Meeting Areva

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Meeting Areva
Date July
Location Saint-Denis, France France
Event type Track and field
Official site Diamond League – Paris

Meeting Areva, previously known as Meeting Gaz de France, is an annual track and field event at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France. Previously one of the IAAF Golden League events, it is now part of the IAAF Diamond League. It was first organized in 1999. The record attendance was set on 1 July 2005, with a total of 70,253 spectators.[1]

History[edit]

The origins of the meet date back to 1984 when Michel Zilbermann organised an athletics meeting at the Stade Auguste Delaune. Another meeting in Paris was held annually in the Stade Sébastien Charléty. The two meets collaborated to create a new event in the Stade de France in 1999. Following this, the two meetings officially merged to become one meet in 2000. The meeting's founder Zilbermann died in April 2008 following a long illness.[1]

The 2009 event was marred by heavy rain but Kenenisa Bekele, Kerron Stewart, Sanya Richards and Yelena Isinbayeva all remained on target for the 2009 Golden League jackpot. A particular highlight was Usain Bolt's 9.79 seconds run for the 100 m meet record, which was closely followed by a national-record-breaking Daniel Bailey. There were 46,500 people in attendance to see new French record holder Renaud Lavillenie win the pole vault competition.[2]

The 2013 event was headlined by Usain Bolt setting a World Leading time in the 200m in front of 50,226 fans.

Meeting records[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
100 m 9.79 (−0.2 m/s) Usain Bolt  Jamaica 17 July 2009
200 m 19.73 (+0.2 m/s) Usain Bolt  Jamaica 6 July 2013 [3]
400 m 43.86 Jeremy Wariner  United States 18 July 2008 [4]
800 m 1:41.54 David Rudisha  Kenya 6 July 2012 [5]
1000 m 2:13.73 Noureddine Morceli  Algeria 2 July 1993
1500 m 3:28.38 Hicham El Guerrouj  Morocco 6 July 2001 [6]
Mile 3:49.01 Hicham El Guerrouj  Morocco 29 July 1998
2000 m 4:58.21 Noureddine Morceli  Algeria 4 June 1992
3000 m 7:27.67 Ali Saïdi-Sief  Algeria 23 June 2000 [7]
5000 m 12:40.18 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 1 July 2005 [8]
10000 m 27:22.95 Fernando Mamede  Portugal 9 July 1982
110 m hurdles 12.88 (+0.5 m/s) Dayron Robles  Cuba 18 July 2008
400 m hurdles 47.66 Edwin Moses  United States 22 July 1986
3000 m steeplechase 7:59.03 Ezekiel Kemboi  Kenya 6 July 2013 [9]
High jump 2.40 m Javier Sotomayor  Cuba 19 July 1991
Pole vault 6.00 m Sergey Bubka  Soviet Union 13 July 1985
29 June 1990
 Ukraine 4 June 1992
Jeff Hartwig  United States 4 June 1998
Long jump 8.66 m (+0.9 m/s) Mike Powell  United States 29 June 1990
Triple jump 17.75 m (+1.1 m/s) Jonathan Edwards  United Kingdom 5 July 2002 [10]
Shot put 21.53 m Werner Günthör   Switzerland 6 July 1992
Discus throw 70.21 m Virgilijus Alekna  Lithuania 23 July 2004 [11]
Hammer throw 83.00 m Balázs Kiss  Hungary 4 June 1998
Javelin throw 91.40 m Jan Železný  Czech Republic 29 July 1998
4x100 m relay 38.70 Jeffrey Lawal-Balogun
Craig Pickering
Marlon Devonish
Mark Lewis-Francis
 United Kingdom 16 July 2010 [12]

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
100 m 10.84 Marion Jones  United States 6 July 2001 [13]
200 m 21.95 Marie-José Pérec  France 1 June 1995
400 m 49.15 Tonique Williams-Darling  Bahamas 23 July 2004 [14]
800 m 1:54.97 Pamela Jelimo  Kenya 18 July 2008 [15]
1000 m 2:32.40 Ella Kovács  Romania 2 July 1993
1500 m 3:55.68 Yuliya Chizhenko  Russia 8 July 2006 [16]
Mile 4:18.08 Mary Slaney  United States 9 July 1982
3000 m 8:23.75 Olga Yegorova  Russia 6 July 2001 [17]
5000 m 14:23.68 Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 6 July 2013 [18]
10000 m 31:08.41 Catherina McKiernan  Ireland 17 June 1995
100 m hurdles 12.32 (+1.6 m/s) Ludmila Engquist  Russia 4 June 1992
400 m hurdles 53.06 Kim Batten  United States 29 July 1998
3000 m steeplechase 9:11.65 Hiwot Ayalew  Ethiopia 5 July 2014 [19]
High jump 2.02 m Blanka Vlašić  Croatia 6 July 2007 [20]
16 July 2010
Pole vault 4.91 m Yelena Isinbayeva  Russia 6 July 2007 [21]
Long jump 7.15 m (+1.7 m/s) Heike Drechsler  Germany 6 July 1992
Triple jump 15.12 m (−0.9 m/s) Tatiana Lebedeva  Russia 4 July 2003 [22]
Shot put 20.78 m Nadezhda Ostapchuk  Belarus 16 July 2010
Valerie Adams  New Zealand 8 July 2011 [23]
Discus throw 68.48 m Sandra Perković  Croatia 5 July 2014 [24]
Hammer throw 72.43 m Yipsi Moreno  Cuba 23 July 2004 [25]
Javelin throw 68.01 m Christina Obergföll  Germany 8 July 2011 [26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Founder of Saint-Denis meeting passes away. IAAF (2009-04-28). Retrieved on 2009-04-28.
  2. ^ Turner, Chris (2009-07-17). Bolt beats rain again, 9.79sec into slight head wind in Paris – REPORT – ÅF Golden League. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-07-22.
  3. ^ "200 Metres Results". Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 6 July 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Meeting 2008". www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  5. ^ Bob Ramsak (6 July 2012). "Rudisha's 1:41.54 one of five world leads in Paris - Report - Samsung Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Meeting 2001". www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  7. ^ "The Meeting 2000". www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  8. ^ "The Meeting 2005". www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  9. ^ "3000 Metres Steeplechase Results". Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 6 July 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "The Meeting 2002". www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  11. ^ "The Meeting 2004". www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  12. ^ "4x100 Metres Relay Results". www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  13. ^ "The Meeting 2001". www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  14. ^ "The Meeting 2004". www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  15. ^ "The Meeting 2008". www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  16. ^ "The Meeting 2006". www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  17. ^ "The Meeting 2001". www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  18. ^ "5000 Metres Results". Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 6 July 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "3000m Steeplechase Results". www.diamondleague-paris.com. 5 July 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  20. ^ "The Meeting 2007". www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  21. ^ "The Meeting 2007". www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  22. ^ "The Meeting 2003". www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  23. ^ "Shot Put Women: Results" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 8 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  24. ^ "Discus Throw Results". www.diamondleague-paris.com. 5 July 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  25. ^ "The Meeting 2004". www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  26. ^ "Javelin Women: Results" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 8 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 

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