2018 Meeting de Paris Diary: Lasitskene vs. Thiam, Lavillenie vs. Duplantis

Lasitskene_Mariya-Rome18.jpgMariya Lasitskene, photo by PhotoRun.net
Thiam_NafissatouHJ-WorC17.jpgNafissatou Thiam, photo by PhotoRun.net
Lasitskene vs Thiam
PARIS (FRA): Renaud Lavillenie faces a loaded field on home soil in the pole vault in the Paris Diamond League including reigning European U20 champion Armand Duplantis, who cleared 5.91m on Tuesday night to defeat him in Montreuil. Reigning Olympic champion Thiago Braz and reigning world champion Sam Kendricks also feature in the line-up along with former world champions Shawn Barber and Pawel Wojciechowski as well as European indoor champion Piotr Lisek. In the high jump, Mariya Lasitskene faces world heptathlon champion Nafissatou Thiam and Bulgaria's Mirela Demireva, who recently cleared 2.00m for the first time in Stockholm. Olympic champion Caterine Ibarguen renews her rivalry with world champion Yulimar Rojas in the triple jump.
LaVillenie_Renaud1-PreC18.jpgRenaud Lavillenie, photo by PhotoRun.net
Duplantis_Mondo-PreC18.jpgMondo Duplantis, photo by PhotoRun.net

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