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Roleder to defend Karlsruhe 60m hurdles title

World silver medallist Cindy Roleder is the latest athlete to sign up for the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe on 6 February, the first IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting of 2016.

The 26-year-old German took a surprise silver medal in the 100m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015, running a PB of 12.59.

Earlier in the year, she won the 60m hurdles at the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe and she will return to the German city on 6 February to defend her title.

“I always enjoy competing in Karlsruhe,” said Roleder, who has a 60m hurdles PB of 7.93. “The atmosphere is great and the spectators are close to the athletes. Last year I was up against strong competition, and I think this year there will be another exciting race.”

Pole vault world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie, 2013 world pole vault champion Raphael Holzdeppe and world 200m champion Dafne Schippers are among the other athletes confirmed for Karlsruhe.

Organisers for the IAAF

2016 IAAF World Indoor Tour calendar
6 February – Karlsruhe Indoor Meeting (Karlsruhe, GER)
14 February – New Balance Indoor Grand Prix (Boston, USA)
17 February – Globen Galan (Stockholm, SWE)
20 February – Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix (Glasgow, GBR)