Felix, Jeter headline Zagreb meet
Triple Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix and double medallist Carmelita Jeter will be among the headline acts at the Hanzekovic Memorial in Zagreb on September 4, the 13th stop in the 15-meeting IAAF World Challenge series.
Felix, who captured gold at 200m and was part of both the victorious US 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 US 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 US.
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 US and Olympic silver medallist Yelena Sokolova of Russia will lead field in the women’s long jump. (IAAF)