• Gatlin Goes for Sprint Double in Brussels

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American sprinter Justin Gatlin have picked to race in both sprint events at the final IAAF Diamand Lague meet in Brussels on Friday, September 5.

Gatlin holds word's season best times in the 100m of 9.80 and in the 200m of 19.68 seconds and tomorrow will face a strong opposition of the  top Jamaican sprinters. 

Also in the field is the 2007 world  100m and 200m champion Tyson Gay of the United States, who recently returned to action after serving one year doping ban and Kim Collins of Saint Kits and Navis,  who at age of 38 on July 20th at the London Anniversary games set a new national record of 9.96. 

Gatlin this season has raced  14 times in 100m and twice in the 200m and so far has not been defeated. 

On July 3 at Lausanne DL Gatlin set a 100m world lead of 9.80 seconds and two weeks later in Monaco the 32 year old sprinter set another world leading mark and PB in the 200m of 19.68 seconds.

100m Entries 
 
ATHLETE DATE OF BIRTH NATION PB SB
BAILEY-COLE Kemar
10.01.1992
JAM
9.93
9.96
CARTER Nesta
10.11.1985
JAM
9.78
9.96
COLLINS Kim
05.04.1976
SKN
9.96
9.96
DASAOLU James
05.09.1987
GBR
9.91
10.03
GATLIN Justin
10.02.1982
USA
9.79
9.80
GAY Tyson
09.08.1982
USA
9.69
9.93
POWELL Asafa
23.11.1982
JAM
9.72
9.87
RODGERS Michael
24.04.1985
USA
9.85
9.91
THOMPSON Richard
07.06.1985
TTO
9.82
9.82
 

200m Entries

ATHLETE DATE OF BIRTH NATION PB SB
BAILEY Ryan
13.04.1989
USA
20.10
20.37
EDWARD Alonso
08.12.1989
PAN
19.81
19.84
GATLIN Justin
10.02.1982
USA
19.68
19.68
LEMAITRE Christophe
11.06.1990
FRA
19.80
20.08
MAKWALA Isaac
29.09.1986
BOT
19.96
19.96
MITCHELL Curtis
11.03.1989
USA
19.97
20.13
OGUNODE Femi
15.05.1991
QAT
20.06
20.06
SMELYK Serhiy
19.04.1987
UKR
20.30
20.30
ZALEWSKI Karol
07.08.1993
POL
20.41
20.42
 
 
 
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