Athens Grand Prix Tsiklitiria

The Athens Grand Prix Tsiklitiria is an annual athletics event at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece as part of the IAAF World Challenge Meetings. It was first organized in 1963, held at the Panathinaiko Stadium. Its name honours Kostas Tsiklitiras, who won four olympic medals at the 1908 and 1912 Olympic Games in long jump and high jump, both from standing position.

Athens Grand Prix Tsiklitiria
DateJune–July
LocationAthens, Greece Greece
Event typeTrack and field
Established1963
Official siteAthens Grand Prix Tsiklitiria

HistoryEdit

From 2003 to 2009 IAAF classified the Athens Grand Prix Tsiklitiria among IAAF Grand Prix meetings.

World recordsEdit

Over the course of its history, two world records has been set at the Athens Grand Prix Tsiklitiria, for the same event and furthermore, the first (of 1999 edition) being surpassed by the latter (2005) on a technicality.[1] [2] The technicality is Tim Montgomery's intervening 2002 world record (9.78) was later disallowed due to Montgomery's suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs.

Year Event Record Athlete Nationality
1999 100 m 9.79 (+0.1 m/s) Maurice Greene   United States
2005 100 m 9.77 (+1.6 m/s) Asafa Powell   Jamaica

Meeting RecordsEdit

MenEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
100 m 9.77 (+1.6 m/s) Asafa Powell   Jamaica 14 June 2005 [3]
200 m 19.67 (-0.5 m/s) Usain Bolt   Jamaica 13 July 2008 [4]
400 m 44.54 LaShawn Merritt   United States 13 July 2009 [5]
800 m 1:43.42 Yuriy Borzakovskiy   Russia 2006
1000 m 2:15.53 Noah Ngeny   Kenya 2000
1500 m 3:30.27 Daniel Komen Kipchirchir   Kenya 2006
3000 m 7:31.96 Daniel Komen Kipchirchir   Kenya 2000
5000 m 12:59.34 Sammy Kipketer   Kenya 2001
110 m hurdles 13.04 Dayron Robles   Cuba 13 July 2008
400 m hurdles 48.00 Bershawn Jackson   United States 2006
3000 m steeplechase 7:56.32 Saif Saaeed Shaheen   Qatar 2006
High jump 2.37 m Stefan Holm   Sweden 13 July 2008 [6]
Pole vault 6.05 m Maksim Tarasov   Russia 1999
Long jump 8.44 m Dwight Phillips   United States 2003
8.44 m (+0.2 m/s) Louis Tsatoumas   Greece 13 July 2008
Triple jump 17.52 m (+0.9 m/s) Marian Oprea   Romania 14 June 2005
Shot put 21.27 m Al Feuerbach   United States 1974
Discus throw 70.43 m Virgilijus Alekna   Lithuania 2 July 2007
Hammer throw 81.71 m Andriy Skvaruk   Ukraine 2002
Javelin throw 89.93 m Sergey Makarov   Russia 1999
4x100 m relay 39.17 Team Greece   Greece 14 June 2005

WomenEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
100 m 10.92 Ekaterini Thanou   Greece 1999
10.92 (0.0 m/s) Veronica Campbell-Brown   Jamaica 13 July 2008
200 m 22.10 Inger Miller   United States 1999
400 m 49.59 Katharine Merry   United Kingdom 2001
800 m 1:57.70 Larisa Mikhaylova   Russia 1999
1500 m 3:56.74 Yelena Soboleva   Russia 2006
3000 m 8:33.07 Dong Yanmei   China 2000
5000 m 15:30.06 Merima Denboba   Ethiopia 1998
100 m hurdles 12.63 Glory Alozie   Spain 2002
400 m hurdles 53.02 Lashinda Demus   United States 2006
3000 m steeplechase 9:01.59 Gulnara Samitova   Russia 2004
High jump 2.00 m Kajsa Bergqvist   Sweden 2006
Pole vault 4.88 m Svetlana Feofanova   Russia 2004
Long jump 7.03 m Fiona May   Italy 1998
Triple jump 15.34 m (-0.5 m/s) Tatyana Lebedeva   Russia 2004
Shot put 19.68 m Nadezhda Ostapchuk   Belarus 13 July 2009 [7]
Discus throw 68.31 m Nicoleta Grasu   Romania 2001
Javelin throw 67.99 m Osleidys Menendez   Cuba 2004

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IAAF World Championships: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Daegu 2011" (PDF). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2011. p. 596 (digital p. 42). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 1, 2012. Retrieved August 3, 2011.
  2. ^ Maurice Greene (9.79WR) - Grand Prix Tsiklitiria (100m) - Athens, Greece (1999), trackie.com
  3. ^ "100 Metres Results". www.tsiklititia.org. 2005-06-14. Archived from the original on December 29, 2007. Retrieved 2010-02-23.
  4. ^ "200 Metres Results". www.tsiklititia.org. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on September 7, 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-06.
  5. ^ "400 Metres Results". www.tsiklititia.org. 2009-07-13. Archived from the original on July 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-06.
  6. ^ "High Jump Results". www.tsiklititia.org. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on September 7, 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-06.
  7. ^ "Shot Put Results". www.tsiklititia.org. 2009-07-13. Archived from the original on July 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-06.

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