Memorial Van Damme
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Memorial van Damme is a yearly athletics event at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, Belgium. It takes place in late August or early September. Before it was one of the IAAF Golden League events. Now it is now part of the IAAF Diamond League.
It was first put together in 1977 by a group of journalists in honour of Ivo van Damme. Damme was a Belgian double medal winner at the Montreal Olympics who was killed in a car accident at the age of 22. A former footballer, he turned to athletics and in particular the 1500 m and 3000 m. Later on, he ran in the 800 m. In 1976, he took part in the Montreal Olympic Games, where he won silver medals in both the 800 m and 1500 m.
World records [change]
- 4 x 1500 m relay men 14:36.23 Kenya (William Biwott Tanui, Gideon Gathimba, Geoffrey Kipkoech Rono, Augustine Kiprono Choge)
- 10,000 m men Junior 27:04.00 Boniface Kiprop Toroitich, Uganda
- 3,000 m steeplechase men 7:53.63 Saif Saaeed Shaheen, Qatar
- Pole vault women 4.92 m Yelena Isinbayeva, Russia
- 3,000 m men Junior 7:30.67 Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopia
- 3,000 m steeple men 7:55.28 Brahim Boulami, Morocco
- 5,000 m men Junior 13:07.38 Daniel Komen, Kenya
- 1,000 m women 2:29.34 Maria de Lurdes Mutola, Mozambique
Meeting Records [change]
+ = en route to a longer distance
- "100m Men: Results" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 16 September 2011. http://www.diamondleague.com/Results/Brussels/re4010040.pdf. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
- "200m Men: Results" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 16 September 2011. http://www.diamondleague.com/Results/Brussels/re0020040.pdf. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
- "4x800 Metres Relay Results". IAAF. 2006-08-25. http://www.iaaf.org/history/GLE/season=2006/results/eventCode=3529/sex=M/discCode=4X8/result.html. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
- "4x1500 Metres Relay Results". www.sport.be. 2009-09-04. http://www.sport.be/belgavideo/mvd2009live/re0380040.pdf. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
- "400 Metres Results". www.sport.be. 2009-09-04. http://www.sport.be/belgavideo/mvd2009live/re1040040.pdf. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
- "2000 Metres Results". www.sport.be. 2009-09-04. http://www.sport.be/belgavideo/mvd2009live/re1150040.pdf. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
- "High Jump Women: Results" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 16 September 2011. http://www.diamondleague.com/Results/Brussels/re1290040.pdf. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
- "High Jump Women: Results" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 16 September 2011. http://www.diamondleague.com/Results/Brussels/re1810040.pdf. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
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