Stefanidis in Florence, Karalis in Poland


Katerina Stefanidis will make her third competitive stop for the open track season on Friday. The “golden” Olympic pole vaulter in Rio will participate in the Diamond League in Florence, a competition that will be another test ahead of the World Championships in Budapest next August.

The 33-year-old champion has a best this year’s performance of 4.55, which she recorded on May 5 at the Doha Diamond League.

In the match in Florence, she will face the Americans Kate Moon (4.81 m this year’s performance) and Sandy Morris (4.71 this year’s performance), the Slovenian Tina Sutei (4.76 this year’s performance), the Italian Elisa Molinaro (4 .56 this year’s performance) and the Finnish 2022 European champion Vilma Murto (4.55 this year’s performance).

Emmanuel Karalis, for his part, will be in Poland for the third time, where he will take part in the Horzov meeting. The 23-year-old sprinter will be competing in his fourth open track event and aims to go even higher than his 5.71 on May 21 in Bialystok.

The fourth Olympic champion of Tokyo will face again with Piotr Lisek The “silver” European indoor champion will remain in Poland, since on Tuesday he will participate in the Bydgosz meeting.

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