Gambia’s Gina Bass upset defending champion Marie Josée Ta Lou in the 200m as athletics action at the 12th African Games concluded at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat on Friday (30).
It may not have been the perfect year for either of them, but Africa’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou and Julius Yego are hoping for an uplifting climax at the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018.
Organisers of the Paavo Nurmi Games have announced that three global champions will join Olympic champion Thomas Rohler on the javelin runway at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Turku on 13 June.
Recent global championships have thrown up some big upsets in this event. Who would have bet on Keshorn Walcott winning at the London 2012 Olympic Games four years ago, adding that gold medal to the one he had won at the World U20 Championships barely a month before?
Vivian Cheruiyot, the IAAF World Championships Beijing 10,000m champion, will chase a long distance double at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after winning both over 25 laps of the track and then the 5000m at the Kenyan Olympic Trials in Eldoret on Thursday and Friday (30-1).
A star-studded men’s javelin competition, pitting the reigning world and Olympic champions against the man who has taken command of the event this year, will take centre stage at the BAUHAUS-galan meeting in Stockholm on Thursday (16), the eighth stop of this year’s IAAF Diamond League.
Kenya’s world champion Julius Yego and his Czech predecessor Vitezslav Vesely will be part of an outstanding javelin competition at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on 16 June, organisers of the Bauhaus-Galan announced on Thursday (26).
The Bauhaus-Galan is taking advantage of the recent rescheduling of the Kenyan Olympic Trials and will now welcome four of the East African nation’s world champions to the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on 16 June.
With just three weeks to the start of the 2016 series of the IAAF Diamond League, which commences in Doha on Friday 6 May, we turn the clock back to last summer and look at the highlights of the sport’s premier circuit of international one day meetings.
When Julius Yego makes his US debut at this year’s Prefontaine Classic, he will line up against three other global javelin champions at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 28 May.
Organisers of the Golden Spike in Ostrava have announced that world champion Julius Yego, world silver medallist Ihab Abdelrahman and 2013 world champion Vitezslav Vesely will clash in the javelin at the IAAF World Challenge meeting on 20 May.