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First Cypriot to win Diamond league

Postby Cap » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:59 pm

ONE of Cyprus’ most talented athletes, high jumper Kyriakos Ioannou, has won the event at the prestigious Diamond League meeting in the Norwegian capital of Oslo.

The competition, as well as nearly all of the Track and Field events, was severely disrupted by rain.

World indoor high jump champion Ivan Ukhov failed to clear his opening height of 2.15m and the event duly turned into a three-way battle between Olympic champion Andrey Silnov of Russia, world championship bronze medalist Raul Spank of Germany and world silver medalist Ioannou.

All three cleared 2.28m, but were unable to jump 2.30m.

Ioannou and Silnov then went into a jump-off, with the 26-year-old Cypriot taking the eventual victory on the countback rule.

After the first three Diamond League High Jump events, Ioannou leads the overall standings with six points after finishing second in Doha in early May and seventh at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon last week.

Spank shares second place with American Jesse Williams, both with five points, while Silnov is fourth with four.

Ioannou and Williams share the top spot when considering the highest height cleared, as they both managed to jump 2.33m in Doha.

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/sport/cyprus ... p/20110610
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Re: First Cypriot to win Diamond league

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Re: First Cypriot to win Diamond league

Postby bill cobbett » Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:29 am

Tremendous achievement by Kyriacos. Really, really well done.
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Re: First Cypriot to win Diamond league

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:44 am

Cap wrote:ONE of Cyprus’ most talented athletes, high jumper Kyriakos Ioannou, has won the event at the prestigious Diamond League meeting in the Norwegian capital of Oslo.

The competition, as well as nearly all of the Track and Field events, was severely disrupted by rain.

World indoor high jump champion Ivan Ukhov failed to clear his opening height of 2.15m and the event duly turned into a three-way battle between Olympic champion Andrey Silnov of Russia, world championship bronze medalist Raul Spank of Germany and world silver medalist Ioannou.

All three cleared 2.28m, but were unable to jump 2.30m.

Ioannou and Silnov then went into a jump-off, with the 26-year-old Cypriot taking the eventual victory on the countback rule.

After the first three Diamond League High Jump events, Ioannou leads the overall standings with six points after finishing second in Doha in early May and seventh at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon last week.

Spank shares second place with American Jesse Williams, both with five points, while Silnov is fourth with four.

Ioannou and Williams share the top spot when considering the highest height cleared, as they both managed to jump 2.33m in Doha.

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/sport/cyprus ... p/20110610

Well done! Here is to Kyriakos doing well in the Olympics in 2012
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Re: First Cypriot to win Diamond league

Postby Bananiot » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:59 am

I was listening to a sports radio station the other day. The great feat of Kyriakos was reported 7th in row, after all the football gossip and mentioning countless names that were being transferred to different teams. Well done Kyriakos.
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Re: First Cypriot to win Diamond league

Postby CBBB » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:45 am

WTF is the Diamond League, I've never heard of it?
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Re: First Cypriot to win Diamond league

Postby Cap » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:58 am

Bananiot wrote:I was listening to a sports radio station the other day. The great feat of Kyriakos was reported 7th in row, after all the football gossip and mentioning countless names that were being transferred to different teams. Well done Kyriakos.


Incredible.
You can now understand my frustration with the rugby.

Their priorities are completely one-dimensional. :roll: :roll:
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Re: First Cypriot to win Diamond league

Postby Cap » Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:04 am

In CY you need to win a World Champs or Olympic medal to get this kind of media attention.
Then, and only then does the story eclipse the soccer stuff.

Ioannou's 5 minutes of fame on CY TV.

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