Bolt wraps up Diamond League tomorrow
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Triple world record-holder Usain Bolt will end his season at tomorrow’s Diamond League (DL) meet in Brussels where 16 other Jamaicans are down to compete.
Bolt will contest the 100m where he will likely take the Diamond as the Olympic champion is tied on eight points with American Tyson Gay, who will not run.
Nesta Carter, Nickel Ashmeade, Kemar Bailey Cole and Kenroy Anderson are the other Jamaicans who will contest the shorter sprint.
Kaliese Spencer should also claim her second DL title in the 400m hurdles as she leads the event with 16 points, nine ahead of Melaine Walker, who will also run. The two will be joined by former training partner Ristananna Tracey.
The men’s 110m hurdles will see all three Olympic medalists clash again as Hansle Parchment attempts to overturn the two dominant Americans, Aries Merritt and Jason Richardson.
The men’s 200m could see another Jamaican sweep as Olympic medalists Yohan Blake and Warren Weir line up alongside training partner Jason Young, who did not make the Olympic team, but has finished ahead of bronze medalist Weir twice since London.
Anneisha McLaughlin and Samantha Henry-Robinson will go in the women's 200m.
Triple jumper Kimberly Williams will compete in her pet event, ranked third in the DL standings.
Allodin Fothergill and Rusheen McDonald will run against the Olympic silver and bronze medalists, Dominican Republic’s Luguelin Santos and Lalonde Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago, in the men’s 400m.
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