There are a couple of high-level international athletics competitions left in August and one of them is the Janusz Kusocinski Memorial, a World Athletics silver level series, which takes place in Chorzow, Poland on Tuesday (25).
The highlight of the meeting will be the men's 800m race featuring local stars Marcin Lewandowski and Adam Kszczot, the World and European championships medalists, and Kenya's Ferguson Cheruiyot, the bronze medalist from 2019 Doha World Championships. In the mix for top positions will be Puerto Rico's Wesley Vazquez and Andres Arroyo, who hold PBs under 1:45 and Great Britain's Jake Wightman who surprisingly broke the 3:30 barrier in the 1500m eleven days ago in Monaco.
The women's 800m with eight runners holding personal best times under 2 minutes is another exciting race to watch. Great Brittains Jemma Reekie with 1:59.52 and Selina Buchel of Switzerland with 1:59.97 hold the fastest season-best times among the entrants. However, if the race goes out fast enough we could see other runners going sub 2 minutes. Only seven women have broken under two minutes this outdoor season.
In the women's 400m we will see American Wadeline Jonathas, who took fourth place at last year's World Championships in a blazing personal best time of 49.60. Jonathas, who was also part of the gold-winning 4x400 USA quartet in Doha, will face top Polish quarter-miler Justyna Świety-Ersetic who encored Polish 4x400m team to a silver medal at World Championships last year.
Spaniard Orlando Ortega, the Olympic games silver and World Championships bronze medalist leads the men's 110m hurdles. Ortega is the World leader with 13.11 seconds from Monaco Diamond League. Hungarian record holder Luca Kozak (12.71) heads a strong women's 100m hurdles field.
In the men's pole vault, reigning World champion Sam Kendricks will try to bounce back after a disappointing competition in Stockholm Diamond League on Sunday where he cleared 5.53m.
A solid men's javelin field will be led by Johannes Vetter, the 2017 World champion from Germany, who holds the farthest throw this year in the world with 91.49m. Vetter will be challenged by Poland's Marcin Krukowski, the Doha World championships finalist, who holds a very strong season's best mark of 87.07m.
Kamila Licwinko the former World indoor champion will contest in women's high jump.
Men's shot put featuring David Storl (GER), Konrad Bukowiecki (POL), Michał Karatyk and Croatia's Filip Mihaljevich is another event worth to follow. Michael Rodgers (USA) is in the men's 100m field.
The event will be streamed live via TVP Sports. For more detailed live stream info, results, and start lists see page here.
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