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What can we look forward to at the 51st year of the Pravda – Televízia – Slovnaft meeting

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MEN

100 m: leader of rankings Ogunode (9,91) is likely to attack the P-T-S record of 10,07 from 1988 in case of good weather conditions. Bruintjies, Skyers and Morris are also in a good shape. There is a chance for improvement for our Jan Volko.

800 m: man number one in 2016 on paper, Nicholas Kipkoech ran twice this year under 1:44 and won the Kenyan Championship. Will he be able to attack Juantoren´s record of the meeting (1:44,97) from 1987 in front of the record maker himself? A chance for Jozef Repčík to run in good time.

1500 m: seven runners with personal records below 3:40. This is the goal that the organizers want to achieve, partly thanks to the excellent Kenyan athlete Kombich. Jozef Pelikán will try to qualify for the European Championship in Amsterdam.

400 fences: prepared for best Slovak Kučera, who wants to run under 50 seconds. Flannery and Green from Britain have a personal record of under 49 seconds.

Height: Wilson from the Bahamas jumped 230 cm this year, but Demjaňuk and Kgoseimang have better personal records. Bubeník is our Slovak ace.

Triple jump: our ace Veszelka will have two excellent rivals. The Nigerian Oke (who lives in Britain) and Hugues from Burkina Faso (lives in France) are likely to overtake him. Unexpected things do happen though…

Hammer throw: Nazarov and Lomnický should fight for the gold medal. How close are they going to get to 80 m?

3000 m: Matej Tóth and his first outdoor competition of 2016. His participation is a big honour for the meeting.

4 x 100 m: Turkey wants to run under 39 seconds, that could be close to the record of the meeting (38,92). Cuba has similar ambitions.

WOMEN

100 m: American Anderson is in good shape, our Bezeková and Kršáková can run in good time too.

800 m: Lucia Hrivnák Klocová will attempt to attack the two-minute limit. Tracey, Assef and Kenyan champion Cherotich won´t be easy rivals though.

Distance: Jana Velďáková would like to win at home, but she will have to beat 660 cm. Is it going to happen?

Hammer throw: World record maker Wlodarczykova is in good shape and wants to throw the hammer far. What more could one ask for?

4 x 100 m: Ukraine is the clear favourite, our girls don´t want to embarrass themselves either.

4 x 400 m: The duel between India and Slovakia will be an interesting peak of the meeting.