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Michelle Wie falls in a tie for 2nd at Tres Marias – After 3rd Round

Michelle Wie looks to win her first LPGA at Tres Marias

  • The Course at Tres Marias Residential Golf Club-Womens, Morelia, Michoacan
  • Michelle Wie had an even par 3rd round to fall into a tie for second with fellow Americans Brittany Lincicome and Stacy Lewis going into the final round on Sunday.
  • Japan’s Ai Miyazato and American Brittany Lincicome were tied for first at -13 on the 18th hole when Miyazato pared and Lincicome bogeyed.Home crowd favorite, Lorena Ochoa, is three strokes behind the leaders at -10 and in a tie for fifth.Wie is looking for her first victory on the LPGA circuit.  The Hawaii resident and Punahou High School grad stands at 6 feet tall and has one of the best drives in the LPGA.
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    May 1, 2010 Posted by | golf | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

    Blanka Vlastic clears 6′ 7.92″ to claim #1 High Jump Spot in World

    Blanka Vlasic clears 6 feet 7.92 inches

    Blanka Vlasic is the new world championship in high jump, adding to her outdoor gold medal another one, the indoor one.

    Croatia’s Blanka Vlasic has continued her streak of victories and has become the world champion in indoor high jump in Valencia.

    Vlasic started the competition at the World Indoor Championships by jumping over 184 and 191 centimeters with flying colors. She missed on jumping 188 and 193 centimeters. Her competitors already had trouble at these heights and only Aitova, Savchenko and Beitia jumped over the 195 cm bar (6.4 feet).

    Vlasic continued and jumped over 199 centimeters (6.53 feet) from the first try. Only five competitors were left to jump over 201 centimeters. The first to jump that height was Slesarenko, but Vlasic followed.  Vita Palamar also jumped successfully. Vlasic was assured a medal, but she had to go for the gold.

    All three failed to jump over 203 centimeters (6 feet 7.92 inches) on their first try, but in the second try only Vlasic succeeded. This height was too much for Slesarenko and Palamar and Vlasic, thus, won the gold medal.

    Vlasic tried going for the world indoor record at 209 centimeters (6 feet 10.82 inches), but failed in three tries.

    May 1, 2010 Posted by | World Track & Field | , , , , , | Leave a comment

    Liliya Shobukhova of Russia is World’s Best Marathoner

    Russia's Shobukhova wins the mile in NYC

    Liliya Shobukhova gave Russia their first winner at the 2010 Virgin London Marathon,
    running a superb 2:22:00! The European record holder at 5,000 meters, Shobukhova has
    now won Virgin London and Bank of America Chicago marathons. Shobukhova is showing that she is the most shockingly effective marathon finisher on the women’s side of the sport! Her comment, which was not ambivalent in the least, should strike fear in the hearts of most women marathon runners, ” I want to win London 2012.”

    Shobukhova also won the Chicago Marathon to set her up as the number one female marathoner in the world.

    Shobukhova set a new European record in the 5000m to highlight the third day of the Russian national championships.

    The 30-year-old clocked 14:23.75 to eclipse the 14:24.68 mark set by Turkey’s Elvan Abeylegesse at the 2004 Bislett Games in Bergen, Norway. It was a substantial improvement for Shobukhova, the 2006 European silver medalist over the distance, her previous best of 14:47.07 coming at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki where she finished ninth. The Russian is now the fourth fastest ever.

    May 1, 2010 Posted by | Marathon Running | , , , , , | Leave a comment