Grant Holloway the World 110m hurdles champion is reported to be ready to participate in the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, on 19 August at the Gyulai Memorial.
Holloway who capped a phenomenal international breakout campaign late last season with his surprise victory in Doha is expected to take on Pascal Martinot-Lagarde. Both are expected to face-off at the Herculis Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco next Friday (14) before moving on to Hungary.
Holloway clocked 13.16s at this meeting last year in what was his professional debut.
The men’s 200m is also taking shape, with Kenny Bednarek of the US, who exploded onto the scene last year with a 19.82 clocking and Elijah Hall, the US indoor record holder at 20.02, taking the line. Akani Simbine, the African 100m champion with a 19.95 half lap best, is also among the starters.
Elsewhere, reigning European champion Wojciech Nowicki of Poland has joined previously announced Pawel Fajdek, a four-time world champion in the event, and Hungary’s Bence Halász in the men’s hammer throw.
Joanna Fiodorow of Poland, the silver medallist at last year’s World Championships, and Alexandra Tavernier of France, the 2018 European silver medallist, lead the field in the women’s hammer.