News : Madrid World Indoor Tour: Athletes, schedules, TV and search for World Records


News : Madrid World Indoor Tour: Athletes, schedules, TV and search for World Records

The World Indoor Tour Gold 2021 lowers the curtain on February 24 at the Gallur track in Madrid. After living days for history in Karlsruhe, Lievin or in the United States, the best indoor circuit in international athletics says goodbye to this complicated year with a visit to the Spanish capital that will feature first epee and high-level events. The RFEA has announced some of the names that will meet on the tartan of the mythical Madrid track. It should be remembered that in Madrid up to 31 Indoor World records have been broken, the last in 2020 by the Venezuelan tripler Yulimar Rojas, who jumped 15 meters and 43 centimeters and touched the sky.

Holloway, ‘The Man’

Under the motto ‘Madrid, making magic happen’, the organization is preparing to live again an afternoon-night to remember. On the one hand, it highlights the presence of what is probably the proper name of what we have this season indoors, a Great Holloway that has managed to go down four times from 7:40 in the 60 hurdles these weeks, staying in one of them two seconds from Collin Jackson’s world record. He accumulates two US National Records and lands in Madrid ready to finish the job and lower Jackson’s 7:30.

Despite his youth, his service record impresses: At the age of 21 he was proclaimed world champion of 110m hurdles in Doha 2019 neither more nor less than before the Olympic runner-up, Orlando Ortega. Outdoors, he has a personal best of 12.98, the NCAA record, but on the indoor track his talent multiplies because he attacks the fences with a voracity that hits.

Tsegay, for another record for his jacket

Along with Holloway we will also have the other proper name of this season indoors in a women’s field. Ethiopian Gudaf Tsegay has achieved the World Record of 1,500. And he has done it with insulting smugness. It was at the Lievin Meeting and with a 3:53:09 record. Shortly after, in Val de Reuil, the African ran the 800 and set the best world record of the season with another exhibition (1:57:52). After shining on French soil, the Ethiopian seeks in Gallur a new world record, this time in a 3,000 in which Genzebe Dibaba has the Record with 8:16:60 since 2014.

Precisely, Genzebe Dibaba will also be in Madrid, with the firm, at the same time complicated, purpose of recovering her world record of 1,500 m, and who knows, if to attend as a luxury guest the banquet that Tsegay has prepared to take over her world top in 3,000 m. Will Tsegay be able to improve the world record of 3,000 m on a track located at an altitude of more than 600 m and without being sheltered by the heat of the Madrid fans? Tsegay has not yet shown his enormous potential over this distance, although he has left glimpses of his immense quality.

The Meeting will take place between 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm and will be broadcast in its entirety by Teledeporte, which will carry out a special with preview, analysis, interviews with protagonists, and so on.

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