The Russian championships and trials for the IAAF World Championships later this month were held in Cheboksary and the four-day event, which finished on Wednesday (5), produced several high quality performances in jumping events.
Two world leading marks in the throws, thanks to Dmitry Tarabin and Tatyana Lysenko, provided the highlights of the third day of Russian Championships in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday (24).
No less than 10 gold medals were decided on day four of the World University Games with the hosts Russia taking half of them in Kazan on Wednesday (10).
For some time at Gateshead on Sunday (23), the European Team Championships was in danger of becoming the second European Indoor Championships of 2013. Such was the ferocity of the downpour in this north-east corner of England, not to mention the thunder and lightning, the field events had to be placed on hold.
World champion Mariya Abakumova was a comfortable winner of the women’s Javelin at the Russian Winter Throwing Championships in Adler, while the men’s equivalent – won by Dmitriy Tarabin – saw three men break 82 metres.