Five meeting records were set at the World Indoor Tour Gold meeting at the Centro Deportivo de Gallur in Madrid on Wednesday; Reetta Hurske in the women's 60 meters hurdles (7.79), Yared Nuguse in the men's 1500m (3:33.69) Sarah Mitton in the women's shot put (19.76m), Aminatou Seyni in the women's 60 meters (7.11 in the heat and 7.08 in the final). The other top performance was achieved by Daniel Roberts, who won the men's 60 meters hurdles in 7.39.
Women's 60 meters hurdles:
Reetta Hurske from Finland smashed the national record for the fifth time this season by two-hundredths of a second to 7.79 to win the women's 60 meters hurdles final. Hurske had previously clocked 7.82 in the semifinal, missing her PB by just 0.01.
World indoor champion Cyrena Samba Mayelà from France set a seasonal best to place second in 7.84, edging out two-time European Indoor champion Nadine Visser by two-hundredths of a second. Mette Graversgard from Denmark improved her own national record by one-hundredth of a second to 8.00, beating world indoor finalist Sarah Lavin (8.02m).
Reetta Hurske: "This season, I am healthy without any injuries, which has enabled me to train more intensely, and that's key to improving. I expect to win a medal at the European Championships in Istanbul. I think the gold medal will take 7.7. I will try to run even faster than today."
Men's 60 meters hurdles:
Daniel Roberts improved his PB to 7.39 to win the season's second World Indoor Tour race. Roberts missed the world seasonal best held by Grant Holloway by one-hundredth of a second. Holloway set the former world record in Madrid with 7.29 in 2021.
Roberts was happy with the first sub-7:40 performance of his career.
Daniel Roberts: "I felt great. I just wanted to come out here and do my best. I finish the indoor season with a PB, so that's a good hint for the outdoor season, where I also aim to break my PB of 13.00. Let's see what I can do at the World Championships".
Roger Iribarne from Cuba improved his PB by one-hundredth of a second to 7.48. Last weekend's US Indoor champion Freddie Crittenden placed third in 7.51, prevailing over Spanish record holder Enrique Llopis by a few thousandths of a second in a close photo finish.
Men's 1500 meters:
US Yared Nuguse won his second World Indoor Tour race of the season, setting the meeting record with 3:33.69. Nuguse went through the opening 400m in 55 seconds. His training partner Mario Garcia Romo ran 10 meters behind, but he was overtaken by European record holder Mohamed Katir, who started closing the gap on Nuguse.
Nuguse was scheduled to break the world record when he reached the 800 mark in 1:52.06. The pacemaker reached the 1000m mark just outside 2:21, but the pace slowed. Katir passed Nuguse to reach the bell in the lead, but Nuguse bounced back to overtake Katir and crossed the finish line first, maintaining his unbeaten streak this indoor season.
Yared Nuguse: "My tactic was simple, follow the pacer and keep pushing towards the end. Katir overtook me, but I stayed calm and pushed a bit more. I came here to run fast, and that's what I did, so I can't be upset. I am just excited about what the outdoors is going to bring. That's a much longer season than indoors. I will need to be consistent. Hopefully, I will do my best at the World Championships in Budapest".
Spanish outdoor record holder Mohamed Katir improved his indoor PB to 3:34.32. Former European 3000m indoor champion Adel Mechaal from Spain and US 5000m record holder Grant Fisher dipped under the 3:35 barrier clocking their PBs of 3:34.82 and 3:34.99, respectively.
Women's 60 meters:
World 200m fourth placer Aminatou Seyni equaled Ewa Swoboda's meeting record with 7.11 in the women's 60 metres heats. Seyni won the final in 7.08, improving the meeting record by three-hundredths of a second. Seyni held a previous PB before this meeting of 7.16. Former European under 20 silver medallist Nkeetia Seedo placed second, edging Portuguese indoor champion Arialis Gandulla with the same time of 7.22.
Women's triple jump:
Olympic and world finalist Liadagmis Povea from Cuba leaped to 14.65m in the sixth round to win the women's triple jump.
Povea took first place with 14.53m and improved with 14.59m in the second round. Povea's compatriot Leyanis Perez reached 14.47m in the opening round. Povea increased her mark to 14.65m in the final round. Perez added three cm to her best mark to place second with 14.50m.
Olympic silver medallist Patricia Mamona placed third with 13.98m to beat Italian Championships second placer Ottavia Cestonaro (13.87m).
Women's shot put:
Last year's Commonwealth Games champion Sarah Mitton set the meeting record with 19.76m in the third round to beat world outdoor champion Chase Ealey, who produced her best put of 19.64m in the sixth round. European outdoor champion Jessica Schilder took third place with 19.25m in her only good attempt.
Ealey started the competition with a foul and two throws of 18.35m and 18.82m. Mitton led with a best effort of 19.76m in the third round. In her last attempt, Ealey reached 19.52m to move to second place and improved to 16.64m.
Fanny Roos from Sweden and world indoor champion Auriol Dongmo threw over the 19 meters with 19.17m and 19.09m.
Men's 400 meters:
European indoor champion Oscar Husillos from Spain confirmed his top shape by winning the men's 400 meters with 45.84 just a few days after the national record set at the Spanish indoor Championships on the same track. Husillos covered the first 200 meters in 21.36, closely followed by Benjamin Lobo Vedel from Denmark. Husillos held off Vedel to cross the finish line first.
Inaki Canal from Spain edged Vedel to the finish line by 0.03 in 45.95. Vedel set his PB with 45.98.
Men's long jump:
Olympic and European champion Miltiadis Tentoglou clinched his second World Indoor Tour Gold competition of the season with 8.15m beating Maykel Massò on countback. European indoor silver medallist Thobias Montler took third place with 8.14m in a close contest.
Tentoglou started the competition with 7.86m in the first round and increased his mark to 8.07m and 8.15m in the next two games. Massò also set an indoor PB of 8.15m in the fourth round.
Montler leaped to 8.14m in the third round. Tentoglou clinched the win on countback by virtue of a second-best jump. Jaime Guerra from Spain and Lester Lescay placed fourth and fifth respectively, setting their seasonal best performances with 8.08m and 8.00m.
Women's pole vault:
Canadian record holder Alysha Newman cleared 4.65m in her third attempt to win the women's pole vault. Newman made three unsuccessful attempts at the national record of 4.84m. Huiqin Xu from China cleared 4.55m in her second attempt to take second place before failing three attempts at 4.65. Elisa Molinarolo cleared 4.45m in her second attempt before making a close attempt at her PB of 4.45m.
Women's 800 meters:
National record holder Noelle Yarigo showed her excellent shape once again, winning the women's 800 meters in 2:01.47, holding off Australia's Catriona Bisset (2:01.74) and Uganda's Winnie Nanyondo (2'02" 02).
Men's 800 meters:
Former world indoor bronze medallist Saul Ordonez clinched the men's 800 meters in 1:46.22, edging Andreas Kramer from Sweden, who finished second in 1:46.52. Javier Miron from Spain took third place in 1:46.73 ahead of two-time world outdoor medallist Amel Tuka, who improved her seasonal best to 1:46.89. World Indoor champion Mariano Garcia finished a distant seventh. European bronze medallist Mark English won the B race in 1:46.57.
Men's 3000 meters:
Amos Bett from Kenya launched his kick in the final straight to win the men's 3000 meters in 7:42.53 ahead of Birhanu Balew from Barhein (7:43.20).