Every medallist from the major international championships of the past three years is confirmed for the star-studded women’s high jump contest at the 2014 Prefontaine Classic, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, on 31 May, organisers announced on Monday (14).
There will be 13 women in Saturday’s final as common sense prevailed on Thursday morning after that number of women cleared 1.92m.
Monaco is clearly a good place for Mo Farah. Two years ago at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in the Stade Louis II he set his personal best 5000m time of 12:53.11, and two years before that his 1500m personal best of 3:33.98.
Jamaica's Nesta Carter provided the highlight of the 'Meeting de Madrid 2013', an IAAF World Challenge Meeting, on Saturday (13) with an outstanding 9.87 run performance in the men's 100m on Saturday (13).
The women’s High Jump contest should be one of the main attraction at the ‘Meeting de Madrid 2013’, an IAAF World Challenge meeting and Spain’s most prestigious athletics event, thanks to the presence of USA’s London 2012 Olympic Games silver medallist Brigetta Barrett and Croatia’s two-time former World champion Blanka Vlasic on Saturday (13).
Brigetta Barrett is an accomplished singer and so she probably knows Alice Cooper’s 70s rock anthem ‘Schools Out’ off by heart. It’s probably a tune she and the Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce have been mentally humming ever since the start from the summer.
Tyson Gay, Sally Pearson and Brianna Rollins are just some of the many international stars added to the line-up for the Herculis IAAF Diamond League meeting on 19 July.
Brianna Rollins still doesn’t know how fast she can run in the women’s 100m Hurdles.