Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and Andrew Pozzi over the hurdle distance at the INIT INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe

The 60-metre hurdles have a long tradition in Karlsruhe. When the men start on 28th January 2022, this starting field will once again include world-class athletes. Among others, the Frenchman Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, the Brit Andrew Pozzi, last year’s winner Wilhelm Belocian from France as well as the German Martin Vogel. Pascal Martinot-Lagarde has already collected plenty of precious metal in his career. Probably the most valuable medal is the gold at the 2018 European Outdoor Championships in Berlin, when the 30-year-old beat the favourite Sergei Shubenkov in the 110 metres hurdles in 13.17 seconds. Andrew Pozzi is also a real indoor specialist. The 29-year-old Briton won gold at the 2017 European Indoor Championships in Belgrade in 7.51 seconds, narrowly beating Martinot-Lagarde. In 2018, Pozzi celebrated his greatest success to date by winning the gold medal at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham in 7.46 seconds. In 2021 he then won silver at the European Indoor Championships in Torun in 7.43 seconds behind France’s Wilhem Belocian. Pozzi has also been to the INIT INDOOR MEETING before. In his only appearance in Karlsruhe so far, he won the 60 metre hurdles in 2017 in a strong 7.44 seconds. Last year’s winner Wilhelm Belocian will also be at the start. Last year, the 26-year-old Frenchman won the 60-metre hurdles in Karlsruhe in 7.49 seconds ahead of the US American Aaron Mallett as part of the World Indoor Tour. His victory in Karlsruhe and his two second places in Liéviin and Torun meant second place in the overall Tour ranking behind world indoor record holder Grant Holloway. Martin Vogel from LAC Erdgas Chemnitz is also a German hurdle sprinter.

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