Ivana Spanovic, photo by PhotoRun.net
Ivana Spanovic 693 WL
BELGRADE (SRB, Feb 21): Silver medalist from last World Indoors Serbian Ivana Spanovic showed the top shape in right time before Birmingham. At the 3rd Serbian Indoor Open meet she achieved World leading 693 in round three with having 685 in second attempt. Bosnian Mesud Pezer won shot put with 20.72 ahead of Hamza Alic 20.18 and Asmir Kolasinac 20.11. Memorial hurdles for Ludovic Payen from France 7.69 ahead of Italian Paolo Dal Molin 7.74. Women hurdles for Hanna Plotitsyna from Ukraine 8.02 ahead of Croatians Ivana Loncarek 8.16 and Andrea Ivancevic 8.17. Another Ukrainian win for Anastasiya Bryzgina 53.30 in the 400 m over Serbian record holder Maja Ciric 53.34. Amel Tuka posted Bosnian 400 m record 47.14. Kostadinos Baniotis cleared 226 to win the high jump for Greece. In pole vault Croatian record holder Ivan Horvat cleared 562 and tried at 573. Second Arnaud Art of Belgium 552.
RunBlogRun opines: Last March I witnessed the second finest LJ series in indoor athletic history. In Belgrade, at the European Championships, to the delight of her fans, threw 7.03 meters, 7.16 meters, and then, 7.24 meters, the best long jump indoors in 18 years and second best LJ indoors ever! Watch the LJ from Birmingham!