2019 RBR Podcast: The fantastic Copernicus Cup (Torun, Poland), part one


The Copernicus Cup was held on 6 February 2019 at the Orlen Stadium (Orlen is a energy concern). The sell out crowd of five thousand was entertained by some fine peforrmances in both field and track. We did two podcasts on the 3rd event in the IAAF World Indoor Circuit.


Seven women went over 18 meters, with Christina Schwanitz taking the win in 18.97 meters. Juan Miguel Echevarria exacted some revenge with a leap of 8.12m over Tobias NIlson Montler of Sweden, who leaped 7.97m, after upsetting Echevarria in Karlsruhe.

Sam Kendricks won the endurance contest that was the pole vault at 5.78m. He made 3 game attempts at world leader 5.91m. After the amazing high jump in Karlsruhe for men on Feb 2, the men's HJ in Torun was won by Ilya Ivanyuk at 2.25m.

IMG_6584.JPGThe 2019 Copernicus Cup presser, photo by PhotoRun.net

The men's 400 meters continues to build to a very hot event in 2019. Nathan Strother won heat 1 in PB 46.32. Pavel Maslak won heat 2 in 46.19 SB. Erik Sowinski won his first 800m of the season in 1:47.49. Orlando Ortega hurdled the WL in 7.49.

The women's 800m was won by Halitam Alemu, in 1:59.49. Laura Muir was second in 1:59.50. In the 400m, Iga Baumgart won in 51.91, a non-Russian WL.

The two final events will be discussed in part 2 of our podcast. Special thanks to Mike Deering on producing the podcast series on the IAAF World Indoor Circuit.

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