170 athletes will attend popular meeting

About two dozen medallists from prestigious events and three leaders of world rankings will attend.

l-r: US sprinter Joe Morris, Slovak athlete Ján Volko, US sprinter Arthur Delaneyl-r: US sprinter Joe Morris, Slovak athlete Ján Volko, US sprinter Arthur Delaney (Source: SITA)

Altogether 170 athletes of four continents and 34 countries will attend the 51st year of renewed meeting Pravda – Televízia – Slovnaft (P – T – S) held in Šamorín (Trnava Region) on June 4. Among them will be about two dozen of medallists from prestigious sporting events and three leaders of the world rankings, the TASR newswire reported.

“These are Qatari of Nigerian origin Femi Ogunode (9.91 seconds in 100 metres), Polish hammer thrower Anita Włodarczyk (79.48 metres), and Kenyan Nicholas Kipkoech (1:43.37 minutes in 800 metres),” said Peter Korčok, chair of the organiser, the Slovak Athletic Association (SAZ), as quoted by TASR.

There will also be top Slovak athletes who will compete in 13 individual disciplines and three relays, Korčok added.

The organisers also confirmed that current world champion, race walker Matej Tóth, will be present.

Among other athletes are silver medallist from Beijing 2015, hammer thrower Dilshod Nazarov from Tajikistan, sprint athlete Olesya Povh from Ukraine, Czech javelin thrower Petr Frydrych and US sprinter Diondre Batson.

Also several honorary guests accepted the invitation including world record holders Jarmila Kratochvílová (track and field athlete, world record in 800 metres) and Galina Chistyakova (world record holder in the long jump), and two-time Olympic winner and retired track athlete Alberto Juantorena, TASR wrote.

The entrance to the P – T – S event is free, with competitions starting at 16:05 with men's triple jump. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 17:15, while the competitions will finish with the women's 4x400 metre relay.

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