METZ (FRA): Olympic silver medallist Chris Nilsen is confirmed for the pole vault at the Meeting Metz Moselle on 3 February (WIT Silver). The line-up also includes France’s Thibaut Collet and Turkiye’s Ersu Sasma. World bronze medallist Leyanis Perez-Hernandez is confirmed for the women’s triple jump along with fellow Cuban Liadagmis Povea and European indoor champion Tugba Danismaz. World finalist Tshepiso Masalela will race again here after his indoor debut in Ostrava. Among his rivals over the 800 m is Tony Van Diepen, and former European indoor champion Oscar Husillos faces Hungary’s Attila Molnar and Switzerland’s Lionel Spitz in the men’s 400m.

RunBlogRun opines: Chris Nilsen is the Olympic silver medalist from Tokyo 2021. In Eugene, Chris Nilsen took the silver in the 2022 World Championships. In Budapest, Chris Nilsen took the bronze in the 2023 World Championships. 

Chris Nilsen is fun to watch compete. 

Chris Nilsen, photo by Kevin Morris