Jamaican Warren Weir, winner of the 2013 Diamond League 200m, open his 2014 IAAF Diamond League campaign in Doha on 9 May, organisers announced on Sunday (16).

The men’s 200m field look set to boast the reigning silver and bronze medallists from the World Championships.

Weir, who followed up his bronze medal performance at the London 2012 Olympic Games with a runner-up finish behind his compatriot Usain Bolt in Moscow last year, is expected to face 2013 World Championships bronze medallist Curtis Mitchell of the US.

Illustrating his growing consistency and confidence, the 24-year-old Weir twice clocked a personal best 19.79 in 2013 while Mitchell improved to 19.97 last season.

The field also includes reigning European champion Churandy Martina of the Netherlands and the Jamaican pair of Jason Young and Nickel Ashmeade.


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