Olympic silver medallist Erik Kynard provided one of the highlights of the second day of the US Championships as he equalled his personal best of 2.37m to win the high jump in Eugene on Friday night (26).
Swiss local hero and 2014 European 400m hurdles champion Kariem Hussein will take on some of the best men his event has to offer and race in front of his family and friends at the Athletissima meeting in Lausanne, the ninth of this summer’s IAAF Diamond League meetings, on 9 July.
Ryan Bailey was one of the most familiar faces of the IAAF World Relays, Bahamas 2015, as he anchored the USA to a national record 37.38 earlier this month. He will be hoping to show off his prowess as an individual sprinter in the 100m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on Saturday (30).
The US quartet of Mike Rodgers, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Ryan Bailey did what so many of their predecessors have failed to do in this event in recent years, get the baton round cleanly, and that allowed them the opportunity to inflict a morale-boosting defeat on the favoured Jamaicans, the US team winning in 37:38.
Kirani James’s 400m victory over LaShawn Merritt in Eugene last weekend was one of the most exciting races of the meeting, and the pair will do battle once again over one lap of the track at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on 3 July.
The next IAAF Diamond League meeting, Herculis 2013 in Monaco will be held Friday, 19 July.
For the second year in a row, the men’s High Jump provided one of the outstanding highlights of the Athletissima meeting as Bohdan Bondarenko set an IAAF Diamond League record in Lausanne on Thursday night (4).
Olympic Pole Vault champion Renaud Lavillenie may not yet have the same medal collection as the legendary Sergey Bubka, but on Thursday (4) in Lausanne at Athletissima 2013, the eighth leg of the IAAF Diamond League, the Frenchman could achieve something that even the great World record-holder did not manage.
Fresh from setting world-leading marks in both sprints at the US Championships last month, Tyson Gay returns on Thursday (4) to Lausanne’s Athletissima, the eighth leg of the IAAF Diamond League, keen to maintain his 2013 winning streak.
Tyson Gay, Sally Pearson and Brianna Rollins are just some of the many international stars added to the line-up for the Herculis IAAF Diamond League meeting on 19 July.
The 2013 IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne can currently boast of 33 medallists from the London 2012 Olympic Games at the 38th edition of the famous Athletissima meeting on 4 July.
Tyson Gay was concerned how he would respond in the 200m (23) on Sunday after winning the 100m in 9.75 two days earlier in the USA Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.