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Four world and eight Olympic champions lead US squad for IAAF World Championships London 2017

Four reigning world champions and eight 2016 Olympic individual gold medallists lead a squad of 132 athletes on the Team USATF roster IAAF World Championships London 2017, 4-13 August.

In all, the team is comprised of 77 Olympians, including 13 Olympic medallists from 2012 who will return to London Stadium for another chance at the podium. Overall, 39 World Championships and/or Olympic medallists are part of the roster.

Returning to defend their 2015 individual world titles are Tianna Bartoletta in the women’s long jump, Allyson Felix in the women’s 400m, Joe Kovacs in the men’s shot put and Christian Taylor in the men’s triple jump. Bartoletta, Felix and Taylor all lead the world in their respective events in 2017, while Kovacs is second in the world in the men’s shot put behind 2016 Olympic champion Ryan Crouser. 

In addition to the four defending world champions, five additional athletes received byes into the IAAF World Championships by virtue of entering the meet as the reigning Diamond League champions in their event. Those athletes include Kerron Clement in the men’s 400m hurdles, Keni Harrison in the women’s 100m hurdles, Erik Kynard in the men’s high jump, LaShawn Merritt in the men’s 400m and Cassandra Tate in the women’s 400m hurdles.

Eight individual Olympic gold medallists from the 2016 Rio Games who will compete in London for Team USATF: Crouser in the men’s shot put; Taylor in the men’s triple jump; Bartoletta in the long jump; Clement in the men’s 400m hurdles; Matthew Centrowitz in the men’s 1500m; Michelle Carter in the women’s shot put; Jeff Henderson in the men’s long jump; and Dalilah Muhammad in the women’s 400m hurdles. 2012 Olympic women’s pole vault gold medallist Jenn Suhr will return to the stadium where she won her first Olympic medal, while Taylor revisits the site of the first of his two Olympic golds.

USA team for the IAAF World Championships London 2017

 
MEN -
Devon Allen, 110m Hurdles
Robby Andrews, 1500m
Jaylen Bacon, 4 x 100m Relay
Chris Belcher, 100m
Chris Benard, Triple Jump
Hillary Bor, Steeplechase
Donavan Brazier, 800m
Rodney Brown, Discus Throw
Matthew Centrowitz, 1500m
Paul Chelimo, 5000m
Michael Cherry, 4 x 400m relay
Will Claye, Triple Jump
Kerron Clement, 400m Hurdles
Christian Coleman, 100m
Ryan Crouser, Shot Put
Bobby Curtis, Marathon
Marquis Dendy, Long Jump
Andrew Evans, Discus Throw
Mason Finley, Discus Throw
Eric Futch, 400m Hurdles
Justin Gatlin, 100m
Johnny Gregorek, 1500m
Trey Hardee, Decathlon
Aleec Harris, 110m Hurdles
Isaiah Harris, 800m
Jeff Henderson, Long Jump
Ryan Hill, 5000m
Darrell Hill, Shot Put
TJ Holmes, 400m Hurdles
Cyrus Hostetler, Javelin Throw
Andrew Irwin Pole Vault
Evan Jager, Steeplechase
Eric Jenkins, 5000m
Stanley Kebenei, Steeplechase
Sam Kendricks, Pole Vault
Fred Kerley, 400m
Elkanah Kibet, Marathon
Kyree King, 200m
Shadrack Kipchirchir, 10,000m
Leonard Korir, 10,000m
Joe Kovacs, Shot Put
Erik Kynard, Jr High Jump
Jarrion Lawson, Long Jump
Beejay Lee, 4 x 100m Relay
Wil London III, 400m
Augustus Maiyo, Marathon
Bryan McBride, High Jump
Tony McQuay, 4 x 400m relay
Hassan Mead, 10,000m
LaShawn Merritt, 400m
Aries Merritt, 110m Hurdles
Bryshon Nellum, 4 x 400m relay
Christopher Nilsen, Pole Vault
Gil Roberts, 400m
Ricky Robertson, Jr High Jump
Jeron Robinson, High Jump
Michael Rodgers, 4 x 100m Relay
Donald Scott, Triple Jump
Michael Stigler, 400m Hurdles
Christian Taylor, Triple Jump
Ameer Webb, 200m
Ryan Whiting, Shot Put
Devon Williams, Decathlon
Drew Windle, 800m
Isiah Young, 200m
Zachery Ziemek, Decathlon
 
WOMEN -
Morolake Akinosun, 4 x 100m Relay
Nia Ali, 100m Hurdles
Valarie Allman, Discus Throw
Whitney Ashley, Discus Throw
Tianna Bartoletta, Long Jump
Gwen Berry, Hammer Throw
Erica Bougard, Heptathlon
Tori Bowie, 100m, 200m
Aaliyah Brown, 4 x 100m Relay
Dani Bunch, Shot Put
Quanesha Burks, Long Jump
Serena Burla, Marathon
Katie Burnett, 50K Race Walk
Michelle Carter, Shot Put
Kori Carter, 400m Hurdles
Emma Coburn, Steeplechase
Amy Cragg, Marathon
Vashti Cunningham, High Jump
Sharon Day-Monroe, Heptathlon
Kimberlyn Duncan, 200m
Kendall Ellis, 400m
Maggie Ewen, Hammer Throw
Allyson Felix, 400m
Lindsay Flanagan, Marathon
Phyllis Francis, 400m
Courtney Frerichs, Steeplechase
Kate Grace, 1500m
Emily Grove, Pole Vault
Daina Harper, 4 x 400m Relay
Dawn Harper-Nelson, 100m Hurdles
Keni Harrison, 100m Hurdles
Natasha Hastings, 4 x 400m Relay
Quanera Hayes, 400m
Shelby Houlihan, 5000m
Molly Huddle, 5000m, 10,000m
Emily Infeld, 10,000m
Kyra Jefferson, 4 x 100m Relay
Gia Lewis-Smallwood, Discus Throw
Charlene Lipsey, 800m
Shamier Little, 400m Hurdles
Christina Manning, 100m Hurdles
Brenda Martinez, 800m
Inika McPherson, High Jump
Miranda Melville, 20K Race Walk
Maria Michta-Coffey, 20K Race Walk
Sandi Morris, Pole Vault
Dalilah Muhammad, 400m Hurdles
Liz Patterson, High Jump
DeAnna Price, Hammer Throw
Colleen Quigley, Steeplechase
Brittney Reese, Long Jump
Shannon Rowbury, 5000m
Sha'Keela Saunders, Long Jump
Raven Saunders, Shot Put
Jenny Simpson, 1500m
Emily Sisson, 10,000m
Deajah Stevens, 100m, 200m
Jenn Suhr, Pole Vault
Cassandra Tate, 400m Hurdles
Erin Taylor-Talcott, 50K Race Walk
Sara Vaughn, 1500m
Ariana Washington, 100m
Kendell Williams, Heptathlon
Ajee' Wilson, 800m
Shakima Wimbley, 4 x 400m Relay
Kara Winger, Javelin Throw

 

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