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The biggest stars of the 63rd edition of Ostrava Golden Spike: Duplantis, Tamberi, Jacobs

07. 03. 2024 | 12:00

Ostrava, March 7, 2024 – While celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the founding of Ostrava athletics, the top athletic event in the Czech Republic promises a unique opportunity to see the very best at full strenght ahead of the Paris Olympic Games and the European Championships in Rome. Just about three months before the meeting, organizers unveil three main international stars of the meeting.

A celebration of athletic triumphs, that's the 63rd OSTRAVA GOLDEN SPIKE. Moments of tension and excitement just before the Olympics. 100 m women returns. Ewa Swoboda wants to run under 11 s.

15. 12. 2023 | 09:22

Ostrava, 15/12/2024 - In the year of celebrating the centenary of athletcs in Ostrava, the top athletics event in the Czech Republic Ostrava Golden Spike promises a unique chance to see the best ones in full force before the Paris Olympics. The return of 100 m of women is particularly exciting. The top Czech and world athletes will demonstrate speed, determination and strength on Tuesday 28 May 2024. It will also be a test before the European Championship in Rome for them. Classic events will be enriched by exceptional and innovative events on the track. The entire afternoon will be dedicated to a unique experience with the queen of sports for spectators of all ages with a rich accompanying programmme in the fan zone and a varied and high-quality catering service supporting local companies and local food sources.

Tickets sales for 63rd Ostrava Golden Spike is starting.

13. 11. 2023 | 13:00

Ostrava, 13. 11. 2023 – Ostava Golden Spike is traditionally a guarantee of the best that can be seen in athletics in the Czech Republic. The 63 rd edition, prepared for May 28th as World Athletics Continental Tour Gold Meeting, will delight viewers with a world-class athletic show. The date is promising a culminating form of athletes before the June European Championship, and for qualification for the Olympic Games in Paris. 

Duplantis 612 in Ostrava, Vadlejch pleased the home crowd with the win

28. 06. 2023 | 12:11

Mondo Duplantis set a world pole vault lead of 6.12m in front of an expectant crowd at the Golden Spike in Ostrava on Tuesday (27). Jakub Vadlejch pleased the home crowd with the victory in the men´s javelin throw. Six meeting records improved.

Jakub Vadlejch feels better shape than last year. Tomáš Staněk ready for the challenge

26. 06. 2023 | 17:09

This year, the men's javelin is expecting a duel between our biggest athletic star of the moment, Jakub Vadlejch, and two-time world champion Anderson Peters from Grenada. Peters dominated last year, and Vadlejch would certainly like to return the defeat to him in his thirteenth start at Golden Spike. This season, Jan Železný's athlete is in top form. The shot putter Tomáš Staněk will be starting for the eighth time.

Ryan Crouser opens up to the huge throws. Girma ready to show special 1500m

26. 06. 2023 | 16:40

The shot put world record holder Ryan Crouser of the USA arrived to Ostrava after the long 23 hours journey. He talked about the new technique and new challenges he expect this season. Is it possible to break the 24m barrier one day? The long distance runner Lamecha Girma of Ethiopia looks forward to run 1500m in Ostrava.

Armand Mondo Duplantis wants to challenge Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce

26. 06. 2023 | 16:33

Main star of the 62nd Ostrava Golden Spike meeting cannot imagine his life without pole vault. Armand Duplantis revealed his attitude to this event, his motivation and also a 100m challenge with Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

Amusan and Camacho-Quinn believe the hurdles meeting record will go on Tuesday

26. 06. 2023 | 15:56

The 62nd edition of Ostrava Golden Spike meeting welcomed the main stars at the official press conference before the start of the meeting on Monday 26 June. The meeting manager Alfons Juck together with the meeting director Jan Železný introduced the hurdlers Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and Tobi Amusan at the beginning of the session. Both athletes believe in fast times and the meeting record 12.55 tomorrow.

Kristjan Čeh believes in 72m throw in Ostrava. Mihaljevič will attack his SB in shot put

25. 06. 2023 | 18:35

The guest of Sunday's (25) briefing of the 62nd edition of Golden Spike Ostrava was the Slovenian discus thrower, world champion and the world leader Kristjan Čeh, together with the Croatian shot putter Filip Mihaljevič. A few days ago, Čeh became the winner of the European Games in Poland and is returning to Ostrava for the second time.

The Ostrava Golden Spike start list shines still brighter. Next Olympic champions added - Camacho-Quinn, De Grasse and more…

22. 06. 2023 | 12:00

Ostrava, 22/06/2023 – There are only five days left until the 2023 Athletic Experience in the Czech Republic. On Tuesday 27 June, the elite of world athletics will come to Ostrava. The best athletes on the planet will fight for points and limits for the upcoming world championships. The main star of the 62nd Ostrava Golden Spike will be the absolute number one in contemporary world athletics. It is the flying pole vaulter Armand Mondo Duplantis. This year he already cleared 611 and will be thinking of similar heights in Ostrava. Great shape also accompanies the shot put world record holder Ryan Crouser, the 3000m steeplechase world record holder in Lamecha Girma from Ethiopia, who will run the Zátopek Memorial on 1500m, and the discus world champion Kristjan Čeh of Slovenia, who last week achieved the best performance in the last 15 years of 71.86. But that's not all:

A shocking world record holder from Nigeria and the premier of the Indian idol - Olympic javelin champion Neeraj Chopra - these are other jewels on Ostrava Golde Spike.

24. 04. 2023 | 12:00

The main star of the 62nd Ostrava Golden Spike will be the absolute number one in contemporary athletics world. The flying pole vaulter Armand “Mondo” Duplantis. In his exclusive calendar of meetings, he found a place for Tuesday 27 June at the City Stadium in Ostrava. Golden Spike thus continues the tradition of always offering the best names in the world athletics scene to its viewers. But more great names have been added to the star-studded list for Tuesday 27 June.


07. 02. 2023 | 11:05

The main star of the 62nd Golden Spike Ostrava will be the main attraction of current world of athletics. Flying jumper Armand Mondo Duplantis. He has found a place in his busy calendar of meetings for Tuesday 27 June at the Municipal Stadium in Ostrava. The meet thus continues the trend of offering the absolute best names in the sport. The 23-year-old Athlete of the Year 2020 and 2022 pushed the limits of human possibilities to 621 outdoors and 620 indoors. He is the reigning Olympic champion, world champion, European champion. Furthermore, the indoor world champion and European champion. He has 41 starts of 6 meters performance or more. He started the 2023 indoor season with a great jump of 610 and three attempts of 622. He has never started so high in any other year. He has made himself heard that he wants to break records in every start. That also means Ostrava could realistically see the first six-meter performance of its history. Duplantis had his debut in Ostrava in 2021 when he won with 590 cm. Kendricks' meet record of 593 cm should be broken this time.

Bol and Girma break barriers in Ostrava

01. 06. 2022 | 17:04

When it comes to season openers it doesn’t get much better than breaking a world best and that’s exactly what Femke Bol did on her return to the Ostrava Golden Spike, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting, on Tuesday (31).

Nia Ali likes a trophy, she hasn´t any like this

30. 05. 2022 | 17:13

The Puerto Rican hurdler surprised the world when topped the Tokyo Olympic Games podium and wants to rewrite the meeting record (12.55) in Ostrava. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn will test the Ostrava track for the first time in her career. 25-year-old two-time NCCA champion tops the world season list from April 16, while she clocked 12.39 in Gainesville, USA.

To break 90 meters was a big motivation

30. 05. 2022 | 16:23

Javelin throw is always one of the main attractions at the meeting directed by the world record holder Jan Železný. After the amazing silver medal in Tokyo, Czech Jakub Vadlejch feels potential to attack the podium on every major championship, but in Ostrava he has to pass through strong opposition of the reigning world champion Anderson Peters.  24-year-old thrower from Grenada won first Diamond League event of the year in Doha with fantastic personal best, National record and world lead mark of 93.07m.

Allyson Felix enjoys her last season

30. 05. 2022 | 16:06

Ostrava is not missing on the farewell tour of one of the major athletic stars nowadays. American sprinter Allyson Felix will say goodbye in her last start in Ostrava at her favourite 200m. Felix revealed her next plans, her busy schedule and expectations from this season.

Gianmarco Tamberi is looking forward for fans

30. 05. 2022 | 15:02

The Italian high jump star Gianmarco Tamberi returns to Ostrava for the third time to try to win his first crystal trophy. The Tokyo Olympic champion always likes to return to the Czech Republic and hopes for a huge support from the fans. Former world indoor and European champion has his fourth outdoor competitions in 2022 with season best of 225 which he isn’t satisfied with and will be try to improve in Ostrava to have more confidence preparing to the World Championships in Oregon.

Legend Felix replaces Mboma & Quality at 400 m

24. 05. 2022 | 22:10

The great legend of athletics, the American sprinter Allyson Felix, confirmed the start at the 200 m as part of the Jan Slanina Memorial. She introduced herself in Ostrava in 2014. She will also visit Golden Spike as part of a farewell tour in Europe. She has 11 Olympic medals, 8 gold. The most successful athlete in the history of the Olympic Games. She has 13 gold medals from the world championships. In the starting list, she will replace Christine Mboma from Namibia, who, after being injured at a meeting in Nairobi, has not yet reached a state where she can compete. Mboma's African representative will be Niger's recorder, Aminata Seyni, who has improved this year to 22.43.

Špotáková, Peters, 2xBlake, Girma – more star names

17. 05. 2022 | 13:57

The list of the 61st Golden Spike Ostrava assigns other star names for May 31 based on current events in the athletic world.

Other star names for Golden Spike

10. 05. 2022 | 09:00

The 61st edition of the Golden Spike Ostrava is adding other star names to the list of participants for Tuesday, May 31, also on the basis of current events.

Tentoglou, Vetter, Kovacs and return of women's hurdles sprint

03. 05. 2022 | 12:02

The 61st edition of the Golden Spike Ostrava is adding more star names to the list of participants for Tuesday, May 31.


26. 04. 2022 | 10:10

After Gianmarco Tamberi and Femke Bol, the third name comes to the 61st Golden Spike Ostrava on Tuesday, May 31, with the specific goal of changing the historical records of the event. It is only 18-year-old Christine Mbom from Namibia, who last year won silver at the Tokyo Olympics and gold at the 200m World Junior Championships. She pushed the African record and at the same time the junior world record to 21.78, when she won the DL final in Zurich. The goal is to attack the second oldest record of Golden Spike, 22.07 Jarmila Kratochvílová from 1981. She will be assisted only by a little older, but also 19-years-old junior Beatrice Masilingi from Namibia with a maximum of 22.18. She was sixth at the Olympics and won silver behind her compatriot at the World Junior Championships.


19. 04. 2022 | 12:03

The second big foreign name, which should attract spectators at the 61st Golden Spike Ostrava, is the best European of all time at the 400 m hurdles. Dutchwoman Femke Bol. At the Olympic Games in Tokyo, she won the bronze medal in the European record of 52.03. In the indoor season, she improved on the 400 m to 50.30 and for the summer she is thinking about the World and European Championships. It is the start of the season that awaits her here and with coach Laurent Meuwly they will be tested at an unconventional distance of 300 m hurdles. Bol's performance really brings the possibility of an attack on the best time of all time 38.16 by Zuzana Hejnová from Cheb 2013. Bol has already tried it once in Ostrava in 2020 and she ran the second best time in history 38.55. It is Hejnová, but also the British champion Jessie Knight and the Slovak record holder Emma Zapletalová, who will also try fast times.


12. 04. 2022 | 12:01

The organizers started selling tickets some time ago and believe that after two years of pandemic measures, spectators will return in full to the City Stadium at the 61st Golden Spike Ostrava, part of WA Continental Tour Gold. It will be on Tuesday, May 31 with the main program from 5 p.m.

Top-tier athletics returns to New York for 2022 World Athletics Continental Tour Gold

23. 03. 2022 | 13:39

Meetings in New York and Bermuda have been added to the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold series as part of a 12-strong calendar of events confirmed for the 2022 season.


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