Justin Gatlin, photo courtesy of PhotoRun.net
SHANGHAI (CHN): Â´s second leg of IAAF Diamond League in Shanghai will have interesting sprint clashes. On the men side in the 100 m Justin Gatlin is coming from top time against the wind in Tokyo and second placer Mike Rodgers will be also there. Jamaica will be represented by World bronze medalist Nesta Carter. Super veteran Kim Collins is still ready to mix the cards and other US sprinters in the field include Ryan Bailey and Charles Silmon, European representative will be Briton Dwain Chambers. High hurdles will see top names from Doha (Oliver, Shubenkov, Martinot-Lagarde, Wilson) against 2008 Olympic winner Dayron Robles. Late withdrawal is here world record holder Aries Merritt. In the 400 m hurdles World medalists Jehue Gordon and Michael Tinsley will face in shape Bershawn Jackson and Jeffrey Gibson of Bahamas, experienced US Johnny Dutch and returning LJ Van Zyl. Two women sprints have exclusive duels. In the 200 m Jamaican stars Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce against Veronica Campbell-Brown and in the 400 m Allyson Felix in her first race since Moscow against 2011 World champion Amantle Montsho. In the 200 m attacking from behind will be Blessing Okagbare who was so close to SAFP in Doha 100 m and mainly unbeaten this year talented Anthonique Strachan of Bahamas. In the 400 m dark horse for sure World leader Francena McCorory with strong Jamaican presence (Spencer, N. Williams-Mills and McPherson).