Saint Lucia's Levern Spencer and Trinidad and Tobago's Keshorn Walcott were the standout performers at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia on Thursday (2), a day that Cuba added four gold medals to its tally.
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.
Keshorn Walcott is ready to put up a determined defence of his Olympic title in Saturday’s final judging from the 88.68m he threw to lead the qualifying competition.
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?
Another year, another ‘anniversary’, same old story. At least, that’s how it looks for the IAAF Diamond League in London this weekend where, for the second year in a row, the state of Usain Bolt’s uncertain fitness and readiness for an upcoming global championships is the big talking point at Britain’s premier international meeting.
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.
Two months after their historic performances in Doha, Christian Taylor and Pedro Pablo Pichardo provided a packed crowd at Lausanne’s Athletissima meeting with another stupendous night of IAAF Diamond League triple jumping on Thursday (9).
Global champions Keshorn Walcott and Jehue Gordon enjoyed contrasting wins at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain on the final day of the Trinidad and Tobago Championships on Sunday (28).
This year’s Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, the 2015 IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rome on 4 June, will feature 18 reigning Olympic medallists and 27 athletes who finished in the top three at the 2013 IAAF World Championships, the organisers announced at a press conference on Tuesday (5).
Judging by their early season form, shot putter Joe Kovacs and Olympic discus champion Sandra Perkovic are poised to produce fireworks at the Doha 2015 meeting on 15 May, organisers of the IAAF Diamond League meeting announced on Monday (4).
Sandra Perkovic and Vitezslav Vesely are currently the world’s best in their events, but they are not the only gold medallists in the long throws at the Prefontaine Classic, the next leg of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League in Eugene on 31 May.
When you think of the javelin, you automatically think of Oslo and the ExxonMobil Bislett Games. The IAAF Diamond League meeting in Norway’s capital has a rich tradition in the event and the assembled field for 11 June will only add to that.