When I visited Torun, Poland in 2019 for the 2019, I was taken by the city, the beauty, the history, the track, well, just about everything. I staid in the Nicholas hotel (city was home of Nicolas Copernicus). I found a kebob shop owned by a kid from Alexandria, Egypt who told me that dinner was only “five bucks”!The facility used the Sopot World 2014 track and the crowd was electric, cheering on all, but pleading with the Polish stars to deliver and give Torun some Polish winners.
Tonight should be no different! The local stars, and the global stars will be there. So will Mondo Duplantis. Dare we say 6.17m?
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— Boutaka Channel (@BoutakaChannel) February 4, 2020
Sold out for Mondo show
TORUN (POL): Orlen Copernicus Cup (6th edition) WA Indoor Tour stop number 4 is sold out and great athletics is expected for 5000 fans. Four days after clearing 6.00m and attempting 6.17m in Dusseldorf, Armand Duplantis will return to competition at the Copernicus Cup in Torun. The meeting record is held by Piotr Lisek at 5.91m and Duplantis faces a line-up including former world champions Shawn Barber from Canada and Poland’s Pawel Wojciechowski. World leader Konrad Bukowiecki from Poland and teammate Michal Haratyk, who makes his season’s debut, will face Dusseldorf winner Filip Mihaljevic from Croatia in the shot put and Ukraine’s Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk is also looking for back-to-back wins in the long jump. On the track, in-form German Marc Reuther takes on Polish favourites Adam Kszczot and Marcin Lewandowski and world silver medallist Amel Tuka for the second time in four days and world bronze medallist Gudaf Tsegay from Ethiopia makes her season’s debut in the 1500m against teammate Lemlem Hailu and Rababe Arafi from Morocco. In the 60m, after injury withdrawal of Brit CJ Ujah, Slovak European indoor champion Jan Volko looks like the main contender. Dusseldorf winner Christina Clemons from the United States faces a strong line-up including Belarusians Alina Talay and Elvira Herman, Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan and Germany’s Pamela Dutkiewicz in the women’s 60m hurdles. World indoor champion Andrew Pozzi, who holds the world lead at 7.52, is the favourite in the men’s 60m hurdles. Europe’s top 400m runners including world finalists and home favourites Justyna Swiety-Ersetic (52.49) and Iga Baumgart-Witan (52.74), Switzerland’s European indoor champion Lea Sprunger (52.50), European bronze medallist Lisanne de Witte (52.30) and Czech Republic’s Lada Vondrova (52.25) will compete across two races in the 400m and European indoor silver and bronze medallists Oscar Husillos from Spain and Tony Van Diepen from the Netherlands compete in the men’s 400m. Czech Klara Seidlova is the 60 m favorite and in additional menÂ´s 1500 m Brazilian Thiago Andre.