CARDIFF (GBR): Former top British 200m runner Christian Malcolm could make his final track appearance in Wales at the Welsh Athletics International at Cardiff on July 15, report the BBC. After missing out on selection to the Commonwealth Games, the 35 year old is considering retirement. He will race the 4x100m in Cardiff.
MARRAKECH (MAR): The Presidency of the 19th African Championship (August 10-14) and 2nd IAAF Continental Cup (September 13-14) has been given to Abdeslam Ahizoune, president of the Royal Moroccan Athletics Federation, informemarrakech.info. M'Hamed Rhazlane, Secretary-General of the FRMA, will also be Secretary General of the Committee.
RIED (AUT): Friday´s meet in Ried, part of Austrian Top Meeting Series will have interesting 100 m field with US Charles Silmon against Marvin Bracy, Everett Walker and Adrian Griffith of Bahamas. Favorite of women 100 m is US Cleo van Buren. Pole vault has US Mark Hollis and Jack Witt against Marek Arents of Latvia. Men discus will have great star Lithuanian ginat Virgilijus Alekna and Estonian Mart Israel against home top throwers Gerhard Mayer with Lukas Weisshaidinger.
KRASNODAR (RUS): Two-time Olympic medallist and 2011 world champion in heptathlon Tatyana Chernova became a mother. Her baby girl Anna (3.49 kg and 57 cm) was born on Thursday. “Both mother and girl are doing well. Tatyana aims to perform in Rio 2016 since she has enough time for preparation,” said her husband Vitaliy Smirnov, two-time decathlon Olympian and current director of athletics development centre in Krasnodar region.
MOSCOW (RUS): Russian anti-doping agency (RUSADA) started investigation concerning violation of doping rules by race walk Olympic champion Yelena Lashmanova. President of All-Russian athletics federation (ARAF) Valentin Balakhnichev noted that some ARAF’s representatives would be included in special commission. The IAAF already have received official request from RUSADA with inquire to give them information for investigation of Mordovian race walk Olympic preparation centre’s work. Inform ITAR-TASS news agency.