The 2017 Guadeloupe International Meeting, set for Wednesday 17 May, has assembled some good match-ups across various disciplines.

The women’s 100m hurdles, which includes Jamaican Nickiesha Wilson, may be the hottest on the card. Dawn Harper-Nelson, the 2008 Olympic Games champion, Nia Ali, who was second in Rio last year, Jasmin Stowers and Sharika Nelvis, are the hot favorites for this obstacle event.

Women’s 100m hurdles
Chrystie Lange (FRA)
Nickiesha Wilson (JAM)
Dawn Harper-Nelson (USA)
Nia Ali (USA)
Jasmin Stowers (USA)
Sharika Nelvis (USA)
Janay Deloach (USA)
Alex Perry (USA)

Antoher top clash is expected in the women’s 400m hurdles, which could go anyway. Jamaicans Ristananna Tracey and Leah Nugent are Rio Olympic finlaists. They along with fellow Jamaican Nikita Tracey and Yanique Haye-Smith will take on American favorites Kori Carter and Cassandra Tate.

Women’s 400m hurdles
Ristananna Tracey (JAM)
Leah Nugent (JAM)
Kori Carter (USA)
Cassandra Tate (USA)
Jaide Stepter (USA)
Yanique Haye-Smith
Nikita Tracey (JAM)

The men’s 400m, which will have Trinidad and Tobago’s Lalonde Gordon, Americans LaShawn Merritt, the Rio bronze medallist, and Vernon Norwood, one of five men to go sub-45 this season, will also be hot.

Men’s 400m
Liemarvin Bonevacia (NED)
Lalonde Gordon (TTO)
LaShawn Merritt (USA)
Kyle Clemons (USA)
Vernon Norwood (USA)
Yoandys Lescay (CUB)
Paul Dedewo (USA)

Jamaican Nesta Carter and Bahamian Warren Fraser will lead the Caribbean fortunes against Canadian and Rio Olympic medallist Andre De Grasse and American Mike Rodgers.

Men’s 100m
Nesta Carter (JAM)
Bryce Robinson (USA)
Roberto Skyers (CUB)
Andre De Grasse (CAN)
Mike Rodgers (USA)
Wilfried Koffi (CIV)
Akeem Haynes (CAN)
Warren Fraser (BAH

The women’s 100m will have Jamaicans Schillonie Calvert and Jura Levy, along with rising Trinidad and Tobago star Khalifa St Fort, as well as Americans Jenna Prandini, Candyce MGrone and Dezerea Bryant.

Women’s 100m
Dezerea Bryan (USA)
Schillonie Calvert (JAM)
Shalonda Solmon (USA)
Jenna Prandini (USA)
Jura Levy (JAM)
Candyce McGrone (USA)
Khalifa St Fort (TTO)
Rosangela Santos (BRA)

Jamaicans Simone Facey and Samantha Henry-Robinson, Bahamians Anthonique Strachan and Tynia Gaither, along with Kai Selvon of Trinidad and Tobago will face-off with American Jenna Prandini in the women’s 200m.

 Women’s 200m:
Samantha Henry-Robinson (JAM)
Anthonique Strachan (BAH)
Kai Selvon (TTO)
Jenna Prandini (USA)
Ella Nelson (AUS)
Tynia Gaither (BAH)
Simone Facey (JAM)
Ashley Kelly (BVI)

In the field, O’Dayne Richards is on a high from last weekend’s 21-point performance in Kingston and is expected to do well here in the men’s shot put.

Men’s shot put
David Pless (USA)
Francisco Belo (GRE)
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi (USA)
Nicholas Scarvelis (GRE)
Kemal Mesic (BIH)
O’dayne Richards (JAM)
Ryan Crouser (USA)

Women’s Triple Jump
Maeva Phesor (FRA)
Tori Franklin (USA)
Anna Peleteiro (ESP)
Nadia Eke (GHA)
Tamara Myers (BAH)
Liadagmis Povea (CUB)
Kimberly Williams (JAM)
Shanieka Ricketts (JAM)
Yulimar Rojas (VEN)

Men’s triple jump
Leevan Sands (BAH)
Donald Scott (USA)
Nelson Evora (POR)
Lazaro Martinez (CUB)
Chris Benard (USA)
Will Claye (USA)

Men’s 100m B
Shavez Hart (BAH)
Sean Stuart (BAH)
Oshane Bailey (JAM)
Dentarius Locke (USA)

Women’s long jump
Kylie Price (USA)
Bianca Stuart (BAH)
Jessica Dos Reis (BRA)
Anna Lunyova (UKR)
Christabel Nettey (CAN)
Lorraine Ugen (GBR)
Brittney Reese (USA

Women’s high jump
Yorgelis Rodriquez (CUB)
Brigetta Barrett (USA)
Kimberly Williamson (JAM)
Pricilla Frederick (ANT)
Elizabeth Patterson (USA)
Inika McPherson (USA)
Alyxandria Treasure (CAN)
Lavern Spencer (LCA)
Chaunte Lowe (USA)

Women’s triple jump
Maeva Phesor (FRA)
Tori Franklin (USA)
Anna Peleteiro (ESP)
Nadia Eke (GHA)
Tamara Myers (BAH)
Liadagmis Povea (CUB)
Kimberly Williams (JAM)
Shanieka Ricketts (JAM)
Yulimar Rojas (VEN)

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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