescay, Osmaidel Pellicier

WOMEN
 200m: Ariallis Gandulla
 400m: Lisneidy Veitia
 800m: Rose Mary Almanza
 Marathon: Dailin Belmonte
 400m hurdles: Zurian Hechavarria
 Pole vault: Yarisley Silva
 Shot put: Yaniuvis Lopez
 Discus: Denia Caballero, Yaime Perez
 Hammer: Yirisleydi Ford
 Javelin: Yulenmis Aguilar
 Heptathlon: Yorgelis Rodriguez
 4x400m: Daisurami Bonne, Yaneisi Borlot, Gilda Casanova, Roxana Gomez, Zurian Hechavarria, Lisneidy Veitia
« Last Edit: August 14, 2015, 06:27:38 AM by Socapro »
De higher a monkey climbs is de less his ass is on de line, if he works for FIFA that is! ;-)