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



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


Sandi Morris, photograph by Getty Photos for World Athletics


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

Belgrade: The great the unhealthy and the ugly

The Good

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

A lot high-quality motion. Undecided 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 information – 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 – ladies’s pole vault. Olympic champion, Katie Nageotte made the working (made the leaping) however Sandi Morris, defending champion got here by way of 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 staff 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 bounce and the response to the Ukrainian nationwide anthem.

Sharing an elevator with Raspberry Lee, the mascot.

The Dangerous

Nothing actually unhealthy.



Ryan Crouser, WIC Pre occasion presser, photograph by Getty Photos 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 staff coming near a no-medals weekend

The expertise – Wifi unusably gradual for the primary day. Cabled web by no means labored. Displays, which began working solely on the third day.

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

The unlucky

The British staff – shedding key athletes to damage

The disappointing

The British staff

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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