18. 05. 2021 | 16:06
The legend of the world women's sprint of the Netherlands, Dafne Schippers, ran twice in Ostrava and won twice. The two-time world champion will undoubtedly try to win the third crystal trophy this year. She is the only one in the 200 m starting field has a personal record of under 22 seconds. American Sha´Carri Richardson ran 22.11 this year and should be her biggest rival.
18. 05. 2021 | 15:53
The best triple jumpers of these days are coming to Ostrava Golden Spike meeting to attack the actual meeting record of 17.57m set by Christian Taylor. The double Olympic champion Taylor wants to test his shape before Tokyo and bronze from Doha 2019 Zango does not want to stay aside.
18. 05. 2021 | 15:10
Ugandan long-distance runner and 2019 world champion in the 10,000 m. Joshua Cheptegei is the tenth man in history to hold the 5,000 m and 10,000 m world records concurrently, both set in 2020. Silver from the 2017 World Championships in London. He competes in Ostrava for the first time.
18. 05. 2021 | 14:39
The world's best pole vaulter of today, Mondo Duplantis, will perform at the Ostrava Golden Spike for the first time in his career. He has already jumped 590 centimetres this season, but all fans believe that he will attack six meters in Ostrava. He has more than a great company here. It is the American record holder Sam Kendricks, who already knows the meeting in Ostrava very well.
17. 05. 2021 | 15:20
The Olympic winner from London 2012 and world champion from Daegu 2011 Kirani James was one of the first athletes to present his goals for this year's Ostrava Golden Spike. The great 400 m runner is looking forward to the race, regardless of the rainy weather. His goal is to win.
12. 05. 2021 | 22:40
For the 60th Ostrava Golden Spike meet (WACT Gold) on May 19, 10% of spectators capacity was approved. That means apart of worldwide television users, some 1500 spectators will be able to follow the meet in-person. The latest announcement confirms top triple jump duel of meet record holder legendary Christian Taylor in triple jump against World indoor record holder Fabrice Zango Hugues who just last weekend achieved 17.40 World lead. In men´s shot put local star and fresh European indoor champion from March Tomas Stanek will face the other two competitors from Torun podium, Poland´s Michal Haratyk and Croatian Filip Mihaljevic.
06. 05. 2021 | 21:00
Mondo Duplantis to debut in Czech Republic
The jubilee 60th Ostrava Golden Spike on May 19 will offer the best that is currently in world athletics, the flying Armand Mondo Duplantis, world recorder inside and outside. He will have its premiere in the Czech Republic. He was named World Athlete of the Year by the International Federation last year. If the conditions are right, we could see the first six-meter jump in the history of the meeting.
29. 04. 2021 | 14:06
Two World champions from Doha also confirmed their participation. In men´s pole vault Sam Kendricks who is also the meet record holder with 593 in 2019. Doha gold medalist in the 1500 m Timothy Cheruiyot is entered in the 800 m. Here the meet record is 1:43.24 by Wilfried Bungei from 2003. His best is 1:43.11 from 2019.
Hammer legend Anita Wlodarczyk is also confirmed on her come back path after knee surgery.
From Czech stars confirmed are Pavel Maslak for 400 m, Jakub Holuša and Filip Sasinek in the 1500 m, Radek Juška in long jump and Simona Vrzalova in the 1500 m who is from local SSK Vitkovice club.
The meet recieved the exemption from ministry of health to stage the meet in current situation. Discussions about possible spectators are still beeing held.
More top names are planned to be announced at a press conference on May 6 in Ostrava Stadium.
28. 04. 2021 | 11:30
After throwing a world lead of 91.50m in Offenburg on Saturday, Johannes Vetter confirmed his participation at the 60th Ostrava Golden Spike Meeting on May 19. It is special possibility to try for good mark before the eyes of the meeting director and World record holder Jan Zelezny. "I have seldom felt as good after a competition as I did this time. That means the body has adapted well to the stresses and strains of training," he said after the competition. Vetter looks ahead of Ostrava: "Im very much looking forward to Ostrava and meet Zelezny again," said Vetter. Before he will still compete in Split early May at European Throwing Cup. He competed so far once at Golden Spike, was second back in 2017 with 87.88.
17. 03. 2021 | 10:25
With regard to current state of the epidemiologic situation in the world the organizers of the Ostrava Golde Spike 2021 kindly ask their supporters and fans for patience concerning the start of the ticket sale. All informations on tickets sale date and numbers of possible tickets for sale will be announced at the beginning of April.
08. 01. 2021 | 12:06
World Athletics inaugurated its Continental Tour in 2020, a series designed to showcase the world's best one-day meetings outside the Diamond League. While its roll-out wasn't quite as envisioned when it was announced last November, the series nonetheless illustrated how the sport, its organisers and athletes managed to adapt to and overcome the tremendous challenges, road blocks and disruptions that the global Covid-19 pandemic threw in its path.
11. 12. 2020 | 13:45
Ostrava Golden Spike meeting director and javelin World record holder Jan Zelezny in relation to WACT Gold calendar 2021 publication said: "Im really looking forward to jubilee 60thn edition of Golden Spike, it will be on May 19 the first bigger meet in Europe in the summer season 2021. We are happy and proud to be part of WA Continental Tour Gold series also next year. Our event will be prepared as one of the top possibilities to achieve Olympic standards or valuable World Ranking points for Czech elite and all other international athletes. This year despite the difficulties we were able to stage one of the best meetings on the circuit and ended in top 3 in the scoring. Im sure that despite the early date top athletes will be already in shape specially due to the Olympic qualification. So Im not worried about the possible quality. But of course we only can hope that also the situation with pandemic and restrictions will be in decline by May next year."
The events for the meeting will be announced at a later stage.
09. 09. 2020 | 08:08
Impressive victories by Jacob Kiplimo, Ryan Crouser, Christian Taylor and Faith Kipyegon produced the key highlights at the Golden Spike, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Tuesday (8).
08. 09. 2020 | 10:23
Soon, he will celebrate his 20th birthday and he already belongs to the most shining stars of the athletic world. The Norwegian athlete Jakob Ingebrigsten was the last major name announced by the Ostrava Golden Spike organisers as the latest addition to the start lists. The double European champion from Berlin 2018 will run the 1500m.
07. 09. 2020 | 17:51
To have the pole vaulters Sam Kendricks and Renaud Lavillenie at the meeting is a dream of the organizers of the biggest events in the world. In Ostrava, spectators will see them both on Tuesday. It will for sure be one of the tops of the Golden Spike. And moreover, Sam Kendricks celebrates his 28th birthday today.
07. 09. 2020 | 17:10
The record of Golden Spike in shot-put is 22.27 metres. On Tuesday evening, this record held by Tomas Walsh from New Zealand will be attacked. Spectators will be able to watch performance of brilliant American shot-putter Ryan Crouser. He already threw as far as 22.91 metres this year. Also the record of 68.06 metres in discus throw held by Delis from Cuba can be a history tomorrow. Daniel Stahl from Sweden threw over 70 metres this year already.
07. 09. 2020 | 16:56
Norwegian star Karsten Warholm wants to break the world record, which is still held by American Kevin Young from 1992 Olympics in Barcelona with time 46,78. Lately at a meeting in Stockholm, Warholm was only 0.9 seconds slower and set the new European record with time 46,87. He came to Ostrava in an extraordinary shape by thy private jet.
07. 09. 2020 | 16:06
Double world champion Dafne Schippers from the Netherlands did not find a conqueror two years ago at Golden Spike. But it was her favourite 200m run. This time, untraditional 150m sprint is awaiting her, but she will for sure be one of the favourites. Sifan Hassan from the Netherlands broke the world record in 1 hour race last weekend. In Ostrava she will run 5000m and wants to break her personal record.
06. 09. 2020 | 19:01
The main star of Ostrava Golden Spike, Karsten Warholm, arrived in a good mood at Ostrava Airport on Sunday afternoon. His discipline 400 m Hurdles, where he attacked the world record in the last starts, will be the last in the program of the 59th edition of the meeting at 20.35 h as the absolute climax of the race. "I feel in great shape. Everything is working so far, we had a great flight. The weather is also improving. I will try to improve my best again. I heard that there will also be spectators and that makes me even happier, "he said after his arrival. On Sunday, he wants to see the stadium, which he knows from the 2018 Continental Cup, but will have his debut at the meet. On Monday, he will have a training session and a meeting with the media.
04. 09. 2020 | 10:00
SEPTEMBER 8 (Tuesday), 2020, Ostrava city stadium
02. 09. 2020 | 13:35
One of the most followed persons in World of Athletics currently, Norwegian World champion at 400 m hurdles confirmed his participation at Ostrava Golden Spike on September 8. Recently in Stockholm he missed the World record of Kevin Young only by 0.09 and wants also in Ostrava Stadium attack the best possible time.
27. 08. 2020 | 07:23
Meet director, legendary javelin thrower, Jan Zelezny announced latest top names for the 59th edition of Ostrava Golden Spike (WACT Gold). On September 8 in shot put Olympic winner Ryan Crouser will test his special shape in Europe. Triple jump will bring the duel of current top three names, Christian Taylor against African record holder Fabrice Zango Hugues and another 18+ jumper Pedro Pablo Pichardo.
20. 08. 2020 | 11:00
On Wednesday 19th August, two international athletic meetings took place, where it was interesting to follow the performances of the athletes expected in Ostrava. In Bydgoszcz, Poland, the Irena Szewinska Memorial, the 1500m was won by Jemma Reeki in 4:09.01. The men´s shot put victory went to Mihal Haratyk with 21.61m ahead of Filip Mihailevic (21.35). Swiss Ajla Del Ponte, who will run 150m in Ostrava, won the women´s 100m in meeting record 11.18. Matthew Ramsden of Australia preparing for 1500m in Ostrava won the 2000m in great 4:55.44, while Filip Sasínek (also scheduled for 1500m at GS) finished third improving the Czech record to 4:57.60. The world champion Sam Kendricks, who triumphed in the pole vault with 580cm, prepares his comeback to Ostrava in the role of the meeting record holder, when he jumped 593 last year.
12. 08. 2020 | 19:04
World 1500m and 10,000m champion Sifan Hassan will race over 5000m at the Golden Spike in Ostrava on 8 September (WACT Gold). Hassan could challenge the meeting record of 14:30.18 set by Meseret Defar in 2007. European 1500m champion Laura Muir and double European U23 champion Jemma Reekie are also confirmed for the 800m and 1500m respectively. Reekie will face Poland's Sofia Ennaoui and top Czech Simona Vrzalova in the 1500m. Muir will run against top Czech Diana Mezulianikova and best Slovak Gabriela Gajanova.
06. 08. 2020 | 15:10
One month before the 59th Ostrava Golden Spike meeting, the organisers continue their hard work with the preparation of this year´s event, which will be the part of the new World Athletics Continental Tour Gold for the first time on 8th September 2020. The whole Tour starts on 11th September in Turku, Finland, with the Paavo Nurmi Games.