Lisek 585 WL, Lasitskene 202 MR
COTTBUS (GER, Jan 30): Full hall of 2200 spectators witnessed excellent 17th edition of Springer Meeting. PolandÂ´s reigning European indoor champion Piotr Lisek cleared World leading 585 and tried at 590. He won here for third time. Surprise second placer Melker Svard Jacobssson from Sweden with 580 PB. World champion Sam Kendricks pokered a bit. After five nice first attempt jumps he tried once 580, 585 and 590 but no success so ended third 570. Also 570 for fourth Konstadinos Filippidis and fifth Pawel Wojciechowski. Home star Raphael Holzdeppe cleared Glasgow standard 565 but did not continue due to small leg problem, but is still ok for ISTAF Indoor on Friday.
Mariya Lasitskene, photo by PhotoRun.net
World and European Champion Mariya Lasitskene ruled with excellent meet record 202 in first attempt (before that 201 by Irina Gordeyeva back in 2009). Afterwards first failures of the evening came for her at 205 what would be her indoor PB. In top shape also Airine Palsyte from Lithuania who as second got 198 nice clearance. After two tries at 2 meters she left the remaining one for 202 but could not clear. Ukrainian stars followed Yuliya Levchenko as third and young record holder Yaroslava Mahuchikh as fourth, both 196.