Merritt withdraws from Diamond League
Merritt withdraws from Diamond League

IANS

Shanghai, May 15 Olympic gold medallist and world record holder Aries Merritt of the US has withdrawn from the men's 110m hurdles event at Sunday's Diamond League Shanghai meet, the organisers confirmed Thursday.

Despite Merritt's withdrawal, the 110m hurdles event in Shanghai will witness a star-studded field including reigning world champion David Oliver of the US and Cuba's former world record holder Dayron Robles, reports Xinhua.

"US 110m hurdles athlete Aries Merritt can not compete at the 2014 IAAF Diamond League Shanghai meeting due to health issues. Trinidad and Tobago hurdler Thomas will replace him," the organisers said in a release.

The 28-year-old Merritt claimed the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games in 12.92 seconds before setting the new world record of 12.80 sec in the 2012 Diamond League meet in Brussels.

© 2015 IANS India Private Limited. All Rights Reserved.
The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action.

For news, views and gossips, follow @IANSLIVE at Twitter. Find us on Facebook too!

Update: 15-May-2014

Comments: [0]

RELATED NEWS
RELATED TOPICS

SPORTS



Add your comment

Name : *


Email : *


Comments : *

Reload Image
Code:

Comments

VIDEO GALLERY

POLL

3
Should AAP remove Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from the party ? ?

Yes

No

Can't say


Please answer this simple math question

4 + 4 =

WEATHER UPDATE

----WEATHERHOMEFILEPATH

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player