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Report18 Aug 2013

Report: Women’s 800m final – Moscow 2013

Russian hearts were broken inside the Luzhniki Stadium as the home favourite Mariya Savinova, known as ‘the chess player’, was tactically out-manoeuvred by the unheralded Kenyan Eunice Sum in an absorbing final.

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Previews18 Aug 2013

Day nine preview – Moscow 2013

Sunday, the ninth and closing day of the IAAF World Championships held in Moscow at the Luzhniki Stadium, will bring in bits of everything: throwing (the women’s Javelin final), jumping (the men’s Triple Jump), sprinting (the men’s and women’s 4x100m Relays) and distance running (the men’s 1500m and women’s 800m finals.) And, of course, host-country favourites and Usain Bolt, the running themes of the championships.

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Report16 Aug 2013

Report: Women’s 800m semi-finals – Moscow 2013

USA’s Alysia Johnson Montano, the second-fastest runner this season of those present in Moscow, was the gun-to-tape winner of the first semi-final, winning in a fast time of 1:58.92 and naturally pulling the two time qualifiers to the final from her heat.

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Report15 Aug 2013

Report: Women’s 800m heats – Moscow 2013

It was brutal and it was fast and for the first time in World Championships history three first-round women’s 800m heats dipped below two minutes to offer a tantalising taster of what to expect in tomorrow evening’s semi-finals.

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Previews07 Aug 2013

Women's 800m – Preview

London 2012 Olympic Games champion Mariya Savinova will aim to maintain her stranglehold of global 800m championship competition by securing back-to-back world titles in front of her adoring home supporters in Moscow.

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Series06 Jul 2013

Savinova's month of chess and local competitions - IAAF Online Diaries

“Hello friends. It is a busy time for me now. I train a lot, and recently I did two outings, at the Znamensky Memorial and then the Moscow Championships.

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Report04 Jul 2013

Savinova and Kapachinskaya provide the highlights at the Moscow Championships

The 2013 Moscow Championships were held at the South sports complex of Luzhniki stadium on Wednesday and Thursday (3-4) and were one of the final test events before the IAAF World Championships are held in the Russian capital next month.

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Press Release25 Jun 2013

Russia’s past and present heroes – Moscow 2013

There is little more than six weeks to go before the start of the IAAF World Championships, Moscow, Russia, which take place from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 August, and the current generation of Russian athletics heroes is sure to enthral the crowds in the Luzhniki stadium.

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Series04 Jun 2013

Mariya Savinova reveals her May visa and waffle traumas - IAAF Online Diaries

“Hi friends, it’s been a hectic month for me, as I was doing my best not to cancel my US trip to race in Eugene last Saturday, but in the end it did not work out.

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Series11 May 2013

Get ready for the new look Mariya Savinova - IAAF Online Diaries

“Hi,friends. Most people in Russia are now having long spring holidays. We celebrate 1 May, like many places in Europe, and the Victory Day on 9 May, but the official days off last until 12 May.

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News29 Apr 2013

Savinova and Jelimo lead Eugene’s fantastic 800m field – IAAF Diamond League

World and Olympic 800m champion Mariya Savinova will return to Eugene for the Prefontaine Classic, part of the IAAF Diamond League, with a world-class field of challengers, led by 2008 Olympic champion Pamela Jelimo.

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Series10 Apr 2013

Mariya Savinova: "Call me Auntie Fa!” - IAAF Online Diaries

London 2012 Olympic Games 800m champion Mariya Savinova is now back in serious pre-season training and already looking forward to her first summer races, which should come at the start of June.

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