"Memorial Sam Besch"
The winning tickets of
the 5th Memorial Sam Besch Tombola are:
0001 - 0013 - 0051 - 0053 - 0211 - 0313 - 0338 - 0369 - 0444 - 0449 - 0654 - 0675 - 0803 - 0813 - 0817 - 1134 - 1146
The winners are kindly requested to contact GS Sports in Bettembourg, rte d'Esch, Tel: +352 524 524 to get their prizes.
Some pictures of 2005 (Macromedia Flash 7 required!)
The weather conditions have been almost perfect for this year's edition of the Top Highjump. Warm, even hot weather, with mostly sun and ... yes, no rain!
After taking the third place during the German National Championships the day before, Birgit Kähler did not find into the competition, and had to leave at 1.80m. At this height all other athletes had no misses, except for Nicole Forrester, who always made it as thrilling as possible by passing the bar at the second or last attempt. Sabrina De Leeuw, Tatiana Grigoreva and Diana Lacznikova passed 1.83m, but missed three attemps at the next height.
Four jumpers passed 1.86m, amongst them Viktoriya Seryogina, who had only done two (impressive) jumps by then. She skipped 1.89. Former Heptathloner Tia Hellebaut from Belgium passed 1.89 at the second attempt, whereas Romana Dubnova and Nicole Forrester quit the competition after missing the third attempt.
Viktoriya passed both 1.92 (Tia missed) and 1.95 at the third attempt, and by doing so, she set a new meeting and stadium record, which was held by Birgit Kähler since 1998. And she got the qualification height for the World Championships! By then trying to jump 2.00m, the numerous spectators saw for the first time in Dudelange and probably Luxembourg a female highjumper attempting the magical 2m. This once again confirms the very high level the Memorial Sam Besch - Top Highjump has achieved.
|1||Viktoriya SERYOGINA (RUS)||1.95m|
|2||Tia HELLEBAUT (BEL)||1.89m|
|3||Romana DUBNOVA (CZE)||1.86m|
|4||Nicole FORRESTER (CAN)||1.86m|
|5||Diana LACZNIKOVA (SLK)||1.83m|
|Tatiana GRIGOREVA (RUS)||1.83m|
|7||Sabrina DE LEEUW (BEL)||1.83m|
|8||Birgit KÄHLER (GER)||1.75m|
|Tammy KIEFFER (LUX)||DNS|
1.70 1.75 1.80 1.83 1.86 1.89 1.92 1.95 1.98 2.00
1 Viktoriya SERYOGINA (RUS) - - o - o - xxo xxo - xxx
2 Tia HELLEBAUT (BEL) o o o o o xo xxx
3 Romana DUBNOVA (CZE) o o o o xo xxx
4 Nicole FORRESTER (CAN) - xxo xo xo xxo xxx
5 Diana LACZNIKOVA (SLK) o o o o xxx
Tatiana GRIGOREVA (RUS) o o o o xxx
7 Sabrina DE LEEUW (BEL) o o o xxo xxx
8 Birgit KÄHLER (GER) xo o xxx
Tammy KIEFFER (LUX)) DNS
The overall level of the men's competition was not quite as good as during the last editions, but it offered a very interesting battle between Oskari Frösen and Gennadiy Moroz, and it showed the best performance since Christian Rhoden's 2.30m in 2000.
Three jumpers, Valentin Dubnov (Romana's husband), Asmir Mirascic and Alio Hassano passed 2m without any problems, but did not pass 2.05m. The two entering athletes passed this height, and at 2.10 the remaining three athletes (with the best personal bests) also had started the competition. Both Jan Janku and Mark Taylor, an Australian Scottsman, passed 2.10 at the first attempt, but missed 2.15 three times, even if only slightly. Mustapha Raifak, who could not warm up properly due to a delay by a traffic jam, however had managed to have a good adrenaline-powered start into the competition at 2.05m, and he did also pass 2.15m at the second attempt.
At 2.20m, both Oskari and Gennadiy showed very nice first attempts by clearing the height. Mustapha could not do it, and he had to hand over the competition for the victory to Oskari and Gennadiy. Both passed 2.23m, Oskari missed 2.26m at the first attempt, but Gennadiy passed it with an impressive gap. In order to guard his chances to win the competition, Oskari chose to skip and move on to the next height.
The two athletes missed two times - which was the "out" for Oskari - but Gennadiy passed this height at the last attempt. Highly motivated, he wanted to try 2.33, but aborted the competition after a first missed attempt, and after feeling a slight pain in his ankle which he had undergone surgery on only 5 months ago.
|1||Gennadiy MOROZ (BLR)||2.29m|
|2||Oskari FRÖSEN (FIN)||2.23m|
|3||Mustapha RAIFAK (FRA)||2.15m|
|4||Mark TAYLOR (GBR)||2.10m|
|Jan JANKU (CZE)||2.10m|
|6||Alio HASSANO (FRA)||2.00m|
|Asmir MIRASCIC (LUX)||2.00m|
|8||Valentin DUBNOV (CZE)||2.00m|
1.85 1.90 1.95 2.00 2.05 2.10 2.15 2.20 2.23 2.26 2.29 2.31 2.33
1 Gennadiy MOROZ (BLR) - - - - - o xo o xxo o xxo - x-
2 Oskari FRÖSEN (FIN) - - - - - o o o xxo x- xx
3 Mustapha RAIFAK (FRA) - - - - xo o xo xxx
4 Mark TAYLOR (GBR) - - - - o o xxx
Jan JANKU (CZE) - - - - - o xxx
6 Alio HASSANO (FRA) - - o o xxx
Asmir MIRASCIC (LUX) - o o o xxx
8 Valentin DUBNOV (CZE) o o o xo xx-
|2005||Gennadiy Moroz (Belorussia)||2.29m||Viktoriya Seryogina (Russia)||1.95m MR|
|2004||Jesse de Lima (Brazil)||2.24m||Tatyana Novoseltseva (Russia)||1.91m|
|2003||Alexeij Kravtsov (Russia)||2.23m||Birgit Kähler (Germany)||1.88m|
|2002||Tomas Ort (Czechia)||2.26m||Maria Melova (Slovakia)||1.91m|
|2001||Tora Harris (USA)||2.24m||Alina Astafei (Germany)||1.88m|
|2000||Christian Rhoden (Germany)||2.30m||Maria Melova (Slovakia)||1.90m|
|1999||Patrick de Paepe (Belgium)||2.18m||Irčne Tiendrebeogo (Monaco)||1.92m|
|1998||Christian Rhoden (Germany)||2.32m MR||Birgit Kähler (Germany)||1.93m MR|
|Andrea Baumert (Germany)||1.78m|
|Daniela Rath (Germany)||1.83m|
|1995||Raymond Conzemius (Luxembourg)||2.22m||