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2013 Russian Champs start Monday (July 22nd) - Results will be here 7/21/2013 5:14PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
just sayin
RE: 2013 Russian Champs start Monday (July 22nd) - Results will be here 7/21/2013 5:40PM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
are they checking for peds

hopefully
vghojbnjk
RE: 2013 Russian Champs start Monday (July 22nd) - Results will be here 7/23/2013 3:20AM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Don't expect any spectacular results. 2011 World Champions, 2012 DL winners and 2013 Universiade winners are already pre-selected for Moscow. That means:

-No Savinova in the women's 800 (no Kostetskaya either as she just had a kid)
-No Sharmina in the women's 1500 (though she will be in the 800)
-No Zaripova in the women's steeplechase, which has already happened and was won in 9:34
-No Klishina or Sokolova (Olympic silver medalist) in the women's LJ
-No Koneva (world no. 3) in the women's triple jump
-No Menkov (8.42m this year) in the men's LJ
-Aleksandra Fedoriva, who ran 22.19(!!) in the 200 last year is pregnant
-Anna Nazarova, 7.11m LJ last year is also pregnant

Also looks like the weather will be bad for the entire championships. The highlights will probably be the women's 400m which has Krivoshapka (49.57 SB, 49.16 PB) vs. Kapachinskaya (49.35 PB, 22.39 200m this year), the men's high jump which has no pre-selected athletes (so even Ukhov the Olympic Champion will compete) and the return of Natalya Antyukh in the 400mH (55.20 in the prelims, 2.5 seconds faster than she ran at Pre)

There is a live stream here which may or may not work outside Russia: http://news.sportbox.ru/Vidy_sporta/light_attletics/spbvideo_NI391952_Otbor-na-chempionat-mira-2013-Finali-Deni-1

Says it starts at 5:55pm Moscow time today (7/23). Women's 800m final is at 7:40p.m. Moscow time.
scubasteve
RE: 2013 Russian Champs start Monday (July 22nd) - Results will be here 7/23/2013 5:11AM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
With the World Champs on home soil I expect some astounding results from the Russian Champs.
worst poster
RE: 2013 Russian Champs start Monday (July 22nd) - Results will be here 7/23/2013 7:02AM - in reply to vghojbnjk Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Lot of the Russians ladies getting busy lately.
Spearchucker
RE: 2013 Russian Champs start Monday (July 22nd) - Results will be here 7/23/2013 5:12PM - in reply to vghojbnjk Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Has Savinova run in any meets of note this year? I have always enjoyed her tactical approach to racing, which is in sharp contrast to the fly-and-hope-not-to-die approach so many are trying these days.
vghojbnjk
RE: 2013 Russian Champs start Monday (July 22nd) - Results will be here 7/23/2013 10:25PM - in reply to Spearchucker Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
If I remember correctly Savinova has only run 3 times this year. Opened with 1:58.75 at a low key meet in the Moscow region, then two races both 2:00.xx in the IAAF World Challenge in Moscow and the Moscow regional championships. All three races were wins over mostly/entirely Russian fields.

Her 1:58.75 is still the fastest Russian time this year after last night's 800m final was won in 1:59.56 by serial championship choker Yelena Kotulskaya (Kofanova). Olympic silver medalist Poistogova was a DNS in the final after winning her heat.