SOPOT (POL): From individual gold medalists from last years World Championships in Moscow 8 athletes will compete. IAAF lists them in alphabetical order: Valerie Adams, Mohammed Aman, Abeba Aregawi, Ashton Eaton, Hanna Melnychenko, Aleksandr Menkov, Christine Ohuruogu and David Storl.
ALGIERS (ALG): No Algerian athletes will be present in Sopot for the World Indoors, informs elwatan.com. In 2012, Algeria had two representatives. Their last World Indoor medal was won by Noureddine Morceli in 1991.
APELDOORN (NED): Dutch hurdler Gregory Sedoc has informed via Twitter that he has got the all clear to be able to compete in Sopot after injuring his ankle at the Dutch Indoors. The 32 year old injured his ankle in coming second to Koen de Smet in Apeldoorn, however scans performed on Sedoc showed no abnormalities.
MEXICO CITY (MEX): World long jump bronze medallist Luis Rivera will be Mexico’s only representative in Poland. Mexico has won two bronze medals at the World Indoors; Ernesto Canto in the 5000mW in 1987 and Alejandro Cardenas in the 400m in 1999.
MANAMA (BRN): Only two women will compete for Bahrain. Mimi Belete in the 1500 m and star runner Maryam Jamal in the 3000 m. The new male incoming like Albert Rop are not yet eligible.
NEW DELHI (IND): The only representative of India will be shot putter Om Prakash Singh, the only Asian Indoor champion 2014 from India.
ALMATY (KAZ): Kazakhstan sends also only one athlete, triple jumper Roman Valiyev. Surprisingly no women is entered.
DUSANBE (UZB): Both top high jumpers will represent this country with high quality season bests. Svetlana Radzivil has 196 and Nadiya Dusanova 194.
REYKJAVIK (ISL): Two 800 m runners will compete for Iceland. Mainly the European Rising Star 2013 and World Youth Champion Anita Hinriksdottir. On the men side national champion Kristinn Thor Kristinsson.