News - 10.07.2012

Stockholm: World's best pole vaulters ready for DN Galan

The world's best senior female pole vaulter will meet the world's best junior at the upcoming DN Galan in Stockholm, on 17 August. Also the world junior champion happens to be the local favourite Angelica Bengtsson with a seasonal best of 4.58.

Murer, winner of the World championships in Daegu last year, is hoping to arrive to Stockholm as a Olympic gold medallist. 

"I'm looking forward to DN Galan! Competing in Sweden with such a responsive audience is always inspiring, says Murer who will compete at DN Galan for the fifth time."

Angelica Bengtsson agrees.
"The atmosphere at DN Galan is incredible and really helps you jump that bit higher. The audience in Stockholm's Stadium is always extremely enthusiastic!

Bengtsson goes this week into the World Junior Championships in Barcelona as the current world champion. Both Fabiana Murer and the Swedish pole vaulting star will be competing at the Olympics in London in August. DN Galan is the first Samsung Diamond League meeting to follow the London Games.

For more information, please contact Ulf Saletti, responsible for recruitment of athletes on +46 72 511 63 00.

Johan Storåkers

Communication Manager DN Galan

+46 709 40 78 75