Two reigning World champions and a pair of reigning Olympic champions will headline the Osaka Grand Prix on Saturday, the second IAAF World Challenge meeting of 2010.
Leading the field in the women’s 100m will be Jamaica’s two-time Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown. Earlier this year, Campbell-Brown won the World indoor title in the 60m in Doha, and outdoors has run 22.32 in the 200m.
Christian Cantwell and Dan Taylor are the featured athletes in men’s Shot Put. Discus Throw where Olympic champion Stephanie Brown Trafton of the USA will throw against the reigning World champion, Dani Samuels of Australia.
Meanwhile, with Liu Xiang, the 2004 Olympic champion, pulling out of the 110m Hurdles due to injury, his Chinese compatriot Shi Dongpeng is now promoted to the position of favorite.