Thompson leads the Paris cast
PARIS (FRA): Jamaica’s double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson will headline the Paris Diamond League meet on July 1
, organisers said on Monday
. Informs supersport.com
. Renaud Lavillenie, Kevin Mayer, Christophe Lemaitre and Dimitri Bascou, who won medals for France at the Rio Olympics last year, will all be present at Stade Charlety, chosen this year to host the event in place of the Stade de France. Men 110 m hurdles will have Jamaica’s Olympic champion Omar McLeod while two-time Olympic gold medallist Christian Taylor is set for the triple jump. Canada’s Derek Drouin will take on Qatari rival Mutaz Essa Barshim in the men’s high jump, and Ethiopian world champion Genzebe Dibaba will race Kenya’s Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon in what promises to be a keenly-fought women’s 1500m.