Parchment, Williams eyeing hurdles sweep in Eugene Diamond League

Stevian Francis

9 months ago

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Hansle Parchment and Danielle Williams will be seeking to deliver a Jamaican sweep in the sprint hurdles when they line up in their respective events at the Eugene Diamond League.

Both hurdlers have shown supreme form over the last month, which has yielded impressive results, including World Championship medals in Budapest in August.

Men’s 110-metre hurdles Olympic champion Parchment, who just missed adding another world title to his name following a scintillating silver medal in Hungary, will seek to turn the tables on gold medalist Grant Halloway when they take their blocks.

Parchment, who finished just shy of his personal record (12.94s) after producing a scorching 12.96s season’s best at the Xiamen earlier this month, could be pulled into a new best given the super fast Eugene track in addition to the competition.

Fireworks are also expected in the women’s event as World Champion Williams headlines a stacked field in the 100-metre hurdles on Saturday.

Williams, who followed up her gold in Budapest with commanding wins in Zurich and Berlin, will be seeking to extend her streak with another championship win in Eugene.

The Jamaican will face a strong line-up that includes compatriot Megan Tapper, Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Cuba, and Nigeria’s world record holder, Tobi Amusan.

The country is also expected to secure podium places in the longer distance, with the in-form Jamaican duo of Rushell Clayton and Janieve Russell taking the track in the women’s 400-metre hurdles final.