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Meeting de Paris (formerly known as the Meeting Areva and Meeting Gaz de France) is an annual track and field meeting at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France. Previously one of the IAAF Golden League events, it is now part of the IAAF Diamond League. It was first organized in 1999. The record attendance was set on 1 July 2005, with a total of 70,253 spectators.[1]

Meeting de Paris
DateJuly
LocationSaint-Denis, France France
Event typeTrack and field
Official siteDiamond League – Paris

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HistoryEdit

The origins of the meet date back to 1984 when Michel Zilbermann organised an athletics meeting at the Stade Auguste Delaune. Another meeting in Paris was held annually in the Stade Sébastien Charléty. The two meets collaborated to create a new event in the Stade de France in 1999. Following this, the two meetings officially merged to become one meet in 2000. The meeting's founder Zilbermann died in April 2008 following a long illness.[1]

The 2009 event was marred by heavy rain but Kenenisa Bekele, Kerron Stewart, Sanya Richards and Yelena Isinbayeva all remained on target for the 2009 Golden League jackpot. A particular highlight was Usain Bolt's 9.79 seconds run for the 100 m meet record, which was closely followed by a national-record-breaking Daniel Bailey. There were 46,500 people in attendance to see new French record holder Renaud Lavillenie win the pole vault competition.[2]

The 2013 event was headlined by Usain Bolt setting a World Leading time in the 200m in front of 50,226 fans.

In 2017, the meeting moved back to Stade Sébastien Charléty.

Meeting recordsEdit

MenEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
100 m 9.79 (−0.2 m/s) Usain Bolt   Jamaica 17 July 2009
200 m 19.73 (+0.2 m/s) Usain Bolt   Jamaica 6 July 2013 [3]
400 m 43.86 Jeremy Wariner   United States 18 July 2008 [4]
800 m 1:41.54 DLR David Rudisha   Kenya 6 July 2012 [5]
1000 m 2:13.73 Noureddine Morceli   Algeria 2 July 1993
1500 m 3:28.38 Hicham El Guerrouj   Morocco 6 July 2001 [6]
Mile 3:49.01 Hicham El Guerrouj   Morocco 29 July 1998
2000 m 4:58.21 Noureddine Morceli   Algeria 4 June 1992
3000 m 7:27.67 Ali Saïdi-Sief   Algeria 23 June 2000 [7]
5000 m 12:40.18 Kenenisa Bekele   Ethiopia 1 July 2005 [8]
10000 m 27:22.95 Fernando Mamede   Portugal 9 July 1982
110 m hurdles 12.88 (+0.5 m/s) Dayron Robles   Cuba 18 July 2008
400 m hurdles 46.98 DLR Abderrahman Samba   Qatar 30 June 2018 [9]
3000 m steeplechase 7:58.83 Jairus Kipchoge Birech   Kenya 4 July 2015 [10]
High jump 2.40 m Javier Sotomayor   Cuba 19 July 1991
Pole vault 6.00 m Sergey Bubka   Soviet Union 13 July 1985
29 June 1990
  Ukraine 4 June 1992
Jeff Hartwig   United States 4 June 1998
Long jump 8.66 m (+0.9 m/s) Mike Powell   United States 29 June 1990
Triple jump 17.75 m (+1.1 m/s) Jonathan Edwards   United Kingdom 5 July 2002 [11]
Shot put 22.00 m Tomas Walsh   New Zealand 27 August 2016 [12]
Discus throw 70.21 m Virgilijus Alekna   Lithuania 23 July 2004 [13]
Hammer throw 83.00 m Balázs Kiss   Hungary 4 June 1998
Javelin throw 91.40 m Jan Železný   Czech Republic 29 July 1998
4x100 m relay 38.70 Jeffrey Lawal-Balogun
Craig Pickering
Marlon Devonish
Mark Lewis-Francis
  United Kingdom 16 July 2010 [14]

WomenEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
100 m 10.74 (+0.2 m/s) Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce   Jamaica 4 July 2015 [15]
200 m 21.99 (+0.2 m/s) Marion Jones   United States 21 July 1999
400 m 49.15 Tonique Williams-Darling   Bahamas 23 July 2004 [16]
800 m 1:54.25 DLR Caster Semenya   South Africa 30 June 2018 [17]
1000 m 2:32.40 Ella Kovács   Romania 2 July 1993
1500 m 3:55.22 Laura Muir   Great Britain 27 August 2016 [18]
Mile 4:18.08 Mary Slaney   United States 9 July 1982
3000 m 8:23.75 Olga Yegorova   Russia 6 July 2001 [19]
5000 m 14:15.41 Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia 4 July 2015 [20]
10000 m 31:08.41 Catherina McKiernan   Ireland 17 June 1995
100 m hurdles 12.32 (+1.6 m/s) Ludmila Engquist   Russia 4 June 1992
400 m hurdles 53.06 Kim Batten   United States 29 July 1998
3000 m steeplechase 8:52.78 Ruth Jebet   Bahrain 27 August 2016 [21]
High jump 2.04 m Mariya Lasitskene   Authorised Neutral Athletes 30 June 2018 [22]
Pole vault 4.91 m Yelena Isinbayeva   Russia 6 July 2007 [23]
Long jump 7.15 m (+1.7 m/s) Heike Drechsler   Germany 6 July 1992
Triple jump 15.12 m (−0.9 m/s) Tatiana Lebedeva   Russia 4 July 2003 [24]
Shot put 20.78 m Nadezhda Ostapchuk   Belarus 16 July 2010
Valerie Adams   New Zealand 8 July 2011 [25]
Discus throw 68.60 m Sandra Perković   Croatia 30 June 2018 [26]
Hammer throw 72.43 m Yipsi Moreno   Cuba 23 July 2004 [27]
Javelin throw 68.01 m Christina Obergföll   Germany 8 July 2011 [28]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Founder of Saint-Denis meeting passes away. IAAF (2009-04-28). Retrieved on 2009-04-28.
  2. ^ Turner, Chris (2009-07-17). Bolt beats rain again, 9.79sec into slight head wind in Paris – REPORT – ÅF Golden League. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-07-22.
  3. ^ "200 Metres Results" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 6 July 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "The Meeting 2008" (PDF). www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  5. ^ Bob Ramsak (6 July 2012). "Rudisha's 1:41.54 one of five world leads in Paris - Report - Samsung Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  6. ^ "The Meeting 2001" (PDF). www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  7. ^ "The Meeting 2000" (PDF). www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  8. ^ "The Meeting 2005" (PDF). www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  9. ^ "400m Hurdles Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 30 June 2018. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  10. ^ "3000m Steeplechase Results" (PDF). static.sportresult.com. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  11. ^ "The Meeting 2002" (PDF). www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  12. ^ "Shot Put Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 27 August 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "The Meeting 2004" (PDF). www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  14. ^ "4x100 Metres Relay Results". www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Archived from the original on 2010-07-19. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  15. ^ "100m Results" (PDF). static.sportresult.com. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  16. ^ "The Meeting 2004" (PDF). www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  17. ^ "800m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 30 June 2018. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  18. ^ "1500m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 27 August 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 November 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  19. ^ "The Meeting 2001" (PDF). www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  20. ^ "5000m Results" (PDF). static.sportresult.com. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  21. ^ "3000m Steeplechase Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 27 August 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 October 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  22. ^ "High Jump Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 30 June 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  23. ^ "The Meeting 2007" (PDF). www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  24. ^ "The Meeting 2003" (PDF). www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  25. ^ "Shot Put Women: Results" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 8 July 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 March 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  26. ^ "Discus Throw Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 30 June 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  27. ^ "The Meeting 2004" (PDF). www.diamondleague-paris.com. 2010-07-16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  28. ^ "Javelin Women: Results" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 8 July 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 March 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2011.

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