Athletics » Atletika | 105 ing, this is the first major world competition during the time of the corona. Everyone has announced their arrival: Duplantis, who’s the pole vault world record holder, Sifan Hassan and many others. Really, all of the biggest star athletes will be in Belgrade.” When it comes to the venue’s capacity, it will be reduced due to the pandemic. “The capacity will be 10,000 places, the largest championships ever organised in Serbia. After the Olympics, the biggest competition is theWorld Athletics Championships... We have more than a thousand volunteers, security team members. We will respect all epidemiological conditions sought by world athletics. All athletes will have to bring negative tests and certificates and present them upon entry, while testing will also be performed at hotels. Everyone will have to be tested,” said Jevrosimović. More than 220 tons of steel have been built into the structure that will provide the running track. Competitions will take place on a total surface area of 5,000 square metres. Athletes from more than 150 countrieshave registered, while 214 countries will have media representatives. When it comes to Serbian athletes, the greatest expectations fall on Ivana Španović Vuleta, who recently leapt 6.85 metres in Belgrade. This is the best result of the indoor season, and we all believe that we will hear the Serbian national anthem, God of Justice, performed in the “Arena” from18th to 20th March. “This winter, I have a clear goal and all my wishes are directed towards one place: the winners’ podium at the “Arena”,” said our long jump star. The jewel of Swedish athletics, 23-year-old Armand Gustav Duplantis, is world and Olympic champion and current pole vault indoor world record holder, with a result of 6.18 metres. He arrives in the Serbian capital in March to compete for the seventh gold of his career. “I’mlooking forward tomy new arrival in Belgrade. The last time I was there as a guest and promoter, this time I have a special task: to fight at theWorld Indoor Championships, where I expect a new victory and to win a new gold,” said Duplantis. See you at the athletics! Ove godine maskote Prvenstva biće šljiva Iv i malina Li the mascots for this year’s Championship will be Plum Yves and Raspberry Lee Površina na kojoj će se odvijati takmičenje zahvata 5.000 kvadratnih metara Competitions will take place on a total surface area of 5,000 square metres FOTO: Atletski savez Srbije