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The Golden Fly Series has entered its fifth year! In 2018 the pole vaulters and long jumpers compete again in Innsbruck (AUT)! As so-called “Golden Roof Challenge” the event series 2018 kicks off in the Tyrolean capital Innsbruck on June 2nd In the picturesque historic district of Innsbruck and in front of the world-famous “Goldenes Dachl”, the golden roof, world-famous athletes bring the audience close to the action. Innsbruck’s “Golden Roof Challenge” is the birthplace of the Golden Fly Series and is held for the 14th time.
Our LIVE below for Saturday, 2nd June 2018:
18:45 pm Golden Fly Series: 14th Int. Golden Roof Challenge: Pole vault and Long-Jump
ca. 21:45 pm Award ceremony
ca. 22:00 pm
The world’s elite in the disciplines pole vault and long jump meet in Innsbruck (currently confirmed athletes, status 24.05.2018): Russian-born Ilya Mudrov (ANA*), 6th position world ranking 2016, and Stanley Joseph (FRA), Final European Championships indoor 2017, are competing in the men’s pole vault category, while in the women’s competition Amalie Svabicova (CZE), 2nd position world ranking 2017 U20, is trying to defend her title against Katie Nagotte (USA), 2nd position world ranking indoor 2018, from last year. The spectators awaits also exciting long jump competitions: the big star Jazmin Sawyers (GBR), Final Olympic Games 2016, will be challenged by the young German rising star Alexandra Wester, 3rd position world ranking indoor 2016, while in the men’s category Markus Rehm (GER), Paralympic Champion 2012 + 2016, and Zarck Visser (RSA), multiple African Champion, aim for the Golden Roof Challenge 2018 Champions title.
The centrepiece of the contest is the “FlySwat”, the largest mobile athletics facility in the world. It’s 72.3 metres long and weighs 25 tons. The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has certified the mobile set-up as an official competition facility and will officially approve any world records set on the set-up. To ensure exciting competitions for the viewers, the organizers only invite world-class athletes plus some local wild cards to the event.