Madrid 2022: Preview of Women's 400m World Athletics Indoor Tour Meeting 

Madrid 2022: Preview of Women’s Long Jump World Athletics Indoor Tour Meeting

Lorraine Ugen of the United Kingdom will compete against Maria Vicente of Spain, Fatima Diamé of Spain, Quanesha Burks of the United States, and Larissa Iapichino of Italy, the 2019 European Under 20 champion.

Ugen won the world indoor bronze medal in Portland 2016, setting a British Indoor record of 6.93m, and the European Indoor silver medal in Belgrade, improving her national mark to 6.97m.

The British jumper claimed the victory in the World Indoor Tour Gold meeting in Staten Island with 6.71m and won the British Indoor title in Birmingham with 6.75m. She set her outdoor PB of 7.05m in Birmingham in 2018, missing the outright national record by just 2 cm.

Maria Vicente, the Spanish heptathlon record holder, set an indoor personal best of 6.70m in San Sebastian and won the Spanish indoor pentathlon title with a national record of 4582 points last week in Ourense. She went on to win the national indoor under 23 title and place third in Liévin with a 6.62m performance.

Vicente earned two European Under 18 gold medals in the triple jump and heptathlon in Gyor in 2018, a European Under 20 gold medal in the heptathlon with 6115 points in 2019, and a World Under 18 gold medal in the heptathlon in Nairobi in 2017. She won the Multistars meeting in Lana last year with a personal best of 6304 points.

Fatima Diamé from Spain will compete for the second time at this year’s World Indoor Tour finishing second with 6.64m in Liévin. Earlier this year Diamé won the triple jump with 14.17m at the Spanish Club Championships at the Centro Deportivo Municipal de Gallur and took part at the Olympic Games after improving her outdoor PB in the long jump to 6.82m.

Larissa Iapichino improved the world indoor under 20 record held by Heike Drechsler to 6.91m at the Italian Indoor Championships in Ancona 2021. Iapichino got injured at the Italian Championships in Rovereto last June and was forced to miss the Olympc Games. She made her come-back last January with a leap of 6.59m and won the Italian Under 23 Championships in Ancona with 6.49m, but she made three fouls at the Italian Indoor Championships last weekend.


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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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