Nobody could have blamed Derek Drouin for greeting the news of the postponed Olympic Games with a fist pump, a high five and a cartwheel.
USA’s mixed 4x400m world record of 3:09.34 and Yaroslava Mahuchikh’s world U20 indoor high jump records of 2.01m and 2.02m have been ratified.
Fittingly, almost exactly six days and 17 hours after setting a world pole vault record of 6.17m at the last World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting, Armand Duplantis will be back on the runway at the Muller Grand Prix Glasgow on Saturday (15).
World high jump champion Mutaz Barshim will open his season on home soil at the Doha Diamond League on 16-17 April, the first meeting of the 2020 Wanda Diamond League.
Cuba’s Luiz Zayas added three centimetres to his outright lifetime best when winning with 2.33m at the High Jump meeting in Banska Bystrica.
For the second time in three competitions this year, Yaroslava Mahuchikh broke the world U20 indoor high jump record with a 2.02m* leap to highlight the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe on Friday (31).
Dalilah Muhammad's world 400m hurdles record of 52.16 and Yaroslava Mahuchikh's world U20 high jump records of 2.02m and 2.04m, all set at the World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, have now been ratified, along with Joshua Cheptegei's world 10km record of 26:38* and Edward Cheserek's 5km world record-equalling run of 13:29.
Ukrainian high jump duo Yaroslava Mahuchikh and Yuliya Levchenko will compete at the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe on 31 January, while a host of global medallists will line up for the long jump at the Copernicus Cup in Torun on 8 February, organisers of the World Athletics Indoor Tour meetings announced on Tuesday (21).
In mid-September, a week before she travelled to Doha for the World Athletics Championships, Yaroslava Mahuchikh opened a present from her friend.