City of Barcelona International Athletics Meeting

Posted on 19 July 2011 in Barcelona, always!, Sports

Míting Internacional de Atletismo Ciudad de Barcelona

Míting Internacional de Atletismo Ciudad de Barcelona

The Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium will once again be buzzing, with world-class athletes here for another City of Barcelona International Athletics Meeting.

This is one of eight European Athletics Association Premium Meetings and is regarded as one the best athletics meetings held in Spain, given the results of recent years.

The meeting will bring together a large number of top Spanish and international athletes, being one of the last chances for those hoping to take part in the World Championships this year in Korea, as well as those aiming for the 2012 London Olympics, to achieve their best times.

That is the case of Cuban Dayron Robles, the 110-metre world record holder, 2008 Beijing Olympic champion and 2010 Doha world champion; Nelson Èvora, Portuguese Olympic triple jump champion; Arturo Casado, Spanish European champion in Barcelona, 2010; and fellow Spaniard Natalia Rodríguez, silver medal winner in Barcelona and world runner-up in Doha, 2010.

Alongside the familiar faces of these world-class athletes will be those of amateur runners, competing in an area established for amateur athletic events, and other events for local and under-23 runners.

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