Athletics

Thompson headlines Paris Diamond League

Elaine Thompson (Getty Images)
Elaine Thompson (Getty Images)

Paris - Jamaica's double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson will headline the Paris Diamond League meet on July 1, organisers said Monday.

Renaud Lavillenie, Kevin Mayer, Christophe Lemaitre and Dimitri Bascou, who won medals for France at the Rio Olympics last year, will all be present at Stade Charlety, chosen this year to host the event in place of the Stade de France.

Falling a little more than a month ahead of the August 4-13 World Athletics Championships in London, there will be a run out in the men's 110m hurdles for Jamaica's Olympic champion Omar McLeod while two-time Olympic gold medallist Christian Taylor is set for the triple jump.

Canada's Derek Drouin will take on Qatari rival Mutaz Essa Barshim in the men's high jump, and Ethiopian world champion Genzebe Dibaba will race Kenya's Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon in what promises to be a keenly-fought women's 1500m.

An innovative triathlon will also be held, comprising a 110m hurdles, long jump and javelin.

loading... Live
Barcelona 1
FC Bayern München 4
loading... Live
England 0
Pakistan 223/9 (86 ov)
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
44% - 5988 votes
Cricket
11% - 1491 votes
Football
19% - 2579 votes
Athletics
2% - 314 votes
Boxing
1% - 126 votes
Cycling
2% - 308 votes
Golf
5% - 665 votes
Motorsport
8% - 1113 votes
Tennis
3% - 424 votes
Water sports
1% - 123 votes
American sports
1% - 134 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 398 votes
Vote