Oslo, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lady triple jumper Caterine Ibarguen and Cuban pole vaulter Yarisley Silva are the main Latin American stars to compete in the next meet (the 5th) of the Diamond League in the Norwegian capital.
The competition will take place on June 7, at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo, with the participation of another 7 Latin American athletes.
Ibarguen, 2016 Olympic Champion in Rio, will have American Tori Franklin, leader of the current season with a jump of 14.84 meters, as well as Olga Rypakova (Kazahstan) and Olha Saladukha (Ukraine) as main contenders.
Ibarguen leads the pack for the title with eight points after winning the Shanghai meet on May 12.
Cuban Yarisley Silva will also have a tough opposition in the pole vault, an event in which Americans Sandi Morris and Katie Nageotte stand out as candidates for the title, while the rest of the Latin American delegation that will participate in the 5th stop in Oslo, will be Bahamian Donald Thomas in high jump and Jamaican Kimberly Williams in the triple jump.
Trinitarian Khalifa St. Fort and Michelle-Lee Ahye are registered to compete in the 100 flat meters, with Jereem Richards in the 200 meters and Brazilian Thiago Do Rosario Andre will run the 1,600 meters.