News04 Jul 2023

Clashes of global champions confirmed for Szekesfehervar


Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and Tobi Amusan at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Stockholm (© Getty Images)

Organisers of the Istvan Gyulai Memorial have announced a host of world and Olympic champions for the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting on 18 July.

Three winners of global titles will clash in the women’s 100m hurdles as world champion and world record-holder Tobi Amusan lines up against Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and 2019 world champion Nia Ali. USA’s Alaysha Johnson and Poland’s European champion Pia Skrzyszowska are also in the high-quality field.

The men’s discus is similarly stacked. World champion Kristjan Ceh takes on Olympic champion Daniel Stahl, 2017 world champion Andrius Gudzius, his fellow Lithuanian Mykolas Alekna, and Olympic silver medallist Simon Pettersson.

The three men who filled the hammer podium at the 2022 World Championships and Tokyo Olympics – Wojciech Nowicki, Pawel Fajdek and Eivind Henriksen – will face Hungary’s 2019 world bronze medallist Bence Halasz.

Three other global champions will be in action on the track – world 200m champion will contest her specialist distance, while Olympic 400m champion Steven Gardiner will line up against Hungarian record-holder Attila Molnar over one lap of the track.

World and Olympic champion Emmanuel Korir is also confirmed to compete in the men’s 800m.

In the jumps, Olympic champion Miltiadis Tentoglou will clash with 2019 world champion Tajay Gayle in the men’s long jump. Commonwealth champion Ese Brume, meanwhile, headlines the women’s event.

Other confirmed athletes include Marie-Josee Ta Lou and Marvin Bracy-Williams, who will both compete over 100m.

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