Unfortunately will Roman Sebrle not be able to take part in the forthcoming Reval Hotels Cup 2009. The Olympic Champion and Reval Hotels Cup 5-times winner injured himself last week. According to Sebrle's manager the injury may even endanger his ability to participate at the European Indoor Championships in Torino. In the last minute also Maurice Smith was forced to cancel his participation due to problems with his travel documents.
But for the first time in the meet's history the spectators are able to witness the first heptathlon of three Cuban athletes. Leonel Suarez is the bronze medalist of 2008 Beijing summer Olympics with a PB of 8527 points. Yordani García was 8th in World Championships in Osaka 2007 with 8257points. The PB of Junior Diaz 8057 dates back to summer 2008.