Every major international championship gold medallist since 2009 is confirmed for the women’s long jump at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 28 May, the meeting organisers of the Prefontaine Classic announced on Monday (28).
World long jump silver medallist Shara Proctor is one of five global championship medallists to have been named on the British team for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016.
Over the past four years, Shara Proctor has earned silver and bronze medals at global championships. Now the British long jumper wants to go one better.
Four medallists from last year’s IAAF World Championships will compete in the long jump at the Globen Galan, part of the IAAF World Indoor Tour, in Stockholm on 17 February.
Ten years after she got her first world title, and in somewhat different conditions to Friday on a chilly night in Helsinki, Tianna Bartoletta pulled out all the stops and flew out to a 2015 world-leading distance of 7.14m with her last just to turn bronze into gold.
After instigating a postponement of the men’s pole vault during Friday night’s lashing rain, Renaud Lavillenie made the most of the warm, still conditions to set a stadium and meeting record of 6.03m early on day two of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London on Saturday (25).
Dina Asher-Smith was one of a handful of top performers at the three-day British Championships, which concluded on Sunday (5) in Birmingham, as athletes looked to book their spot on the team for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.
Brittney Reese’s, the world’s best long jumper at present, is the latest star to headline a growing list of incredible fields on 30-31 May for the Prefontaine Classic, the first of two US legs of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League.
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.
Brittney Reese has won five successive global Long Jump titles, but for a moment here in Moscow it looked as though the defending champion wouldn’t make it out of qualifying.
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.