Armand Duplantis broke the world record in the pole vault, clearing 6.17m at the Orlen Copernicus Cup in Torun, Poland, the fourth stop of the World Athletics Indoor Tour, on Saturday (8).
Andrew Pozzi whipped the British crowd into a delighted frenzy, as the local athlete stormed to a popular and frantically-tight victory in a dramatic final over the USA’s Jarrett Eaton, for Britain’s first gold medal on the men's side at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018.
Competing on the same track that will host the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 in two weeks’ time, European indoor champions Asha Philip, Laura Muir and Andrew Pozzi took victories at the two-day British Indoor Championships, which concluded on Sunday (18).
Laura Muir would be the first to agree that two out of three ain’t bad. The Briton achieved two of her three record targets at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday (18), providing the highlight of the meeting with a European indoor 1000m record.
Andrew Pozzi produced the best performance of this weekend’s British Indoor Championships in Sheffield (11-12).
Spain’s Orlando Ortega and France’s Dimitri Bascou will line up against current world leader Andy Pozzi and fellow Briton David Omoregie in the 60m hurdles at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix, an IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting, in Birmingham on 18 February.
Matthew Hudson-Smith’s third career sub-45-second performance was one of the key highlights at the three-day British Championships that concluded in Birmingham on Sunday (26).
More than usual is at stake at this year’s British Indoor Championships, coming as they are immediately before the national selectors decide on their team for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016.
Only one athlete enters the men’s 60m hurdles not having recorded a season’s best in the semifinals but it’s no surprise that the same athlete is the biggest favourite in the final: Pascal Martinot Lagarde.