OREANDA-NEWS. February 17, 2012. At the BIGBANK Gold League on Thursday, 9 February, at the University of Tartu Sports Hall, Lembi Vaher set a new Estonian record in womens pole vault and Tiina Tikk surprised everyone by clearing 4 meters for the first time. In the 400 metre dash, Rasmus Magi renewed the Estonian seasons best.

The winner of womens pole vault was Lembi Vaher (4.16), whose result earned her a 1000-euro record award from BIGBANK. Russian Tatyana Stetsuk came second with 4.01. Tiina Tikk, who renewed her personal best twice and eventually took it to 4.01, therefore joining the four-meters-club, came third. Reena Koll cleared only 3.71.

Rasmus Magi renewed this season's Estonian best in the 400 metre dash and won with 47,38. The second and third place went to Ukrainians Volodymyr Burakov (48,26) and Oleksiy Ryemyen (48,59).

In men's 60 metre run, the fastest time 6.66 was shown by the sprinter Antoine Adams from St. Kitts and Nevis. The second was Russian Aleksandr Shpayer (6.71) and the third Latvian Elvijs Misans (6,82). The winner of the 60 metres hurdles was Latvian Stanislav Olijars with 7,76. The time of his compatriot Maris Grenins was 8.12. German decathlete Pascal Behrenbuch (8.15) came third.

In the men's 1500 metre run, a double victory went to Ukrainians Volodymyr Kyts (3.45,22) and Stanislav Maslov (3.46,83). Roman Fosti came third with 3.48,72.

Latvian Elvijs Misans won the mens long jump with 7.87 - a new record of the University of Tartu Sports Hall. Tyrone Smith (7.82) from Bermuda came second and Tonis Sahk, who had his opening start of the season, came third with 7.53. The best in men's high jump was Karl Lumi, who cleared 2.14, the second was Latvian Normunds Pupols (2.10) and the third was Indrek Kalvet (2.05). The first and third place in triple jump went to Lithuanian athletes Mantas Dilys (16.13) and Andrius Gricevivius (15.57). Igor Syunin came second with 16.09.

The double victory in shot put went to Denmark. Kim Christensen's shot flew to 18.79, Nick Petersens result was 17.78. Kaupo Valb (17.65) came third.

The winner of womens 60 metres hurdles was Sonata Tamosaityte with the new Lithuanian national record of 8.10. Russian Viktoriya Gappova (8.32) finished second. Latvian Aiga Grabuste, who in the finals finished third with 8.55, improved her personal best to 8.48 in the qualifications. The winner of the 60 metre sprint was Lithuanian Lina Grincikaite with 7.32, Tameka Williams (7.32) representing St. Kitts and Nevis came second and Russian Yekaterina Butusova (7.38) third.

Patricia Hall won the 400 metre dash. Her time 51,92 is the new seasons best of the Jamaican. Leader of the world season ranking chart Vania Stambolova (52,54) from Belarus had to settle with the second place. Russian Lilyja Molgacheva  came third with 53,81. The winner of the womens 1500 metre run was Latvian Polina Jelizarova with 4.20,11 the new record of the sports hall. Belarusian Darya Barysevich came second with 4.20,24 and Merill Magi (4.47,88) third.

The winner of womens high jump was Anna Iljustsenko with only 1.90. Teele Palumaa (1.75) came second and Madara Onuzane from Latvia came third with the same result. The best result in triple jump was achieved by Ukrainian Hanna Knyazheva (13.80). The second place went to Latvian Santa Matule (13.16) and the third to Jolanta Versecaite (12.86) from Lithuania. The double victory in long jump went to Latvian athletes Lauma Griva won with 6.35, Aiga Grabuste (6.19) came second. Lithuanian Asta Dauksaite jumped 6.05 and that gave her the third place.

BIGBANK Gold League is the most reputable athletics competition series in the Baltics, named after its sponsor BIGBANK AS a credit institution based on Estonian capital. In 6 years, BIGBANK AS has supported sports through athletics with approximately 400,000 euros, and as an Estonian company, contributed to the development of the countrys athletes by offering them competitions with motivating competitors and awarding the best.

BIGBANK AS is a credit institution based on Estonian capital that has branches in Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Spain and offers cross-border services in Germany, Austria and Netherlands.

The next BIGBANK Gold League event will take place on 25 February at the Tallinn Sports Hall.