Saturday, September 26, 2009

Yelena Isinbayeva & Carmelita Jeter shines at Korea meet

Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva won the pole vault in 4.60 meters. She then failed to clear 4.85, far off her world record of 5.06. Monika Pyrek of Poland was second with 4.50. In other events Friday,Carmelita Jeter of the United States won in the 100 meters in 10.83 seconds.In Shanghai, Jeter became the second fastest woman of all time, winning the 100 in 10.64. Only the late Florence Griffith-Joyner ran faster a total of three times, including her world record of 10.49 set in 1988.

In the men's 200, Wallace Spearmon of the United States won in 20.29. Jeffrey Lawal Balogun of Britain placed second in 20.98, and Kim Collins was third in 21.19.

Yusuf Saad Kamel of Bahrain won the 800 in 1:45.09. Ali Belal Mansoor placed second in 1:45.29.

Joseph Kiplimo of Kenya won the 5,000 in 13:24.92, with Sammy Alex Mutahi of Kenya finishing second in 13:25.14.

source: The Associated Press