An excellent ending to the 2021 World Indoor Tour, with an exciting world indoor record and two world leads. This is the event by event meet update provided by EME News.
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Holloway 7.29 WR, Tsegay and Visser WL
MADRID (ESP, Feb 24): What a great ending of World Indoor Tour Gold 2021 with a World Indoor record by Grant Holloway 7.29 in the 60 m hurdles. After some minutes of waiting it was confirmed that the legendary record of Colin Jackson has gone and with a smooth and very elegant run. All observers agreed there is more to come. Also Tsegay in 3000 m and Visser in hurdles got World leads, in total meet records in six out of 12 events. The closest decision on World Indoor Tour top position was in women triple as Povea and Franklin had 15 points, in favor of Povea was her better result in Karlsruhe.
Event by event short review
60m – Arthur Cisse won in 6.59 ahead of France’s Mouhamadou Fall who improved to a 6.60 PB. Joris van Gool was third in 6.61.
400m – Three-time world indoor champion Pavel Maslak held off Tyrell Richard for victory in a season’s best of 46.12 (2nd best in Europe 2021) to Richard’s 46.14. Oscar Husillos improved his season’s best to 46.37 in third. Maslak won so the WIT.
800m – Mariano Garcia followed the pacemaker and held on in the late stages to win in a 1:45.66 PB/MR ahead of Amel Tuka and Pierre-Ambroise Bosse, both of whom were timed at indoor lifetime bests of 1:45.95 (for Tuka also Bosnian indoor record).
1500m – After a scintillating start, Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega slowed in the latter stages but still won in 3:35.42 MR. And still he is considered long distance runner. Jesus Gomez was rewarded with a 3:36.32 PB in second. Barega won the Tour as another candidate Lewandowski was 4th (3:39.36).
60m hurdles – After equalling his US record 7.32 in the heat, Grant Holloway blasted to a world record of 7.29 in the 60m hurdles to break Colin Jackson’s long-standing mark by 0.01. The clock stopped at 7.32 before the time was corrected by three-hundredths. Holloway also won Indoor Tour and so US will have 2 more hurdlers in Belgrade 2022. World indoor champion Andrew Pozzi was second in a big season’s best of 7.51.
Long jump – Juan Miguel Echevarria sailed out to 8.14m on his first attempt, the only eight metre-plus jump of the competition and confirmed his tour win. Ukraine’s Vladyslav Mazur was second with 7.98m.
800m – Ethiopia’s Habitam Alemu won in a meeting record of 1:58.94 and is also as it was clear before the tour winner. Esther Guerrero reeled in Ireland’s Nadia Power on the last lap to finish second, 2:01.13 PB to 2:01.55.
1500m – Ethiopia’s Hirut Meshesha, who paced Gudaf Tsegay to the world indoor record in Lievin, won in 4:09.42 from Marta Perez (4:10.34) and Gesa-Felicitas Krause (4:12.02). Lemlem Hailu was already before tour winner.
3000m – Gudaf Tsegay won the 3000m in 8:22.65 to move to second on the world indoor all-time list but was clearly disappointed not to come closer to the world record of 8:16.60. Also WL and MR. Lemlem Hailu was second in 8:29.28, her first defeat of the season at this distance.
60m hurdles – Nadine Visser improved her Dutch record by 0.02 to 7.81 to match Kendra Harrison’s world lead, also MR. European outdoor champion Elvira Herman was DQ’d for a false start.
Pole vault – Iryna Zhuk cleared 4.67m on her first attempt to improve her Belarusian record ahead of Slovenia’s Tina Sutej and Alysha Newman from Canada, both of whom cleared 4.57m. Zhuk won the tour as Lievin winner Bradshaw was not allowed to travel.
Triple jump – Tori Franklin from the United States won in the sixth round with 14.22m by one centimetre from Portugal’s Patricia Mamona. But third Povea (14.02) won the tour. Ana Peleteiro only recorded one valid effort, 13.88m in the sixth round.