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News From Around the World - EME NEWS (AUG 11, 2016) - RIO SPECIAL

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LET THE GAMES (ATHLETICS) BEGIN - RIO DE JANEIRO (GBR): The athletics is here, the number one sport of the Games. We have the same number of events (47) as in London. In London 4 World records were registered (before that Beijing: 5, Athens: 2, Sydney: 0 (first games without WR since 1948), Atlanta: 2, also 5 WR in Seoul 1988 and 6 WR in Moscow 1980).  London Olympics results level was far higher than at previous two Olympics. Based on scoring London got 195 146 points over Beijing 191 749 and Athens 190 871. World leading mark was achieved 30 times.

Team USA women ready for action in Rio

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RIO DE JANEIRO - With by far the largest single team of any federation or sport at the 2016 Olympic Games, Team USA will look to find its fortunes on the track and in the field when competition begins at Olympic Stadium on Friday, August 12.

Team USA’s women’s delegation poses a formidable front. Allyson Felix, Jenn Suhr and Brittney Reese highlight the roster as individual 2012 Olympic gold medalists. The USA women’s relays swept to gold in 2012, including a world record in the 4x100m relay that featured both Felix and Tianna Bartoletta, who will compete in the 100 meters and long jump. 

Schippers to run 100m in Brussels – IAAF Diamond League

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Flying Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers will compete over 100m at the IAAF Diamond League final in Brussels on Friday 9 September, the meeting organisers announced on Monday (8).

Schippers is the current Diamond Race leader in the event and also defended her European 100m title last month, as well as taking the 100m silver medal at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015.

In 2015, Schippers took a memorable victory in the 200m at the same meeting, winning in 22.12 two weeks after taking the world title in the longer sprint.

Historic Medal Sweeps for Team USA

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BYDGOSZCZ, Poland -- A pair of gold-silver sweeps in the men’s 110m hurdles and women’s 800 and a dominant performance in the women’s 100 meters in three consecutive races to conclude the evening pushed Team USA to the top of the medal table Thursday at the end of day three of the IAAF World U20 Championships at Zawisza Stadium.

From the first step of the men’s 110m hurdles final, Marcus Krah(Durham, North Carolina) was in control, and he never relinquished his lead as he blasted to a 13.25 to lead a 1-2 U.S. finish. Amere Lattin(Missouri City, Texas) was out quickly, just behind Krah, and he overcame a tough middle portion of his race to come back and outlean Japan’s Takumu Furuya for the silver in 13.30. It was the first 110H sweep ever for the U.S. at the World U20s.

Lyles Speeds to First U.S. Gold in Bydgoszcz

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BYDGOSZCZ, Poland -- Noah Lylesclaimed the title of Fastest Current Teenager on Earth, winning the 100 meters at the 2016 IAAF World Under-20 Championships on Wednesday at Zawisza Stadium.

Lyles (Alexandria, Virginia), who set an American Junior record in the 200m at the Olympic Trials, got out of the blocks well and moved away from the field over the final 20 meters to run 10.17 in the final as he claimed the first gold for Team USA in Bydgoszcz.

Matching Bronson Osborn’s feat in the men’s shot put from day one, Alyssa Wilson(Toms River, New Jersey) claimed bronze in the women's shot put with a mark of 16.33m/53-7 on her only legal throw of the competition in round two. Elena Bruckner (San Jose, California) placed seventh with a mark of 15.73m/51-7.25.