Monthly archive for September2014

Mutaz Barshim Adds Asian Games Record to his List of Accomplishments

Mutaz Barshim Adds Asian Games Record to his List of Accomplishments

BARSHIM BATTLES TIREDNESS BUT STILL TRIUMPHS WITH ASIAN GAMES RECORD IN INCHON  There was no world record, or even an improvement on his own Asian record, for Mutaz Barshim and he had to be content with just adding the Asian Games record to his ever-growing…

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Mutaz Barshim Eyes World Record at Asian Games

Mutaz Barshim Eyes World Record at Asian Games

Asian Games: Qatari eyes high jump world record Last Updated: Friday, September 26, 2014 – 15:28   Incheon: Mutaz Essa Barshim wants to beat one of athletics oldest world records at the Asian Games, while Zhang Peimeng just wants to drag Asia into the modern 100m world with a sub-10 second time. A week…

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Gerd Kanter is Saving His Best For Last

Gerd Kanter is Saving His Best For Last

25 September 2014 10:00 Kanter saving his best for last this year   Estonia’s Gerd Kanter showed he’s still has what it takes as he stood on the second spot of the podium at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich. It has been quite a…

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Mutaz Barshim Ranks his Top 3 Jumps

Mutaz Barshim Ranks his Top 3 Jumps

Mutaz on the Bounce  With a personal best of 2.42m, only one man has ever jumped higher than Mutaz Essa Barshim. SPIKES ask the gravity-defying 23-year-old to recall his three favourite ever jumps. 1. Malmo, Sweden – 2.20m (indoor) – Jan 23, 2010   “The first…

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Mutaz Barshim is the Asian Exception in Track & Field

Mutaz Barshim is the Asian Exception in Track & Field

Barshim the Asian exception in track and field Mon Sep 8, 2014 3:16am EDT By Nick Mulvenney (Reuters) – The athletics competition at the 17th Asian Games lacks the stardust Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang sprinkled over the last couple of editions but high jumper Mutaz…

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Ashton Eaton & Brianne Theisen-Eaton Discuss Their 2014 Season

Ashton Eaton & Brianne Theisen-Eaton Discuss Their 2014 Season

Eatons track and field’s cross-border power couple Decathlon and heptathlon record holders won’t compete in gruelling events at Pan Am Games, but should put on a show in individual competitions. LUCAS OLENIUK / TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO Canadian Brianne Theisen-Eaton and American husband Ashton Eaton…

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