Sunday, August 1, 2010

Zurich - Samsung Diamond : Jamaica vs USA relay showdowns

Zurich, Switzerland - (iaaf) A clash of sprint powers Jamaica and the United States, featuring Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay will be among the highlights of the Zurich's Weltklasse on 19 August, the penultimate stop of the Samsung Diamond League series.

Bolt, the World record holder, Olympic and World champion in the 100m and 200m, will anchor a high power Jamaican squad which will include Mario Forsythe, Yohan Blake, and Marvin Anderson. Gay, the second fastest 100m man in history, will team up with Wallace Spearmon, Walter Dix and Trell Kimmons in what will be the fiercest battle of the year for bragging rights as the 'world's fastest nation'. Blake and Dix are also on the slate in the 200m.

Jeter vs Campbell-Brown in the 100m

Their will be a fierce showdown in the women's 100m, pitting two-time Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown against this year's dominant sprinter on the Samsung Diamond League circuit, Carmelita Jeter.

The pair will also square off in an event in which they have split their two meetings this season - Campbell-Brown clocked a world-leading 10.78 in Eugene where Jeter finished third, but then the American evened the score in Monaco one week ago with her 10.82 win with the Jamaican a distant second.