The second big foreign name, which should attract spectators at the 61st Golden Spike Ostrava, is the best European of all time at the 400 m hurdles. Dutchwoman Femke Bol. At the Olympic Games in Tokyo, she won the bronze medal in the European record of 52.03. In the indoor season, she improved on the 400 m to 50.30 and for the summer she is thinking about the World and European Championships. It is the start of the season that awaits her here and with coach Laurent Meuwly they will be tested at an unconventional distance of 300 m hurdles. Bol's performance really brings the possibility of an attack on the best time of all time 38.16 by Zuzana Hejnová from Cheb 2013. Bol has already tried it once in Ostrava in 2020 and she ran the second best time in history 38.55. It is Hejnová, but also the British champion Jessie Knight and the Slovak record holder Emma Zapletalová, who will also try fast times.
Golden Spike Ostrava is known for including non-traditional events, because the best times in history on the 300 m are from our meeting. Wayde Van Niekerk 30.81 from 2017 and Shaunae Miller-Uibo 34.41 from 2019. This year, a special feature will be the women's 300 m hurdles.
The first press release of 2022 confirmed the start of the Olympic Italian high jump champion Gianmarco Tamberi.
Some time ago, the pre-sale of tickets began and the organizers believe that after two years of pandemic restrictions, the stands of the Municipal Stadium at the 61st Golden Spike Ostrava will be full again. On Tuesday, May 31, the main program awaits viewers from 5 p.m.
Golden Spike Ostrava maintains a high reputation throughout the athletic world. In 2021, 13 later individual Olympic medalists competed on it. And this year, Golden Spike's TV signal will go to 140 countries around the world.
In addition to working on the details of the Golden Spike Ostrava and finalizing its preparations, the basic rounds of the Chocolate Spike are already running. Zdeněk Stromšík took part in the role of ambassador in Vyškov and Jiří Mužík in Blansko. You can find the full program of individual rounds at www.cokoladovatretra.cz. The closest round is already on April 25 in Olomouc with the Ambassador and Olympian in the high jump Matúš Bubeník.
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