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Athletes abroad ending 8th July 2012

Valerie Adams

Valerie Adams

FRANCE: Meeting d’Athlétisme Stanislas Nancy, Tomblaine – 8 July 2012
Valerie Adams maintained her unbeaten record this season in her lead up to defending her Olympic title, with a winning shot put of 20.97m in Tomblaine. Adams was consistent with all attempts over 20 metres (20.41, 20.62, 20.26, 20.29, 20.97, 20.54). Jessica Cerival of France, the 2009 Mediterranean Games champion, was second with 16.67m.

Meanwhile arch rival Nadzeya Ostapchuk improved on her own national record in Grodno Belarus on 6 July with a put of 21.39m. She had three over 21 metres in the competition, 21.32m in round two, 21.05m in the third and the 21.39m in the sixth round. Natallia Mikhnevich, 2006 world indoor and European champion, was second with a season’s best of 19.77m.

Bourgoin Jallieu Meeting – 4 July 2012
Siositina Hakeai DT 53.72m (47.47, 52.93, 53.62, 52.00, 53.64m, 53.72), Merewarihi Vaka 49.68m (49.68, 48.89, x, 49.16, 48.41, x). Phil Simms 100m heat 11.46s (-0.5), final 4th 11.37s (-0.1), 200m 4th 22.70s (-0.1).

Folksom GP Sollentuna – 5 July 2012

Malcolm Hicks 1500m B 2nd 3m 44.34s.

Bottrop Gala Meeting – 6 July 2012

Te Rina Keenan SP 4th 14.04m. Michael Cochrane 400m hurdles B 2nd 51.48s. Caroline Mellsop 3000m Steeplechase 9th 10m 31.98s.
7 July 2012: Monique Williams 200m 7th 24.17s (-0.8), Te Rina Keenan DT 4th 53.02m, Tom Walsh SP 2nd 18.30m, Frazer Wickes 400m B 2nd PB 46.68s. Wickes previous best was 47.36s in winning the national M16 title in Wellington in 2009. Michael Cochrane 110m hurdles 5th 2nd Ht 14.72s (-1.1) and 5th A final 14.78s (-0.9).

BMC Meeting, Stretford Trafford – 7 July 2012

Tim Prendergast in a lead up race towards the London Paralympics was third in the ninth 800m race at the British Milers’ Club meeting recording 1m 56.22s.


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