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General News 24 August 2010 – Zagreb, Croatia

Gay to run 100m in Zagreb - IAAF World Challenge

Zagreb, CroatiaTyson Gay is the latest star name to be confirmed for the 2010 Zagreb Meeting, which takes place on Wednesday 1 September and brings down the curtain on the inaugural season of the IAAF World Challenge.

The annual meeting in the Croatian capital is celebrating its 60th edition and the expected sell-out crowd at Mladost stadium will of course have their eyes focussed as usual on national heroine Blanka Vlašic, the World and European High Jump champion. Her principle rivals will be the Russians Svetlana Shkolina, fourth in Barcelona, and Irina Gordeyeva.

Gay, who runs the 100m in Brussels on Friday, the last of this season’s Samsung Diamond League meetings, also takes on the dash in Zagreb and among others will race Nesta Carter (JAM) and Churandy Martina (AHO).

USA World champions Dwight Phillips and Christian Cantwell line-up respectively in the men’s Long Jump and Shot Put, while Cuba’s World champion Yargelis Savigne is the principal name in the women’s Triple Jump.

Jamaican 400m hurdler Kaliese Spencer, who like Phillips in the Long Jump, picked up a Diamond Trophy and $40,000 in cash last week for winning her event’s season long Diamond Race, is the standout track athlete in the women’s schedule having taken the Zurich race in a 53.33 sec PB. America’s two–time World Indoor champion Lolo Jones goes in the sprint hurdles.

The inaugural IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge season also comes to a conclusion in Zagreb, with world season leader and European champion Libor Charfreitag of the Slovak Republic heading the entry list. Click here for current STANDINGS.

Chris Turner for the IAAF