LIGNANO, Italy Some 150 athletes from 18 countries will compete at the 27th Meeting internazionale di atletica leggera Sport Solidarietà in the seaside resort on Wednesday (13 July).

Special guest is Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as her group as usual has a European base here.

In the 100m, entered Elaine Thompson with Christania Williams and US Jeneba Tarmoh.

For men 100m, US sprinters Quentin Butler and Ronnie Baker are the big names.

Jamaicans Rusheen McDonald and Shericka Jackson headline the respective 400m events.

Women 100m hurdles are having Jamaican champion Megan Simmonds against top Italian Giulia Pennella.

In the 3000m, Australian Collis Birmingham goes up against Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo. Fabrice Lapierre in long jump and Oksana Okuneva in high jump are other top names.



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