News10 Apr 2010

World Athletes of the Year Bolt and Richards-Ross confirmed for Kingston International


2009 World Athletes of the Year, Sanya Richards and Usain Bolt (© Getty Images)

At a press conference held in Kingston on Friday (9), Donald Quarrie confirmed the leading names who would take part in next month’s JN Jamaica International Invitational, an Area Permit meeting on 1 May.

World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt and his fellow 2009 World Athlete of the Year, Sanya Richards-Ross, the World 400m champion, have respectively been entered for the men’s and women’s 200m.

Two-time Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown, will also run the women’s 200m, while USA's Carmelita Jeter will face off against Jamaican Kerron Stewart, in the women’s 100m.

USA's World 400m Hurdles champion Kerron Clement will face Jamaican duo Danny McFarlane and Isa Phillips.

Anthony Foster for the IAAF