Saturday 17 August, 2019

Omar McLeod and Sergey Shubenkov renew rivalry in Rabat on Sunday

Omar McLeod wins the 110m hurdles at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai.

Omar McLeod wins the 110m hurdles at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai.

World and Olympic 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod of Jamaica and IAAF Diamond League champion Sergey Shubenkov of Russia will meet in another potentially monumental contest at the Diamond League meeting in Rabat on Sunday.

Shubenkov earned silver behind McLeod at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 but won the Diamond Trophy in both 2017 and 2018. Their career head-to-head record currently stands at 7-5 in favour of the Jamaican, who was the winner in Shanghai as Shubenkov finished third.

David Oliver’s meeting record of 13.12 looks distinctly insecure.

Jamaica's Fedrick Dacres, the national discus throw record holder will also be in action on the day.

Dacres, the Diamond League champion, will take on Daniel Stahl, who leads the 2019 list with the effort of 70.56m he produced to win his home Diamond League meeting in Sweden and  Lithuania’s world and European champion Andrius Gudzius.

Dacres has reached 68.96m this season.

 

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