STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sanya Richards-Ross and 10 other newly crowned Olympic champions will try to go for diamonds on Friday at the DN Galan track meet.
The Diamond League event in Stockholm is the first major track meet since the London Games. The American 400-meter champion is among 11 gold medalists who will compete at Olympic Stadium — where the 1912 games here held.
Felix Sanchez, the 400-meter hurdles champion, is also in the field, along with 1,500-meter winner Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria. Makhloufi will be running the 800.
Any athlete who breaks a stadium record will be given a one-carat diamond.
Richards-Ross told reporters Thursday that she feels in great shape and that "I need to get that diamond."