12th Int. Golden Roof Challenge
An incomparable atmosphere in a historic setting!
The 12th International Golden Roof Challenge will set the old town of Innsbruck on fire once more next May 25, 2016 . The world's elite jumpers will compete in pole vault and long jump in crossfire mode directly under the city's symbolic Golden Roof and aim to reach the qualifying mark for the Olympic Games.
The stage for this Innsbruck Summer sporting highlight is "The FlySwat" - the largest mobile track and field facility in the world. The current FlySwat record for Pole Vault is an incredible 5.93 m - set by world record holder Renaud Lavillenie in Salzburg! In Long Jump, performances of 8 metres are expected, while the top athletes perform their runs up at speeds of over 40 kph surrounded by thousands of enthusiastic fans. Admission for the whole family is free!
TV viewers in 147 countries worldwide can watch the competition and a high quality live-stream is also planned.
Shortly before the main competition, as part of the 7th EUREGIO School Championship, the best long jump hopefuls from Tirol, South Tirol and Trentino compete to take part in the Event Final, just before the World Class Athletes.