To calculate the Meeting Score World Athletics takes into account the 72 best performances that have been set in a meeting. The Allianz Memorial Van Damme has a Meeting Score of 78.341 points, 2 points higher than in 2022 and the highest score since 2003.
The strongest contribution to this score came from Jakob Ingbrigtsen, who set a World Record in the 2000m. It was also a European Area Record, a National Record, a Diamond League Record and the 2023 World Lead.
In this phenomenal 2000m race Australian Stewart McSweyn set an Oceanian Record, while Canadian Charles Philibert-Thiboutot smashed the North American & Caribbean Record on the distance. Belgian, Dutch, Spanish and Kenyan National Records were also set in this extraordinary race. In the Women’s 1500m a National Irish Record was set, while Japanese Records tumbled in the Women’s 5000m and in the Women’s Javelin Throw. The latter was also a World Leading performance by Haruka Kitaguchi.
The second largest contributor to the Meeting Score was Shericka Jackson. The Jamaican ran the 4th All Time Best performance in the 200m and obliterated the Diamond League Record and the Meeting Record. Other Meeting Records were set by Femke Bol (400m Hurdles), Mondo Duplantis (Pole Vault) and by the Men’s 4 x 100m team of the Netherlands.
The King Baudouin Stadium owns the largest number of actual World Records. 5 World Records that have been set at the Allianz Memorial Van Damme still stand today : the Men’s 110m Hurdles, the Women’s 1000m, the Men’s 4 x 800m, the Men and Women One Hour Race. The Men’s 2000m World Recond brings the counter to 6 actual World Records, which is the highest number in the World. The Allianz Memorial Van Damme showed huge resilience and bounced back from from losing its Men’s 10000m and Men’s 3000m Steeplechase World Records in the recent past.