The seventh All Star Perche, which will take place on Saturday, February 19 at the Maison des Sports in Clermont, promises great competition. Renaud Lavillenie, who has just resumed competition, is set to be the master of ceremonies.
All Star Birch is the international pole vaulting meeting that has brought together the best male and female jumpers in the world since 2016. Organized by Olympic champion Reno Lavillenie, this meeting has become a memorable indoor athletics event.
The seventh group of the All Star Perche tournament, which will take place on Saturday, February 19 at the Maison des Sports de Clermont, is starting to take shape and promises great battles for girls and boys.
Olympic champion Katie Nagut, victorious in 2018 with 4m86 (record), will return to Clermont-Ferrand for a competition that promises to be very high. The American champion set her own world records in 2021 with 4m94 indoor and 4m95 outdoor. It will try to get closer to these reference numbers.
The formidable American will not be alone: world champion and Olympic runner-up Anzelika Sidorova will also be at the foot of the volcanoes.
She had participated in the All Star Perche in 2018 and 2019 (win). At the age of 30, the Russian pole vaulter has won 8 medals at international championships, including 3 titles. She holds the 3rd world performance of all time with 5m01 conquered in September 2021! The match’s record (4m86) is in danger of being shaken and spectators can witness the real action.
First Place For Guys
Among the men, Dutchman Mino Flon also returned to Clermont-Ferrand. He broke his own record last year during the All Star Perche Championships by crossing 5m96!
Greek champion Emmanuel Karalis, fourth at the Tokyo Olympics, will be in the All-Star Bowl for the first time. He holds the 5m 80 record at the age of 22, is European Under-18 Champion in 2016 and European Under-23 Vice-Champion in 2021. He has a whole future ahead of him but he dares to talk about it in the coming years to come.
American Sandy Morris was also hopeful.
Finally, French and Auvergne fans are relieved: Renaud Lavillenie must be present at the “HIS” meeting.
Missing the jump since the final of the Tokyo Olympics last summer, where he was unable to fully defend his chances due to an ankle injury (eighth with 5.70m), Renaud Lavillenie returned to competition on Saturday, February 5, in Tourcoing, during a meeting called “Birch in O”.
After the All Star Perche tournament, he should take part in the French Championship on February 27th, the Rouen meeting on March 5th and the World Championships in Belgrade on March 20th. Great program But in the meantime, Renaud Lavillenie, record holder of the competition (6.06m in 2021), will try to perform in front of his audience and also have fun.
Even without Armand Duplantis, the All Star Perche de Villages en Ville promises a lot. The Olympic champion, who surpassed the 6 meter mark on his return to Karlsruhe, Germany, at the end of January (6.02 metres), will be present at the meeting in Birmingham. Too bad… but Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Chris Nielsen or Australian Curtis Marshall could be right up there.
The winner in each category will receive €3,000, €5,000 record bonus and up to an additional €10,000 provided the indoor world record is broken.
The good news is that the Sports House will go from a potential capacity of 2,000 to a potential reception of 4,500.
A scale that is truly timely for athletics fans.