News : Barcelona International Meeting 2021: Preview, schedules, athletes, duels
Despite the restrictions due to the pandemic, the Barcelona International Meeting will experience this Monday, February 8, a day full of proper names and first swords of our athletics in an incomparable setting such as the Palau Sant Jordi, for a few weeks now with track conversion completed and looking great. It is a pity that it will not be able to count on the presence of spectators in the stands to give even more color to a day that is expected to be most exciting. It will be the VI edition of a Meeting that for the first time will be held on this stage, where in 1995 a remembered World Indoor Championship was held. From 18:00 until after 20:00 it will be a non-stop of first level tests.
Let’s go by parts. In the triple jump, the presence of Ana Peleteiro, who returned to competition last week on the World Indoor Tour in Karlsruhe with a best jump of 13.85 meters. Her great rival will be the Cuban and leader of 2021 Liadagmis Povea.
In the 60 women’s hurdles, the presence of Maria Vicente, who stayed at Clermont Ferrand a few days ago 113 points behind his Spanish pentathlon record. In the 60 hurdles he made a personal mark with 8.30. The multi-champion of Spain of the distance will also participate Charity Jerez.
400 and 800 female
Continuing with the women’s events, a stellar duel between the two best athletes of the 400 in Spain today, Salma Celeste Paralluelo and Catalan Sara Gallego. Victoria Sauleda will run in the 800 against, for example, Natalia Romero and Lorena Martín.
A 200 TOP
In the case of men, we will have a spectacular 200 with the presence of the European runner-up Óscar Husillos, Samuel García, Aleix Porras, Bernat Erta and Pol Retamal, holder of the second best mark in the history of outdoor distance with 20.49.
800 and ‘milqui’ high
Mariano García, Pablo Sánchez-Valladares and the Burundian Eric Nzikwinkunda are the main names of the 800. Stellar participation in a 1,500 that will include, for example, Mohamed Katir (comes from achieving the third best mark of all time in the 3,000 in Karlsruhe), Adri ben, El Khayami, Llorenç Sales or Marc Alcalà.
Eye to 3,000
In 3,000 we will have the presence of the national record holder of 3,000 obstacles Fernando Carro, Dani Arce or a Carlos Mayo that he returns to compete and that just a couple of months ago he achieved the best Spanish debut in a half marathon ever in Valencia (and second best global mark in the history of a Spaniard). In this 3.000 a Reyes Estévez who is in good shape, as he has shown recently, will be the guest of honor.
Tobalina and Konrad Bukowiecki, among others, will face off at the shot put.
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