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Olympic champions for Shanghai

Meseret Defar

Meseret Defar

Three more Olympic gold medallists and one world champion have been added to the star-studded roster for the 2013 Shanghai Diamond League meeting on 18 May. Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, British long jumper Greg Rutherford, and Ethiopian distance legend Meseret Defar have joined the entry lists for the second meeting in the IAAF’s 2013 Diamond League calendar, while world sprint hurdles champion Jason Richardson has been lined up to face Olympic champion and world record holder Aries Merritt. [Read more…]

The Beast, sprint power to Shanghai

Yohan Blake - The Beast

Yohan Blake – The Beast

Yohan Blake, “The Beast”,  bringing sprint power to Shanghai

The second fastest man of all time in the 200m, Yohan Blake, will head to Asia for his start of the summer season.  Blake confirmed his participation on the 200m at the Samsung Diamond League in Shanghai, May 18 2013. It will be the first time for “the beast” to come to the Chinese metropolis. The introduction of Blake to the fast track in the Shanghai stadium will be a great sprint spectacle. [Read more…]

Top line-ups for Shanghai

Liu Xiang for Shanghai

Liu Xiang for Shanghai

China’s Liu Xiang defends his Shanghai Diamond League title on May 19th, taking on Daegu gold medallist Jason Richardson of the USA. In last year’s controversial IAAF World championship final in Korea where Liu’s arm clashed with the arm of Cuban Dayron Robles, Richardson was the man to benefit, lifting a surprise gold. Richardson is not the only American Liu should worry about. [Read more…]