Top hurdlers for Nurmi Games
TURKU (FIN): Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and Annimari Korte will headline the sprint hurdles fields at the Paavo Nurmi Games, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting, in Turku, Finland, on 11 August. The meeting’s athletes’ liaison Arttu Salonen has confirmed that the men’s 400m hurdles field is nearly in place. Estonian Rasmus MÃ¤gi, the 2014 European silver medallist and 2016 Olympic finalist, Frenchman Ludvy Vaillant, who clocked a 48.30 lifetime best last season, 2019 Japanese champion Takatoshi Abe and Irish record holder Thomas Barr have all signed on. Christophe Lemaitre of France, the 2016 Olympic 200m bronze medallist, and CJ Ujah, a multiple relays medallist for Great Britain, head the 100m field, and will take on Samuli Samuelsson, currently the fastest Finn who has clocked 10.28 this season. Olympic javelin throw champion Thomas Rohler has pulled out, but he has a good reason. Rohler recently became a father and decided against any travel while much of the world is still under the grips of the coronavirus pandemic.
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