Jolanda improved National Record
set new National Record yesterday in Rovereto. In a 1000 m
race she further improved her own record set only nine days
ago at the Gugl meeting in Linz/Austria.
Her improvement is significant again and her new national
record is now: 2:31,66 - nearly 7 seconds better than in Linz.
Mutola stronger again
the women’s 800 event, Mozambique’s Maria Mutola took
another win over Slovenia's European indoor and outdoor
champion Jolanda Ceplak. Mutola, the world and Olympic
champion, romped home 150 metres away from the finish to cross
the line in 1.59.06 minute, less than two seconds outside the
stadium record that she had established back in 1993.
|Fireworks on the track from Mutola and Ceplak
19 August 2002 – Linz, Austria – Billed as the showcase event of the Gugl-Meeting, an attempt on the world record over 1000 metres by Slovenia’s Jolanda Ceplak and Mozambique’s Maria Mutola was preceded by a firework display normally reserved for the end of the meeting.
Although the assault on the record (2:38.08) was unsuccessful, there were fireworks on the track as Mutola and Ceplak sprinted for the line after Hungarian Judit Varga had led through 400 metres in 1:03.20 and 800 metres in 2:09.88. The two record pretenders had played a waiting game, turning this into a tactical race and it was not until Varga led into the home straight that the pair accelerated to pass the Hungarian and sprint for the finish, followed by Canada’s Diane Cummins. In the end it was Mutola who had the better of the duel, as she pulled ahead of Ceplak 50 metres out and held off the Slovenian to the line to finish in 2:38.08, as Cummins also pulled ahead of Ceplak, coming second in a personal best of 2:38.45, with Ceplak third in 2:38.50.
800 metres champion Jolanda Ceplak says she is concentrating
on breaking a world record and not Kelly Holmes' recent
allegations of drug-taking.
who took bronze behind Ceplak in Munich, suggested after the
race that some of her opponents may not have been
"clean" - which many took as a reference to the
Ceplak, who has dramatically improved this season, says she
is only focused on an attack on the world 1,000m record in
Linz on Monday.
she also dismissed any suggestions of drug-taking.
do people think because you are running fast times you are
taking something, " she said.
hours out of every 24 are spent training very hard, the
others eating, sleeping."
broke the 800m indoor world record in March, and last month
ran the fastest time outdoors over the distance by a woman
since 1997 - having only been ranked 13th last season.
the front-running athlete says her improvement is down to
her new, tougher training schedule from San Diego-based
coach Ales Skoberne.
European champion had a spell of warm-weather preparation in
Australia prior to the outdoor season, and has also
benefitted from the managment of Robert Wagner.
joined Wagner's stable, which also includes Colin Jackson,
in the winter.
Linz, Ceplak is up against Olympic 800m champion Maria
Mutola, as they both go for the record mark of 2:28.98 set
by Svetlana Masterkova in 1996.
himself will also fly from Sunday's Glasgow meeting to
compete in the 110m hurdles in Linz.
four-times European champion will face Olympic gold
medallist Anier Garcia of Cuba and South Africa's Shaun
Bownes, who beat Jackson for the Commonwealth title in
to showcase Ceplak-Mutola 1000 metres record attempt
17 August 2002 – One of the major
highlights of Monday’s Gugl-Meeting in Linz will be the
combined assault on the women’s 1000 metres of European 800
metre Champion Jolanda Ceplak (SLO) and Mozambique’s
reigning World and Olympic Champion Maria Mutola.
has been in outstanding form this year, with victories in both
the European Indoors in Vienna in March and more recently in
Munich, where she dominated the European outdoor
championships. But Mutola has been sharpening her act with a
400 metres race in Helsinki and just how keenly she has honed
her performances was evidenced by her victory over the
Slovenian in Friday night’s IAAF Golden League meeting in
Zurich, where the Mozambican was a convincing winner ahead of
Ceplak: timing 1:57.24 to 1:57.78.
world record over 1000 metres has been held by Russia’s
Svetlana Masterkova since August 1996, when Masterkova
recorded 2:28.98 over two and half laps of the fast track in
the King Baudoin Stadium in Brussels. The time could well be
with in the range of either Mutola or Ceplak, with good pacing
backing up the pair’s rivalry. In all events Ceplak will
want to revenge her defeat in Zurich and this double attack on
the record is sure to provide some fireworks assuming that the
terrible weather that has been hitting Austria in recent days
doesn’t dampen the show.
1000 metres may be the showcase race of this meeting, but
there will be plenty of other star action in the Linz stadium
in both track and field events.
||Ceplak ends Holmes'
Holmes:I've been running well over 1500m but the 800m has
been hard for me this year
had no answer to Ceplak's blistering pace
Ceplak led from start to finish to win the women's 800m at
the European Championships in Munich.
Kelly Holmes had no answer for the Slovenian and had to
settle for bronze behind Mayte Martinez of Spain in second.
went off at a furious pace on the opening lap and left the
rest of the field trailing in her wake.
passed the bell in 57.61secs and her competitors were happy
to let her go it alone in the hope of the Slovenian tiring
badly in the final stages.
she stretched her advantage and with 200m to go she looked
like holding an unassailable lead.
and Martinez seemed to be cutting into the lead going round
the final bend, but Ceplak showed great strength to hold on
and take the line in 1:57.65.
edged out Holmes down the stretch in 1:58.86, with the
Briton crossing the line in 1:59.83.
was more than happy to add a bronze medal to the gold she
took in the 1500m at the Commonwealth Games.
just had to go for it," she told BBC Sport. "I've
been running well over 1500m but the 800m has been hard for
me this year.
got to be pleased with a medal. I got one last week and
another one this week.
doing it cleanly and I couldn't ask for any more."
I can go to doping control every day and every hour, and I'm
not taking anything
has improved dramatically this season
Olympic champion Sebastian Coe tells BBC Radio Five Live why
Jolanda Ceplak is right to be angry about the doubts cast
over her performance.
problem with making a large and sudden breakthrough on the
track is that you will soon become the subject of a
this is what has happened to Ceplak.
has taken a lot of time out of her 800m performance, won the
European indooor championships and run the fastest time this
night's performance, interestingly, was good but it was not
out of this world.
ran a very fast time but what was going on in the rest of
the field was pretty unspectacular.
think there is a view that if anyone wants to question one
of her performances, last night's was not the one to
question - it may have been a performance earlier in the
however, is understandably angry about the rumours of
doping. She feels she has worked hard for 15 years and
know she has changed her training and the way she's
approached racing this year, and I think she was a bit taken
aback at the press conference by the implication that she
Radcliffe has been outspoken about doping in the past,
particularly on the subject of athletes who have failed
tests only to be welcomed back due to technical problems
with the testing procedures.
danger of raising the issue of doping is that it inevitably
casts doubt about an athlete's performances, even if there
is no real evidence to support such a claim.
truth, the only real evidence is a positive test.
have competed against athletes that I have had suspicions
about. But to cast doubts about the legality of their
performances, via the media, is a difficult, and
unnecessary, game to play.
regard to what Kelly Holmes said, I think if an athlete
wishes to make a remark they should be allowed to.
is sport, not politics - we are not on a three-line whip
I think she will be asked, quite rightly, to clarify her
takes the World No.1 again
the World Leading Time of 1:55,19 in a National Record Jolanda
Ceplak took the No. 1 position in the World List 2002 again back to
Slovenia. Ceplak was more than 3,5 sec ahead of Belgiums Sandra
Stals winning the "Night of Athletics" in Hechtel/Belgium.
AZS President Roman Jakic had given Ceplak clearence to compete in
Hrchtel instead of going the the national Championships and Jolanda
wants to thank AZS for their understanding.
Jolanda Ceplak 1:58,63
place for Jolanda Ceplak at the IAAF Grand Prix Meeting in Stockholm
in 1:58,63. Battling with Olympic Champion along the homestraight
the US athlete Nicole Teter surprised the top 2 800m runners of this
years season and took the victory. "Jolanda and me gave her a
Christmas gift today", commentated Maria Mutola after coming
second in that race. "We were too busy watching each
other", so the Olympic Champion. Looking at the European
athletes Jolanda Ceplak was still clear almost three seconds off her
teammate Brigita Langerholc who was the second best European in
Stockholm in 7th place.
Ceplak now holding 1500m Record
the IAAF Grand Prix Meeting in Zagreb/Croatia Jolanda Ceplak again
broke a National Record: Coming Second behind the Belorussian Alesya
Turova she bettered her own personal best and the Slovenian National
record in that event to 4:05,59. Terrible pace making - 62 seconds
for the first 400m and 70 seconds for the second 400m - did not
allow a better time but Jolanda was happy to have now all records
from 800m to 1500m indoors and outdoors.
Place in Sheffield
Olympic and World Champion Maria Mutola (MOZ) ended Jolanda Ceplak
series of 11 unbeaten races in Sheffield/GBR. In a classic race
without a pacemaker Jolanda Ceplak took the lead about 300m to go
but had to pay her tribute to the strong wind on the backstraight
where she led Mutola all the way to the last 50m until The Olympic
Champion made her move and won with a small margin of 9 hundred of a
second in 2:00,84 to 2:00,93 from Jolanda. "A race to learn out
of"so Jolanda Ceplak, who was blocking the wind for the rest of
the field. She used up all her energie fighting the conditions
instead of fighting the athletes. "At least I will learn out of
this and I am one experience richer on my way to my goals. Loosing
against Maria Mutola is not a shame, there is always something you
can gain from racing this experienced athlete".
Important for the European Championships was that all the opponents
for the European Championships in Munich were clearly behind Ceplak.
The closest was Britains Kelly Holmes who came 4th in 2:02,11.
hammer time at the Telstra A-Series in Adelaide
March 2002 | 6.04pm
out other hammer throwers in the Commonwealth - Bronwyn Eagles
continues to raise the record.
Telstra A-Series meet at Santos Stadium in Adelaide was highlighted
by Eagles' record-breaking throw, a return to world-beating form of
pole vaulter Viktor Chistiakov, a hair-raising women's 800 metres
race and the improvement of Gold Coast 400m runner Michael Rehardt.
up by an enthusiastic Adelaide crowd Campbelltown hammer thrower
Bronwyn Eagles (NSWIS) broke her own Commonwealth record with a
performance of 69.65m.
the first throw of the competition Eagles launched the 4kg ball and
chain out 27cm further than her previous Commonwealth record of
lucky members of the crowd won a Telstra prize pack because of
Eagles' effort. A distance range over the Commonwealth record was
printed in the event program, and the crowd members with the winning
distance won a prize courtesy of Telstra.
Australian representative Karyne Di Marco (NSWIS) was second with a
throw of 64.55m and South Australia's number one Brooke Krueger
threw 63.69m for third.
boy Viktor Chistiakov (SASI), an Olympic and World Championships
finalist, set a season's best of 5.77m to win the men's pole vault
from WA's Paul Burgess who cleared 5.40m. The win was sweet revenge
for Chistiakov after he placed second in Perth last weekend to
her recent great form, Western Australian Kym Howe took out the
women's pole vault with a clearance of 4.40m edging out Olympic
silver medallist Tatiana Grigorieva (SASI) on a countback.
won last weekend at the Telstra A-Series > Perth and made it two
weeks in a row in front of Tatiana's home crowd.
the tightest tussle of today's meet, Melbourne's Tamsyn Lewis (VIS)
looked set for an 800m victory over the world indoor record holder
Jolanda Ceplak from Slovenia.
Ceplak kicked and lunged with metres to go and got the judges nod in
2:00.88 with Lewis second in the same time. In a great race the
first seven placegetters finished under 2:04.00.
Coast rising star Michael Rehardt (QAS) showcased his ability
clocking his first Commonwealth Games 'A' qualifier in the 400m as
well as reducing Darren Clark's Meet Record of 45.98s.
20, clocked 45.54s in a fast race to hold off the national champion
Paul Pearce (VIC - 45.84), fast finishing Clinton Hill (NSWIS -
45.85) and an improved Patrick Dwyer (NSWIS - 45.95s).
record holder Colin Jackson from Wales came home strongly to win the
110m hurdles in 13.46s ahead of Austrian Elmar Lichteneggar who
clocked 13.69s. Australia's leading man this season Tim Ewen (VIC)
was third in 14.07s.
champion Jacquie Munro (NSWIS) is peaking at the right end of the
season with a fast 13.16s winning time in the 100m hurdles. She
overcame close rival Fiona Cullen (QAS) who set a personal best of
13.26s for second.
Kris McCarthy (VIS) clocked a season's best of 1:46.70 to street the
field in the men's 800m, only half a second away from setting
another Commonwealth Games 'A' qualifier.
leading 100m man at the moment Paul Di Bella (QAS) continued his
success this season holding off the fast finishes of Patrick Johnson
(AIS) and Matt Shirvington (NSWIS) to take today's event in 10.36s.
Bella was also a victor in Perth last weekend and will go into the
Telstra A-Championships in three weeks time as a deserved favourite.
Both Johnson (10.42s) and Shirvington (10.45s) have improved with
each run in recent weeks, especially Shirvington who showed an
uncharacteristic strong finish after a poor start.
another good result for WA, Nicole Mladenis continued her dominance
in the triple jump with a wind-assisted winning leap of 13.98m,
nearly making it three weeks in a row over 14m.
Britain's Vernicha James won the 100m in her first hit-out in
Australia in 11.53s (1.4) from WA's Jodi Lambert (11.54s) and
Queensland's Sharon Cripps (11.67s).
backed up to win the 200m in 23.41s (0.9) with James second (23.51s)
and Cathy Freeman (VIS) placing third in 23.67s.
Youcef Abdi won the 1500m in 3:40.81, Michelle Haage (NSWIS) took
out the shot put with 15.24m, David Geddes (NSWIS) was successful in
the 200m in 21.01s (-1.3), Andrew Murphy leapt out to 16.60m for
victory in the triple jump, Russia's Sergey Lyakhov won the discus
throw with 59.42m, Casey Narrier cleared 1.82m for a win in the high
jump, Great Britain's Catherine Murphy won the 400m in 52.14s and
Andrew Currey launched the spear out to 80.93m in the javelin throw.
Michael Hazel continued his great start to his 400m hurdles career
with another win today. Hazel, a former Olympic 400m relay rep,
clocked 50.61s to win over Matt Beckenham (AIS - 51.49s).
Games silver medallist Bronwyn Thompson (QAS) won the long jump with
a best leap of 6.40m after two jumps before passing on her remaining
athletes are now preparing for the Telstra A-Championships,
Commonwealth Games trials, to be held at ANZ Stadium in Brisbane
from 11-14 April.
back in business with first 400 metre win of 2002
16 March 2002
- Perth, Australia - Olympic champion Cathy Freeman (VIS) returned
to 400m racing in successful style amongst a swag of meet records at
today's Telstra A-Series meet at Perry Lakes Stadium in Perth.
29-year-old won her first national race in a domineering
performance. Freeman opened up a strong lead down the back straight
before entering the final 100m to thunderous applause by the large
Perth crowd in excess of 5000.
into a 'brick wall' wind in the home straight, Freeman clocked
52.59s ahead of training partner Katerina Dressler (VIS) 54.02s.
a great 800m tussle, world indoor record holder Jolanda
Slovenia overpowered Australian champion Tamsyn Lewis (VIS). Ceplak
clocked a meet record of 2:00.71 with Lewis second in 2:01.21,
Queensland's Adrienne McIvor third in 2:02.28 and Olympian Susan
Andrews (WAIS) fourth in 2:02.51.
world record holder Colin Jackson from Wales turned his European
indoor form into an outdoor victory in the 110m hurdles. Jackson
stormed away towards the finish to clock 13.31s (1.9) with Austrian
Elmar Lichteneggar recording 13.59s for second and form Australian
Tim Ewen (Vic) clocking 13.85s in third.
girl Kym Howe (WAIS) upstaged Olympic silver medallist Tatiana
Grigorieva (SASI) in the pole vault with a personal best clearance
of 4.45m. Grigorieva placed second with a best of 4.30m and Bridgid
Isworth (VIS) third with 4.30m.
another upset Melbourne hurdler Sonia Brito (VIS) set a meet record
of 56.45s to win the 400m hurdles ahead of Olympian and world junior
champion Jana Pittman (AIS) 56.92s.
record holder Justin Anlezark (QAS) once again took the honours in
the men's shot put with a best throw of 19.76m eclipsing the
previous meet record.
an enthralling men's pole vault competition former world junior
champion Paul Burgess (WAIS) won on a count-back from World
Championships finalist Viktor Chistiakov (SASI) after both cleared a
meet record of 5.70m.
name to mark down for the future is Townsville athlete Tim
Parravicini now based at the AIS in Canberra. Parravicini leapt out
to a sensational 8.00m to win the men's long jump however his
performance was assisted by an illegal tailwind of 3.3 metres/second.
close contest was had in the men's 400m with the judges unable to
split NSW's Clinton Hill and Victoria's Paul Pearce who both crossed
the line in 46.29s.
the success of Australia's male throwers Andrew Currey (NSWIS)
launched the javelin out to 84.74m for victory.
other outstanding performances, Perth triple jumper Nicole Mladenis
leapt out to 14.21m, the longest jump ever by an Australian but
unfortunately aided by an illegal tailwind of 4.7 metres/second;
Paul Di Bella (QAS) won the 100m in a wind-assisted 10.26s
(+3.5m/s), Commonwealth champion Stuart Rendell (AIS) threw 76.49m
to win the hammer and current golden girl Bronwyn Thompson (QAS)
continued on her winning way recording a wind-assisted 6.60m long
World Record training @ internet.com
Chris Turner for the IAAF
March 2002 - At the start of the recent European Indoor
Championships in Vienna, there seemed little chance that any athlete
would be able to upstage Austria’s Stephanie Graf , the local
heroine and defending champion at the women’s 800 metres. Only
Russia’s vaulting super star Svetlana Feofanova, who had entered
the championships having set four women’s World indoor pole vault
records, and duly capped her season with a fifth (4.75m) on the
final day in Vienna, seemed a possible headline contender.
waiting in the Viennese shadows, like a character from the Orson
Wells film “The Third Man”, was Graf’s nemesis, Slovenia’s
Jolanda Ceplak. A new name to many this indoor season, Ceplak
(outdoor 800m best - 1:58.71 minutes), had run a blistering race in
Gent on February 10th, running 1:57.18 to Graf’s 1:56.85, with
both finishing ahead of reigning World and Olympic champion Maria
Mutola of Mozambique. Still even with this credential to her name,
and an easy 1:59.60 heat in Vienna, the Slovenian seemed destined
for the silver medal, in what was expected to be Stephanie’s
final turned out to be a different story. Ceplak relentlessly set a
fast but even pace from the front, with laps of 28.24, 29.00 and
29.34, saving enough strength, that when Graf inevitably went past
before the final bend, the Slovenian was able to respond and out-dip
the Austrian at the line in 1:55.82, a new World record, with Graf
just 3/100ths behind. The last 200m had been run in 29.14 seconds.
remarks summed up such a spectacular race. “I gave everything I
had, as I understood that I was getting close to the World record
and that was my main goal. A fast race was convenient for both of
us, so I went for it, telling myself ‘if I die, I die.’ All the
hard work I have done this winter finally paid off.”
the story of Ceplak’s training schedule is perhaps even more
astonishing than the World record race itself!
who was born in the small Slovenian town of Celje, moved with her
family after six years to Velenje, where she has lived ever since.
There she began running at the age of eleven, coached under the
watchful eye of Tomislav Petrov, doing mainly cross country running,
and 600m/1000m on the track. In 1995, she had her first
international success taking the bronze medal at 1,500m at the
European Junior championships.
despite that success, she remained uncertain as to what distance she
had most potential at, 800m or 1500m, and the next four years
brought about a period of chopping and changing with training
schedules. It was a period of indecision, which in 1999, ultimately
led to Ceplak changing her coach.
new mentor was a young man (27 years old) called Ales Askoberne,
who, also came from the town of Velenje, and brought about a new
regime, in which for the first time, sprint and gym training became
part of Ceplak’s training schedule.
most unusually, because Askoberne is studying for a university
degree in Economics in San Diego, America, the coaching relationship
was, and continues to be, carried out nearly entirely via email over
the internet, with only occasional personal contact – the last in
December and the next in May – when Askoberne visits his family,
back in Velenje,.
surprising you may think but there are no difficulties in coaching
by this method. I really enjoy it,” confirms Ceplak. “Ales sends
me my training sessions by email a week at a time and my old coach
Tomislav holds the (stop) watch for me while I train. Tomislav and
Ales are good friends and there isn’t any jealousy about who
coaches me. In fact, the paper on which I print out the messages,
that’s my real coach!”
training nowadays is nearly entirely on the track with very little
cross country running. I also do long, triple and high jumping
practise. Not because I like it, but because my coach says it’s
good! It seems to make me feel lighter, like I am springing with
every stride I take.”
the thousands of miles, which separate athlete and coach, there is
no lack of trust between Ceplak and Askoberne. Ceplak confirms that,
“he always knows I will stick to the schedules he sends. I want to
run good and I believe in his coaching methods. Without that weekly
piece of paper to guide my training I find myself totally lost and
can do nothing! Maybe 50 times a week, I will look at the training
advice he has sent to me, it is a great comfort to hold that paper
in my hand.”
Ceplak’s and Askoberne’s cyber relationship, it is therefore
quite appropriate that Ceplak concludes by saying that “Askoberne
didn’t see my race in Vienna and, though I have a video of it for
him, he originally only heard about my win and the World record from
to attempt 1500m World Record in Glasgow Chris Turner for the IAAF
9 March 2002 – Glasgow, Scotland - Slovenia’s Jolanda Ceplak, who
stunningly beat Austria’s heroine Stephanie Graf to the women’s
European Indoor 800m crown in Vienna last Sunday, smashing the fourteen
year old world record in the process with a time of 1:55.82 minutes, will
make a World Record bid at 1500m at the Norwich Union International in
Glasgow on Saturday 9th March.
will represent an “All Stars” team in the international, which also
pits the hosts Great Britain, against teams from Russia, Germany and
Sweden, in the Kelvin Hall stadium. Ceplak’s sights on Saturday will be
set on the 1500m World record time of 4 minutes 0.27 seconds, which has
stood to Romania’s Doina Melinte since 9th February 1990.
for a team match, the other competitors have agreed that a guest pace
maker can be used to assist Ceplak in her attempt. Meeting Director Ian
Stewart, the 1972 Olympic 5,000m bronze medallist, confirmed “it’s
normal in a match environment for each race to be run on its merits, but
with Jolanda in exceptional form and…the agreement of her opponents…we
have decided to give her every chance to break the record.”
Feofanova, who set her 5th World Record (4.75m) in the women’s pole
vault this season, when winning the European title in Vienna, heads the
Russian team line up. Considering the manner of her World Record spree in
the last 25 days, it would be a brave person to bet against Feofanova
clearing another World Record in Glasgow. The Russian should draw
inspiration from her opposition, as it includes Germany’s Yvonne
Buschbaum, who took the silver medal behind her in Vienna.
rest of the women’s programme, Russia’s Natalya Antyukh, who dominated
the European Indoor 400m final, faces newly crowned US champion Monique
Hennagan, while in the high jump, another Russian European gold medallist
from Vienna, Marina Kuptsova, will battle against Hungary’s Dora Gyorffy,
the joint European silver medallist, and Britain’s Vienna fifth placer,
the host nations best hope for a field victory in Glasgow stands with
Ashia Hansen, the women’s World Indoor triple jump Record holder, who
took silver in Vienna with a jump of 14.71m. Hansen will face Russia’s
Nadezhda Bazhenova, who was fourth in that same European final.
World Indoor Champion Juliet Campbell, runs for the All Stars in the
women’s 200m, with Germany’s European bronze medallist Gabi Rockmeier
and Russian champion Yulia Tabakov for company.
star performers in Vienna were the resurgent men’s 60m gold medallist
Jason Gardener, who retained his European title after two seasons of
injury, and veteran hurdler Colin Jackson, who at 35 years of age won the
60m hurdles title.
men will also be in action in Glasgow, with Gardener having a rematch with
fellow Britain Mark Lewis Francis, the European silver medallist, who will
run for the All Stars team at 60m; while over the barriers, Jackson will
take on Russian 60m hurdles record holder, Yevgeniy Pechonkin, who took
the bronze in Vienna.
is one of Jackson’s favourite venues, as it was in 1994 on the Kelvin
Hall track that he equalled the then 60m hurdles world record of 7.36
seconds. This weekend is likely to mark Jackson’s last indoor appearance
in Glasgow, and memories will come flooding back of his entire 1994 indoor
campaign. Only a few weeks later in Germany, Jackson lowered the record to
the current world mark of 7.30 seconds, which no one has even brushed
close to in the intervening eight years. Jackson also successfully won
European indoor titles at both 60m flat and hurdles during that winter of
other men’s events this weekend in Glasgow, the highlight should be a
clash in the men’s 400m between European indoor silver medallist
Jimisola Laursen of Sweden, and Britain’s world indoor champion Daniel
Caines, who opted for the 200m in Vienna.