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Athletics: How to watch the New York Grand Prix featuring Sydney McLaughlin, Noah Lyles, Sha’Carri Richardson and others – Olympics

The inaugural USATF New York Grand Prix has lined up the track and field stars to shine this Sunday (12 June).

Olympic champion Sydney McLaughlin headlines a stacked field which includes multiple Olympic and world medallists set to compete at Icahn Stadium, a historic stadium that also hosted the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1936, in New York City.

Interestingly, the women’s 400m hurdles world record holder is not entered in her pet event, instead opting to double up over the sprint distance – the 100m hurdles – and the 400m flat.

The Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist Noah Lyles will go head-to-head with teenage fast-riser Erriyon Knighton in the men’s 200m in a race also set to feature Olympic silver medallist Kenny Bednarek.

And Sha’Carri Richardson continues her build-up to the U.S. World Championships trials as she takes on Gabby Thomas in the women’s 100m.

Find out who else is set to race on Randalls Island in Manhattan, and how to watch them compete, below.

Women’s 100m: Sha’Carri Richardson vs Gabby Thomas

One of the more eagerly-anticipated clashes this Sunday will be that between Richardson and Thomas, the double Olympic medallist from Tokyo 2020, in the women’s 100m.

In her five 100m races this year, Richardson has gotten progressively faster – although her last two, a 10.82 and a 10.73, were both heavily wind-assisted out of record-setting limit.

She is also coming off the back of a strong 10.92 second place at the Diamond League meet in Eugene, Oregon, at the end of May.

Thomas, meanwhile, has been in eight 100m races this year, winning three. She has gone under 11 seconds in three of them, all wind-aided; her only Diamond League 100m race this year ended with a fifth-place finish in Birmingham, Great Britain.

She is also doubling up in New York, running both the 100m and 200m.

Men’s 100m: World champ Coleman in action

Christian Coleman, the reigning world champion, is set to go up against Michael Rodgers in what could be a fast men’s 100m race. That field is also set to feature Jamaican up-and-comer Ackeem Blake, who set a new personal best of 9.92 just last week.

This is due to be Coleman’s second Continental Tour appearance of the season, after he won the Tokyo Golden Grand Prix in 10.09 early last month.

The 2022 world indoor silver medallist over 60m also clocked a 10.04 at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene at the end of May.

Men’s 110m hurdles: Devon Allen to face Grant Holloway

Devon Allen, the two-time Olympian who has signed a National Football League deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, takes on Olympic silver medallist Grant Holloway over the 110m hurdles.

Holloway has only raced the distance once since he finished second in the final in Tokyo, winning the LSU Invitational race in 13.34 seconds in April.

However, he is in fine form already this season, having equalled his own 60m hurdles world record in the semi-finals en route to gold at the World Indoor Championships in March.

Allen, who went to college at Oregon and will be gearing up for a potential swansong to athletics at the World Championships at his college track in July, has a season’s best of 13.11 set at the Penn Relays …….

Source: https://olympics.com/en/news/athletics-watch-new-york-grand-prix-mclaughlin-richardson-lyles

The inaugural USATF New York Grand Prix has lined up the track and field stars to shine this Sunday (12 June).

Olympic champion Sydney McLaughlin headlines a stacked field which includes multiple Olympic and world medallists set to compete at Icahn Stadium, a historic stadium that also hosted the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1936, in New York City.

Interestingly, the women’s 400m hurdles world record holder is not entered in her pet event, instead opting to double up over the sprint distance – the 100m hurdles – and the 400m flat.

The Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist Noah Lyles will go head-to-head with teenage fast-riser Erriyon Knighton in the men’s 200m in a race also s…….

The inaugural USATF New York Grand Prix has lined up the track and field stars to shine this Sunday (12 June).

Olympic champion Sydney McLaughlin headlines a stacked field which includes multiple Olympic and world medallists set to compete at Icahn Stadium, a historic stadium that also hosted the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1936, in New York City.

Interestingly, the women’s 400m hurdles world record holder is not entered in her pet event, instead opting to double up over the sprint distance – the 100m hurdles – and the 400m flat.

The Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist Noah Lyles will go head-to-head with teenage fast-riser Erriyon Knighton in the men’s 200m in a race also s…….

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