A round-up of the latest news from the world of athletics, including a look at some of the athletes set for the Copernicus Cup meeting and details on World Indoors ticketing
Kszczot vs Aman
The top highlight of the Copernicus Cup meet (EA Indoor Permit) on February 12 in Torun will be the men’s 800m. Home star and European champion Adam Kszczot will compete against 2013 world champion Mohammed Aman of Ethiopia and Olympic medalist Timothy Kitum from Kenya.
In the women’s 800m, Poland’s Joanna Jozwik and Angelika Cichocka will race with Britain’s Jenny Meadows and Marilyn Okoro.
In the pole vault, world medalists Pawel Wojciechowski and Piotr Lisek should be the top names, while Olympic champion Tomasz Majewski and world junior record-holder Konrad Bukowiecki are set to contest the shot put.
The women’s 60m should see Ewa Swoboda compete, the women’s high jump is set to feature Croatian European medalist Ana Simic against world indoor champion Kamila Licwinko and in the triple jump is due to be world silver medalist Hanna Minenko from Israel and Jamaican world indoor medalist Kimberly Williams.
Briton Lucy Hatton is scheduled for the 60m hurdles and her team-mate William Sharman for the men’s event.
Torun is bidding for the European Indoor Championships in 2019. Glasgow is also among the cities bidding for the event.
Pitkamaki No.1 in Finland
The Finnish Sports Gala was a javelin evening. World bronze medalist Tero Pitkamaki was elected Sports Person of the Year and javelin coach Petteri Piironen is the Coach of the Year. He guided to success Kenyan world champion Julius Yego and Egyptian Ihab Abdelrahman. The 1983 world champion Tiina Lillak was elected into the Hall of Fame of Finnish Sports.
Gabius eyes Euro half
German marathon record-holder Arne Gabius has expressed an interest in competing in the inaugural half-marathon at the European Championships in Amsterdam in the build-up to the 2016 Olympic Games where he will contest the marathon. He will also contest a full marathon this spring.
World Indoors tickets
Single-session tickets for the 2016 World Indoor Championships are on sale to the public from today, January 15, informs organisers.
Single-session tickets are available in three different price categories for each of the five individual sessions, ranging from USD $30 to $159. Those who purchase single-session tickets will also be given the option for free admission to the men’s and women’s pole vault competition and opening ceremonies at the Oregon Convention Center on Thursday March 17.
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