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ISTAF with a huge starting field: five 6-meter jumpers fly in Berlin |  sports

ISTAF with a huge starting field: five 6-meter jumpers fly in Berlin | sports

Zero medals at the World Championships in Budapest for German athletes. However, the biggest and oldest meeting in the world on Sunday 3 September at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin will be amazing. Because at ISTAF (starts at 1.30pm) fans will see a unique air show.

Five pole vaulters who have already crossed the magic six meters (only eleven athletes have managed to do this in the past ten years) are at the start.

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Also present are vice-world champion Ernest John Obiana (Philippines / 6.00m), World Championship bronze medalist Christopher Nielsen (USA / 6.05m), two-time world champion Sam Kendricks (USA / 6.06m), record holder In North America KC Lightfoot. (USA/6.07m) and Norwegian record holder Sondre Guttormsen (6.00m).

For the first time in the audience stands Berlin Mayor Kai Wegner (50 CDU), who, like meeting director Martin Sieber (59), is excited to see what the jumpers conjure in the air. Sieber: “It’s great that so many exceptional vaulters are coming to Berlin. Fans can look forward to an amazing pole vault.

With KC Lightfoot and Sam Kendricks, he goes third and fourth best pole vaulters of all time (outdoor).

Just one week after the World Cup, the program in Berlin includes: 100m, 400m, 5000m, 100m hurdles, long jump, discus throw for women and 200m, 400m, 1500m, 110m hurdles, and 400m. , 400 m hurdles, high jump, pole vault, javelin throw, men’s sprint, and shot put (men/women).

Also on hand are German sprint star Jenna Lokkenkemper, two-time Olympic 400m champion and 2022 world champion Shaunae Miller-Oyibo, European javelin champion Julian Weber, hurdles world champion Danielle Williams (Jamaica) and double world record holder Letesinbet Gedde (Ethiopia). ) which starts at an altitude of 5000 metres.

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