Memorial Van Damme

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Memorial Van Damme
DateLate August - early September
LocationBelgium Brussels, Belgium
Event typeTrack and field
IAAF Cat.DF[1]
Official siteMemorial Van Damme

The 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 the final event of the Diamond League, along with Weltklasse Zürich.

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.

World records[edit]

Over the course of its history, numerous world records have been set at Memorial Van Damme.

Year Event Record Athlete Nationality
2020 One hour 21,330 m Mo Farah  Great Britain
18,930 m Sifan Hassan  Netherlands
T51 100 m 19.71 (+0.4 m/s) Peter Genyn  Belgium
2012 110 m hurdles 12.80 (+0.3 m/s) Aries Merritt  United States
2009 4 × 1500 m relay 14:36.23 William Biwott Tanui
Gideon Gathimba
Geoffrey Kipkoech Rono
Augustine Kiprono Choge
 Kenya
2006 4 × 800 m relay 7:02.43 Joseph Mutua
William Yiampoy
Ismael Kombich
Wilfred Bungei
 Kenya
2005 10000 m 26:17.53 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia

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 [2] [1]
200 m 19.26 (+0.7 m/s) DLR Yohan Blake  Jamaica 16 September 2011 [3] [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
One hour 21,330 m DLR Mo Farah  Great Britain 4 September 2020 [4]
110 m hurdles 12.80 (+0.3 m/s) Aries Merritt  United States 7 September 2012 [5]
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 DLR Mutaz Essa Barshim  Qatar 5 September 2014 [6]
Pole vault 6.00 m Armand Duplantis  Sweden 4 September 2020 [7]
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 22.44 m Darrell Hill  United States 31 August 2017 [8]
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 [9]
4 × 1500 m relay 14:36.23 William Biwott Tanui
Gideon Gathimba
Geoffrey Rono
Augustine Choge
 Kenya 4 September 2009 [10]

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
100 m 10.72 (-0.3 m/s) Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce  Jamaica 6 September 2013 [11]
10.72 (+0.6 m/s) Elaine Thompson  Jamaica 9 September 2016 [12]
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 [13]
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 4:16.71 Faith Kipyegon  Kenya 11 September 2015 [14]
2000 m 5:30.19 Gelete Burka  Ethiopia 4 September 2009 [15]
3000 m 8:24.81+ Meseret Defar  Ethiopia 14 September 2007
Two miles 8:58.58 Meseret Defar  Ethiopia 14 September 2007
5000 m 14:18.89 Almaz Ayana  Ethiopia 9 September 2016 [16]
One hour 18,930 m DLR Sifan Hassan  Netherlands 4 September 2020 [17]
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 8:55.10 Beatrice Chepkoech  Kenya 31 August 2018 [18]
High jump 2.05 m Anna Chicherova  Russia 16 September 2011 [19]
Pole vault 5.00 m DLR Sandi Morris  United States 9 September 2016 [20]
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 [21]
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 [22]
4 × 100 m relay 42.97 United States  United States 19 August 1988

+ = en route to a longer distance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IAAF World Ranking Calendar". IAAF. 2019.
  2. ^ "100m Men: Results" (PDF). Diamond League. Omega Timing. 16 September 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 March 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  3. ^ "200m Men: Results" (PDF). Diamond League. Omega Timing. 16 September 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 March 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  4. ^ Mike Rowbottom (4 September 2020). "Hassan and Farah break one-hour world records in Brussels". World Athletics. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "High Jump Results". IAAF. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  7. ^ Mike Rowbottom (4 September 2020). "Hassan and Farah break one-hour world records in Brussels". World Athletics. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  8. ^ Mike Rowbottom (31 August 2017). "Hill hits the shot put jackpot in Brussels' Place de la Monnaie – IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  9. ^ "4x800 Metres Relay Results". IAAF. 2006-08-25. Archived from the original on 2012-10-23. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
  10. ^ "4x1500 Metres Relay Results" (PDF). www.sport.be. 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
  11. ^ "100m Result" (PDF). Diamond League. Omega Timing. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "100m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 9 September 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  13. ^ "400 Metres Results" (PDF). www.sport.be. 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
  14. ^ "Mile Run Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  15. ^ "2000 Metres Results" (PDF). www.sport.be. 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
  16. ^ "5000m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 9 September 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  17. ^ Mike Rowbottom (4 September 2020). "Hassan and Farah break one-hour world records in Brussels". World Athletics. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  18. ^ "3000m Steeplechase Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  19. ^ "High Jump Women: Results" (PDF). Diamond League. Omega Timing. 16 September 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 March 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  20. ^ "Pole Vault Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 9 September 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  21. ^ "Shot Put Results". IAAF. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  22. ^ "Javelin Throw Results". IAAF. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014.

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