World, Olympic and European pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi will be joined at the Muller Grand Prix Birmingham by 2012 Olympic champion and world leader Jenn Suhr in heading up a stacked pole vault field at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on Sunday 18 August.
Jenn Suhr, the 2012 Olympic champion, has enjoyed a resurgence of form this season, improving her career best outdoors to 4.93m in mid-April. For this week’s edition of our ‘I love athletics because…’ series, the 36-year-old US star takes time out to explain more about her motivation and passion for vaulting.
Olympic gold medallists Matthew Centrowitz, Ekaterini Stefanidi and Jenn Suhr have confirmed their return to the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, the kick-off meeting of the 2017 IAAF World Indoor Tour, on 28 January.
No athlete in Rio will quite carry the weight of public expectation from 200 million Brazilians quite like Fabiana Murer. The host nation’s most realistic chance of an athletics gold medal in Rio, the 35-year-old veteran, however, will need to be at her absolute best up against a highly competitive field.
Jenn Suhr won her first world title in front of a sold-out crowd at the Oregon Convention Center and she did so in spectacular fashion by clearing a championship record of 4.90m.
World indoor 400m champion Pavel Maslak sharpened up for his title defence in Portland next month with a 20.78 victory over 200m at the Czech Indoor Championships on Sunday (28).
Kurt Roberts put up a world-leading shot put mark of 21.57m, a personal best, with the last attempt of the competition to provide the highlight of the field events at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston, the second IAAF World Indoor Tour event of the year, on Sunday (14).
New Balance Indoor Grand Prix seats are less expensive along the backstretch, but it’s entirely likely that the fans who snapped up tickets for there will get the best show at the second of this year’s IAAF World Indoor Tour meetings on Sunday (14).
Trayvon Bromell and Jenn Suhr radiated confidence when discussing their upcoming meeting with a group of reporters in Boston. The two will compete at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, the second event of this year's IAAF World Indoor Tour, to be held in the suburb of Roxbury on Sunday (14).
Jenn Suhr broke her own world indoor record in the pole vault on Saturday, clearing 5.03m on her third attempt at that height to add one centimetre to her previous mark from 2013.