Record attendance at Sopot 2014

Whoever considered indoor athletics indoor less spectacular than outdoor has been contradicted by World Indoor Championships.


The athletes do not suffer from the rain and the wind, the audience is attached to their heroes, the program runs faster with five races at the same time on the ring and on the four platforms. It is over, jumped and launched to great to Ergo Arena, where the banked track removable Modultrack, Mondo Super X blue surface, athletes have achieved excellent performance. Among the men,  the star performer was the American Ashton Eaton, who won the heptathlon with 6632 points, only 13 points from setting a new world record.  After six tests the twenty-six Oregon were 9 points ahead, but in the 1000 final fatigue was felt during the last round, so the record is blurred for a little over a second.  Among women, the queen of the festival was the Polish Jamaican Shelly Ann Fraser, who dominated the 60 6 " 98, the seventh fastest woman of all time, only 6 inches from the world record of Irina Privalova . The hairdresser Kingston - the first world indoor - beat the Ivorian Murielle Ahourè (7 " 01) and the American Tianna Madison (7" 06) , now become the lady Bartoletta . Fraser is the undisputed empress of speed, even holding world outdoor titles for the 100 and 200 as well as the Olympic 100 . The United States were the star performers of the weekend, collecting 8 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals . On the last day  the only world record was set, thanks to the Americans Clemons, Verburg, Butler and Smith, who won the 4x400 in 3'02 " 13 , seven-tenths better than the time of the quartet stars and stripes at the World Championships in Maebashi 1999. At 39, Bernard Lagat failed to win gold,  contenting himself with silver behind the Kenyan Ndiku in 3000: The U.S. is still the most senior on the podium in the history of the event.