Olympic medalists Felix, Perkovic and Kolak confirmed for Zagreb

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-20 11:02:47|Editor: ZD
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GENEVA, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Organizers of the Hanzekovic Memorial confirmed that Olympic gold medallists Allyson Felix, Sandra Perkovic and Sara Kolak will compete at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Zagreb on September 3.

Felix returned to action last month following the birth of her first child. The nine-time Olympic gold medallist, who holds the Hanzekovic Memorial 200m meeting record, will contest the 400m this year.

All three medalists from the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London will be reunited in Zagreb as bronze medalist Felix will take on world champion Phyllis Francis and silver medalist Salwa Eid Naser.

Two star Croatian athletes will also meet in Zagreb, as Olympic champions Sandra Perkovic and Sara Kolak will participate in the discus and javelin respectively.

"I want to break the meeting record," said Perkovic, whose 2017 record of 70.83m still stands. "The current record was set on the old circle, but now a new one has been laid."

Similarly, Kolak is looking to break the 65.20m javelin record, set by 2004 Olympic champion Osleidys Menendez.