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Preview – 56th Ostrava Golden spike

28.6.2017 | 09:59

USAIN BOLT FOR THE LAST TIME!
The absolute top of the 56th Ostrava Golden Spike is the farewell start of the most significant athletic personality in the world of the past year Usain Bolt at the 100m.

FARAH AT 10K

The best long distance runner of the recent years Mo Farah will run his last 10k of his career at the meeting. From 2018, he turns to the road runs only. He will attack the world leading mark.

VAN NIEKERK´S PLAN TO BEAT BOLT

The Rio sensation and the world record holder Wayde Van Niekerk returns to Ostrava to attack the Bolt´s meeting record 30.97 at 300m.

RUDISHA´S DEBUT

World record holder and double Olympic winner at 800m David Rudisha will offer his first run at the 1000m distance. Holuša and Sasinek think of the Czech record.

CZECH – GERMAN DUEL IN JAVELIN

The innovative concept of the javelin throw as a duel of four domestic and four German javelin throwers, the Olympic champion Thomas Rohler and the Diamond League winner Jakub Vadlejch, captains are the 1972 Olympic winner Klaus Wolfermann and the world record holder Jan Zelezny.

COMEBACK OF TAMBERI

The main topic of the men´s high jump competition is the emotional return of Gianmarco Tamberi after two operations. The favorite is Bulgarian Ivanov with 230 last weekend. The Olympic winner Drouin has dropped out at the last moment for the Achilles injury.

DUTKIEWICZ UNBEATEN

From the European perspective, German Pamela Dutkiewicz's is a clear leader at 100m hurdles with 12.61 as the best performance of this European season. She has won all her current season starts.

AFRICAN RECORD ATTACK

Ethiopian Gudaf Tsegay and Moroccan Rababe Arafi have personal records sub 4:02. The organizers also prepared an attempt to overcome the record of the meeting 4: 03.74 from 2004 with the help of pacemakers. There are two pacemakers for the appropriate pace. Kristina Mäki and home Simona Vrzalová think of the limit on the World Championships.

FAVOURITE AT 200M

Marie Josee Ta Lou from Côte d'Ivoire as the Olympic and world championships finalist is the main favorite of Slanina memorial at 200m. In Rio, she was twice the fourth. An interesting thing is the start of four home sprinters - who will be the best?

OPEN HURDLES

The debut in the season for Petr Svoboda as well as the open situation in connection with the victory, are the main topics. South African Alkana is a continental record holder, Darien ran out 13.20, Trajkovic won European championships in 13.31. Even Baji and Czykier have improved this season.

TAYLOR FOR THE RECORD

The Olympic winner Christian Taylor has strong memories in Ostrava after he achieved his first major international triumphs at the World Youth Championship in 2007. Now, he comes with the ambition to improve his own record of meeting 17.52 from the rainy year 2015.

KIPRUTO IS BACK

Olympic winner Conseslus Kipruto returns as the world's number one, both current and last year. He should try to break the meeting record from 2011 by Koech 8: 02.55.

STANĚK AGAINST THE POLES

The Czech record holder and the leader of the European rankings this year Tomáš Staněk has a strong opponents against him. The organisers believe that he can attack the meeting record of 21.77.

SIDOROVOVÁ FOR AN INDEPENDENT TRIUMPH

The 2014 European Champion of Russia Anzhelika Sidorova comes as an independent athlete with the season best of 475cm. But the new South African champion Peinad, Canadian record holder Newman and the next strong Russian Mulina are also in the start list. The complete Czech top field is not missing with Maláčová, the victory defender Ptáčníková and the junior talent Švábiková.

INFORMATION ABOUT ORGANISATION

Let´s prepare a special farewell event for Usain Bolt. Wait until the very end of the meeting and arrive with a time reserve before the meeting. There will be safety controls before the entrance..
Some event start already at 17:00 on Wednesday so we look forward that the crowds will be ready to support all events.

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