Organisers of the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix have announced that world champion Nia Ali and Olympic champion Brianna McNeal will go head-to-head in the 60m hurdles in Boston at the opening World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting of 2020 on 25 January.
Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal and world 800m silver medallist Amel Tuka are the first big names confirmed for the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais, the newest addition to the World Athletics Indoor Tour, set to take place in Lievin on 19 February.
Selemon Barega's world U20 record* in the 5000m and Christian Coleman’s dominant victory in the 100m highlighted the action on the track at the Memorial Van Damme in Brussels on Friday (31), the second of two 2018 IAAF Diamond League finals.
He settled into his blocks wearing black socks emblazoned with flames, and moments later we found out why: at the BAUHAUS-galan in Stockholm on Sunday afternoon (10), the sixth meeting of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League, 22-year-old Abderrahman Samba unleashed another scorching, stunning display to win the men’s 400m hurdles in 47.41.
Olympic 100m hurdles champion and 2013 world champion Brianna Rollins is a global superstar in her event. But, as the US sprint hurdler explains, it was only as recently as 2012 when she acknowledged she had the ability to compete at the highest level.
Brianna Rollins led a US sweep of the medals in the 100m hurdles, the first such sweep in this event, and only the seventh in any women’s event in Olympic history.
Can anyone stop the USA in the 100m hurdles? On this evidence, it will be hard task as the most successful nation in the Olympic history of this event boasted the individual winner in each of the three semi-finals.
Hurdles qualification rounds are rarely this straight forward but at a sun-drenched Olympic Stadium on Tuesday morning, the opening series of heats passed without major incident.
In a race which regularly serves up some of the Olympics' most dramatic moments, it would be remiss to not make prominent mention of the glittering cast list of stellar talent who have not made the start line for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Marketing and nationalistic fervor cause signs at the US Olympic Trials to proclaim this is the toughest team to make. Yet there has been some evidence of that. It was indisputably the case in the women’s 100m hurdles Friday (09) night, the seventh day of the U.S. selection competition. In a field so deep, there was inevitability of a fast hurdler being left behind. Turns out it was the fastest.