Stefanidi poised to extend win streak in Lievin

Stefanidi confirmed for Meeting de Paris Indoor
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Ekaterini Stefanidi will compete at the Meeting de Lievin on the road to the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham

Ekaterini Stefanidi has notched up victories in Paris and Rouen over the last five days and she will be looking to claim a hat-trick of wins on French soil at the Meeting de Lievin, a European Athletics Indoor Permit Meeting, on Tuesday (13). 

Stefanidi extended her win streak to 17 competitions in Rouen on Saturday evening when she cleared a season’s best of 4.82m on her first attempt before three attempts at a prospective Greek record and world-leading mark of 4.92m.

While victory will be her first goal in Lievin, Stefanidi will no doubt have an eye on Sandi Morris’ world-leading mark of 4.90m which is also one centimetre in excess of Yelena Isinbayeva’s 13-year-old stadium record.

Fellow world champion Pierre-Ambroise Bosse will make his season’s debut in Lievin tomorrow night. He will be looking to break Mehdi Baala’s long-standing French indoor 1000m record of 2:17.01. Baala also holds the meeting record at a nearly identical 2:17.06. 

The silver medallist behind Bosse at the IAAF World Championships in London last year, Poland’s Adam Kszczot will line up over 800m against a glittering field including Kenya’s Kipyegon Bett and former world champion Mohammed Aman from Ethiopia.