Jumps have been one of the top disciplines along Madrid Meeting’s history. In any of the locations this Meeting has had jumpers have left great historical moments. In the opening of this new Vallehermoso Stadiumhistory is ready to start to be written again next Sunday 25th.
For a start in this first edition over the new green synthetic track we are going to have athletes that know how to fly high. The silver european indoor medalist in GlasgowAndii Protsenkowill be one of them. The ucranian has a personal best of 2,40 -7th at the all time top list- and a season best of 2,30 and wants to continue getting ready for World Championships in Doha. But he would not be alone, there will also be other four athletes that have personal bests over 2,30. The belarusien Dzmitri Nabokauhas the 8th world season best -2,30-, a personal best of 2,36, and will also be in Madrid. Greek Konstadinos Baniotisjumped this season 2,24 -last july 28th in Patra (Greece)- and wants to reach his best marks -has a personal best of 2,34- at the end of this long athletics year. VenezuelanEure Yáñezreaches Madrid with a freshly hung bronze medal at the South American Championships and has a personal best of 2,31, and the Jamanese, asian silver medalist, Takashi Etowith a personal best of 2,30, will not lose the Meeting.