EMACI 2022 – HIGH LIGHT 800m
800m World Indoor Record W90: Melita Czerwenko Nagel (GER). Photos A.H
W90 05:27.80 Melitta Czerwenka-Nagel GER 23/02/2022, Braga, POR World Record
Previous world record 800m indoor
W90 7:14.89 Mary Norckauer USA 90 07/03/15 Baton Rouge, USA
Thanks to Melita Czerwenko Nagel’s world indoor record in the W90 age category and a new M55 indoor 800m world best by Italian Francesco D’Agostino (02:06.41) the 800m final advanced to the highpoint of the EMACI in Braga on Wednesday 23/02/2022. The 800m finals took about two hours for the track.
Before her run, Melita sighed: “Even at 91, I still get excited before a race!” There was no nervousness to be seen in Melitta’s run She ran the four indoor laps consistently and with admirable posture and step length. After crossing the finish line, the entire running group congratulated her on her world record and admired her: She had improved the old world record of Mary Norckauer by almost two minutes. A sensational achievement!
Melitta: “Now I hope that my legs will recover by Saturday so that I can also give my best in the 1500 m.”
Learn more about the extraordinary personality of Melita Czerwenko Nagel in a video with excerpts from the run and an interview that you can download from the following address:
The fourth day of competition at the EMACI on Wednesday surprised not only with a world record, but also with other excellent final results in the shot put, triple jump and pole vault, where for example the multiple world record holder Wolfgang Ritte surprised with a pole vault height of 3.60 m shortly before his 70th birthday. Outdoors at the throwing facilities, the women competed for their medals in the discus throw. In the evening, the 3000m runs of the men from M65 onwards started.
You can find all the results here: https://emaci22.vercel.app/results