It may not have been one of the Diamond Race disciplines at the Weltklasse meeting, but the women’s pole vault captivated a crowd of about 2000 people at Zurich Main Station on the eve of the first of two IAAF Diamond League finals on Wednesday (31).
Katarina Johnson-Thompson has set her sights on the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland, next month after a spectacular weekend at the British Athletics Indoor Championships in Sheffield where she broke the national high jump record on Saturday (8) and added a championship record to win the long jump on Sunday (9).
Tiffany Porter, Holly Bleasdale, Jenny Meadows and Shara Proctor have all confirmed that they will compete at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow International Match on 25 January.
USA’s London 2012 Olympic champion Jenn Suhr and Great Britain’s 2013 European indoor champion Holly Bleasdale are looking to take the women’s Pole Vault to new heights this summer in the IAAF Diamond League.
A slew of world and European leads and a spectacular success for the host nation in the women’s 1500m lit up a thrilling second day of action at the 32nd European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden.
It’s just over six months since Mo Farah completed his historic distance-double at the Olympic Games in London, six months in which the British star has been appropriately fêted, lauded, awarded and celebrated in his home country.
With none of the country’s three London 2012 Olympic Games champions in action, it was two vertical jumpers who flew highest at the UK Indoor Championships at Sheffield’s EIS Arena on Saturday and Sunday (9/10).
Great Britain’s Holly Bleasdale soared to the top of the 2013 Pole Vault world list with a clearance of 4.77m at the British Athletics European Trials and UK Championships in Sheffield on Saturday (9).
The vertical jumps provided the highlights of the Russian Winter meeting, an IAAF Indoor Permit Meeting, with high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim clearing 2.37m and pole vaulter Holly Bleasdale going over 4.75m in Moscow on Sunday (3).
4 December 2012 – Birmingham – Three of Britain’s Olympic finalists have confirmed their participation in the Birmingham and Glasgow indoor legs of the world-class 2013 British Athletics Series.