The indoor season is launched

The EAP circuit has never started so early in the season with one of its meetings.

The first indoor was held in Amsterdam (NED) on Saturday 7th January, the second is scheduled on Saturday 21st January in Kuldiga (LAT).
As per new World Athletics' requirements, both meetings are WRC (World Ranking Competitions) compliant.


7th Jan: Indoor Amsterdam (NED)

It was therefore Amsterdam that managed to bring together 350+ athletes on January 7th.

However, the bet was not won in advance because Amsterdam was returning after two years of shutdown due to the pandemic and among the consequences the budget suffered a sharp reduction.
As a result, Amsterdam, apart from a few exceptions, could not afford foreign participation. However, the athletes graced this event with performances at an international level.

This shows a very pleasing level of activity, especially since the number of disciplines was limited for both men and women (60m, 60m Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump). Those disciplines were also offered to the youth categories.

We attended quality events and this also allowed us to see some good talents at work who we will undoubtedly see again playing the leading roles in the next major U23 and U20 championships. But the high point of the event went to Maayke Tjin A Lim who won the Women's 60m Hurdles in 8.12 (8.13 final). Great and promising regularity between the two races, synonymous with a very good state of form at the beginning of the season, only one hundredth of her own record which would have earned her a new EAP record (which still belongs to Aliuska Lopez, ESP, established in 2005 in Valladolid). In any case, her 8.12 earned her the new meeting record, thus dethroning Sharona Bakker (8.17, in 2012) from the lists.

Amsterdam's highlights:

21st Jan: Kuldiga “Kuldīgas Katrīnas kauss” (LAT)
High profile athletes across the Baltics and Europe to attend “Kuldiga Catherine’s Cup 

Likewise Amsterdam, Kuldiga is also facing a 2 year hiatus for the same reasons.
But unlike them, a larger international participation is already announced, which gives additional motivation to athletes and organizers.
Benefiting from a very beautiful indoor facilities equipped with their circular track, the program will be more complete.

Several athletes have already confirmed their presence, such as the former European U20 champion, the British Alex George or the Belgian Vanessa Scaunet, participating in the World and European Championships in the 800m. Attracting many athletes from the Baltics or the rest of Europe, several Latvian and Lithuanian champions will be present.

We are delighted to be able to offer this meeting again and to be enthusiastic and thrilled by discovering new emerging athletes, as is always the case.The meeting will be broadcast live TV Streaming by "



Stimulating the movement of athletics across Europe with mostly accessible meetings, the EAP offers excellent opportunities for international competitions.

And this is the Athletics that we're proud of !


Enjoy the indoor season  !

In behalf of the EAP,

Pablo Cassina
EAP President



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