To have any gold medal in your trophy cabinet is rare enough, but to have the very first global one in your sport is rarer still. 24 years ago today, on 9 March 1997, Stacy Dragila soared over 4.60m to win the world indoor pole vault title in Paris, the first time the event had appeared on the women’s programme.
The third edition of the World Indoor Championships, staged 30 years ago in Seville's Palacio De Los Deportes from 8-10 March 1991, proved – in terms of records – to be the best yet.
Who can be regarded as THE all-time great of sprint hurdling?
As Black History Month in the USA draws to a close, it's important to recall Ralph Metcalfe, the Olympic legend and life-long public servant who was pivotal in its formation as the landmark observance it has grown to become.