Omar McLeod, World and Olympic champion, headlines nine Jamaicans down to take part in Saturday’s (12 May) Shanghai Diamond League meeting.
McLeod (JAM), Ronald Levy (JAM), Hansle Parchment (JAM) will be joined in the men’s 110m hurdles field by world record holder Aries Merritt (USA), Orlando Ortega (ESP) and Sergey Shubenkov (ANA).
Shericka Jackson (JAM) and Shaunae Miller-Uibo (BAH) face-off for the second time this season. In April, Miller-Uibo won the Commonwealth Games clash, but Jackson came away with a personal best of 22.18s.
Dafne Schippers (NED), the fastest in the field at 21.63, Deajah Stevens (USA), Marie-Josee Ta Lou (CIV) and Kyra Jefferson (USA) are also in the field.
Steven Gardiner, the winner of the opening Diamond League event in Doha last week, again faces a strong field, which includes Isaac Makwala (BOT), Baboloki Thebe (BOT), Fred Kerley (USA).
The women’s 400m hurdles will have Leah Nugent (JAM) and Janieve Russell (JAM). Both have season-best times of 56.52 and 54.01 respectively.
Justin Gatlin (USA), Andre De Grasse (CAN) and Isiah Young are the biggest names in the men’s 100m dash.
Kimberly Williams (JAM), who has personal best of 14.64m, achieved last month to win the Commonwealth Games title, and Shanieka Ricketts (JAM), season best of 14.52m, will contest the women’s triple jump.
Damar Forbes (JAM) will start in the men’s long jump, while Levern Spencer (LCA) is in the women’s high jump.
The provisional entry lists for the second meeting of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League in Shanghai on 12 May are now available.
2018 IAAF Diamond League calendar:
4 May – Doha, QAT
12 May – Shanghai, CHN
26 May – Eugene, USA
31 May – Rome, ITA
7 Jun – Oslo, NOR
10 Jun – Stockholm, SWE
30 Jun – Paris, FRA
5 Jul – Lausanne, SUI
13 Jul – Rabat, MAR
20 Jul – Monaco, MON
21-22 Jul – London, GBR
18 Aug – Birmingham, GBR
30 Aug – Zurich, SUI
31 Aug – Brussels, BEL