Latest News – August 2016

Analysis Long Jump

Long Jump competition recording by video with high speed shutter camera (100 pictures per second) and video analysis by computer software SIMI Motion made at the Intersport Gugl-Meeting 2005.

A point at the athlete’s hip was fixed on the video and then measured the horizontal running speed (red line) and the vertical jumping speed (green line) of the athlete.

For repeating the video please press Play-Button again. Please move the white square (right to the Play-Button) with your mouse to left or right. Click on SLOW MOTION once or twice to reduce the speed of the video.

New EAA Premium status

After intensive discussion and consultations with our partners we have decided to stage the next year’s 19th edition of the Intersport Gugl-Meeting under the roof of EAA as a Premium Meeting.

There was no vote against this decision. “An application for the new IAAF one-day-meeting structure would have obliged us to raise the athletes’ budget of more than € 100.000 – most of this amount would have to be fixed for the prize money structure”, Meeting Director Percy Hirsch says. “But only with prize money you cannot be sure to have big stars at the meeting whom you have normally also pay appearance money.”

“The new EAA Premium Status will certainly help us to make good deals with big names to compete in Linz with excellent results and make a show for the spectators”, Percy Hirsch says.

Former Austrian sprinter joins marketing team

Andreas Berger who is still national record holder over 100m (10,15s) will join the organising team as responsible person for marketing. He will mainly take care of finding new sponsors for the largest athletics meeting in Austria.

Berger has been working in close connection with the Gugl-Meeting in past as the representative of the titel sponsor Intersport. “It is a challenge and a very interesting job”, says Berger who has already started to work for the Gugl-Meeting.

All results and photos from the 15zh Raiffeisen Gugl-Meetings

21:02 > Ladies 1000m
Diane Cummins (CAN) with a personal best of 2:38.45 cam in a close second with Slovenian Jolanda Ceplak in 2:38.50 after leading the field from the start until the final straight. Personal best also for Hungarian Judit Varga with 2:39.01

21:00 > Ladies 1000m > Mutola Wins
In a time 10s outside the world record Mutola wins the first 1000m in the Gugl and therefore a meeting record of 2:38.08.

20:52 > The meeting is nearly over ….
We are waiting for the final race of the evening, the eagerly awaited Ladies 1000m. The athletes have announced a world record attempt.

20:48 > Men’s pole vault > Lobinger fails at 5.93m
To a deafening round of cheers, German Tim Lobinger fails his third try at 5.93m but with a winning 5.80m ahead of Jeff Hartwig (USA) – 5.70m and Vadim Strogalev (RUS) – also 5.7m

20:43 > Men’s 200m > Fredericks wins
Frank Fredericks takes first place in 20.15s from Aziz Zakeri (GHA) – 20.52 and Troy Douglas (NED) 20.56. Alexander Kosenkov makes the season’s best with 21.07

20:42 > Men’s high jump final result
Jmaes Nito (USA) retired as only competitor to clear 2.30m ahead of Tomas Janku (CZE) with 2.27 and Andrea Bettinelli (ITA) with 2.24m

20:38 > Men’s pole vault >
Tim Lobinger fails first two attempts at 5.93m
One of the few capable of a 6m jump, this would be a new games record if he clears it. Only Averbukh is still in the running.

20:35 > Ladies 200m > Furgusson wins ahead of Kim Gevaert
Debbie Furgusson (BAH) crosses the line in 22.63s just ahead of Kim Gevaert of Belgium in 22.82 and a new National Record for Belgium. Jamaica’s Beverly McDonald came third with 22.85s

20:32 > Ladies 200m > false start by Ionela Tirlea

20:31 > Man’s High Jump > Nieto Clears 2.3m
The first to clear 2.30m, just 2cm less than the Gugl-Meeting record.

20:28 > Men’s Long Jump > final results
Dwight Pillips (USA) wins the contest with his first jump and personal best of 8.38m. Second and third were Lukashevich (8.01) and Hussein Al Sabee (7.92)

20:23 > Men’s 3000m Steeplchase
Kenyan Wilson Boit Kipketer wins in front of thousands of spectators way ahead of the pack in an offiacial time of 8:19.52 followed by local matador Martin Pröll (8:24.59) who turned in a new personal best. Third place was Simon Vroemen of the Netherlands in 8:27.60
Austrian Martin Steinbauer also returned a personal best in 12th place of 8:48.47

20:21 > Men’s Long Jump > Lukashevich retires
The Ukrainian retired after his 4th jump while in second place

20:18 > Men’s Pole Vault > Tim Lobinger first over 5.80
The German is the first to clear 5.80m in today’s pole vault. Still in the running are Jeff Hartwig (USA), Vadim Strogalev (RUS) and Alexander Averbukh (ISR)

20:07 > Ladies 100m Hurdles > Another close finish 12.85s
Vonette Dixon (JAM) wins from Jenny Adams (USA) in a tied time of 12.85 closely followed by Ukrainian Olena Krasovska in a time of 12.90s

20:02 > Ladies 100m Hurdles > Two false starts in the hurdles.

19:52 > Men’s 110m Hurdles > Colin Jackson (GBR) wins by a hair
After a false start the race turned to a near photo finish between Colin Jackson (13.38s) and Stanislav Olijar (LAT)with 13.40s Third place taken by Anier Garcia (CUB) with 13.49s

19:43 > Men’s pole Vault > Tim Mack (USA) fials at 5.70m
with perfect jumps at 5.5m and 5.6m Tim Mack failes at all three tries at 5.70m

19:37 > Men’s 800m > Close finish between the Kenyans
The Kenyans had the finishing field sorted out between Michael Rotich in first place with 1:47.52 and Alex Kipchirchir at only 2 hundredths of a second behind (1:47.54). A tenth of a second behind finished the Ethiopian Berhaanu with 1:47.67

19:36 > Men’s shot put > Adam Nelson takes first place
Teh American takes first place with his performance of 20.67m in his very first throw. Second and third places are taken by the Hungarian Szillard Kiss (20.25m) and Slovakian Milan Haborak (20.11m)

19:29 > Ladies Discus > Ellina Zvereva wins with 62.91m
The Belarussian wins well ahead of the runners up with 62.91m compared with Aretha Hill (USA) and landswoman Irena Yatchenko with 59.78m and 59.47m respectively

19:25 > Men’s 100m Final > Close finish for Fredericks
Frank Fredericks (NAM) wins just over a 10/th second ahead of second placed Aziz Zakari (GHA) with 10.31s and the Japanese Nobuharu Asahara with 10.34s

19:17 > Ladies’ 100m Final > Lawrence wins and PB for Müller
With a time of 11.15s Tanya Lawrence (JAM) wins th eladies’ final ahead of Debbie Furgusson (BAH) and Muriel Hurtis (FRA).
The Astrian Bettina Müller delivers a personal best of 11.67s

19:09 > Ladies’ 3000m > Mesaret Defar wins the 3000m with a personal best
With a time of 8:48.13 – her new personal best – the Ethiopian wins ahead of Ejigu and Ebru. The race produced four presonal bests: Defar (8:48.13); Jepetling (8:52.35); Toth (8:58.53) and Berry (9:02.79)

19:07 > Men’s long jump > Personal Best for Dwight Pillips
His first jump of the competition produced a fantastic jump of 8.38m

18:48 > Men’s 400m Hurdles
Hadi Al Somaily (KSA) wins with 48.81s ahead of Eric Thomas (USA) and Perilklis Iakovakis (GRE)

18:35 > Ladies’ 400m Hurdles
Ionela Tirlea (ROM) wins with a personal best of 54.61s followed by Sandra Glover (USA) and Daimi Pernia Figueroa (CUB)

18:20 >
The main competition is due to start with the men’s pole vault, shot put and the ladies’ discus and 400m hurdles