It’s nine years since an athletics gala was held at Malmö Stadium but on Friday 18 August it’s time again!
The outdoor premiere of Malmö Games will take place five days after the World championships in London which means many athletes goes directly to Malmö.
– We will be the first gala efter the World championships which is good since we will have many fresh champions and medallists. The 400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk is already signed and during May we will publish another 5-6 stars to the meet, says Meeting Director Daniel Wessfeldt.
– In July we will continue adding stars with the goal to have 90 percent of the fields filled before the World championships which starts on 3 August.
Many athletics meetings has been organised at Malmö Stadium during the years and the last one was in 2008. Although it has been world class indoor meets in 2009 and 2015.
A brand new track was laid out at Malmö Stadium last year which means the possibilities to perform great results will be excellent on 18 August!
The picture: Steven Gardiner, Bahamas, won 400m at Doha Diamond League on 5 May. Will we see him against world record holder Wayde van Niekerk on 18 August? Photo: Deca Text&Bild
The events at Malmö Games, Friday 18 August 2017
Men: 100m, 400m, 1500m, 400m hurdles, pole vault and discus.
Women: 100m, 800m, 100m hurdles, high jump, long jump and hammer throw.