HomeAthletics2022 WA Indoor Belgrade: The nice, the unhealthy and the ugly

2022 WA Indoor Belgrade: The nice, the unhealthy and the ugly


Girls Pole Vault medalists, Katie Nageotte, Sandi Morris, Tina Sutej, photograph by Getty Photographs for World Athletics


Sandi Morris, photograph by Getty Photographs for World Athletics


Cyrena Samba-Mayela takes the W 60m hurdles, photograph by Getty Photographs for World Athletics

Belgrade: The nice the unhealthy and the ugly

The Good

The sector. Do not suppose I’ve been to a greater one. Nice view of the entire monitor.

A lot high-quality motion. Unsure I’ve ever seen a greater session than Saturday night which each occasion appeared to surpass the earlier one in excellence and pleasure.

Three world data – Grant Holloway, Mondo Duplantis, and Yulimar Rojas

The happiest winner? So many however Cyrena Samba-Mayela takes the prize by a whisker. A shock winner, beaming from ear to ear.

Finest area occasion battle – girls’s pole vault. Olympic champion, Katie Nageotte made the working (made the leaping) however Sandi Morris, defending champion got here by to win

Nice to see Hannah England make a seamless transition from monitor to commentary.

The starter – unnoticed – in distinction to the chaos of false begins within the 2017 European Indoors in the identical enviornment.

Jenny Selman made the GB crew for the primary time, aged 31, within the 800 and missed the ultimate by one-hundredth of a second

Private highlights

Yaroslava Mahuchikh successful the excessive soar and the response to the Ukrainian nationwide anthem.

Sharing an elevator with Raspberry Lee, the mascot.

The Unhealthy

Nothing actually unhealthy.



Ryan Crouser, WIC Pre occasion presser, photograph by Getty Photographs for World Athletics

World report holder and Olympic Champion, Ryan Crouser was crushed by Darlan Romani (Brazil) but when the favorites all the time received it will be boring.

The embarrassing

The British crew coming near a no-medals weekend

The know-how – Wifi unusably sluggish for the primary day. Cabled web by no means labored. Screens, which began working solely on the third day.

The DQ of Jessie Knight for stepping on the infield when everybody however the officers might see that she had been pushed off the monitor. She was re-instated.

The unlucky

The British crew – shedding key athletes to damage

The disappointing

The British crew

The gang – most classes barely half-full.

The surprises

My lodge serving Egg, bacon, and crab for breakfast!

Stadium announcer “Grant Holloway, untouchable for years over the hurdles”. Actually?Tokyo?



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