A dozen of global medalists, including two-time Olympic bronze Tom Walsh and world record holder Devynne Charlton, will take starring roles at the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold  final meeting in Madrid on Friday 23 February.

Oceanian record-holder a two-time world indoor champion Tom Walsh of New Zealand will lead a shot put contest which includes seven athletes with personal bests over 22 meter. His main rivals for the World Indoor Tour general classification in Madrid will be the leader Roger Steen of the United States, and the four-time European indoor medalist Tomas Stanek of Czech Republic. Italian Leonardo Fabbri, who recently threw a personal best of 22.37 m, will also seek the triumph.

World record holder Devynne Charlton of Bahamas will be the woman to beat in the 60m hurdles after setting a global best of 7.67 in New York 10 days ago. World indoor runner-up will take on the European leader, Netherland’s Nadine Visser, the European reigning champion, Finland’s Reetta Hurske, and European 100m hurdles champion Pia Skrzyszowska of Poland – all three with PBs under 7.80.

In the men’s 60m hurdles (a non-scoring World Indoor Tour event), the three last European champions – Switzerland’s Jason Joseph, France’s Wilhem Belocian and Cyprus’ Milan Trajkovic – will battle in Madrid. Spanish and Italian record-holders Quique Llopis and Lorenzo Simonelli, and world 110m hurdles medalist Asier Martínez of Spain will also be contenders for the win.

Italian Catalin Tecuceanu will threaten the World Indoor Tour lead in the men’s 800m. He will face European indoor champions Adrián Ben and Álvaro de Arriba of Spain, besides local rising star Mohamed Attaoui and Uganda’s standout Tom Dradriga. On the women’s side, Spain’s Lorea Ibarzabal will seek to break the 2-minute-barrier for the first time indoors.

World 1500m bronze medalist Narve Gilje Nordas of Norway, Ethiopia’s Telahun Haile Bekele and European bronze medalist Elzan Bibic of Serbia will face for the 3000m win.

In the women’s 1500m, 2021 European indoor champion Elise Vanderelst of Belgium will take on Olympic finalist Marta Pérez of Spain, Spanish 3000m record-holder Marta García and Great Britain’s Revée Walcott-Nolan.

In non-World Indoor Tour women’s 400m, Romania’s Andrea Miklos and Ireland’s Sharlene Mawdlesy will face Spanish champion Eva Santidrián.

Algeria’s Yasser Triki leads the World Indoor Tour general classification in the men’s triple jump and will try to defend it against Portugal’s Tiago Pereira and French champion Jean-Marc Pontvianne. Spain’s record-holder Jordan Díaz will threaten his own national record of 17.87m.

In the women’s long jump, Serbia’s Milica Gardasevic and Hungary’s Diana Lesti will battle for the World Indoor Tour global title. World bronze medalist Leticia Oro Melo of Brazil and world finalists Fátima Diame and Tessy Ebosele of Spain could threaten the European duo for the meeting win.

World high jump champion Eleanor Patterson of Australia could win the World Indoor Tour global classification if she takes the triumph in Madrid by jumping over 1.92m. Czech Republic’s Michaela Hrubá, Lithuanian Airine Palsyte, Finland’s Ella Junnila or Ukranian Yuliya Chumachenko are amongst the contenders for the win.

In the men’s pole vault, three-time world medalist Piotr Lisek of Poland will face Portuguese young star Pedro Buaro, while the global title is already guaranteed for the Polish vaulter.