Barbora Spotakova showed she is well on track to take her third successive Olympic javelin title later this summer when throwing a 66.87m to win the Czech Championships in Tabor on Sunday (19).
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.
There are just two weeks to go to the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 which takes place between 22-30 August.
Javelin thrower Vitezslav Vesely and 400m hurdler Zuzana Hejnova will defend their titles at the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 after being named on the Czech team.
The 2015 IAAF Diamond League season has reached its halfway point and the Diamond Race tables are beginning to take shape.
Canada’s Christabel Nettey captured her first IAAF Diamond League victory, Blanka Vlasic and Ruth Beitia shared a meeting record, while Vitezslav Vesely and Sandra Perkovic extended their Diamond Race leads at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York on Saturday (13).
The Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix may have been hit by several high-profile withdrawals over the past 24 hours, but many of the world’s top stars will still be heading to the IAAF Diamond League meeting on Sunday (7).
Vitezslav Vesely isn’t the most consistent of throwers, but the world champion can often throw long when it counts and he won his first competition outside his native Czech Republic for more than a year when he unleashed a terrific second-round throw of 88.14m on Thursday (4).
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).
Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha, world high jump champion Bogdan Bondarenko and European indoor 400m champion Pavel Maslak are among the first athletes signed up to compete at the Golden Spike IAAF World Challenge meeting in Ostrava on 26 May.
For the second consecutive year the Karlstad Grand Prix meeting at the Tingvalla stadium is hosting one of the stops on the 2014 IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge, with Tadjikistan’s Dilshod Nazarov heading the field for the men’s event on Wednesday (16).