Barber in Germany
COTTBUS (GER): World champion Shawn Barber from Canada will take part in the traditional Cottbus Jumping Indoor meet on 27 January where he could have an eye on the meet record of 5.90m, reports Leichathletik.de. He will face world indoor champion Kostas Filippidis from Greece, world bronze medallist Piotr Lisek from Poland, Czech duo Jan Kudlicka and Michal Balner with German vaulters Tobias Scherbarth and Carlo Paech. The women's high jump features Ruth Beitia from Spain, Kamila Licwinko from Poland along with world-leader Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch and Ariane Friedrich, also to count among favorites Airine Palsyte of Lithuania.
Editor's note: Shawn Barber is the 2015 World Champion. His European Indoor tour is giving him a chance to jump in 2016 against the best vaulters in the world. Barber will challenge the heights of the vault for many years to come.