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World’s Top 3 Female Track & Field Athletes for 2010

Sanya Richards-Ross

SANYA RICHARDS-ROSS  – USA – 200 & 400 meter dash world champion

Sanya Richards-Ross (USA), the 2009 World Athlete of the Year and one of 14 IAAF Diamond League Ambassadors, participated in a media conference call this afternoon. Richards-Ross, the reigning World Champion in the 400m, who has already confirmed her participation in the inaugural IAAF Diamond League meeting in Doha (14 May), in Oslo (4 June) and Eugene (3 July). She opens her season on Saturday at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia.

 

Blanka Vlasic

BLANKA VLASIC – CRO  – HIGH JUMP

2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, UK 5th  
World Championships Osaka, Japan 1st  
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 1st  
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 1st  
Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 2nd 2.05 m (xo)
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 1st  
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 1st  
World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 1st  
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 1st 2.00 m (o)
Jessica Ennis

JESSICA ENNIS –GBR  – Pentathlon

2010 World Indoor Championships

Event Result Position Points Overall Notes
60 metre hurdles 8.04 secs 1st 1,120 1st (1,120)
High jump 1.90 m 1st 1,106 1st (2,226)
Shot put 14.01 m 5th 795 1st (3,021) Personal Best
Long jump 6.44 m 3rd 988 1st (4,009) Personal Best
800 metres 2:12.55 2nd 928 1st (4,937) Personal Best
Pentathlon     4,937 1st New World Indoor Champion, new Championship Record

 

 

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World’s Top 3 Male Track & Field Athletes for 2010

Usain Bolt rated #1 in world

1)     USAIN BOLT – JAMAICA – 100 & 200

Bolt is the World Record holder in both the 100 & 200 meter races.  He continues to dominate on the world scene most recently winning in Shanghai.

Bolt holds world and Olympic records in both the 100 and 200 meters, with time of 9.58 seconds and 19.30 seconds respectively.  He is the first man in history to beak both world records at one Olympics and the first man to win both the 100 and 200 meter events at the same Olympics since Carl Lewis in 1984.

Tyson Gay ranked #2 in world

2)     TYSON GAY – USA – 100

Career Highlights: 2009 World Outdoor 100m silver medalist; 2007 World Outdoor 100m, 200m champion and 4x100m gold medalist; 2007 Visa Outdoor champion;  3-time USA 100m champion (2006-2008); 2005 USA 200m champion; 2004 NCAA 100m champion; 2002 JUCO 100m champion; 2004 SEC 100m, 200m, 4x100m champion; 2007 & 2009 Jesse Owens Award winner

Ezekiel Kemboi ranked #3 in world

3)    EZEKIEL KEMBOI – KENYA – 3K STEEPLECHASE

Personal best     3,000m Steeplechase: 8:02.49 (2003) 

Career highlights

2002 – 2nd, Commonwealth Games, Manchester
2003 – 2nd, World Championships, Paris
2003 – 1st, All Africa Games, Abuja
2004 – 1st, Olympic Games, Athens
2005 – 2nd, World Championships, Helsinki
2006 – 1st, Commonwealth Games, Melbourne  

2010 8:06.28   Doha 14/05/2010
  2009 7:58.85   Doha 08/05/2009
  2008 8:09.25   Athína (Olympic Stadium) 13/07/2008
  2007 8:05.50   Athína (Olympic Stadium) 02/07/2007

 

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