NEW YORK CITY — Elite worldwide monitor and area competitors returns to the Huge Apple because the World Athletics Continental Tour – Gold makes its ninth cease on Sunday, June 12, at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island.
A star-studded lineup of Olympians and world champions will compete for prize cash and beneficial World Athletics rankings factors in additional than a dozen occasions, with an emphasis on the sprints and hurdles.
The world file holder and Olympic champion within the girls’s 400m hurdles, Sydney McLaughlin will do an uncommon double as she runs the 100m hurdles and the flat 400m. McLaughlin has a better of 12.65 within the brief hurdles and has clocked 50.07 within the one-lapper with out boundaries. She’s going to face Tokyo hurdle Olympians Gabbi Cunningham and Christina Clemons in addition to this 12 months’s second-fastest American, Alaysha Johnson.
Amongst McLaughlin’s high rivals within the 400m are Tokyo 4x400m relay gold medal teammates Lynna Irby, Kaylin Whitney and Kendall Ellis. Kyra Jefferson, higher recognized beforehand as a 200m runner, may even contend.
Reigning males’s 200m world champion Noah Lyles, the bronze medalist at Tokyo final summer time, headlines a area that features Trinidad’s Jereem Richards, this 12 months’s World Indoor champion within the 400m. Within the males’s 100m, reigning world champion Christian Coleman goes up in opposition to Marvin Bracy, and the duo completed second and third within the World Indoor 60m in March.
One of the crucial intriguing matchups comes within the males’s 110m hurdles, which can present a preview of what’s to come back in July on the World Championships in Eugene. Olympic silver medalist Grant Holloway got here inside .01 of the world file final 12 months and he can be pushed by Devon Allen, who was fourth at Tokyo and has received 4 of his 5 outings this season.
A who’s who of NACAC space girls’s shot putters can be led by Tokyo silver medalist Raven Saunders and present U.S. chief Chase Ealey. Saunders’ Olympic teammate, Jessica Ramsey, and Jamaica’s Danniel Thomas-Dodd, the 2019 World Championships silver medalist, are each able to massive throws.
Olympic 200m bronze medalist Gabby Thomas will attempt the dash double and has the quickest time by an American this 12 months within the 200m at 21.98, which she ran to say the Doha Diamond League win. She has additionally run a windy 10.80 within the 100m and can want each little bit of that top-end pace going in opposition to Sha’Carri Richardson, final 12 months’s quickest American at 10.72. Olympic seventh-place finisher Teahna Daniels is all the time a risk, as is final 12 months’s NCAA 100m/200m champion, Cambrea Sturgis, and Tokyo 4x200m relay silver medalist Aleia Hobbs.
World indoor champion and former American file holder Ajee’ Wilson is the highest entrant within the girls’s 800m, however she should be careful for Allie Wilson, Sage Hurta and Olivia Baker, all of whom have dipped underneath 2:00 this 12 months. Tokyo teammates Bryce Hoppel and Isaiah Jewett line up in opposition to a loaded area within the males’s 800m. Hoppel was the World Indoors bronze medalist in March and completed fourth on the 2019 World Championships in Doha. Among the many challengers are 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Clayton Murphy, Mexico’s Tonatiu Lopez, a 1:43.44 performer in 2021, and 2019 World Championships fifth-place finisher Wesley Vazquez of Puerto Rico.
Diamond League champion Michael Cherry has already clocked 44.28 within the males’s 400m this season and is favored in his specialty, whereas Olympic semifinalist Dave Kendziera faces Trials fourth-placer Aldrich Bailey, Quincy Corridor and Amere Lattin within the males’s 400m hurdles. 4-time Olympic and World Championships silver medalist Will Claye, who was fourth at this 12 months’s World Indoors, meets the person who completed one spot forward of him in Belgrade to say the bronze, Donald Scott. Claye has received seven U.S. titles and was simply out of the medals at Tokyo, and Scott has received six U.S. titles and was seventh at Tokyo.
Panama’s Gianna Woodruff was seventh within the girls’s 400m hurdles at Tokyo and presents the hardest problem for Cassandra Tate, twice a World Championships finalist and the bronze medalist in 2015.
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