TORUN, Poland, EAA Indoors, 2021, photo via BBC by Stuart Weir
This is an update on 2021 EAA Indoors, which happens 4-7 March 2021. Thanks to EME News.
TORUN (POL): Final entries for the ToruÅ„ 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships have been published. A record 733 athletes (405 men, 328 women) from 47 countries have registered for the 36th edition of the championships. The entry-lists include 17 reigning European indoor champions from Glasgow 2019 including Serbia’s Ivana Spanovic (long jump) and Poland’s Marcin Lewandowski (1500/3000m) who are both aiming for their fourth successive European indoor titles. Lewandowski is also in contention to become the first athlete in championship history to win European indoor titles at 800m, 1500m and 3000m.
TORUN (POL): The entry-lists also include nine athletes who lead the world lists in their event: Nadine Visser (60m hurdles), Yaroslava Mahuchikh (high jump), Larissa Iapichino (long jump), Paraskevi Papahristou (triple jump), Auriol Dongmo (shot put), Noor Vidts (pentathlon), Jakob Ingebrigtsen (1500m), Gianmarco Tamberi (high jump) and Armand Duplantis (shot put). The oldest registered athlete for the event is Greek triple jumper Dimitrios Tsiamis (12/1/82) and the youngest is Belgium’s Merel Maes (22/1/2005) who recently cleared 1.91m to win the Belgian indoor high jump title.
STOCKHOLM (SWE): Mondo Duplantis heads Sweden’s 29-strong final team for the European Indoors. The pole vaulter world record-holder will be a big favourite to take gold in Torun on 4-7 March. Long jumper Thobias Montler, who won silver in 2019, will be looking to go one better. Wictor Petersson, ranked fourth in Europe this year, and Fanny Roos will be among the strong shot representatives. Other medal contenders will be Khaddi Sagnia in the long jump and Michaela Meijer in the pole vault.
TALLINN (EST): Estonia will be represented by 7 athletes in Torun. In 400 m Tony Nou, hurdles Keiso Pedriks and females Diana Suumann and Kreete Verlin, also 60 m sprinter Karl Erik Nazarov. Invited for heptathlon is Risto Lillemets and additional confirmation came for high jumper Lilian Turban.
BERN (SUI): High jumper Salome Lang was added into Swiss Torun team as her entry without standard was accepted by European Athletics. On the other hand male high jumper Loic Gasch will not compete due to left leg injury.
ATHENS (GRE): European Athletics informed the Greek Federation that five athletes without standard were accepted, so the Greek team will finally comprise 19 athletes, 8 men and 11 women. Not counted among them is hurdler KonstantÃnos DouvalÃdis, who was entered but will not travel to ToruÅ„ because of injury. MiltiÃ¡dis TentÃ³glou and ParaskevÃ PapahrÃstou are the biggest names and will seek to defend their Glasgow medals. ElÃ©ni-KlaoÃºdia PÃ³lak is the only female pole vaulter.
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