The 2013 IAAF Diamond League will make its third stop of the season at the adidas Grand Prix at Icahn Stadium, where dozens of Olympic and World Championships medallists will take to the renovated track in search of points towards the season-long Diamond Race as well as qualifying marks for this summer’s IAAF World Championships.
Unseasonably cold and rainy conditions did not prevent some big performances in the field events as Croatia’s London 2012 Olympic Games champion Sandra Perkovic obliterated the meet record and improved upon her world lead at the adidas Grand Prix, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, in New York on Saturday (25).
Canada enjoyed an outstanding first day at the famous Hypo Meeting in the Austrian town of Gotzis, claiming the overnight lead in both events at the famous Hypo Meeting in Gotzis, an IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting, thanks to Damian Warner in the Decathlon and Brianne Theisen in the Heptathlon on Saturday.
Great Britain’s Perri Shakes-Drayton provided the highlight of the BT Great CityGames in Manchester by beating Russia’s London Olympic 2012 Games 400m Hurdles champion Natalya Antyukh and setting a World best of 25.74 in the rarely-run straight 200m Hurdles on Saturday.
NEW YORK – Prevailing through bouts of rain, wind, and unseasonably cold temperatures, the adidas Grand Prix featured a number of American Olympians finishing atop the podium at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island. Tyson Gay, Ryan Whiting, Michael Tinsley, Jenn Suhr, and Janay Deloach Soukup were among the American winners at the third stop of the IAAF Diamond League, also serving as the third meeting of the 2013 USATF Championship Series.
World 400m Hurdles champion Dai Greene underwent hip surgery after the indoor season. It has delayed the start of his summer campaign, but he is confident that he can get back to his best in time for the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.
In her seven times competing in the Pole Vault at the Millrose Games during the indoor season, US pole vaulter Jenn Suhr won just once.