Powell, triple jump, shot put duel, Greene vs. Batman
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): Full Alexander Stadium expects on Sunday in debut of Samsung Diamond League here Asafa Powell in the 100 m, triple jump duel Tamgho-Idowu and much more, specially local heroes like Dai Greene or Mo Farah. Last year the meet was held in Gateshead.
Event by event preview
MEN 100 m: Asafa Powell is ready to confirm his 9.78 from Lausanne. Also in the field his team-mates Frater and Crater, US is headed by Rodgers. Also sub 10 this year Ndure of Norway and Bledman of Trínidad. But first to go through heats. 800 m: Abubaker Kaki against in-shape Paris winner Amine Laalou, waiting behind European champ Lewandowski. 5000 m: Mo Farah wants to please the fans. Strong Ethiopian group headed by DR winner Merga and latest revelation Alamirew with Mottram and Rupp. 400mH: Another highlight for British crowd: Greene vs. B. Jackson. Can he beat him? They are 9:1 in favor of Jackson, Greene beat him so far only once in Split last year.
HENDON (GBR, Jul 9): Sensational discus at throws and jumps fest meet. Sixth from last year world junior championships Lawrence Okoye achieved new British record 67.63. Old mark of Perris Wilkins 66.64 was from 1998. Okoye is still 19 but will be 20 years so his mark is not eligible for junior record purposes. But statistically it is the best result by a 19 years old ever. In second also Daegu A standard for fast improving Abdul Buhari 65.44 PB. Womens event won by Jade Nicholls with 60.76. In the long jump JJ Jegede achieved 8 meters with +4.8 support.
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