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Weltklasse Zurich
Weltklasse Zürich
Letzigrund 2007ii.jpg
The host stadium - Letzigrund
DateAugust
LocationZürich, Switzerland
Event typeTrack and field
IAAF Cat.DF[1]
Established1928
Official sitewww.diamondleague-zurich.com/en/Home/

Weltklasse Zürich (English: World Class Zurich) is an annual, invitation-only, world-class track and field meeting at the Letzigrund in Zürich, Switzerland, generally held at the end of August. Previously one of the IAAF Golden League events, it now serves as a final of the IAAF Diamond League, along with Memorial Van Damme. One of the first large-scale international athletics events (outside the Summer Olympics), it is sometimes referred to as the one-day Olympics. Weltklasse Zürich first took place on 12 August 1928. In the beginning, the meeting was nicknamed by the public the "Nurmi meeting" after the most admired and celebrated participant at the time, Paavo Nurmi. On 21 June 1960, on the Letzigrund track, Armin Hary became the first human to run the 100m dash in 10.0 seconds.

UBS has supported Weltklasse Zürich as its main sponsor since 1981.[2] Other sponsors are Vaudoise Assurances, Migros, Le Gruyère Switzerland, Medica, Omega, Swiss, Lexus, Erdgas and Puma.[3]

Track surface

The surface at the Letzigrund Stadium was developed in 2014 by the Swiss company CONICA.[4][5][6] The new surface was installed in June 2014 at a cost of 800,000 CHF and was paid for by the city of Zurich, which owns Letzigrund Stadium.[7]

World records

Over the course of its history, numerous world records have been set at Weltklasse Zürich.[8]

Meeting records

Men

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
100 m 9.76 (+1.4 m/s) Yohan Blake  Jamaica 30 August 2012 [9][10]
200 m 19.66 (+0.0 m/s) Usain Bolt  Jamaica 30 August 2012 [11][12]
400 m 43.29 Harry ("Butch") Reynolds  United States 17 August 1988
800 m 1:41.24 Wilson Kipketer  Denmark 13 August 1997
1500 m 3:26.45 Hicham El Guerrouj  Morocco 12 August 1998
Mile 3:45.19 Noureddine Morceli  Algeria 16 August 1995
3000 m 7:32.54 Said Aouita  Morocco 13 August 1986
5000 m 12:41.86 Haile Gebreselassie  Ethiopia 13 August 1997
110 m hurdles 12.92 (-0.1 m/s) Roger Kingdom  United States 16 August 1989
400 m hurdles 46.92 DLR Karsten Warholm  Norway 29 August 2019 [13]
3000 m steeplechase 7:56.54 Saif Saeed Shaheen  Qatar 18 August 2006
7:53.17 X Brahim Boulami  Morocco 16 August 2002
High jump 2.40 m Charles Austin  United States 7 August 1991
Pole vault 5.95 m Igor Trandenkov  Russia 14 August 1996
Long jump 8.65 m (-0.5 m/s) DLR Juan Miguel Echevarría  Cuba 29 August 2019 [14]
Triple jump 17.80 m (+0.1 m/s) Christian Taylor  United States 1 September 2016 [15]
Shot put 22.60 m DLR Tomas Walsh  New Zealand 30 August 2018 [16]
Discus throw 71.12 m Virgilijus Alekna  Lithuania 11 August 2000
Hammer throw 83.24 m Andrey Abduvaliyev  Uzbekistan 17 August 1994
Javelin throw 92.28 m Raymond Hecht  Germany 14 August 1996
4x100 m relay 37.45 Trell Kimmons
Wallace Spearmon
Tyson Gay
Michael Rodgers
 United States 19 August 2010

Women

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref Video
100 m 10.76 (+1.7 m/s) Evelyn Ashford  United States 22 August 1984
200 m 21.66 (-1.0 m/s) Merlene Ottey  Jamaica 15 August 1990
400 m 48.86 Jarmila Kratochvílová  Czechoslovakia 18 August 1982
800 m 1:54.01 Pamela Jelimo  Kenya 29 August 2008 [1]
1000 m 2:32.70 Jolanta Januchta  Poland 19 August 1981
1500 m 3:52.47 Tatyana Kazankina  Soviet Union 13 August 1980
Mile 4:12.56 Svetlana Masterkova  Russia 14 August 1996
3000 m 8:22.34 Almaz Ayana  Ethiopia 3 September 2015 [17]
5000 m 14:30.10 Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya 8 September 2011 [18]
100 m hurdles 12.39 (-0.7 m/s) Gail Devers  United States 11 August 2000
400 m hurdles 52.84 Kim Batten  United States 12 August 1998
3000 m steeplechase 8:55.29 Ruth Jebet  Bahrain 24 August 2017 [19]
High jump 2.04 m Hestrie Cloete  South Africa 6 August 2004
Venelina Veneva-Mateeva  Bulgaria 18 August 2006
Blanka Vla?i?  Croatia 7 September 2007
Pole vault 5.06 m Yelena Isinbayeva  Russia 28 August 2009
Long jump 7.39 m (+0.3 m/s) Heike Drechsler  East Germany 21 August 1985
Triple jump 15.03 m (0.0 m/s) Anna Biryukova  Russia 16 August 1995
Shot put 20.98 m [20] Valerie Adams  New Zealand 28 August 2013 [21]
Discus throw 70.20 m Faina Melnik  Soviet Union 20 August 1975
Hammer throw
Javelin throw 69.57 m Christina Obergföll  Germany 8 September 2011 [22]
4×100 m relay 41.60 Sherone Simpson
Natasha Morrison
Elaine Thompson
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
 Jamaica 3 September 2015 [23]

See also

References

  1. ^ "IAAF World Ranking Calendar". IAAF. 2019.
  2. ^ "Weltklasse Zürich". global. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Sponsors - Diamond League - Zurich". zurich.diamondleague.com. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "CONICA Track Systems - CONIPUR M". conica.com. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Head to Head: Mondo versus Mongo". runnersworld.com. 12 March 2014. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Bolt to Compete on Zurich's New Track - IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. 12 May 2014. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "High Hopes for Low Times for Bolt on New Zurich Surface As he Announces He Will Run Weltklasse". insidethegames.biz. 12 May 2014. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Weltklasse Zürich World Records" (PDF). www.diamondleague-zurich.com. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Men's 100m - Results". IAAF. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  10. ^ "Men's 100m - Results". Diamond League - Zurich. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  11. ^ "Men's 200m - Results". IAAF. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  12. ^ "Men's 200m - Results". Diamond League - Zurich. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  13. ^ Bob Ramsak (29 August 2019). "Warholm sizzles 46.92 in Zurich - IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ Bob Ramsak (29 August 2019). "Echevarria leaps world-leading 8.65m in Zurich - IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ "Triple Jump Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ "Shot Put Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  17. ^ "3000m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  18. ^ "5000m Women: Results" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 8 September 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  19. ^ "3000m Steeplechase Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 24 August 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  20. ^ competition held at Zurich's main train station
  21. ^ Phil Minshull (28 August 2013). "Valerie Adams produces 2013 best to win the Diamond Race - IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 2013.
  22. ^ "Javelin Women: Results" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 8 September 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  23. ^ "4×100m Relay Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 2015.

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