Good news for de Zordo while Wojciechowski must prove himself | 17.07.2012
|Javelin world champion Matthias de Zordo of Germany has been
declared fit to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
"A Berlin specialist has given me the green light after a new examination, now I can use my arm again to the full and increase my training.
"Before I compete in the Olympic Games on August 8 I have a little more than three weeks to prepare and I will get there in good shape," promised de Zordo.
The last member of Poland´s Olympic team who still has to prove his fitness is pole vault world champion, Pawel Wojciechowski. Having injured himself in Oslo at the Bislett Games he will next compete on Saturday at the Kusociński Memorial in Szczecin.
Churandy Martina told Dutch media that he is aiming to do better in London than he did four years ago in Beijing where he placed 2nd in the 200m before being disqualified.
Martina is set to run the 100m, 200m and 4x100m and is determined to win a medal in at least one of those events.
Russian pole vault world record holder, Yelena Isinbayeva, is confident that she will soar to new heights at the Olympics.
Isinbayeva heads to London boosted and happy that she has regained her fighting spirit after her 2009-2011 seasons were blighted by the rare but bitter taste of defeat.
"I can say that I've regained that joyful feeling being in flight over the bar," the double Olympic champion told IOL Sport.
On Sunday, the second day of the Russian cup meet in Yerino saw Darya Klishina leap to 6.93m (+1.8) in the long jump, her season's best and fourth best jump ever. It is also the third longest jump in Russia for 2012, but it has come too late for Klishina to be part of the Olympic squad since she could finish no better than fifth in her country's Olympic trials.
Oksana Starostina set a personal best of 1.92m in the high jump and Aleksey Fedorov a windy 17.10m (+2.7) in the triple jump. Tatyana Markelova won the 800m (2:01.28) and Bogdan Pishchalnikov registered 64.82m in the discus.