Athletics Stats: What are the meet records set at the Meeting de Paris?

The Meeting de Paris, which was previously known as the Meeting Areva and Meeting Gaz de France, is a track and field event which takes place every year at Stade Sébastien Charléty in Paris, France. It initially formed part of the IAAF Golden League but has since become an integral component of the Diamond League, which is regarded as the top tier of World Athletics’ single-day competitions. The Diamond League itself is a yearly collection of fourteen highly distinguished track and field athletic events. The Meeting de Paris was initiated in 1999. An unparalleled number of 70,253 enthusiasts attended the event with their presence on July 1, 2005.

History of the Meeting de Paris

The origins of the Diamond League’s chapter can be dated back to 1984, when a sports enthusiast, Michel Zilbermann, organized an athletics gathering at Stade Auguste Delaune. In 1999, a collaboration between these two gatherings resulted in the establishment of a new athletics event at Stade de France. This association eventually strengthened, culminating in the merging of the two independent meets into an annual affair in 2000. However, Zilbermann, the driving force behind the meeting, died in April 2008 due to prolonged illness.

Renaud Lavillenie secured gold in the pole vault category in front of 46,500 spectators, breaking the previous French record. Usain Bolt made headlines in 2013 by recording the best time of the year in the 200-meter event in front of more than 50,000 spectators. Finally, the Meeting de Paris reinstated its location at Stade Sébastien Charléty in 2017 and went back to its previous location. Since 1999, the meeting has been held on a regular basis, with the exception of the 2020 meeting, which was postponed owing to the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.

Meet records (Meet record holders) at the Meeting de Paris event

The Diamond League 2023 season has already kicked off and the fourth leg of the event is all set to take place on June 9, 2023, at the Stade Sébastien Charléty in Paris. With less than a day to go for the event, let’s take a look at the meet records and their holders at the Meeting de Paris event.

EventMen’s (Nation)RecordWomen’s (Nation)Record
100 mUsain Bolt (Jamaica)9.79 (-0.2 m/s)Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica)10.67 (+0.5 m/s)
200 mNoah Lyles (United States)19.65 (+0.2 m/s)Marion Jones (United States)21.99 (+0.2 m/s)
400 mJeremy Wariner (United States)43.86Tonique Williams-Darling (Bahamas)49.15
800 mDavid Rudisha (Kenya)1:41.54Caster Semenya (South Africa)1:54.25 DLR
1000 mNoureddine Morceli (Algeria)2:13.73Ella Kovács (Romania)2:32.40
1500 mHicham El Guerrouj (Morocco)3:28.38Laura Muir (Great Britain)3:55.22
MileHicham El Guerrouj (Morocco)3:49.01Mary Slaney (United States)4:18.08
3000 mAli Saïdi-Sief (Algeria)7:27.67Francine Niyonsaba (Burundi)8:19.08
5000 mKenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia)12:40.18Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia)14:15.41
10000 mFernando Mamede (Portugal)27:22.95Catherina McKiernan (Ireland)31:08.41
110 m/ 100 m hurdlesDayron Robles (Cuba)12.88 (+0.5 m/s)Ludmila Engquist (Russia)12.32 (+1.6 m/s)
400 m hurdlesAbderrahman Samba (Qatar)46.98Kim Batten (United States)53.06
3000 m steeplechaseJairus Kipchoge Birech (Kenya)7:58.83Ruth Jebet (Bahrain)8:52.78
High jumpJavier Sotomayor (Cuba)2.40 mMariya Lasitskene (Authorised Neutral Athletes)2.04 m
Pole vaultArmand Duplantis (Sweden)6.01 mYelena Isinbayeva (Russia)4.91 m
Long jumpMike Powell (United States)8.66 m (+0.9 m/s)Heike Drechsler (Germany)7.15 m (+1.7 m/s)
Triple jumpWill Claye (United States)18.06 m (+0.4 m/s)Tatyana Lebedeva (Russia)15.12 m (-0.9 m/s)
Shot putTomas Walsh (New Zealand)22.44 mNadezhda Ostapchuk (Belarus), Valerie Adams (New Zealand)20.78 m
Discus throwVirgilijus Alekna (Lithuania)70.21 mValarie Allman (United States)68.68 m
Hammer throwBalázs Kiss (Hungary)83.00 mYipsi Moreno (Cuba)72.43 m
Javelin throwJan Železný (Czech Republic)91.40 mChristina Obergföll (Germany)68.01 m

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