Jamaican athletes compete in Stockholm Diamond League today

Friday, August 17, 2012 | 8:51 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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