World’s best hurdlers to Malmö Games

Wednesday, February 25 the world’s best hurdlers will compete in Malmö Arena at the Malmö Games.

Dayron Robles, Cuba, Olympic champion, world champion both indoor and outdoor, ranked second through all time in the 60m hurdles with 7,33 s as his best time. Robles will face David Oliver, USA reigning world champion from 2013 with 7,37 s as his best time in the 60m hurdles. None of them can be sure to win though they will run against the young hurdlers Orlando Ortega, Cuba, and Jarret Eaton, USA. Philip Nossmy from Malmö will get best possible opponents in his hunt for the Swedish National record in the 60m hurdles.

Malmö Games will consist of many sprint races when both 60m and 60m hurdles for men and women will be decided by heats and final. The prize money in all events is 7 000 dollar (58 000 SEK) and in total there is 18 700 dollar (150 000 SEK) in prize money in each event.