Olympic Games 400m champion Steven Gardiner wins big in Doha 2019, wins at Blazer Invitational
DOHA, QATAR - OCTOBER 04: Steven Gardiner of the Bahamas celebrates winning gold after the Men's 400 metres final during day eight of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on October 04, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF)

MIRAMAR (USA): The Miramar Invitational (WACT Silver) this Saturday (8 April) will see Olympic gold medalist Steven Gardiner switch from the 200m to the 400m event. Gardiner’s move comes as a surprise to many, but it will be interesting to see how he performs in the race.

Meanwhile, Jamaica’s world 100m finalist, Oblique Seville, is set to open his international season at the same event. Seville has only competed in Jamaica so far this season and is eager to run faster than his personal best of 9.86 seconds.

Seville will headline heat 1 in Miramar with Ronnie Baker and Jerome Blake, while Aaron Brown and Ackeem Blake will feature in heat two. Heat three will see Kyree King and Emmanuel Matadi in action. ALSO READ: Jamaican Sprinter Oblique Seville Leads Strong Jamaican Contingent at Miramar Invitational

In other events, Jamaican Danniel Thomas-Dodd is the favorite to win the women’s shot put, while former world champion Tajay Gayle will compete in the men’s long jump. Akela Jones from Barbados, Nigerian Ruth Osoro, Taliyah Brooks, and Jamaican Chanice Porter are among the top contenders in the women’s long jump.

ALSO READ: Shericka Jackson to Compete in Women’s 400m at Miramar Invitational

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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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