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Hot Shot set for Ostrava – IAAF World Challenge

Tomasz Majewski of Poland competes in the Men's Shot Put Final during day one - WIC Istanbul (Getty Images)Tomasz Majewski of Poland competes in the Men's Shot Put Final during day one - WIC Istanbul (Getty Images) © Copyright
Poland’s reigning Olympic Shot Put champion Tomasz Majewski whose son Nikolaj was born last week, is the latest star addition for the 51st edition of the Ostrava Golden Spike meet on 25 May which is an IAAF World Challenge meeting.

Majewski will face-up against Germany’s current World champion David Storl, Canada’s Dylan Armstrong who was silver medallist on that occasion in Daegu, and USA's 2009 World gold medallist Christian Cantwell.

Other additions to the meeting's fields include in the men’s 800m, South Africa's 2009 World champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi and last year’s European Indoor and U23 Champion Adam Kszczot of Poland, who will race the already announced David Rudisha of Kenya, the World champion and record holder.

In the 100m field, along with the already announced world record holder Usain Bolt, there will be four more sprinters with sub-ten second personal bests: USA’s World medallist Darvis Patton (9.89), Zimbabwe’s World Long Jump medallist Ngonidzashe Makusha (also 9.89), Britain’s 2010 World Indoor 60m champion Dwain Chambers (9.97), and Commonwealth and Pan-Am Games winner Lerone Clarke (9.99).

Organisers for the IAAF