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Battle of Legends – Gyulai István Memorial Hungarian Athletics GP @ Székesfehérvár – Hungary

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The best athlete in the world will start @ Székesfehérvár – Hungary

Wednesday, August, 19. 2020. 

Take place: Bregyó-közi  – Regional Athletics Center 

During the morning hours the press conference was held at the Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium Press Center in announcing some background figures about this year’s Gyula István Memorial Games which will be from this year part of the Wold Athletics Continental Tour (WACT) Gold series. The 10-station Gold Section of the Continental Circle, will include several numbers in its program that are Diamond League-level in value and strength. There are only 24 in GYL from 2020, and those who missed out will be on the Gold competitions.

Take place Bregyó-közi  – Regional Athletics Center – Székesfehérvár … On the 19th of August. 

Press meeting was open by Márton Gyulai, the competition director, announced Olympic and world champions will undertake to compete was announced at the press call and starting off with one of the headlines … Dalilah Muhammad can also be there coming to Székesfehérvár as she indicated to compete. Added,  for this year’s competition the numbers are: for men, 100, 200, 400 meters, 110 hurdles, triple jump, discus and hammer will, while for women 200, 400, 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles, long jump, discus and hammer. Added  there will be a traditional competition, but they will be forced to impose certain restrictions, such as no more than 400 meters. The reason for this is the regulation of the International Federation (WA), as WA allows the adoption of recommendations. Taking about the athlete at previous Gyulai István Memorial  Hungarian Grand Prix … already 12 athletes who have already competed at the Gyulai István Memorial were able to take the second stage of the world championship podium, including 10 individual silver medals and 14 athletes finished in third place, including 8 individual bronze medals. In Doha, a total of 39 athletes won 46 medals (including 29 individual numbers) who have visited Hungary in the last eight years – between 2011-2019 – and started at the Gyulai István Memorial. In Doha – among the starters of the Hungarian Athletics Grand Prix preformed in 67 places …  4-8. 38th place, 1-8.
In 2019 ., 17 international issues were held at the Gyulai István Memorial at Székesfehérvár. 10 athletes competed with Hungarians that year, who later won gold medals in Doha (including 9 individual world champions). Athletes who later won the World Cup in Doha started in 14 numbers.

Chairman of the organizing committee Péter Deutsch mentioned, based on the decision of the international association, the Hungarian Grand Prix was placed in a special elite circle. From 2020, the classification of one-day athletics has changed in competitions with seven categories created. Continued, will be from 2020, the classification of one-day athletics competitions has changed, with seven categories created and will be in the second priority category after the Diamond League, competitions and have become part of the Gold series Hungarian organizers do not want to make in order to preserve the seriousness of the fight and as an example said that one of the recommendations is to start runners with a handicap, and if overtaking, athletes should wear a face mask.

Sports Director Attila Spiriev highlighted in this regard that the current classification of the competition is a huge recognition and is on a par with traditional competitions such as Tokyo the Hengelo or Kingston Athletics Army Parade. The sports director emphasized that this was not a coincidence, as the Gyula Memorial produced better results year-after-year, with 16 athletes who had previously participated in the Hungarian competition won a total of 19 gold at last year’s Doha World Championships. In 2019, ten athletes later world champions started also in Gyula. Several of them have signed for this year as well. Spiriev also emphasize that there is a lot of uncertainty about the corona virus epidemic, it is not yet known whether those who promised can come. However, according to the current position, Dalilah Muhammad – American Olympic and world champion of the women’s 400 dam, who ran two world tops last year. Also the audience will see again Christian Taylor of the United States triple jump epochal figure, unique ruler of the 2010s London and Rio Games, furthermore who won World Cup champion at four outdoor competition, also Steven Gardiner from the Bahamas who triumphed in Doha last year on 400 meter within 43.48-second parade time … just mention a few awesome athlete to be on the startshot at Székesfehérvár In addition to the three overseas stars, Polish Pawel Fajdek – four-time world champion in men’s hammer throwing, has also promised to compete in the competition, and in addition to World Cup bronze medalist Bence Halász, he will certainly have to contend with London Olympic champion Krisztián Pars hammer thrower.

Mayor of Székesfehérvár, András Cser-Palkovics was pleased to say the Gyulai István Memorial Games is a very import part of the life of the city with the International stars liven up the city. Athlete lovers from regions of Hungary and foreigners from around the world will have a chance to see these superb athletes live. The mayor also emphasized that the Athletics Games need to be kept as a traditions and carry on.

Last but not least it was underlined to the visitors who may see, bump into the athletes in the city,  still common interest from both side to keep as a precaution to the distance regarding the corona virus, so this time non taking snaps, autograph request or hugs is undesirable.

Update: © Aggie Reiter with snaps