Olympic Games 400m champion Steven Gardiner wins big in Doha 2019, wins at Blazer Invitational

MIRAMAR (USA): The Miramar Invitational (WACT Silver) this Saturday (8 April) will see Olympic gold medalist Steven Gardiner switch from the 200m to the 400m event. Gardiner’s move comes as a surprise to many, but it will be interesting to see how he performs in the race.

Meanwhile, Jamaica’s world 100m finalist, Oblique Seville, is set to open his international season at the same event. Seville has only competed in Jamaica so far this season and is eager to run faster than his personal best of 9.86 seconds.

Seville will headline heat 1 in Miramar with Ronnie Baker and Jerome Blake, while Aaron Brown and Ackeem Blake will feature in heat two. Heat three will see Kyree King and Emmanuel Matadi in action. ALSO READ: Jamaican Sprinter Oblique Seville Leads Strong Jamaican Contingent at Miramar Invitational

In other events, Jamaican Danniel Thomas-Dodd is the favorite to win the women’s shot put, while former world champion Tajay Gayle will compete in the men’s long jump. Akela Jones from Barbados, Nigerian Ruth Osoro, Taliyah Brooks, and Jamaican Chanice Porter are among the top contenders in the women’s long jump.

ALSO READ: Shericka Jackson to Compete in Women’s 400m at Miramar Invitational


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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