Jamaican athletes compete in Stockholm Diamond League today

Friday, August 17, 2012 | 8:55 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - Several Jamaicans and eleven Olympic champions will compete in the Stockholm Diamond League meet today.

World record-holders in the men’s 4x100m relay, Michael Frater and Nesta Carter will both run the men 100m. World junior champion Adam Gemili of Britain and Olympic finalist Richard Thompson will also feature in that


Sherone Simpson and Anneisha McLaughlin will compete in the 200m where Bianca Knight, a member of the US record-breaking 400m relay team, will also run.

Brigitte Foster-Hylton will seek to redeem herself after a fall in the first round of the women’s sprint hurdles at the Olympics. Foster-Hylton, who’s in her final season of competition, will be challenged by silver medalist, American Dawn Harper.

Christine Day, who made it to the Olympic 400m semis, will face most of the finalists from that event when she squares off against winner Sanya

Richards-Ross, silver medalist Christine Ohuruogu, bronze medalist DeeDee Trotter and world champion Amantle Montsho.

In addition, Leford Green will run the 400m hurdles, challenging Olympic gold medalist Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic and runner-up,

American Michael Tinsley.

Other Olympic champions scheduled to compete are Russia’s Anna Chicherova in the high jump, American Jennifer Suhr in the pole vault and New Zealand’s Valeria Adams, shot put.

The meet starts at 1:00PM.



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