Weltklasse in Karlsruhe

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Weltklasse in Karlsruhe
Date February
Location Karlsruhe, Germany Germany
Event type Indoor track and field
Established 1985
Official site Weltklasse in Karlsruhe

Weltklasse in Karlsruhe, formerly known as BW-Bank Meeting, is an annual indoor track and field competition which takes place in January or February in Karlsruhe, Germany. The meeting was first held at the Europahalle in 1985 and is currently an IAAF Indoor Permit Meeting. The athletics meeting is known for having strong fields in the short sprint events.[1]

The meeting has a strong tradition in the 60 metres hurdles event – Susanna Kallur set a women's world record in 2008, while Liu Xiang and Márcio de Souza have set continental records on the men's side.

It was previously known as the LBBW Meeting, changing to its current moniker in 2006.[2]

World records[edit]

Over the course of its history, three world records have been set at the Weltklasse Karlsruhe.

Year Event Record Athlete Nationality
2013 1500 m 3:55.17 Genzebe Dibaba  Ethiopia
2008 60 m hurdles 7.68 Susanna Kallur  Sweden
1998 3000 m 7:26.15 Haile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia

Meeting Records[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
60 m 6.45 Ronald Pognon  France 13 February 2005
200 m 20.61 Tobias Unger  Germany 13 February 2005
300 m 32.19 Robson Caetano da Silva  Brazil 24 February 1989
400 m 46.11 Thomas Schönlebe  East Germany 11 February 1990
800 m 1:44.15 Yuriy Borzakovskiy  Russia 27 January 2001
1000 m 2:17.01 Mehdi Baala  France 13 February 2005
1500 m 3:33.08 Daniel Kipchirchir Komen  Kenya 13 February 2005
Mile 3:53.74 Jens-Peter Herold  Germany 1 March 1994
2000 m 4:56.23 Jens-Peter Herold  Germany 6 March 1993
3000 m 7:26.15 Haile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia 25 January 1998
60 m hurdles 7.38 Allen Johnson  United States 22 February 1995
High jump 2.31 m Troy Kemp  Bahamas 1 March 1994
Pole vault 5.83 m Renaud Lavillenie  France 2 February 2013 [3]
Long jump 8.38 m Larry Myricks  United States 7 February 1998
Triple jump 17.46 m Jadel Gregorio  Brazil 15 February 2004
Shot put 21.33 m David Storl  Germany 1 February 2014 [4]

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref Video
60 m 7.04 Irina Privalova  Russia 11 February 1996
200 m 22.50 Irina Privalova  Russia 31 January 1992
400 m 50.84 Helga Arendt  Germany 7 February 1998
800 m 1:57.48 Maria Lurdes Mutola  Mozambique 15 February 2004
1500 m 3:55.17 Genzebe Dibaba  Ethiopia 1 February 2014 [5]
3000 m 8:35.28 Meseret Defar  Ethiopia 2 February 2013 [6]
60 m hurdles 7.68 Susanna Kallur  Sweden 10 February 2008 [1]
High jump 2.05 m Ariane Friedrich  Germany 15 February 2009 [7]
Pole vault 4.76 m Silke Spiegelburg  Germany 13 February 2011 [8]
Long jump 7.06 m Heike Drechsler  Germany 31 January 1994
Triple jump 14.88 m Yamile Aldama  Cuba 29 January 2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ed Gordon (2011-02-14). Three world leads in Karlsruhe. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-19.
  2. ^ LBBW Meeting – Karlsruhe. Euro Meetings. Retrieved on 2011-02-19.
  3. ^ "Pole Vault Results". www.meeting-karlsruhe.de. 2 February 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Phil Minshull, Ed Gordon (1 February 2014). "Genzebe Dibaba smashes world indoor 1500m record with 3:55.17 in Karlsruhe". IAAF. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Phil Minshull, Ed Gordon (1 February 2014). "Genzebe Dibaba smashes world indoor 1500m record with 3:55.17 in Karlsruhe". IAAF. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "3000 Metres Results". www.meeting-karlsruhe.de. 2 February 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "High Jump Results". www.bw-bank-meeting.de. 2009-02-15. Retrieved 2010-03-26. 
  8. ^ "Pole Vault Results". www.bw-bank-meeting.de. 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 

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