References

  • Inventor of the world´s largest mobile athletics apparatus, "The FlySwat™"
  • Initiator and Meeting-Director of the Int. Golden Roof Challenge - the world-class long jump and pole vault event at the Golden Roof - since 2005
  • Initiator and CEO of the Golden Fly Series - the world´s first in-city-athletics series
  • Organiser of the Tyrolean Youth Championship Celebration 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012, each with over 1.000 invited masters of Tyrolean Sports
  • Athletics contributions to the big event "Sports & more 2002" in Telfs, Tyrol
  • Organiser of the Sports Show programme at the AlpSports Fair 2001 and 2002 in Innsbruck
  • Organiser of the sports programme on the occasion of the Open House of Fitness and Fun at the park Tivoli-New 2001
  • Athletics contributions to the big event "Sports & more 2000" in Innsbruck
  • Organisation of the Tivoli football stadium opening in 2000
  • Organisation of the Inauguration of the Sports University Innsbruck stadium, Innsbruck 2000

Honor

IAAF Vice President and pole vault legend Sergey Bubka congratulated CEO Armin Margreiter personally with his mobile Athletics initiative when he presented him in the Vienna Award" Austrian track and Ambassador of the Year 2014 ".

 

Interview

with IAAF Vice President Sergey Bubka about the Golden Fly Series.

Top athletes obligations

Through it`s worldwide network of top athlete and manager contacts, Golden Fly Sports GmbH is the place where the most successful athletes in the world can be placed and committed to events.
  • Pole vault World record holder Renaud Lavillenie/FRA
  • Pole vault Junior World Champion Aksana Gataullina/ANA and former indoor world record holder Radion Gataullin
  • 6 m man and pole vault vice European Champion Timur Morgunov/ANA
  • Pole vault Indoor World Champion Konstantinos Filippidis/GRE and World Champion Raphael Holzdeppe/GER
  • Long jump Olympic Champion Maurren Higa Maggi/BRA
  • Long jump Diamond-League winner Funmi Jimoh/USA
  • Long jump World Indoor Champion Naide Gomes/POR
  • Long jump Junior World record holder Sergey Morgunov/ANA
  • Pole vault World Champion Sam Kendricks/USA and 6 m man Jeff Hartwig/USA
  • 100 m sprint World Champion Kim Collins/SKN
  • Long jump World Indoor Champion and No. 1 World Ranking 2018 Juan Miguel Echevarria/CUB
  • Pole vault World and European Champion Paweł Wojciechowski/POL
  • US pole vault Champion Scott Houston
  • Pole vault Olympic Champion Thiag Braz da Silva/BRA and pole vault legend Sergey Bubka/UKR (36 world records)
  • Pole vault double World Champion Fabiana Murer/BRA
  • Pole vault Olympic Champion and World Champion Steve Hooker/AUS and long jump double World Champion (indoor) Mauro Vinicius da Silva/BRA
  • Long jump double European Champion (indoor) Darya Klishina/ANA
  • 400 m sprint world record holder and Olympic Champion Wayde Van Niekerk/RSA
  • Long jump Olympic Champion and 3 times World Champion Tianna Bartoletta/USA
  • Long jump double Olympic Champion and World Champion Heike Drechsler/GER

Recommendations

Sergey Bubka
pole vault, pb 6.14

35times World record holder
IAAF Vice-President
Laureus World Sports Award 2008

"Armin Margreiter and his team do an excellent job for the promotion of athletics – it’s a great concept, especially the Golden Roof Challenge in Innsbruck. As long as all the IAAF requirements are met – which is the case with the Golden Fly Series – the events are fully-fledged athletic competitions and enrich the IAAF competition calendar. We need such events to showcase the appeal of athletics in a modern, audience-grabbing light!"

Thiago Braz da Silva (BRA)
pole vault, pb 6.03

Olympic champion 2016
Junior World Champion 2012
South America record holder

“I am very happy to have the opportunity to give my opinion about your competition-series! I felt very excited and motivated in the several Golden Fly Series events on “The FlySwat”. I could show my jumps for the crowd and it was great to feel the good atmosphere, especially with the people very close to the track and a good organization. I am convinced you can continue with this kind of meeting and I would like to come back again!“

Konstadínos Filippidis (GRE)
pole vault, pb 5.83

World Champion 2014 (indoor)
National record holde
r

“During the last year, I competed in several events of the Golden Fly Series. It is about big meets which provide a great experience for each competitor. For me personally, is always pleasure to compete with elite world class athletes in front of emotional and very warm audiences, in different cities every time and on the largest mobile track and field apparatus of the world - “The FlySwat”. Additionally, from an athlete's point of view, it is very important to have high standards in order to achieve big performances. You have done that! At this point, I want to thank the organizers and, of course, everybody who contributed to organizing those meets. I'm looking forward to be with you also next season and why not, at all the events of the Series. Good luck with your work and I wish all the best.”

Markus Rehm (GER)
long jump, pb 8.24

World record holder disabled
Winner paralympics 2012

"Exactly such concepts as the "Golden Fly Series" needs Athletics ... exciting competitions in a great setting combined with the most professional organization! For us, athletes, it´s always a highlight so close to the audience, because this guarantees the very special atmosphere of the Golden Fly Series. I am also happy to be here in 2015 and am already looking forward to exciting duels with top international athletes!"

Mauro Vinicius da Silva (BRA)
long jump, pb 8.31

World Indoor Champion 2014 and 2012
FlySwat record holder long jump (8.11) and speed (41.4 km/h)

"I've been in Innsbruck, for the start of the Golden Fly Series. It was an excellent competition with lots of atmosphere and a unique interaction with the audience, which transmits pure energy and shivers to the athletes! It was a perfectly organised competition with an all star cast, which promotes top performances and guarantees excellent visibility!”

Sergey Morgunov (RUS)
long jump, pb 8.35

Junior World record holder
Junior World Champion 2012
Nr. 1 World Ranking 2012

"The Golden Fly Series was a very exiting experience for me and the atmosphere so close to thousands of enthusiastic fans was new and unique. It was a real pleasure to jump as the mobile apparatus of the series "The FlySwat" allows really big jumps as well!  So I`m glad that I was part of this great initiative bringing athletics directly to the people and look forward in further jumps in the next years!"

Jeff Hartwig (USA)
pole vault, pb 6.03

World record holder Masters 40
2-time USA Olympian

“The Golden Fly Series offers a highly energetic atmosphere that combines sport and entertainment. The Golden Fly Series management team does an excellent job of organizing events that provide opportunity for athletes and a great show for all spectators who attend.”
Jeff Hartwig set at the Int. Golden Roof Challenge 2008 in Innsbruck/Austria a new world record at the age of 40 years (5.60 )!

Organising Committee Golden Fly Series Munich 2014

“Two years ago, Munich was one of the first cities to welcome the largest mobile Athletics jump facility to host an international, world-class jump meeting. The "Fly Swat" makes it possible to stage Athletics competitions outside a stadium skillfully and close up to the people. At the Golden Fly Series, everything is always in accordance with the highest international competition standards. The combination of a high-profile European City within an international competition series is an important step for the successful future of track and field events. Once again in 2014 the Jump & Fly Munich will be part of the Golden Fly Series."

Austrian Athletics Federation

“The Austrian Athletics Federation (ÖLV) welcomes and fully supports the Golden Fly Series, launched by Tyrolean Armin Margreiter and his highly professional team in Innsbruck. This mobile Athletics Series, performed in city centres on the world’s largest mobile Athletics apparatus "The FlySwat ™" is a great initiative, which proves that even small Athletics destinations can give new impetus to the development and growth of our fascinating sport attracting wide media coverage. For his tireless and courageous efforts in the sense of modern athletics Golden Fly Series operations CEO Armin Margreiter in March this year received the title "Austrian Athletics Ambassador of the Year 2014" from our Federation.”

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