Miramar Invitational - Jamaica Dominates Men's 100m at Gyulai Istvan Memorial 2023: Yohan Blake and Ackeem Blake Take the Lead
Yohan Blake

OSLO, Norway — The provisional field for the men’s 100 meters at the Oslo Diamond League, scheduled for Thursday, June 30, has been released by event organizers, and it prominently features two Jamaican sprinting stars, ensuring Caribbean excellence takes center stage.

Leading the Jamaican contingent is Yohan Blake, a veteran sprinter who continues his search for Olympic Games glory. He is joined by the emerging talent Rohan Watson, who has been making significant strides on the international circuit, further highlighting Jamaica’s deep sprinting tradition.

The Jamaicans will face stiff from world stars, including Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs and 2022 world champion Fred Kerley. Both sprinters are renowned for their intense rivalry and exceptional performances, setting the stage for a thrilling showdown in Oslo.

Adding to the excitement is South African Akani Simbine, known for his consistent showings in the Diamond League, and Japan’s Abdul Hakim Sani Brown, a rising star with a penchant for surprising his competitors.

Provisional starting field for 100 meters:

Lamont Marcell Jacobs from Italy.
Olympic champion in 2021. Indoor world champion at 60 meters in 2022. European champion in 2022. European indoor champion at 60 meters in 2021.
Number fifteen in the world ranking.
Personal record: 9.80 which is a European record. Number twelve in the all-time world statistics.

Fred Kerley from the USA.
World champion in 100 meters 2022. Number two in the Olympics 2021. Bronze in 400 meters in the WC 2019.
Number five in the world ranking.
Personal best: 9.76. Number six on the all-time world statistics.
Winner of the Wanda Diamond League in 400 meters in 2018 and 100 meters in 2021.

Akine Simbine from South Africa.
Number seven in the world ranking. Personal best: 9.84. Number nineteen in the all-time world statistics.
Number four in the 2021 Olympics. Number five in 2016. Number four in the WC 2019. Number five in 2017 and 2022.
Won the 100 meters during the Diamond League meet in Shanghai/Suzhou on April 20.

Yohan Blake from Jamaica.
Number eleven in the world ranking.
Personal best: 9.69. Number three in the all-time world statistics.
World champion in 2011. Number two in the 2012 Olympics. Number two in the 200 meters in the Olympics in 2012.
Winner of the Wanda Diamond League in 100 and 200 meters in 2011.

Abdul Hakim Sani Brown from Japan.
Number fourteen in the world ranking.
Personal best: 9.97.
Number six in the WC 2023. Number seven in 2022.

Rohan Watson from Jamaica.
Number twenty one in the world ranking.
Personal best: 9.91.

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