Olympic long jump champion Miltiadis Tentoglou will star in the men’s long jump contest in Madrid, at the sixth World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold 2023 meeting on 22 February. The Greek star will seek his second win in Madrid four years after his 2019 triumph in 8.23m – followed by a second place in 2020.
The 24-year-old will return to the CDM Gallur turned into one of the greatest European long jumpers of all-time. In 2021, Tentoglou became just the fifth European athlete to win the Olympic long jump title, then he claimed the world indoor trophy in Belgrade in 2022, secured the world silver medal outdoors in Oregon and the European gold in Munich, and won the Diamond League title at the final in Zurich.
At the World Indoor Championship, Tentoglou broke the Greek record with a 8.55m leap that ranks him third in the European all-time list.
In Madrid, Tentoglou will clash the reigning Olympic bronze medalist Maykel Massó. The 22-year-old from Cuba came close to another global medal at the World Championship in Oregon last season, where he finished fourth. In 2021, Massó set an outdoor personal best of 8.39m.
Sweden’s Thobias Montler will try to finally surpass Tentoglou after winning world indoor and European outdoor silver medals just behind the Greek in 2022. The 26-year-old set the Swedish national record with 8.38m in Belgrade last season.
Olympic fourth placer Eusebio Cáceres (8.37m PB) of Spain, Commonwealth champion LaQuan Nairn (8.22m PB) of Bahamas, 2016 world indoor bronze medalist Changzhou Huang (8.33m PB) of China, and Spanish standouts Héctor Santos (8.19m PB) and Jaime Guerra (8.08m PB) will complete the long jump line-up at CDM Gallur on 22 February.