2011년 7월 31일 일요일

Watching point - 1. Short but electrifying event : 100m sprint



Currently, Usain Bolt is second to non in 100m and also has world record of 200m but other sprinters like Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell are not pushover. 


Tyson Gay is the winner of IAAF World Championships Osaka 2007 with personal best record of 9.69 seconds which is behind little bit bolt’s one. 

Asafa Powell also achieved world’s records twice before bolt’s appearance. He’s personal best record is 9.72 seconds. 


Will Usain bolt win the gold medal by breaking world’s record easily or turnabout will come out that nobody expected? 

What will happen in women’s 100m? 


Jamaican women sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser won gold medal and Kerron Stewart got silver medal in the 12th IAAF World Championships Berlin. 


Living women sprinter who has the fastest record is Jeter Carmelita from the United States. 


We can’t tell women’s 100m without her. She achieved the second best record of 10.64s in women’s 100m in history and she got gold medal in Daegu Pre-Championship Meeting. 

The 100m event, which has the most short event time within 10 seconds. 

We can not take our eyes off for a moment. Sprinters are training very hard to run fastest within 10 seconds and some will get the glory of win and some will suffer a defeat after those time. 

Hope you watch the electrifying moments of victory with your eyes lively in IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011.

2011년 7월 29일 금요일

Three Featured Events held in Korea

IAAF World Championships, Daegu 2011


World Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations and held every two years. The upcoming event will be held in the city of Daegu. 


*Event title : IAAF World Championships, Daegu 2011
*Date : August 27 ~ September 4, 2011 (9 days)
*Event size : 212 countries, 6,000 athletes (plus 3,500 officers and
                  2,500 reporters) 47 events (24 for male, 23 for female)
*Location : Daegu Stadium



Watch the race of your dreams with cars driven by the world’s best drivers at speeds topping 320km/hour. The track is located in the pristine setting of Jeollanam-do Province so be sure to get out an explore the area as well!


Event title : 2011 Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix
Duration   : Fri, Oct 14- Sun, Oct 16, 2011 (over 3 days)
Place        : Korean International Circuit (Yeongam, Jeollanamdo Province)
Expected Spectators : Roughly 200,000 (over 3 days)



A World Fair with a focus balancing the preservation of ocean and coastal areas with economic development.



Duration : Held over 3 months from May 12 to August 12, 2012
Location : Sujeong-dong, Yeosu New Port and Deokchung-dong
                area,Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province)

2011년 7월 27일 수요일

The IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 Cultural Programmes



During the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011, a large variety of cultural events are being planned. 


1. Welcome Night 


The Welcome Night will be a celebration for the successful hosting of the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011. Daegu citizen and official participants of Championships will be invited to attend the festivities.


Date : 26 August 2011
Time : 19:20 ~ 22:00
Venue : Duryu Park


Major Activities : Acrobatic performances and interaction with Official Mascot ‘Sarbi’/ Spectacular Fireworks at Park and the iconic Woobang Tower/ Performances by popular Korean Idols/ Introduction of athletics stars


Image Source: Chinatourguide


2. Opening Ceremony 


The Opening Ceremony is a celebration of the opening of the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011. 


Date : 27 August 2011
Time : 18:30 ~ 19:45
Venue : Daegu Stadium


Major Activities
Marching in of IAAF Member Federations’ flags/
Classical performances by renowned Korean artistes/ 
Official Song by popular Korean singers Insooni and Gak Huh




Image Source: MBC
3. Closing Ceremony 


The Closing Ceremony should be a festivity where all athletes, officials and Daegu citizens gather together to create a memorable closure befitting the prestige of the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011.


Date : 4 September 2011
Time : 21:10 ~ 21:40
Venue : Daegu Stadium


Major Activities :  
Highlights of best Championships moments/
Awards Ceremony (To be confirmed)/
Handover of IAAF Flag to Moscow 2013/
Video presentation by Moscow 2013


Image Source: Xinhua/Chen Kai 


4. Loop Festival 


The Loop Festival is an opportunity for Daegu citizens to cheer for the athletes during the road races. The festival will be held in five major points along the Marathon course.


Date : 27 August 2011 (Women’s Marathon) 4 September 2011 (Men’s Marathon)
Venues: Gukchae-bosang Memorial Park, etc


Major Activities : 



2011년 7월 25일 월요일

Russian Entry Lists available for Daegu



Russian athletics federation executive committee and coaches confirmed after the national championships the team for Daegu. It is composed by 36 men and 47 women. There are no major sensations, to mention that not selected is steeple world record holder Gulnara Galkina. Some names recieved byes from the nationals (Isinbayeva, Klishina, Menkov), high jumper Yaroslav Rybakov has a wild card as title defender.


Strong walking teams were known already earlier including three reigning world champions.


Men 


400 m: Trenikhin,
4x400 m: Trenikhin, Dyldin, Alekseyev, Svechkar, Trombovetskiy, Krasnov, 
110mH: Shubenkov,
400mH: Derevyagin,
800 m: Borzakovskiy, Steeple: Farnosov,
Marathon: A. Sokolov sr., A. Sokolov jr.,
HJ: Rybakov, Dmitrik, Shustov, Ukhov,
PV: Lukyanenko, Starodubtsev,
LJ: Menkov,
TJ: Fyodorov,
SP: Sidorov,
HT: Zagorniy, Ikonnikov, Litvinov,
JT: Makarov, Ivanov, Tarabin,
Dec: Drozdov,
20 km RW: Borchin, Yemelyanov, Morozov, Kanaykin,
50 km RW: Kirdyapkin, Nizhegorodov, Yerokhin, Bakulin.


Women 


100 m: Gushchina,
200 m: Savlinis,
4x100 m: Gushchina, Savlinis, Katsura, Fedoriva, Rusakova,
400 m: Kapachinskaya, Krivoshapka,
4x400 m: Kapachinskaya, Krivoshapka, Vdovina, Zadorina, Litvinova, Firova, 
100mH: Dektyareva,
400mH: Antyukh, Churakova,
800 m: Savinova, Rusanova, Kostetskaya,
1500 m: Martynova, Syreva, Yevdokimova,
5000 m: Grechishnikova, Zadorozhnaya,
3000mSC: Zaripova, Kuzmina, Kharlamova,
Marathon: Plaksina,
HJ: Chicherova, Shkolina, Slesarenko,
PV: Isinbayeva, Feofanova,
LJ: Klishina, Zaytseva

2011년 7월 21일 목요일

Preview in the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 - Day 5



Today is the halfway of 9 days’ Championships. Only women’s 20k Race Walk final will be held in Gukchae bosang memorial park. Russian athlete Sokolova set the record of 1h25m8s in women’s 20k Race Walk.

On the day of six, R1 of men’s events like Shot Put, Long Jump, 5,000m, 4 X 400m Relay and 
Qual A&B for women’s events such as Javelin Throw, High Jump, 200m, 800m will be held in the morning session. Noteworthy athlete is American sprinter Allyson Felix in women’s 200m.
She won three consecutive championships in 2005, 2007 and 2009 IAAF World Championships.
In the qualifying round for men’s Long Jump, Korean gold medalist in Guangzhou Asian Games 2010, KIM Duck-Hyun Kim will take part in the event.

Finals for men’s High Jump, women’s Triple Jump, men’s 3,000m SC, women’s 1,500m and women and men’s Hurdle will be held in the evening session. In addition, there are also semi-finals for men’s Javelin Throw, women’s 200m and men’s 1,500m.
In men’s High Jump final, the IAAF Championship winner in 2007 and 2009, Russian Yaroslav Rybakov and Ivan Ukhov will compete for the gold medal.

Korean athlete Park Jae-Myong will participate in qualifying round for men’s Javelin Throw.

2011년 7월 20일 수요일

Preview in the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 - Day 4


In the morning session of the fourth day, two events(Long Jump, Javelin Throw) of women’s Heptathlon, men’s High Jump, women’s Triple Jump, R1 of women’s 5,000m and men’s 1,500m will be held. Evening session will start from 7 pm and finals for women’s Pole Vault, men’s Discus Throw, women’s 3,000m SC, men’s 400m and 800m will be held and the winner of women’s Heptathlon will be born.

The most high-profile event is women’s Pole Vault Yelena Isinbayeva participated in. She has current world record with 5m6cm by breaking new records 27 times till now.

The challenger against her is Jenn Suhr who has record of 4m 92cm. 

When the winner of women’s Pole Vault is decided, so called ‘martial arts in athletics’, men’s 800m event will be started. Let’s see whether the world record holder David Rudisha (with time of 1:41:01) will break new record.

The 3,000m SC final will be followed right after men’s 800m. Besides, men and women’s 400m Hurdle semi-finals and women’s 1,500m semi-final will be held on the same day.

2011년 7월 19일 화요일

Preview in the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 - Day 3






On the third day of Championships, two events(100m hurdle, High Jump) of women’s Heptathlon, R1 of men’s and women’s 400m, R1 of men’s 3,000m SC and Qual B of men’s Discus Throw will be held in the morning session.

If you visit Daegu Stadium, you could enjoy various attractions and foods as well as events and can explore shops, restaurants and supporting company booths in the market street.

Six final events will be held in the evening session from 7 pm and men’s 110m Hurdle final should be most interesting event of them. 

The first Asian short distance medalist Liu Xiang and current world record holder Dayron Robles will compete for the first place.

In addition, men’s pole vault final will be held. Let’s look forward to seeing the birth of hero who will break the world record with 6m12cm achieved by ‘human bird’ Sergey Bubka. 

Women’s 400m final will be followed after men’s Hammer Throw final and women’s Shot Put.

The last event of evening session is women’s 100m final. American sprinter Carmelita Jeter and Veronica Campbell-Brown from Jamaica will compete for the gold medal.

2011년 7월 18일 월요일

Preview in the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 - Day 2



On Aug 28 is day for men’s 100m final event to decide the world’s fastest man. 
The 100m world record holder Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell will compete for the gold.  


Evening events will start from 4:30 pm on Aug 28 and men’s 100m final will be held around 8:45pm but the result will come out within 10 seconds. And there’s also men’s semi-final event will be on 6:30 pm. On that day, women’s Long jump final, women’s discus throw final and men’s 10,000m final will be hosted and men’s decathlon will be finished. 


In the morning session, Chinese 110m hurdler Liu Xiang who is the first gold medalist as Asian will join Round one and the ‘Pretty Bird’, women pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva is expected to compete in qualifying round.


At 9 am, men’s 20k Race Walk final will be held in Gukchae Bosang Memorial Park and the best record of this event is 1h 17m 16s. Athletes have to walk 10 times round of 2km course. 

Preview in the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 - Day 1



From Aug 27 to Sep 4, the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 will be held for nine days.
On the first day of Championships, women’s marathon race starts in Daegu city and  the heroin of first gold medal will be born on that day.
The marathon course will start at Gukchae bosang memorial park not from Daegu Stadium.
This is kind of circular course which marathoners have to run around the city 3 times.
Morning events will be held in Daegu Stadium from 10 am to 1 pm.
Three events of Men’s Decathlon will be hosted and Korean silver medalist, Kunwoo Kim in Guangzhou Asian Games will participate in this event.

The opening ceremony will be held on Aug 27 at 7 pm and will tell the story about dreams and challenges of Athletics in Korea. Women’s 10,000m final will be followed after opening ceremony. The 10,000 race is one of long distance event to go round the track 25 times.
Chinese runner Wang Junxia has the current world record with 29:31.78 in 1973 and that means she had to run 100m per 18 seconds steadily during whole race.


2011년 7월 14일 목요일

Overview of Track Events

Track events are contested on a running track. They include the Sprints, Middle Distance Running, Long Distance Running, Steeplechase, Hurdles, and Relays.

Detailed events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, 10000m

The 100-meter dash is the shortest - except for the 60-meter dash, which is held in some indoor events on smaller tracks - and is the most popular of all track and field events.
The 200 and 400 meter races are the other two track and field events that can be considered sprints.



Detailed events: 110mH, 100mH, 400mH, 3000m, Steeplechase

The only other short events are hurdles events, in which the runner must leap over evenly spaced hurdles throughout the run. Men typically compete in the 110-meter high hurdles or 400-meter intermediate hurdles, while women compete in the 100 hurdles.


Detailed events: 4×100m Relays, 4×400m Relays

Those running events considered to be "middle distance" events include the 800, 1,600 (1 mile) and 3,200 (2 mile) races. The most common long distance events in track and field are the 5,000 and 10,000 meter races. There are also two "relay" events, which feature four runners each running one leg of the race. Each runner passes a baton to the next to signify the transition from one leg to another. The two most common relays are the 4x100 - 400 meters total, each athlete runs 100 meters - and the 4x400 or 1,600.

IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 Timetable of major Track Events


28 Aug 2011
20:45 100m Final [M]




29 Aug 2011
21:05 400m Final [W]




21:25 110mH Final [M]





21:45 100m Final [W]




30 Aug 2011
21:00 800m Final [M]




21:45 400m Final [M]

01 Sep 2011
21:15 400mH Final [W]
21:30 400mH Final [M]


02 Sep 2011
20:25 5000m Final [W]
20:55 200m Final [W]



21:15 4*400m Relay Final [M]


03 Sep 2011
20:15 1500m Final [M]
20:40 4*400m Relay Final [W]
21:00 100mH Final [W]
21:20 200m Final [M]


04 Sep 2011
19:40 5000m Final [M]
20:15 800m Final [W]
20:35 4*100m Relay Final [W]
21:00 4*100m Relay Final [M] 

2011년 7월 13일 수요일

Day 1-The competition timetable for the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011



Athletes from around the globe will gather in Daegu, Korea's third largest city, with less than 50 days left before the 2011 Daegu International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships. 3,822 – 2,452 athletes and 1,370 officials from 202 member federations and 213 countries – had confirmed their participation as of May 6. 


Schedule: 27 Aug 2011


Times in Korea
bold = final event
Morning Session

9:00 Marathon (Held in downtown Daegu, see day 9th) [W]
10:00 100m [M] 
10:05 Discus Throw [W]
10:35 3000m SC [W]
10:40 Pole Vault [M]
11:00 Long Jump [M]
11:25 Discus Throw [W]
11:30 100m [W]
12:05 800m [M]
12:50 Shot Put [M]
12:55 100m [M]
Evening Session



19:00 Opening Ceremony
20:00  High Jump [M]
20:05  400m [W]
20:30  Hammer Throw [M]
21:00  10,000m [W]
21:15  Long Jump [W]
21:45  100m [M]
22:00 Hammer Throw [M]
22:40  400m [M]


Introduction of the Marathon Course


This course presents the opportunity for one to feel the ‘Green’ Daegu and to enjoy the city’s downtown area.
The course starts at the Gukchae - bosang Memorial Park and passes by many of the representative attractions of Daegu is relatively smooth for the Marathon Course and will present a good chance for one to experience the lives of the Daegu citizens. Moreover, the marathoners of the 2011 Daegu IAAF World Championships will fully enjoy the fresh 

early-fall weather of South Korea.




Marathon Course


(15km × 2 lap) Gukchae - bosang Memorial Park > Cheongu Jct > Suseong Jct > Beomeo Jct > Children's Hall Jct > HwangGeum Jct > Dusan Jct > Suseong Lake Jct > Jungdong Jct > Daegu Bank Jct > Banwoldang Jct > Jungang Jct > Gukchae - bosang Memorial Park
(12.195km × 1 lap) Gukchae - bosang Memorial Park > Cheongu Jct > Suseong Jct > Beomeo Jct > Children's Hall Jct > HwangGeum Jct > Deurangil Jct > Jungdong Jct > Daegu Bank Jct > Banwoldang Jct > U-turn at Gyesan Jct > Banwoldang Jct > Jungang Jct > Gukchae - bosang Memorial Park


2011년 7월 12일 화요일

Who will come to Daegu?

Who will come to Daegu? Athletes from around the globe will gather in Daegu, Korea's third largest city, with less than 45 days left before the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011. 



Latest News on the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 


1. TT women's 4x100m qualify for Daegu 


2. Australian Olympic Committee: Relay girls qualify for worlds


3. Kirui, Kiplagat to lead Kenya marathon team at worlds


Rising Stars for the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 



*Men's 100m 
-Usain Bolt 
-Asafa Powell


*Women's 100m
-Shelly-Ann Fraser
-Carmelita Jeter


*Men's 200m
-Walter Dix
-Usain Bolt 


*Women's 200m
-Allyson Felix
-Veronica Brown


*Men's 400m
-Jeremy Wariner
-Jermaine Gonzales


*Women's 800m 
-Caster Semenya


*Men's 5000m
-Kenenisa Bekele 


*Women's 5000m 
-Tirunesh Dibaba


*Men's 110mH
-Liu Xiang 
-Dayron Robles


*Women's High Jump
-Blanka Vlašić


*Men's Long Jump 
-Dwight Phillips 


*Women's Pole Vault 
-Yelena Isinbayeva


*Women's Shot Put 
-Valerie Adams


*Men's Javelin Throw
-Andreas Thorkildsen


*Men's Marathon
-Emmanuel Mutai
-Wilson Chebet

2011년 7월 11일 월요일

Upcoming Events during IAAF World Championships in Daegu between 27 August - 4 September 2011

There are only 47 days left until the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011. 
We have a lot of exciting opportunities coming up that you may be interested in. Here’s a list of what’s coming up during the World Championships. 

1_PLAY SMART Music Festival



Rain, 2PM, CNBLUE, SEVEN, 2NE1, 4MIUTE, Psy, DJs, and Rock Band will be participating on PLAY SMART Music Festival.

          


|When| Aug 28 ~ Sep 3, 2011
|Where| Daegu City Hall Square

2_Nanta Non Verbal Performances Show




Nanta is a Korean popular non-verbal performances. Nanta is the combination of Korean traditional performance called ‘Samullnori’ and western form of performance. Instead of using various Korean traditional instruments, it uses pans, knives, and pots- objects that you can find in a kitchen- as its instruments. That is why the performance called ‘Cooking’ in English.


First staged in October 1997, Nanta has run for more than a decade, a very rare record in the history of Korean performing arts.


|When| Aug 24~28, 2011
|Where| Bongsan Cultural Center


3_Daegu International Jazz Festival






Daegu International Jazz Festival, initiated since 2008, is aiming at the urban music festival of international sense with the originative contents of local culture. A great number of musicians who are pursuing the popularity and musical perfection are appearing on the stage to present the feast of jazz and contemporary music. 


|Address| #2466-27 Namsan-dong Jung-gu, Daegu ,Daegu International Jazz Festival, 2nd Floor, Secretariat
|Contact| 053-744-5235
|Management| Daegu International Jazz Festival (DIJF) Secretariat
|WhenAug 25~28, 2011