Brothers Znamensky Memorial
1965 Soviet postal envelope dedicated to the Brothers Znamensky Memorial
DateLate June/Early July
LocationZhukovsky, Russia Russia
Event typeTrack and field
Established1949 (1958)

The Brothers Znamensky Memorial (Russian: Мемориал братьев Знаменских) is an annual track and field competition which is held at the Meteor Stadium in Zhukovsky, Russia.

The event is held in memory of Seraphim and Georgy Znamensky, the 1930s Soviet champions in long-distance running who died in 1942 and 1946, respectively. It was established in 1949, and received an international status in 1958, as only Soviet (Russian) athletes competed in 1949–1950 and 1998, and there was a break in the event between 1950 and 1958.[1]

Each edition features memorial races over distances from 1500 metres to 10,000 metres. The event has attracted many high profile runners throughout the decades, from Gaston Roelants and Pyotr Bolotnikov to Kip Keino and Evgeni Ignatov, through to Noureddine Morceli and Daniel Komen. The memorial is a highly international competition: athletes from over 50 countries have reached the podium at the Brothers Znamensky meet.[2] The meeting typically features ten events for national level competitors and sixteen events with international fields.[3]

The meeting has held an IAAF status from 2000 onwards. Initially it was part of the IAAF Grand Prix circuit, then became part of the IAAF World Athletics Tour and the IAAF World Challenge Meetings until 2011 when it was replaced by the Moscow Challenge. Currently it is one of the European Athletics Outdoor Classic Meetings. The competition was previously held at various locations in Russia, but following the completion of the Meteor Stadium the event became an annual fixture in Zhukovsky.[3] The current meeting director is Mikhail Butov.[4]

Meeting records

Men

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
100 m 10.03 Viktor Bryzhin  Soviet Union 1986
Olapade Adeniken  Nigeria 1996
200 m 20.20 Robson Caetano da Silva  Brazil 1987
400 m 45.04 Donald Sanford  Israel 19 July 2015 [5]
800 m 1:43.76 Amine Laalou  Morocco 2010
1500 m 3:33.22 Noureddine Morceli  Algeria 1996
3000 m 7:37.67 Daniel Komen  Kenya 1997
5000 m 13:17.48 Leonard Patrick Komon  Kenya 2008
10000 m 27:58.35 Wodajo Bulti  Ethiopia 1988
110 m hurdles 13.20 Aleksandr Markin  Soviet Union 1988
400 m hurdles 48.08 Derrick Adkins  United States 1995
3000 m steeplechase 8:10.59 Roba Gary  Ethiopia 2010
High jump 2.33 m Andrey Silnov  Russia 2010
Pole vault 5.91 m Yevgeniy Lukyanenko  Russia 2008
Long jump 8.40 m Jaime Jefferson  Cuba 1987
Robert Emmiyan  Soviet Union
Triple jump 17.78 m Nikolay Musiyenko  Soviet Union 1986
Shot put 21.79 m Sergey Smirnov  Soviet Union 1986
Discus throw 68.06 m Lars Riedel  Germany 1995
Hammer throw 84.58 m Yuriy Sedykh  Soviet Union 1986
Javelin throw 88.90 m Alexandr Ivanov  Russia 2003

Women

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
100 m 10.92 Anelia Nuneva  Bulgaria 1987
Merlene Ottey  Jamaica 1996
200 m 22.45 Natalya Bochina  Soviet Union 1980
400 m 49.79 Aelita Yurchenko  Soviet Union 1988
800 m 1:55.10 Olga Mineyeva  Soviet Union 1980
1500 m 3:55.00 Tatyana Kazankina  Soviet Union 1980
3000 m 8:34.35 Tatyana Pozdnyakova  Soviet Union 1984
5000 m 15:12.62 Irina Bondarchuk  Soviet Union 1982
10000 m 31:56.66 Svetlana Guskova  Soviet Union 1986
100 m hurdles 12.48 Nataliya Grygoryeva  Soviet Union 1988
400 m hurdles 53.10 Yuliya Pechenkina  Russia 2002
3000 m steeplechase 9:14.37 Gulnara Galkina-Samitova  Russia 2007
High jump 2.03 m Blanka Vlasic  Croatia 2008
Pole vault 4.50 m Yelena Isinbaeva  Russia 2002
Tatyana Polnova 2003
Anastasiya Savchenko 30 June 2013 [6]
Long jump 7.52 m Galina Chistyakova  Soviet Union 1988
Triple jump 14.95 m Inessa Kravets  Soviet Union 1991
Shot put 22.63 m Natalya Lisovskaya  Soviet Union 1987
Discus throw 71.58 m Ellina Zvereva  Soviet Union 1988
Hammer throw 77.41 m Tatyana Lysenko  Russia 2006
Javelin throw 64.49 m Valeria Zabruskova  Russia 2003

References

  1. ^ Brothers Znamensky Memorial celebrates its 50th Anniversary. IAAF (24 June 2005)
  2. ^ История. rusathletics.com
  3. ^ a b Nikolay Dolgopolov and Rostislav Orlov (2006-06-21). Olsson to continue comeback in Znamenskiy Memorial. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-07-04.
  4. ^ Znamensky Memorial. Euro Meetings. Retrieved on 2011-07-04.
  5. ^ "400m Results" (PDF). inf-online.ru. 19 July 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Brothers Znamensky Memorial 2013 Results". EAA. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013.