Double amputee runner Oscar Pistorius says he has not been selected for the 4×400 metres final at the world championships Pistorius, 24, was part of the South African team which ran a national record 2 minutes 59.21 seconds in the heats on Thursday, but then tweeted that he will not be in the final set for later Friday.
“Haven’t been included in the final for the SA Mens 4x400m. Pretty guttered,” he said.
“That’s me for the World Champs!
“God’s blessed me! Semifinals in the 400m and a national record in the 4x400m semi! Thank u all!”
Doha formally joined Barcelona and London in bidding for the 2017 World Athletics Championships yesterday by presenting the first draft of the bid file to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Doha Bid Committee Vice-President Dahlan Jumaan al-Hamad presented the file to IAAF General Secretary Pierre Weiss at the Hotel Inter-Burgo yesterday morning. Barcelona and London also handed over their files. For more
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is pleased to announce that six cities have been put forward by their respective National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to apply to host the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020. The cities, in alphabetical order, are: Baku (Azerbaijan), Doha (Qatar), Istanbul (Turkey), Madrid (Spain), Rome (Italy) and Tokyo (Japan). NOCs had until 1 September 2011 to notify the IOC that a city within their jurisdiction was interested in applying. In addition, all of the above NOCs/cities complied with the newly introduced prerequisite criteria established by the IOC Executive Board (EB) in October 2010.
World champ John Altendorf, he of the red crash helmet, raised his own M65 world record in the vault to 3.89 meters (12-9) at a central Oregon meet Aug. 13. . He missed three times at 13-1. Incredible height for a guy of retirement age. From Mastertrack.com
North Carolina –Apex High School pole vaulter, marching band member and recreational volleyball player Audrey Diener’s situation is not unusual – a recurring ankle injury. “It was silly things where Audrey would twist her ankle or she would step off a curb and be injured,” says her mother, Karla. “We thought she had weak ankles.”
But when Audrey suffered a right ankle sprain during pole vault practice and never seemed to recover that season, something had to be done.
She made an appointment with Dr. David Creech of Creech Chiropractic following the end of her sophomore year. “We had already gone to an orthopedic specialist and Audrey had been in physical therapy and was making progress but hadn’t yet made a full recovery,” says Karla. “Chiropractic was something we considered since this type of injury affects daily life and activities in the long-term.”
“Dr. Creech adjusted my ankle on the very first visit and I felt immediately more stable,” Audrey tells Active Alex. “I told my mom as we were walking out that I wished he had done my other ankle too!” After seeing Dr. Creech more frequently at first, Audrey had weekly visits over a span of about three months
DAEGU, Korea – Elkhart resident Mark Hollis failed to move past the qualifying round of the men’s pole vault at the International Association of Athletics Associations World Championships. Hollis, a Freeport, Ill., native who coaches at Memorial High School and Notre Dame, cleared 5.35 meters (about 17 feet, 6 inches) but was not in the top eight. The best qualifying height was 5.65 (just over 18-6) by France’s Romain Mesnil.