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Preview: Star-studded Team USATF ready for Doha

9/26/2019
 

INDIANAPOLIS -- Eight reigning World champions, seven reigning Olympic individual champions and 10 current world leaders top the bill on a 141-athlete strong Team USATF roster for the 17th IAAF World Championships Sept. 27-Oct. 6 at Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar. This is the latest World Championships since the meet was created in 1983, and the latest global championship since the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney Australia.

 

Included in the roster are 55 Olympians with 44 medals between them, as well as 78 previous World Championships team members with a total of 65 medals.


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Returning to defend the World titles they won at London in 2017 will be Justin Gatlin (Clermont, Florida) in the men's 100m, Sam Kendricks (Oxford, Mississippi) in the men's pole vault, Christian Taylor (Jacksonville, Florida) in the men's triple jump, Tori Bowie (San Diego, California) in the women's 100m, Phyllis Francis (New York City, New York) in the women's 400m, Emma Coburn (Boulder, Colorado) in the women's 3,000m steeplechase, Brittney Reese (Chula Vista, California) in the women's long jump and Kori Carter (Pflugerville, Texas) in the women's 400m hurdles.

 

Gold medalists from the Rio Olympics in 2016 are Taylor in the men's triple jump, Matthew Centrowitz (Beaverton, Oregon) in the men's 1,500m, Jeff Henderson (San Diego, California) in the men's long jump, Ryan Crouser (Chula Vista, California) in the men's shot put, Brianna McNeal (Winnetka, California) in the women's 100m hurdles, Dalilah Muhammad (Northridge, California) in the women's 400m hurdles and Michelle Carter (Grand Prairie, Texas) in the women's shot put.

 

Team USATF's youth movement is headlined by world-leading Christian Coleman (Atlanta, Georgia) in the men's 100m, Noah Lyles (Clermont, Florida) in the men's 200m, Michael Norman (Los Angeles, California) in the men's 400m and Grant Holloway (Gainesville, Florida) in the men's 110m hurdles. Other athletes who have the top marks in the world in 2019 are Kendricks in the men's pole vault, Crouser in the men's shot put, Will Claye (San Diego, California) in the men's triple jump, Muhammad in the women's 400m hurdles, Jenn Suhr (Churchville, New York) in the women's pole vault and DeAnna Price (Saint Charles, Missouri) in the women's hammer.

 

Lyles, Norman, Kendricks and Taylor also won Diamond League titles this year, along with Donavan Brazier (Portland, Oregon) in the men's 800m, Ajee' Wilson (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) in the women's 800m and Sydney McLaughlin (Los Angeles, California) in the women's 400m hurdles.

 

The most decorated athlete in World Championships history, Allyson Felix (Troy, Michigan), will likely see relay duty for Team USATF's women and will be looking to add to her record tally of 16 medals, 11 of them gold, in eight appearances. Felix, who will also break the record for most appearances by a U.S. athlete with her ninth if she sees action in Doha, gave birth to her first child in November 2018.

 

 




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