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Murielle Ahoure, Ivory Coast. 200 meters, 2013 World Championships, Moscow, Russia.

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IVORIAN HERO: Murielle Ahoure of Côte d’Ivoire celebrates winning second place in the women’s 100m final on Monday. Picture: REUTERS

Ivorian sprinter chasing second medal, in 200m

BY PIRATE IRWIN, AUGUST 15 2013, 09:14

MOSCOW — Côte d’Ivoire’s Murielle Ahoure made history on Monday in becoming the first African woman sprinter to win a medal in the history of the World Athletics Championships in the 100m.

The 25-year-old — the daughter of Gen Mathias Doue, a former chief of staff of the Ivorian army until he was sacked in 2004 by former president Laurent Gbagbo — is keen to add another chapter of history by becoming the first African woman to win a medal in the 200m.

Those heats begin on Thursday, with the final on Friday.

Ahoure, who reached both the 100m and 200m finals at the 2012 Olympics in London, showed in relegating defending world champion Carmelita Jeter into third place in the 100m that she has the mental strength to cope with major finals. Even before the final, her status in Côte d’Ivoire was assuming big proportions, rivalling that of the national football team and their iconic striker, Didier Drogba.

"Am I as well known as the national football team? Yes I am. They (the people) call me the ‘female Drogba’ in terms of being a sporting star … not much pressure there then!" laughed the engaging law graduate.

"When I won world indoor silver in Istanbul last year I returned to Côte d’Ivoire and I couldn’t believe my eyes as there was a huge crowd to greet me at the airport. It was crazy!"

Ahoure has remained very much an Ivorian despite a bohemian lifestyle from an early age which saw her sent to France aged three and then on to the US, where she was educated.

Indeed, one of her ambitions is to be a role model to other African athletes and to stop them from moving abroad and accepting payment to change nationality and run for other, usually rich, countries such as Qatar.

"This medal was for the Côte d’Ivoire, no other country," said Ahoure, who has five siblings.

"I think it is sad so many African athletes feel it is necessary to move abroad and run for other countries.

"At the same time I understand as they have to make a living and an athlete’s life is a precarious one. One lives with the ever-present fear of injury, which can end your career."

While Ahoure is grateful to the US for having provided her with an education, and with her future career assured as a lawyer, she said she wants her exploits on the track to persuade other Africans to follow her example.

"I hope that I can serve to be an inspiration to other African athletes and inspire other young Africans to take up athletics," Ahoure said.

"The pride I feel when I put on the national team vest is huge and I repay their faith in me by putting the Côte d’Ivoire on the athletics map. This too could be the reward for other African athletes," she said.



WOMEN’S MONTH SPORTS: Ivorian sprinter Muriel Ahoure came in second, behind Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, in the women’s 100m race at the IAAF Championships securing Ivory Coast’s first and only medal so far in the tournament.

ETA: Finishing with a time of 10.93, Ahoure is the first African woman to win a World Championships medal in the blue-ribbon event.

Watch the race here.

AUGUST: Celebrating African Women

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Murielle Ahouré (born 23 August 1987) is an Ivorian sprinter who specializes in the 100 and 200 metres. She got silver medal at 60 metres event at 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in IstanbulTurkey.[1]She was the 2009 NCAA Indoor Champion at 200 metres while running for the University of Miami. Ahouré’s personal best at 100 m is 11.00 (Rome, 2012) and in 200 m 22.78 (2009).[1] She holds Ivorian record in 100 metres outdoor and African record in 200 metres indoor.

Source : wiki




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Mo Farah’s ear-busting 3000m victory may have been the meeting’s grand finale but it was four women who stole the show at the British Athletics Grand Prix in Birmingham, an IAAF Indoor Permit Meeting, this afternoon (Saturday).

Best of all was Murielle Ahouré who posted the seventh quickest time ever as she shot to victory the women’s 60m in 6.99, one of four world leads at the National Indoor Arena.

The Ivory Coast sprinter sliced a hundredth from the time she set in Houston last month to break the UK all-comers’ record for a second time in the afternoon, while Genzebe Dibaba and Olha Saladuha extended their own leads at the top of the 1500m and triple jump lists, and Natasha Hastings went under 51 seconds in the 400m.

All the pre-race publicity in the women’s 60m was about Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and world champion Carmelita Jeter. But Ahouré was in dominant form, blasting away to cross the line a full tenth ahead of the Jamaican.

Fraser-Pryce just outdipped Barbara Pierre of USA for second on her first indoor appearance, while World 100m champion Carmelita Jeter could only finish fourth in 7.18.

“That’s very cool, a boost of confidence to go out there and run against great competition and beat them,” said Ahouré. “It’s so exciting to go out there and run fast like this, it means my 100m is going to be amazing.”

Ahouré made her intentions clear in the semi-finals when she sped to 7.03, eclipsing Gail Devers’ 14-year-old stadium record. Fraser-Pryce eased off to win her semi comfortably in 7.19 before going a tenth quicker in the final.

“It was a good experience,” she said. “I’m looking forward to many more indoor races. I don’t have any more planned this year – the world title is my aim.”

More on the story.

Dasaolu, Ujah light up Indoor Grand Prix

A total of 14 Olympic and 33 world medalists are set to compete at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix as top athletics action returns to Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena on Saturday, Athletics Weekly says.

European 100m champion James Dasaolu, world indoor champion Richard Kilty and recently-crowned British champion Chijindu Ujah are due to be joined by world leader Kim Collins – fresh from his 6.47 lifetime best in Lodz on Tuesday – in the 60m, while Ivory Coast’s two-time world indoor silver medallist Murielle Ahoure is set to contest the women’s event along with USA’s Olympic relay gold medallist Carmelita Jeter and British champion Dina Asher-Smith.

Also among the big names in action is Mo Farah, who was involved in a Twitter spat on Tuesday evening after fellow British athlete Andy Vernon made a comment on the social networking website about the 2 miles field the double Olympic, world and European champion is set to face in Birmingham.

Farah’s rivals on Saturday are due to include USA’s 40-year-old two-time world indoor 3000m champion Bernard Lagat and Ethiopia’s world junior 5000m champion Yomif Kejelcha. After the publication of the potential 2 miles field, Vernon – who won two European medals over 5000m and 10,000m behind Farah in Zurich last summer, tweeted: “Another stellar field against @Mo_Farah on home turf this weekend at Birmingham. #joke.”

And That’s The Gist

(via The Punch)

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