Golden Spike Ostrava 2022

Golden Spike Ostrava 2022

The track and field meeting where records tend to fall.

May 31 2022 - May 31 2022
Golden Spike Ostrava 2022
This regular athletics meeting in Ostrava featuring the stars of track and field from around the world holds a place in the prestigious IAAF Super Grand Prix category and is one of its most successful events. Those who have competed here include multiple world record holder and Olympic champion Usain Bolt and he will be coming back once again this year!
The meeting has been held regularly since 1961 at the Municipal Stadium in Ostrava Vítkovice. This city in the eastern part of the Czech Republic has repeatedly become a place where records tend to fall. For example, Jamaican runner Asafa Powell broke the world record in the unofficial 100 yard dash in 2010 in Ostrava with a time of 9.07 seconds. Three years before that, Ethiopian long-distance runner Haile Gebrselassie broke two world records here in the 20 km run and in the one-hour race. In 2008, his countrywoman Dire Tune achieved the same results. The perennial star in Ostrava is multiple record holder Usain Bolt, who has also taken part in several Golden Spikes. He has made Ostrava his own, and such is his popularity that one of the modern structures in the former mining complex of Dolní Vítkovice, the elegant observation platform, is called Bolt Tower.