The Vardinoyiannia (Greek: Βαρδινογιάννεια) was an annual one-day outdoor track and field meeting at the Rethymno Municipal Sports Centre in Rethymno, Greece. First held in 1985, it was held in June or July each year until 2012, when the meeting folded due to financial reasons. It was part of the European Athletics permit meeting from 2000.[1] It held permit meeting status on the IAAF World Athletics Tour from 2006 to 2009.[2][3][4][5][6]

LocationRethymno, Greece
Event typeTrack and field
Official siteVardinoyiannia

Osleidys Menéndez set a women's javelin throw world record at the meeting 2001, achieving a distance of 71.54 m (234 ft 8+12 in). This record lasted for four years before Menéndez improved her own mark.[7] The competition was the venue of Usain Bolt's competitive debut over the 100 metres in 2007.[8]

The competition was named after the Vardinogiannis family [el].

References edit

  1. ^ Vardinoyiannia. Euro Meetings. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  2. ^ World Athletics Tour 2006. IAAF. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  3. ^ World Athletics Tour 2007. IAAF. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  4. ^ World Athletics Tour Results 2008. IAAF. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  5. ^ World Athletics Tour Results 2009. IAAF. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  6. ^ Ιστορικό (in Greek). Vardinoyiannia. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  7. ^ "13th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Daegu 2011. (Part 5 of 5)". Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2011. pp. 702, 703. Archived from the original (pdf) on 2013-10-11. Retrieved 2013-03-12.
  8. ^ Nikitaridis, Michalis (2007-07-18). Impressive 10.03 by Bolt in Rethymno - Vardinoyiannia report . IAAF. Retrieved 2019-09-15.

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