Lebedeva contemplates retirement after Moscow World Championships | 25.08.2012
Speaking about the possibility of retiring, Lebedeva said: "I know that Natalya Antyukh, Yelena Isinbaeva and Yuriy Borzakovskiy are also considering ending their careers after Moscow.
"I might be retiring from athletics alongside them, but I'm not sure - I will decide in October."
Belgian decathlete Hans Van Alphen has confirmed that he will compete in the long jump at the Samsung Diamond League meeting in Brussels.
Van Alphen came fourth at the London Olympic Games and will be one of the home stars of the meeting.
A strong field of Germany's top pole-vaulters has been announced for the street vault competition in Aachen on September 5.
Among them are Olympic stars Bjoern Otto and Raphael Holzedeppe, as well as Malte Mohr, who holds the meeting record with 5.90m. Karsten Dilla will also be present this year, according to leichtathletik.de.
At the Swedish Championships, Nil de Oliveira ran 10.42 (0.0) in his 100 m victory, while Michel Torneus leaped to 7.80m in the long jump. Leif Arrhenius recorded a best effort of 20.03m in the shot put. European women's 400m Champion Moa Hjelmer won the
100m in 11.66 (-0.2). Angelica Bengtsson cleared 4.27m in the pole vault while Swedish marathon record holder Isabellah Andersson won the 10,000 m in 33:16.67. Carolina Klueft was fourth in the 400mh in 61.14.
The first day of the Norwegian Championships in Kristiansand yesterday saw Ezinne Okparaebo winning the 100m in 11.70 (-0.1). Erik Tysse was first in the 5000m walk with a time of 19:08.89, while European champion, Henrik Ingebrigtsen, won his 800m heat in 1:54.72.
At the Finnish Championships in Lahti, Visa Hongisto clocked 10.54 (0.0) in the 100m and Oli-Pekka Karjalainen recorded an effort of 73.21m in the hammer.