LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 9 – Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and world record holder Tobi Amusan of Nigeria are set to clash in the 100m hurdles at the Athletissima meeting in Lausanne on 30 June. The upcoming event promises to be an exciting chapter in their thrilling rivalry, as they vie for supremacy in the women’s 100m hurdles.
Amusan, the reigning Wanda Diamond League champion and world champion, set the world record with 12.12 at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon last year. She later defended her Diamond Trophy, claiming her second Diamond League title in two years.
On the other hand, Camacho-Quinn was the most consistent winner on the Diamond League circuit for the past two seasons, claiming six victories in nine races over the course of the season. She clocked a meeting record of 12.34 in last year’s Athletissima in Lausanne. Read more: McLaughlin-Levrone, Duplantis headline Brussels Diamond League field
However, Amusan delivered her standout performance in the Wanda Diamond League final, setting a meeting record of 12.29 to defend her title and frustrate Camacho-Quinn at the crucial moment.
The two stars will be joined by Switzerland’s Ditaji Kambundji and Finland’s Reetta Hurske. Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh is set to defend her Wanda Diamond League title in the women’s high jump this season, competing against Australia’s Nicola Olyslagers and Belgium’s Nafissatou Thiam.
In the women’s 800m, reigning Wanda Diamond League 800m champion Mary Moraa will face off against 2021 champion Keely Hodgkinson.
The Wanda Diamond League is the premier one-day meeting series in athletics, comprising 14 of the most prestigious events in global track and field. Athletes compete for points at the 13 series meetings in a bid to qualify for the two-day Wanda Diamond League Final in Eugene on 16th-17th September.
In her bid to qualify for this year’s final, Camacho-Quinn already has points on the board, having won the 100m hurdles at the season opener in Doha last Friday.