Friday, August 9, 2013

List of missing stars so far as of coundown 1 day to the World Championships Moscow 2013

Among the list of missing elite athletes who will not be competing in the 14th IAAF World Championships  Moscow 2013 Aug 10 to 18 so far are :

Tyson Gay (USA) - 2007 World champion 100m 200m - drug test
Afasa Powell (JAM) - ex WR holder 100m - did not qualify - drug test
Yohan Blake (JAM) - reigning 100m World champion - hamstring injury
David Rudisha (KEN) - reigning 800m World champion - knee injury
Blanka Vlasic (CRO) - 2007 2009 World HJ champion - old injury
Jessica Ennis-Hill (GBR) - Olympic heptathlon champion - injury
Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM) - reigning 200m World champion - positive drug test
Sanya Richards-Ross (USA) - 400m 2009 World champion, 2012 Olympic champion - injury
Liu Xiang (CHN) - 110mH ex WR holder 2007 World champion, 2004 Olympic champion - injury
Dayron Robles (CUB) - ex 110mH WR holder, 2008 Olympic champion - banned by Cuba
Asli Alptekin (TUR) - London Olympic 1500m champion - life-ban on 2nd drug test
Walter Dix (USA) - 2011 Daegu Worlds 100m n 200m silver medallist - injury
Sherone Simpson (JAM) - 2008 100m Olympic silver medallist - drug test
Nijel Amos (BOT) - London Olympic 800m Silver medalist - injury
Tatyana Chernova (RUS) - reigning heptathlon World champion - injury
Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN) - reigning 5000m n 10,000m World champion - extended break
Phillips Idowu (GBR) - 2009 Triple Jump World champion - extended break
Barbora Spotakova (CZE) - Javelin reigning WR holder, 2008 2012 Olympic champion - maternity leave
Li Yanfeng (CHN) - Reigning Women discus World champion - injury

Yuliya Zaripova (RUS) - reigning 3000m S.C. Olympic and World champion - injury 
Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) - reigning 5000m and 10,000m WR and OR holder, 4th fastest 10,000m runner this year

Also notable missing elite Kenyan marathon runners :
Abel Kirui (double World champion 2009, 2011) - injury
Wilson Kipsang (2nd fastest marathon runner IAAF all time) - to focus on other races
[absentees - WR holder Patrick Makau 2011Berlin, Geoffrey Mutai and Moses Mosop who ran the fastest and 2nd fastest marathon ever in 2011 Boson respectively, Dennis Kimetto, and Emmanuel Mutai]

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