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By Alfons Juck
Korir Goes Pro
EL PASO (USA): NCAA and Kenyan 800m champion Emmanuel Korir has signed a professional contract with Nike. “The decision for him to turn pro not only benefits him but also the program. We want the best for our athletes and if we can help them achieve the goals they want and help further their education we will do everything we can to help them,” said his coach and Olympic winner Paul Ereng. Korir still plans to finish his studies at the University of Texas at El Paso. The 22 years old runner is current World leader, but in London did not qualify for the final (came unbeaten to World championships in 2017). He is competitively running the 800 m only for second year. His agent will be Karen Locke
Asafa comes to Europe
ZAGREB (CRO): Jamaican sprint star and former World record holder Asafa Powell will return to European post London circuit. He is announced for Zagreb Hanzekovic Memorial (IAAF World Challenge) on August 29. Powell did not qualify for London and still aims at age of 34 to achieve 100 sub 10 times. So far he has 97. But he will not have it easy in Croatia as also Yohan Blake and two World relay champions from Britain Adam Gemili and Danny Talbot are confirmed. Interesting to see also 200 m World champion Ramil Guliyev who was not running the 100 m in London but clocked at home sub 10. Other sub 10 sprinters in the field will be US Mike Rodgers and Ben Meite of Ivory Coast.
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): Ahead of the Birmingham Diamond League, Mutaz Essa Barshim has said he believes he is still capable of breaking the world high jump record of 2.45m in near future. "A couple of years back, the level was really high and there were a few guys jumping 2.40m. Since then, some of us have battled with injuries. I really hope everyone will be well again; that is what we need to push each other to that same high level. If didn’t think the world record was still a realistic goal, I wouldn’t be here,” he said. Before Sunday´s competition he said: "First of all I want to enjoy tomorrow – my target for this season was to win gold in London; now that is done I want to go out there, enjoy it and jump well. I know I’m in good shape and hopefully I can be pushed and get some pressure to jump higher; I’ve jumped here two times and cleared 2.37m and the meeting record of 2.38m previously, so hopefully I can jump high once again." He is so far unbeaten in 2017 in 8 competitions. After Birmingham he still has Zurich and Eberstadt. Barshim also confirmed he plans to compete indoors 2018 with the aim to won Asian Indoor Championships and World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): 200 m World champion Dafne Schippers who will run on Sunday the 100 m said: “London provided the perfect championships, and it was obviously a tight race but I am delighted to be a world champion. I am excited to be racing again here in Birmingham.”
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): Top field is assembled in men shot put. After groin injury again throwing will be World champion Tom Walsh, also there other two World medalists Joe Kovacs and Stipe Zunic. But Czech Tomas Stanek who was fourth showed great shape on Tuesday in Warszawa when he equaled his national record of 22.01. Walsh was quoted as saying: "This one is going to be different because usually I don’t do as well at the majors, so when I return for my next competition, I feel like I have something to prove. This time I don’t have anything to prove."
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): Greek athlete Katerina Stefanidi has dominated the pole vault in recent times, adding the world title to her Olympic and European outdoor titles. The charismatic vaulter was in optimistic mood ahead of the Birmingham meeting, after attempting world record height in the London Stadium last week. "Birmingham was the first Diamond League I ever won so it is a very special place and I am looking forward to returning.  I love the stadium because the crowd are so close to the vault which is great. I went into London to jump high and I was pleased with a personal record but I think I have more in me so I am looking forward to this competition."
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): Good weather is forecasted for Birmingham meet with 19 degrees and no rain, some 1000 tickets were left during Saturday.
BRUSSELS (BEL): informs that after Wayde Van Niekerk cancellation the lane in the men 400 m IAAF Diamond League final at Weltklasse Zurich was given to Belgian Kevin Borlee. He was 9th in the current standings. That means in the final will be two Europeans, Borlee (still runs non DL on Sunday in Birmingham) and Czech Pavel Maslak.
BERLIN (GER): The plans to change Berlin Olympic Stadium to football only arena are gone. Daily newspaper Tagesspiegel informs that in the new investment plan of Berlin City ruling council there are no finances planned for such operation until 2021. That would mean Hertha BSC football club should build a new stadium from their own resources.
STOCKHOLM (SWE): Swedish middle distance runner Kalle Berglund will miss the remainder of the season due to a leg injury, informs the Expressen.
TAIPEI (TPE): Germany has sent a team of 26 athletes to the World University Games in Taipei, including world finalists Hanna Klein (1500m), Neele Eckhardt (triple jump) and Andreas Hofmann (javelin) and reigning champions Sara Gambetta (shot put) and Martin Grau (3000m steeplechase).
VILNIUS (LTU): European indoor high jump champion Airine Palsyte is the top name on the Lithuanian team for the World University Games.
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): Mo Farah has supported Birmingham’s bid to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Speaking to BBC Midlands just ahead of the city staging tomorrow’s Diamond League meeting, he said: “I know they had the World Indoors, the European Indoors and we had the World Half Marathon here. So they do know how to put events together and I hope it comes here.” Birmingham is bidding along with Liverpool to be England’s nomination to host the “Friendly Games” after Durban lost the rights earlier this year.
JOHANNESBURG (RSA): Uganda’s recent world 10,000m silver medallist Joshua Cheptegei is feeling confident as his London conqueror Mo Farah prepares to quit the track. He told Kwese ESPN: "There is nothing that is going to stop me from dominating the 10 000m race.”
TOKYO (JPN): Yumiko Hara, who was sixth at the 2005 World Marathon Championships, was arrested for shoplifting, according to Japan Running News. The report said the 2:23 runner admitted guilt in connection with the July incident, which involved “eight items including cosmetics and soft drinks with a total value of 2700 yen (about US$25) from a local convenience store”.
LONDON (GBR): Mo Farah says he is more relaxed about his forthcoming road career when compared to track running. "I'm definitely more relaxed, more chilled," he told BBC Sport. "I don't have a target on my back. I will have more than fun. It's going to be different but I'm excited."
SPRINGFIELD (USA): American steeplechase Courtney Frerichs says she is struggling to believe she won world silver in London last week. "Sometimes I still find myself wondering if it actually happened," she told the Springfield News Leader.
NASSAU (BAH): Olympic 400m champion Shaune Miller-Uibo is looking ahead to the future positively despite her disappointing Worlds campaign in which she saw the 400m gold - and ultimately any medal - slip through her fingers in the last few strides in London. The athlete who later snatched 200m bronze told “I think it’s been a great experience for me. I’m still young and I still have a lot more years in me, so I’m just taking it one step at a time. Obviously, the championships didn’t go as planned, but I don’t let things get me down.” She said she is aiming for the World Indoors and Commonwealth Games next spring. She runs the 100 m on Sunday in Birmingham.
KESSEL-LO (BEL, Aug 19): At the Meeting Voor Mon Kenyan World participant Josphat Kiprono Menjo won the 3000 m in 7:55.41. Canadian wins for Anthony Romaniw in the 800 m 1:47.34 and Noelle Montcalm 400 m hurdles 56.47. Pamela Cherotich topped women 5000 m in 15:32.92 and Margaret Adeoye 400 m in 52.56. Dutch wins for Tony Van Diepen in the 400 m 46.43 and Melissa Boekelman in shot put 17.58.
PARNU (EST, Aug 19): Good javelin at the International meet here was World finalist Magnus Kirt achieved 85.41 ahead of Belarus Pavel Mialeshka who improved to 85.01. Belgian record holder Philip Milanov won discus 64.34 over German Martin Wierig 63.77 and home star Gerd Kanter 63.69. European indoor medalist in long jump Serhiy Nikiforov from Ukraine won the long jump 784 (+1.8).
DOMAZLICE (CZE, Aug 19): Hungarian Tamas Kazi won the 1500 m in a solo race with fine 3:38.34. Canadian Gavin Smellie topped the 100 m in 10.45 (-0.9).
KUALA LUMPUR (MAS, Aug 19): South East Asian Games started with marathon wins for Guillaume Soh Rui Yong of Singapore 2:29:27 and among women Mary Joy Tabal of Philippines 2:48:26. Track events will continue from Tuesday until Saturday.
BUDAPEST (HUN, Aug 18): Serbian European U20 Champion Milica Gardasevic won the long jump at the Hungarian Open Champs of the U20 category with 650 (+1.9).
UMEA (SWE, Aug 19): During Nordic Junior Match Henrik Larsson clocked 10.32 (+2.4) in the 100 m and Norway´s Marcus Thomsen achieved 20.67 in shot put (6 kg). Maja Nilsson cleared 186 in the high jump.
WEINAN (CHN, Aug 18-19): During U18 competitions as part of National Games Huang Yonglian won the 100 m in 10.41 (+0.8), Shi Guoxing clocked 13.50 (+1.5) in 110 m hurdles (91.4) and Zhang Jiaxu 42.45 in 10 km walk. On the girls side Yi Tianxao 18.45 with 3 kg shot and Yang Huanhuan 53.97 in discus what is top mark in the category U18 in the World 2017.
STRETFORD (GBR, Aug 19): Top result at BMC meet Charlotte Arter improved in women 10 000 m to 32:37.51.
MERKSEM (BEL): At age of 89 years died long time sports administrator of Olse Merksem Club Jos Nuyens.
Friday, 18 August 2017 23:06

New from around the World (August 18, 2017)

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Vetter 93.88 in javelin
THUM (GER, Aug 18): At the 14th edition of Thum Throwing Meet javelin World champion Johannes Vetter confirmed his shape with 93.88 win in front of 3000 spectators. It is second best result of his career and also of 2017. He started with 81.24, then the top mark followed. Vetter ended the competition with another great throw 91.67. He still plans three more competitions next week Zurich DL Final, Bad Kostritz and Berlin. Olympic winner Thomas Rohler achieved 86.21 and beat World bronze medalist Petr Frydrych of Czech Republic who got 81.11. Nadine Muller won women discus 62.11 ahead of Anna Ruh 60.11. Local star David Storl (his coach Sven Lang is the main organiser) won the shot put with excellent 21.45 and was only 4 cm behind his meet record. Second Tsanko Arnaudov 20.82 and third Jacko Gill 20.72. Shot put was then stopped after four rounds due to heavy rain.
Farah home track farewell, 50+ Worlds medalists
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): Mo Farah gets top billing in his last domestic track race, but more competitive interest also elsewhere. More than 50 London 2017 medallists, including Dafne Schippers, Mutaz Barshim, Hellen Obiri and Sandra Perkovic, are in action as this meeting gets a huge boost from being the first post-Worlds IAAF Diamond League and the last opportunity for athletes to gain qualification points for the finals in Zurich and Brussels.
Short event by event preview

The Olympic champion against the World champion, that’s the scenario for a big showdown at the 76th ISTAF meeting on August 27. The Olympic champion Thomas Röhler and the World champion Johannes Vetter will strive for javelin supremacy at this IAAF World Challenge Meeting.

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 17, 2017 – NBC Sports Group continues coverage of the IAAF Diamond League this Sunday, August 20, from Birmingham, England, live at 10 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. NBCSN will present encore coverage of the event Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.

Friday, 18 August 2017 19:29

New from around the World (August 17, 2017)

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Seven Gold Medalists for Brussels
BRUSSELS (BEL): Seven gold medalists from the recent World Championships in London already confirmed their presence at the IAAF Diamond League Final in Brussels. They are Ramil Guliyev (200m), Christian Taylor (Triple Jump), Tom Walsh (Shot Put), Andrius Gudzius (Discus Throw), Mariya Lasitskene (High Jump), Katerina Stefanidi (Pole Vault) and Nafi Thiam (Heptathlon) will compete in Brussels and all of them - except Thiam who is entered in the High Jump with a wildcard - aim for victory in the IAAF Diamond League 2017. More World Champions are expected to join the field in the next few days.
Superb Women 3000 m
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): Two fresh World champions will compete in women´s 3000 m at Birmingham IAAF Diamond League on Sunday (Muller Grand Prix Birmingham). Hellen Obiri of Kenya the 5000 m gold medalist and US Emma Coburn who won the steeple. Also Dutch Sifan Hassan (won a 5000 m bronze in London and was 5th in the 1500 m) is in the race with steeple medalist Courtney Frerichs of USA. Susan Krumins and Emily Infeld who were within top six in the 10 000 m race in London will compete too and4 German talent Konstanze Klosterhalfen is also there, meet record 8:33.00 of Sonia O´Sullivan achieved back in 2000 will be clearly under threat.
Thursday, 17 August 2017 01:03

New from Around the World (August 16, 2017)

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Manyonga 846, Claye beats Taylor
TIGNES (FRA, Aug 16): Jumping meet (and a athletics event in general) at the highest point ever (3000 m) saw on specially constructed runway Luvo Manyonga winning long jump with 846 (+2.0). Behind him Kafetien Gomis 822 (+2.2), Uruguya´s Emiliano Lasa 818 (+1.7), Jamaican Damian Forbes 806 (+1.6) and Olympic winner Jeff Henderson 790 (+2.3). In the triple jump Will Claye managed in last round to beat his main rival and World champion Christian Taylor 17.42 (+0.7) to 16.99 (+2.7). Third Alexis Copello 16.95 (+2.9) and fourth Cuban Cristian Napoles 16.92 (+3.0). The meet was held at midday to avoid cold temperatures, but still it was not warm. Some 3000 spectators followed it and the organisers plan it again next year.
Haratyk wins by 1 cm
SOPOT (POL, Aug 16): Fast 300 m races highlighted the 20th Grand Prix of Spot, Janusz Sidlo Memorial. US Shakima Wimbley clocked PB 36.71 ahead of sprinter Anna Kielbasinska 37.62 and World relay medalists Patrycja Wyciskiewicz 37.63 and Malgorzata Holub 37.93. On the men side Dutch Liemarvin Bonevacia achieved 32.85 over Yousif Rabah 32.95 and Rafal Omelko 33.00. Nice duel in shot úut as home Michal Haratyk with 20.63 beat by 1 cm Australian Damien Birkinhead 20.62 and Jacko Gill of New Zealand 20.49. World finalist Angelika Cichocka won the 1000 m in 2:39.77 beating Liina Tsernov of Estonia 2:41.31 and Sofia Ennaoui 2:41.50. Spain´s Kevin Lopez won the 800 m in 1:47.45 with interesting entry of Olympic medalist Clayton Murphy who did not qualify for London as 7th in 1:48.71. Norwegian super talent Jakob Ingebrigtsen won the 1500 m in second fastest of his career 3:40.66 over Hungarian Tamas Kazi 3:40.98. Belarus Krystsina Tsimanouskaya beat in 
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 19:02

New From Around the World (August 15, 2017)

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Lavillenie 591, Stanek 22.01, great hammer
WARSZAWA (POL, Aug 15): The 8th edition of Kamila Skolimowska Memorial (EA Permit) in National Stadium here was a success with 35 000 spectators and 4 meeting records. Local top stars both hammer world champions won their events clearly with high quality results. Anita Wlodarczyk ended the season with 79.80 ahead of Malwina Kopron who got 75.40 PB with Joanna Fiodorow third 73.09 and Sophie Hitchon fourth 72.02. Pawel Fajdek similarly dominated the men event with 81.50 ahead of another World medalist Wojciech Nowicki 77.13. Great post London shape for World record holder Renaud Lavillenie, he found his way with third attempt at opening height over 561. Then mastered new meet record 571 in second, another one 581 in first and even also 591 in second attempt. He then tried at World leading height of 601. "I was satisfied today with my jumping, happy for season best." It was not good day for Polish jumpers as Pawel Wojciechowski got 551 and Piotr Lisek only 541. Another top duel in men discus was won by Robert Harting with last attempt 66.05 over local hero Piotr Malachowski 65.48 with Gerd Kanter third 64.56. Czech European indoor medalist Tomas Stanek surprised in fifth round of shot put the leader and Olympic winner Ryan Crouser with 22.01, not only a meet record but he also equaled his national record from June this year. Crouser as second managed 21.68. Also in women shot put new meet record by Alyona Dubitskaya of Belarus 17.90. Another World champion from London Mariya Lasitskene won her event with nice 195 clearance but did not went over meet record height 198. Kamila Licwinko did 192 for second. Sylwester Bednarek won men on count-back with 224. The best result from four races on the straight was new meet record of Sharika Nelvis in women hurdles 12.56 when World medalist Pamela Dutkiewicz after a collision did not finish the race. Also fast men winner Devon Allen of USA 13.20 with London fourth placer Garfield Darien not having his day after 14.12 as fifth. The 100 m races winners clocked 11.22 (Rosangela Santos) and 10.34 (Yunier Perez).
100 000 for WR
TIGNES (RSA): World champion Luvo Manyonga will reportedly try and break the world long jump record of 8.95m at altitude in Tignes, France on Wednesday, informs Super Sport. “We have planned for the world record attempt. Karen Gibbs (physiotherapist) has been helping Luvo with special breathing exercises to prepare him from competing at 3 000 metres. We also made provision for special thermal clothing should it be really cold in the mountains,” said his coach Neil Cornelius. “Competing at such a high altitude certainly creates its unique challenges. For example, I know that Luvo is going to be much faster in his approach than normal, so we will have to make certain adaptions to it to compromise for the extra speed.” The competition is scheduled due to altitude of 3000 m for midday time. In triple jump Christian Taylor and Will Claye will try to improve the World record also. The bonus for WR is 100 000 Euro.
BRUSSELS (BEL): World champion Tom Walsh and Olympic champion Ryan Crouser are set to go head-to-head again in the Brussels Diamond League Final on 31 August, informs organisers.
NEWCASTLE (GBR): Olympic 5000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot will defend her Great North Run title on 10 September, informs organisers. Cheruiyot will go head-to-head with Mary Keitany while other top entrants include fellow Kenyan Betsy Saina and Brit Jo Pavey.
NAIROBI (KEN): After staging the final edition of the World U18 Championships last month, Kenya is set to launch a bid to stage the 2023 World Championships, informs AFP. "We have shown that we are capable to host smaller events, and it has now reached a time when we should host big competitions,” said Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario.
PARIS (FRA): Renaud Lavillenie has said he required knee surgery last autumn after a motorcycle crash, informs L’Equipe. ”In one of the slowest turns of the circuit, I fall on the right, almost at the stop. I felt a little pain in the knee, but I finished the race. Except the next day, at home, I saw it. I was limited in extension and flexion. I had an MRI: a small end of the outer meniscus was broken,” said Lavillenie, who won a bronze medal in London. "This medal is worth gold. Four months ago, I did not see myself here, in such a contest.” He still has after Warszawa three more competitions, Zurich, Berlin and Decanation in 2017.
NASSAU (BAH): After missing the World Championships in London due to injury, veteran 400m runner Chris Brown is aiming to compete at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham next March, informs the Nassau Guardian. “I know I could still get out there and drop a fast time. Next season, I plan to be in great shape and competitive at the World Indoors,” he said.
MOSCOW (RUS): Ilya Skhurenyev has ended his season after pulling out of the decathlon at the World Championships due to injury, informs Sport Express. Skhurenyev will prepare for the indoor season and hopes to receive an invitation to compete at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.
LONDON (GBR): BBC and ARD-ZDF representatives gave a glimpse into their large-scale broadcast plans for the first multisport European Championships at a special event to mark the one-year-to-go countdown. Speaking at the event organised by co-hosts Glasgow and Berlin on the side lines of the IAAF World Championships, European Broadcasting Union Director of Sport Stefan Kuerten confirmed that more than 1 billion people in Europe and across the globe will be able to enjoy all the action from the European Championships thanks to agreements with almost 40 different broadcasters. Sports fans will be able to enjoy up to 300 hours of programming across television, radio and online, free to air in all the main markets, with an anticipated 2,700 hours of television coverage.
BRATISLAVA (SVK): There was no verdict from disciplinary committee of Slovak Athletics federation after today hearing in case of Olympic and World winner over 50 km walk Matej Toth. "We do not have evidence in this case whether prohibited substances or methods were used or not. We will ask for more medical and other experts explanations," the committee said in a statement. Toth had suspicious results in his biological passport and was provisionally suspended. If confirmed he could be banned for 4 years. He provided the committee with 250 pages of text and explanations and 25 attachments prepared by 7 medical experts from 6 countries. He is ready to underwent further examinations. "I want to prove my innocence," he said in his statement.
FRANKFURT (GER): Top quotes from London Worlds by German tv station ZDF. In average 3.34 million viewers were watching daily the event. It means in average 16.8% daily market share. Last Worlds in Beijing had 0.83 millions and 13.6 percent. Special was men javelin final with 6.71 million viewers.
LONDON (GBR): European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen paid tribute to the European athletes in action over the 10 days of competition at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 as well as the Local Organising Committee. “It was a superb championship from all perspectives. The continental gold-medal tally of 18 titles was the best by an Area Association and I have to say thank you to the IAAF World Championships London 2017 organisers for putting on an outstanding championships on European soil," said President Hansen. Europe also claimed 17 silver medals and 18 bronze medals.
LONDON (GBR): To multiple gold medalists also add Tori Bowie for 2 golds in the 100 m and 4x100 m. Together with Phylis Francis and Allyson Felix they are three with two golds, but no one only in individual events. There is Mo Farah and Wayde Van Niekerk with 1 gold and 1 silver.
INDIANAPOLIS, 8/16/2017 - British Athletics and USA Track & Field (USATF) today announced that two of the strongest nations in global track & field will go head-to-head in a new format, one-day competition next year.
Entitled ‘The Meet’ and hosted by British Athletics, the event will be staged July 21, 2018 at the London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, site of the wildly successful 2017 IAAF World Championships. 
It will feature a new, fast-paced format designed to appeal to new audiences at one of the most celebrated athletics stadiums in the world.

Many of the stars of USA Track & Field and British Athletics are expected to take part in the event, which will be uniquely designed to entertain audiences at London’s iconic track and field stadium.

A blend of running, jumping, hurdles and relay events will ensure an exciting competition lasting two hours. The British Athletics team and Team USATF athletes will score points for their respective countries in nine events in a compact, fan-friendly program.

“USATF is thrilled to collaborate and innovate with British Athletes on ‘The Meet,’” USATF CEO Max Siegel said. “Team competition captures the attention of fans in a way that brings excitement, attention and focus to our sport. ‘The Meet’ will bring track and field back to the future by reviving dual-meet team competition in a way that caters to modern fans.
8/13/17—LONDON -- Katie Burnett (El Cajon, California), Susan Randall (Beavercreek, Ohio) and Erin Taylor-Talcott (Portland, Oregon) made history Sunday morning as part of the first field of competitors for the women’s 50 km race walk at the IAAF World Championships. Burnett took five minutes off her American 50 km record to finish in 4:21:51 Sunday, breaking her own 35 km (3:00:43) and 40 km (3:27:10) pending American records along the way.
Over the first 2 km, Portugal’s Inês Henriques and China’s Hang Yin separated themselves from the group, leaving the remaining five walkers battling for bronze. Burnett split the first 2 km in 10:28 for fifth, with Taylor-Talcott and Randall following in 10:34 and 10:54. By 4 km, Burnett made up ground, moving from fifth to third by 5 km to walk shoulder to shoulder with Nair Da Rosa of Brazil and Shuqing Yang of China. 
Taylor-Talcott was disqualified with three bent knee violations just after the 8 km split, while Randall dropped off the pace of the chase pack. The trio of Da Rosa, Yang and Burnett stayed 1:25 behind the leaders as Henriques and Yin continued to push the pace, hitting 10 km in 51:45. 
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 19:08

News From Around the World: EME NEWS (Aug 14, 2017)

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18 Champions in Zurich
ZURICH (SUI): After being forced to withdraw from the 400m final, Isaac Makwala will go head-to-head with world and Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk in the Weltklasse Zurich IAAF Diamond League on 24 August, informs organisers. Van Niekerk is one of 18 world champions from London confirmed with world 5000m champion Muktar Edris going head-to-head again with world 10,000m champion Mo Farah in another standout clash over 5000m. Other world champions confirmed are Dafne Schippers (200m), Caster Semenya (800m), Sally Pearson (100m hurdles), Emma Coburn (3000m steeplechase), Yulimar Rojas (triple jump), Ekaterini Stefanidi (pole vault), Gong Lijiao (shot put), Barbora Spotakova (javelin), Justin Gatlin (100m), Elijah Manangoi (1500m), Karsten Warholm (400m hurdles), Mutaz Essa Barshim (high jump), Sam Kendricks (pole vault), Luvo Manyonga (long jump) and Johannes Vetter (javelin).
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