A few weeks have passed since Yarisley Silva became the first woman to win three consecutive Pan-American Games pole vault titles, but the Cuban still has unfinished business – not just for this season but for 2020 and beyond.
Cuban Yarisley Silva produced the best performance of the third day of track and field at the Pan-American Games on Thursday (8), topping 4.75m to win the pole vault on another cold night at the “Estadio de la Videna” in Lima.
Home discus thrower Daniel Stahl looms large in the Bauhaus Galan posters that have been publicising Sunday’s sixth IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season in Stockholm – and home hopes for him are now soaring given the way he translated that standing into real life in Oslo on Thursday night as he dominated the world’s leading performers in his field.
Organisers of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London are dubbing the two-day event ‘Rio in a weekend’ a wave of Olympic-bound stars have been announced for the ‘Super Saturday’ of the Müller Anniversary Games at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 23 July.
World champions in three different jumping events will compete at Monaco’s Herculis meeting, the next stop on the IAAF Diamond League circuit, on 15 July.
In Rome a few days ago, one of the questions posed to Mutaz Essa Barshim was about his health and the lack of heights coming close to those he produced back in 2014, when he came within two centimetres of Javier Sotomayor’s long-standing world high jump record of 2.45m.
With the likes of Valerie Adams, Yarisley Silva, Caterine Ibarguen and Piotr Malachowski among the latest names confirmed for the Meeting International Mohammed VI, it means there will be 29 global champions past and present set to compete at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat on 22 May.
The 2016 Globen Galan indoor meeting in Stockholm has assembled an illustrious women’s pole vault field for the IAAF World Indoor Tour event on Wednesday 17 February, including Cuba’s world indoor and outdoor champion Yarisley Silva.
USA’s world decathlon champion Ashton Eaton and Cuba’s world pole vault champion Yarisley Silva were named the 2015 NACAC Athletes of the Year, the North Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) announced on Wednesday (16).