Svoboda vs Ta Lou
TORUN (POL): Poland’s top stars will take on high-class opposition at the Orlen Copernicus Cup on Wednesday, the third event on the IAAF World Indoor Tour this winter. Justyna Swiety-Ersetic, the European 400m champion, is going against Switzerland’s Lea Sprunger, who beat her in this meeting last year. But in better shape is Iga Baumgart-Witan. The pole vault sees world champion Sam Kendricks against Poland’s European indoor champion Piotr Lisek and former World champion Pawel Wojciechowski. World 2017 sprint medalist Marie Josee Ta Lou in season debut goes in the short sprint versus current world No.1 Ewa Swoboda. European 1500m champion Laura Muir steps down to 800m to take on world indoor fourth-place Habitam Alemu. Poland’s European indoor 1500m champion Marcin Lewandowski will have a tough time against world indoor champion Samuel Tefera and fellow Ethiopian Taresa Tolosa. Other main names triple World and European champion Pavel Maslak is in the 400 m, also in-shape Orlando Ortega in the 60 m Hurdles (but with US Jarret Eaton). Women sho has former world champion Christina Schwanitz, men long jump Juan Miguel Echevarria. Women hurdles are offering another clash of top Europeans, Elvira Herman vs Pamela Dutkiewicz vs Cindy Roleder.