The Gugl-Meeting was an athletics event in Linz . It was launched in 1988, has been an IAAF Grand Prix since 1994 and an EAA Premium Meeting from 2006 . In 1995 a pole vault - world record - was recorded here ( Daniela Bártová , Czech Republic - 4.21 m). The most successful athletes of the Gugl meeting with four wins each are the sprinter Merlene Ottey , Jamaica ( 1989/1992/1993/1995 ) and the hurdler Allen Johnson , United States (1995/1996/1997/2000). The Linz stadium is known for the fast track (Gugl record men over 100 m : 9.94 s - Davidson Ezinwa - Nigeria , 1994) and the good long jump facility (3 jumps on or over 8.60 m), The American Long jumper Dwight Phillips jumped in 2004 with an annual world best performance of 8.60 m (the largest distance worldwide in the past four years) and in 2005 with 8.57 m the second-best distance of the year. The last meeting took place in 2008.
After a five-year break and the renovation of the Linz stadium, the Gugl-Meeting in Linz returned in 2012 under the new name "Gugl Games". In addition to national athletes, there are also a large number of professionals from other countries as starters. The Gugl Games advertised with many Olympic champions, world champions and world record holders. The 2015 event was canceled for financial reasons.
- laola1.at: Was that it for the Gugl Games? Article of May 15, 2015