PICHARDO VS TAYLOR REMATCH IN LAUSANNE – IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE
Thursday, 21 May 2015 06:04

PICHARDO VS TAYLOR REMATCH IN LAUSANNE – IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE

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The 40th edition of Lausanne’s famous Athletissima meeting on July 9, anIAAF Diamond League meeting, will have a rematch between superstar triple jumpers Pedro Pablo Pichardo and Christian Taylor, announced the meeting organisers on Thursday (21).  The pair became just the fourth and fifth men in history to go over 18 metres in a thrilling contest last Friday at the opening IAAF Diamond League meeting of 2015.

Cuba’s Pichardo triumphed with an IAAF Diamond 18.06m with the American, the London 2012 Olympic Games champion, just two centimetres behind.

No other competition in history had previously seen more than one man go further than 18 metres and the Lausanne meeting organisers are hoping that the Pontaise stadium will witness similar feats from the duo.

The American sprinter Allyson Felix is another athlete who got her 2015 IAAF Diamond League campaign off to a stunning start in Doha, with a 21.98 200m which equalled the Diamond League record.

The three-time 200m world champion will contest the same event in Lausanne

Another Doha winner, the reigning world and European shot put champion David Storl, will also be in Lausanne. In fact, the German giant will actually be making his debut in the Swiss city.

Croatian discus thrower Sandra Perkovic, who set a stadium record with 68.96m two years ago, will be back and aiming for a second victory.

In the women’s high jump, Spain’s reigning European champion Ruth Beitia will face the Croatia’s former world champion Blanka Vlasic.

Unlike Perkovic, neither woman has won in Lausanne before.

Organisers for the IAAF

2015 IAAF Diamond League calendar
Doha, QAT – 15 May
Shanghai, CHN – 17 May
Eugene, USA – 30 May
Rome, ITA – 4 June
Birmingham, GBR – 7 June
Oslo, NOR – 11 June
New York, USA – 13 June
Paris, FRA – 4 July
Lausanne, SUI – 9 July
Monaco, MON – 17 July
London, GBR – 24-25 July
Stockholm, SWE – 30 July
Zurich, SUI – 3 September
Brussels, BEL – 11 September

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