The World Athletics Indoor Tour's latest campaign got off to a great start at the Navarro Athletics meet in Pamplona, Spain. The event, held on Friday, December 29, saw a lineup of notable athletes participating in this challenger meet, each delivering remarkable performances.
In the Triple Jump, two-time Diamond League winner Andy Diaz Hernandez showcased his skills. He emerged victorious in a closely contested battle, winning on count back. His best jump was an impressive 16.90 meters, a distance that was also achieved by Portugal's Tiago Perreira, making the competition intensely close.
The sprint events were equally exciting. New Zealand's Tiam Whelpton clinched the men’s 60 meters in 6.66 seconds, marking a new personal best for him. His previous record was 6.80 seconds, underlining his improvement and dedication. In the women's 60 meters, Netherland's Demi van Den Wildenberg took the top spot with a time of 7.38 seconds.
A notable achievement came from a two-time Slovenian national champion in the 100-meter hurdles, who significantly lowered her personal best in the 60m hurdles to 8.18 seconds. This impressive performance not only earned her the victory in her event but also saw her defeating Helena Jiranova.
However, the main highlight of the meet was the men's 60m hurdles. The event was anticipated to be a showcase for Olympic bronze medalist Dimitri Bascou. Yet, in an unexpected turn of events, it was Job Geerds who stole the limelight. Geerds won the race in 7.64 seconds, narrowly edging out Bascou, who finished a hair's breadth behind at 7.65 seconds.