28 AUG 2012 General News

Felix and Jeter among the headliners in Zagreb - IAAF World Challenge

Allyson Felix of the United States going for gold  in the Women's 200m Final of the London 2012 Olympic Games on 8 August 2012 (Getty Images)Allyson Felix of the United States going for gold in the Women's 200m Final of the London 2012 Olympic Games on 8 August 2012 (Getty Images) © Copyright
Triple Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix and double medallist Carmelita Jeter will be among the headline acts at the Hanzekovic Memorial in Zagreb on 4 September, the 13th stop in the 15-meeting IAAF World Challenge series.

Felix, who captured gold at 200m and was part of both the victorious U.S. 4x100m and 4x400m Relay squads in London, will contest her specialty while Jeter, last year's World champion and this year's Olympic 100m silver medallist, will headline the shorter dash.

The meeting's memorial event, the men's 110m Hurdles, will feature Jason Richardson, the Olympic silver medallist and reigning World champion, and U.S. record holder David Oliver, both past Zagreb winners. Russian record holder Sergey Shubenkov will also be in the field.

The chief attraction for the expected capacity crowd at the Sportpark Mladost Stadium will be the homecoming of Olympic Discus Throw champion Sandra Perkovic.

Other stars announced include World 400m champion Amantle Montsho of Botswana and London Gold and bronze medallists in the men's Shot Put, Tomasz Majewski of Poland and Reese Hoffa of the U.S.

The men's Hammer Throw will pit Olympic the current and past Olympic champions, Krisztian Pars of Hungary and Slovenia's Primoz Kozmus.

The men's 100m will include Dutchman Churandy Martina and Olympic finalist Ryan Bailey of the U.S. and Olympic silver medallist Yelena Sokolova of Russia will lead field in the women's Long Jump.

Bob Ramsak for the IAAF