The World Athletics Continental Tour Silver meeting will take place on Saturday 22 July at Vallehermoso Stadium

20 July 2023 – Madrid will level-up the game at the World Athletics Continental Tour Silver meeting on Saturday 22 July with a stellar line-up which has won 33 global (13 Olympic, 20 World) and 28 European medals.

Two-time Olympic and five-time world 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will lead a world-class 15-event field at Vallehermoso Stadium, where the crowd will cheer for the Spanish heroes – the Olympic triple jump bronze medalist Ana Peleteiro and the European indoor 800m champion Adrián Ben.

The competition will start at 20:30h and will be streamed live in Spain on RTVE Play. Main results can be followed at @AthleticsTourES Twitter account with the hashtag #MeetingMadrid.

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With a personal best of 10.60 – the third fastest ever –, eight Olympic and 14 world medals, Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will be the woman to beat in the 100m. Fellow countrywoman Shashalee Forbes (10.96) and 4x100m bronze world medalist Dezerea Bryant (10.99) of the United States will try to beat the sprinting legend.

Olympic 4x400m champion and 2021 Diamond League 400m winner Michael Cherry (44.03) of the USA will lead a quarter-mile field which also includes Belgium’s relay team legends Jonathan (44.43) and Dylan Borlée (45.18), European indoor 2021 champion Óscar Husillos (44.73) of Spain and youngsters Ashraf Hussen (45.01) of Qatar and Yuki Joseph Nakajima (45.15) of Japan.

In the women’s 100m hurdles, Olympic bronze medalist Megan Tapper (12.44) of Jamaica will clash American Tonea Marshall (12.44), with Netherland’s Maayke Tjin-A-Lim (12.66), Finland’s Reeta Hurske (12.70) and France’s Cyréna Samba-Mayela (12.73) as outsider contenders for the win.

European 110m hurdles leader Wilhem Belocian (13.07) of France and European 60m champion Jason Joseph (13.10) of Switzerland will command a strong field which also includes Jamaican duo formed by Mason Tyler (13.12) and Orlando Bennett (13.18), Great Britain’s world finalist Joshua Zeller (13.19) and Spanish standout Quique Llopis (13.30).

Olympic finalist Anna Cockrell (53.70) of the USA will star the women’s 400m hurdles line-up, as South African Luxolo Adams (19.82) will the men’s 200m one.

Middle distance races will see the European indoor champion Adrián Ben (1:44.18) against five 1:43 men in the 800m, with Spanish trio formed by Lorea Ibarzabal (2:00.17), Lorena Martín (2:00.48) and European U23 champion Daniela García (2:00.58) targeting to break the 2-minute-barrier in the women’s side.

European 1500m bronze medalist Sofia Ennaoui (3:59.70) of Poland will clash world U20 champion Brenda Chebet (4:01.25) of Kenya, European indoor 2021 champion Elise Vanderelst of Belgium and Spain’s Águeda Marqués (4:03.78).

The women’s high jump will include some of most talented athletes in Europe, such as Estonia’s world U20 champion and world U18 record holder Karmen Bruus (1.96m), and Belgian Merel Maes (1.93m). In the men’s pole vault, the European indoor runner-up Emmanouil Karalis (5.86m) of Greece will test his fitness against European indoor 2021 silver medalist Valentin Lavillenie (5.85m) of France, Italian Claudio Stecchi (5.82m) and American World Championship 2019 finalist Cole Walsh (5.83m).

Olympic bronze medalist and Spanish record holder Ana Peleteiro (14.87m) will get all the sights over her in the women’s triple jump. To get the win, the European indoor 2019 champion will have to beat three-time world indoor medalist Kimberly Williams (14.69m) of Jamaica, European silver medalist Kristiina Makela (14.64m) of Finland and fellow Spaniard European U23 champion María Vicente (14.21m).

In the men’s javelin throw, a seven 80-meter-men field which includes Latvia’s Gatis Cakss (87.57m) will promise a wide-open competition. Something similar should happen in the men’s shot put, with Poland’s Konrad Bukowiecki (22.25m) and United States’ Roger Steen (22.08m) as the two only athletes with personal bests over 22 meter but a bunch of rivals close to that barrier.

The women’s hammer throw contest will include the reigning European champion Bianca Ghelber (74.18m) of Romania, who opens-up her summer campaign in Madrid, but also the Olympic bronze medalist Malwina Kopron (76.85m) of Poland, and French World Championship bronze medalist Alexandra Tavernier (75.38m).