The list of athletes in indoor rallies is growing
More and more athletes are confirming their presence at the big international indoor rallies that will follow in the near future.
of Angeliki Magana
The indoor season has already started and the big international rallies will soon take place. Even more athletes have confirmed their participation in some of them, with the aim of course of testing their abilities in view of the world indoor in Belgrade. The rallies in Banska-Bistrica and Ostrava in February will attract interest with big names having confirmed their participation.
In Birmingham (gold meeting) on February 19, the American Grand Holloway, holder of the world record in the 60m hurdles (7.29) and silver medalist of Tokyo in the 110m hurdles will face the world indoor champion, Andrew Pozzi from.
The Czech gala in Ostrava on February 3 (Silver meeting) will welcome great athletes. The Swiss, Aila del Ponte, European champion in the 60m indoor in 2021 in Torun and holder of the national record, will seek to get her first victory in this rally coming face to face with the Dutch Jamil Samuel, bronze in Torujo and Toro of the record Klara Seidlova. Jan Volko from Slovakia, gold in the European indoor in 2019 will compete in the 60m and 200m. In the 200m, the Spaniard, Bruno Ortelano, European champion in 2016, will be waiting for him. Wiki. In the women, the Czech Republic, Marketa Stolova, Slovakia, Stanislava Skvarkova and the American Tezirika Robinson will compete in the 60m hurdles.
In the city of Banska-Bistrica in Slovakia on February 15, (Silver meeting) the height competition will take place with several athletes having already confirmed their presence. American jumper Juan Harrison, who has appeared in two finals in Tokyo, height and length, will participate for the first time in his career in a European rally. Also will be the German Mateusz Przibilko, European champion in 2018, the holder of the Mexican record, Edgar Rivera, and the Swiss Loik Gus, who also has the national record, the winner of the 2020 meeting, Luis Zagias from Cuba and the final , Shelby McGuinness, USA. In the women’s event, Lithuanian Irene Palsaite, European Indoor Champion in 2017, is expected to compete with Italian Alessia Trost, bronze in the World Indoor Championship in 2018. Also present will be 22-year-old Swede Maia Nilsson, who reached the final and the two in Tokyo. Australians, Nicola McDermott, silver in Tokyo and Eleanor Patterson, who took 5th place.
At the gold meeting in Karlsruhe, Germany, on January 28, the Filipino javelin thrower, Ernest John Obienna, holder of the Asian record and finalist of Tokyo, will compete, after the successful operation on his knee.
The Italian Larissa Iapicino and Andrea Dalavale, European champions K20 and K23 respectively, will star in the rally in Ancona on January 16.
Yesterday, Czech athletes took part in a rally in the city of Jablonec, with Klara Seidlova, the national record holder, running the 60m at 7.47. Decathlete Giri Sikora, European champion K23 in 2017, did 8.04 in the 60m hurdles and 14.61m shot put while Francisek Dubek, world champion in K20, set an individual record in the hurdles, 8.33 and passed the 4.30m in the close range.