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Memorial Van Damme is an annual athletics event at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, Belgium that takes place in late August or early September. Previously one of the IAAF Golden League events, it is now part of the IAAF Diamond League.

Memorial Van Damme
Date late August - early September
Location Brussels, Belgium Belgium
Event type Track and field
Official site Memorial Van Damme

It was first organized in 1977 by a group of journalists in honour of Ivo Van Damme, a Belgian double medal winner at the Montreal Olympics who was killed the previous year in a car accident at the age of 22. A former footballer, he turned to athletics and in particular the 1500 m and 3000 m disciplines. Later on, he discovered the 800 m. In 1976, he took part in the Montreal Olympic Games, where he won silver medals in both the 800 m and 1500 m.

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World recordsEdit

2012Edit

2009Edit

2006Edit

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1997Edit

1996Edit

1995Edit

1981Edit

Meeting RecordsEdit

MenEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref Video
100 m 9.76 (+1.3 m/s) Usain Bolt   Jamaica 16 September 2011 [1] [1]
200 m 19.26 (+0.7 m/s) DLR Yohan Blake   Jamaica 16 September 2011 [2] [2]
400 m 44.06 Michael Johnson   United States 28 August 1998
800 m 1:42.20 Wilson Kipketer   Denmark 22 August 1997
1000 m 2:14.95 Sammy Koskei   Kenya 30 August 1985
1500 m 3:26.12 Hicham El Guerrouj   Morocco 24 August 2001
Mile 3:47.30 Noureddine Morceli   Algeria 3 September 1993
3000 m 7:23.09 Hicham El Guerrouj   Morocco 3 September 1999
5000 m 12:39.74 Daniel Komen   Kenya 22 August 1997
10000 m 26:17.53 Kenenisa Bekele   Ethiopia 26 August 2005
110 m hurdles 12.80 (+0.3 m/s) Aries Merritt   United States 7 September 2012 [3]
400 m hurdles 47.51 Andre Phillips   United States 5 September 1986
3000 m steeplechase 7:53.63 Saif Saaeed Shaheen   Qatar 3 September 2004
High jump 2.43 m DLR Mutaz Essa Barshim   Qatar 5 September 2014 [4]
Pole vault 5.96 m Renaud Lavillenie   France 6 September 2013 [5]
Long jump 8.65 m (+0.2 m/s) Carl Lewis   United States 24 August 1984
Triple jump 17.60 m (+0.3 m/s) Jonathan Edwards   United Kingdom 25 August 1995
Shot put 22.44 m Darrell Hill   United States 31 August 2017 [6]
Discus throw 69.94 m Imrich Bugár   Czechoslovakia 24 August 1984
Hammer throw 82.26 m Lance Deal   United States 23 August 1996
Javelin throw 93.48 m (old design)
90.50 m (Current design)
Tom Petranoff
Jan Železný
  United States
  Czech Republic
26 August 1983
25 August 1995
4 × 100 m relay 38.65 United States   United States 19 August 1988
4 × 800 m relay 7:02.43 Joseph Mwengi Mutua
William Yiampoy
Ismael Kipngetich Kombich
Wilfred Bungei
  Kenya 25 August 2006 [7]
4 × 1500 m relay 14:36.23 William Biwott Tanui
Gideon Gathimba
Geoffrey Rono
Augustine Choge
  Kenya 4 September 2009 [8]

WomenEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
100 m 10.72 (-0.3 m/s) Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce   Jamaica 6 September 2013 [9]
10.72 (+0.6 m/s) Elaine Thompson   Jamaica 9 September 2016 [10]
200 m 21.64 (+0.8 m/s) Merlene Ottey   Jamaica 13 September 1991
400 m 48.83 Sanya Richards   United States 4 September 2009 [11]
800 m 1:55.16 Pamela Jelimo   Kenya 6 September 2008
1000 m 2:28.98 Svetlana Masterkova   Russia 23 August 1996
1500 m 3:55.33 Süreyya Ayhan   Turkey 5 September 2003
Mile 4:16.71 Faith Kipyegon   Kenya 11 September 2015 [12]
2000 m 5:30.19 Gelete Burka   Ethiopia 4 September 2009 [13]
3000 m 8:24.81+ Meseret Defar   Ethiopia 14 September 2007
Two miles 8:58.58 Meseret Defar   Ethiopia 14 September 2007
5000 m 14:18.89 Almaz Ayana   Ethiopia 9 September 2016 [14]
100 m hurdles 12.42 (-0.3 m/s) Yordanka Donkova   Bulgaria 5 September 1986
400 m hurdles 53.43 Nezha Bidouane   Morocco 28 August 1998
3000 m steeplechase 8:55.10 Beatrice Chepkoech   Kenya 31 August 2018 [15]
High jump 2.05 m Anna Chicherova   Russia 16 September 2011 [16]
Pole vault 5.00 m DLR Sandi Morris   United States 9 September 2016 [17]
Long jump 7.25 m (+1.7 m/s) Heike Drechsler   Germany 13 September 1991
Triple jump 15.14 m (+0.3 m/s) Tatyana Lebedeva   Russia 5 September 2003
Shot put 20.59 m Valerie Adams   New Zealand 5 September 2014 [18]
Discus throw 69.84 m Tsvetanka Christova   Bulgaria 5 September 1986
Javelin throw 72.18 m (old design) Fatima Whitbread   United Kingdom 5 September 1986
67.99 m (Current design) Barbora Špotáková   Czech Republic 5 September 2014 [19]
4 × 100 m relay 42.97 United States   United States 19 August 1988

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "100m Men: Results" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 16 September 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 March 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "200m Men: Results" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 16 September 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 March 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Bob Ramsak (7 September 2012). "12.80!! Merritt stuns with World record in 110m Hurdles in Brussels - Samsung Diamond League - FINAL, Part 2". IAAF. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "High Jump Results". IAAF. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Pole Vault Result" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Mike Rowbottom (31 August 2017). "Hill hits the shot put jackpot in Brussels' Place de la Monnaie – IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "4x800 Metres Relay Results". IAAF. 2006-08-25. Archived from the original on 2012-10-23. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  8. ^ "4x1500 Metres Relay Results" (PDF). www.sport.be. 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  9. ^ "100m Result" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013. [permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "100m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 9 September 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "400 Metres Results" (PDF). www.sport.be. 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  12. ^ "Mile Run Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "2000 Metres Results" (PDF). www.sport.be. 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  14. ^ "5000m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 9 September 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  15. ^ "3000m Steeplechase Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 7 September 2018. 
  16. ^ "High Jump Women: Results" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 16 September 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 March 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  17. ^ "Pole Vault Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 9 September 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  18. ^ "Shot Put Results". IAAF. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  19. ^ "Javelin Throw Results". IAAF. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 

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