Este sábado 18 de junio, el público regresará a las gradas de Vallehermoso tres años después para presenciar el Meeting de Madrid, una prueba perteneciente al World Athletics Continental Tour Silver. Un total de 20 medallistas internacionales al aire libre (cinco olímpicos, cinco mundiales y 10 europeos) se citarán en el estadio madrileño, liderados por la vigente campeona olímpica y plusmarquista mundial de triple salto Yulimar Rojas. Los mejores atletas españoles también estarán representados con fres finalistas olímpicos en Tokio, nueve medallistas europeos y mundiales tanto al aire libre como en pista cubierta, y 14 medallistas en el pasado Iberoamericano de Alicante.
Five Olympic medalists, five world medalists and 10 European medalists led by the Olympic triple jump champion and world record-holder Yulimar Rojas will show up at the Meeting of Madrid — a World Athletics Continental Tour Silver meet — at Vallehermoso Stadium on 18 June.
The best Spanish athletes will be represented in Madrid too, with three finalists at the Tokyo Olympics, nine European and world medalists and 14 medalists at the last Ibero American Championship.
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2017 world 200m champion Ramil Guliyev (9.97) of Turkey will clash Nigeria’s Raymond Evevwo (9.96) seeking sub10 second times and, why not, breaking Michael Rodgers’ Vallehermoso Stadium record of 9.97. Qatar’s Tosun Ogunode (10.00) and Cuba’s Reynier Mena (10.04) have personal bests under 10.10 seconds so will be a threat. In addition, nine of the best Spanish sprinters will fight for a 4x100m national team spot.
39-year-old Portuguese Lorène Bazolo (22.64), the reigning Ibero American 100m and 200m silver medalist leads a field with other three athletes with personal bests under 23 seconds — including European 4x100m silver medalist Marije van Hunenstijn (22.89) of the Netherlands. Close to that 23-second barrier are Spanish 4x100m record-holders Paula Sevilla (23.07) and Lucía Carrillo (23.09).
London 2012 Olympics silver medalist Luguelín Santos (44.11) will face the best Spanish quarter miler of all time, Óscar Husillos (44.73), Olympic 4x400m runners up Jochem Dobber (45.07) and Terrence Agard (45.61) of the Netherlands, and world indoor 4x400m silver medalists Manuel Guijarro (45.98), Iñaki Cañal (46.04) and Bernat Erta (45.69) of Spain. Eight-time European medalist Dylan Borlée will also toe the line.
Spanish record-holder Saúl Ordóñez (1:43.65) faces world indoor champion Mariano García (1:45.67), Olympic finalist Adrián Ben (1:44.18) and European indoor 1500m bronze medalist Jesús Gómez (1:45.67). Olympians Pablo Sánchez-Valladares (1:45.19) and Eric Nzikwinkunda (1:45.19) will also compete in this race with other five athletes whose personal bests are faster than 1:45.00.
Tokyo Olympics finalists Marta Pérez (4:00.12) and Linden Hall (3:59.01) lead a top level field which include six other athletes who has run under 4:05.00. Three-time Spanish champion Esther Guerrero (4:02.41) returns from an injury and will face three of the fastest Spanish youngsters: Marta García (4:08.43), Lucía Rodríguez (4:08.65) and Águeda Muñoz (4:10.13).
100m hurdles WOMEN
Australia’s Liz Clay (12.71) heads a field of seven athletes who have broken the 13-second barrier: Belgium’s Anne Zagré (12.71), Netherlands’ Zoë Sedney (12.83), Itlay’s Elisa Maria di Lazzaro (12.90), Denmark’s Mette Graversgaard (12.92), Ireland’s Sarah Lavin (12.94) and Puerto Rico’s Paola Vázquez (12.98). Six Spaniards will seek a spot in the final, including world indoor pentathlon finalist Claudia Conte (13.81).
110m hurdles MEN
European U23 runner-up Enrique Llopis and Ibero American silver medalist Daniel Cisneros (13.53) will clash South African Antonio Alkana (13.11), Belgian Michael Obasuyi (13.32) and Cuban Roger Iribarne (13.39).
400m hurdles WOMEN
Spanish record-holder Sara Gallego (54.87) is the fastest athlete in a field that includes youngster Carla García (56.69), Belgium’s Hanna Claes (55.20), Portugal’s Vera Barbosa (55.22), Puerto Rico’s Grace Claxton and South Africa’s Taylon Bieldt (55.80).
3000m steeplechase WOMEN
High quality race with the World Championship standard of 9:30.00 as main goal. South American record-holder Tatiane Da Silva (9:24.30) of Brazil will face Ibero American runner-up Irene Sánchez-Escribano (9:27.53) of Spain, Poland’s Alicja Konieczek (9:27.79) and Tokyo Olympic finalist Carolina Robles (9:34.30) of Spain.
High jump MEN
World indoor and European indoor and outdoor silver medalista Andriy Protsenko (2.40m) of Ukraine leads a field with the Tokyo Olympics fifth placer and Oceanian record-holder Brandon Starc (2.36m) of Australia and the reigning European champion Mateusz Przybylko (2.35m) of Germany. Two of the best Spanish jumpers, Carlos Rojas (2.26m) and Alexis Sastre (2.20m) will take part in the contest.
Pole vault MEN
Dutchman Rutger Koppelaar (5.80m), Argentina’s Germán Chiaraviglio (5.75m) and Japan’s Seito Yamamoto (5.75m) are the best vaulters of a field that includes Spaniards Didac Salas (5.61m), Isidro Leyva (5.52m), Aleix Pi (5.46m) and Álex Gracia (5.45m).
Triple jump WOMEN
The event of the meeting. Will the Olympic champion and world record-holder Yulimar Rojas (15.67m) threat her own world record? To push her in the competition, the field includes Olympic runner-up Patrícia Mamona (15.01m), three-time Olympic finalist Hanna Minenko (14.78m) and seven more women that have ever jumped over 14 meters: Rouguy Diallo (14.51m), Ana Tima (14.49m), Darya Derkach (14.47m), Neele Eckhardt-Noack (14.35m), Susana Costa (14.35m), Patricia Sarrapio (14.27m) and Ottavia Cestonaro (14.18m).
Hammer throw WOMEN
Olympic finalist Sara Fantini (74.86m) just set the European third-best mark of the year and the Italian record. She will face Denmark’s Katrine Koch Jacobsen (74.22m), fifth on the European top list in 2022. Norway’s Beatrice Llano (72.10m) Spanish record-holder Laura Redondo (71.63m) aim to get the World Championship standard of 72.50m.
Javelin throw MEN
Latvia’s Gatis Cakss (87.57m), Portugal’s Leandro Ramos (84.78m) and Spain’s Manu Quijera (83.28m) are three of the best Europeans so far this season, and will try to get the World Championship standard of 85.00m at Vallehermoso Stadium.