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    The World Indoor Tour has been expanded from 33 meetings in 2022 to 54 meetings in 2023 - 7 Gold, 17 Silver, 17 Bronze and 13 Challenger - including meetings for the first time in Kazakhstan, Finland, Greece & Croatia. Again, great work by World Athletics to get more meetings on the schedule thereby increasing their importance. The calendar (with results links in due course) is at https://www.worldathletics.org/compe...ason=2022%2F23

    The scoring disciplines at the Gold meetings are detailed at https://media.aws.iaaf.org/competiti...d1013d9778.pdf

    Some dates ...

    21 Jan Start of World Indoor Tour in USA & CZE
    27 Jan Init Indoor Meeting (Karlsruhe) - Gold meeting
    28 Jan Manchester World Indoor Tour - downgraded from Silver to Bronze
    4 Feb NB Indoor Grand Prix (Boston) - Gold meeting
    8 Feb Copernicus Cup (Toruń) - Gold meeting
    11 Feb Millrose Games (New York) - Gold meeting
    15 Feb Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais (Liévin) - Gold meeting
    18 - 19 Feb British Indoor Championships (Birmingham)

    22 Feb World Indoor Tour Madrid - Gold meeting
    25 Feb Birmingham World Indoor Tour Final - Gold meeting
    2 - 5 Mar European Indoor Championships (Istanbul)
    10 - 11 Mar NCAA D1 Indoor Championships (Albuquerque)

    Post any international results/discussion here (a separate thread already exists for UK results).​

  • #2
    Keely, Moraa & Welteji are due to race each other at the Copernicus Cup meeting in Torun on 8th Feb.

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    • #3
      Interesting. Moraa’s tactics will be much harder to carry out indoors

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      • #4
        Our Laura vs Ciara Mageean at the NB Indoor Grand Prix (Boston) on 4th Feb - https://www.worldathletics.org/compe...am-60m-hurdles

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        • #5
          Says that Muir will wrap up her 2023 indoor campaign in Brum, so sounds like no Euro Indoors for her this time. Nothing to prove there after doing a double-double but would have still been great to see her add more medals to her trophy cabinet. Especially indoors I think she is formidable and her running style and tactics seem to suit indoors so well.

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          • #6
            Japan are sending a pretty good team of 30 athletes to the Asian Indoor Championships, taking place in Astana, Kazakhstan from 10 to 12 February.

            It's headlined by Yuki Hashioka (M LJ) and Ririka Hironaka (W 3000).

            Hironaka's teammate in the 3000 is Yuma Yamamoto, a very good collegian with 8:52 & 15:16 outdoor bests. The Women's 1500 pair, Ran Urabe & Yume Goto, are Japan's two best after Nozomi Tanaka.

            The men's 1500 team, Iizawa Kazuto & Nanami Arai, are a pair of 3:36 athletes (# 2 & # 4 Japanese A-T) and the 3000 pair are strong too - Yuta Bando is a 13:18 outdoor athlete and Keita Satoh ran 3:37 and 13:23 outdoors last year, aged 18 (both Japanese U20 records).

            Full team (translated to English) at https://www.dropbox.com/s/tds7g15mnj...ps.pdf?dl=0​

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            • Ladyloz
              Ladyloz commented
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              I wasn't even aware that there was an Asian Indoor Championships

          • #7
            Originally posted by Ladyloz
            I wasn't even aware that there was an Asian Indoor Championships
            Yep, this will be the 9th edition (biennial) but it hasn't been held since 2018.

            There's some very good championship records - link via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_..._Championships

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            • #8
              Anyone know more about this?

              Seems that since 1/1/23 World Athletics are refusing to accept times & marks from NCAA meets for record or international qualification purposes. Seemingly the two bodies have different anti-doping & shoe rules. Will affect our athletes who are wanting to do both College & international champs, unless they can also get into WA meets.

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              • #9
                Originally posted by Grassmarket View Post
                Anyone know more about this?

                Seems that since 1/1/23 World Athletics are refusing to accept times & marks from NCAA meets for record or international qualification purposes. Seemingly the two bodies have different anti-doping & shoe rules. Will affect our athletes who are wanting to do both College & international champs, unless they can also get into WA meets.

                There is no blanket ban on NCAA Meets but ALL meeting organisers now have to formally apply and have their meets registered with the World Athletics Calendar. it's not really motivated by the doping rules but more the competition manipulation which World Athletics and the AIU are clamping down on.

                There seems to be teething problems in the US regarding this, caused by poor communication by USATF it seems. It's not going to matter in terms of champs qualification for indoors as NCAA athletes won't do Euro Indoors anyway. It does make the ranking lists a bit of a mess though.

                I suspect that by outdoors much of this will be resolved; I would certainly expect to see most of the big college meets including the Conference Champs to be on the calendar although some smaller meets may not have got the memo. Coaches at the bigger colleges like LSU; USC and Florida where they are used to having athletes qualify and compete at major champs will certainly be pushing hard behind the scenes to make sure all the meetings they intend to take their squads to comply to the new rules.

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                • Grassmarket
                  Grassmarket commented
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                  Thanks. There’s been a bit of confusion with some of the European nations looking to get athletes qualified for Istanbul.

              • #10
                In terms of winning marks it was a far-from-vintage Karlsruhe meeting.

                Very nice run by George Mills though and a great battle in the final 150 of the 800 between Anita Horvat & Freweyni Hailu.

                In the 3000 the two Martas, Perez and Garcia, were around 8:45, both well inside the 8:48 Euro Champs qualifying standard - an outright PB for Garcia and just outside her indoor PB for Perez.

                The LILAC Grand Prix mid-D meeting in Spokane was very ho-hum for a Silver meeting. Noah Kibet's 1:46.74 win the best of the performances.

                The big US action instead came at the Boston University John Thomas Terrier Classic with 2 American Records - Yared Nuguse 7:28.16 (faster than Fisher's outdoor NR) and Woody Kincaid, 12:51.61, taking 2 seconds off Fisher's indoor NR.
                Behind them Sam Atkin ran a British Record, 7:31.97 (faster than Mo's outdoor NR) and Joe Klecker ran 12:54.99. There were also Dutch & German indoor NRs for Mike Foppen & Sam Parsons, both a little bit north of 13:10.
                In the 800 Crayton Carrozza (USA; a new one to me) ran 1:46.28.​

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                • #11
                  Selected results from today's GP Stockholm Indoor:

                  Men's
                  60: 1 Henrik Larsson 6.56 NR ... 5 Tortu (ITA) 6.75
                  800: 1 Kramer 1:45.90, 2 English (IRL) 1:47.62
                  1500: 1 Habz (FRA) 3:38.93 ... 3 Jonathan Graun (SWE) 3:40.55 (18yo; NU20R)
                  LJ: 1 Montler 8.19, 2 Mattia Furlani (ITA) 7.99 NU20R

                  Women's
                  60: 1 Salome Kora (SUI) 7.27
                  60H: 1 Korte (FIN) 8.05
                  LJ: 1 Tilde Johannsson 6.63 iPB - Good to see her in some good form again. From her interview it sounds like she's targeting Euro Indoors.
                  SP: 1 Thomas-Dodd 18.62

                  For 'A Final 2' of the 400 the commentator introduced Rabah Yousif like he's a superstar but it probably has more to do with him being a regular at Swedish meetings. Anyway, the race was carnage with only 1 of the 4 starters recording a time - Yousif one of two DNF's stumbling with 150 to go and 1 DQ for an athlete barging another off the track.

                  Nice to see racing here 3 of the Japanese mid-D team for the Asian Indoor Championships coming up in 2 weeks in Kazakhstan. For all 3 of them it was their first indoor race ever!

                  Full results at http://friidrott.elitetiming.se/live/resultatlista.php​

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                  • RunUnlimited
                    RunUnlimited commented
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                    It's good to see Tilde Johannsson back in good form and fitness again, after a couple of years of struggle. European U18 long jump champion in 2018, then European U20 100m hurdles champion and long jump silver medallist, Johannsson looked destined for stardom. I think combo of the Covid disruption that affected everything from 2020 to 2021, possible injury and initially juggling whether to focus on the hurdles or long jump, contributed to a downturn in form. (Just guesses on my part here)

                    Hopefully this performance today is a sign she is back on the right track again.

                • #12
                  6.10m from Duplantis as an opener. Different sport to every other vaulter...!

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