Memorial Van Damme

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Memorial Van Damme
Date late August - early September
Location Brussels, Belgium Belgium
Event type Track and field
Official site Memorial Van Damme

Memorial Van Damme is an annual athletics event at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, Belgium that takes place in late August or early September. Previously one of the IAAF Golden League events, it is now part of the IAAF Diamond League.

It was first organized in 1977 by a group of journalists in honour of Ivo Van Damme, a Belgian double medal winner at the Montreal Olympics who was killed the previous year in a car accident at the age of 22. A former footballer, he turned to athletics and in particular the 1500 m and 3000 m disciplines. Later on, he discovered the 800 m. In 1976, he took part in the Montreal Olympic Games, where he won silver medals in both the 800 m and 1500 m.

World records[edit]

2012[edit]

2009[edit]

2006[edit]

2005[edit]

2004[edit]

2001[edit]

1997[edit]

1996[edit]

1995[edit]

1981[edit]

Meeting Records[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref Video
100 m 9.76 (+1.3 m/s) Usain Bolt  Jamaica 16 September 2011 [1] [1]
200 m 19.26 (+0.7 m/s) Yohan Blake  Jamaica 16 September 2011 [2] [2]
400 m 44.06 Michael Johnson  United States 28 August 1998
800 m 1:42.20 Wilson Kipketer  Denmark 22 August 1997
1000 m 2:14.95 Sammy Koskei  Kenya 30 August 1985
1500 m 3:26.12 Hicham El Guerrouj  Morocco 24 August 2001
Mile 3:47.30 Noureddine Morceli  Algeria 3 September 1993
3000 m 7:23.09 Hicham El Guerrouj  Morocco 3 September 1999
5000 m 12:39.74 Daniel Komen  Kenya 22 August 1997
10000 m 26:17.53 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 26 August 2005
110 m hurdles 12.80 (+0.3 m/s) Aries Merritt  United States 7 September 2012 [3]
400 m hurdles 47.51 Andre Phillips  United States 5 September 1986
3000 m steeplechase 7:53.63 Saif Saaeed Shaheen  Qatar 3 September 2004
High jump 2.43 m Mutaz Essa Barshim  Qatar 5 September 2014 [4]
Pole vault 5.96 m Renaud Lavillenie  France 6 September 2013 [5]
Long jump 8.65 m (+0.2 m/s) Carl Lewis  United States 24 August 1984
Triple jump 17.60 m (+0.3 m/s) Jonathan Edwards  United Kingdom 25 August 1995
Shot put 22.16 m Reese Hoffa  United States 27 August 2010
Discus throw 69.94 m Imrich Bugár  Czechoslovakia 24 August 1984
Hammer throw 82.26 m Lance Deal  United States 23 August 1996
Javelin throw 93.48 m (old design)
90.50 m (Current design)
Tom Petranoff
Jan Železný
 United States
 Czech Republic
26 August 1983
25 August 1995
4×100 m relay 38.65 United States  United States 19 August 1988
4×800 m relay 7:02.43 Joseph Mwengi Mutua
William Yiampoy
Ismael Kipngetich Kombich
Wilfred Bungei
 Kenya 25 August 2006 [6]
4x1500 m relay 14:36.23 William Biwott Tanui
Gideon Gathimba
Geoffrey Rono
Augustine Choge
 Kenya 4 September 2009 [7]

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
100 m 10.72 (-0.3 m/s) Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce  Jamaica 6 September 2013 [8]
200 m 21.64 (+0.8 m/s) Merlene Ottey  Jamaica 13 September 1991
400 m 48.83 Sanya Richards  United States 4 September 2009 [9]
800 m 1:55.16 Pamela Jelimo  Kenya 6 September 2008
1000 m 2:28.98 Svetlana Masterkova  Russia 23 August 1996
1500 m 3:55.33 Süreyya Ayhan  Turkey 5 September 2003
Mile 4:17.75 Maryam Yusuf Jamal  Bahrain 14 September 2007
2000 m 5:30.19 Gelete Burka  Ethiopia 4 September 2009 [10]
3000 m 8:24.81+ Meseret Defar  Ethiopia 14 September 2007
Two miles 8:58.58 Meseret Defar  Ethiopia 14 September 2007
5000 m 14:25.43 Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya 6 September 2008
100 m hurdles 12.42 (-0.3 m/s) Yordanka Donkova  Bulgaria 5 September 1986
400 m hurdles 53.43 Nezha Bidouane  Morocco 28 August 1998
3000 m steeplechase 9:15.06 Milcah Chemos  Kenya 6 September 2013 [11]
High jump 2.05 m Anna Chicherova  Russia 16 September 2011 [12]
Pole vault 4.93 m Yelena Isinbayeva  Russia 26 August 2005
Long jump 7.25 m (+1.7 m/s) Heike Drechsler  Germany 13 September 1991
Triple jump 15.14 m (+0.3 m/s) Tatyana Lebedeva  Russia 5 September 2003
Shot put 20.59 m Valerie Adams  New Zealand 5 September 2014 [13]
Discus throw 69.84 m Tsvetanka Christova  Bulgaria 5 September 1986
Javelin throw 72.18 m (old design) Fatima Whitbread  United Kingdom 5 September 1986
67.99 m (Current design) Barbora Špotáková  Czech Republic 5 September 2014 [14]
4×100 m relay 42.97 United States  United States 19 August 1988

+ = en route to a longer distance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "100m Men: Results" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "200m Men: Results" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Bob Ramsak (7 September 2012). "12.80!! Merritt stuns with World record in 110m Hurdles in Brussels - Samsung Diamond League - FINAL, Part 2". IAAF. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "High Jump Results". IAAF. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Pole Vault Result" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "4x800 Metres Relay Results". IAAF. 2006-08-25. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  7. ^ "4x1500 Metres Relay Results". www.sport.be. 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  8. ^ "100m Result" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "400 Metres Results". www.sport.be. 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  10. ^ "2000 Metres Results". www.sport.be. 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  11. ^ "3000m Steeplechase Result" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "High Jump Women: Results" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "Shot Put Results". IAAF. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Javelin Throw Results". IAAF. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 

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