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Olympic Champion Elaine Thompson-Herah To Headline Orlean Copernicus Cup

Olympic Champion Elaine Thompson-Herah To Headline Orlean Copernicus Cup
Olympic Champion Elaine Thompson-Herah To Headline Orlean Copernicus Cup

Elaine Thompson-Herah, a five-time Olympic gold medalist from Jamaica, is the latest star to be confirmed for the ORLEN Copernicus Cup β€” a World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting – on February 22 in Torun, Poland.

Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia, who set a global indoor 1500m record of 3:53.09 in Lievin last year, and her colleague Selemon Barega of Ethiopia, who moved to third on the world indoor 3000m all-time list with his 7:26.10 effort at the same French competition, will be joining her at the Arena Torun.

Thompson-Herah won three gold medals in Tokyo, in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relays, and she’ll be putting her speed to the test this indoor season at the MΓΌller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham on February 19 before heading to Torun.

Thompson-Herah has a 60m personal best of 6.98, which she ran in 2017. She is second on the world all-time list for 100m (10.54) and 200m (21.53). Irina Privalova established the world record in 1993 with a time of 6.92.

Poland’s 2019 European indoor 60m champion Ewa Swoboda and Switzerland’s Ajla Del Ponte, who won the European indoor gold last year, will compete with her at Torun.

Tsegay and Barega will both race at Lievin on February 17th, with Tsegay in the mile and Barega in the 3000m.

Olympic 400m hurdles bronze medalist Femke Bol and local star Anna Kielbasinska, who established a Polish indoor 400m record of 51.10 earlier this month in Ostrava, have both been confirmed for the Torun meeting.

Olympic 100m hurdles bronze medalist Megan Tapper, Olympic pole vault bronze medalist Thiago Braz, and Olympic relay medalists Roniesha McGregor, Iga Baumgart-Witan, and Natalia Kaczmarek are among the athletes already named for Torun.

The ORLEN Copernicus Cup is the sixth Gold meeting on the World Athletics Indoor Tour in 2022. The series features seven Gold level meetings, beginning on January 28 in Karlsruhe and ending on March 2 in Madrid.

By Organisers of the World Athletics Championships

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