Tatjana Pinto in the 60m at the IAAF World Indoor Championships (Getty Images) © Copyright
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Pinto, Klosterhalfen and Hess lead German squad to IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018

Sprinter Tatjana Pinto, middle distance standout Konstanze Klosterhalfen and triple jumper Max Hess lead a German squad of 21 to the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 from 1-4 March.

Pinto will arrive as the third fastest in the world this year in the 60m at 7.06 while Klosterhalfen is hot off of a national record of 8:36.01 in the 3000m, the equal-second fastest in 2018.

Hess meanwhile is the world indoor silver medallist and European champion outdoors.

German team for Birmingham

Men
60m: Peter Emelieze*, Michael Pohl
3000m: Clemens Bleistein, Richard Ringer
60m hurdles: Erik Balnuweit
High jump: Mateusz Przybylko
Pole vault: Raphael Holzdeppe
Triple jump: Max Hess
Shot put: David Storl
Heptathlon: Kai Kazmirek

Women
60m: Yasmin Kwadwo, Tatjana Pinto
400m: Nadine Gonska
1500m: Hanna Klein, Diana Sujew
3000m: Konstanze Klosterhalfen
60m hurdles: Ricarda Lobe, Cindy Roleder
Pole vault: Lisa Ryzih
Long jump: Alexandra Wester
Triple jump: Neele Eckhardt

*pending fitness